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Student Area - Home Learning 2020

Welcome to the Home Learning Page. You will find lots of us useful links here and guidance to what your Year Group should be working on each day.

If you have difficulty accessing the websites or your outlook email address please contact the school on 0161 789 5339 or via enquiries@salfordcity-academy.org 

Knowledge Organisers

To help you with your learning whilst out of school, your teachers have put together knowledge organisers for all of your subjects, containing all of the key information  you need for each subject.  To get to the knowledge organisers, just click on the link below.  They are arranged by subject and year group, to make it easier for you to find what you need.  You will need your regular school log-in access them.


To help you use them, click on the following link.  It contains the videos you saw in assembly, with some handy strategies for using the knowledge organisers.  


Phase 2 Home Learning Notices


Setting of Work

At the moment your work is set as per the table below. We have tried to keep things straightforward so that it is easy to understand what to do.

After Easter this will change slightly so that:

- Students in all year groups will be able to hand in work. We will provide details of how to do this over Easter.

- There will be a reading activity using ‘The Day’ every week

We will provide some more information about this soon.

Your teachers will continue to set the work on ClassCharts and they will provide ppts, information sheets and links to useful websites and clips





When will my work be set?

- Once a week

- On a Monday

- By all your subjects

Once  a week








Option subjects


Ebacc subjects

When and how is my work handed in?

- Your exercise book will be handed in and marked when you return to school

- After Easter: Every week using Microsoft TEAMS

- The same day the following week

- After Easter: Using Microsoft TEAMS

How will I get feedback?

- Your exercise book will be handed in and marked when you return to school

- When you start using Microsoft TEAMS you will receive feedback (See Y10 coumn)

- WCF from your teacher

- Answers provided for you to self -mark

- Marking: marking and emailing back by your teacher

What activities will I be doing?

- Reading over topics

- Answering questions about the topic

- Improving your work by using teacher feedback

- Reading over topics

- Answering questions

- Completing past papers

- Improving work by using teacher feedback

How long will it take?

- 1 hr per wk per subject

- 2 hrs per wk per subject


Student Notices

10.07.20 - Student Newsletter 10th Juy 2020.Click Here

03.07.20 - Student Newsletter 03rd July 2020. Click Here

26.06.20 - Student Newsletter 26th June 2020. Click Here

19.06.20 - Student Newsletter 19th June 2020. Click Here

12.06.20 - Student Newsletter 12th June 2020. Click Here

05.06.20 - Student Newsletter 05th June 2020. Click Here

22.05.20 - Student Newsletter 22nd May 2020. Click Here

15.05.20 - Student Newsletter 15th May 2020. Click Here

15.05.20 - Microsoft Teams - Distance Learning Acceptable Use Policy. Click Here

07.05.20 - Student Newsletter. Click Here

07.05.20 - Stduents: Aspire at Home presentation. Click Here

01.05.20 - Student Newsletter. Click Here

30.04.20 - Students: How to set up and use Microsoft TEAMS. Click Here

30.04.20 - Students: How to organise your work. Click Here

30.04.20 - Students: Through the Key Hole challenge. Click Here

27.04.20 - Student: Weekly Assembly - Mrs Eaton. Click Here


Other Resources

Useful Links for Home Learning

Hegarty Maths www.hegartymaths.com 

Educake www.educake.co.uk


For KS4

Kerboodle www.kerboodle.com

We teach MFL https://weteachmflacademy.com/ 


Here's what various celebrities are offering you for free daily to help with your education while schools are closed: 👏

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

Non-daily events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule


Help children find free E-books/E-audiobooks for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Children/young people can read free e-books/e-audiobooks with Salford Community Libraries. With help from parents/carers, children can use the BorrowBox app to read E-books or E-audiobooks as part of their Silly Summer Reading Challenge 2020.

There’s enough to keep young people in KS3/4/5 reading through the summer holidays too. If they are not a library member, children can ask parents/carers to help them join online.

NB: Children under 16 need permission from parents/carers and must provide parent/carer e-mail address.



For all the pupils who have asked in the Library about writing your own book please see link below for tips and advice.


If you are writing a story or thinking of writing one I would love to read it, so do bring it in when we are back in September!

Happy writing from Mrs Wilkinson.


More Home Learning Resources from organisations that promote a love of reading

National Literacy Trust Family Zone: Home-learning ideas for EY/KS1/KS2+11/12 yr-olds and parents/carers

National Literacy Trust: Zone In: Boredom-busting ideas and challenges for KS3/KS4 students aged 13+

The Poetry Society: Poetry database, home learning ideas and poetry competitions for KS1-KS5 and adults

The Reading Agency: Home-learning resources from a range of Reading Agency programmes

Scottish Book Trust: Home-learning hub with links to a range of activities for EY/6-11 yr-olds and teens aged 12+

Home Learning Resources from Publishers

Walker Books: Stay home with the Walker Bear Playlist: This YouTube playlist is the place to find full readings of Walker Books to support home-learning activities for EY/KS1/KS2. Recent additions include Marcia Williams re-telling “Romeo and Juliet” from Tales From Shakespeare and Jarvis reading his picture book “Follow me, Flo”

This menu of other Walker Bear Playlists has a wide range of book-related videos with some for KS3/KS4 readers.

The Stay Home with the Walker Bear website has more useful activity sheets and teachers’ notes for EY/KS1/KS2

02.06.20 - Countdown to Empathy Day

Empathy Day is on 9th June this year and the countdown has started with online activities for children of all ages. Families can join in daily activities in the run-up to Empathy Day by downloading the Read for Empathy: Family Activities Pack and there’s an exciting programme of online events on Tues 9th June. On the Empathy Read Aloud you can watch authors sharing books from Empathy Lab’s collections of books for primary/secondary schools. The Empathy Shorts collection of short stories by 8 well-known authors has an empathy-boosting story suitable for every child to read for themselves on Empathy Day. Popular children’s artists will post new pictures every day on the 2020 #Read for Empathy Illustrators’ Gallery and keen readers can follow the 2020 #ReadforEmpathy Blog Tour between 1st June and 9th June.


Well-known authors and illustrators help pupils understand coronavirus

Publishers and well-known authors/illustrators have created a range of e-books to download and share with children. Nosy Crow has published “Coronavirus. A book for Children” by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson and Nia Roberts. Professor Graham Medley, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine worked as a Consultant on the book. The illustrations have been provided by well-known illustrator Axel Scheffler. The e-book is suitable for primary age children and can be downloaded from the Nosy Crow blog or from Axel Scheffler’s website

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have worked together on some cartoons for children in EY/KS1, featuring well-known characters from their books, updated with new rhymes, to encourage the youngest readers to stay home, wash their hands and practice social distancing. You can see the cartoons on The Guardian website. Colouring pages of more Axel Scheffler’s illustrations, can be found here.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, creators of the “Princess in Black” series of books have created The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus , an accessible comic book for younger readers which gives tips on how to fight the coronavirus, explains why washing hands is important and outlines why staying home and keeping your distance is essential.

Sally Nicholls, Viviane Schwarz and Andersen Press have produced: Staying Home, a free e-book for EY/KS1 about a family of raccoons and how they spend a day in “lockdown”. Download it from the Andersen Press.


A note from Mrs Wilkinson.

I am aware quite a few of our pupils buy and read their own books at home but are not sure if they are Accelerated Reader books, so here is a list of books that I know most of you have spoken with me about that you are reading at home.

The books listed below are Accelerated Reader books and you will be able to test on them. Please do not test on any book you haven’t read till the end as this will effect your word count if you don’t get it correct.

Please remember if the book has 5 questions you need 3 or more for a pass.

                                                           10 questions you need 6 or more for a pass.

                                                           20 questions you need 14 or more as a pass.


Any David Walliams Book

Any Jacqueline Wilson Book

Any Tom Palmer Book

Tom Gates Series

Alex Rider Series

Harry Potter Series

Princess Diaries Series

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

Cat in the Hat Series

Barry Loser Series

Noughts and Crosses Series

Mystery Mob Series

Michael Morpurgo Books

Eoin Colfer Books

Dark Materials Trilogy (most books by Philip Pullman)

The Hunger Games Trilogy


Book Titles.

Goodnight Mister Tom

Black Beauty


Little Women


Most books can be tested from the following authors

Rick Riordan

Brian Jacque

J.R.R. Tolkin

Erin Hunter


Pupils can also check book titles and levels out at https://wmsd44.org

Obert Louis Stevenson

Older pupils year 9 can test on certain Stephen King books and Dan Brown books.

If a pupil does have any problems with logging on to test on their book they may email for their password and username.


Did you know you can continue to read from home? Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Hawley have pulled together a host of free websites you can access e-books from. You can also carry on with Accelerated Reader and take quizzes online. Click here to find out more.

National Literacy Trust to help parents with all ages of children while schools are closed.


The link below is for pupils to enter Competitions to win a selection of prizes form authors and artists. Parents can also log on to Book Trust and find many activities for younger children and Secondary children.


The link below is showing - New book title for children from April – July 2020




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