Castleford Academy

Remote Education January 2021

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Remote Education for pupils isolating when the Academy is open

Where pupils are isolating when school is open, remote learning can be accessed by going to the curriculum tab on the Academy website, choosing the corresponding year group and half term option from the drop-down menu and then subject they need to complete work for. When isolating, pupils should try and follow their normal school timetable where possible, completing tasks throughout the day and sending work to their teachers through Show my Homework or via email.

Remote Education January 2021

Following government and DfE guidance to close schools in January 2021, online/remote learning has become the main avenue to continue teaching and learning for the coming months. Subject content is created to support academic and pastoral study, in line with our curriculum, and to keep pupils connected and engaged in their learning. Online learning materials include quizzes and recall activities that activate and test prior learning and knowledge in addition to online materials and activities that introduce new information.

At Castleford Academy, we are using a blend of both live and pre recorded video lessons for remote learning. All online/remote learning activities will need to be accessed through the Show My Homework platform. These resources and platforms have been specifically chosen to allow access to resources at any time, as we are aware that pupils may have to share electronic devices with others siblings or parents working from home throughout the day. 

We would expect pupils to complete all of the work set on Show My Homework so they can continue to develop and consolidate their knowledge and skills whilst at home. Pupils must also send any work that needs to be marked and fed back upon to their teacher to ensure understanding and inform future teaching.

Over the period of live lessons, Castleford Academy lesson timings will run as follows:

P210.05am- 10.55am

Guidance on how to install TEAMS and access live lessons.

Show My Homework Links

Link to Show My Homework Academy Calendar (Use filter at the top to find year group / subject / teacher).

Link to Show My Homework login page (For pupils, please use your Castleford Academy username and password to sign in, or click the Office 365 button to sign in with your email address)

Link to Show My Homework FAQ’s

Guidance on how to use SMHW & access pre-recorded video lessons

Link to SMHW

Link to Screencastify

What if I do not have a device or data to access SMHW?

If you require any support with devices or accessing the internet, please contact

Additional Documentation

How to find out quizzes passed and word count on Accelerated Reader.