Subject resources during Covid-19 closure

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3 April 2020

Keep up-to-date with newspapers and magazines on Press Reader which is in The Digital Library on the Live Life Aberdeenshire website. You are part of Aberdeenshire Library and Information Service. You will need the first 14 digits of the top number on your Young Scot card and you PIN which is usually your birthday eg 20 April is 2004.

https://www.livelifeaberdeenshire.org.uk/libraries/digital-landing-page

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3 April 2020

From TA’s library –
“Hope you all enjoy your holidays! Remember you can download e-books or audio books from the Live Life Aberdeenshire website for holiday reading. Go to The Digital Library and choose your book. You are part of Aberdeenshire Library and Information Service. You need the first 14 digits of your Young Scot card number (the first number on your card) and your PIN number should be your birthday eg 20 April is 2004. E-mail Mrs Bain or Mrs Slater if you can’t get in and we can change your PIN.”

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3 April 2020

Update from SQA

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/020420-SQA-NQ2020-Parent-Carer-covid-19-FAQ.pdf

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2 April 2020

Good afternoon Parents and Pupils,
English Resources
The National Literacy Trust (Family Zone) has some excellent additional resources for pupils: primary and secondary up to the age of 12.
Take care,
Mrs Sievewright.
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1 April 2020

**Calling all #Nat5Maths Pupils** Develop your skills this month with our April Calendar. Download the calendar and view the answers here; http://cdmasterworks.co.uk/national-qualifications #abitofmathseveryday #littleandoften 🥉🥈🥇📅

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1 April 2020

**Calling all #HigherMaths Pupils** Develop your skills this month with our April Calendar. Download the calendar and view the answers here; http://cdmasterworks.co.uk/national-qualifications #abitofmathseveryday #littleandoften 🥉🥈🥇📅

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1 April 2020

**CALLING ALL BGE Pupils** Take the ultimate test this month with our CfE 4th Level Numeracy/Maths April Calendar! Download calendar & view answers here; http://cdmasterworks.co.uk/e-s-o-s #abitofmathseveryday #littleandoften 🥉🥈🥇📅

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1 April 2020

**CALLING ALL BGE Pupils** Do you want to consolidate your CfE 3rd Level Numeracy/Maths skills this month? If so, try our April Calendar! Download calendar & view answers here; http://cdmasterworks.co.uk/e-s-o-s #abitofmathseveryday #littleandoften 🥉🥈🥇📅

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1 April 2020

**CALLING ALL BGE Pupils** Do you want to consolidate your CfE 2nd Level Numeracy/Maths skills this month? If so, try our April Calendar! Download calendar & view answers here; http://cdmasterworks.co.uk/e-s-o-s #abitofmathseveryday #littleandoften 🥉🥈🥇📅

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1 April 2020

**CALLING ALL BGE Pupils** Do you want to consolidate your CfE 1st Level Numeracy/Maths skills this month? If so, try our April Calendar! Download calendar & view answers here; http://cdmasterworks.co.uk/e-s-o-s #abitofmathseveryday #littleandoften 🥉🥈🥇📅

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1 April 2020

Helpful links –
· For Resilience planning information – https://www.readyscotland.org/
· For young people – https://young.scot/
· For older people – https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/
· For information on charities and third sector – https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus
· For non-domestic rates business support – https://www.mygov.scot/non-domestic-rates-coronavirus/
· For Scottish Government information – https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
· For NHS Scotland information – https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

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31 March 2020

R Stoker the school Careers Adviser is available to support pupils during school hours on rebecca.stoker@sds.co.uk and 07786 688829.

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31 March 2020

Reach out for help and support.
Today a new coronavirus phone line and website goes live, one single point of information and help for people anywhere Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. The #GrampianAssistanceHub is there to provide advice for anyone, no matter where they live or what they need. Head to the website www.GCAH.org.uk or call 0808 196 3384 (8am-8pm 7 days).
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31 March 2020

This document has been updated –

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31 March 2020

EPS Telephone Support Service

A phone service for parents/carers or professionals who would like to talk through any education or wellbeing concerns about a child or young person is being offered.

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30 March 2020

Problems accessing files in Teams?
Obviously the number of people using Teams for education and works has seen a huge increase globally over the past few weeks. This has meant that the system is often throwing up errors and glitches. A particular issue has been accessing and downloading files, Miss Harrison made a short video of a workaround which will enable you to access files via SharePoint, please watch video for instructions

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30 March 2020

Letter regarding free school meals.

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30 March 2020

Please be aware that RMPS has their own Twitter account with additional information posted on there, feel free to follow RMPS@TurriffRMPS
I would like to remind all pupils that there are RMPS materials for every year group on Teams and GLOW and that S3 Nat 4 should be doing their Origins RPQ assessment this week and sharing it with, or sending it to, my GLOW email.

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30 March 2020

Good morning Everyone.  I hope you had a relaxing weekend. Back to work now but just one more week to the holidays.

S1 pupils remember to keep reading your Accelerated Reader books and taking lots of quizzes (our librarians will help you download ebooks – see their Tile). We look forward to reading your Homework diaries too when we return to school. All additional work has been generated by Ms Allen and is on the English Tile.

S2 please continue with your KAL factfiles. Those with Accelerated Reader access should continue to read as much as possible. Ms Gavin has a great powerpoint to help you with creating those mindmaps.

S3 please continue with your newspaper articles homework, Animal Farm tasks and other work provided by Mrs Wilson on the English Tile.

S4/5/6 materials have been produced by Mr Sexton and Mr Grant and some in particular will help with your new courses next year – particularly your folios. Remember that Scholar has some great advice too for folio production.

Take care, Mrs Sievewright.

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27 March 2020

Parental Update – Ms Menzies

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27 March 2020

This talk was given at a TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Stacey Schuerman leads us through an exercise designed to reset, renew, and rejuvenate our energy. Join her as she teaches us about breathing and calming
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFcQpNr_KA4

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27 March 2020

For senior pupils missing their Yoga fix in PE each week, Miss Smith is going to share videos regularly that you can do at home.  All you need is comfortable clothing, and a mat or towel.  You can even get other members of your household to join in so that everyone feels the benefit and schedules a little bit of calm into the day!

The first two are completely beginner friendly – the first one has some simple postures to get you moving and breathing and gives you some great alignment tips which is handy if you’re a beginner and you don’t have a teacher there! The other is a short explanation and a couple of practises showing how our breath can be a really valuable tool to help improve our mental wellbeing.  For maximum benefit, try 3 times this week!

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27 March 2020

Health and Wellbeing

Hope everyone is coping with these unusual circumstances. We thought that this clip was an interesting way to look at our current situation and make something positive come from it. Pupils are advised thar Guidance teachers will be posting tasks in Glow relating to this video and parents may also find it reassuring to view.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uL5sqe5Uk8&feature=youtu.be

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27 March 2020

Can all pupils receiving Brass tuition with Mr Oddo please check their Glow emails as there is a message waiting for them regarding lessons.

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27 March 2020

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Tutor Sessions are:

Tuesday 31/03/2020 6pm Chemistry Adv Higher
Thursday 02/04/2020 6pm Biology National 5

For more information on how to take part in upcoming sessions, please visit SCHOLAR‘s Online Tutor Sessions.
Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.
You can see regular updates via Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme.

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26 March 2020

BBC Bitesize is here to support you. Over the coming days and weeks we’ll be changing to bring you daily content that supports you as schools close across the UK, to help you with your education and wellbeing.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

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25 March 2020

Family Zone

For Information

In response to school closures across the UK, the National Literacy Trust has launched a free online zone for parents seeking ideas and guidance for activities that will engage their children at home, whilst also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.

Family Zone www.literacyfamilyzone.org.uk is a one-stop shop for families. Drawing on our expertise and partnerships with teachers, authors, publishers, educational organisations and corporates, Family Zone brings together some of the UK’s most exciting literacy resources and activities in one place. Family Zone is curated for early years to early teens and is full of engaging activities for families to do together.

We will continue to develop and publish new content on Family Zone over the coming weeks and months to ensure that we’re keeping families engaged and motivated to learn and share stories together.

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25 March 2020

Scholar update

Covid-19 Additional Support

Temporary guest account for S3 learners

Scholar is an online resources which currently has materials for 37 National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses. Our seniors are already aware of scholar and have individual passwords which enable them to access courses that they are specifically studying. However, in addition to this, Scholar have identified that learners in S3 studying level 4 material as part of the BGE often cover topics common to National 5 courses and may find access to SCHOLAR National 5 courses useful.

During this time while schools have been effected by Covid-19 they have agreed to allow our S3 learners to work on the course materials. For the next 28 days they will be able to access our National 5 courses using the account details below 

Username:          ges3nat5

Password:           bird70pear

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25 March 2020

Message from the Rector

Update from the Head Teacher

Dear Parent/ Carer,

You may be aware the update SQA made yesterday evening with regard to Higher and Advanced Higher course  work. If not please see the attached link.  I know that your young person will be feeling a wide range of emotions from  disappointment, upset and uncertainty.  Please make them aware their hard work is not wasted and that any work they are continuing to complete should be e-mailed to their teacher as this will help them pull together their most recent work and support estimates.  I know that individual teachers will be in touch should they require any additional work or evidence.  Please also thank them for their patience and continued commitment to their studies at this time.

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/93658.html

I would also like to remind them that if they need to contact either their guidance teacher or class teacher directly that they can email them.  Currently Turriff Academy office is closed and I am looking at ways to enable phone contact which I will up date in due course.

Take care all,

Kind regards,

Ms L Menzies

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24 March 2020

English Department
All pupils and parents looking for resources for English should visit – English SharePoint Tile, via the Turriff Academy tile on glow. Materials have been organised into year groups. One member of the department has been assigned to each year group e.g. Ms Allen – S1

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