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Year 7
 

Last updated: Monday 1st June 2020

Time Capsule Project

Today we are launching our 'KNBS 2020 Time Capsule' project. Find out more in our video below.

 

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To give you time to get your teeth into the project you will only be set English, Science and Maths work for the next couple of weeks.  We look forward to seeing what you come up with.


STEM Challenge

Wearable technology is changing our world. From smartwatches that monitor our health to shoes that can change colour to match each outfit, the possibilities are endless. Earlier this year the Ultimate STEM Challenge held a competition for young people to come up with new ideas of wearable teach that could help improve lives in the future. We want to see what amazing ideas year 7 students at KNBS can produce.

The future needs a steady stream of talented people with a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and maths who will continue to drive progress and innovation and will solve the challenges that humanity will face in years to come.

This challenge has been designed to help year 7 students develop their creativity, research and problem-solving skills by tackling a real-world challenge. This competition will combine different aspects from across their curriculum.

DEADLINE – Please email your ‘Final Entry Forms’ to Miss Bishop (p.bishop@knbs.co.uk) by Monday 18th May. You can submit either an electronic copy of your form, or a photo of your completed form.

 

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Learning @ Home advice and guidance

I am sure you will agree that this past week has been a sharp learning curve for all of us in lots of different ways:

  • as parents, you have been suddenly faced with taking on a new role as educator in your own home, and for many you have had to manage this alongside finding effective working-from-home practices of your own
  • staff have been getting used to setting online learning activities, having to adapt their skills for a completely unexpected scenario
  • young people have been adapting to not being in school – and we recognise that the vast majority of youngsters will be missing the many different aspects of school life, from their lessons to their social time.

We would like to offer some support in managing your ‘home learning’.  We understand that working at home can be a barrier to maintaining a harmonious family life.  Stories being shared by parents up and down the country show us all how difficult this can prove.  We hope this helps:

How we have chosen the work that has been made available…

Most of the work we are setting is aimed at reviewing and revising topics that have been covered already in school. This will help to embed the learning that has already taken place. If your son does not manage to complete the work set for a topic, please do not worry.  Where some of the work is new, it is acting as pre-reading and pre-learning for topics that will be taught in school when we return.  So again, do not worry if your son does not manage to complete it.

With this in mind, we are already planning how we will pick up where we left off once we return to school (whenever that may be). Please remember that we manage every year to kick-start the brains of our young people after the six-week holiday – we anticipate that this will be no different, regardless of the extended period they may be off school for.

How you should organise the day and choose which work to do…

A daily routine is really useful, but this will of course have to fit in around whatever else is happening in the household.  This is a time where many strains are being placed on your family all at the same time.  We suggest not working for more than an hour at a time on any one subject or piece of work and taking regular timetabled breaks.

There is plenty of work available for your son to complete at home.  You should have access to the Century online learning platform and there is a wealth of work uploaded to Show My Homework (SMH).  This work should serve as a ‘bookshelf’ of sorts, where you can pick and choose what your son will do next.  We suggest that you turn off the notifications as these going off may cause anxiety if your son thinks he needs to get it all done.

Your son should pick activities that he wants to do but he may need your help with this – ensure that he chooses a mixture of the things that he likes to do and those subjects and topics that he may not be quite as keen on. There is more than enough work available for those families that may be better placed or have the inclination to do more, but rest assured we are not expecting everything to be done.  These are unprecedented times that have given everyone more than enough to worry about; something is better than nothing.  It is best to remember that if things are becoming difficult, it is probably time to take a break.

Other types of learning…

There are lots of experiences that you as a family can be undertaking while you are at home together, and not all of them involve worksheets or booklets. You could cook a meal together, watch a film, get into the garden, be creative, read a book, decorate or even teach them how to clean – the list is endless.

Maintaining links between our boys and their school…

We understand that the boys will be away from school for some time; none of us know just how long.  So, we have organised some competitions to keep the boys engaged – these will come out regularly.  These are not compulsory but might be a way to motivate the boys to do something enjoyable – they may even win a certificate or prize.

When our young people return to us, we will help them to get ready to face their next challenge.  Therefore, please do not let their learning become a factor that creates too many arguments and too much stress – family life is difficult enough, certainly in these testing times!

If the technology lets you down…

If your password stops working or you need some technical support, please use the ‘Request Support’ link below.

 

 

 

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If you do not have the internet and IT access at home please contact the school and leave a message on the temporary number 07522469804.  We will endeavour to get paper-based work out to you as quickly as possible.

Year 8
 

Last updated: Monday 11th May 2020

Time Capsule Project

Today we are launching our 'KNBS 2020 Time Capsule' project. Find out more in our video below.

 

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To give you time to get your teeth into the project you will only be set English, Science and Maths work for the next couple of weeks.  We look forward to seeing what you come up with.


We hope you are all safe and well.
Please see our video message to Year 8 from Mr Milton and KNBS.

 

 

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Learning @ Home advice and guidance

I am sure you will agree that this past week has been a sharp learning curve for all of us in lots of different ways:

  • as parents, you have been suddenly faced with taking on a new role as educator in your own home, and for many you have had to manage this alongside finding effective working-from-home practices of your own
  • staff have been getting used to setting online learning activities, having to adapt their skills for a completely unexpected scenario
  • young people have been adapting to not being in school – and we recognise that the vast majority of youngsters will be missing the many different aspects of school life, from their lessons to their social time.

We would like to offer some support in managing your ‘home learning’.  We understand that working at home can be a barrier to maintaining a harmonious family life.  Stories being shared by parents up and down the country show us all how difficult this can prove.  We hope this helps:

How we have chosen the work that has been made available…

Most of the work we are setting is aimed at reviewing and revising topics that have been covered already in school. This will help to embed the learning that has already taken place. If your son does not manage to complete the work set for a topic, please do not worry.  Where some of the work is new, it is acting as pre-reading and pre-learning for topics that will be taught in school when we return.  So again, do not worry if your son does not manage to complete it.

With this in mind, we are already planning how we will pick up where we left off once we return to school (whenever that may be). Please remember that we manage every year to kick-start the brains of our young people after the six-week holiday – we anticipate that this will be no different, regardless of the extended period they may be off school for.

How you should organise the day and choose which work to do…

A daily routine is really useful, but this will of course have to fit in around whatever else is happening in the household.  This is a time where many strains are being placed on your family all at the same time.  We suggest not working for more than an hour at a time on any one subject or piece of work and taking regular timetabled breaks.

There is plenty of work available for your son to complete at home.  You should have access to the Century online learning platform and there is a wealth of work uploaded to Show My Homework (SMH).  This work should serve as a ‘bookshelf’ of sorts, where you can pick and choose what your son will do next.  We suggest that you turn off the notifications as these going off may cause anxiety if your son thinks he needs to get it all done.

Your son should pick activities that he wants to do but he may need your help with this – ensure that he chooses a mixture of the things that he likes to do and those subjects and topics that he may not be quite as keen on. There is more than enough work available for those families that may be better placed or have the inclination to do more, but rest assured we are not expecting everything to be done.  These are unprecedented times that have given everyone more than enough to worry about; something is better than nothing.  It is best to remember that if things are becoming difficult, it is probably time to take a break.

Other types of learning…

There are lots of experiences that you as a family can be undertaking while you are at home together, and not all of them involve worksheets or booklets. You could cook a meal together, watch a film, get into the garden, be creative, read a book, decorate or even teach them how to clean – the list is endless.

Maintaining links between our boys and their school…

We understand that the boys will be away from school for some time; none of us know just how long.  So, we have organised some competitions to keep the boys engaged – these will come out regularly.  These are not compulsory but might be a way to motivate the boys to do something enjoyable – they may even win a certificate or prize.

When our young people return to us, we will help them to get ready to face their next challenge.  Therefore, please do not let their learning become a factor that creates too many arguments and too much stress – family life is difficult enough, certainly in these testing times!

If the technology lets you down…

If your password stops working or you need some technical support, please use the ‘Request Support’ link below.

 

 

 

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If you do not have the internet and IT access at home please contact the school and leave a message on the temporary number 07522469804.  We will endeavour to get paper-based work out to you as quickly as possible.

Year 9
 

Last updated: Monday 11th May 2020

Time Capsule Project

Today we are launching our 'KNBS 2020 Time Capsule' project. Find out more in our video below.

 

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To give you time to get your teeth into the project you will only be set English, Science and Maths work for the next couple of weeks.  We look forward to seeing what you come up with.


We hope you are all safe and well.
Please see our video message to Year 9 from Mr Rehman and KNBS.

 

 

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Learning @ Home advice and guidance

I am sure you will agree that this past week has been a sharp learning curve for all of us in lots of different ways:

  • as parents, you have been suddenly faced with taking on a new role as educator in your own home, and for many you have had to manage this alongside finding effective working-from-home practices of your own
  • staff have been getting used to setting online learning activities, having to adapt their skills for a completely unexpected scenario
  • young people have been adapting to not being in school – and we recognise that the vast majority of youngsters will be missing the many different aspects of school life, from their lessons to their social time.

We would like to offer some support in managing your ‘home learning’.  We understand that working at home can be a barrier to maintaining a harmonious family life.  Stories being shared by parents up and down the country show us all how difficult this can prove.  We hope this helps:

How we have chosen the work that has been made available…

Most of the work we are setting is aimed at reviewing and revising topics that have been covered already in school. This will help to embed the learning that has already taken place. If your son does not manage to complete the work set for a topic, please do not worry.  Where some of the work is new, it is acting as pre-reading and pre-learning for topics that will be taught in school when we return.  So again, do not worry if your son does not manage to complete it.

With this in mind, we are already planning how we will pick up where we left off once we return to school (whenever that may be). Please remember that we manage every year to kick-start the brains of our young people after the six-week holiday – we anticipate that this will be no different, regardless of the extended period they may be off school for.

How you should organise the day and choose which work to do…

A daily routine is really useful, but this will of course have to fit in around whatever else is happening in the household.  This is a time where many strains are being placed on your family all at the same time.  We suggest not working for more than an hour at a time on any one subject or piece of work and taking regular timetabled breaks.

There is plenty of work available for your son to complete at home.  You should have access to the Century online learning platform and there is a wealth of work uploaded to Show My Homework (SMH).  This work should serve as a ‘bookshelf’ of sorts, where you can pick and choose what your son will do next.  We suggest that you turn off the notifications as these going off may cause anxiety if your son thinks he needs to get it all done.

Your son should pick activities that he wants to do but he may need your help with this – ensure that he chooses a mixture of the things that he likes to do and those subjects and topics that he may not be quite as keen on. There is more than enough work available for those families that may be better placed or have the inclination to do more, but rest assured we are not expecting everything to be done.  These are unprecedented times that have given everyone more than enough to worry about; something is better than nothing.  It is best to remember that if things are becoming difficult, it is probably time to take a break.

Other types of learning…

There are lots of experiences that you as a family can be undertaking while you are at home together, and not all of them involve worksheets or booklets. You could cook a meal together, watch a film, get into the garden, be creative, read a book, decorate or even teach them how to clean – the list is endless.

Maintaining links between our boys and their school…

We understand that the boys will be away from school for some time; none of us know just how long.  So, we have organised some competitions to keep the boys engaged – these will come out regularly.  These are not compulsory but might be a way to motivate the boys to do something enjoyable – they may even win a certificate or prize.

When our young people return to us, we will help them to get ready to face their next challenge.  Therefore, please do not let their learning become a factor that creates too many arguments and too much stress – family life is difficult enough, certainly in these testing times!

If the technology lets you down…

If your password stops working or you need some technical support, please use the ‘Request Support’ link below.

 

 

 

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If you do not have the internet and IT access at home please contact the school and leave a message on the temporary number 07522469804.  We will endeavour to get paper-based work out to you as quickly as possible.

Year 10
 

Last updated: Monday 20th April 2020

Learning at Home

I am sure you will agree that this period has been a sharp learning curve for all of us in lots of different ways.  So, for the summer term we have provided more guidance and clarity around what work has been and will be set.  This will help students and families track how they are getting on and support the boys to stay on track.

A message for Year 10 students & families from Mr Clayton & Mr Hanson…

 

 

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Year 10 Curriculum Booklet for the Summer Term…

Please see below our Curriculum Booklet for the Summer Term.  This will provide clear guidance on what work has already been set and what will be set over the next term/half term.

If the technology lets you down…

If your password stops working or you need some technical support, please use the 'Request Support' link below.

Please be reassured that when our young people return to us, we will help them to get ready to face their next challenge.  Therefore, please do not let their learning become a factor that creates too many arguments and too much stress – family life is difficult enough, certainly in these testing times!