Dear Year 7 students,
Following the Government’s announcement on Wednesday evening, regarding the closure of schools, I am aware that, for many of you, this may be a confusing and worrying time.
The first thing to say is that, since starting at Sir John Hunt in September, you have shown yourselves to be a fantastic year group. You have settled in well to the routines and expectations of secondary school and, on many occasions, both staff and visitors have expressed to me how impressed they have been with your attitude towards work, your behaviour and your maturity. It is exactly that maturity and those attitudes that we need you to demonstrate over the coming months.
As a school, we are working hard to ensure that we provide tasks and resources for you to continue to learn independently at home. Teachers will be updating these resources regularly, to ensure that you are still able to follow the curriculum at home and your progress will not be affected. Of course, in maths, you should continue to complete work on Hegarty and, in science, on Tassomai.
Once the current situation is over and we return to school, we will need to work extra hard to address our lost learning time but, if you continue to work through the tasks on the website, you will be in a really good position and we will quickly be able to catch up.
It would be good for you to try to have sensible routines whilst you are not in school. My advice is to try to follow a normal school day and work through the tasks for each subject on your timetable. The other thing you could do is to read as much as possible – there is significant evidence to show that students who read regularly develop better vocabulary and better comprehension skills and so, generally, do much better in examinations, than those who do not read.
During these strange times, stay safe, keep busy with your home learning and I look forward to welcoming you back when schools are able to re-open.