Evergreens - Lower Sixth Form

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The Lucerna Project Take Over – The Twelfth Night - Week 4

3rd July

Hi all,

I would like to start by saying thank you for some awesome photos this week.  Check them out in the marble jar slide show.  You have all been working really hard and I am very proud of you all.

 

I hope you are still enjoying the brilliant activities that the drama students from the Lucerna project have shared with you.  

This week we are on to Act 4...there is a wedding to plan and some more tricks from Feste.  I can't wait to see what ideas you come up with for a song and how you plan to disguise yourself as a guard.  Scarlett and Jay have posted the booklet, but there is a copy to look at in the resources below.

Next week we also have a chance to meet some of the characters after our class chat on Tuesday.

 

See you soon

 

Andrew

Cornwall Virtual School Games
 
Next week we have an exciting opportunity to take part in the first ever Virtual Cornish School Games.  Each day there are different events that you can take part in with videos to explain how you might complete the challenges.  There will be marbles from me and prizes for the school.
 
The PowerPoint below tells you everything you need to know.  Take a look and think about what events you would like to compete in.
 
I will be adding links and videos all week to help you to join in.
 
Enjoy!
Look at Grace's beautiful video.  She has been inspired to learn something new and create signs for some of her favourite songs. Wow!

Have a look in the Flora day video below Kez and I pop up after about 14 minutes with some of our old students.
Check out Tom's Dance moves!!

Lower Evergreen Update
27th April 2020
Hi,
 
I hope you all had a good weekend and are still feeling healthy and happy at home.  
 
Today lots of you will have received an invitation for a Microsoft Teams get together on Wednesday.  Anyone, who has not received the invitation via email will receive an email will a web link to use to join the meeting as a guest.  I will add some instructions to the web page, but I think the easiest way to take part is to click the link and join as a guest.
 
The focus this week is sharing interests and activities that we enjoy.  I (thank you Naomi) have added some information to the distance learning PowerPoint presentation to highlight some online resources that students might like to try.  Just check out the link below.  During the week I will also demonstrate accessing some of the sites.  I have also added a link to BBC daily lessons.
 
Have a brilliant time and don't forget to let us know what you get up to.
 
Andrew

Lower Evergreen Update

20th April 2020

Good Morning all,

I hope you ll had a good weekend and are still managing to enjoy your time at home.  We heard from the government this week that the lock-down will be continuing for at least the next three weeks, so the importance of keeping up some kind of daily structure of work, exercise and socialising is now as important as ever. 

To help with this I would like to use the website in a slightly different way and arrange for a theme of the week.  This will give longer to work on a given activity and allow you to send photos and messages over the week and not feel like there is a deadline.  The most important thing that the website can provide in these time of social distancing, is a platform for students to see their friends and maintain that sense of community.

This week's theme will be role-play.  The idea is that as the week goes on we will all develop a character and story to share with our friends.  It might be from a story that you already know, or you might make up your own brand new story.  The following is a suggested week of activities based on this theme: 

Monday - Character Development.  Try out some costumes, or make a costume.  Decide what your character is like - how do they look/act? Are they a realistic character like a nurse, or are they a fantasy character like a superhero, or wizard?

Tuesday - Setting Development.  Try to go for a walk, or build a setting somewhere in your home.

Wednesday - Story Development.  Try to write a story/script that you would like your character to star in.

Thursday - Act out your story and take photos/videos of key moments.

Friday - Use the photos to turn your role-play into an illustrated story.

I will add short clips throughout the week to show you some of the things you could be doing.

The theme is an idea, so that we are doing something similar that means we can share pictures and look at pictures of what our friends have been doing.  However the most important thing is that we are sharing pictures of the things we are doing, so share anything from cooking, to walking, to helping out around the house.....share, share, share.

I look forward to seeing lots of pictures this week.

Andrew

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Lower Evergreens Update
14th April 2020
 
Good morning.
 
Welcome back after the Easter weekend.  I hope you had a good break and feel ready to start the summer term of 'distance learning'. 
 
We have been away now for just three weeks (and two weeks were the Easter holidays), but it has felt like a very long time.   I wanted to take this early opportunity to remind you of the importance of keeping up a routine, to both your physical and mental health.  The distance learning timetable will stay at the top of the page and trying to do just one of these things each day will be of benefit to you (more information about ideas for each distance learning area can be found further down the page). 
 
To help during term time I will add an activity each day (using resources that I hope you all have at home) and continue to read each evening.  This webpage will provide a community and place where you can keep in touch with friends who are doing the same things.  Keep sending your achievements and messages; your friends will love seeing you and I'm sure seeing your own work on the website would be good for you too.
 
To kick-start the summer term and help lift our energy levels I have started with a 'Be Active' activity....The Washing Workout.  Take a look at the videos and pictures below and (after you have finished laughing at my effort) give it a try.  I would love to see your pictures.
 
Andrew

Lower Sixth Form Update
10th April 2020
 
Hi all, 
 
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter.
 
I am going to be taking the weekend off from reading the story, but will be back bright and early Tuesday morning with an exercise routine to start our summer term of distance schooling.
 
I will keep posting any new pictures you send of the thing you are doing this weekend.
 
See you soon
 
Andrew
Lower Evergreen Update
5th April
 
Hi all,
 
I hope you are all well and continuing to enjoy your time off school in this glorious weather.  I hope you have been enjoying the story 'In Darkling Wood' during the holiday and have managed to try some of the websites and activities I shared.  Max has shared some photos and a video of himself and Belle exercising and working on key skills, so has earned three marbles for the 'Virtual Marble Jar' (take a look at the Marble Jar section of this page).
 
Today is Palm Sunday a special day in the Christian calendar and sees the start of Easter week.  Easter is about new life, hope and celebrating those special moments in spring where the long hard winter can be forgotten.  This seems more significant than ever this year, so I would like us to try to do something together to celebrate.
 
Our challenge this week is to create an Easter wreath and to display it on your doors, with a message to say thanks.  You might want to thank the NHS staff, or care workers; you might want to thank the post-person, or delivery drivers, who make sure you have everything you need at home; you might want to thank your family for working together.
 
I will be making mine today and will post a video to show you how I get on.
 
Have a brilliant day and I will see you soon
 
Andrew

Lower Evergreens Update
30th March 
 
Hi all,
 
I hope you had a good weekend.  Today is the first day of the Easter Holidays, however in a time of uncertainty I feel keeping in touch and maintaining a sense of familiarity might be important.  I plan to read a story each day and update the web-page with any of your achievements.  I have also added a range of online resources that you might like to try in the coming weeks.  I then plan to continue with daily activities after the Easter Break.
 
Thanks you for all of the pictures and emails that you have sent so far.  I look forward to receiving and sharing more over the Easter Break.
 
Andrew
 

Lower Evergreens Update
27th March
 
Hi all,
 
It's Friday! And it's our last Friday of term.  This evening is the official start of the Easter Holidays.  Our 'Feel Good Fridays' have been a real highlight of the week this term and I thought today we should do something that makes us feel good.
 
I am going to show you how to bake Easter cupcakes.  Baking is something we have done this term to celebrate and feel good.  Baking is also a skill for life, so you will be hitting two of your timetable activities if you join in with some baking today.
 
I will also be adding a 'Virtual Marble Jar' to the page today.  I will use it to help celebrate your achievements while you are away from school.  It will also be a part of the page where you can share your kind words and thoughts for each other (if you email me a message I can add the message to the Marble Jar slide show to share with your friends...there will obviously be extra marbles for sharing your messages).
 
Have a brilliant day
 
Andrew

Lower Evergreen Update
26th March 2020
 
Hi all,
 
Hope everyone is feeling okay today.  It has been a very different week and I am sure that we have all had different feelings about being home and some of the things we might have heard in the news.  I would therefore like us to think about our Mental Health today and to do all we can to share our feelings and do some of the things we have learnt about mental health to make sure we feel okay.  This term we looked at three things that can help you to feel mentally healthy and we are going to think about using them to help today:
 
Talking
Take a look at the feelings symbols (underneath this message) and talk to someone else in the house about how you feel and about how they feel.  Can you do anything to help each other?
 
Positive Thinking
If you notice that you are having sad thoughts, try to think about the positives.  For example turn 'I can't go to school and I am stuck at home' into 'Extra school holiday and the sun is shining'.
 
Mindfulness
Take some time out where you are just thinking about the activity you are doing.  There are lots of really good mindfulness videos on YouTube, why not try to listen to one whilst laying in the garden?
 
 
I am going to make a video about being mindful in the garden today.  I hope you enjoy.
 
Please send any pictures and ideas to my email aoneill@nancealverne.org.uk and NOT the class email (I have had to close that email for a while).
 
Andrew
25th March 2020
 
Hi everyone,
 
Yesterday I managed to talk to quite a few parents and it sounds like we are all so far enjoying our time off school.  I was able to let these parents know about the activities and videos that are being added to the web page.  
I shared my idea to use the class email to get in touch with each other and share news.  To get onto the email you will need to search for outlook and then add the class email - class8@nancealverne.org.uk 
I shared the password with the parents that I have spoken to so far and will try to share it with everyone else during the day today.  Don't worry if you can't log on to this email account, you can always send messages, pictures and videos from a different account and I can share them on the webpage.
 
I am looking forward to seeing your rainbow pictures from yesterday's 'Learn Something New' activity.
Today is looking like a beautiful day, so today's 'Skills for Life' activity will hopefully get you outdoors as we learn how to wash a car.
 
Take care and keep in touch
 
Andrew

Class Update 23rd March
 
Hi all,
 
In this this time of school closure and uncertainty, we would like to use our class web page to offer a place where students can find a degree of familiarity, by sharing videos, news and achievements.
 
Regular videos will be posted for the children to watch and use.
 
Students will also be encouraged to email personal experiences and achievements to the class teacher who can then upload to this page.  This will help to create a sense of community in a time in many other ways we are required to be distant.  My email is aoneill@nancealverne.org.uk please do not hesitate to get in touch and share any pictures, or news.
 
The slides below share an example of some of the ideas and resources that will be shared to support the students at this time.
 
Thanks
 
Andrew

Class Update Friday 20th March
 
Hi all,
 
We have had a really unusual couple of weeks in the Lower Evergreens.  Lots of staff and students have been off school and people have been feeling worried about the Coronavirus.
In class we have Persevered and stayed positive, which Rachel demonstrates beautifully in the video below.
Enjoy the video and we hope it makes you feel a bit happier.
 
Andrew

Here are some more examples of us being brave!
The Lower Evergreen Class is primarily our Key Stage 4 class.  Students are therefore usually between fourteen and sixteen years of age.  This year there are ten amazing students in the Lower Evergreen Class. 
 
During their time in the Lower Sixth Form these students will continue their accreditation journey and their personal pathways that prepare the learners for their next stage, namely the post 16 provision that is best suited to meeting the students' individual needs.
Students learning at pathway 3 and 4 will develop key functional skills in maths and English by studying differentiated ASDAN Short Courses in English and Maths.  Learners will also follow ASDAN short courses to gain experiences in a range of foundation subjects.  This means that we are able to offer a nationally recognised accreditation in wider curriculum areas and key life skills opportunities (Further details are available in the attached documents below).
Students learning at Pathway 1 and 2 are offered a child centred approach to learning where skills linked to the preparation for adulthood areas within the EHCP are embedded within the whole learning experience, ensuring that these students are prepared for their next stage.  Nationally recognised certification in English and Maths is also offered, through the use of the ASDAN 'Towards Independence' course.
 
All students will also access opportunities linked to work related learning, including individual work experience.
 
 
Meet the Team!
 
Pictures of Me
 
This term the students started their learning journey by producing a piece of art that shared important information about themselves within a striking image.
The students learnt to select images, change colours, remove backgrounds and combine text and graphics in order to produce their final image. 
They also learnt that they can achieve amazing things with the right belief and support.