w/c 18th May

Below please find your child(ren)’s weekly update for their virtual learning w/c 18th May. Your update includes a brief Outline of Virtual Learning Content your child will be undertaking and Twilight Sessions information. We also include this week’s Virtual Assembly, After School Clubs & Competitions plus Mental Health & Wellbeing and a Keeping Active challenge. Should you have any queries concerning our virtual learning w/c 18th May, please contact your child’s tutor in the first instance.

We also offer congratulations to our most recent recipients of an Academic Award . . . keep up the great work!

Outline of Virtual Learning Content

Please click on the appropriate year group below for a brief outline of the virtual learning content your child will undertake this week. Specific instructions are given within each of your child’s Team Subject Area

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12

Twilight Sessions

To keep our programme flexible, each member of staff remains available to pupils for one twilight session per week. Twilight Sessions are designed to offer flexibility to accommodate the demands of home life, parents’ work and exercise. They are open to all year groups to contact the teacher via the messenger facility within Teams, if they require support or assistance.

Please find the following schedule:

Mr AllenMs HornungMrs HarringtonMr Barrett
Mr CoatesMr InstoneMiss JohnsonMiss Gilmour
Mrs JeevesMs MansfieldMs MitchellMrs Milner
Mr RichardsonMr ParkerMr ThomasMr Walsh
Frau Trotter
Twilight Sessions run Monday-Thursday, 16:00-18:00.

Virtual Assembly

Designed to replicate what we do at the start of every week in school, our virtual assembly features a special guest interview every week with a key message for our students, staff and parents.

It’s the last episode of the half-term with a hard-hitting message from Guinness Book of Records’ memory expert, David Thomas. We have another student video contribution and an explanation of year 9 options, GCSE and A Level results dates from Dr Richardson. Also featuring special guest host Terry Dactyl!

After School Clubs & Competitions

To bring a distraction to the pupils’ week we run a selection of after school activities and competitions. These provide a different focus and experience whilst at home, as well as some fun.

Our Art Studio‘s second edition of Art Leaders’ Lockdown Club Creative continues whilst Mr Thomas’ Latin Club and Frau Trotter’s Duolingo German Competition also continue.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Rest assured, Fyling Hall is here to support you and our students as much as possible during this difficult time. Your mental health and wellbeing are our priority. Remember, you can contact Mrs English at any time for support. We also continue to share resources which you and your families may find useful.

Follow the link to sign up and receive a pack.

It is not too late to try the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Wellbeing Challenge (CWMT). The CWMT has created two interactive challenges (one primary and one secondary/sixth form) for parents and children to do at home. The idea is to encourage young people to think positively about their mental health through using the Five Ways to Wellbeing. The main aim is to complete at least one activity for each of the five ways during a period of time and document it by sending CWMT a photo. There are lots of ideas in the pack and people are welcome to come up with their own too!

Keeping Active

Have you tried HIIT with a Difference? Join Mr Coates and his personal trainer in the latest #PEwithaDifference challenge! Remember to “put some effort into it!”

In addition, take a look at this week’s Keeping Active suggestions. As in previous weeks we provide an activity for each day as well as advice on how to warm up and cool down properly.