We all know that if the school has to be closed at any time – whether due to bad weather or for any other reason – the usual pupil response is excitement!

However ….. all pupils have a responsibility to keep up with their learning at this time. There are various ways this can be done – please read the following advice carefully and refer to it if the school is shut.

Homework

It may be that if we have warning of poor weather then your teachers will provide you with some work whilst you are still at school. Make sure that you listen carefully to instructions and complete all work provided. Remember too that even if no formal homework is set, you can carry out your own research, revise your notes, read over work you have just completed, look ahead to the next section, learn vocabulary or key words, read quality newspapers or other appropriate reading material, create mind maps for subjects/topics.

How to find out if the school is closed:

West Lothian Council Website

West Lothian Council Facebook

School Website: www.jyhs.org.uk

Radio Forth

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Glow login

Across Scotland pupils are being encouraged to use GLOW to access work for their school.   However to do this you must have your PASSWORD! You can access the site by clicking on the GLOW logo above or typing ‘GLOW’ into a search engine.

Pupils can benefit from using GLOW in many ways.  These include:

  • Accessing electronic documents at home that have previously been stored on the school network;
  • Accessing teaching resources such as PowerPoint’s, course notes, homework exercises, worksheets and weblinks for revision purposes;
  • Accessing video clips not available in the school – such as You Tube clips;
  • Accessing and sharing information and resources for school-college link courses.

What if I have lost my password?

Pupils to see either Mr McNeice in the computing department, or Mr Ross, technician, if they have forgotten their Glow password. If you have no password then you will need to read this leaflet for other information you can access.

Other IT examples

Some teachers use blogs, Edmodo etc and will speak to individual classes about this. There are also some specific subject examples below.


 

Specific websites for study

BBC Bitesize

Channel 4 learning

Higher Still Notes

Remember many of your teachers will also have given you names of useful websites as part of your coursework and you should also look at these. The SQA website is a good source of information for past papers and some subjects also use Scholar – pupils will know if Scholar is recommended by their teacher and should feel free to use it.

JYHS Library

The library blog has lots of useful links for research and study help, free e-books and book recommendations. For more thematic recommendations head over to JYHS Library on Pinterest.

Ask Mrs Wilson for your school library account number (or use your public library card) to access free e-books, e-magazines and audio books from West Lothian Council’s elibrary.

You can also find JYHS Library on Glow, twitter, tumblr, YouTube and Facebook where you will find book and information related advice and fun.

Update Your Didbook

Didbook

Take the chance to reflect and record what you’ve been up to for literacy, numeracy, thinking, health and wellbeing, employability, enterprise and citizenship skills. What have you developed or improved? Instructions on how to access Didbook are in your diary on page 23.

Some subject specific information

  • Modern Languages

    Subscription websites

    (Pupils have usernames and passwords in their class jotter)

    Linguascope

    French, German & Spanish

    Click on appropriate level (Elementary, Beginner or Intermediate)

    Click on Bonjour/Hallo/Hola to take you to the list of topics

    Atantot and Atantot-Extra

    French, German & Spanish

    Choose a language, level and topic

    Zut

    French

    Click on Register/Login

    Gut

    German

    Click on Register/Login

    Keep Learning and Revising (Klar)

    German                                                     

    Free Access Websites (French/German/Spanish

    Languages Online

    A wealth of activities/games

    Languages Online

    A different site but with the same name!

    Basic level.

    Spellmaster

    Interactive games on all topics.

  • Geography
    • All year groups should follow work which your teacher has sent through Edmodo. You should make sure you have created a profile for Edmodo and joined the appropriate group!
    • S1, 2, 3 should spend time researching further, the topic last started in class, using the internet, library books or newspapers and write ½ – 1 page about it at the back of your jotter.
    • All classes should revise directly from your jotters … revision should always be on a regular basis anyway!
    • Senior classes should try working through past papers. These are found on SQA website (Geography/Higher/National 5 etc). Pupils in S4 – S6 should be spending time working on their assignments / geographical studies or issues essays (AH only).
    • Senior classes can also try BBC Learning. On this site we have Bitesize revision, class video clips and additional work for S5/6 on various topics studied.
  • History
  • Business Education
  • PE

    Pupils can research the four Factors Impacting Performance: Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical. You can do this online, finding out examples of sports men and women who demonstrate high or poor levels of:

    Fitness: Who can you think of that is very physically fit? How do you know?

    Sportsmanship: What player/performer consistently plays fairly and accepts decisions OR who is famous for not showing sporting etiquette

    Fair play: What teams are the best at displaying high levels of fair play? What player has never been carded?

    High levels of motivation: What famous sportsman/women has shown exceptional levels of determination; what does that look like in their sport?

    Emotional outbursts: You tube has a wide variety of sporting moments(good and bad) to research.

    Write these examples in your jotter or your Pupil Workbook

    You can update your HWB entries on Didbook; keeping record of all your sporting achievements in and out with school. Do you play for the school team? Do you play a competitive sport in a club? If you do, record what your latest achievement has been; did you score? Did you win your final? Have you reached the next stage of a competition or do you like to just take part in sport for fun; keep a record of all the fun activities you have been doing.

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