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Marshland High School

Accessing Learning from Home

There may be exceptional circumstances why remote learning may be required, for example in the case of a partial or full school closure, as in the case of a pandemic.  Remote learning may consist of set tasks to complete, revision, live lessons, quizzes, retrieval practice or completing project coursework.  Regular contact will be made by staff to support students and to check that all is well with our students and their families.

School Time

During a normal Marshland school day, you spend 300 minutes learning.  We want you to continue learning as much as possible whilst at home, and teachers will provide you with work.  It is expected that you complete this work. To make the most out of your “School Time”, we recommend you follow the guidelines below:

  • Get into a good routine and good habits
  • Try to treat “School Time” as closely to the real thing as possible each day – this will take a lot of self-discipline.
  • Set targets for the day – plan to complete a certain amount of work
  • Take breaks to rest.  Spend breaks in a different part of your home, get up, move around, and get some fresh air.
  • Prioritise work to be completed by its deadline; those with the earliest deadlines should be completed first.
  • Set an alarm to wake you up in the morning and carry out your usual routine before school, including breakfast, shower and getting dressed.
  • Think of our core values, take responsibility and persevere.

Create the right environment. Eat and drink well

Ideally, you need to dedicate a space at home that will be your learning environment.  This will really help your mindset to switch between work and social.  It needs to be an area that helps you work, away from distractions.  As in school, studying at home burns energy.  Ensure you consume a good diet to fuel your school time:

  • Eat a balanced diet, including fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Limit junk food or empty calories (food that does not fill you up)

Accessing Work Set By Your Teachers

Work to be completed during your period of working from home may be passed to you in the following ways by your teachers:

  • Emails to your school email account (Gmail)
  • SatchelOne (Show My Homework)
  • Google Classroom (login using your school email account details)

Please ensure that you can access, and are checking these apps regularly.  If you do not have access, contact your Year Group Pastoral Manager, and seek support in accessing all available resources.

Support videos

Videos available on the school website can help you with our additional online learning platforms.  These can be found on the school home page, or by clicking the link to ‘Student Apps/Home learning’.


You should receive work for each lesson you would normally attend.  Work allocated will follow the same scheme of learning as if you were in school.  The KS3 (Y7-9) curriculum is underpinned by Knowledge Organisers. You should refer to these regularly, to help with revision and work.  You already have a print copy or follow the link to the website.

Communication with your teachers and submitting work

Remain in contact with your teachers and email them regularly with updates about how you are progressing.  Ask questions if you are stuck or do not understand.  If you need more help, please email your Year Group Pastoral Manager.

Live Video Lessons

Some lessons may be available as ‘Live Video Lessons’.  You will be able to join your timetabled lesson by logging into your Google Classroom and following the meet link on the ‘Stream’ section.  By clicking this, you will be able to join your normal lesson remotely using a webcam.  You will be able to see the teacher and access the lesson, including any resources that have been provided by your teacher.  Please keep your microphone muted unless a teacher is talking to you.  You can click the ‘hands up’ icon if you need to ask a question.

IT Equipment and resources

If you are struggling with access to IT equipment, the Internet, or access to any of the materials, please contact your child's Pastoral Manager in the first instance. We have some loan IT equipment but can also provide printed copies of materials too.

How to use Google Classroom 

If you are having trouble with Google Classroom please view the videos below which may  help you, if you are still having difficulty accessing or saving your work please contact your class teacher who will be able to help you:

Google Meet

To access Google Meet Live Video Lessons by using a computer or a mobile device please click on the link below for instructions :

Accessing Google Meet

Missing Work

If you are having trouble finding work set by your class teacher please watch the video below:

How to see missing work on Google Classroom 

Useful Websites

Below are a selection of additional online classrooms and resources that you may wish to explore and work independently on. 

Oak National Academy - Online Classroom

The online classrooms provide lessons and resources for  pupils in all years groups and provides additional learning to help support topics that you might have covered during this year.  Each is an hour long lesson. Your teacher will not be able to comment on any of the work you do here as they will not be able to see it.

To access the Oak National Academy please click on the link below to view the online classroom schedule and choose your year group:

Online Classroom

BBC Bitesize - Daily lessons

On this site you will find daily lessons for home learning  in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.

These additional daily lessons will cover a range of subjects to support what you may be learning this year.  Your teacher will not be able to comment on the work you complete here as they cannot see it.

To access the BBC Bitesize daily lessons  please click on the link below  and choose your year group:

BBC Bitesize

These online classroom sessions are to be used in addition to the work set by the school.