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Ibstock Community College Newsletter - April 2020

Welcome

Dear Parents, Carers, Students and Friends,

This week sees the start of the summer term. I hope that you are all continuing to stay safe and well and that our students are managing to find some balance between their learning, exercise and wellbeing – certainly not an easy task.

To continue to support our students and you, their parents and carers with their home learning, this newsletter concentrates on activities to be completed over the next few weeks. We hope the outline below gives some clarity of our expectations for all of our students, so that they continue to engage in the whole curriculum.

We are missing our students, seeing them, teaching them, listening to their stories. We hope it won’t be too long until we are back together again.

Essential/key worker children

Please continue to use the icc.admin@ibstockcollege.co.uk email address to inform us if you have no other possible childcare option and we will work with you to arrange provision.

Free School Meal students

As you will be aware Ibstock Community College are using the Governments new voucher system for Free School Meals and you should by now have received Ecodes to redeem for vouchers / EGift cards for the supermarket of your choice.

There have been some initial issues with the systems as so many school joined the scheme but the systems do now seem to be coping better and we thank you for your patience during this time.

If you do have any queries or wish to apply for Free School Meals then please see all the information on the school website or contact our Finance Officer Alexandra Gamble finance@ibstockcollege.co.uk who will be happy to help you.

Safeguarding Concerns during School Closure

We seek to do everything we reasonably can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students. I am sure you will appreciate that there are limits to this during these unprecedented times.

We would therefore recommend that you:

  • Monitor closely your child’s activity on social media. Most of the problems we have to deal with at the start of each term relate to antisocial behaviour that has taken place online while not at school. This may be exacerbated during this time of prolonged closure. And follow this link for further guidance on how to support your child. https://www.ibstockcollege.co.uk/pastoral-team
  • If your child is being seriously abused online, contact the police https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/.
  • Let us know if there have been any issues that we need to be aware of as soon as possible so we can respond promptly and appropriately when school reopens. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to respond to emails out of school hours. However, we will be monitoring the icc.admin@ibstockcollege.co.uk during this period of school closure.
  • Contact Social Services if you feel they should be aware of an issue. You can call the Social Services Central Duty Team on 0116 305 0005 or make an online referral via the following link: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/community-safety/reportabuse-or-neglect-of-a-child
  • Contact the police straight away if you believe a child is in immediate danger.

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

Kind regards

Anne-Marie Blewitt, Executive Headteacher

Sophie Williams, Head of School

Home Learning Resources

Dear parents/carers,

I hope that you find the information that our faculty leaders have provided useful in order to help you and your child make the most of the work that all our teachers have worked hard to provide. We have asked our teachers to provide a similar amount of work that your child would have if they were in college on a normal day. This basically means there will be more Maths and English work that RS as an example. All work is set as a means of support and we all appreciate the challenges all families are facing at this time. So, please do what you can within your own circumstances.

Stay safe and take care.

James Mason, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy

As you may have already seen, there are lots of free resources available at the moment. Teachers across the country are working very hard each day to plan learning for students and continue to do their best for them during this challenging time. Whilst it is wonderful there is so much support and collaboration within education, with so many free resources about it can lead to overload.

The links to BBC Bitesize and The Oak Naional Academy are intended to supplement your child’s learning. This might be by going over topics they have studied before – this is a really important thing to be doing continuously, or to support new learning as well. I hope that you find the links helpful in adding to your child’s learning experience over the coming weeks.

Culture & Creativity

Music

If you log onto foldr, (or look in the printed pack provided for those with no internet access) each year group has their own folder within music. The suggestion is to keep to our usual timetable allocation which is one hour per week. Those of you who have instrument or voice lessons will of course be undertaking additional practice time in line with your usual private lessons.

Year 7 - There are two documents in the folder for year 7. For this half term, please use the document entitled “Year 7 To begin after Easter” and the suggested structure, with timings and instructions relating to The Voice have been set out for you.

Year 8 - There are four documents in the folder for year 8. For this half term, please use the document entitled “Year 8 to begin after Easter” and the suggested structure, with timings and instructions relating to The History of Music have been set out for you. There is also a revision sheet document that can be used for additional reading. There is also a practical worksheet entitled Romantic Music (it’s the Alton Towers theme) for those with an instrument.

Year 9 - There are two documents in the folder for year 9. For this half term, please use the document entitled “Year 9” and the suggested structure, with timings and instructions relating to Revision have been set out for you.

All years - The original documents entitled “Work for Closure” have been left in the year group folders in case you need them. There are a series of activities on there if you need additional tasks - particularly if internet access is difficult you might find this original document useful. All year groups will also need the knowledge organisers and supplementary question sheets.

Finally, here is a link to a rap writing competition that some of you might find interesting:

https://charanga.com/site/writing-rap-free-resources-competitions/

Or if you prefer jazz:

https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2020/royal-albert-home-jazz-for-kids/

French

Year 7 - School -This term we are moving on to the topic of School and there is a new Knowledge Organiser both in Foldr and on the main college website to support this work.

The topic has been broken down into 3 main areas

· School subjects and opinions

· Time and timetable

· Food and routine

1. Most tasks are on the Active Learn website. To access this, students should use the username and password provided to them. Once they have logged in they should go to the “Tasks” menu and work through the exercises. There will be a mixture of listening, reading, grammar and vocabulary tasks.

2. Alongside the ActiveLearn website we have set up a series of worksheets to complement the topic. Start with the booklet labelled "Y7 - Mon College".

3. Continue with worksheets in the folder labelled "Current Topic - Mon College". These should be worked through in order.

4. If they need further work they should work through the "Revision" folder which contains worksheets on grammar and previous topics.

Year 8 – Le Weekend Dernier (Past Tense) - This term, Year 8 students will be learning how to use the past tense in the context of a visit in Paris last weekend. We will look at activities, places, and opinions and reasons.

The grammar focus will be on the Past tense, students should use their knowledge organisers, as well as the grammar explanations and worksheets on Foldr.

1. Various activities have been set on Active Learn to practise using the past tense to talk about what you did last weekend.

2. There are also some Reading comprehension exercises on FoldR. These are in the folder labelled “current topic – le weekend dernier”.

3. If all of this is completed, students can complete their choice of the resources in the folder labelled “revision topics”.

Year 9 - Holidays - Y9s are continuing with the topic of holidays until half term. The knowledge organiser is on the ICC website.

The topic covers much of the work covered in French up to this point in preparation for EoY assessments. This includes…

· Countries

· Types of transport

· Food

· Holiday activities

· Giving and justifying opinions

· Tenses (present, future and past)

· Using time phrases and frequency adverbs

1. The work that they are expected to complete is on Active Learn. Once logged in, students should be able to see an alert at the top of the page on the tab labelled “tasks”. Clicking on this will take students directly to their work. Exercises to be completed in order, as each leads into the next to help students better understand the work.

2. If all Active Learn work is completed, there are more resources on FoldR. Start with the booklet labelled “Y9 – En vacances”.

3. If this is completed as well, then students can move on the folder labelled “Current Topic – Holidays.” In here there are some worksheets to be completed in order.

4. If all other work is completed, then students can use the work in the “revision topics” folder to revise.

Active Learn Usernames and Passwords

Username: ibs + 1st initial + whole surname (e.g ibsjleplay)

Password: Ibstock19 (Y7) Ibstock18 (Y8 & Y9) with a capital I.

We recommend that students spend 3x 30-45 minute sessions per week on their French work.

Design Technology & Art

Hope you have all had a good Easter holiday. As from this week we will be setting Art and DT home working a bit differently. In the Design folder in the Home Working Resources there will be a learning grid.

Each week one design area will be setting work for a year group. Look for your year group and the task will be there with a completion date. The full task details will be in the year group and dated with the start date. We will give you a week to complete. All work should be saved in the student area/art and design home working with your name.

As always there are plenty of practical activities in the files for you to try. No learning is wasted so have a go.

English

Year 7 - So far this year Year 7 students have done a lot of work with non-fiction writing styles and for the summer term our focus is mainly on fiction and creative writing. There are resources in the English area of the Home Learning folder to support students in the study of the Gothic Genre, story writing, letter writing, a speaking and listening presentation and work on an ‘Alien’ project.

Timetable - You should spend 4 hours a week studying English. The table suggests how you should be structuring your activities each week.

Year 8 - This year Year 8 students have completed work on Dickens and Shakespeare, drama, and literature from other cultures. For the summer term our focus is on non-fiction writing styles such as persuasive writing and letter writing, as well as creative writing in different genres, particularly the Detective Genre. There are resources in the English area of the Home Learning folder to support students with these topics.

Timetable - You should spend 4 hours a week studying English. The table suggests how you should be structuring your activities each week.

Year 9 - Year 9 students have worked hard for the last two terms on analysing fiction, poetry, Shakespeare and film. In the summer term, in order to further prepare them for their GCSE studies in Year 10, our focus is on the study of War Poetry and non-fiction writing styles such as letter writing and persuasive writing. There are resources to support students in the English area of the Home Learning folder.

There is a Macbeth Live Lesson streaming on YouTube on Tuesday 28 April. Streamed on YouTube from 11am - 12pm, students, schools and parents are able to go behind the scenes and see how RSC actors approach the text of Macbeth with our free online live lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB_7k1vsnEc&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JL-EDU-Live-Lesson-Full-EdDatabase&utm_content=version_A

Timetable - You should spend 4 hours a week studying English. The table suggests how you should be structuring your activities each week.

Timetables for learning in English have been provided in the Home Learning folder. However please note that these timetables are a guide and may need adapting if during lockdown students have already selected from the resources that are available and started and completed some of the activities. Students may have also used some of their English learning hours on the fabulous online resources. This is fine and is recommended.

If students need to create their own timetable based on the model above then:

  • Ensure that a minimum of four hours per week is spent studying English.
  • Vary activities by selecting from both the English Language and English Literature options.
  • Make sure the speaking and listening presentation is completed by the 22nd June.

There is no deadline for any of the other activities, but if students wish they can email work to their English teachers.

Useful websites:

Read Theory

BBC Bitesize

educationquizzes.com

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/exercises/grammar/grammar_tutorial/page_41.htm

Humanities

Religious Studies

Year 7 – You are going to be starting a new unit, looking at worship. In the Religious Studies folder on Foldr, your lessons have been put in to dated folders for you. Just click on to the folder for the week and all of your resources for that week’s lesson will be in there for you to work through. Your new knowledge organiser and a printable booklet are also there for you to use. Complete the lessons in order, even if you have missed a week. Just like when you are at school, there is one hour of RS work per week. The last lesson in the unit is your assessment. If you would like feedback on this then please email it over to Mrs McMahon.

Year 8 – You are going to be starting a new unit, looking at suffering. In the Religious Studies folder on Foldr, your lessons have been put in to dated folders for you. Just click on to the folder for the week and all of your resources for that week’s lesson will be in there for you to work through. Your new knowledge organiser and a printable booklet are also there for you to use. Complete the lessons in order, even if you have missed a week. Just like when you are at school, there is one hour of RS work per week. The last lesson in the unit is your assessment. If you would like feedback on this then please email it over to Mrs McMahon.

Year 9 – You are going to be starting a new unit, looking at families and relationships. This is what you will be learning at Ashby School in GCSE Religious Studies, and it will help you to make a good start. Your resources are in the Religious Studies folder on Foldr. You have a printable workbook and some information sheets. Use the sheets and BBC Bitesize to help you complete the workbook. Aim to spend an hour per week on it.

History

Year 7 – You are going to be starting a new unit, looking at the Wars of the Roses. In the History folder on Foldr, your lessons have been put in to dated folders for you. Just click on to the folder for the week and all of your resources for that week’s lesson will be in there for you to work through. A printable booklet is also there for you to use. Complete the lessons in order, even if you have missed a week. Just like when you are at school, there are three hours of History work per fortnight. The last lesson in the unit is your assessment. If you would like feedback on this then please email it over to Mrs McMahon.

Year 8 – You are going to be starting a new unit, looking at the Civil War. In the History folder on Foldr, your lessons have been put in to dated folders for you. Just click on to the folder for the week and all of your resources for that week’s lesson will be in there for you to work through. A printable booklet is also there for you to use. Complete the lessons in order, even if you have missed a week. Just like when you are at school, there are three hours of History work per fortnight. The last lesson in the unit is your assessment. If you would like feedback on this then please email it over to Mrs McMahon.

Year 9 – You are going to be starting a new unit, looking at the rise of Hitler. In the History folder on Foldr, your lessons have been put in to dated folders for you. Just click on to the folder for the week and all of your resources for that week’s lesson will be in there for you to work through. A printable booklet is also there for you to use. Complete the lessons in order, even if you have missed a week.

Just like when you are at school, there are three hours of History work per fortnight. The last lesson in the unit is your assessment. If you would like feedback on this then please email it over to Mrs McMahon.

Geography

Year 7 - We are starting our Urbanisation lessons. Each week there will be a new worksheet on foldr to work through. This can be printed off or edited on word. There will also be an answer sheet available to check your answers against. There is also an urbanisation knowledge organiser in the geography folder to help with key words for this topic. If you would like me to check your answers then please email a copy of your work over to me (Mrs Goddard).

Year 8 - For the first 2 weeks of this term, we are completing the "Our changing world" topic, focusing on plastic pollution. There are worksheets in the geography home learning foldr, alongside answer sheets. If you would like me to check your answers then please email a copy of your work over to me. After this, we will be starting our "Raging Rivers" topic, with a worksheet in the home learning foldr each week (alongside an answer sheet). Again, if you would like me to check your answers, please email a copy over to me (Mrs Goddard).

Year 9 - For this term, the geography home learning will be focused on key GCSE skills. Throughout the geography GCSE, numeracy and graph skills are very important, and make up the basis for a lot of the 1-6 mark questions. This means it is vital that you can remember how to do these going into your GCSEs (they're also helpful skills to have for your maths and science GCSEs). Each week a new skills worksheet will be uploaded, alongside an answer worksheet. If you want to do extra preparation for you GCSEs, then BBC bitesize has some great resources that you can use (For Ashby the exam board is AQA, for King Ed the exam board is Edexcel A). If you want something a bit more guided, then have a look at the rivers topic in the Year 8 home learning foldr, which is also a topic that appears in GCSE. If you need any help with any of the work, then email the work over to Mrs Goddard and she will have a look at it.

Psychology

Year 9 – For those of you who are taking Psychology next year, or just want to have a look, Ashby School have kindly given us access to their online GCSE textbook. In the Humanities section on Foldr there is a Psychology folder. In side this there is a word document with the website for the online textbook and the login details to access it. Read through the information in the book and complete the activities. Email Mrs McMahon if you are struggling to access this for any reason.

PSHE

All year groups – In the PSHE folder on Foldr, your lessons have been put in to dated folders for you. Just click on to the folder for the week and all of your resources for that week’s lesson will be in there for you to work through. A printable booklet is also there for you to use. Complete the lessons in order, even if you have missed a week. Just like when you are at school, there is one hour of PSHE work per fortnight.

Mathematics

Whilst the school is closed the primary resource for mathematics home learning is MyMaths. We are following the school timetable in that if a class has maths on a particular day then tasks will be set on MyMaths for the students to complete on the same day. The tasks set cover the topics considered by the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) to form the basis of 'Mastery' at KS3.

It is highly likely that your child has covered these topics before as we are not really intending students to teach themselves or indeed be taught by their parents/carers. This may however change depending on the length of time the school is closed, and further resources will be made available should this be necessary. Since we are aiming for 'Mastery' your child should try their utmost to achieve 100% on all of these tasks. MyMaths as I am sure you are aware has lessons to go with each task so that students can refresh their memories prior to attempting the work.

The resources on Foldr are supplementary; I am aware that a day spent looking at a computer screen can become boring (or access to a computer may be limited) for students therefore we have made resources available to support learning and understanding away from the computer. There are worksheets and activities covering a range of topics broadly along the lines of the 4 strands of mathematics; Number, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics. These run parallel to the work set by your child’s teacher on MyMaths. Some of these your child will have covered, others they may not have done, however they are there if you feel there is the need for a change.

Foldr is arranged by year group and within each of the three years are two key documents;

a. Guidance for parents on using MyMaths and

b. A Mastery Topics Overview for your child’s school year.

These documents are there to support parents/carers in helping their child find the relevant resources and tasks set by their maths teacher.

Finally, within Foldr there is a Home Learning folder containing printable booklets from MyMaths and an Enrichment Activities folder which has a further range of tasks and resources based around mathematics.

A note for Y9 parents/carers.

Whilst the school has been closed, I have been in regular contact with Ashby School. I have made the Head of Mathematics at Ashby fully aware of the following:

a. The topics your child has covered so far in Years 7 to 9.

b. The topics we have yet to teach.

c. The relative strengths and areas for improvement in mathematics for your child.

d. The work set on MyMaths and Foldr.

Kindest regards, Mr Wright.

PE

During these difficult times we are trying to encourage our students and their families to keep active as a way to maintain a healthy body and mind during lockdown.

It is recommended that people should be doing 60 minutes of physical activity a day to reduce the time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity. Aim to spread activity throughout the day. All activities should make you breathe faster and feel warmer.

Exercise also benefit physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress and depression.

We have identified some fitness exercises to try each week but remember going for a walk, run or bike ride still count!

We also want students to continue to learn the skills and techniques and rules and regulations behind the sports they would be doing in PE lessons so there will also be a theory topic and students can use their knowledge organisers to support with this.

Year 7 - The timetable for PE work is broken down into 2 week blocks.

There are practical tasks to help students complete 60 mins of activity a day (remember this does not all have to be at once!) students should log their activity in their practical diary. You can use the one on FOLDr or create your own!

Theory related task which relates to the sports topics which we would be coving in school to help students learn the skills, techniques and rules and regulations behind each sport.

For theory related work and questions we have created a folder where students can drop their work into if they wish for their teacher to look at by following this link: https://foldr.ibstockcollege.co.uk/home/files/Student%20Area%20(T:)/PE

Students then need to find their PE group (eg 7X) and title their work with their name and the title of the work (eg Joe Bloggs Cricket)

If students need any help and support with this you can contact Miss Rhodes, Mr Pilcher and Miss Haslam on the following email addresses: r.rhodes@ibstockcollege.co.uk

r.pilcher@ibstockcollege.co.uk

o.haslam@ibstockcollege.co.uk

Year 8 - The timetable for PE work is broken down into 2 week blocks.

There are practical tasks to help students complete 60 mins of activity a day (remember this does not all have to be at once!) You can use the one on FOLDr or create your own!

Theory related task which relates to the sports topics which we would be coving in school to help students learn the skills, techniques and rules and regulations behind each sport.

For theory related work and questions we have created a folder where students can drop their work into if they wish for their teacher to look at by following this link: https://foldr.ibstockcollege.co.uk/home/files/Student%20Area%20(T:)/PE

Students then need to find their PE group (eg 8AB Girls) and title their work with their name and the title of the work (eg Joe Bloggs Cricket)

If students need any help and support with this you can contact Miss Rhodes, Mr Pilcher and Miss Haslam on the following email addresses: r.rhodes@ibstockcollege.co.uk

r.pilcher@ibstockcollege.co.uk

o.haslam@ibstockcollege.co.uk

Year 9 - The timetable for PE work is broken down into 2 week blocks.

There are practical tasks to help students complete 60 mins of activity a day (remember this does not all have to be at once!) You can use the one on FOLDr or create your own!

Theory related tasks are aimed at preparing students for GCSE and are an introduction to some of the topics that you will be studying when you move into year 10.

For theory related work and questions we have created a folder where students can drop their work into if they wish for their teacher to look at by following this link: https://foldr.ibstockcollege.co.uk/home/files/Student%20Area%20(T:)/PE

Students then need to find their PE group (eg 9XY Girls) and title their work with their name and the title of the work (eg Joe Bloggs fitness)

If students need any help and support with this you can contact Miss Rhodes, Mr Pilcher and Miss Haslam on the following email addresses: r.rhodes@ibstockcollege.co.uk

r.pilcher@ibstockcollege.co.uk

o.haslam@ibstockcollege.co.uk

Science

  • The science resources are organised by year group and topic.
  • Each topic should last for 2 weeks and require around 7 hours of study.
  • Students need to look at the timetable for their year group to find out the topic they should be studying.
  • Students then need to read the instruction sheet for that topic which outlines what to do:

Complete the checklist to find out what you already know.

Read through the knowledge organiser and test yourself on the key facts.

Complete your Seneca assignments – this is really important so that we can monitor your progress and understanding. Assignments will be set on a Monday morning and you will have two weeks to complete them.

Visit BBC Bitesize and complete the relevant sections.

If possible, complete the enrichment activity.

Complete the checkpoint revision task and mark.

Complete the checklist again. Revisit any areas you are unsure of.

Complete the test and mark.

  • Please email your teacher if you need help logging onto Seneca or with completing any of the tasks.

SEND

Now that our students have been experiencing life in Lock Down for a few weeks I thought I would check in with those who are under my care.

I sincerely hope that you are all safe and managing, and life has settled into as good a routine as possible. I know that I am still finding it all very strange at the moment and I am missing seeing my students on a regular basis – whether that be just in passing in the corridor, in my classroom or in The Hive. I know that my team (Mrs O’Farrell, Mrs Poole, Mrs Pegg, Mrs White, Mrs Sykes, Miss Brindley and Miss Hession) are all missing the students too, and poor Mrs Deacon (our new Teaching Assistant) hasn’t had chance to meet all of our lovely kids yet!

One or two parents, and even students, have emailed me about the work they need to complete. It’s a difficult question to answer for you all as a collective as your children all have different strengths and needs. All I would say to you is do what you can. If your child is academic and enjoys the work then please do as much as you are able to do, but if your child struggles in any way then please focus on the basics. For instance they could:

I can’t stress enough that the guidance will be different for every student, but please, if nothing else, focus on the basics for each area of school. Contact your child’s teacher if unsure for a specific subject. But most importantly, keep safe.

If anyone needs additional guidance or just needs an additional contact with school then please keep in touch with me or your child’s tutor.

Wellbeing during isolation

Teen wellbeing: finding the balance during lockdown - MyTutor

1. Structure their days (but not too much)

Keeping a routine in place can be really reassuring for teens (and adults!), especially during an uncertain time. The key though is to strike a balance between giving them a daily structure, and keeping them calm too. You could try leaving the morning for school work, and then using the afternoon for more exploratory or creative activities.

2. Prioritise sleep and exercise

They’re always important, but with more challenging circumstances than usual at the moment, protecting your teen’s regular sleep and exercise will help them manage any worries. Keeping the same bedtime and wake-up time each day will provide a solid foundation to a healthy routine. If you’ve got a garden or a nearby park, then a daily exercise trip can help split up the day too. If you’re pushed for outdoor space, there are lots of free online exercise classes, like Joe Wicks. Online yoga and meditation classes are more great ways to relax and stay calm.

3. Try something new

With the incentive of exams in the Summer term gone, some brand new learning could help get them excited. Trying a new language, an area of History they haven’t been taught in school before, or areas of current events they’ve always wondered about can keep them motivated. Our tutors are offering a range of off-curriculum lessons – if you tell our tutor experts what you’re looking for then they can help you find the perfect tutor.

4. Continue core learning

It might be too much of a challenge to keep all of your child’s usual subjects going at home, and that’s ok.

5. Help them find a passion

The flexibility of home learning is a chance for your child to find what they enjoy most – or to focus in on what they already love. This could be an extended project in their favourite school subject, an ambitious creative challenge, or practical learning like (safe and supervised!) D.I.Y. Without the rapid pace of school life, they could take the chance to think about their future and research some options for what they’d like to do beyond school.

6. Teach them what you know

If you’ve got time, taking the chance to teach your child the skills you have can be a nice way to expand their learning and give yourselves some quality one-on-one time. This could mean practical life skills like budgeting or cooking, sharing your hobby with them, or even giving them a closer look at what you do in your job. Similarly, setting up video chats for your child with family members who could do the same can be a really nice way to keep everyone connected and engaged.

7. Leave time for “socialising”

While keeping busy and healthy is really important, so is staying in touch with their mates! Your teen will probably have been in touch with their friends already, but leaving a good amount of time in their weekly schedule for your child to video chat or message their friends will help them keep some sense of normality during this challenging time.

We have put together this list of external websites that can help you and your child with advice, or for your child to access for support and information.

These are trusted and informative websites with advice that we also follow in College.

Please visit: https://www.ibstockcollege.co.uk/pastoral-team

The Ibstock College Easter Bake Off Challenge

There were some super good entries in the bake off competition. I loved the decorating and icing skills, all the rabbits and of course the use of plenty of chocolate.

So very well done to Caitlin, Paige, Nikodem, Daniel, Alfie, Olivia, Eden, Toby, George and Alfie. The winner will be announced shortly. Watch this space.......

Parent Lite

Please ensure you have activated your account and keep your child's information upto date. If you have not received an activation email please contact icc.admin@ibstockcollege.co.uk

Please take time to look through each tab and update information as required. It is especially important to ensure contact details are up to date, consent information is correct and any medical details or dietary needs are recorded accurately.

We use this information in school and when preparing for extra curricular activities or trips it is therefore very important you keep this information up to date.

Contacting the college

Email: icc.admin@ibstockcollege.co.uk

Website: www.ibstockcollege.co.uk

Please do not telephone the college and leave a voicemail as we are not regularly in college to listen to them.

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