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Year 8 Parents Evening

Dear Parents and Carers,

The Y8 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday May 19th 2022 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. This is a subject based evening.

Appointments can be made on line, via schoolcloud.co.uk, and below is a guide on how this can be done, should you need it. When making your appointments it is recommended that a 5 minute gap is left between each appointment to allow time to move around without having to rush.

As the majority of subject area staff teach more than one Y8 group, appointments are 5 minutes in length. This so that they can see as many parents as possible. Should a more detailed conversation be needed then that can be held at another time. Please contact individual subject staff to arrange this.

Should you have any questions about the Parents Evening please contact your son / daughter’s form Tutor in the first instance.

Best regards

MARTIN LANCASTER

New Year 7 2022 Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to your very own page on The Milton Keynes Academy website, we promise you a fantastic future.

Join The Milton Keynes Academy family and you’ll be encouraged to think big, believe in yourself and develop your resilience and confidence to maximise your potential.

Our talented team of teachers will challenge you to think differently, step out of your comfort zone and push yourself forward to realise your true potential. We’ll drive you to aim high.

We’ll nurture your talents, celebrate your successes, and give you every opportunity to flourish both now and in the future.

Opportunities for Everyone

As you start your last year of primary school, this webpage will show you all the fantastic things you have to look forward to when you start secondary school at MKA.  You will find all the information to prepare you and keep you up to date with all the events we are planning to make your move to us in September 2022 as easy as possible.

Unlocking the Potential of Everyone

Hopefully you were able to join us at our virtual Open Evening but if not please find the presentation below.  We hope that over the next months we will be able to welcome you and your families in person into the Academy so that you can meet our wonderful staff and students and experience for yourself our stunning facilities, until then…

Fantastic Facilities

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We hope that you enjoyed working through the Discovery booklet, please follow this link if you need to print out another one. 

We are looking forward to seeing your ‘Future Me’ creative contributions.  We will put the best on this page, so that we can showcase your talents and the talents of your soon-to-be classmates! 

Taking Care of Everyone

Starting secondary school can be daunting so we are attaching some questions that other students have asked before. 

If you still have a question you wish to ask email ClassOf2022@miltonkeynesacademy.org.uk and we will publish your question and our answer.

Your webpage will be updated throughout the year, there will be news articles and competitions for you to enter, so make sure that you read it regularly. 

Welcome to the Academy!

Urban Scholars

Nine Year 11 students from The Milton Keynes Academy were joined by nine Year 11 students from from Walton High on a trip to Brunel University as part of their Urban Scholars programme.

The students worked on a model CSI investigation, looking at evidence such as DNA, images, and blood samples to identify a murderer. Students were taught problem solving skills, developed their team working ability and had to make quick decisions. It was fantastic to see the collaboration between students, and the partnership between our two schools.

Learning at Home

Parents click here for some remote learning guidance.

Studying at home guidance for students

When you are working from home, we want to ensure that you are able to continue to make progress in all of your subjects. This guidance will set realistic expectations for what Remote Learning looks like.

How will it work?

  • The expectation is that you will follow your normal timetable as closely as possible
  • For each lesson follow the guided resources on this document
  • You should spend the length of the lesson completing this work
  • If you do not understand an element of the work, or need help, you should be proactive in seeking help from all available sources. This includes using your notes and textbooks, contacting your class teacher, and utilising other resources
  • If you are still unsure or require help, contact the relevant teacher through email
  • Your teachers will respond no more than 24 hours after the timetabled lesson where possible
  • Responses may take the form of individual, or whole class guidance
  • Your teachers will inform you if work should be shared with them, and how you should do this
  • Your teachers may use a variety of methods to give you feedback on your work

How to be an excellent virtual learner

  • Keep your routine as close as possible to the normal school day.
  • Ensure you are working in an appropriate working environment, at a desk, and without distractions.
  • Put your phone away when you work.
  • You have a responsibility to be independent and proactive. Please contact the Academy if you experience any technical difficulties in accessing your work.

For further information on how to access lessons set by your teacher and other learning resources click the ‘Home earning guide’ button below.

ResourceWebsite

Microsoft Teams
https://teams.microsoft.com/
You will be asked for you full academy email address. You may also be redirected to the CET login page where you should use your username and password.
Quick start guide to Microsoft Teams
gcsepod-logo
GCSE Pod
https://www.gcsepod.com/

Oak National Academy
https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage

Seneca Learning
https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/

Hegarty Maths
https://hegartymaths.com/

Bedrock Learning
https://app.bedrocklearning.org/

Library Online Services
Library Online Services – The Milton Keynes Academy

Support Contact Email

If you have any queries or require assistance regarding login/access issues for Microsoft Teams please email the following address:  support@miltonkeynesacademy.org.uk. If you have any other queries, please contact info@miltonkeynesacademy.org.uk.

Use the ‘forgotten password’ tool if you are unable to log in to web based sites below.

SubjectResources for remote learning KS3
Arthttps://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-3/subjects/art
Computinghttps://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-3/subjects/computing
Englishhttps://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-3/subjects/english 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/this-terms-topics 
https://app.senecalearning.com/dashboard/courses/your-courses
https://app.bedrocklearning.org/
https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/english/
Accelerated Reader- student
Accelerated Reader – parent
If you need any support logging in to Bedrock Vocabulary, please email library support.
Humanitieshttps://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-3/subjects/geography
 
 
https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-3/subjects/history
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/this-terms-topics
MathsHegarty Maths

Mathswatch

If you forget your password for Mathswatch or HegartyMaths or you do not have a login email maths support.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/this-terms-topics
 
https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-3/subjects/maths
MFLhttps://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-3/subjects/french
 
https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-3/subjects/german
 
Linguascope
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2nygk7
 
http://realfrenchplus.net/
 
https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/index.html
 
Sciencehttps://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-3/subjects/science

https://app.senecalearning.com/sign-up

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/this-terms-topics
 
GeneralCollins CoBuild dictionary that gives student friendly definitions

MK Libraries / eBooks/ other electronic resources

Free audio books

SubjectResources for independent learning KS4 & KS5
Art Learning resources for Catering and DT on Moodle

Illuminate Publishing Food preparation and nutrition Online text book

EDUQAS website : Food Preparation and Nutrition > Select Digital resources · > Choose from available topics, videos, links and worksheets

BBC Bitesize – Home Economics

GCSEPod
Business GCSEPod

Seneca learning

BBC Bitesize – Business
ComputingGCSEPod

Seneca Learning

BBC Bitesize – Computer Science

Craig’n’Dave AQA GCSE Computer Science videos
English GCSEPod

Seneca Learning

Mr Bruff videos

Bedrock Vocabulary

If you forget your password for Accelerated Reader or Bedrock Vocabulary or you do not have a login email library support.
Humanities GCSEPod
Maths Hegarty Maths

Mathswatch

If you forget your password for Mathswatch or HegartyMaths or you do not have a login email maths support.

GCSEPod

Corbett Maths

BBC Bitesize
MFL Linguascope

Performing Arts /
Dance
Digital Theatre Plus

Watch performances and interviews from Frantic Assembly

Search for Physical Theatre (there is a playlist).
Science Seneca Learning

Active learn

GCSEPod

Khan Academy
Sport/PE GCSEPod

Seneca Learning
GeneralCollins CoBuild dictionary that gives student friendly definitions

MK Libraries / eBooks/ other electronic resources

Free audio books