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The De La Salle Academy

The De La Salle Academy

Inspiring People;
Breaking Boundaries

Closure Home Learning

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

We are currently in a very new situation due to the Coronavirus. As always, we are following the latest government advice which can be found by following the link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

This will be updated as we have further information available. 

Continuity of Curriculum

In order to ensure that there is continuity of curriculum for students during school closures; please follow the guidance below:

  1. Students should log onto ‘Show my Homework’:

https://www.satchelone.com/login?subdomain=delasalleacademy&userType=student

  • Lessons will be posted on the platform that student can access at home.
  • All students have been emailed their individual log on details for Show My Homework to their school email address. Can I please urge parents to make sure pupils have logged on? The school can be contacted if pupils require any additional information about Show My Homework.
  1. Where there is no internet availability hard copies of learning resources are available to be collected from the academy.
  2. It is important that where possible students work in a quiet area and perform between 2hr-3hrs study a day. Routine is important and this time should be set aside each day for study. 
  3. Breaks are vital, so please ensure that your child takes regular breaks from study. A suggested routine might be 30 mins of study followed by 10 mins of break.  Breaks support positive meatal health.
  4. Should your child require the support of their teacher they can be contacted at the email addresses below:

Art@de-la-salle.co.uk

Design@de-la-salle.co.uk

Drama@de-la-salle.co.uk

English@de-la-salle.co.uk

Food@de-la-salle.co.uk

Geography@de-la-salle.co.uk

History@de-la-salle.co.uk

maths@de-la-salle.co.uk

physicaleducation@de-la-salle.co.uk 

RE@de-la-salle.co.uk

Science@de-la-salle.co.uk

Spanish@de-la-salle.co.uk

Positive Wellbeing

Wellbeing and maintaining a healthy mind and body is very important. In order to support wellbeing the following advice is offered:

  1. Taking breaks from technology. It can create strain on the eyes, disrupt sleep, overstimulate your brain and normally technology is linked to a lack of movement.
  2. Spend time with people who support you. Sharing problems with others is very important.
  3. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables daily. Food helps to build and nourish your body, it provides energy and helps you when you’re not feeling well. Aim for at least 5 portions daily.
  4. Breathing exercise. Practice breathing slowly into your stomach, through your nose and out slowly to calm down nervousness. Left and right nostril breathing is all good for enhancing these effects.
  5. Find a creative activity. Finding a way to expressive yourself through your chosen form of art from acting, playing an instrument, art, writing short stories or poems is great for relaxing and spending time away from technology.
  6. Limit phone time. Social Media can be a very negative environment and hyper filtered which can distort how we see and feel about ourselves. Breaks are a good reminder that social media is a filtered highlight reel, not real life.
  7. Talk about your problems. They can seem much worse in your head, especially if you don’t talk about them and let them build up. Find someone you can trust.
  8. Meditation. Close your eyes for a few minutes each day and just focus on breathing. You don’t need to anything else but witness your thoughts and feelings.
  9. Drink plenty of water. We are over 70% water and dehydration can cause low energy amongst other undesirable symptoms.
  10. Write your feelings on paper. Keeping a journal, can help ease a troubled mind when you’re not ready to talk about what is bothering you.

Lasallian Ethos

Remember that as Lasallians we are committed to social justice. Please remember the vulnerable in your communities and offer what support you can.

DLSA Helpline

If you are facing any particular difficulties relating to your sons education or welfare at this time please leave a message on the dedicated DLSA helpline: 0151 545 2100 or email

pastoralsupport@de-la-salle.co.uk

Additional Education Resources

Beyond the work set by the academy, below are additional websites with a wide range of support for home learning.

https://padlet.com/seanjones1/q7yfgbq970v2