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Coronavirus Update – School Reopening to Y10 & Y12

Coronavirus update – School will reopen June 15 for Y10 and Y12

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday evening, we can confirm that the date when we will reopen for Y10 and Y12 will be June 15. The Governors of Magnus Academy met last night and agreed our plans for reopening. They were confident and reassured that we have plans that will prioritise the safety of both staff and students when we do return. We will be writing to parents/carers of Y10 and Y12 students next week to outline these plans in detail. You will then be able to confirm whether you are comfortable with your child returning. Following this we will issue individual student timetables that will outline the days and times students are expected in school. Thank you for your support and patience at this difficult time.

Y6 Transition Message

We have put together a welcome video for all the lovely Year 6 students that will be joining us in September!

We just wanted to let you know some of the next steps we have prepared to support your transition into Year 7 and Magnus. We are here to support you every step of the way so please contact the academy if you have any questions.

You will soon be receiving transition packs with more details but here is an introduction to some of the key staff involved in your transition journey!

Year 6 Transition Message

Weekly Tutor Quiz – Microsoft Teams Guidance

We haven’t been in touch for a few weeks now and we miss you and want to find out how you’re getting on. We want to know what you’ve been doing during lockdown to keep busy and how you are finding the work we have set. So, we will be posting weekly quizzes on Microsoft Teams for you to all fill in starting tomorrow.

We are aware that many students in year 7-9 may not know how to access Teams so have created a video tutorial to walk you through it. There is also a document you can use here: https://www.magnusacademy.co.uk/…/03/How-to-access-Teams.pdf. All you need to access Teams is an internet connection – it can be accessed on any web browser on a computer, tablet, phone etc.

The quiz will be posted tomorrow (01/05/2020) at 9am so watch the video and have a go at logging in today. If you can’t remember or don’t know your school login, please contact us and we will find it out for you. The deadline for the quiz is Wednesday and if you don’t complete it, we will call you.

Film & Documentary Reviews

As the weather is a little less fabulous this week, some of you might be tempted to watch an interesting film or documentary. You can find so many amazing things to watch at the moment from science and nature, to theatre and musicals.

Why not sit back, relax and LEARN?! Then afterwards you can complete the review sheet at the bottom of this post. This will allow you to create a record of all the amazing things you have watched.

Here’s a list of documentary sources to give you a few ideas but please don’t feel limited by it, you can review whatever interests you.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals (Every Friday 7pm)
https://youtu.be/OLeErO8nXsc

Netflix recommendations from the ‘Geographical’ recommendations
https://geographical.co.uk/reviews/films/item/1176-7-must-see-netflix-documentaries

So take care of yourselves and enjoy but please remember to double check the age rating of your chosen film or documentary before you start (especially when using Netflix)!

Mrs May

Film or Documentary Review