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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://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

FSM Update – Edenred

We have now successfully set up all free school meal families on the Government system Edenred.
You will receive a £15 voucher per student each week. Starting next week 20th April. If the school had a current working email address for you, or you have recently passed us your email address you will receive an activation code that you then need to activate to claim your voucher for your chosen supermarket.
It may be worth checking your junk items for the email.
Further help and guidance is available from here: https://www.edenred.co.uk/reward-recipients/Free-School-Meal-Vouchers/
If we do not have an email address for you, the school will act as administrators and post the vouchers, these will have a two week value. Please be aware that there is potentially delays with the postal service.
If you have any queries regarding this system, please email office@magnusacademy.co.uk
Top Tips for using Edenred:
– Use Google Chrome if possible.
– Copy and paste activation codes… don’t type them in.
– If you have had previous codes activated and a new one is now not working, you may need to delete browser history.
It is also worth noting it has been widely reported that the government scheme is struggling to cope with demand, which is one of the reasons we supplied ASDA vouchers over the Easter period. The system does appear to be responding more quickly and improving each day.