- #lockdownchallenge - Cake gallery
- #lockdown challenge - Artwork
- #lockdownchallenge - Family meals
- Active Coping Calendar
- JT Online Easter video quiz
- JTHS Scavenger Hunt
- John Taylor Easter egg challenge
- Easter Egg Book Competition
- Lower School Easter Challenges
- Upper School Easter Bingo
- Competition: Create your very own DRAGON! - Closes 15th April 2020
- Crossword Challenge
- Diary of a Student
- Think about Developing your Cultural Capital during your #Stayathome
- Andrew Lloyd Webber - 'The Shows Must Go On!'
- JTHS Art WOW! wall
- 100 things to Draw , Time to get sketching
- Once a geographer, always a geographer!
- Do you know your capital cities?
- Yr 9 - Rainforest in a box
- Easter Egg Hunt - name the country
- Basketball - JT challenge
- 'Happy News Article' task
- Easter Backyard Wildlife Photography Challenge
- Chris Bradford Virtual Worldwide Author Visit - Friday 10th April 10am
- Wellbeing: NHS Support
- Covid-19: Guides and resources
- Online Resources to help whilst at home
Thank you to those of you who shared some pictures of the fantastic baking you have been doing. I think we have some future 'Great British Bakers'!
Here are some pictures that we have had shared this week:
We have some very talented artists in our school community as evidenced by the pictures below. Thank you for sharing!
It looks like some parents have been benefiting from having their children cook for them! Junior Masterchef look out! Thanks for sharing
The LRC is setting you a different lockdown challenge! Can you use a hard boiled egg, to represent a book character that you know and love? Details are on the attached poster. Email your designs into LRCsupport@jths.co.uk and we'll award a virtual winner for now. A real prize when we're back in school of course!
Calling all year 8 students although this competition is open to everyone.
Following on from your book illustration project in Art Craft and Design and World Book Day this is a fabulous challenge that you might like to get involved with during the Easter period
This is a competition to win an exclusive illustration by Cressida Cowell.
To enter, please share your drawing of a dragon using the hashtag #CreateWithCressida on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Entrants must be 18 or over, however entrants may share on behalf of an individual under 18.
In place of our weekly Word Wheel literacy form competition, we're trying out a Crossword Challenge instead. This week's crossword is attached. Have a go, you never know you could be our winner, as well as keeping your brain active! Virtual winners for now, notified by email and real prizes when we return to school. Good luck!
Each week we will be sharing the experiences of a Lower School Student whilst learning at home.
The first student is Nathaniel from Year 7.
Thank you for your contribution Nathaniel (and his Dad!)
I hope that you are all safe and well. I just thought that you might like to see some photos from my first week working from home.
Once we managed to get office 365 working on our home PC, I quickly started to enjoy the experience. I have setup routine for each day to start with the Joe Wick's PE lesson and then following the usual school timetable. I have even managed to get my Dad involved in the PE lessons!
I am using a checklist (as you can see in one of the photos) to ensure that I complete each task and stay organised and this is now stuck to the wall in our office.
I am also spending some time outside enjoying the nice weather, some of it doing my school work, some reading and some exercises and football practice in my breaks.
I have found the tasks to be varied and fun to complete. Also all of the teachers have been really quick to answer emails and it has been good to keep in touch.
While you have time at home- think about trying a new cultural pursuit online. If we #Stayathome, the entertainment and learning can stream into our home instead. Lots of online services have enabled free access-take advantage of this unexpected opportunity.
Watch a Play
National Theatre Live will screen a NT Play every Thursday at 7pm. They will be available to screen for the following 7 days, It starts on 2nd April with James Corden in One Man Two Guvnors LINK.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has free full length broadcast here LINK
Watch a Ballet
Discover a new City or Culture
Explore the world’s greatest landmarks, culture and arts with Goole Arts and Culture LINK
Here are 12 of the world’s greatest museums and galleries LINK
Have you ever tried Opera?
The Met Opera in New York have nightly broadcasts of World-class performances LINK
Glyndebourne Opera is in East Sussex LINK
Attend a virtual Lecture
Gresham College records all of its high-quality lecture programme LINK
MASSOLIT works with academics from the world's best universities to produce high-quality videos. LINK
Live Classical Music
Chamber music from around the world LINK
Berlin Philharmonic LINK
Speak another Language
Learn a language for free HERE
Read/listen to Classic Books
Free on Audible including some classics HERE
There are over 1000 free audiobooks here LINK
Go to University
Try a Short University Courses from around the world LINK
Still not found your passion?
Try Chatterpack’s - Zoo cams, podcasts, tour, challenge, concerts, prayer, mindfulness, dance, engineering, Tai Chi, economics, rainforest tours, virtual choirs and lots more! It’s fantastic… LINK
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers!
Starting Friday 3rd April, he’ll be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free!
It will be available for 48 hours, so you can tune in whenever you like over the weekend!
First up, it’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat! Follow this link:
Now is the perfect time to get practising your sketching skills
The site is published by 'the Arty Teacher' , It has a range of subject matter ideas to see you on your drawing journey. Create your drawing on any surface (within reason) and remember mistakes are fun.
Just for Fun! Check out this emoji quiz on capital cities. Have a competition with your familes.
Calling all Y9 Geographers... You have been studying Tropical Rainforest environments for a few lessons now, so we are challenging you to create a Rainforest in a BOX! See attached images for some inspiration. Can you find materials lying around your home or in your garden to show the layers of the rainforest? Will there be any rainforest animals roaming around? Can you include any specific plant and animal adaptations? Anything related to the climate or soil profile? We look forward to seeing your masterpieces after Easter! Please note that this homework is optional, as we do not want students and parents to feel that they have to purchase any materials for this piece of work during this period of lockdown.
Using your garden for inspiration take a photo a day of either:
- All the different examples of wildlife you can find – plants, animals, insects.
- Pick a flower that is growing and chart it’s growth over the 2 weeks by taking a photo from the same position and angle each day
For all the Young Samurai fans out there, writer Chris Bradford is holding a virtual author visit on Friday 10th April at 10am. Chris is an extremely entertaining speaker and a trained Samurai warrior, so it's well worth tuning in to watch his performance.
More details can be found here:
Well worth watching.
This website has been co-funded by the NHS and set up by a group of people who are wanting to help people improve their mental health and wellbeing during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Some of the activities include creating your own wellbeing plan. There are templates and ideas to support you.
Whilst we're all working at home and trying to find new and different ways to learn and continue the attached list from the School Library Association, may help with some school work queries, but also includes lots of links to online author talks, activities and competitions. Hope you find it useful.