[26/06/2020] Weekly Update from the Academy

Dear Parents / Carers and students,

I hope you are all well and keeping abreast with all of the changes being drip fed by the government at the moment in relation to lockdown slowly easing.

On 24 June it was recommended by the government that from 4 July 2020 people keep two metres apart from others as a precaution or one metre when the risk can be mitigated by taking other precautions in the Staying Safe Outside Your Home guidance. Over the coming weeks the Department for Education will publish further information and guidance to help schools prepare for a full return in September.

Please familiarise yourself with the Staying Safe Outside Your Home document and share the key information with your child. This will be essential for them to understand why we are taking the precautions we are, and why it is important for them to be following the guidance when not at home to enable ‘normality’ to return in the (hopefully) not too distant future.

Year 10 and 12

We are looking forward to our Year 10’s joining us on their allocated day from Monday 29 June and seeing Year 12 in their Zoom lessons going forward. If your child is in Year 10 or 12 please ensure you re-read the recently emailed letters which have been sent explaining the changes to their online provision and the expectations when attending site.

Year 11: Virtual Sixth Form Induction Week commencing 29 June

Unfortunately due to the health and safety restrictions in place regarding Covid 19 we are unable to proceed as planned with the two Sixth Form Induction Days scheduled for 29-30 June. However, Ms Jackson and Mr Chuhan have launched their plans via email to all year 11’s which include a Sixth Form Induction video; a Q&A live session at 3:00pm on Friday 3 July (please email Ms Jackson ( for your Zoom code and register interest) including some Year 13 student ambassadors and specific subject induction materials uploaded to Class Charts to assist you in ensuring your have selected the correct option choices.

All students: Nunthorpe’s Virtual Sports Day / Week

The Nunthorpe Virtual Sports Day/Week starts on Monday 29 June 2020 and will see 4 challenges a day set over the full week. We are very disappointed that we are unable to host our annual sports day this year, therefore we would love everyone to get involved throughout the week during the virtual sports week to keep everyone smiling. Good luck everyone and have lots of fun.

The Rules (courtesy of Mr Tooth!)

  • Using the activity cards we challenge you to complete as many challenges as you can throughout the week having only 60 seconds for each challenge.
  • Depending on how many repetitions you manage within 60 seconds you will then be awarded either a bronze, silver or a gold medal.
  • Using the activity tracking sheet you will then be asked to record your score for that particular challenge.
  • It would be brilliant to see you attempt every single challenge set (there are 20 in total) to see which activity you perform best in.
  • You must email your completed tracking sheet to your PE teacher so we can collate all of the scores.
  • It would be great if you could also send us pictures and videos of your progress for the PE twitter account @NunthorpeSPORT.
  • Certificates will be awarded to all of our winners including certificates for effort and hard work.

You can find more information about the virtual sports day here: Virtual Sports Day.

Department for Education Online education resources for home learning update

We have updated our guidance for online education resources for home learning to include additional resources and new tips to help parents and carers with home education.
The list of resources can be found here: Online education resources for home learning

Stay safe and well
Take care

Kate Kell
Head of School