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"Hi everyone, this is where I'll be keeping you up to date with the work we're doing for our GCSE and Entry Level English qualifications."

Comments Section of Google Classroom...

As a school, we've been using Google Classrooms to teach our 'virtual' curriculum. I've started using the comments section to set tasks and let you know what you need to do. For most people, just complete the work in the relevant week. For those of you who have completed everything, I've set individual tasks.

I've also started to give you an idea of the difficulty levels of work and I've labeled them, 'Mild', 'Spicy' and 'Hot'. You can challenge yourselves by completing work in the 'Spicy' or 'Hot' categories. Remember that you can claim vouchers for work that complete every week. You can ask for more details or help in the comments section.

Posted by Mr Evans on July 6, 2020

Google Classrooms

Hi All. I hope you're well. Just a reminder that there's up to £110 per pupil of unclaimed vouchers that you're entitled to if you complete your work for each week. I've put the details of how to claim them in the comments section of Google Classrooms. If you can't remember your user name and password, then let me or Mr Bellamy know and I'll get copies sent to you.

Posted by Mr Evans on July 3, 2020

10X...

Hello to all of you that have returned to school this week. It was really nice to see you...Mr Bellamy was particularly over excitable!

I've used the comments section on Google Classrooms to let you know which assignments that you need to complete. When you first enter the Google Classroom English section, you'll see the comments section in the 'Stream' section. If you have any questions, then please let me know there. I check it quite frequently so I'll always get back to you at some point during the day.

Just leave you with this 'random spanner'...this is a dragon made of sand. I remember seeing these when I was on holiday as a child. Someone sent me a few pictures and this one was particularly impressive.

Posted by Mr Evans on June 29, 2020

Random Spanners...

For those of you that have been using Google Classrooms, you may have noticed a strange slide at the end of each piece of work. Click on the links or do a search for some of the information I've included. There are some amazing examples of 3D street art that have been sent to me recently.

If you have your own 'random spanner' you want me to include sometime, then let me know in the comments section either here on on Google Classrooms.

Posted by Mr Evans on June 25, 2020

Week 8...

Thank you again to all of you who have sent work back to me. I mark it as soon as I get it so you should be able to see my comments by the end of the school day. Own has been doing his spellings as well this week so have a look for his feedback too. You can leave comments if you want to ask a question or make any observations.

I don't know about you but I'm quite looking forward to getting back to school on the 29th. The only problem being is that I haven't been to the barbers since February and I've had to resort to cutting my own hair...with my dog's clippers! I think there are a lot of people in a similar boat. All of the teachers at Y Daith have had video meetings during lockdown and I've noticed that everyone has been getting a lot hairier! I grew a big beard but looked like Robinson Crusoe so I trimmed it back a bit. Mr Miles' beard at the moment looks very impressive!

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Posted by Mr Evans on June 17, 2020

Week 7...

Hi All, hope everyone is well. This week we have 3 exam revision exercises, a little extract of 'Lord Loss' to read and then Owen's first spelling test! Don't worry, it's only 10 words. 🙂

The weather seems to have picked up at the start of the week and I'm just hoping it holds. A friend sent me a picture from two years ago - I'd just started a journey kayaking around Wales and I was underneath the Seven Bridge. Took another 23 days to complete that little adventure.

Posted by Mr Evans on June 9, 2020

Exercise routines...

It's tough trying to keep fit. I use this routine about 3 times a week as a 10 min blast.

Posted by Mr Evans on June 2, 2020

Vouchers

Remember that if you complete all of your work then you can claim a £10 voucher!

This week, I am only setting three pieces of work so make the most of your opportunity to get your vouchers!

Let me know in the comments section below what you think of the book 'Lord Loss' that we are reading. I like the horror genre and I hope you do too.

Posted by Mr Evans on June 1, 2020

Welcome back!

Hello All!

I hope you had a good half term. I had a very lazy one and it was tough getting out of bed this morning! My alarm went off at 6am and I had to drag myself out of bed to take Layla out for her walk. I was surprised at how many people were also out taking their dogs out at that time of the morning - I think the country is slowly getting back to 'normal'.

The first task is an easy piece of research today - what are the new lockdown rules? What are we now permitted to do? Remember that Wales' rules are different from that of England. I'd be interested to know if you think that is fair - should we have different rules to England? Do you think that the UK should all have the same rules? I saw a news article yesterday about crowds of people on a beach at Durdle Door yesterday:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-52867140

What do you think?

Anyway...the school website has all of the information about how to access Hwb and find your work - Mr Bellamy has done some videos to help - just look at the e-learning section.

Take care and stay safe,

Mr C Evans
Y Daith
English Department

Posted by Mr Evans on June 1, 2020
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