Reading for Pleasure

In these times of restrictions and isolation it is more important than ever that we look for ways to keep ourselves busy and entertained. What better time than now to pick up a book and submerge yourself into another world, or discover new information building on your general knowledge.  In a research report made by the Reading Agency.org they found that:  “The relationship between reading for pleasure and wellbeing is particularly interesting, with evidence showing a correlation between reading for pleasure regularly and lower levels of stress and depression… In addition to the health benefits, reading for pleasure has social
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The Great Unity College Homework Challenge

Homework is a vital part of independent learning and achieving success. Due to Covid 19 and working remotely we have decided to do something a little bit different with homework and launch a fun challenge to complete this half term. This challenge is for everyone – even your teachers have been giving it a go! Challenges can be completed in any order over the next 5 weeks and evidence submitted via email to your House Leader (NOT your Head of Year). A reminder of your House Leader and their contact details are below: Mr M Cole – East House (Green
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End of Term Letter

The end of term letter is being posted out to all parents today (Monday 7 December). We have had a few phone calls last week and today asking about which date is the last day of term for Unity College.  Unity College will be open until lunchtime on Friday 18 December. Further information about the last two weeks of term can be found in the letter that you should receive in the next few days.
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Groupings for Year 7 Students

When year 7 came to Unity College in September, they were placed into mostly mixed ability groupings apart from the group 1 in both half years and group 5 in the X half and group 6 in the Y half. The data we used for grouping students came from your child’s primary school. Students in year 7 are kept in their small bubbles for the majority of their lessons including lunch times due to COVID-19 restrictions. This means that we have been able to keep the number of children in year 7 who we have had to send home to
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EU Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme has been set up to provide immigration status to those who need it as the UK leaves the EU. Full guidance on how to apply is available at https://www.gov.uk/eusettledstatus
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Remembrance Day at Unity College 2020

Remembrance Day at Unity College 2020 Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day owing to the tradition of the remembrance poppy) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. On Wednesday 11 November 2020, Unity College will be offering students and staff stick on poppies for a donation to the Royal British Legion when they arrive at college.  We will also be observing a 2-minute silence at 11.00am on Wednesday 11 November.  The silence
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SIMS Parent App

Invites have now been sent to all parents – please ensure that you check your email, including your junk mail folder, as the invitation may default to this area of your email. The email will include all the required information to support you with the set up. If you’ve not received an invite or have any other queries relating to this please email parentapp@unity.lancs.sch.uk.
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Show My Homework Parent App

At Unity College ‘Show My Homework’ is how all homework is shared with students. All students will be receiving their login details over the course of the next week, this will ensure that every student has access to the ‘Show My Homework’ website and app. Show My Homework has a fantastic parent app that enables parents to monitor and keep track of any homework that has been set for their child to complete at home. We will be sending out login details to all parents in the next week so that you can take advantage this fantastic app. In meantime,
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SIMS Parent App

At Unity College we are using SIMS Parent app to help keep parents informed about their child’s day. The app will allow you to access information about your child including reward points and their timetable. If you wish to use SIMS Parent App, and don’t already do so, we need to have an up-to-date email address. If you need to add or update your email address please email parentapp@unity.lancs.sch.uk with your child’s full name and date of birth. Invites will be sent on Monday 7th September 2020 – please ensure that you check your email, including your junk mail folder,
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Year 10 Online Work Experience Week

The week of the 8th– 12th of June is online work experience week.   The Oak national academy is providing sessions all week which will link to the world of work.  https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-10#schedule If you access the year 10 schedule you will see day by day there are 4 sessions.  You can access these at any point in the week. Also running is the learn live programme: https://learnliveuk.com/my-week-of-work/ When you go onto this page you will then be able to register to join online sessions with employers.  These sessions will run Tuesday – Friday so have a look on Monday at sessions
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