Key Stage 3 resources
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FREE online education resources
A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus.
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
David Walliams is releasing a daily audiobook – something that may be nice for Year 7 and Year 8 students in particular to enjoy.
Various celebrities are offering you and your children free daily resources to help with their education while schools are closed, why not try some of the following:
Cooking – with Jamie Oliver https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eJLA2RlZNq4&list=PLcpoB2VESJme7lSxXEcXyVtFPsMI78lcL
Dance – with Oti Mabuse https://www.facebook.com/OtiMabuse/
Dance – with Darcey Bussell https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065
English – with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
English – from David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities/
Enrichment – West Mercia Search & Rescue are running a FREE water safety online course. It should take around 20 – 30 minutes to complete and can be done in bitesize chunks. Once completed students can receive a certificate and best of all come away with a thorough understanding of the hazards of water; a knowledge of associated safety precautions and rescue techniques – https://westmerciasar.org.uk/homeanddry/free-water-safety-online-course/
History – with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
Home Economics – with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
Maths – with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
Music – with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
PE – Starting Monday to Friday at 9am from his YouTube channel, The Body Coach TV – https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1. Jo Wicks will be the Nations PE Teacher, performing follow along PE sessions. We encourage our students to get involved to help maintain their physical activity during the school closure.
Science – with Maddie Moate https://www.youtube.com/maddiemoate
Science – with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
As many of you are using the internet and online resources for home schooling, we wanted to share this website with you.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Mental Heath & Well-being
Autism West Midlands – will continue to offer advice appointments and support throughout the ongoing outbreak over the phone and via email. Parents and carers can contact their small team directly as follows;
Mon, Tue, Weds = Wendy Cowton, 07900784186. Weds, Thu, Fri = Emma Hegenbarth, 07881109480. Email = firstname.lastname@example.org
During this unpredictable and unsettling period they can offer guidance around;
- Supporting children who are anxious and upset about the virus.
- Coping with change and uncertainty.
- Suggestions on how to keep children active and engaged.
Kooth – Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people. Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message the team and get support by the next day. When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.
To find out more visit kooth.com where young people can register and others can find out more about the service.