Home Learning

Accessing teams

Here is a quick guide to help and support you accessing your work online.
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Key Stage 3 resources

KS3 core subjects workbook

KS3 foundation subject workbook

KS3 PSHE workbook

KS3 Music home learning – Nandos menu

 

FREE online education resources

A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus.

Khan Academy 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.
https://www.khanacademy.org

BBC Learning This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

Futurelearn 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).
https://www.futurelearn.com

Seneca For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
https://www.senecalearning.com

Openlearn 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.
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Blockly Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
https://blockly.games

Scratch Creative computer programming.
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Ted Ed All sorts of engaging educational videos
https://ed.ted.com

National Geographic Kids Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Duolingo Learn languages for free. Web or app.
https://www.duolingo.com

Mystery Science Free science lessons
https://mysteryscience.com

The Kids Should See This Wide range of cool educational videos
https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Crash Course YouTube videos on many subjects
https://thecrashcourse.com

Crash Course Kids As above for a younger audience
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

Crest Awards Science awards you can complete from home.
https://www.crestawards.org

iDEA Awards Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
https://idea.org.uk

Paw Print Badges Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Tinkercad All kinds of making.
https://www.tinkercad.com

Prodigy Maths Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
https://www.prodigygame.com

Cbeebies Radio Listening activities for the younger ones.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Nature Detectives A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

British Council Resources for English language learning.
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Oxford Owl for Home Lots of free resources for Primary age.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Big History Project Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Geography Games Geography gaming!
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Blue Peter Badges If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

The Artful Parent Good, free art activities
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Red Ted Art Easy arts and crafts for little ones
https://www.redtedart.com

The Imagination Tree Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
https://theimaginationtree.com

Toy Theater Educational online games
https://toytheater.com/

DK Find Out Activities and quizzes
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Twinkl 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.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk

Free E-Books
David Walliams is releasing a daily audiobook – something that may be nice for Year 7 and Year 8 students in particular to enjoy.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52031295 

Free books are available via  https://readon.myon.co.uk/

You can also gain free access to books by joining your local library online and downloading eBooks or if you prefer audiobooks try here https://www.allyoucanbooks.com/

 

Supplementary resources

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

 

Additional activities

Recommended Reading
Our English Teachers have been reading lots of teen fiction over the Easter Holidays so that they can provide you with recommendations. The first one is ‘Counting by 7s’.
‘Counting by 7s’ tells the story of Willow Chance, a twelve-year-old genius who is obsessed with diagnosing medical conditions and finds comfort in counting by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that has not kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now. Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.

Astronomy
Below is a list of astronomical sightings which  students may want to keep an eye out for over the next month: