Here is some information that has been provided by Dr Victoria Norman (Educational Psychologist) to support pupils and parents in managing pupil’s anxieties around COVID-19. These resources are printable and are suitable for any pupils finding this time particularly difficult.

Coronavirus story

Coronavirus Social Story

Coronavirus Workbook for Children

Updated: Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for children, families and professionals

On the link below are a set of challenges which pupils may enjoy doing if self isolating at home – enjoy!

Self-Isolation Challenges


Year 7 Prior Learning:                                                                                                              

  • Structure of writing a creative story.
  • Different story genres.
  • Developing their own ideas to support extending writing.
  • Punctuation, Grammar and Spelling.

Year 7 Learning Next Steps:

  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Structure of Poem’s.
  • Life works of William Shakespeare.
  • Create diary entries in the style of William Shakespeare.

Year 7 Resources to support retention and / or next steps:

Brief introduction KS1

More in depth BBC video introduction

BBC bitesize covering: plot, characters, themes, language, performance

Year 8 Prior Learning:

  • Read a Christmas Carol, analysing what the novel is telling us.
  • Letter writing skills to Charles Dickens.
  • Read War Horse and write a book review.
  • Look at non-fictional views of war aligned to Wilfred Owen’s work.

Year 8 Learning Next Steps:

  • Writing a biography on Benjamin Zephaniah and / or John Agard.
  • Reading and writing Poetry (Culture and Identity)

Year 8 Resources to support retention and / or next steps:

Benjamin Zephaniah. Follow link and register free account and download.

Poem read by poet

Biography of poet.

John Agard KS3 ‘Flag’

John Agard KS3 ‘Checking out me history’

Year 9 Prior Learning:

  • Read a Blood Brothers and Ozymandias.
  • Writing an analytical essay on Frankenstein.

Year 9 Learning Next Steps:

  • A variety of non-fiction texts looking at structure and purpose.
  • Read and study Macbeth

Year 9 Resources to support retention and / or next steps:

Life of Shakespeare and context.

BBC bitesize covering: plot, characters, themes, language, performance

Detailed summary:


Begin Here Space Lesson 1 Space PowerPoint

Planet Fact Cards

Planet Postcard Worksheet

Planets Mnemonic Worksheet

Begin here Space Lesson 2 Investigating Gravity Mass and Weight PowerPoint

Calculating Weight Worksheet HA

Calculating Weight Worksheet LA

Crater Investigation Results Tables Worksheet

Investigating Craters Method Worksheet

Mass vs Weight Worksheet

Begin here Space L3 Mars Rover PowerPoint

Competition Plenary Worksheet

Design A Rover Worksheet LA

Mars Rover Curiosity Worksheet

Rover Testing and Evaluation Record Worksheet

Begin Here Space L4 Colonizing Mars PowerPoint

Cress Seed Exam Question Worksheet

Taste Testing Worksheet


A massive thanks to Dr Wendy Rinaldi for this fantastic resource in supporting our pupils and parents with their communication devices during this difficult time. Watch, Learn and then Apply.


A MASSIVE THANKS TO Mr Francis for producing some brilliant resources to support you if you want a break from all of the core lesson content. Enjoy the challenges and please take pictures sending them to making sure you identify who the author of the project is.










Year 10 Prior Learning:

  • Learning how to summarise, and present information persuasively.
  • Research task on area of interest.
  • Compare and contrast information based on a given topic (Animal Testing).
  • Understanding and using Harvard Referencing.

Year 10 Learning Next Steps:

  • Writing persuasively to advertise a Jurassic Park theme park.
  • Discussion on cloning – based on evidence.
  • Creative writing.

Year 10 Resources to support retention and / or next steps:

Creative writing:

  1. Think of an unusual narrator. This could be a painting. A pen. A crisp packet… be as creative as possible. Marks accrued for being original.
  2. Image what the narrator can see. A painting might see a gallery. A newspaper would see the face of the reader… Download and keep ten or so pictures that represent what the narrator would see.
  3. Create adjective word banks for each picture. Use complex works e.g black becomes graphite, coal, crow-black. Use online or book thesaurus. The more you have the better your writing will be.
  4. Plan your story. Focus on describing about ten to thirty minutes maximum. Describe every tiny detail. Plan for 600 to 750 words.
  5. Draft out your story. Use the following – metaphor, simile, personification, onomatopoeia, exciting sentence openers. Use – () ; : ‘ – …. Use your word bank. Keep ALL notes, drafts etc.

Unusual perspectives:

Cambridge GCSE narrative skills:

Cambridge GCSE language skills


Bacteria Placemat

Features of Pathogens Help Sheet

Fungi Placemat

Pathogens Presentation Lesson 1 Begin here

Protists Placemat

Viruses Placemat

Alphabet Diseases

Diseases Table

Gonorrhoea Data Collection

HIV Data Collection

Lesson 2 Causes of Diseases Presentation Begin here.

Malaria Data Collection

Measles Data Collection

Rose Black Spot Data Collection

Salmonella Data Collection

Tobacco Mosaic Data Collection

How Do Vaccinations Work Sequencing Cards

Human Defence Systems Key Facts

Human Defence Systems Presentation Begin Here

Human Defence Systems Storyboard Lower Ability

Human Defence Systems Table

The Immune System Loop Cards

Bacterial Growth Activity Sheet

Bacterial Growth Help Sheet

Bacterial Resistance Storyboard

Exam Style Questions

Immunity Presentation Begin Here


Different Methods of Contraception Info Sheet

Teenage Pregnancy Notes for tutors

Teenage Pregnancy


The Premier League have a #staywell hub promoting mental health through exercise, wellbeing and sharing worries. The resource can be accessed via the link.

Molly Watts, an intensive care nurse at Southampton Children’s Hospital, has written a book to provide re-assurances to children and young people about Coronavirus.  The free book is called Dave the Dog Is Worried about Coronavirus.  She wrote it as a means of sharing information with children without making them scared.  The book can been downloaded here.

Daniel Radcliffe today is the first of many famous people who will be reading chapters of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as part of Harry Potter At Home.  Stephen Fry and David Beckham will also be reading chapters over the coming weeks.  The site can be accessed via the link.

Chester Zoo has recognised the amazing work of the UK’s NHS Heroes by naming 5 rare Humboldt Penguins after key NHS figures/ establishments: Florence (after Florence Nightingale), Thomas (after St Thomas’ Hospital), Bevan (after Aneurin Bevan who founded the NHS), Arrowe (after Arrowe Park Hospital) and finally Countess (named after the zoo’s local hospital – the Countess of Chester Hospital).

The zoo provides a range of free online resources grouped by Key Stage.  These can be accessed via the link.

Non screen activities you can do at home

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.

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.


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

Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.


Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science

Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course

You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids

As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards

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.

Prodigy Maths

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council

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.

Geography Games

Geography gaming!

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.

Toy Theater

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

Online resources:

– BrainPop

– Curiosity Stream

– Tynker

– Outschool

– Udemy

– iReady

– Beast Academy (Math)

– Khan Academy

– Creative Bug

– Discovery Education

YouTube Channels:

– Crash Course Kids

– Science Channel

– SciShow Kids

– National  Geographic Kids

– Free School

– Geography Focus

– TheBrainScoop

– SciShow

– Kids Learning Tube

– Geeek Gurl Diaries

– Mike Likes Science

– Science Max

– SoulPancake

Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.

 Some resources to help with children at home:

*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!

*List of thinking games by grade:

**More awesome free learning websites that we like to use**