INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS DURING CORONAVIRUS SITUATION
Below is information for students who may need support during any school closure or if they have any concerns; all pupils have been issued their own card with this information:
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.
On the link below are a set of challenges which pupils may enjoy doing if self isolating at home – enjoy!
KEY STAGE 3 ENGLISH CURRICULUM CONTENT DELIVERY
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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7d7gwx/articles/zrxwy9q
More in depth BBC video introduction https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-introducing-shakespeare/zfr3cqt
BBC bitesize covering: plot, characters, themes, language, performance https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfdj6sg
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. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks3-poetry-benjamin-zephaniah-6329747
Poem read by poet https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcftsbk
Biography of poet. https://poetryarchive.org/poet/benjamin-zephaniah/
John Agard KS3 ‘Flag’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/poets-in-person-flag-john-agard/znj6scw
John Agard KS3 ‘Checking out me history’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/poets-in-person-checking-out-me-history-john-agard/zm3sgwx
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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zxqsgk7/revision/1
BBC bitesize covering: plot, characters, themes, language, performance https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp982hv
KEY STAGE 3 SCIENCE CURRICULUM CONTENT DELIVERY
KEY STAGE 3 SULP CURRICULUM CONTENT DELIVERY
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.
KEY STAGE 3 & 4 DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM CONTENT DELIVERY
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 email@example.com making sure you identify who the author of the project is.
KEY STAGE 4 ENGLISH CURRICULUM CONTENT DELIVERY
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Plan your story. Focus on describing about ten to thirty minutes maximum. Describe every tiny detail. Plan for 600 to 750 words.
- 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: http://www.pobble365.com/
Cambridge GCSE narrative skills: https://learning.cambridgeinternational.org/classroom/course/view.php?id=3462#section-2
Cambridge GCSE language skills https://learning.cambridgeinternational.org/classroom/course/view.php?id=3462#section-2
KEY STAGE 4 SCIENCE CURRICULUM CONTENT DELIVERY
KEY STAGE 4 PSHE CURRICULUM CONTENT DELIVERY
GENERIC RESOURCES FOR PUPILS TO ACCESS
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.
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
– Curiosity Stream
– Beast Academy (Math)
– Khan Academy
– Creative Bug
– Discovery Education
– Crash Course Kids
– Science Channel
– SciShow Kids
– National Geographic Kids
– Free School
– Geography Focus
– Kids Learning Tube
– Geeek Gurl Diaries
– Mike Likes Science
– Science Max
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: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/
**More awesome free learning websites that we like to use**