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Throughout these difficult times the Virtual School will continue to support schools to promote learning at home and maintaining routines for Children Looked After. Here are a few ideas for home learning.
Activity and Learning websites
Your child’s school may use websites and learning platforms and your child may have been issued with login details to access these. Some examples are:
The websites below have creative ideas, educational, games and lots of activity ideas
Audible – Free while schools are closed for kids to listen to stories.
Imagination Tree- https://theimaginationtree.com/
CBeebies Radio- https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Messy Little Monster - https://www.messylittlemonster.com
Preschool Inspirations - https://preschoolinspirations.com
Teach Preschool- https://teachpreschool.org
Red Ted Art- www.redtedart.com
Music with Nancy- https://youtu.be/egt_2WBjeOM
The maths factor by Carol Vorderman is free of charge until schools open and is targeted for children aged 4-11 years old.
Activity Village - https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/
BBC Bitesize- http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
British Council- https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Children’s University of Manchester -
Mystery Science- https://www.mysteryscience.com
National Geographic Kids- https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Oxford Owl for Home- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Ted Ed- https://ed.ted.com
The Kids Should See This- https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Secondary and Careers
Audible have released lots of audio books for free, no need to sign up or anything. Just click this link to get started-
Ed Place - A revision app that covers the curriculum up to GCSE’s with exam style questions and practice papers.
Khan Academy have some free resources during closures-
CGP Books- https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk
CPG also have some online resources to go with the CPG revision books for all subjects and year groups at this link-
GCSE Pod- https://www.gcsepod.com/
Top Marks- https://www.topmarks.co.uk
Code: UKTWINKLHELPS for 1-month free resources
BBC Bitesize- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z38pycw
Corbett Maths- https://corbettmaths.com
Maths Duck- http://www.mathsduck.co.uk/
Maths Made Easy- https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/gcse-maths-revision/
Maths is Fun- https://www.mathsisfun.com
White Rose Maths Home Resources go from year 1 to year 8 at the moment but they are adding more year groups-
The University of Reading Virtual Experiments-
Chemistry Interactive Simulations-
CK-12 Exploration Series-
BBC Bitesize- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zckw2hv
Free Classic books are available at-
The Literacy Shed- Literacyshed.com
BBC Bitesize Modern Foreign Languages-
Duolingo is an app with bite size online lessons that teaches up to 36 languages including French and English.
Mon Quotidien- https://monquotidien.playbacpresse.fr has French news at secondary level
S-Cool- https://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/french for French revision
Bob Ross painting lessons on YouTube-
Google Arts and Culture- https://artsandculture.google.com/
Just Dance videos on YouTube
Yoga with Adriene– this is a yoga YouTube video for teens
Career and Y11’s post 16
Here's a list of resources that parents and carers could use with students when looking at career aspirations.
Buzz Personality Profile- https://icould.com/buzz-quiz/
This is an excellent source of Labour Market Information for the Leeds City Region. It includes career overviews and routes in for the major fields of work in the area:
And these are some basic but effective activities around career awareness:
Further Guidance and Useful Documents
Support for Parents following School Closures due to
Ministers Open Letter to the SEND sector
Touchbase - Support through this season
Touchbase - Five top tips for adoptive parents and carers
Advice from Bradford Educational Psychology Team during the COVID-19 situation
Government list of resources to support home learning
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