Additional Resources

Please find below a list of additional resources and websites for students working from home that have been recently shared on our Facebook page:

The Body Coach

It’s important to break up your study and in these times of social distancing exercising at home is a great way to keep fit and healthy. Check out The Body Coach TV for great workouts suitable for the whole family.

www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Audible UK

Audible UK are offering children everywhere a chance to stream hundreds of audio books, in six languages, absolutely free. No accounts are needed and all stories are free to stream to your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. There is a whole section specifically for teens as well as lots of literary classics and poetry to choose from.

Visit https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

Pearson

Parents and carers can find free primary and secondary activities, tools and advice to support learning at home - including sample homes school planners, primary reading and maths support, access to free eBooks at secondary, and much more.

https://www.pearson.com/uk/learners.html?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GBEDGN0320COVID

 

Blockly Games

Computer science skills help students collaborate, create and make nearly every subject seem more relevant. Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming and is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming.

https://blockly.games/

https://blockly.games/about?lang=en

 

TED-Ed

TED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world to create and share interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free.

Sign up to have a handful of engaging lesson plans organized by age group that span all subjects delivered to your inbox every day.

https://ed.ted.com/daily_newsletter

 

Mathedup

For extra GCSE maths revision resources visit https://www.mathedup.co.uk/gcse-maths-takeaway/.

Choose topics from the menu that you feel you need to work on. Do the questions, use the videos if needed and mark your work. Once you feel you are ready you can take the quiz.

 

Twinkl are offering free resources for a month:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-schools

 

National Literacy Trust

National Literacy Trust has launched literacyfamilyzone.org.uk to help ease the burden and provide a place for parents to go to find genuinely useful, educational resources for their children during school closures. You will have to create a free online account to access the resources.

 

For Parents and Carers of SEN students:

Please find below a link to the National Autistic Society website where you will find information and resources about COVID-19.

https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.aspx 

 

If you are looking for a social story to help explain Coronavirus to your relative or the person you support, Carol Gray has created one:

https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf

 

Mencap easy read information about COVID-19

https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20UPDATED%20130320%20SD%20editsAH.pdf

 

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