Online Learning Platform
Audible – https://stories.audible.com/
A range of free audio books now available
Classroomsecrets – https://classroomsecrets.co.
Free resource packs for each year group to help pupils learn from home
PhonicsPlay – www.phonicsplay.co.uk
A site packed with interactive phonics games, pho
TypingClub – https://www.typingclub.com/ Learn touch typing for free online
Football fun activity pack (English / Maths / PSHE)
Caterpillar Crunch Playdough Recipe / Colours everywhere / Edible Chocolate Playdough Recipe / EYFS-Home-Learning-Pack / Oranges and Lemons Playdough Recipe / Porridge Oats Playdough Recipe / Soft and Silky Playdough Recipe / Sensory activity cards / Spaceship porthole craft / Cardboard tube rocket craft / Hand and foot print alien craft / Paper plate flying saucer craft / Space theme picture craft / Space theme mindfulness colouring / Textured Aromatherapy Playdough Recipe
GCSE and Computer Science Resources
GCSE and Computer Science various videos about different computing components
GCSE and Computer Science various theory and video resources. User name: bs234ut Password: computer5 – https://www.teach-ict.com/
Computing Units to earn Duke of York certificates. This requires self sign up (school cannot recover passwords etc). Choose and work through units of choice. Work on bronze award first. – https://idea.org.uk/login
Cyber Security resources – https://www.
Typing practice – https://www.typingclub.com/
Hour of Code – https://hourofcode.com/uk/
Virtual Microbit coding, including tutorials – https://makecode.microbit.
Create music – http://sonic-pi.net/
Defold is used to create games. The software needs to be downloaded and there are tutorials here – https://defold.com/
Various KS3 Computing aspects – https://www.advanced-ict.
Trinket programming and tutorials – https://hourofpython.com/
Computational Thinking Resources
Bebras challenges – https://challenge.bebras.uk/
Be Internet legends questions, quizzes and games – https://beinternetawesome.
Digital Literacy and Citizenship resources (age appropriate) – https://digital-literacy.
All kinds of making. Email Mr Humphreys if you wish to use this. (Years 10 & 11 already have log-ins)
Learn by Layers: https://www.learnbylayers.com/basic-plan/
3D printing tutorials free during closures
Focus Educational: https://www.focuseducational.com/
Specifically for Science & Technology.. Allowing free access
James Dyson Foundation: https://bit.ly/2U1kPye
Challenge cards for science & Technology activities which students can can do at home.
Food and nutrition
Term 6 – Task 1
Online learning platform to boost workplace skills: https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/
New Immersive Career Experiences
The “Live & Online” Series: Film-Making. Computer Science. Law. International Politics. Architecture. Entrepreneurship.
Useful Maths Websites for Parents / Carers
Maths is Fun: www.mathsisfun.com
Easy to search for explanations and worked examples. ‘Your Turn’ assessment questions available for most topics.
BBC Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/
KS 3 and GCSE topics covered in plain English with worked examples. Self-assessment tests available in most sections.
My Maths: www.mymaths.co.uk
This website provides a comprehensive menu of structured lessons, self-marking homework and review tasks. A good selection of interactive whiteboard activities and maths games are available. Lessons can be searched by NCL, Foundation or Higher tier topics.
username: Westhaven / Password: square
A large selection of resources and investigations for teachers and pupils. SATS and GCSE past papers are available to download from the students section.
Mr Barton Maths: www.mrbartonmaths.com
An extensive library of teaching resources, including ready-made Tarsia activities. Links to ‘the best maths websites in the world’, video tutorials and a link to the site from where you can download the Tarsia jigsaw software (http://www.mmlsoft.com/index.php/products/tarsia).
Pupil pages provide a host of reference material and podcasts, including a 374 e-book (pdf file) containing everything you need to know about GCSE maths up to A* grade. Download and view on screen rather than print it out! Easy to search using Adobe reader.
A free resource bank of rich mathematical tasks including teaching notes and solutions, designed to get pupils applying and extending their reasoning skills.
A collection of investigations, printable resources, links and online maths games.
Amongst other resources, has a useful ‘starter of the day’ page.
Count On: http://www.counton.org/resources
Amongst a host of resources, this site contains downloadable sets of ‘Summer Numeracy’ activity worksheets (originally designed to bridge the transition from KS 2 to KS3) that will help build confidence in pupils performing below national expectations.
Also includes comprehensive lesson plans and guidance notes.
Classroom Timers: http://www.online-stopwatch.com/classroom-timers/
Maths Bot: www.mathsbot.com
5 a day: www.corbettmaths.com/5-a-day/
Maths Frame: www.mathsframe.co.uk
Maths Playground: www.mathsplayground.com
Bar Modelling with Thinking Blocks: https://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html
Times Tables Rock Stars: www.ttrockstars.com
username: Westhaven / Password: Maths
Cool Maths 4 kids: www.coolmath4kids.com
The Mathematics Shed: www.mathematicshed.com
Bowland Maths: www.bowlandmaths.org
Hegarty Maths: www.hegartymaths.com
Money Sense: https://natwest.mymoneysense.com
Whiterose Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Pupils were given individual logins. For lost passwords please email Mr Burgess.
Speech and Language
Oak National Academy – online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.
Alex Horne, the Taskmaster, to make self isolating and social distancing slightly more bearable with #HomeTasking.
GoNoodle: Videos and activities for kids / Word eBook / Twinkl – Enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS / PhonicsPlay – User: March 20 – Password: home / ChatterPack Home Learning resources / WidgitOnline – free 21 day trial / Reward chart for merits / Coronavirus social story / Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people / Xenzone – online mental health services for children, young people and adults / Free celebrity classes for kids / Mental health and wellbeing guidance / Craft ideas 1, 2 / Review 100: Social media review writing competition / Education otherwise – Guidance for parents / Online safety advice / Coronavirus – a book for children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts, illustrated by Axel Scheffler / Covid-19 Time Capsule / Resources to support children, young people and parents at home / 100 things to do indoors / Homeschool History Podcast/ Parenting during COVID 19 pandemic / Parenting during COVID 19 pandemic Poster / Mrs Hazell’s here to help! / School nurse poster COVID / Cat in the hat poster / Lucy’s in lockdown / May Half term activities / … / … /
- The Louvre: You don’t have to book a ticket to Paris to check out some of the famous pieces in the world’s largest art museum. The Louvre has free online tours of three famous exhibits, including Egyptian Antiquities.
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: The works of Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Jeff Koons, and Franz Marc are just some of the 625 artists whose work are a part of the Guggenheim’s Collection Online.
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Move at your own pace through the 360-degree room-by-room tour of every exhibit in the museum.
- Van Gogh Museum: You can get up close and personal with the impressionist painter’s most famous work thanks to Google Arts & Culture.
- Getty Museum: Los Angeles’s premiere gallery has two virtual tours, including “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry,” which is a closer look at food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
- The Vatican Museum: The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Raphael’s Room, are just some of the sites you can see on the Vatican’s virtual tour.
- Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: Madrid’s must-see art museum has the works of some of the continent’s most celebrated artists like Rembrandt and Dali available online.
- Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: Six virtual exhibits are available online from this museum named for the “Mother of American modernism.”
- National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City: Dive into the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico with 23 exhibit rooms full of Mayan artifacts.
- British Museum, London: The Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies are just a couple of things that you’re able to see on a virtual tour of the museum.
- NASA: Both Virginia’s Langley Research Center and Ohio’s Glenn Research Center offer online tours for free. Also, you can try some “augmented reality experiences” via The Space Center Houston’s app.
- National Women’s History Museum: Have a late International Women’s Day celebration with online exhibits and oral histories from the Virginia museum.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art: Though the Met Gala was cancelled this year, you can still have a peak at the The Costume Institute Conversation Lab, which is one of the institution’s 26 online exhibits.
- High Museum of Art, Atlanta: This museum’s popular online exhibits include “Civil Rights Photography” — photos that capture moments of social protest like the Freedom Rides and Rosa Park’s arrest.
- Detroit Institute of Arts: Mexican art icon Frida Kahlo is the focal point of two of the four available online exhibits.
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: The Golden Age of Dutch art is highlighted in this museum which includes the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt.
- National Museum of the United States Air Force: You can’t take a ride in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential airplane, but you can check it out, in addition to other military weapons and aircraft, online in the Air Force’s official museum.
- MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art): New York’s extensive collection is available for view online.
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The 16 virtual exhibits include a special section on 21st Century Designer Fashion.
- Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. https://my.matterport.
com/show/?m=ns3yCKpUzSq&help= 1&fbclid=IwAR17RXx_ dXUapbSVepi2AZqHoESXD8UhVDDu3j Dn-qCAislopyPCyMTuzSY
Zoos and Aquariums
- The Cincinnati Zoo: Check in around 3 p.m., because that’s the time the Zoo holds a daily Home Safari on its Facebook Live Feed.
- Atlanta Zoo: The Georgia zoo keeps a “Panda Cam” livestream on its website.
- Georgia Aquarium: Sea-dwellers like African penguins and Beluga Whales are the stars of this aquarium’s live cam.
- Houston Zoo: There are plenty of different animals you can check in on with this zoo’s live cam, but we highly recommend watching the playful elephants.
- The Shedd Aquarium: This Chicago aquarium shares some pretty adorable behind-the-scenes footage of their residents on Facebook.
- San Diego Zoo: With what may be the most live cam options, this zoo lets you switch between koalas, polar bears, and tigers in one sitting.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium: It can be Shark Week every week thanks to live online footage of Monterey Bay’s Habitat exhibit.
- National Aquarium: Walk through tropical waters to the icy tundra in this floor-by-floor tour of the famous, Baltimore-based aquarium.
- Walt Disney World: Set aside some time, because there’s plenty to see here. Virtual tours you can take include Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot, just to name a few. There are also unofficial YouTube videos that feel just like you’re on famous rides like the Frozen Ever After ride, It’s a Small World, Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
- LEGOLAND Florida Resort: The Great Lego Race and Miniland USA are just two of the attractions you can check out in a virtual tour of the park.
- SeaWorld Orlando: The virtual tour of Seaworld includes a tour of Discovery Cove and the option to”ride” the steel roller coaster Mako.