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If you have any queries or difficulties accessing the Learning at Home resources, contact us by telephone on 01484 766350 / 07960 695096 (Kirklees) or 0113 320 4069 / 07539 832764 (Leeds).

Please find below a link to the latest information regarding educational advice for COVID-19: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings

 

Procedures for Distance Learning

Due to the uncertainty at this current time we have created high quality work which is suitable for home learning using a range of technology platforms, alongside work packs

Staff have created a bank of resources that can be used by students that embed underlying principles of home learning, some of these ideas included:

  • Providing support materials to allow students to get “unstuck” when they get stuck.
  • Not focusing on new learning but instead consolidating prior learning
  • Creating activities that are self-marking to provide feedback
  • Create a varied range of activities to foster student engagement where self-motivation is needed

Listed below are links to the two main learning platforms: Google Classroom and BKSB. Please use these links to access the sites and login.

Other resources that may be useful for students and parents over the coming weeks are also listed here:

Academic Resources:

 

Additional Support: 

PREVENT related newsletter from Kirklees with support and guidance for a variety of online harms, including radicalisation.
https://pivot-group.uk/media/3521/digital-safety-doc.docx

Helpful site for Year 11s looking at next steps and building their CV.
https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/find-a-course/the-skills-toolkit

Mental Health Support - Kirklees
There is a new MH support line for people out of hours who may need urgent MH support, this includes children and young people. 
http://kirkleesbusinesssolutions.uk/Article/73687

Advice for Families Staying at Home
https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-advice-for-families-staying-at-home/

World Book Online
https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw
World Book Online have just made their collection of over 3000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children of all ages.

The Day
https://theday.co.uk/ 
You’ll find interesting articles here that link to a wide range of subject areas. We used some of these articles for our ‘Scholars’ Week’. You will need login details for this site – these will be sent separately.

The British Library
https://www.bl.uk/learning/online-resources#

Audible by Amazon
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
This site is offering free stories.

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
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.

Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
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).

Seneca
https://www.senecalearning.com
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material. Your child may already have a Seneca account – if not, they can make a free account with an email address and password. Once signed up, they should search for the KS3 section (see screenshot).

Openlearn
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
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.

Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming.

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos.

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons.

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos.

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects.

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning.

Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities.

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/…
Activities and quizzes.

Action for Happiness
https://www.actionforhappiness.org/media/875760/may_2020.jpg
Calendar for the month of May with ideas to look after ourselves and others.

 

Downloadable PDFs:

Videos: