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:
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.
- Read how to access Google Classroom here: https://www.pivot-group.uk/media/3496/google-classroom-student-instructions-pdf-version.pdf
- Access BKSB via your personal login here: https://pivoteducational.bksblive2.co.uk/bksbLive2/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fbksblive2%2fstudent%2fstudenthome.asp
Other resources that may be useful for students and parents over the coming weeks are also listed here:
- https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents (Password:UKTWINKLHELPS)
PREVENT related newsletter from Kirklees with support and guidance for a variety of online harms, including radicalisation.
Helpful site for Year 11s looking at next steps and building their CV.
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.
Advice for Families Staying at Home
World Book Online
World Book Online have just made their collection of over 3000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children of all ages.
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
Audible by Amazon
This site is offering free stories.
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. 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).
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.
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
All kinds of making.
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.
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.
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes.
Action for Happiness
Calendar for the month of May with ideas to look after ourselves and others.