Additional resources for federation pupils are included on this page - many are from external sources. Almost all of these are free of charge. The activities and information are designed to help during this period of school closure and cover areas such as: physical and mental health, films, reading and art alongside free revision guides. The page will be updated as new resources become available.
World's Largest Lesson is excited to support Future Foundations in their GSL Summer Catalyst @Home. Open to 11-15 year olds in UK based state schools, it's an exciting initiative designed to support pupils at state funded secondary schools with purposeful learning during the summer holidays. Details:
Duration | One week live programme – part time (3 hours per day, week days) - followed by access to 3 weeks of online courses which can be completed in own time with live support from the GSL team.
Dates | Three options available
- Cohort 1: 27-31 July
- Cohort 2: 3-7 August
- Cohort 3: 10-14 August
This programme is free for students who attend a UK state funded school so please visit the programme website to register.
University of Reading: Pathways to Property - A FREE online, fully funded three day Summer School for students in Year 12 keen to learn more about careers in property and network with some of the key employers in the industry. Course date: 20-22 July 2020. Applications close on 21 June 2020, although earlier entries are strongly encouraged. Visit the website at: University of Reading
UK Parliament - help students aged 11-18 discover more about UK Parliament using these free award-winning and curricula-linked online videos, games, booklets and activities.
The UK Space Agency has come up with some space related resources, including Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut and ASTRO PI? They look like fun for all ages! To find out more visit: Space Educational Resources
Creative Dance Centre are running a 14 week virtual dance project for secondary age pupils on their YouTube channel. New activities will be added every Monday. Find out more at the Creative Dance Centre YouTube Channel
The My Personal Finance Skills programme delivers free financial education workshops to schools across the country to help students understand more about money and leave school ‘life-ready’.
The NPL Outreach group have come up with a new initiative to encourage youngsters to try some measurement science at home. These are instructions to some experiments that can be carried out with simple equipment people are already likely to have at home. The first measurement challenge is “Break a Flake”!
More Active for Life - see 'Active Children'
Virtual Cyber Security School In partnership with HM Government a new virtual cyber security school gives teens chance to try out as cyber security agents from home.
National Literacy Trust - The Book of Hopes. A collection of short stories and writings for children and young people.
BBC Bitesize are offering three new lessons every weekday with videos, activities and more for all school age groups.
Nuffield Health - download challenges and activities for children to help keep happy, healthy and active at home, by exploring new ways to eat well, move well, sleep well and feel well.
Wizarding World - Something to while away the Easter holidays for any fellow Harry Potter fans out there. JK Rowling has set up a bank of free activities for as long as schools remain closed.
Activity Village has lots of resources for young ones. Some are free without an account. There are lots of Easter and spring activities to print including some colouring sheets for adults!
Massive Open Online Courses - created by universities around the world - Through the two links below you can gain new skills and knowledge for free! A great way to flesh out your CV or get a taste for a subject. Universities, Colleges and Employers all love people who are interested and invested in their own development and learning - this is a great (and relatively easy) way to demonstrate those qualities. Great for Year 11 and 13 students especially.
Top American Universities with courses on everything from Architecture, to Earth and Energy Science to Medicine (content can be skipped and completed at your own pace).
Universities from around the world provide courses on a diverse range of subjects such as Politics, Business Management and Psychology (courses run for a set time period and each stage needs to be completed before access to the next section is given).
Tokyo Olympics Resources Some excellent resources on this website for all age-ranges and subjects.
Film Guides - Into Film Into Film have curated a collection of 50 film guides for learning at home. These guides are designed to prompt informal discussion after viewing films, and offer extension activities children and young people can complete independently.
Audible - Amazon All stories are currently free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Kindle Store - Amazon - Currently Amazon have a range of revision guides, work books and test papers for free in their Kindle store. They cover a range of ages and subjects.
CGP Head Start to A level - Amazon has a few of CGP's Head Start to A level books currently free on Kindle, good for preparing current Year 11 students for sixth form:
Down Dog Yoga App - Free for students and teachers until July 2020
PE with Joe (Joe Wicks, The Body Coach) Monday to Friday at 9am - Access via YouTube, search PE with Joe. You can subscribe to get an alert when it’s about to go live. All previous sessions are on the Joe Wicks YouTube channel too.
Develop your Cultural Capital during your #Stayathome
Big Life Journal Activities
Resources to help children learn about Covid 19 - Northumberland County Council
Mental Health and Wellbeing
SEN Support for Parents
Google Classroom - how to access - guide for parents and students