Independent Learning
Independent learning letter

In the first instance work will be provided by our Show My Homework (SMHW) app which is accessible on all devices including mobile phones and tablets. Teaching staff will be uploading work to this platform on a regular basis for all year groups. Work specific to independent study will appear on Show My Homework as normal but will be preceded by ‘Independent learning’ e.g. Geography may appear as ‘Independent Learning: Coastal Erosion’. Please follow the links below for an overview of set work. 

Please click here to log in to Show My Homework: https://www.satchelone.com/login

Click here to download the app for Android devices.

Click here to download the app for Apple devices.

 

Click here for our Support Guide for parents, carers and students as a PDF.  

Useful links:

Current Affairs Quiz – 20th March 2020  Click here to see Barclay’s booklet on Problem Solving Life Skills

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/learn-at-home/?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=landing%20pg&utm_campaign=learn%20at%20home

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/parents-pack-march-2020/?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=pp&utm_campaign=aaa%20mar%2020

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/?mc_cid=1a89f05f20&mc_eid=59708411db

Resources for talking to children about coronavirus

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus British Psychological Society tips for talking to young people

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089 Newsround video clip for children

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus Tips for families

https://www.thedadsnet.com/this-free-book-is-great-for-explaining-covid-19-coronavirus-to-your-children Conic book style story about coronavirus

https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf?fbclid=IwAR23zxNlbEumpw4oKlM7Xy3VlKnA25b8Gi53N6YiFIeKB9Vx0LQypSPYzzg Social story

https://krisepsykologi.no/what-can-we-say-to-children-about-coronavirus/ Guide for parents and professionals

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/ Animation for older children

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?t=1584464333506  A comic exploring coronavirus for young people

https://www.adamspsychologyservices.co.uk/coronavirus.html Comprehensive guide for adults to manage a range of situations related to coronavirus

https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/calming-coronavirus-anxiety-children-everyone-else/#Update Advice for parents of children with SEN

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/  Advice from The Child Mind Institute

 

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/   ELSA coronavirus story for children   https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource  Parent resources from National Association of School Psychologists

 

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

 

 

 

Anxiety Resources (generic and targeted)

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_2 World Health Organisation advice for maintaining good mental health at this time

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/  To support young people in managing virus related anxiety

 

https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/03/covid-19-research-findings  Advice for managing the volume of anxiety inducing news

 

https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/pandemics?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=apa-pandemics&utm_content=pandemics-resources  Range of resources from American Psychiatric Association

 

https://www.annafreud.org/selfcare/ Generic tips from Anna Freud Centre

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799  Generic tips to support good mental health

 

https://www.gozen.com website with activities to support children experiencing anxiety. Their YouTube channel has guided videos with relaxation, deep breathing and meditations

 

https://copingskillsforkids.com/deep-breathing-exercises-for-kids List of creative ways to practice deep breathing

 

 

Online and Home Learning Resources

 

Possible resources for Home Schooling (apologies for any repetitions)

 

Home Education UK – links to resources across a wide range of topics

https://www.home-education.org.uk/resources-educational.htm

 

BBC Bitesize – large range of subjects/topics covering ages 3 to 16+

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

BBC Teach – advice and content for those home schooling

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach

 

Ed Place – £1 subscription for 14 days trial. Full range of worksheets and activities for home education in English, Maths and Science from year 1 to year 11

https://www.edplace.com/worksheets

 

IXL – subscription based site with English and Maths activities from Reception up to Year 13

https://uk.ixl.com/

 

Khan Academy – free, based on the US education system, but good interactive ‘lessons’ and quizzes. Doesn’t run in Internet Explorer – it will suggest appropriate browsers

https://www.khanacademy.org

 

Udemy – vast selection of online courses – many of which are free

https://www.udemy.com/

 

Freddies Mummy UK – A home schooling website with recommendations for resources etc for home schoolers. NB This is a privately managed website – Warrington Borough Council accepts no responsibility for any content or opinions published on this website.

https://freddiesmummyuk.com/homeschooling-websites-uk/

 

MyOnlineSchooling.co.uk – individual online classrooms teaching the English National Curriculum – large fees apply

https://myonlineschooling.co.uk/

 

Generic Learning

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize Wide range of engaging activities for all topics and ages

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ Range of activities and topics available

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

https://www.2simple.com Variety of online learning programmes

https://www.abcya.com/ American maths and reading games

https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/ Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas 

https://www.izzit.org/index.php Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects 

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.

https://www.funbrain.com/ American, but good resources – online books, games etc

https://www.senecalearning.com For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

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.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age

https://www.kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/ A collection of free resources

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Range of activities

https://www.risingstars-uk.com/subjects/digital range of resources across the age groups

https://uk.ixl.com/  Range of online activities

 

Maths

https://www.dreambox.com/at-home Adaptive online maths activities (American)

www.themathsfactor.com free trial

https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work Maths videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors

https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/ Competitive maths and coding games

https://www.prodigygame.com Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

https://www.myhomeschoolmath.com/visualperception.html 

http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/ 

https://www.10ticks.co.uk/ 

 

Literacy

https://thestorystarter.com/ Randomly generated story starters

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

https://www.nessy.com/uk/virtualschool/ Nessy offering free online access to literacy programmes

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/ Free stories online ages 3-12 

https://www.storylineonline.net/ Children’s books read by famous people

https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html Free children’s classic books (PDFs and audio)

https://www.seussville.com/ Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss

http://www.expresseumpoetics.org.uk/wpcontent/uploads/2016/07/04_c_creative_writing_exercises.pdf  Creative writing

 

Science

https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities Science activities to do at home

https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard Interactive models of the body

https://mysteryscience.com American but interesting lessons

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ A lot of these can be done in a garden!

https://thekidshouldseethis.com American but wide range of engaging educational videos

https://www.biologysimulations.com/ Biology learning activities

https://www.chemicool.com/ Website about periodic table

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html Information about space

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac older style website but covers a range of topics

https://www.crestawards.org Science awards you can complete from home. All ages

https://www.everyday-earth.com/ Video based science content

https://www.playmadagames.com/ Chemistry games

 

History

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/ Virtual tours of the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. 

https://www.bunkhistory.org/ Digital archive of history 

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

 

Geography

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/ Learning about earthquakes

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ Geography and animals

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html Covers a range of geography topics

 

IT and Coding

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

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

https://www.codecademy.com/ Coding resources

https://www.kodable.com/ Coding for primary age

 

Typing

https://www.nitrotype.com/ Improve your typing skills while competing with up to 5 typers from around the world.

https://www.typingclub.com/ Typing programme

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr BBC Bitesize Dance Mat Typing

 

Music

https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en Music theory

https://www.musictheory.net/ Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. 

https://www.smartmusic.com/ Access to range of resources for music learners

https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments Poetry and music

https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/ Range of music activities

 

Languages

https://rockalingua.com/ Music based Spanish activities

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

 

Other

Chatter Pack list of online resources (covers multiple areas) https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/ Yoga videos for children

https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/ Videos linking physical activity (e.g. star jumps) to maths and literacy topics (American)

https://toytheater.com/ Educational online games

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities for the younger ones.

https://www.gonoodle.com/ Movement and mindfulness videos

https://thecrashcourse.com Animated site with YouTube clips. Aimed at American high school age

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids As above for a younger audience

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html Daily projects (American)

 

Chester University have devised a free pre 16 and post 16 pack that are now available.

A resource pack for Pre-16 learners can be downloaded here: tiny.cc/Pre-16

These packs include information about educational journeys such as taking options for younger learners, post-16 study options, and how to apply for university for older learners.

     
Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School by STB