St John Plessington Catholic College

COVID-19 Support

Home Learning Support

English

Audible

Website: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

English Mastery

Website: https://www.englishmastery.org/

Key stages: key stage 3

Description: downloadable resource books providing 12 weeks of activities covering writing and poetry.

English and Media Centre

Website: https://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/publications/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: downloadable resources covering a range of texts for key stage 3. GCSE resources are categorised by examination board.

Pobble 365

Website: https://www.pobble365.com/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided

Poetry by Heart

Website: https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: A wide selection of poetry covering different topics.

Seneca

Website: https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Age+Group=GCSE&Subject=English+Language

Key stages: key stage 4

Description: a range of downloadable resources covering the GCSE curriculum, categorised by examination board.

The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Pupils can listen to poems being read aloud.

The Day newsletter

Website: https://theday.co.uk/subscriptions/the-day-home

Key stages: key stage 3, key stage 4 and key stage 5

Description: a daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills.

Maths

Bowland Maths Resources

Website: https://www.bowlandmaths.org.uk/

Key stages: key stage 3

Description: downloadable assessments on a range of subjects, including sample answers and assessment tips.

Corbett Maths

Website: https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

Key stages: key stage 4

Description: a range of videos and downloadable questions categorised by topic and predicted grade.

Hegarty Maths

Website: https://hegartymaths.com/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: interactive activities including videos and questions. Teachers can track student progress and tailor next steps

Integral

Website - Core maths: https://amsp.org.uk/teachers/core-maths/resources

Website - A level maths: https://amsp.org.uk/news/free-resources-190320

Key stages: key stage 5

Description: teaching and learning materials for level 3 core maths, A level maths and A level further maths.

MangaHigh

Website: https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: interactive maths resources, including topic-specific questions and games that allow teachers to track student progress and set activities.

Mathigon

Website: https://mathigon.org/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: interactive maths resources that allow teachers and parents to track student progress and set activities.

Maths Kitchen

Website: https://mathskitchen.com/topics

Key stages: key stage 4

Description: an interactive GCSE revision website. Resources are categorised by topic, including video lessons and practice questions.

Mathematics Mastery

Website: https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Key stages: key stage 3

Description: downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.

Nrich

Website: https://nrich.maths.org/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: a range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.

Nrich Core Maths

Website: https://nrich.maths.org/12524

Key stages: key stage 3 to key stage 5

Description: games and puzzles as well as mathematical-thinking and problem-solving questions. Content is categorised by topic and age group.

Nrich ‘Solving Together’ project

Website: https://nrich.maths.org/solvingtogether

Key stages: key stage 3

Description: this is a project that provides activities for parents and carers to try with children.

Sparx

Website: https://sparx.co.uk/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: a virtual classroom which supports teachers in building and running lessons as well as tracking pupil progress.

STEP Support Programme

Website: https://maths.org/step/welcome

Key stages: key stage 5

Description: the STEP Support Programme is offered by the University of Cambridge to help university applicants develop their advanced mathematical problem-solving skills and prepare for STEP mathematics exams. Assessments are downloadable.

Top Marks

Website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

Key stages: key stage 3

Description: a range of interactive maths games categorised by age group.

Registration: not required

Underground Maths

Website: https://undergroundmathematics.org/

Key stages: key stage 5

Description: a range of interactive tasks and questions linked to the A level maths and further maths curriculums.

White Rose Maths (home learning)

Website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Key stages: key stage 3

Description: presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week.

Science

Science: secondary

BBC Bitesize

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

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: interactive resources covering the key stage 3 and key stage 4 science curriculums. Includes separate sections for biology, physics and chemistry.

Institute of Physics (IOP)

Website: https://spark.iop.org/supporting-schools-and-colleges-during-covid-19

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: a set of articles and resources designed to support teachers who are teaching remotely.

Isaac Physics

Website: https://isaacphysics.org/

Key stages: key stage 4 and key stage 5

Description: online problem-solving activities and regular live video tuition to support teachers and students. The content focusses on physics but also covers some maths and chemistry.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Website: https://edu.rsc.org/remote-teaching-support

Key stages: key stage 3, key stage 4 and key stage 5

Description: a set of articles and resources designed to support teachers who are teaching remotely.

STEM Learning

Website: https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/curated-collections/secondary-and-level-science-0

Key stages: key stage 3, key stage 4 and key stage 5

Description: an online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.

Physical education (PE) and physical activity

These resources will help young people to get the daily 60 minutes of activity recommended by the UK Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in fun ways.

All the resources listed here are for activities designed to be carried out indoors or, if available, a garden.

Children and young people can go outside for one form of exercise a day, such as:

  • a walk with members of their household
  • a run with members of their household
  • a cycle with members of their household

Outdoor exercise should be carried out locally.

Children and young people should always follow the latest official advice on social distancing, which means making sure that they and their parent or carer stay more than 2 metres from others (including friends and other family members).

Fitness Blender

Website: https://www.fitnessblender.com/

Key stages: key stage 3 to key stage 5

Description: videos featuring a range of exercises and workouts. You can choose exercises by: degree of difficulty, type, gender and whether equipment is needed or not.

#ThisIsPE

Website: https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

This initial list of SEND resources has been developed with a focus on accessibility and inclusivity and is based on the recommendations of:

  • trusted organisations
  • charities
  • multi-academy trusts
  • special education headteachers

We encourage parents, teachers and schools to explore beyond this list to identify what support is best for their children and pupils with SEND.

SEND: apps and games

(Apps must be downloaded onto a compatible device)

Brain Parade

Website: http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/

Description: a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.

HelpKidzLearn

Website: https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

Description: a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.

Sensory App House Ltd

Website: https://www.sensoryapphouse.com/

Description: a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.

Visuals2Go

Website: https://www.visuals2go.com/

Description: an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.

SEND: resources for teachers and parents

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Website: https://www.annafreud.org/media/11160/supporting-schools-and-colleges.pdf

Description: a downloadable guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption.

Do2Learn (USA)

Website: https://do2learn.com/

Description: a range of downloadable resources grouped by theme. Themes include: social skills, songs and games, and picture cards.

Inclusive Teach

Website: https://inclusiveteach.com/free-printable-sen-teaching-resources/

Description: downloadable teaching resources to support pupils with SEND.

Oak National Academy

Website: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Description: A website including online lessons across different areas of the curriculum, including specialist SEND support. 

PMLD thematic units – from the Northern Ireland Curriculum

Website:http://www.nicurriculum.org.uk/curriculum_microsite/SEN_PMLD_thematic_units/index.asp

Description: comprehensive guidance on themed activities for learners with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD). A full sensory curriculum is offered.

Priory Woods School

Website: http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/page/?title=Resources&pid=3

Description: resources from an award-winning, innovative school, rated by Ofsted as outstanding and put together by SEND teachers. The resources include apps and programmes.

SEND Gateway

Website: https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/whole-school-send/find-wss-resources/nqt-videos.html

Description: A range of SEND guidance videos created in collaboration with the Centre for Education and Youth (CfEY) in addition to many other experts within the sector. Aimed at Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs).

SENict Activities

Website: https://www.ianbean.co.uk/senict-members-resource-portal

Description: downloadable activities aimed particularly at Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) learners.

SEN Teacher

Website: https://www.senteacher.org/

Description: downloadable resources that can be adapted to suit the needs of pupils. Resources are aimed at a range of abilities.

Speech and Language Kids

Website: https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/free-speech-language-resources/

Description: a range of education and therapy resources for speech and language problems. A podcast is also available on iTunes for verbal and non-verbal children.

Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

Website: https://www.teachingvisuallyimpaired.com/

Description: a range of downloadable resources to support blind and visually impaired pupils.

UCL Centre for Inclusive Education

Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/departments-and-centres/centres/centre-inclusive-education/homeschooling-children-send/managing-transition-home-schooling

Description: a guide to help parents adjust to remote learning by providing advice and links to resources

 

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