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Welcome to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) this is where you can access learning online.
Your teachers will upload work or quizzes that you can complete online.
We have sent you your login and passwords home. Look out for the letter and keep your passwords safe!
Once you have logged on you will see important messages or links that you can go into. Have a play with it and see how it works!
To get access to the work click onto the ‘assignments’ picture at the top of the page.
You can also message any of the teachers if you click on the ‘message’ picture at the top of the page.
Teachers will keep adding things onto the platform – have fun!
Let us know what you think!
Free online learning resources
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- Gojimo website - a revision app that covers 28 GCSE subjects, 20 A level subjects, and much more.
Modern foreign languages
Religious Education (RE)
- Climate Change: How Do We Know? (NASA website) - scientific evidence for warming of the climate system.
- Antibubbles (Born to Engineer website) - video clips, practical activities, worksheets and further reading for KS3.
General secondary and primary
- Audible website - hundreds of children’s audiobooks free to stream during the period of school closures.
- Explore more website - where stories and adventures spark curiosity and inspire deep thinking through play. New story released each week to stimulate imaginative storytelling and play.
- Resources for teachers, parents and children (The Economist Educational Foundation website) - a range of classroom resources on politicians and power, general elections, the News, the Climate emergency, knife crime etc.
- Discovering Children’s Books (British library website)
- Go Noodle (app) - movement and mindfulness exercises for kids.
- Panjango website - a careers-based experiential learning platform to help children learn about the world of work.
- Online Resources (British Library website) - unique collection items and expert commentary related to History, English, Religious Studies and Citizenship.
- Kids encyclopaedia facts (Kiddle website): an encyclopaedia for kids.
- Free distance learning tools (Kwik Surveys website) - survey platform that allows teachers to track progress of students learning at home. Pro plan free to schools during the period of school closures.
- BBC Bitesize on BBC website - provides interactive activities mapped against the national curricula for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Covers Early Years, Primary, Secondary and 16+
- Make Any Room a Classroom (BrainPOP website) - free resources on a range of subjects, both traditional school-based subjects and topical subjects.
- Learning Activities (Children’s University of Manchester website) - a suite of activities and resources covering History, Languages, Science, Art and Design, and student life.
- Discovery education (US-based) website - videos, activities, printable resources on a wide range of topics. (some free content available).
- Kahoot website - a free platform where you can create quizzes, or use quizzes made by others. Children can play individually or in teams. Requires two screens. (currently offering premium service to schools for free).
- Kahoot distance learning website - a handy guide to distance learning (PDF).
- Khan academy website - a vast library of online learning courses. Running daily schedules for students aged 4-18 during school closures.
- Learning by questions website - a wide-ranging resource covering English, Maths, Science at primary and secondary. Designed to be an in-class teaching and learning tool but can be used to deliver question sets to pupils at home.
- MemRise website - a free and interactive platform for learning languages.
- Myths and legends website - provides information, activities and resources for teachers.
- Live Online Classes for Ages 3-18 (Outschool website) - online lessons at scheduled times covering a wide range of topics. (offering free live online classes during school closures).
- Picture News - they send out a topical picture, with learning resources, each week (free access currently).
- Scholastic Learn at Home on the Classroom Magazine website (US-based) - learn at Home, 20 day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
- Seneca website - a huge range free online courses and resources covering a wide range of courses, from primary to 16+. Also includes CPD for teachers.
- Ideas for kids (Smart School House website) - Lots of creative ideas for craft projects to do at home.
- Travel and Leisure website – virtual tours of 12 famous museums.
- Typing club website - learn to touch type for free.
- Young writers website - regular writing competitions for primary and secondary age children.
- Home Learning using Sumdog (Sumdog website) - adaptive, personalised, adaptive learning platform for children aged 5 to 14. Free to all schools during the period of school closures.
- Space to Learn (ISSET website) - every Tuesday, at 2pm British Summer Time, there is a live-stream Q&A session with astronauts on the International Space Station. Astronaut Steve Swanson says "Just like many people on Earth right now, astronauts live in self-isolation on the International Space Station. Tune in to learn how I made Space fun and ask me your favourite ‘space’ question!"
- Educator resources on Science North website (Canada) - engaging science activities, experiments and videos.
There are loads of channels with free courses for children. Here are just a few:
University College London free online learning resources.
Accessed: 15 April 2020 | Issued: 15 April 2020
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