Accessing learning and additional resources

For those students who will not be attending school during the closure, there are lots of resources available to them whilst they are at home.

Hegarty Maths

All students have an account on the Hegarty Maths website: https://hegartymaths.com/login/learner

Once students are on the site, they just need to follow the on-screen instructions.  If students need help with their password, they can email their maths teacher for a reset.

As well as work that has been set by their class teacher, students can also access any of the subject tasks that are on the website, so the work available will never run out!

Please note: due to unprecedented demand on the website, access is unpredictable, but the following link will give you an update on the status of the site:

https://status.hegartymaths.com/

GCSEPod

All students have a GCSEPod account.  The site can be found here: https://www.gcsepod.com/

All students have been given their login details, but please contact the school if login details don't appear to be working.

As well as any work set by teachers, students can access all content on the site.

Further resources and links can be found at the bottom of this page.

Student Home Classroom

Delta Academies Trust have put together a learning timetable for all students, which can be accessed online.  Students who are working at home should follow this daily timetable.  Instructions on how to access the online classroom can be found below:

                                                              If you have any issues, please contact admin@johnwhitgift.org.uk  

Other links and resources:

JWA Subject pages

KS4 revision pages

Knowledge organisers

Click here for additional English work

David Walliams - free audio story every day at 11am

DT quizzes (food, art, music, ICT)

Joe Wicks - daily workout

AHA PE quiz 26-2-20 (use code 349E4EF8)

BBC Bitesize

BBC Teach

French LanguageNut

Geography Games #1

Geography Games #2

Geography Games #3

Geography Quizzes #1

Geography Quizzes #2

Careers and future planning resources - Prince's Trust

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Mindful and relaxation exercises that parents can do with younger children to help with managing anxiety

 https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids

Music apps and interactive resources (even some online lessons)

https://www.facebook.com/GardenOfMusicOrg/photos/a.453328838205953/1287059384832890/?type=3&theater

Soundabout are offering live online inclusive music sessions

https://www.facebook.com/SoundaboutUK/

The Sensory Projects has project packs for inclusive learning

http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/free-educational-resources

 and also some simple sensory games to play

http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/guides

 The Sensory Dispensary have activities available to download from TES SEN website

https://www.tes.com/member/Sensory_Dispensary

 Access Art resources

https://www.accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home/

Clicker - accessible word processing

https://www.cricksoft.com/uk/clicker/clicker-at-home

 

Interactive computer activities from Bridgend School

https://sites.google.com/bridgend.ac.uk/alnhomeschool

 

Riverside home school resources

https://www.riversideschool.org.uk/page/?title=Coronavirus%20Home%20Resources&pid=235&fbclid=IwAR0oXXYaTZ1iu3DEuphLBJRVWQTb52U1FXio6N9cF0iDrepic1dWe2hNLxs

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Inclusive sensory discovery pack for Shakespeare's The Tempest

 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p7xqeg7x8h0do3r/AAAYQ_hmj7STmQ3HuHdQG3UXa?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR34E3UlV4vcZvggteQpnT7MiKuzD19sPlnQVmAOcB0MxiDeP7Gjki673ts

 

31 pages of activity ideas for special school learners (download at the bottom of the page)

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx0aGVzZW5zb3J5cHJvamVjdHN8Z3g6MzYyMTU2M2JlZjI3MDdkZQ

 

Bank of resources from the Northern Ireland curriculum

http://www.nicurriculum.org.uk/curriculum_microsite/TSPC/getting_started/sen/activities_resources.asp

 

Greenside sensory stories 5 http://www.greenside.herts.sch.uk/Creative/SensoryStories/SensoryStories.html?fbclid=IwAR1EaTSk2mu633RKq_wmwPCR9tJ6birjNkm6q7r4RIB9EsVTyQfdmJNMWCA

 

Sensory and messy play activities for children with additional needs

https://www.empoweringlittleminds.co.uk/resources-1?fbclid=IwAR2AInVCXXW_ZMOg4I3Xdynlze8fEwmRnUXe2b8i1rivmM17eSb1D9RpCuc

 

Website and activity ideas

https://twitter.com/teachPMLD/status/1240369135885975554/photo/1

 

50 sensory learning activities

https://inclusiveteach.com/2020/03/20/150-sensory-learning-ideas/

 

Activities including sensory and massage stories themed for the time of year

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2f48mlkqn0ylgiz/AADgTFXcby2aHw1E085-KJ6Pa/Home%20learing%20pack?dl=0&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

 

Positive Eye Ideas Machine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDuVfdg32NY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR34AI4hEMpthnuBhx5qtpsjN0TqUmTtFQIKFBF3XvOcylV-0hKcEu9qiuY

 

Ways to learn through play

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpkztoFHIgP4jpJDKWNWaHA

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Have fun at home!

 

GoNoodle - videos designed to get kids moving.

https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

Seusville - lot of activities, crafts and games based on the world of Dr Seuss

Children: https://www.seussville.com/

 

Parents: https://www.seussville.com/parents/

 

Thinking games - this website has links to a whole host of games designed to improve logical thinking skills

https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/

 

Highlights Kids - a popular US magazine for children, this site has lots of ideas for craft activities, recipes and an 'explore' section covering science questions and experiments

https://www.highlightskids.com/

 

Art for Kids Hub - this Youtube channel shows you how to draw a variety of things from animals to cartoon characters and even cars

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XMF3Inoi8R9nSI8ChOsdQ

 

The Imagination Tree

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest. https://theimaginationtree.com/

 

The MET Office https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/met-office-for-schools

 

RSPB - activities https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/ 

 

Paw Print Badges – Free challenge packs and other downloads. Indoor and outdoor. https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk/

 

Early years

Chat Play Read

https://small-talk.org.uk/

 

Tiny Happy People

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people @bbctinyhappypeople

 

Early Movers

www.earlymovers.org.uk

 

Hungry Little Minds

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

 

World stories

https://www.kidsout.org.uk/what-we-do/world-stories/

 

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Cbeebies Radio – Listening activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

 

Learning at home

 

Ted Ed – Stay Curious https://ed.ted.com/

 

Twinkl - free home learning booklets from EYFS through to GCSE, you can download them here:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/extra-subjects-parents/school-closures-category-free-resources-parents/school-closures-free-resources-parents

 

Oxford Owl - free e-books for ages 3-11, and range of how-to videos for maths. They also have a parents’ page which explains how spelling and grammar is taught in schools. If you ever wondered what a 'fronted adverbial' was, here's your chance to find out!

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Discovery Education - English, Maths & Science activities for KS1 & KS2 and also a section on coding

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/free-resources

 

Scholastic - this US company have put together 20 days of cross-curricular projects to work through at home. The correct grade will need to be selected to match the UK year group:

- PreK and Kindergarten = Reception and Year 1

- Grades 1 & 2 = Year 2 and 3

- Grades 3-5 = Years 4, 5 and 6

- Grades 6+ = Year 7 onwards

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

 

BBC Bitesize - videos, quizzes and games covering the entire curriculum for primary, secondary and post-16 students

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

 

Topmarks - collection of educational games covering all topics

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Toy Theater - Educational online games https://toytheater.com/

Chatterpack - a list of home Ed resources https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

 

Teachit Primary - resources and games to print for English, Maths, Science and Foundation subjects. Sign up for an account is required to download the free resources.

https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/

 

Teachit also have a range of resources for secondary school students. The website address is teachit + topic name e.g. English would be www.teachitenglish.co.uk, Languages https://www.teachitlanguages.co.uk/

 

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

 

Oxford Owl for Home - Primary https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Smart videos for curious minds of all ages: The Kids Should See This https://thekidshouldseethis.com/

 

Crash Course – YouTube videos on many different topics https://thecrashcourse.com/

 

Phonics

Teach your monster to read

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

 

Phonics Play - phonics games which follow the Letters & Sounds phonics programme. Pick the phase the child is currently on using the menu at the side.

Phonics Play is currently free for all users during the school closure period.

Username: march20

Password: home

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Literacy

Storyline Online - a catalogue of videos featuring celebrities reading children's stories https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

Unite for literacy - a US online library which provides free access to over 400 original picture books

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

 

Maths

CoolMath4Kids - interactive games covering the four operations (+ - x ÷) and fractions

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

 

Pet Bingo - an app for practising the four operations, children get to earn pets and care for them

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/pet-bingo-by-duck-duck-moose/id726307725

 

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duckduckmoosedesign.pb&hl=en_GB

 

Snappy Maths - maths worksheets for quick mental arithmetic sessions, like doubles & halves, number bonds and times tables

http://snappymaths.com/

 

Science

Science Museum Group - Videos, activities and facts on lots of different science topics for all key stages

https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

 

Science for Kids - A New Zealand based site with lots of science experiments and games for kids

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

 

Switch Zoo - the idea started from creating new animals by switching parts, includes lots of information about habitats, biomes, feeding animals and animal sounds

https://www.switchzoo.com/

 

Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com/

 

Crest Awards – Science awards that can be completed at home https://www.crestawards.org/

 

Topics (History, Geography, Art)

Virtual museum tours

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/

 

Big History Project - Secondary https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

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National Geographic Kids - covering animals, science, history & geography, a website full of fascinating facts.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

 

3D Geography - free paper templates for making models, plus lots of geography information and resources

https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/

 

Geography Games https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

 

National Geographic Kids – Activities and quizzes https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

 

Computing

Tynker - marketed as 'coding for kids', this website is currently offering free access to its premium content

https://www.tynker.com/

 

Code.org - founders of the 'Hour of code' tutorials, this website offers computer science courses for students from reception through to A-level

https://code.org/learn

 

iDEA Awards - Digital award scheme that can be completed online https://idea.org.uk/

 

Computer programming

 

Blockly https://blockly.games/ Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

 

Languages

 

Duolingo - a free platform for learning languages. You can learn from a computer, or download the app.

https://www.duolingo.com/

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Special Education Needs and Disability

 

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx

 

Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf

 

The Autism Education – A social story

A social story https://theautismeducator.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-.pdf   about coronavirus that has a good level of specificity about the effects of social distancing e.g. not being able to go to favourite place.

 

CarersUK - Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

 

Amaze - information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/

 

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. https://www.easy-read-online.co.uk/media/53192/advice-on-the-coronavirus-v1.pdf

 

Information for those struggling with OCD https://www.ocduk.org/ocd-and-coronavirus-survival-tips/

 

General information for young people about managing their mental health https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus

 

 Information for those with sensory difficulties who struggle with handwashing https://www.sensoryintegration.org.uk/News/8821506

 

National deaf Children’s Society

https://www.ndcs.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-support-for-deaf-children/

 

British Deaf Association

https://bda.org.uk/coronavirus/

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