Coronavirus: secondary teaching resources

Overview

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Support from the DfE

The Department of Education (DfE) explains it has brought together a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils. They are currently being offered for free.

The DfE explains that individual resources cannot replace a school’s properly planned curriculum, and the resources in this list are not intended to do so.

They may be useful for parents in considering how they could support their children’s education, but they should not be used in place of existing resources which schools may be using as part of their continued provision for pupils’ education at this time.

We will be adding additional subjects (MFL, history, geography etc) soon to this article.

English

Audible

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

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

All children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

English Mastery

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

Key stages: key stage 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 and 4

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

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

Interactive activities including videos and questions. Teachers can track student progress and tailor next steps

Integral Core Maths Platform

Website: https://integralmaths.org/2017/

Key stages: key stage 5

Activities with the ability for teachers to allocate and track pupil progress.

MangaHigh

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

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

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

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

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

Downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.

Nrich

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

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

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

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

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

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

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

A range of interactive maths games categorised by age group.

Underground Maths

Website: https://undergroundmathematics.org/

Key stages: key stage 5

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

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

Science

BBC Bitesize

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

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

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

A set of articles and resources designed to support teachers who are teaching remotely.

Isaac Physics

Website: https://isaacphysics.org/coronavirus

Key stages: key stage 4 and key stage 5

Online problem-solving activities to support teachers and students. The content focuses 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 and key stage 4

A set of articles and resources designed to support teachers who are teaching remotely.

STEM Learning (Home learning)

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

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

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

Fitness Blender

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

Key stages: key stage 3 to key stage 5

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

Videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

Mental wellbeing

BPS

Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-blogs

Key stages: key stage 3 to key stage 5

Advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Children’s Society

Website: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/coronavirus-information-and-support

Key stages: key stage 3 to key stage 5

Information and support on different aspects of mental health and wellbeing.

MindEd

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

Key stages: key stage 3 to key stage 5

An educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

Rise Above

Website: https://riseabove.org.uk/topic/my-mind/

Key stages: key stage 3 to key stage 5

Videos with tips on gaining confidence, dealing with anxiety and coping strategies from other young people.

The Child Bereavement Network

Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx

Key stages: key stage 3 to key stage 5

Advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.

SEND resources for teachers

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

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

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

Do2Learn (USA)

Website: https://do2learn.com/

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/

Downloadable teaching resources to support pupils with SEND.

PMLD thematic units – from the Northern Ireland Curriculum

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

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

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

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

SEN Teacher

Website: https://www.senteacher.org/

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/

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/

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

A guide to help parents adjust to remote learning by providing advice and links to resources.

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