Please refer to the email sent on 22 May regarding your childs school provision from 15 June. We remain open for keyworker emergency supervision. Contact the school office for further details.

Year 8

Work packs

  • Work Pack 1: Monday 23rd March to Friday 3rd April
  • Work Pack 2: Monday 20th April to Friday 8th May
  • Work Pack 3: Monday 11th May to Friday 5 June (you do not need to complete work during the half term break)
  • Work Pack 4: Monday 8th June to Friday 26th June
  • Work Pack 5: Monday 19th June to Friday 17th July

Work Pack Expectations:

  • Work packs will be put on the website every three weeks
  • Subject teachers set the same work as a Teams assignment and issue a 3 week deadline
  • Subject teachers can check student progress or feedback during the 3 week cycle, but there is no expectation of handing in work until 3 week deadline date
  • Tutors will contact home if students are struggling to access or complete the work
  • Students will no longer submit work logs to tutors (Students can use the Work Planner for their own personal use if they wish)
  • Students do not need to submit, or tell their teacher, on Teams they have completed online work (Seneca, Hegarty, Quizlet, etc.)
  • Any paper based work needs to be submitted on Teams via photos, etc.

Support for work packs

Additional materials for the work plans can be found here.

structuring YOUR DAY

If you would like support in structuring your day then click here to download a NFS Work Planner. You DO NOT need to show this to your tutors or teachers.

Additional support

These are FREE online education resources, it is a non-exhaustive list compiled by home educators.

Khan Academy
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.
BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
Seneca
https://www.senecalearning.com
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Openlearn
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.
Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming.
Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos.
National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids
Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons.
The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos.
Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects.
Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As Crash Course but for a younger audience.
Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.
Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning.
Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age.
Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!
Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities.
Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones.
The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/...
Activities and quizzes.
Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

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