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 9

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 29th 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 plans

Additional materials for the work plans can be found here.

  • KO Booklets can be found by clicking here

Many subjects have suggested techniques for students to use to learn the knowledge. Support and tips on how to do these can be found in the student planners. Students have also been provided with grids to help structure these techniques, if you need more copies they can be downloaded by clicking 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
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
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
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).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
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.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming.
Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos.
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Mystery Science
Free science lessons.
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos.
Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects.
Crash Course Kids
As Crash Course but for a younger audience.
Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
British Council
Resources for English language learning.
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age.
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Geography Games
Geography gaming!
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities.
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones.
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes.
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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