More Useful Links

Here are some useful links

https://challengenottingham.co.uk/activities-for-children

https://schuk-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/r/personal/kirsty_stansfield_woodlands_nottingham_sch_uk/_layouts/15/Doc.aspx?sourcedoc=%7BA3274D40-341C-4806-AF2D-1F4F892D2AFC%7D&file=mylockdowndiary.pptx&action=edit&mobileredirect=true

The Power of Kindness Calendar

The British Red Cross have a launched a campaign to promote kindness during these difficult and challenging times.

They have created a Power of Kindness Calendar so that young people can record the acts of kindness they have undertaken each day. 

They have created a downloadable template and some information about the campaign.

The power of kindness calendar 

If you have completed any acts of kindness then please share them with the British Red Cross and also the school.

Beware of FSM email Scams

We would like to pass on a warning from the Department For education regarding the new FSM voucher scheme.

Be aware of scam emails

We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.

We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.

This is a link to the DFE website where you can find the latest advice and information

www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance

More Useful links

This is a selection of celebrity websites which may help to keep you entertained at home courtesy of Mr Rea

www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Carol Vorderman is dropping the paywall for the duration of the lockdown giving free access to her maths lessons!

www.themathsfactor.com/

Strictly star Dianne Buswell is offering free dance tuition. Fun for all families!

www.instagram.com/diannebuswell/?hl=en

Music with Myleene Klass – the ex-HearSay member is offering her expertise to soothe and inspire the nation’s children. Upside: classically trained composer is offering free tuition! Downside: Judging by the thumbnails it seems you probably need a grand piano or cello.

www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

Dancing with Oti Mabuse Star of Strictly.

www.instagram.com/otimabuse/?hl=en

Story Time with David Walliams

www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Story Time with Floella Benjamin Now you’re talking!

www.youtube.com/channel/UCTKRCnHB7YmN69iIbg_JH2w

Downloadable Resources

If you are unable to access lessons because of the impact of the Corona Virus and the need to self isolate then please access a wealth of resources on the website.

If you click on the academy tab and then subjects. Here you will find links to different subjects. You can download activities and work and print them off at home.

Useful Links

With the current COVID-19 virus outbreak we have added some useful links to our website. These are websites offering a range of activities and home learning tasks if you are unable to attend school.  

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 above 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.

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/ Educational online games DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac 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.   

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ This link takes you to further resources offering free access.

BBC Bitesize

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

Andrew Morgan Interim Principal Woodlands

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