Additional Home Learning & Activities
This page is for both students and their families and should provide activities and tasks selected by teachers at St Bonaventure’s.
Make sure you have checked all 3 of the following places for work and additional tasks:
BLM Resources from Newham
- BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zq66dp3
- Blue Peter – https://twitter.com/cbbc/status/1271129658722070529?s=21
- CBeebies – https://twitter.com/CBeebiesHQ/status/1271416640090116103?s=09
- Votes for Schools – https://www.votesforschools.com/downloads/ (free downloadable content)
- Picture News – www.picture-news.co.uk (a subscription service)
- Something inside so strong – Labi Siffre
- Young, gifted and black – Nina Simone
- A change is gonna come – Sam Cooke
There are two main sources for home learning supported by the government:
150 new lessons every week! There are daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.
The homeschooling lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts. They feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games
- Check this week’s schedule
- Start today’s lessons (From Monday 20th April)
- Press Release (with all the info about the service)
The Oak National Academy has been devised by teachers, for teachers and is backed by the Department for Education. It will provide over 180 one-hour lessons a week from teachers across different subjects and year groups, from early years up to year 10.
Is there a topic you have always wanted to do a project on? Why not use this time to do some independent study! Use this form to plan and deliver your project:
Thanks to Tom Sherrington
COVID- 19 – Create a solution to one of the social problems caused by the pandemic
Design a solution to a social problem caused by Coronavirus either in your country or across the world and create a 10 slide Slides / PowerPoint presentation that shows your research, what your solution is and how it will help.
Submit projects by sharing with Ms Roddy
Thank Key Workers
TELCO have been leading a campaign to thank key workers in Newham – why not get involved?
Lots of classic books are free – but lots of publishers have made textbooks, revision books and much free for a while! Remember you don’t need a Kindle – you can download an app on your phone or tablet to read.
Learn@Home – Google Home Learning
A resource for families with children of different ages & areas of interest. As schools around the world close their buildings and families find themselves at home, we want to ensure that learning together continues. So we’re partnering with learning creators to bring parents & families resources and activities. These resources are not meant to replace homework assigned by teachers, but meant to complement that work.
Science over the Summer
Submit all Science challenges to Mr Adenekan
OUP Home Learning Packs
- For English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, PE, Psychology, Religious Education, Science
- Download here
- The National Theatre has announced plans to stream NT Live shows for free on YouTube on a Thursday at 7pm. They will be available to view for 7 days afterwards. Find on Youtube here
- Pobble 365 – “One picture. One teaching resource. Every day.” – Writing stimulus, discussion, drawing…
- Storytime with David Walliams
- Stratford East Theatre – “Get Involved” resources
Mr Imrith recommends the following sites and activities:
- Key hole surgery simulator
- The Encryption Challenge
- Engineering at Home
- Cross-Curricular STEM projects to complete
- 44 engineering and science challenges from the engineers at Dyson
- Code cracking! National Cipher Challenge
- Crest Projects – Complete the project and email to Mr Imrith
- Eco-Innovators Project – Complete the project and email to Mr Imrith
- STEM Activities Folder
- 6 Week Activities for families
- ATCRE Newsletter – The Association of Teacher of Catholic RE have published a newsletter with lots of resources that can be used by students and parents.
- CAFOD – Stay connected to the Catholic community with a variety of different resources for young people
- A-Z of Religion and Beliefs – An animated A to Z guide for pupils aged 11-14 that explores and introduces a variety of religious topics.
- Keep Learning RE – Some extra resources
- Royal Geographical Society – Learn at home resources – podcasts, animations, research tasks
- Online Resources from Dr Preece
- Work out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning
- Sport England Workouts
- Also check your emails to see different football club workouts, and exciting quizzes from Mr Bartlett!
- Team GB – Get Set to Eat Fresh
Jack Petchey Resources
- Red Cross – Coronavirus: how to build resilience and ease tensions
- The Q Files – Currently FREE! The perfect resources for researching at a school appropriate level
- The Day – A free newspaper emailed daily suitable for secondary age students.
- Kindness Calendar – From the Red Cross
- Virtual School Links – A large selection of free websites to support home learning.
- TES Home Learning Resources – To support parents and guardians with structuring and delivering home learning for children, we’ve gathered a collection of teacher-created learning resources designed to engage both primary and secondary students and help them learn and study outside of their usual classroom environment. All of these resources are completely free to download and use and include lessons, worksheets, workbooks and activities across a multitude of subject disciplines, ranging from EYFS to KS4 (GCSE). With these resources, you can be confident that students will remain engaged and challenged throughout this period of social distancing and isolation.
- Collins – Collins is giving free access to its online learning platform, Collins Connect, for the length of the school closures. The platform is for both primary and secondary schools and is home to learning and teaching resources for a range of subjects including English, maths and science at all levels, as well as international curricula. It includes more than 300 e-books from its Big Cat reading programme, activity sheets, a times tables practice tool, revision and PDF downloads of many of its titles. Collins is adding resources daily to the site.
- OUP – Oxford University Press: “To support you and help facilitate learning anywhere, our teams have put together a number of free lesson packs. These contain a variety of activities and resources we hope will help you with providing resources and setting work for your pupils. We will continue to add to these so please keep checking back…”
- Edukit Resources – A database of home learning resources
- Homeschool Weeks – Resources suitable for Year 7/8 from Alex Quigley
- Build Essential Skills – “Everybody needs eight essential skills to succeed – whatever their path in life. In collaboration with experts across education and employment, we’ve developed the Skills Builder Framework.”
- The British Army – Home learning lessons
- Inspiration Trust – Complete set of resources
Year 11 & Year 12
Prepare for 6th form with these resources:
GCSE to A Level Resources – a comprehensive document covering many A Level options
Virtual talks from inspirational, leading figures.
Free on Kindle:
- New Head Start to A-Level Maths
- New Head Start to A-level Physics
- New Head Start to A-level Chemistry
- New Head Start to A-level Biology