Home Learning

Working from home can be a good opportunity to learn some new skills that you don't normally have time for.  But it can also be hard, especially if you are used to being out a lot.  Here is a great collection of information and resources to help us all get set up for some great learning from home. Just click to download the document.  Below that are lots of resources for you to use.  Please let your PL know if you need support with anything. We will add new things each week and will also be posting on Twitter and Instagram @SouthQuayEd.

Transitioning to Home Learning

Resources and information for Parents / Carers from ParentKind.org.uk

Support with Meals :

If your young person is elligible for Free School Meals and you would like further information about the support available for your child, please discuss with your SJL.

If your circumstances have changed and you believe your young person should now be eligible for Free School Meals, please discuss this with your PL.

More information on Free School Meals eligibility and how to apply is here:

For more updates from your local authority and other safety and wellbeing information, please see our Parents / Carers pages.

Websites for Online Learning

All students should now be able to access their work online via EdClass.  Your teachers can see the work you complete and provide feedback. Please speak to your PL if you are having trouble logging in.

BKSB website has more resources for English.

Maths Watch website has more resources for maths.

Mindfulness and Wellbeing:

Take a look at some slides from lovely tutor Liz about taking care of our mental health.

Wellbeing Journal with suggestions for positivity and mindfulness can be downloaded here

Self-Care is about doing something that you enjoy or helps you to feel calm.  The Anna Freud Centre has some great suggestions for this here.

Finding ways to show kindness is also great for positivity and mental wellbeing. Check out these kindness ideas.

Mind also has tips and exercises for relaxation.

The NHS suggests this breathing exercise.

Every Mind Matters:  An online wellbeing resource from the NHS.

Check out this blog from Young Minds.

Here are some simple ideas for feeding a family with simple and cheap ingredients while we don't have as many eating out or shopping options:

Reading

Reading is one of the best ways to learn new things and can be a great way to escape into an imaginary world for a few minutes, whether you prefer Hogwarts, Marvel Universe or Narnia.  These Apps and websites let you read for FREE (or on a free TRIAL).

Libby: download App for FREE access to ebooks, graphic novels and audiobooks - you need a membership card from your local library (see Idea Store). Idea Store:  Tower Hamlets Library Service gives you access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more.  Listen to audiobooks for FREE.
Authors read to you from their own books. I.t is possible to sign up for a 7 DAY free TRIAL to read a selection of Marvel comics Use your Idea Store membership to download FREE magazines from this APP

               

Other Useful Websites

Tower Hamlets Council have collected a HUGE selection of activities and resources to try at home.

Spotlight Youth Centre will be releasing their latest online programme in a few days - you can still call and speak to a youth worker - click the link for contact details.

The Great Indoors: Over 200 activities for all ages that can be done at home.

While we still can't travel, virtual tours like this one, to Macchu Picchu, in the Andes Mountains in Peru are still pretty amazing.

Some people find fish and other sealife really calming. Take a look at these LiveCams from Monterey Bay Acquarium!

BBC Bitesize has useful revision for GCSE English and maths.

Explore the British Museum from your sofa. Interested in history? Explore a virtual gallery, see Ancient Egyptian artefacts, look at objects up close using the digital archive.

Code Academy  Sign up and learn to code for free. Computing skills can lead to well paid and interesting careers!  See here.

Kano Club Try the free creative challenges to learn basic coding skills.

Learn to manage your money with Natwest Money Sense.

Purple Mash has interactive learning activities. 

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Duolingo spend 5 minutes a day learning a new language online, or download the app for your phone.

National Theatre At Home:  Watch performances from the National Theatre, streaming for FREE during April. This Thursday: Frankenstein

Young Enterprise Toolkit: Activities to get you thinking about money.

Other Great Resources!

Information and worksheets can be dowloaded here:

Virtual Piano: Ever wanted to learn the piano - check out this virtual piano that can be played using a computer keyboard.

50 great activities from Healthy Schools.

Learn to sketch and draw with Dan Beardshaw on YouTube

Origami tutorials - fold almost anything from paper.

Art:

Click here for Art activities and useful links, like this one, to a virtual tour of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Sunflowers have a way of making people smile!

Or this virtual tour of the Courtauld Gallery, with some of the most famous paintings in the world!

Alternatively open Frances' Padlet to see everything on a virtual noticeboard!

Arts Award (Bronze) Feedback Sheet for Part D: Art Skill Share

Template for a film review, from Into Film.

3Cs and 3Ss: Download this game from Into Film for talking about a film you have watched.

Construction:

Take a look at these instructions for making a Cobra Weave Exploding Stick Bomb. Email us a picture if you manage to do it!

Here's a YouTube tutorial.

Electrical Installation (Year 10):

Technologystudent.com: Lots of resources and printable worksheets on this website covering key topics such as: batteries, LEDs, circuits, diodes and much more.

Yenka: This website has loads of activities for Science, Technology, ICT and Maths. If you have antivirus software you may like to download a FREE trial version for students.

Try these challenges:

Environmentally Friendly House Design (Year 11)

Design your Perfect Armchair (Year 10/11)

Design a Walking Stick for a Spy (Year 10/11)

Design your Dream Car (Year 10/11)

Fitness & Sport:

Get work out tips from Olympic Athletes on the Olympic Channel

Join the School Games Active Championships

PE with Joe: Joe Wicks is back with his 30 minute workout, every MOnday, Wednesday and Friday from Monday 11th January!

If you need something more challenging, or want a more targeted workout, explore all the other options on The Body Coach TV!

Whack-A-Bone: Think you know your femur from your fibula? Test yourself with this game!

Poke-A-Muscle: Beat the clock to hunt for muscles.

Revise the Circulatory System with this wordsearch.

If you managed that, try this one, on the Respiratory System.

Thinking about the future:

It's never too early to dream a little about your future. We have put some inspiration and links HERE!

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