Online Learning Resources

If you are looking for further learning resources to get a step ahead; Grace Academy recommends the following online resources both for parents and students alike.

Support resources for parents

Advice on supporting children with Learning difficulties and ASD at home

Supporting Children with LD & ASD with COVID Isolation

Useful Secondary online resources

Alongside your child’s set lesson work. Below are some useful resources for students to use at home. We can also recommend the BBC Bitesize website as they have a range of lessons, videos and tests for students to complete.

GCSE Pod can also be used to help support your child. A link below will give you access to webinars to help you support them.

https://www.gcsepod.com/news-gcse-learning-revision/podup-presents-webinars/

Alternative Educational Resources

Mybluprint is a collection of video classes on everything from cupcake decorating to crocheting via drawing and making paper aeroplanes. All of their online classes are currently free until 16th April. So now would be a great time to learn a new hobby. 

www.mybluprint.com/p/all-family-videos 

Minecraft: Education Edition are educational worlds that allow you to tour the international space station, learn about Greek history or explore the inside of the human eye! The worlds include lesson plans like creative writing activities, build challenges and tricky puzzles. All of these worlds are currently free to download (offer ends 30th June)  

https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/free-educational-content-minecraft-marketplace-

Kids cook with Theo. Mon, Wed & Fridays at 4pmChef, presenter and best-selling author specialising in Greek Cypriot and family focused inspired recipes. Theo writes a weekly food column for Best Magazine, is regularly in the media including ITV This Morning, National Geographic Food, The Saturday Times, BBC Radio and more…

www.theocooks.com/ 

Information Literacy

BBC Bitesize have launched a great new resource to help children to identify fake news and misinformation. The website includes articles, video content and quizzes to help young people become more discerning about the information they engage with. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zr2yscw/fact-or-fake/1 

Science and Geography

Steve Backshall’s You Tube channel has virtual lessons on wildlife, biology, conservation, geography and exploration 

www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-URP49TgSgyIU1rgh2m7A?app=desktop  

Fantastic resources from NASA for children and adults alike to learn more about astronomy and spaceflight. There are fun games to play and interesting activities you can do at home that make science, technology and maths fun and space related. 

www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html 

Reading, English and Drama

Join our Virtual Reading Club and take part in the mini Easter challenge or the illustration challenge. Includes related downloads, links to online reading resources, the Book Doctor to help with reading conundrums and you can add your book reviews too!

www.coventry.gov.uk/slsreadingclub

Blackout Poetry is when you pick out single words or phrases from books, newspapers, or magazines then piece them together to make something new. This kind of poetry embraces randomness, and is also chance to mix poetry and visual art. 

www.scouts.org.uk/activities/be-a-blackout-poet/ 

Teach It are offering free access to their downloadable pdf English resources which support the curriculum at KS3 and KS4 until the end of April 2020 
www.teachitenglish.co.uk/resources

Young Poets Society have created some great and prompts for writing your own poetry 
https://ypn.poetrysociety.org.uk/features/ypn-writing-prompts-for-self-isolation/ 

Learning Resources from Douglas Wise to support GCSE English learning www.douglaswise.co.uk/remote-learning/ 

Barrington Stoke the publisher who specialise in providing accessible books which are dyslexia friendly have got lots of fun activity sheets related to their books available to download for free.

www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/product-category/free-resources/?swoof=1&product_cat=activity-sheets&really_curr_tax=444-product_cat 

History

Explore ancient Rome through a unique, historically accurate 3D model. Suitable for anyone with an interest in ancient Rome or considering studying archaeology, classics or history at university. 

www.futurelearn.com/courses/rome 

Watch Kwame Alexander read aloud from his amazing book The Undefeated. As well as being a beautiful poem this also highlights famous and overlooked figures from black history and touches on the horrors of the slave trade and the fight for civil rights in America

www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/features/2020/march/watch-kwame-alexander-read-aloud-from-the-undefeated/