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    #26
    Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post


    Yes, the BBC is doing its bit:


    Except you can't find on the website where the daily educational stuff is - any ideas?

    Anyway, you lovely people, you have helped me putting together a list of the parents and other teachers in the school free resources so I will reciprocate and give the links that we have shared at school (It's from the document that I shared in school so it has the links posted on here as well)
    RAF STEM https://rafyouthstem.org.uk/resource...oMJ8ElpWfTHl_M
    Resources - RAF STEM
    All published STEM resources are shown here. You may use the filters to narrow down your results by age group.
    rafyouthstem.org.uk
    Pobble Non-screen activities https://medium.com/pobble/simple-and...e-115543cb3b9c
    BBC Super Movers (physical activities linked to curriculum) https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
    Consortium (activity books) https://www.consortiumeducation.com/...ing-activities
    PE with Joe (Daily PE workouts for children on Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME
    Ditto (writing prompt generator) https://danieldevine.github.io/ditto/
    World Ebook (Free ebooks) https://tinyurl.com/worldebooks
    Weareteachers (books read by authors and actors – one is by a Stranger Things actor) https://www.weareteachers.com/virtua...or-activities/
    Daily lunchtime doodle lessons with illustrator Mo Willems. https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
    Phonics Play (free phonic activities) https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
    Classroom Secrets (interactive activities and downloadable learning packs) https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/
    Circle Line Art School (Youtube Art lessons) https://www.circlelineartschool.com/
    Khan Academy (all curriculum subjects plus suggested daily schedules) https://www.khanacademy.org/
    Freerice (an online curriculum based website that donates rice to the World Food Program for every correct answer!) https://freerice.com/categories
    Typing club (typing tutorials that are fun). https://www.typingclub.com
    Audible (free e-books for children) stories.audible.com
    Chess.com (games, puzzles and tutorials for children) https://www.chess.com/

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      #27
      Originally posted by Bordeaux Education View Post

      Except you can't find on the website where the daily educational stuff is - any ideas?

      Probably still a work in progress, Bored.

      Here's the Bitesize link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

      If I see any updates on the BBC website I'll give you a shout.



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        #28
        A lot of schools in Ireland appear to be using a tool called Google Classroom, where teachers can schedule tasks for their students to do each day.

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          #29
          Thanks for Khan Academy, that's quite impressive. We've been doing loads of boardgames like Ticket To Ride, and the adding up of the scores at the end has been very good for arithmetic.

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            #30
            We're using the school moodle site and Google Classroom to keep the pupils academically active.

            Really feel sorry for my Year 11 group, though. A chatty, angsty, sometimes moody but very bright and extremely likeable bunch with whom I have a particularly strong bond. Nothing has given me more stimulation in my career than the discussions we have had about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, The Merchant of Venice or An Inspector Calls. That they have challenged and made me reconsider my own long held views has been as much a joy as anything. They were actually looking forward to their English GCSE's, seeing it as an opportunity to display their skills and extended thinking. They were completely exam ready - now have nothing to be ready for. All those lovely end of school moments look like being denied too - the final assembly, the long goodbyes, the school prom. A real shame.

            Still trying to get my head around this GCSE assessment idea. that the government produced yesterday. At the moment way too vague to be credible.


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              #31
              https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

              This has some good stuff for younger children.

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                #32
                Originally posted by Tony C View Post
                We're using the school moodle site and Google Classroom to keep the pupils academically active.

                Really feel sorry for my Year 11 group, though. A chatty, angsty, sometimes moody but very bright and extremely likeable bunch with whom I have a particularly strong bond. Nothing has given me more stimulation in my career than the discussions we have had about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, The Merchant of Venice or An Inspector Calls. That they have challenged and made me reconsider my own long held views has been as much a joy as anything. They were actually looking forward to their English GCSE's, seeing it as an opportunity to display their skills and extended thinking. They were completely exam ready - now have nothing to be ready for. All those lovely end of school moments look like being denied too - the final assembly, the long goodbyes, the school prom. A real shame.

                Still trying to get my head around this GCSE assessment idea. that the government produced yesterday. At the moment way too vague to be credible.

                I've no idea how this GCSE grading thing is going to work either, they also have announced that students can take exams later, in the autumn provisionally. It's a mess.

                Postponing and starting everything in the autumn with a new year exam season might work. Teachers cannot predict grades accurately, we've seen this, because of so many other factors. Data can be used to help this but I don't see willingness here.

                I'm going to have to do predicted results for Home Languages in our school, it's not something I'm looking forward to as there's almost no data to work with thanks to the incompetence of our SLT who continually refused to let me do mock exams.

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                  #33
                  Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post


                  Probably still a work in progress, Bored.

                  Here's the Bitesize link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

                  If I see any updates on the BBC website I'll give you a shout.


                  Cheers, NS, I was obviously too thick to spot that and cheers for offering to let me know.

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                    #34
                    I got a letter from our trust CEO to say that, after clearing the desks on Wednesday and bringing everything I could home, I was expected to turn up on Monday for key workers' and vulnerable kids. Then an email from the Head to say hold fire as, as we are a special school, we aren't offering provision in the same way and will find out by Tuesday what sort of rota is going to happen.

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                      #35
                      Originally posted by Bordeaux Education View Post
                      I got a letter from our trust CEO to say that, after clearing the desks on Wednesday and bringing everything I could home, I was expected to turn up on Monday for key workers' and vulnerable kids. Then an email from the Head to say hold fire as, as we are a special school, we aren't offering provision in the same way and will find out by Tuesday what sort of rota is going to happen.
                      We've also had similar emails but nothing is clear. It's stupid putting so many people at risk.

                      The latest numbers we have are between 15 and 30 kids.

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                        #36
                        Originally posted by Bordeaux Education View Post
                        I have just had a depressing email from a parent saying that she needs more work as her son has whizzed through the quite substantial amount of work we sent home with the kids yesterday. My depressed feeling is as much because her son is a very active child that loves football and climbing.
                        Is she not aware of the independent existence of 'books'?

                        And why do I get the impression the child has been plonked in front of the computer and told "shut up and get on with your school work, don't bother me."

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                          #37
                          Originally posted by Nefertiti2 View Post
                          Audible have put all kid stories open access

                          https://twitter.com/Sally_Adee/status/1240764074247499783?s=20
                          Forget the kids, I happily got through two and a half hours of Wind in the Willows while working yesterday.

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                            #38
                            We just did the Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) 9am workout on YouTube. It was great! Really well pitched for kids and doesn't require any equipment, and hardly any space. My house is tiny, but you could do it in approx a 2m x 1m space per person. It's on every day.

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                              #39
                              Some great suggestions here.

                              I'm likely to be in the unenviable position of entertaining/educating a 12-year-old remotely (she's with her mom), so all further thoughts welcomed.

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                                #40
                                Originally posted by Antepli Ejderha View Post

                                We've also had similar emails but nothing is clear. It's stupid putting so many people at risk.

                                The latest numbers we have are between 15 and 30 kids.
                                Yes, I think we are going to go in one day every fortnight on a rota (possibly through Easter as well). I think that we are only going to have 10 kids. One of my parents is a key worker but chosen to keep her child at home to minimise contact.

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                                  #41
                                  Whole bunch of resources here, both educational- and entertainment-based:

                                  https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/l...6V8hCT8Bsx3dk4

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                                    #42
                                    Allegedly every single online education website that is giving their resources free here - https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/13560...WmnOZwMMDvX9c4

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                                      #43
                                      I don't know if anyone has already mentioned this, because I don't venture in here. My children sleep all day.

                                      This looks like fun (I plan to watch a few episodes myself) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmzj...&feature=share

                                      LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!

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                                        #44
                                        Thanks for the links everyone.

                                        Teachit English is giving away almost all of their resources, they are KS3, 4 and 5.

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                                          #45
                                          Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post


                                          Probably still a work in progress, Bored.

                                          Here's the Bitesize link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

                                          If I see any updates on the BBC website I'll give you a shout.



                                          The latest update Bordeaux Education : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52149409

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                                            #46
                                            As it's "the last day of term" today, I have abandoned any attempts at formal learning. The kids got a large cardboard box each from this morning's delivery (local farm done good, hurrah) and a box of sharpies. Son made a car, daughter made a pirate ship. This afternoon, I'm letting them run free in the garden. So far they've played football, been on the seesaw, ridden their bikes, made a home for worms, woodlice and ants, 'recorded' an advertisement for 'fresh air from Mount Everest' (using the paddling pool pump to squirt air at each other and a garden fork as a microphone) and managed to create their own outdoor version of Animal Crossing (favourite part so far is where they hold a ball in the air, pretend it's a balloon, then 'shoot' it with a slingshot and collect presents). I think they'll probably learn and develop more in this six months at home than they would have done in school.
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                                              #47
                                              You should have had an INSET day.

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