Home working information booklet
In the event that a student finds themselves working from home due to self-isolation or a tier 2 lockdown, information in the ‘Home Working Booklet’ relating to accessing online resources may prove useful to them & their parents/carers. The booklet also contains information on who to contact should students experience problems when working from home. Click the link below to download a copy of the booklet.
In light of school closures, Harborne Academy is dedicated to ensuring students receive stimulus material to encourage them to continue learning. As a result, we would like you to use the following links to access resources and material online.
Available as a link at the bottom of the Academy’s homepage. Staff will update this with weekly activities for students to complete in each subject area.
A range of lessons across a variety of subjects that students can access online.
Podcasts for all the GCSE texts studied in English are available for students to listen to and revise/study from.
Further to this, Harborne Academy would suggest the following links for students to use and learn from.
Free audiobooks from a range of titles.
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.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
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).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
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.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
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.