Phase 2 – useful links

All of these links are aimed at children in Phase 2 – this is children aged from 11 to 15 years old

J.K. Rowling has launched a ‘Harry Potter at home’ webpage which has different activities/ puzzles/ games/ reading passages etc – https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

 – Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

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.

 – BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.

 – Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

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).

 – Seneca

https://www.senecalearning.com

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

 – Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

 – Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

 – Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 – National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 – Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 – Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 – The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 – Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

 – Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

For a younger audience

 – Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

 – iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 – Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

 – Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

 – Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 – Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

 – Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 – British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

 – Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

 – Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

 – Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 – The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities

 – Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

 – DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Activities and quizzes

 – Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

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.

 – BBC Bitesize 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

For anyone doing GCSE, or other English accreditation  Bitesize is really useful. 

 – And here’s the English specific bit for GCSE:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zr9d7ty

 – www.Mymaths.co.uk – login: Beverleys  password: hexagon

 – http://www.active-maths.co.uk/

Teesside transport and journeys – https://teesvalleymuseums.org/theme/teesside-transport-journeys/

Victorian Homes – https://teesvalleymuseums.org/theme/victorian-homes/

Inspired by Nature – https://teesvalleymuseums.org/theme/inspired-by-nature/

Early Settlers – https://teesvalleymuseums.org/theme/early-settlers-and-the-saxon-princess/

Ironstone Miners – https://teesvalleymuseums.org/theme/ironstone-miners/

The Stockton and Darlington Railways – https://teesvalleymuseums.org/theme/the-stockton-darlington-railway/

Beside our Seaside – https://teesvalleymuseums.org/theme/beside-our-seaside/

The Tees Valley in WW1 – https://teesvalleymuseums.org/theme/the-tees-valley-in-world-war-i/

Made in the Tees Valley – https://teesvalleymuseums.org/theme/made-in-the-tees-valley/

Teessiders – https://teesvalleymuseums.org/theme/teessiders/

Exploring the Wider World and beyond –https://teesvalleymuseums.org/theme/exploring-the-wider-world-and-beyond/

Useful Careers and Employability skills information resources. Please see below:

• Success at Schools resources – To ensure young people have access to the best advice here
is a link to electronic versions of all Subject Careers related Guides for parents/ carers and
students to access from home. Please click here to access this link

• National Careers Week website – there is a range of resources, advice and guidance on
careers and work related learning resources will be uploaded here.

• ICould is an informative website with real life video clips and information about a range of
career opportunities at I could.com here. Some students have already taken
the ‘Buzz quiz’ to find out more about themselves and their strengths. Perhaps this may be
something you could do as a family just click here.