These resources have been made available to ensure our pupils are able to continue with their learning whilst schools are closed due to coronavirus.
Work for each key stage is set out in the tables below including some links to additional resources and activities that may be helpful. We will add additional resources as they are developed.
Tutors will contact you on a weekly basis to check on the welfare and progress of your child with their work. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Whilst staff have selected the resources provided, Westbury Academy is not responsible for the content of any external links.
Key Stage 2
|See information about free access to Twinkl below.||https://readtheory.org/
Individual pupil login information will be sent via text
|Seneca Learning – Primary|
Key Stage 3
|Year 7 Activity Book (pdf)||Reading and Literacy Web Links (.docx)||20 Ideas for parents when schools are closed (pdf)|
|The Mystery Story Game (pdf)||Planning a story worksheets (pdf)||Seneca Learning – Key Stage 3|
Key Stage 4
|Seneca Learning – Key Stage 4||Science Videos – ‘Boxer’s Shorts’|
|BTEC Sport – Year 10
Please read help sheet first.
There is advice on explaining COVID-19 to children alongside resources to support their mental well being available from Phoenix Education here:
The University of Nottingham has published some advice for parents and carers to help homeschool children:
English and Media Centre – Huge bundle of KS3 resources for home learning. Whole units containing stories, poems, activities and more.
National Literacy Trust – Family Zone web portal to support parents
Full texts – collection of full links to stories, books and plays (KS3 and 4)
myON – Digital book access
Collection of free maths support, resources and ideas.
Prodigy Maths – Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Mathematics Mastery – Free resources from Reception to Year 9
Maths Quest 2 – Maths adventure game that allows them to set up a username so that they can carry on where they left off each time the play.
Mystery Science – Free science lessons
Crest Awards – Science awards you can complete from home.
Nature Detectives – A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
National Geographic Kids – Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Geography Games – Geography gaming!
Big History Project – Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blockly – Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Scratch – Creative computer programming
Tynker – Free access to coding courses during school closures
Duolingo – Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Art , Design and Creative Arts
The Wind In The Willows musical – (stream whole West End production online with the option to make a donation to the theatre whist it’s closed). Now with learning activities.
The Artful Parent – Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art – Easy arts and crafts for little ones
Sarah Graham Tutorial – from photo-realistic artist Sarah Graham
The Imagination Tree – Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Tinkercad – All kinds of making.
Globe Player – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre productions – some free content and full productions available from £4.99 to rent.
Marquee TV – 30 Days free dance, opera and theatre on demand (including RSC)
PE With Joe (Wicks) – Daily PE lessons at home on YouTube from 23-03-2020
General Education Resources
BBC Teach – thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.
Twinkl – This is useful for printouts, they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures. Enter code below for access.
Smithsonian Distance Learning – digital resources from across the Smithsonian’s museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and more (US Grades)
Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust have made their Learning Projects for EYFS, KS1, Y3/4, Y5/6 available to parents and schools:
Ted Ed – All sorts of engaging educational videos
BrainPOP – learning games, animated movies and actvities, free during school closures
The Kids Should See This – Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course – You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids – As above for a younger audience
iDEA Awards – 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.
Cbeebies Radio – Listening activities for younger pupils
Oxford Owl for Home – Lots of free resources for Primary age
Blue Peter Badges – If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
Toy Theater – Educational online games
DK Find Out – Activities and quizzes