We appreciate our students may have less things to fill their time with during the summer break this year and so we have put together a ‘Summer Activities’ page as well as a google drive folder students can access. All the activities will be completely optional but may help students feel more prepared and ready for the beginning of the new academic year in September.
Please remember these activities are optional and here purely to help keep you occupied whilst spending so much time at home.
Online Safety at Home Activities >>
30 Days wild - the Wildlife Trusts encourages you to get outdoors and 'do wild things' >>
Whole School Creative Craft Project - Sock Monkey >>
Whole School Earth Day Challenge - Bees >>
Key Stage 3 Activity ideas >>
Key Stage 4 Activity ideas >>
Digital Books and Reading Activities
Sora eBooks >>
The Book Trust - www.booktrust.org.uk >>
World Book Day website - www.worldbookday.com >>
Free audiobooks from Audible - https://stories.audible.com/start-listen >>
Interactive Video Masterclasses - https://authorfy.com/ >>
Reading Activities and Resources - www.readingagency.org.uk >>
Writing and Poetry Competitions >>
Subject Activities - If you just can't get enough of your favourite subject here are some activity ideas:
SAM Learning >>
Links to DfE recommended sites and activities >>
Oak National Academy >>
Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.
The online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. New lessons and resources are provided each week.
Science resources for all ages: https://www.go.twigeducation.com/covid19-global
The Bingley Grammar School Google shared drive
The Bingley Grammar School Google shared drive also has extension activities and suggestions for independent learning activities (this has been shared with all students via their school email accounts)
Subject Activity Ideas
New BBC Bitesize >>
Daily lessons in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.
Personal & Social Education
LORIC - Developing You Through Tough Times >>
Pixl Student Motivation video - Spend Wisely >>
This has been shared with all students via their student account Google drives - you will need to be logged in to view it.
Videos & Virtual Museum Tours
The Courtauld Gallery, London - Virtual Tour >>
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery - A close-up look at the Staffordshire Hoard >>
National Gallery, London - Film series: Restoring Artemisia Gentileschi's Self Portrait >>
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge - House Tour of Kettle's Yard >>