Swansea Virtual School

Key Stage 2 and 3

Activities for KS2 and KS3 learners – Age 7 – 14 (Progression Step 2/3).

These are not subject specific and are links to teaching resources that can be personalised for age, subject and topic. Further links are included on the Areas of Learning and experience pages, which are specific to those areas.

BookTruct Cymru – BookTrust Cymru works to inspire a love of reading in children because we know that reading can transform lives

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/booktrust-cymru/

Twinkle – Twinkle are offering a month’s free access to parents to help with teaching resources at home. Enter the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS http://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
TES Resources – Everything from EYFS to key stage 5. All home learning packs have been made free on this link. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/teacher-essentials/home-learning
Dyson – Dyson has created 44 engineering and science activities for children to try out while at home during the coronavirus pandemic, from making a balloon-powered car to building a bridge from spaghetti.
https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.com/resources/challenge-cards.html
Twig and TigTag Education – Free resources for students aged 4-16 https://www.go.twigeducation.com/covid19-global
YouTube – YouTube has numerous videos and channels that could be utilised for distance learning. Links to useful videos can be recorded and sent via emails, J2E tiles, etc. https://www.youtube.com/
Khan Academy – 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. https://www.khanacademy.org
BBC Learning – This site is old and no longer updated and yet there is much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
Futurelearn – 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). https://www.futurelearn.com
Ted Ed – All sorts of engaging educational videos https://ed.ted.com
Hamilton Trust – Free teaching resources https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/
UK Parliament Resources – Resources for all age groups, which can be filtered to appropriate age ranges https://learning.parliament.uk/resources/
RSPCA – RSPCA prevention and education team is aiming to provide teachers, parents and carers with engaging activities that will get young people thinking and debating animal issues.  https://education.rspca.org.uk/home-resources
Purple Mash – Resources aimed at primary school-aged children have been made free now schools have closed. https://2simple.com/purple-mash/
PebbleGo – You can find free packs for KS2 and 3 students on this resource website.
https://pebblego.com/pebblego-remote-learning-days
Pobble 365 – One free resource every day of the year.
http://www.pobble365.com/