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    Online Resources

    A page of online resources for students working from home and their parents and carers. Before the subject specific section, we have added sites which cover many subjects and also a section on Mental Health, in case you find these resources useful in supporting your child.

    Multiple Subjects

    Website What will you find

    Revision and games for all subjects, appropriate to all levels. There are also lesson videos added every day, during the current outbreak.

    The Government have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages. The list includes subject-specific resources for English, Maths, Science, PE, Wellbeing and Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

    They are currently being offered for free.

    Individual resources cannot replace a school’s properly planned curriculum, and the resources in this list are not intended to do so.

    Google Arts & Culture

    Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online.

    Free learning resources from Arts, Cultural and Heritage organisations.

    Some subjects have signposted specific groups to this site (see individual subjects). All students will find resources for learning on here.

    Explore millions of teacher-created quizzes.

    Learning tools and flashcards.

    Home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject. Also advice for parents who are helping students study at home.

    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. Teachers may point students at this site, as part of their online learning.

    Oak National Academy was built at speed; at present our resources are for pupils who usually access their schools’ curriculum in mainstream education, from reception through to year 10, without significant support or adaptation. We’re currently working on providing support for teachers working with pupils with additional needs, and teachers based in specialist settings. Next week we hope to launch materials for pupils not able to access all aspects of our current offer.

    Free financial education resources.

    Using an iPad and the Camera in OneDrive

    Using the camera in OneDrive enables you to take more than one photograph and store them in one file automatically. This is particularly useful when you need to upload a test you have completed, or some work you have finished in your book that covers more than one page. You can find the instructions here.

    Using Office Lens to scan and send written work

    Sometimes your teachers may need you to send them a copy of written or hand drawn work that you have done so that they can assess and mark it for you. You can find instructions for how to use Office Lens to do this here.

    Student Mental Health

    Resource What you will find
    Mental Health Advice - Apps, website & podcasts

    CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. It's a service for children and young people under 18 and their families and it's part of the NHS. It has pages for young people and parents and carers.

    If you’re a young person, MindMate can help you understand the way you’re feeling and find the right advice and support. Also has pages for parents and carers.

    Free, safe, anonymous support for young people

    Resources and advice to support young people's mental health.

    Resources and advice to support young people's mental health.
    Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. We'll teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day Go to the website or get the app.

    An app for meditation and sleep.

    Recommendations of the best podcasts for mental health.


    Google podcasts (for Android)

    BBC podcasts

    Apple podcasts (on your iPad or iPhone)

    Audible (are currently releasing free audiobooks on Audible stories. or a 30 day free trial)


    Mental Health Advice - Mindfulness ideas



    There are lots of websites that are giving out free colouring pages that you can download and print as a mindfulness activity. Try 

    Why not try to make something tasty? If you have the ingredients then give it a go! 

    Quizzes can be a fun distraction and keep your brain busy and away from negative thoughts. Why not try some of these websites? 

    Reading is a good way of escaping reality when things are stressful. Try to find a quiet spot and something that you actually enjoy reading! 

    Have a look at the Library page if you need ideas!  

    Audiobooks are also great so try Audible for some free downloads.

    Mental Health information

    Understanding Young People's Mental Health - a resource from Mental Health First Aid to help you understand mental health issues for people under the age of 24 and signs to look out for.

    Sources of Stress for Young People

    A collection of resources - a list of websites and resources to support parents and young people during this time.

    Self Care Strategies

    Self care and Support - advice from Mental Health First Aid.

    Anxiety and Stress - advice from our Pastoral Team.


    Strategies to help you with your self care. These activities are not a substitute for seeing a mental health professional. Sometimes we need outside help and advice. Getting help is good. No-one should feel bad about it. That’s what this site is about.
    Advice on self care from MIND.

    Advice on self care from the NHS.
    Who can I speak to in school?

    You can talk to any of these members of staff about any mental health concern no matter how big or small. If you are concerned as a parent or carer, email and mark the email for the attention of the relevant member of staff.

    Your Head of Key Stage  

    KS3 - Mr Day

    KS4 - Mr Knight

    KS5 - Mrs Willis

    Your Year Manager

    KS3 - Miss Crosby, Mrs McQuire, Mrs Lee

    KS4 - Mrs Torgerson, Mrs Wells

    KS5 - Mrs Robinson-Junni

    Mental Health First Aiders and Pastoral Support Staff

    Mrs Thomas - History Teacher 

    Mrs Hunter - English teacher and Assistant Head of KS3

    Ms Morris - Pastoral Support Officer 


    REMEMBER - If you don't want to speak face to face, then use the SPEAK UP option on your Firefly page.

    Who else can I get in touch with?
    Helpful Resources for Young People's Mental Health - organisations collated by Mental Health First Aid.
    Something to Read?


    Click on the link to go to our Library "Shelf-help" page on Firefly (you might need to log in on the way). Here you will find recommendations for books to read to support with a whole range of mental health issues. Or you can contact Miss Wyss here

    Use your phone to help

    Use your phone to help

    Read about the different ways your phone can help depending on what you feel you need. Email Mrs Thomas or Mrs Hunter if you want to know more

    Daylio Mood Diary App FREE

    Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the day. You can also add notes and keep an old school diary.

    Entry takes just seconds but helps you enormously. You will discover hidden patterns and maybe use Daylio to create some useful habits like running, eating more healthy or waking up earlier.

    Can't find what you're looking for....Find LOTS more here

    Sane Textcare is a free service designed to provide emotional support and connection at the times you need it most. We provide bespoke one-way messages directly to your mobile phone.

    This is a confidential service for those aged 16 and over, and each message sent will be individually written for you based on the information you give us in the sign up form. For this reason, you need to submit your request a minimum of 72 hours before the time you would like to receive a message, and we can’t send you more than one message in a seven day period.

    Textcare is not a crisis service, and we can only respond to requests by the person who wants to receive the texts, not to ones sent on another person’s behalf.

    We may on certain occasions call you to clarify what support might be helpful for us to include in our Textcare service to you.

    You can choose if you would like one, three or five messages. If you would like to continue the support beyond this time, simply make another request.

    Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. We'll teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day Go to the website or get the app.

    Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the day. You can also add notes and keep an old school diary. Entry takes just seconds but helps you enormously. You will discover hidden patterns and maybe use Daylio to create some useful habits like running, eating more healthy or waking up earlier.
    Apps recommended by the NHS.

    Design, Technology and Food and Nutrition


    What you will find

    Free resources for teaching young people aged 3-16 years about where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating. For powerpoints, activities and quizzes in Food Science and Nutrition, choose the 11-14 Years tab (KS3) or 14 - 16 Years (KS4) tab.

    For Years 10 to 13. Resources to work towards exams. The first port of call for exam groups.

    Digital book bundle, Food students have their own log in for this.

    Up to date food and nutrition information.

    This website contains numerous information sheets and exercises to enhance the study, understanding and teaching of Design and Technology. Lots of worksheets to download.


    Website What you will find

    Stream your favourite Broadway hits Free 7 day trial, subscription afterwards.

    Sonnets read by Patrick Stewart, on Facebook.

    Theatre news, review, interviews and jobs.

    Website for the National Theatre, including free plays streaming every Thursday on YouTube. Also, check the Drama pages of Firefly for further National Theatre resources.

    DV8 physical theatre. Some work available for free, some via subscription (advisory of 16+).


    Website What you will find

    Online reading materials, especially nonfiction. You can select the relevant age range. Years 7 to 13 - for example, Year 10 context articles for 19th century non fiction, but also lots on the Gothic genre too.

    A range of free children and adult classics can be found on iBooks. Just locate the app (Orange square with a white open book) and search for any the following titles, which are all free to download.

    Key stage 3: Wind in the Willows, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, The Railway Children, Little Women, Black Beauty, Grimm's Fairy Tales.

    Key Stage 4: A Christmas Carol, Jekyll and Hyde, Dracula, Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Time Machine, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Emma, Pride and Prejudice.

    Literature texts and study guides for KS4.

    GCSE English Literature revision.

    English Language teaching on YouTube.


    Resource What you will find

    A homework and revision test hub, used by our Geography Department. Year 10 and 11 students already have a log on. KS3 logins to follow.

    Access to thousands of Geography teaching resources for Years 7 to 13. (Free until the end of April 2020.)

    For Years 10 to 13. Resources to work towards exams.

    For Years 10 and 11. Helping you study GCSE Geography.

    Useful GCSE and A Level resources to help you study Geography. Created for free by Rob Gamesby.

    Quizzes for Year 7 to 11.

    Wider reading for years 7 to 13.

    An Easter themed challenge for Years 7 to 13.

    Health and Social Care

    Website What you will find

    Mrs Watts' resources to support the study of BTEC Level 2 and 3 Health and Social Care.


    Resource What you will see

    The History Association has made some resources free to access. These will be particularly useful for Year 12 students preparing for their NEA. There are also resources on the French Revolution and some GCSE revision materials.

    BBC British History resources.

    Free History worksheets aimed at KS3, KS4 and A Level.

    Historical programmes on BBC iPlayer. 

    There are also many documentaries and historical dramas that can be viewed on iPlayer, NowTV, Netflix, Amazon, FreeView and on YouTube. Simply do a search based on the topic that you are studying.

    A BBC documentary series taking a look back at the events of the 20th century, discussing mankind's biggest successes and failures with the people that were there. (via a YouTube channel)

    Documentary series. (via YouTube channel)

    Documentary series about the French Revolution. (via YouTube channel)

    Documentary series about the Russian Revolution and the Civil War. (via YouTube channel)
    Historical resources, searchable by a timeline.

    ICT and Computer Science

    Website What will you find

    A global network for free coding clubs for 9 - 13 year olds.

    Microsoft MakeCode Arcade.

    Develop your programming skills by quickly creating and modding retro arcade games with Blocks and JavaScript in the MakeCode editor.

    Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

    Small Basic is the only programming language created specially to help students transition from block-based coding to text-based coding.

    Minecraft Education Collection.

    W3Schools is a web developers site, with tutorials and references on web development languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, Python, jQuery, Java, C++, C#, React, XML, W3.CSS, and Bootstrap, covering most aspects of web programming.

    Get the latest BBC Technology News: breaking news and analysis on computing, the web, blogs, games, gadgets, social media, broadband and more.


    Website What you will find

    Interactive Maths. 

    School login is:PHGS

    School password is: mathspig

    Students will have been emailed their individual passwords by their teachers.

    Students login with their date of birth and then access with the password they set up. They can ask their Maths teacher for a password reset, if they have forgotten it. 

    For KS5 students. Students login using their own passwords.

    For KS3 and KS4 - resources and answers.
    Eedi uniquely leverages technology and diagnostic questions to quickly identify what students find difficult and personalises their learning for the class and the home. Find it on your iPad on in the App Store.

    Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice, for KS3.

    For KS5. Choose your level, watch the videos and be on the way to success with ExamSolutions. Physicla 


    Website What will you find

    KS3 and KS4 students have a username and password for this and will be set tasks on this, but they can access the whole of the book / Key Stage activities as well, in addition to set tasks.

    Vocab learning - search for specific courses to match the text books or courses being studied. Some staff have set up groups for this already for students. Useful for students in Years 7 to 13. There are also learning sets on here for the films and books studied by students in KS5. (downloadable app).

    Suitable for all language at GCSE and Key Stage 3 French and Spanish. Some teachers may set up classes for their students to join to monitor progress.

    Lots of online exercises on different topics and grammar points in all 3 languages for KS3 and KS4.

    Online language learning courses (and downloadable app) to develop language skills in all languages for KS3 and KS4.

    Lots of online exercises in different languages on different topics and grammar points in all 3 languages for students in Years 7 to 13. (Free AFTER 4pm)

    Key Stage 5 students have a username and password. Students can access exam style questions and additional activities from the text book without being set them.


    Website What you will find

    A site for Year 10 students, who will have a login.

    BBC Ten Pieces opens up the world of classical music to 7-14 year olds. Explore  exciting films, lesson plans, instrumental arrangements & live events.

    VERY helpful for those who plonk a chord down and think "That was nice. I wonder what it was?".

    Physical Education

    Website What you will find
    Exam-board specific tutorials, self-marking questions and  analytics to help you understand where you are excelling and where you are struggling. GCSE and A Level students have a login for theoretical lessons in PE.

    Religious Studies/PREP

    Resources What you will find

    Oxplore is an innovative digital outreach portal from the University of Oxford. As the ‘Home of Big Questions’ it aims to engage those from 11 to 18 years with debates and ideas that go beyond what is covered in the classroom. 

    Particularly useful for Year 9 as it links directly to their Philosophy schemes.

    For developing and exploring religious beliefs and practices. Good for both KS3 and KS4.

    Log in using your username and password to access the quizzes set by your class teacher. You can also browse a range of other quizzes for Christian and Muslim beliefs.

    Great for animated videos and easy to access information on Christian beliefs and practices for GCSE.


    Resource What you will find

    A page of really useful resources that is clearly broken down into age groups and all three sciences.

    Explore millions of teacher-created quizzes in all sciences.

    Learning tool and flashcards for all sciences.

    PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations.

    Primrose Kitten's online AQA YouTube channel
    For GCSE students.

    Exam-board specific tutorials, self-marking questions and  analytics to help you understand where you are excelling and where you are struggling. [This web site we have bought into, there are lots of videos and questions, you will either already have a login or, if you have not used this before check your emails especially junk mail as you probably have been sent a login. If you can not find login details just enter your Prince Henry's email and the reset your password, be patient we are trying to log everyone on in the next couple of days.]

    Specific link for A Level Chemistry students, which provides lots of Chemistry independent learning resources.

    Youtube Channel for A Level Chemistry students.

    For A Level Biology students.

    For GCSE and A Level Physics students.

    For A Level Physics students.

    For A Level Physics students.

    For A Level Physics students.