The Kings School Partnerships

Resources

Here are some resources you might find interesting and useful during the current school closures.

2020 Great Bug Hunt 

Science Sparks including a great booklet with lots of good ideas for early years but also for older primary pupils

 Maths with the Khan Academy  

Recommended science books for younger children 

Primary resources for science, Geography and DT from BP Educational Services

Lego challenge 

The CLEAPPS website has these great resources for science experiments at home.

KCC have some home education resources and ideas

The Eden Project’s free resources

Visit museums all over the world and hang priceless paintings in your room! Lots of amazing ways to explore a huge catalogue of works with Google Arts & Culture

Supporting children and young people with anxiety

Lots of creative projects and creative links from Artis Foundation

Thanks to the STEM Hub at CCCU for these resources: 

Encounter Edu – Live Lessons  Encounter Edu designs and delivers sponsored STEM and global learning programs, transforming education inside and outside the classroom. You can sign up for this resource for FREE and join scheduled Live Lessons, broadcast online. There are free downloadable teacher books with lesson plans and resources, as well as opportunities for students to take part in remote learning, using their upcoming broadcasts.  

FutureLearn features free online courses, with a huge variety of subject areas, from picking up some words in a new language, to learning about nature or the creative artsLearn a new skill as a family, using videos and interactive online lessons. 

Spot Spider Monkeys! Perfect for some home science, Zooniverse and the BSA need Citizen Scientists to form an armchair army! The task: protect the forest by finding spider monkeys. How? Using thermal imaging cameras, feedback online on the images where you can see monkeys glow! Watch a short video, look for any monkeys and just tell us “yes” or “no”. Only 17% of the task is complete, so join in and help out! This would be a lovely classroom starter/plenary, or a home learning activity. Visit the British Science Week website or click here to find out more! 

The Royal Institute in London has an online section containing a series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with your children. The films give you lots of ideas for activities that will help you explore the world around you, question and experiment together. There are ‘hands-on’ activities with plenty of learning opportunities and a chance for fun! 

The STEM Learning website has a dedicated section of their website specifically designed for parents/carers to engage their children in activities that inspire them to learn more about the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Simply Google: STEM Learning Parents, or click here. 

The Great Science Share    – The annual campaign to inspire primary and secondary children to share their scientific questions with new audiences runs again for 2020. GSS encourages students to ask and investigate their own questions – with no boundaries! Students can share work they have done in school or at home, with the community. The website gives guidance on organising a sharing event, as well as scientist answering children’s questions in videos, blogs and Twitter.  

CREST is a scheme that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers. The awards include resources with all the activities needed for every age range. It could be done as class activities, as a STEM club, as a whole-school initiative… some of the activities could be done at home using everyday household items. Resources are free to download, and children can be certified form £1 per child. Find out more at www.crestawards.org  

Regreen the Desert Practical Action , a charitable organisation, has launched a Regreen the Desert campaign – an exciting NEW STEM challenge suitable for pupils aged 8-16 years. The challenge inspires pupils to develop ideas to address a real-life problem caused by climate change. Their challenge is to capture rain water to irrigate crops for a community living in North Darfur, Sudan. There are free downloadable teacher and student packs available online.