20 March, 2020

Guidance for students working from home.

As the students work from home for this period of time, they may receive work from school to complete. We would suggest in order to complete this well that your children work closely to the normal school’s timings and plan in short breaks from their work as they would have in school. An overview of suggested timings is shown in the table below.

If possible we would recommend completing the work in the same order as the lessons of that day. This will prevent the students completing their favourite subjects work first, and then leaving their least favourite for the end of the day when they may not complete their best work.


General sites for all students:
Some of these websites may require signing up for but have free elements that are well worth using.

BBC Bitesize - notes, quizzes and videos for all ages and subjects
Seneca Learning - a great place to learn and revise content from KS3 upwards especially for core subjects
Kahoot - quiz yourself on various topics
Education Quizzes - multiple choice quizzes for most subjects and levels
Researchify - a safe and student friendly search engine for researching content
Teach It Maths - Maths resources on pdf once signed up
Teach It English - English resources on pdf once signed up
Teach It Science - Science resources on pdf once signed up


GCSE and A level Specific Apps and Websites:

Quizlet - flash cards and testing quizzes
Snap Revise - a great revision resource with lots of subjects that is diagnostic to your needs
Physics and Maths Tutor - past paper questions and revision notes for multiple subjects, not just science and maths
Mr Barton Maths - maths
S-Cool - most subjects – revision notes and practice questions
Get Revising - a range of subjects and revision materials to use/download

Specific Apps to Support Learning:
Find these in your app store

Adapt - set up a timetable for learning that has reminders
Gojimo - a sound revision app for phones
BBC Bitesize - notes and quizzes
KS3 Maths Bash - KS3 maths work
Quizlet and Kahoot - as above
Edplace - a pricy (£15 p/month) app for the core subjects but popular

Well-being of Students:

During this time away from school and friends we understand that some people may be worried about the well being of their children. There are a number of on-line ideas to keep active which aids with both physical and mental health. Keep an eye on our social media for ideas too. Check out Common Sense Media's hub for families and educators for ideas for online and digital entertainment. And keep checking our social media for more and for active/ screen free ideas.

It is also very important that the health of your children continue to be monitored and if there are any changes in your child’s health that you seek medical advice. To help maintain their health they need to follow national health guidelines that can found on the BBC news homepage. Advice can also be found on the NHS homepage.
Keep Safe.
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Coronavirus update for YST services

At Gloucestershire Youth Support Team our priority is the safety and well being of the young people we work with and the staff that work so hard to support them.

As the national lock down restrictions are lifting, we are now returning to more face to face delivery, including some group work and events. We will be continuing to deliver virtual contact. Please be assured that we are ensuring that precautions to keep people safe are maintained in all spaces.

We know these are uncertain times and some people are experiencing heightened concerns. If you are worried please speak to your contact within the YST or contact us at info.glos@prospects.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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