During the Coronavirus crisis

In addition to homework/tasks set by teachers via the SIMS engagement app, OSA has provided a bank of  ‘additional resources which will allow ANY student to be able to find some useful tasks to undertake; these are available here.

There are increasing numbers of organisations and websites offering free online-learning opportunities, for students working from home, and some of these are:

Oak National Academy 
This is an online classroom and resource hub devised by teachers, for teachers and is backed by the Department for Education. It will provide over 180 one-hour lessons a week from teachers across different subjects and year groups. It can be accessed here.
BBC Bitesize
The BBC has launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents, which may be accessed here

The Department for Education has also published a variety of home-learning resources which are available to parents/carers/students and these may be found on their website, here

Votes for Schools: Independent Learning (Create, Discover, Share, Discuss)
Arts, Culture and History – A wealth of materials to explore, including virtual tours of all kinds of museums and exhibitions
Seneca Learning – online learning resource platform
Digital Theatre – OSA students in all year groups may watch professional theatre performances using the generic username student@ormistonsudbury.co.uk and password stagedoor
National Theatre – subscribe (free) to their YouTube channel to access a wealth of live productions and videos
‘Beyond’  (Twinkl) – free (during the period of the Coronavirus pandemic!) resources for KS3 students to access for English, maths and science
Corbett Maths A variety of worksheets (and answers)  that may provide practice for GCSE students  at all levels.
Duo Lingo – multi-language resource for a variety of levels of ability
NHS Exercise/Fitness Routines whilst you are in self-isolation
The Body Coach – subscribe to Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel for daily workouts to follow (on YouTube), at home! (Get mum, dad, sister(s) brother(s) to do it along with you…….. many OSA members of staff will be doing it to!)

Maths Watch (via Wonde)

It is important that we all take care of our wellbeing and mental health whilst we are having to ‘stay at home’; the safeguarding of students, parents/carers, members of staff and all the respectively linked OSA families is also very important.  We have a range of self-help tips and hints – as well as information on sources of external support – on our website here