Supporting home learning during Covid-19 school closure


* Year 9 working from home Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd October*

Please find below details about core subject work for year 9 during our temporary rota this week.

Students should be able to access Google Classroom for classwork and homework and will have been shown how to do this in IT lessons.

Google classroom

There is a parent guide to Google Classroom at the bottom of this page:

Students should only complete work for the lessons they would have on the two days they are not in school.

If your child has any issues with accessing this work from home below are details of the work they should be completing for English, maths and science.



School login : longbenton, password : square  (students should also have their own login)

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages



Significant Figures






Please complete the following work when you are at home on Thursday and Friday. Email it to your English teacher or upload it to this Google Classroom.


1. Make a list or mind-map of characters from books, TV or films who have challenging childhoods; you can start with Oliver Twist!


2. Make a list of things which Oliver and the other characters from your list have in common, eg. an adult bullies them or they experience a stroke of good luck which helps them escape their bad situation.


3. Create your own character who experiences a bad childhood. Mind map ideas first. When you have settled on one, draw your character and label the picture and/or write a description of them.



Use these questions to help you get started:

- What will they look like and wear?

- Who are they? Be creative! They could be a wizard like Harry Potter or a poor orphan in a Victorian workhouse like Oliver, for example.

- What time period is your character living in?

- Where do they live?

- What’s bad about their childhood and how are they treated?

- What is positive in their life? Does something good happen to them?

- What will happen in the story where they are the main character?

Email your English teacher if you have any questions about the work.



Students will be studying a unit of work on Further Physics, Genes and Evolution or Types of Reaction and should do the lesson that they are currently working on.

Click on the links to complete the lessons. Complete all written tasks on paper and save to bring back into school.

Further Physics

Lesson 1 – Particle theory:

Lesson 2 – Change of state:

Lesson 3 – Density:

Lesson 4 – Diffusion:

Lesson 5 – Pressure in liquids:

Lesson 6 – Hydraulics:

Lesson 7 – Floating and Sinking:

Lesson 8 – Atmospheric Pressure:

Lesson 9 – Robert Brown:

Lesson 10 – Levers and Pivots:

Lesson 11 – Moments and balance 1:

Lesson 12 - Moments and balance 2:

Lesson 13 - Static electricity:


Genes and Evolution

Lesson 1:

Lesson 2 – Human variation:

Lesson 3 – why is variation important?:

Lesson 4 – Classifying Living organisms:

Lesson 5 – Adaptation:

Lesson 7 – Natural Selection:

Lesson 8 – Evolution evidence:

Lesson 9 – Case study of Mary Anning:

Lesson 10 – Biodiversity:

Lesson 11 – Review:


Types of Reaction

Lesson 1 – Indicators of a chemical reaction:

Lesson 2 – Oxidation:

Lesson 3 – Acids and alkalis:

Lesson 4 – pH scale:

Lesson 5 – Metals and acids:

Lesson 6 – Revision 1:

Lesson 7 – What is a rate:

Lesson 8 – Reaction rate graphs:

Lesson 9 – Secondary data:


Lesson 10– The effect of concentration:

The effect of surface area:

Lesson 11 – Catalysts:

Lesson 12 – Exothermic and endothermic reactions:

Lesson 13 – Combustion:

Lesson 14 – Complete and Incomplete combustion:

Lesson 15 – Thermal decomposition:

Lesson 16 – Review:



BBC Bitesize / Oak Academy

There are also two online sources of content launching for the summer term (from Monday 20 April) - BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy. Details of all of these and how to access them are below.

BBC Bitesize

KS2 - BBC Bitesize

From 20 April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of the BBC Bitesize website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button

BBC iPlayer and the Red Button service will host Bitesize Daily. These are six different 20 minute shows, each designed to target a specific age group, from ages five to 14, and for pupils throughout the UK. Experts and teachers will be involved, covering what should be learned that day for the different year groups and key stages. Maths, Science and English will be covered in dedicated programmes, and other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and Art will also be covered.

In addition, BBC Sounds is also launching separate podcasts to support everyone learning at home. The daily shows, each around 10 minutes long, will link with content on Bitesize.

Oak Academy

Oak National Academy (@OakNational) | Twitter

To support the work of schools in delivering remote education, the Oak National Academy is also due to launch on Monday 20 April. This brand-new enterprise has been created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England, backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10. 

*NEW* Check out our new Maths Problem Solving Booklet - scroll down to the bottom of the page to access in documents. Had enough of working on My Maths? Would you rather get out some pen and paper and investigate some maths problems? Then this booklet is for you!


Please note: at present we are not asking KS3 students to submit work through Google classrooms and there is not a code which students need. We will be updating these pages next week (w/b 30th March) with more details about how to share work with teachers for feedback.


Other useful links for home learning: