Supporting home learning during Covid-19 school closure

There are subject PDFs at the bottom of this page with main learning tasks for you to complete. These will be refreshed with a next set of work to cover 2 weeks from May 1st.

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. 

The online Year 8 curriculum for week 1 (20-24 April) is below



●  Exploring Victorian Literature

●  Exploring fiction and non-fiction - Dickens and Victorian society


● Algebra, Primes, fractions and percentages, ratio, stats and area ● Expressions


●  Biology - Plants and photosynthesis + Biological systems

●  Biology - Plant structure and photosynthesis



●  The Age of Revolutions, Political Reform in Britain, American Civil War

●  What was the Enlightenment?


● Tectonics
● Earth structure & plate tectonics


●  Surviving in Spain. A focus on transactions.●  Arriving in Spain


●  Surviving in France. A focus on transactions.●  Arriving in France


● Christian: beliefs, teachings and practices


●  3D Art - Approaches to sculpture. Exploring sculptural techniques and researching into 3D artists and creating responses to their work.

●  Paper manipulation



Year 8 Options

Year 8 students have an element of choice over the number of subjects they study going into Year 9. They need to choose 3 from a total of 6 from the following: Music, Drama, DT, Art, Food and Spanish.

During our school closure, we would still like to start this process and would like to ask your child to complete the following survey using this link:

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Year 8 Leader Ms McPherson ( or Assistant Headteacher Ms Callender (


*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:


Challenge Tasks - Week 5 (week beginning 27th April)

Each Monday we will share with you some suggestions for keeping busy during the school’s closure. We will set you challenges that you can complete each day as a family. If you want to share your progress with these with us you can do so on our twitter (@longbentonhs) or our facebook page. Good Luck!


Young Geographer of the Year 2020

Year 8 Home Learning Resources