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Beyond the Curriculum

This page will be kept up-to-date with ideas for pupils to go 'beyond the curriculum' if they have completed the work set by their teachers or are looking for a further challenge. Pupils can access for a variety of websites for independent learning in 'Recommended Websites' and 'Cultural Education'. If Year 7 and Year 8 pupils have completed their curriculum work and are looking for a further challenge they can complete activities in the 'KS3 Independent Reading Project' and the 'KS3 Curriculum Challenge'. There are also resources for Year 11 pupils looking to prepare for A-Levels in September. 

Alternative Curriculum Learning Booklet

This booklet contains a summary of alternative curriculum learning tasks that pupils can complete if they need extra work beyond the tasks set by their teacher. The tasks do not require use of a laptop to complete them. Some tasks do rely on having access to the internet via a mobile phone. 

Plan for Positivity

Over the half-term holiday pupils can complete some of the tasks in the 'Plan for Positivity' document. This contains a variety of creative tasks to keep pupils engaged over the half-term holiday. See how many you can complete in a week! 

BBC Bitesize

The BBC has launched an expanded BBC Bitesize website and live lessons through BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button services, starting on Monday April 20th. Fairfield recommends this as an option for extension work if the learning activities set by teachers in the Independent Learning Booklets and on Microsoft Teams has been completed. Please click on this link for a schedule of daily lessons (Mon 20/04 to Fri 24/04) and this link to access the daily lessons.

Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy is a new 'online classroom', launched on Monday April 20th. It has been created by UK teachers to support learning from KS1-KS4 and offers a variety of online lessons for pupils to complete based on the National Curriculum. Fairfield recommends this as an option for extension work if the learning activities set by teachers in the Independent Learning Booklets and on Microsoft Teams has been completed.

Recommended Websites

The recommended websites in these documents will help pupils carry out further independent learning beyond the work set by their teachers.

PiXL Challenge Grids

PiXL, a network of 3000 UK schools including Fairfield, have created Challenge Grids for KS3 pupils to complete. These tasks can be completed if pupils need extension work.

STEM Challenge Cards

The engineers at James Dyson have created 44 engineering and science challenges for children to complete at home. See the following website for more information - https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.com/resources/challenge-cards.html

Fairfield Gratitude Competition

The Fairfield Gratitude Competition is open to all pupils. Please see the attached document for more details. The deadline has passed for the competition but pupils can still complete the task.

Cultural Education

Fairfield High School for Girls values the importance of providing the girls with a cultural education. These websites provide access to free resources focusing on dance, music, theatre, sport, museums and other cultural aspects of education.

KS3 Independent Reading Project

During the school closure the girls should take the opportunity to complete as much reading for pleasure as possible. This activity booklet contains a variety of tasks that pupils can complete based on their current reading book.

KS3 Curriculum Challenge

The KS3 Curriculum Challenge contains a variety of extended learning projects for pupils to complete independently. We would recommend that pupils attempt these after the work set for each subject.

A-Level Recommended Reading

This is a list of recommended reading resources for students completing A-Level courses. These are complementary to A-Level courses but may not cover the exact specification.

Maths - Preparing for A-Level

Pupils considering A-Level Maths might want to keep practising their Maths skills so that they feel as prepared as they can. Please see the attachments and the link below for suitable resources.
Diagnosis questions          Induction booklet   
OCR Bridging the Gap       PiXL Gateway Progression
CIMT - Step up to A-Level Maths

Maths - National Cipher Challenge

Fairfield pupils have been invited to take part in the Special Edition Code Breaking Challenge (National Cipher Challenge). There are two Practice Challenges on Thursday 9th April and Thursday 16th April at 9am. The Competition will then begin on Thursday 23rd April and will run for a further 6 weeks. If you have any questions, please email Miss Hutchinson.

MyTutor Online School

MyTutor Online School is offering free webinar tutorials for Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. They are also hoping to include Languages and Humanities (Geography, History, RS) soon too. There will be daily lunchtime live group webinar tutorials, as well as short explainer videos and written resources. All previous sessions are also available on their YouTube channel.

Audible - Free Stories

There are wide range of free stories for children to listen to in Audible. For stories aimed at 8-12 year olds please click here and for teenagers please click here.

Seneca Learning

Seneca Learning offers a wide range of online courses for KS3 and GCSE. Please check that you choose the correct exam board specification for GCSE.

Easter Activities - Over Easter, pupils can continue to use the the 'Beyond the Curriculum' resources on this page. Pupils can attempt the 'Easter Plan for Positivity' activities as well as the 'Easter Wellbeing Activities' focusing on creativity and wellbeing. Year 7 pupils can complete a 'Time Capsule Booklet' to help them reflect on their time at home. Finally, please see below for details about the 'Fairfield Gratitude Competition' that is open for all pupils.

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