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BBC Bitesize - Daily Lessons for Homeschooling


CEOP/Thinkuknow - Online Safety at Home


Once a fortnight, on Tuesdays, we will produce an activity sheet to help you support your child while schools are partially closed. There's also plenty of advice for parents and carers on keeping your child safe online at

Click on links below for additional helpsheets and initial activities.

thinkuknow parents helpsheet

thinkuknow 11-13's home activity sheet

thinkuknow 14 home activity sheet


Keep Uk and Ireland Reading

Life is Better When We Read Together

AnimalsSchools may be closing, but reading doesn’t have to stop. To help support teachers, students and parents to 'Keep the UK and Ireland reading', we are offering access to thousands of enhanced digital books through myON and articles from myON News.

BT Skills for Tomorrow

The following link is to a range of resources that BT is hosting to support parents and young people with working from home and keeping safe online etc.


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  1. Enjoy 100s of free Audible kids' audiobooks, incl Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland and The Secret GardenNorm £11-£15. Handy if you're struggling with home-schooling or entertaining the kids, as they're available for as long as schools are closed. See Audible Stories.

  2. Free workouts for 6 weeks with Chris HemsworthNorm £23/mth. The actor (aka Thor from the Marvel films), known for his ripped abs, has free high intensity (HIIT) and other online workout classes right now - see free fitness classes.

    PS: If the little 'uns are getting restless, they can join 100,000s doing the free Joe Wicks daily kids' fitness classes.

  3. Free meditation sessions created for the crisis. Norm £50-£60/yr. The Headspace and Calm apps, which normally require a subscription, have both released free content to help with understandable stress and anxiety right now. Free meditation & mindfulness resources

  4. New free box sets to binge on via iPlayer, eg, SpooksWallander, French & Saunders and The Missing. Instead of Amazon, Apple, Netflix etc subscriptions. The iPlayer service is free for those with a TV licence anyway, and the BBC has added more box sets because of the demand, incl the quartet above. Free box sets

  5. Help kids learn with Carol Vorderman's popular maths school and the Sir Linkalot spelling app. Norm £2/wk-ish. See Free home-schooling.

  6. Free 3-month language course for kids from Rosetta Stone. Norm £50 for 3 mths. Incl French, German and Spanish. Free language courses

  7. Free ballet and opera broadcasts from the Royal Opera House. As its London venue is closed, it's bringing opera and ballet into people's homes, including Peter and the Wolf and Acis and Galatea. See free online opera performances.

  8. Free online guitar lessons for 3 months. Norm £10/mth. It's a great time to learn something new if you've extra time on your hands, and manufacturer Fender is offering free guitar classes.

    PS: It's not just music, there are a whole host of things you can learn for free at home, including computer coding, Open University courses, languages, cooking and more. See free online learning.


Maths at Home

Nrich have set up a Maths at Home site during the current crisis, with loads of puzzles and solutions for all age groups.

BBC - Supermovers

For the younger ones, BBC have Supermovers. That one links to the times tables page, because I’m biased, but click on the Supermovers logo to go to the homepage.


Lincoln Castle Story Competition

Hi Everyone,

Lincoln Castle is currently running a story competition about ‘Lucy’, the castle’s dragon. If you click on the link below, it will take you to their homepage and can link through to more details about the competition. There are 3 age categories, so it is designed to be suitable for teenagers and adults, as well as younger children. Anyway, I thought it may be something that could appeal to some of our pupils, or even our own children if they are a bit stumped for something to do.



Latest News

Pilgrim School - Base preparation for a return to school for yr's 7-10.

We would like to be able to share a video and/or images of each base to show pupils how the classrooms will be set out when we return. We will also give a brief overview of what will happen when pupils arrive (in terms of hand washing etc). This will be good prep for a lot of our pupils to help re-assure them, parents and guardians.

Kooth - Mental Health Awareness Week Including 5 steps to interactive well-being. and C19 Challenge Posters

The themes are Mental Health Awareness Week which includes Kooth's 5 steps to interactive wellbeing, as well as C19 specific challenges posters.

Here is the link to a brief Kooth introductory video:


MS Teams

The following is a copy of the letter sent out to parents and Protocols and Log in details for pupils if using MS Teams with the school.

MS Teams Letter to Parents

Protocols and log in details

May Half term Break School Closure Information Year 10's and below

Dear Parent/Carer

I am writing to advise you that, following the government’s recommendation that schools should begin a phased return from the beginning of June, the decision has been made to close the school during the half term break, 25 to 29 May.  Transport Services have been contacted to cancel taxis for those pupils currently attending.

Lincoln College Group Virtual Open Days - Extra information for Year 11 pupils and their families

I just wanted to bring your attention to the virtual Open Days that we are starting to offer. As a result of not being able to deliver all of our events this academic year, many students have the missed the opportunity to come to speak to our curriculum and support staff.

Our first virtual event is on Wednesday 20th May from 5-7pm and covers Sport, Public Services, Policing College, Animal Care and Equine, Catering and Hospitality and Travel and Tourism. 


Click through on this news item for full information or click on our Subject Support & College/Post 16 entry updates tab above.