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Remote Learning Resources

Welcome to the Cardinal Griffin Remote Learning Page.  This page will be constantly updated so please remember to check back regularly.


We appreciate that a lot of parents/carers are currently managing their own workload from home, and managing this along with pupil’s home learning is a challenge.  We appreciate all you are doing at this challenging time.


The key to successful home learning is to blend routine and consistency with new and inspirational resources. The College will continue to support all learners over the weeks ahead, and we are deliberately holding back some activities so that new and fresh motivation can be instilled in our learners. 


We have devised a recommended daily timetable below and, in our experience, the closer learners can stick to this, the more sustainable home learning will be.  Class teachers have worked hard, and continue to do so, in order to set work for pupils via Show My Homework.  Learners can use the notification tool on Show My Homework to communicate directly and safely with their class teachers.  We have deliberately limited the amount of screen time on Show My Homework to two focused one-hour sessions a day, along with literacy, numeracy, exercise and creative activities.


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Logging on to Office 365

Here are some basic instructions on how to access your Office 365 work tools. The apps are FREE to use and include:
- Outlook (College email account)
- Word
- Excel
- Powerpoint
- OneNote
1. Go to www.office.com
2. Click on 'Sign In'
3. Enter your college email address (this is the username you use to logon to the college's PCs plus @cardinalgriffin.staffs.sch.uk at the end.
4. Enter the password you use to access the college's PCs.
5. Click 'No' when asked if you wish to 'Stay signed in'. This is more secure.
6. The main page will now load, and the list of apps will show in a line at the top of the page.
7. Click on the app/software you would like to use. E.g. Word.
8. The app will now load and present you with options at the top of the page. E.g. 'New Document'.
9. The app/software will then open in your web browser.




KS3 = Rudiments (Year 7) and Figures (Year 8)

KS4 = Lower Grammar (Year 9), Upper Grammar (Year 10) and Syntax (Year 11)

KS5 = Poetry (Year 12) and Rhetoric (Year 13)

English Language & English Literature

Seneca Learning for KS3 - https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Age+Group=KS3&Subject=English

Accelerated Reader for Rudiments Pupils - https://ukhosted29.renlearn.co.uk/2248023/

BBC Bitesize for KS3 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z3kw2hv

FREE Audio Books from Audible Stories for KS3 & KS4 - https://stories.audible.com/discovery

FREE David Walliams' Audio Books for KS3 - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Ace Your Exams Website and YouTube Channel for KS4 - https://aceyourexams.wordpress.com

Seneca Learning for KS4 (Eng Lang & Eng Lit) - https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Age+Group=GCSE&Subject=English+Language&Subject=English+Literature

Sparknotes for KS4 and KS5 - https://www.sparknotes.com


Mathswatch for KS3 & KS4 (Login Required - this has been given to the pupils) - https://www.mathswatch.co.uk

Mr Barton Maths for KS3 & KS4 - http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/index.html

Corbett Maths for KS3 & KS4 - https://corbettmaths.com

Money Saving Expert's Financial Education FREE Workbook - https://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/resources/your-money-matters-financial-education-textbook/


Religious Education

RE:quest for KS3 & KS4 - https://request.org.uk/#

BBC Teach for KS3 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks3-religious-studies/z72qf4j

BBC Bitesize for KS4 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zb48q6f

TrueTube for KS4 - https://www.truetube.co.uk

MrMcMillanREvis on YouTube for KS4 & KS5 - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtOLJIWPWAcxFa37iQOUtOA

EdPuzzle (Login Required - this has been given to the pupils) - https://edpuzzle.com

Quodvultdeus for KS5 - https://www.quodvultdeus.com/16-18yrs.html


BBC Bitesize for KS3 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zrw76sg

World Geography Games for KS3 - https://world-geography-games.com

TED Education for KS3 & KS4 - https://ed.ted.com/lessons?content_type=animations+talks&direction=desc&sort=publish-date&user_by_click=student

Ask the Geographer for KS3, KS4 & KS5 - https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/ask-the-expert-podcasts/

National Geographic Kids for KS3 & KS4 - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

World Atlas for KS3 & KS4 - https://www.worldatlas.com

Knoema Atlas for KS3 & KS4 - https://knoema.com/atlas

Geography Now YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/GeographyNow/featured


Modern Foreign Languages

Duolingo App for KS3 & KS4 - available for FREE

Languages Online for KS3 - https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/index.html

BBC Languages Online for KS3 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/

A Tantot - Extra for KS3 - https://www.atantot-extra.co.uk

Zut Languages for KS3 & KS4 - http://zut.languageskills.co.uk/intermediate/year10.html

AQA Past Papers for KS4 - https://www.aqa.org.uk/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes

BBC Bitesize for KS4 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z9dqxnb

Seneca Learning for KS4 - https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Age+Group=GCSE&Subject=French


Design & Technology 

Seneca Learning (FREE to use) for KS4 Food Nutrition & Preparation - https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Subject=Food+Preparation+%26+Nutrition


Performing Arts/Music

BBC Bitesize Music for KS3 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zmsvr82 

Health & Social Care

Physical Education

Joe Wicks' YouTube Channel for KS3 & KS4 - https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1