Home Learning-Remote Education
We understand that you may have queries or concerns regarding the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We want to assure you that since the start of the outbreak we have been following all government advice and will continue to do so as part of the broader national effort to limit the spread of the virus. We receive daily update's from the Department for Education with the latest information from Public Health England and we have access to Public Health England and Department for Education helplines, as well as support from local services.
The Hub School continue to remain open as instructed by the government, but in the event you need to remain home, we are now delivering online lessons to all students who are unable to attend school. Below you will find a range of details to enable you to work effectively from home, we will update our home learning page regularly, please check the page as often as you can. We are keeping an archive of online resources available for staff/parents and carers to download should they need to, please find further details below.
Short Stay Students - Home Learning
Lesson with Mr Ward
Lesson with Mr Walker
Lesson with Mrs Deller
Lesson with Mr Renier
Lesson with Mrs Windle
Lesson with Mrs Smithson
Lesson with Mrs Witts
Lesson with Mrs Hamlett
The Oak National Academy provides online classroom lessons. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons are free to use by both teachers and young people. We have provided Art lesson links below.
What if you don't have art materials at home? Please click here
Free Online Education Resources
The BBC has launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents. BBC Bitesize can be accessed by selecting the green link above.
Department for Education have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.
These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.
The list includes subject-specific resources for:
We have provided the main link below:
SEND - Home Learning Support
Programmes and Apps to Help During Home Learning
Working on a computer for a long time can be a difficult thing to adapt to, especially when you learn are used to learning in a different way. Below are some helpful programmes, features and websites that you can use to help with the transition.
Remember to check with your parent or guardian before downloading any new software to your device.
Flux is a free application that you can get on Windows, Apple devices, and on Android devices. Flux makes the colour of your computer’s display change according to the time of day that you are using your computer. It removes the blue light that your computer, tablet or phone uses in the screen, reducing headaches and strain on your eyes whilst also helping you to get to sleep easily when you have stopped working.
OpenDyslexic is a free font that you can download on Windows, Apple devices, and on Android devices. It increases readability for readers with dyslexia as the letters have a unique shape with a bold bottom. You can quickly figure out which part of the letter is down, helping you to recognise the correct letter and helping to keep your brain from rotating them around.
Natural Readers is a professional text to speech programme that changes any written text into spoken words. It also highlights the words as it reads. You simply need to upload the document or PowerPoint, or alternatively copy and paste the text into the box and click “Play” in the top left hand corner. You can also change the voice to one which best suits you.
Colorveil is available on Windows devices and is useful if you find using an overlay effective. The application adds a customisable colour filter over your desktop, internet browser, document or program. You can easily turn it off too.
MyON is a digital reading application that enables students to read anytime and anywhere, 24/7, including weekends, holidays, school breaks, and summer vacation. Once you log in, they can read books within the myON digital library and daily news articles from myON News. Students can browse or search the myON digital library to find books on a variety of topics and themes.
Read books online on any web-enabled device that is connected to the Internet
Read books offline with free mobile apps
Read the same book as many times as they want to read it
Use optional reading supports including audio, text highlighting, and an embedded dictionary
Immersive Reader view on Microsoft Word
If your teachers are giving you work using Microsoft Word, you can use the Immersive Reader to help you to follow the work with fewer distractions. Follow the steps below to access this on the web-browser version of Microsoft word:
You can scroll through the work on the document. You can also click on words to have them read out by the voice over
You can edit your preferences by selecting the “Text Preferences” button in the top right-hand corner. This allows you to change the font, background colour and the size of the font.
You can select “Grammar Options” to turn on syllable breaks and labels for word classes (e.g. adjective).
You can select “Reading Preferences” and change how many lines of text show up when you are reading so that you can focus on one part of the text.
Clicking on the arrow will expand your window to full screen so that you can focus even further.
If you need help or support, please contact the school, we would be happy to assist.
Mental Health & Emotional Well-being
There are also new articles to help families through social distancing and will be available regularly during the coming weeks and months.
Take a look at Parent Info's latest article on looking after your family's mental health when you're stuck indoors.
Kooth is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy to receive one-to-one online sessions with qualified counsellors, receive and provide peer to peer support through moderated online forums, and read and contribute to articles. We encourage you to use this safe online service, to help support the mental health and Emotional well-being of all of the students at The Hub School and their siblings too. We have provided the link and also other resources and information to the website which is available on our Support Networks page
Previous Weeks - Home Learning Links & Resources