Welcome to the extended reading page. This page is here to deliver the gift of reading because research shows that “Teens who choose to read for pleasure are more likely to succeed in life”.
These articles have been posted to help students become more familiar with non-fiction texts. The vital skills such as writing to persuade are a key part of their GCSE English exam. We also hope that these articles will broaden student knowledge of the world and provoke thought on a range of subjects.
Modern technology has many advantages and we know that a number of our students enjoy playing on their tablets, smart phones and computers. We want our students to enjoy some down time but would encourage them to try one of the apps below for just 10 minutes every time they play on a device. The games are fun and help with their number skills at the same time. Happy playing!
App 2: Times Tables Quiz!
App 3: Squeebles Times Tables 2
App 4: Ninja Factor
App 5: Maths Wiz
App 6: Oh No Fractions!
App 7: Number Pieces
App 8: Puffin Academy
Repetition is a key part of mastering Maths skills and we have provided the following resources with a view to students doing 10 minutes practice every day. The link below is for the NINJA numbers worksheets that students will be familiar with from their Maths lessons at the academy. They include separate question and answer sheets so parents or other family members can get involved in checking answers. We recommend 1 sheet per session, the session should last no more than 10 minutes.
December 13, 2016