Shaftesbury High School

Shaftesbury High School

Years 7,8,9 (KS3)

In the even of school closure information will be posted here for your studies to continue. 

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KS3 Learning Resources

The link below is to the BBC Teach website. There are  a fantastic number of top learning resources for all curriculum subjects. These can be used to supplement the Core Subject work packs that will be sent out.

Further links of interest from this site:

Animated series following a cast of characters’ adventures and mishaps as they get to grips with grammatical terms.

A series of short films for secondary schools from a landmark BBC documentary about the last survivors of the Holocaust living in Britain today.

An animated A to Z guide for pupils aged 11-14 that explores and introduces a variety of religious topics.

Brian Cox explores the scientific method and 350 years of British science that has helped shape the world.

A collection of interactive articles exploring the life, work and legacy of the Bard.

Being able to know whether something is fact or opinion, is very important when reading the newspaper or watching an advert for example.

An exciting collection of resources designed to improve your Maths including sections on numbers, calculation, percent and fractions, measuring, shapes and graphs.

This series of short films, with former Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyangany, explores the rules of punctuation by challenging teams of six children to complete punctuation tasks.

A series of short films where leading writers share their secrets of creative writing.


National Online Safety are a multi-award-winning provider of online safety e-learning and resources for the whole schools community. They provide a webinar every Wednesday to discuss the latest issues that have been in the news.

The internet is a brilliant place to connect with others, to be creative and to discover new things. In the Childnet Hub you’ll find top tips, competitions, blogs and advice to help you to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively. 

This contains links to another 16 websites that will support you with issues around bullying, careers, supporting you with your emotional wellbeing and much more.

Kooth is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. 

This will take you to many useful sites that will provide you with a variety of information on a wide range of issues that includes help with drugs, abuse, counselling, education careers and lot's more.

Shaftesbury's dedicated page to supporting you in helping to keep yourself safe. 

KS3 PHSE resources and instructions 

Watch the clips in each section of Children At Work

- children at work Cocoa pt1,2&3

- children at work Football pt 1,2&3

Read the information below each clip and complete the tasks in the teachers notes.

Watch the clips in each section of Seeking Refuge

Write either a diary entry of the person seeking refuge or letter to the government suggesting how our country could support these people.

Watch the clips in each section of Financial Literacy

Read the information below each clip and complete the tasks in the teachers notes.

Coronavirus Information for pupils

Useful Coronavirus information for children, schools and parents:

Public Health England resources about stopping spreading germs for different ages

BBC Newsround – various articles and videos

Coronavirus video by the World Health Organisation (for older children)

Sensory Integration network – handwashing tips for people with sensory difficulties

Roddensvale School – a Social Story about Coronvirus

Brainpop video and resources on the Coronavirus for Years 3-7

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

Live science – The ultimate kids' guide to the new coronavirus

Unicef - Latest news and updates on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

British Psychological Society – advice: Talking to children about Coronavirus

Place2be - Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children

Save the Children – 7 simple tips on how to talk to kids about Coronavirus

Hand in Hand Parenting - Talking to your Child about Coronavirus

Aha! Parenting - What to Say To Your Child About the Coronavirus -- and How To Cope As a Parent

How to Talk to Kids and Teens About World Trauma

How to Strengthen Children & Teens Against Anxiety After News of a World Trauma

Something Bad Happened: A Kid’s Guide to Coping with events in the News

What to Do When You're Scared and Worried: A Guide for Kids

If you have to self-isolate with your children or if schools close, the following comprehensive list of educational resource sites may be useful: