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Beyond the Curriculum

Pupils can undertake independent learning beyond the school curriculum. This page has a number of ideas and resources if pupils want to do some extra learning. The weekends and holidays are an excellent opportunity for reading for pleasure - please see 'Summer Reading Recommendations' and 'Independent Reading' for some suggestions. Pupils can access a variety of websites for independent learning in 'Recommended Websites' and 'Cultural Education'. Year 7 and Year 8 pupils can complete activities in the 'Alternative Curriculum Learning Booklet', the 'KS3 Independent Reading Project' and the 'KS3 Curriculum Challenge'. The 'Plan for Positivity' challenges can be completed and if pupils want an academic challenge there is work available on BBC Bitesize, Oak National Academy and Seneca Learning. 


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Reading Recommendations

The English Faculty have put together the document above with lots of recommendations for reading over the Summer holidays. 

Independent Reading

This document contains links for independent reading as well as information about the myON website. 

Alternative Curriculum Learning Booklet

This booklet contains a summary of alternative curriculum learning tasks that pupils can complete if they need extra work beyond the tasks set by their teacher. The tasks do not require use of a laptop to complete them. Some tasks do rely on having access to the internet via a mobile phone. 

Summer Plan for Positivity

Pupils can complete some of the tasks in the 'Plan for Positivity' document. This contains a variety of creative tasks to keep pupils engaged and focused. See how many you can complete in a week! 

BBC Bitesize

The BBC has launched an expanded BBC Bitesize website and live lessons through BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button services. Fairfield recommends this as an option for extension work if school learning activities set by teachers has been completed.

Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy is a new 'online classroom', with lessons to be completed at home. It has been created by UK teachers to support learning from KS1-KS4 and offers a variety of online lessons for pupils to complete based on the National Curriculum.

PiXL Challenge Grids

PiXL, a network of 3000 UK schools including Fairfield, have created Challenge Grids for KS3 pupils to complete. These tasks can be completed if pupils need extension work.


Recommended Websites

The recommended websites in these documents will help pupils carry out further independent learning beyond the work set by their teachers.

STEM Challenge Cards

The engineers at James Dyson have created 44 engineering and science challenges for children to complete at home. See the following website on the link below for more information


Fairfield Gratitude Competition

The Fairfield Gratitude Competition is open to all pupils. Please see the attached document for more details. The deadline has passed for the competition but pupils can still complete the task.

Cultural Education

Fairfield High School for Girls values the importance of providing the girls with a cultural education. These websites provide access to free resources focusing on dance, music, theatre, sport, museums and other cultural aspects of education.

KS3 Independent Reading Project

During the school closure the girls should take the opportunity to complete as much reading for pleasure as possible. This activity booklet contains a variety of tasks that pupils can complete based on their current reading book.

KS3 Curriculum Challenge

The KS3 Curriculum Challenge contains a variety of extended learning projects for pupils to complete independently. We would recommend that pupils attempt these after the work set for each subject.


Audible - Free Stories

There are wide range of free stories for children to listen to in Audible. For stories aimed at 8-12 year olds please click here and for teenagers please click here.

MyTutor Groups

MyTutor Groups offers online tutoring in small groups as well as one-to-one tutoring. MyTutor have also made some teaching sessions available on their YouTube channel.

Seneca Learning

Seneca Learning offers a wide range of online courses for KS3 and GCSE. Please check that you choose the correct exam board specification for GCSE.

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