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Oak National Academy

Teachers: See the lessons Oak is producing for 2020/21

Information for parents and pupils

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For lessons & our online classroom follow “Classroom”

For more information on how to use Oak, scroll down

Oak offers schools and pupils online lessons and resources for the entire academic year.  Backed by the government, it is a free, optional, resource for any school that wants to use online learning to complement classroom learning. It’s easy to use, with no logins and it works on any device. 

Oak National Academy will be here for all of  2020/21 to support pupils who might continue some remote learning.

In the mainstream sector, we offer lessons across a wide range of subjects for pupils from Reception to year 11.

For children who normally attend the specialist sector, we will provide an expanded range of topics.   

Follow your school’s advice. Your teacher can suggest how to use Oak’s online classroom. You can also access all our lessons to date over summer if you want to catch up on anything you’ve missed. 

If you are looking for more information and guidance on supporting children during this time, please check out the NSPCC’s resources.

How it works

Oak’s lessons are free and easy for any pupil to use. Each contains a pre-recorded video lesson taught by a teacher.

There’s usually also a starter quiz, a finishing quiz, and an independent activity. Any materials you need will be listed at the start, and are usually just a pen and paper.

Schools which are balancing home and school learning, are trying to make both sets of lessons as similar as possible so pupils can smoothly switch between each. Schools may suggest you use all or a significant part of Oak’s lessons for next year, with Oak delivering anything done online and their own teachers teaching in school. Alternatively schools might just pick some of Oak’s resources to use for their own lessons.

Teachers are best placed to make decisions about which resources to use. Please follow the guidance set by your school on how to best use Oak.

When you click into the classroom you’ll see there are two options:

  •  Schedule: Use this to follow all the lessons and resources across all subjects, following along the set plan for each.
  • Subject: Use this to pick individual lessons or topics from a particular subject.

Curriculum

Primary (including Early Years Foundation Stage):

  • English (including phonics at EYFS and KS1)
  • Maths
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • PSHE
  • Foundation (covering History, Geography and Science through a topic-based curriculum)

Secondary:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Religious Studies
  • Art
  • Latin
  • Music
  • Computer Science
  • Citizenship
  • PSHE

Specialist:

  • Communication and Language
  • Creative arts
  • Independent Living
  • Numeracy
  • Therapies