Do you want support to talk to your child about Coronovirus and school closures?
See these resources from The Educational Psychology Service
See these resources from Unicef
Help from The Clay Centre
Specialist support here if your child has autism
Advice from Dr Catherine Sykes
Supporting adults and children to manage their anxieties at this time
Supporting your child with Home Learning
While we are not in school teachers will be setting work regularly for children to access on interactive platforms.
Purple Mash will be used to set work which teachers can mark remotely. Children have got passwords for this. Use the link here
Children also have access to a number of online maths and literacy websites which they should have passwords for.
Children who regularly use Lexia have passwords and this service can continue to be accessed from home. Use the link here
Look at class web pages for class based work as well as the usual home learning activities and up to date spellings.
If you would like support in accessing anything online or would like clarification of any passwords please contact the office or email us on email@example.com and we will help. Please be patient with us as we will be helping a lot of parents at this time!
Please take care when working online. Click here for guides from National Online Safety
Don't forget to look at our own website too for online safety advice. Click here.
Need some structure?
Timetabling your day will be really important while you are working from home. It is easy for the day to become lost, and hard to keep track of what you have been doing.
Click below for a sample timetable that might work with your family. You do not have to use it, but it is there to help you structure your day if you wish.
Having trouble managing snacking?
This is a difficult issue at the best of times but with everyone at home so often it could become a real challenge.
Try setting up a 'snack shop' This helps children understand what they are eating and use money in a real life situation. (You can always use play or fake money if that makes life easier!)
Home learning Resources
Non-screen time activities
Fun things to do at home (Just ‘host’ for those in your house!)
Things to do indoors
30 day Lego challenge - Print and do!
The Great Indoors - ideas from The Scouts
Indoor Treasure Hunt - What can you find?
Online Resources across all subjects
- LGFL Lots of resources can be accessed and in the event of closures most of these resources will be accessible without a login. Search by subject or key stage. As some resources are designed to be teacher led, a new filter has been added in the subject drop down menu, allowing you to select an option for Home Learning. You can also use key stage dropdown to highlight resources that are age appropriate for home learning.
- Busy Things - Fun educational resources especially good for Early Years and KS1. Parents can register for a 7 day free trial or login with the children's LGFL logins or QR codes and passwords.
- Twinkl - Free instant access to interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and worksheets across the whole curriculum. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS and then visit the Parents Hub.
- TTS have put together free EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Learning packs.
- Topmarks - interactive games and resources across the curriculum.
- Newsround - keep up-to-date with the latest news.
- Brain pop – Make any room a classroom
- Downloadable packs – packs for every year group
- Clicker - Writing support for all ages
- Premier League stars - Learn across the curriculum with sporting stars!
- Brain Pop - lots of games and activities to support all subjects
- BBC radio - Fantastic resources to listen to
- PlanBee - sign up to get resources to support learning across the curriculum
- Play Book Bingo - Competition open until 30th August 2020....
- Take the 30 day creativity challenge
- Dance-mat Typing skills -this is a great opportunity for children to improve their typing skills.
- Code Club self-led coding projects using Scratch or HTML/CSS projects for KS2.
- Scratch - children can watch the tutorials and practise their skills. They can set up their own accounts with parental permission. For KS1 we recommend Scratch Junior which is a free app on ipads and tablets (but not PC's yet). You can view these free tutorials and activities to get you started.
- Code.org You can use hour of code or sign up for a free coding course. These courses are self-led and age appropriate and are brilliant for developing vital debugging skills.
- ThinkuKnow - a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children with Home Activity packs and parents' guides updated fortnightly.
- BBC Own It! - Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.
- Duolingo Keep up with your Spanish learning - buena suerte!
And lastly, if you are all stuck at home, here is a useful article from Parent Zone with some family ideas on how to entertain your children safely during this time.