Each week, we are setting "home learning " through our year group pages and families are able to email teachers with examples of learning, photos and videos from home as we love to find out what you are all doing at home during these challenging times.
We understand that it is a very frustrating and concerning time for families and that many of you are worried about your child's learning and progress and other families are struggling to find the time to support their child in the way that you would like to and are worried that your child isn't doing enough. To all of you, we would just say, that whilst we all get through this pandemic together, our message is to just try to do the best you can with your child and try not to worry too much. We will do all we can to support your child once we all return to a more normal school life, so for now do as little or as much as you can do and if your child needs to play, run, relax, do arts and crafts then please let them. Equally if your child wants to do more and you can facilitate that, please follow the suggestions below for more online learning opportunities.
We have brought together a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home (English, Maths, Mental Health, Science, Computing). Work and tasks for Year groups are on the Year Group information page.
We recognise individual resources cannot replace a school’s properly planned curriculum, and the resources in this list are not intended to do so, however they may be useful for parents in considering how they could support their children’s learning. More specific tasks and activities are on Year Group pages.
The Department for Education has produced an incredible resource - "The Oak Academy" for families to use to support their child's home learning and we thoroughly recommend that families utilise this resources, which can be accessed here.
Online and Digital learning Opportunities for children and families
Keeping Safe online during the Covid-19 Emergency - advice for parents
LGFL Digisafe Daily a new DigiSafe Daily downloadable worksheet is available every day during term time at digisafedaily.lgfl.net for parents or teachers of primary pupils to download and use at home.
Early Years to Key Stage 2 - access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.
Early Years to Key Stage 2 - site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 - downloadable resource books providing 8 weeks of activities.
Key Stages 1 and 2 - downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.
Early Years to Key Stage 2 - site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.
Key Stage 1 and 2 - a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.
Books and reading projects online
https://www.booklife.co.uk/collections/free-e-books This site offers free books online, whilst its only 10 free books there are some excellent books for discussions about diversity and current affairs.
We are one of the UK's leading educational children's book supplier to primary schools. We stock a large collection of Book Bands to free resources for schools. Home of Match Funding.
https://monkeypen.com/pages/free-childrens-books These can be downloaded as PDFs and saved to read at your child's leisure.
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/ This site has some very well-known titles for younger children
https://www.freechildrenstories.com/ This link goes right up to 'young adult' for reading books online.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ This site requires families to register and log in and has lots of free downloadable ebooks - especially good for those who are looking for phonics books or oxford reading tree books
The British council website also has some stories and videos younger children can read along to and some games too, e.g.
J.K Rowling has released her new book - The Ickabog - chapter by chapter online. Find it here https://www.theickabog.com/home/
Key Stages 1 and 2 - downloadable resource packs with teacher guidance. A week’s worth of resources is provided for each year group.
Early Years to Key Stage 2 - downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.
Early Years to Key Stage 2 - a range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.
Early Years to Key Stage 2 - videos for numeracy development designed for children aged 0 to 6. There are fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play.
Key Stages 1 and 2 - a range of interactive maths games categorised by age group.
Key stages 1 and 2 - interactive resources covering the primary science curriculum.
Key Stages 1 and 2 - an online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.
Early Years to Key Stage 2 - wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.
Early Years to Key Stage 2 - advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.
Early Years to Key Stage 2 - a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.
Early Years to Key Stage 2 - an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.
Early Years to Key Stage 2 - advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.
Special Education resources
Visit Chatter Pack for resources and information for Speech and Language, OT, dyslexia.
A visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.
A collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.
A range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.
An all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.