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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.

 

We also recommend that children access the myriad of resources available through their LGFL logins, as well as using some of the great materials, videos and quizzes available through BBC Bitesize.  

 

English 

Authorfy  https://authorfy.com

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.

Book Trust    https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

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.

English Mastery          https://www.englishmastery.org/

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 - downloadable resource books providing 8 weeks of activities.

Literacy Shed      https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources/key-stage-2-activity-packs 

Key Stages 1 and 2 - downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.

Love Reading 4 Kids     https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Early Years to Key Stage 2 - site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Pobble 365        https://www.pobble365.com/

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.

Maths 

Hamilton Trust (home learning section) https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Key Stages 1 and 2 - downloadable resource packs with teacher guidance. A week’s worth of resources is provided for each year group.

Mathematics Mastery   https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Early Years to Key Stage 2 - downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.

Nrich       https://nrich.maths.org/

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.

Numberblocks   https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

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.

Top Marks      https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

Key Stages 1 and 2 - a range of interactive maths games categorised by age group.

Science 

BBC Bitesize    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Key stages 1 and 2 - interactive resources covering the primary science curriculum.

STEM Learning (Home learning) https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science

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.

 

Mental Wellbeing

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families   https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Early Years to Key Stage 2 - wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

BPS https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-blogs

Early Years to Key Stage 2 - advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Children’s Commissioner  https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

Early Years to Key Stage 2 - a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.

MindEd    https://www.minded.org.uk/

Early Years to Key Stage 2 - an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

The Child Bereavement Network http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx

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.

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-free-speech-language-communication-and-send-resources-for-schools-and-parent-carers

 

Brain Parade  http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/

A visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.

HelpKidzLearn   https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

A collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.

Sensory App House Ltd   https://www.sensoryapphouse.com/

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.

Visuals2Go   https://www.visuals2go.com/

An all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.

Computing

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Programme your own stories, animations and games!

https://www.scratchjr.org/

You can also download the FREE Scratch Jr app for 5-7 year olds.

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