Online Learning Resources
Whilst the times of lockdowns and school closures are thankfully past, lots of resources were made available online to support and enhance children's learning. Many of these are still available a provide a great bank of resources for parents wishing to support their children more at home.
Specifically for younger ones (0-5 years),
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ has ideas of useful activities to do at home.
The government have released guidance on how to encourage reading at home. This guidance can be found on this link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/10-top-tips-to-encourage-children-to-read/10-top-tips-to-encourage-children-to-read
Health and Wellbeing Advice
A lot of children are going to spend a lot of time online at the moment. That is a great way to play, stay in touch and learn BUT it also can be dangerous. Please remember everything you have been taught about e-safety. Lots of information can be found at https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=03cb8440df-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_24_03_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-03cb8440df-55118693
Hartlepool Council has produced some guidance to help support the emotional wellbeing of children during the current times. Links to these documents are here and for children with SEND here. The school nursing service is also still available to support families virtually.
Scratch - to practice ICT skills, scratch can either be downloaded for free or used online https://scratch.mit.edu/
For Minecraft players, Microsoft has made all of their Education packs free to download and keep: https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/free-educational-content-minecraft-marketplace-
BBC Bitsize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize will soon be adding daily lessons to all of its other content.
Drawing - some fun simple drawings to copy from http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob
Drawing different cartoons at different levels (Harptoons) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHRHILY0t3i5VvKEeFMoJxw
TTRockstars - all children have accounts for this already. Great for practice.
Prodigy Maths offers lots of games to practice maths, free children and parents accounts. https://www.prodigygame.com/
Mathsframe - lots of different maths games to play and practice with, lots of maths topics covered https://mathsframe.co.uk/
ICT games - lots of KS1 games https://www.ictgames.com/
Lots of tables grids (up to 12 x 12) that we use in school to help practice with - Grids.pdf
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ from the same people who make Mathsframe - lots of practice games all related to the spelling rules, grouped by year
ICT games - lots of mainly KS1 games https://www.ictgames.com/
Oxford Owl - ALL Oxford reading books to read. For free. Every stage. WOW! Just create a free account with an email address to start reading. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/
Dan Freedman has made available one of Jamie Jones books available for free. A great book about an aspiring young footballer. Follow the link to read it:
With age appropriate activities at KS1, KS2 and KS3, the resources from The Archbishop of York Trust take children and young people on a journey to explore the character strengths of Courage, Thankfulness, Compassion, Friendship and Hope. Through inspiring stories and practical activities they are encouraged to discover these character strengths in themselves and in others.
The first of these sessions on the theme of Courage is available now and the others will be released over the coming weeks.
These resources and more can be downloaded for free from www.abyyt.com/yla-at-home
https://www.historyforkids.net/ covers lots of topics
Movement & Mindfulness videos- https://www.gonoodle.com/
This Girls Can – Disney Workouts- https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/activities/disney-workouts/
National Campaign – Eat Them To Defeat Them- https://eatthemtodefeatthem.com/
Get Set Olympics Travel to Tokyo- https://www.getset.co.uk/resources/travel-to-tokyo/ttt-teacher-resources
BBC Super Movers – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers