How to help Your Child at Home
School Closure Work Ideas
Music Lessons at Home
During the current climate, and with the challenges we are all facing in the coming weeks and months, we want to do everything we can to make our resources available to you for use at home. Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired, and is something we all have in common. So, to help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, we are releasing seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. Every week for the next few weeks we will continue to add songs and resources.
I’m at home with the kids. Get me out of here.
Purple Watermelon is a site that provides engaging ideas, challenges, mindfulness and assemblies for parents to stay sane. We are not focused on academic literacy and maths based activities; we are attempting to offer engaging, fun and mindful ways to keep you and your children sane and happy through this crisis. We will, however, link in ideas for keeping basic literacy and maths skills alive.
Easter Holiday Ideas
Essex Education have provided ideas to support families duing the Easter holidays, via their provider Juniper. They have listed daily activities that chcildren in both KS1 and 2 can do at home duirng the Coronavirus lockdown.
Support from the Diocese
The Diocese have all been working on a webpage for schools which will contain resources and download information for you about a variety of things to support you and home school learning e.g. ISingPop, RE, Collective Worship at Home etc. We will continue to add to this rather than bombard you with lots of individual emails. Please do take a look.
Department of Education Resource List
A list of online education resources which have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts to help pupils to learn at home. Please note that the BBC enhancing its education provision to include daily lessons, starting from 20 April 2020
Spelling Tips for Parents
Reading Workshop for Parents
This site provides a fun and comprehensive set of activities to support learning year group spellings.
An engaging and imaginative independent reading programme. Proven by an independent study* to encourage reluctant readers to read at home using the online reading world, and increase reading enjoyment.
Mathletics is a captivating online learning space providing students with all the tools they need to be successful learners, both in the classroom and beyond.
Top Marks Maths
Lots of fun maths games for all age groups to support curriculum leaning and practise key skills.
A phonics website with plenty of fun actvities to support classroom leanring. The teachers use this too.