Corona Virus School Closure - Parent information (updated 04.05.20)
How are you all doing? I've updated the list of online resources below with the newest updates first, if you find any good ones please email so I can share.
Please email me and/or photo of some of the children's work about once a week to let me know how they are getting on and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any issues.
The essential websites to help you:
- Tim Peake leads some home learning on: https://www.stem.org.uk/news-
and-views/news/launching-our- free-home-learning-support- children-aged-4-19-video-tim- peake
- first aid courses for families as well as some home learning activities.
- Frogplay has been replaced by Busy Things. I don't know what this will be like! Let me know your thoughts. As there will no longer be Frogplay Messages, I am aiming to set up a Google Classroom for the children to be able to message me directly again but bear with me whilst I sort it out!!!
- J2Blast is still available as is J2Spell and the DK encyclopedia.
- Times Table Rockstars and Numbots - see if they can beat their scores.
- topmarks.co.uk - Hit the Button is particularly good on here.
General bank of ideas for home learning:
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1h3dD5rh3y7z9kG745tXFRx/five-tips-for-home-schooling - this has some advice about home learning.
- https://thebearcanread.com/ - reading resources.
- ://stories.audible.com/start-listen - free audible stories to listen to.
- https://northumberland.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRNGEN/WPAC/DIGITALLIB - free ebooks and magazines through Northumberland library service.
- https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html - loads of ideas!
- Julia Donaldson will be reading a story or poem every Thursday on The Gruffalo page Facebook site.
- https://www.booktrust.org.uk/ There are some excellent ideas and workshops on here.
Science - Professor Brainstorm has put together some science experiments online that children can do at home whilst the schools are closed. The link is www.profbrainstorm.co.uk/homescience.htm
- E-safety - https://160-northumberland.eschools.co.uk/website/coronavirus_-_e-safety_advice__support/474613 - this is a link to the e-safety section of our school website. Mr Johnson has put some links on this page which offer advice pertinent during the lockdown (advice about video-chatting etc). There's also a rather full-on Prevent leaflet that the police have asked us to share.
- Science - https://
telusworldofscienceedmonton. ca/explore/experiences/ science-home/ - excellent science experiments to do at home.
- Science - https://www.whizzpopbang.com/
- Art - https://artsandculture.google.
com/ - a virtual tour of famous landmarks and art galleries. The children may like to copy the art work or use it as a basis for their own work.
- Science - https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/ - help with identification and ideas for bird fun at home.
- Art - Another FB group is TiddlyPainters - this has art tutorials and has ideas for all ages.
- Mixed - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ This site offers free online games, resources and competitions and covers a wide range of subjects: History, Science, Geography, English, Maths, Art & Design and PSHE. Something to interest all of you.
- PE - Joe Wicks does a PE lesson every morning at 9am (Youtube The Body Coach) and Oti Mabuse leads dance workshops everyday on her Facebook page at 11.30 so dig out your sequins and shassy along with her for some active fun!
- PE - https://www.yogaatschool.org.uk/free-yoga-lessons-for-children-with-autism/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Buzz_Freeyogalessons - this site offers free yoga lessons. No prior knowledge of yoga is necessary.
- Thanks to Evie's mum for this tip: you can get 3-D animals on photos using your phone. Put the animal into Google then scroll down to 3-D eg lion 3-D, click and follow the steps. Email me the results!
Other useful sites:
Nosy Crow have released a free e-book explaining the coronavirus to children:
https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/ For those rainy days, the Scouts and Bear Grylls have developed the Great Indoors. A collection of inspiring indoor activities.
The fun stuff:
- Keep a scrapbook/diary/blog (this will be really interesting to look at in years to come)
- Birdwatching - you can do this from your own house. Put some crumbs or seeds out to encourage our feathered friends to visit.
- Sew, knit, crochet, cook and bake.
- Colour in, do arts and crafts, make models.
- Go for scavenger hunts and make dens (even in the house)
- Sing some songs and make musical instruments out of junk.
- Do jigsaws and play board games.
Take care everyone.