School Closure Work and Links

Coronavirus Book Illustrated by Alex Scheffler

Coronavirus Info book illustrated by Alex Scheffler who illustrates many books including the Gruffalo!

Wonderful Lessons from BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Choose the year group most suited to your child's ability.

Outstanding Resources from Rosehill School

RoseHill School resources

Sensory Processing Resources

More Sensory Resources here.

Sensory Resources

Enjoy a daily read?

Schoolreaders Storytime - 'The Ravenous Beast' by Niamh Sharkey

The ravenous beast is hungry; he’s hungry, hungry, hungry. But is he the hungriest animal of all?

Reading age: 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime - 'One is a snail, ten is a crab' by April Pulley Sayre

If one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet!

Reading age: 3+

Schoolreaders Storytime - 'This is Our House' by Michael Rosen

A book about the power of sharing. George says the cardboard house is his and no one else can share it.

Reading age: 5+

Optional activities to accompany each story can be found here

Remember you can also visit https://www.storylineonline.net/ for more books being read to you. Cbeebies also has actor Tom Hardy reading bedtime stories https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories for you all to enjoy!

Great FREE resources from Classroom secrets

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/

Phonics lessons/support

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

Online Books and Activities

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Click 'My Class Login'

Username Cadbury Password: choc

Online Books and Activities

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Early Years Home Learning Packs

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-early-years/early-years-class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-eyfs-early-years

Key Stage 1 Home Learning Packs

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-key-stage-1-year-1-year-2

A range of resources

www.dropbox.com

Username: victoriaforum@outlook.com

Password: Victoria

Challenge Nottingham Activity ideas.

https://challengenottingham.co.uk/activities-for-children

Great ideas

https://www.buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/educational-resources-activities-kids-coronavirus

Useful Websites

https://www.theschoolrun.com/

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

General:

Twinkl - Use code CVDTWINKLHELPS when registering to access all resources for free (Free with code)

CGP Books - Excellent revision books for SATs, GCSE and A-Level (Some free resources, some paid)

Teaching Ideas - Ideas and activities for all subjects up to GCSE level (Free)

Teach It - A family of websites where teachers share ideas for lessons and activities, which have been made free for parents until the end of April. Teach It Primary is designed for children in years 2 – 6, and the other websites in the group provide resources for older children by subject. (Free until the end of April)

Teacher’s Pet - Free home learning packs for primary school children (Free)

Classroom Secrets - Free home learning resources for all ages and levels, as well as interactive games and videos to help keep children engaged. (Free)

Khan Academy - Daily schedules and free learning resources. (Free)

BBC Teach - Thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject. (Free)

BBC Bitesize - Easy-to-follow resources for all age groups. (Free)

Perlego - Educational books (free trial, paid subscription)

Welcome Collection and VAM - behind-the-scenes museum videos for older children. (Free)

NEC and UCAS for study guides for children studying GCSE and A-Level subjects at home. (Free)

IXL - offers personalised learning in maths and English while covering hundreds of different skills for children in reception up to those in year 13. (Free)

Big Eyed Owl - Songs, craft recipes, and multi-cultural teachings for 5-7 year-olds. (Free)

Crick Web - free online education resources & games for kids aged 4-11. (Free)

True Tube - teaches religious education; personal, social, health and economic education; and citizenship through film. The website also has a dyslexia font option for those who need it. (Free)

Switch Zoo - Animal games and play. (Free)

Highlights Kids - Activities, videos, quizzes and tasks. (Free)

Wildlife Watch Activity Sheets- Fun activities to complete while learning about animals and the environment. (Free)

Turtle Diary - Fun Educational and Online Games for Kids (Free)

DK Find Out - Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more! (Free)

Children's University of Manchester - Designed to support children aged 7-11, The Children's University of Manchester teaches history, art and design, languages, science and ancient Egypt. (Free)

English:

Unite for Literacy – Spoken books. (Free)

Phonics Play - Making learning to read and understand words fun through games and activities (Free for a limited time)

British Council LearnEnglish Kids - English activities for children aged 5-12. (Free)

Poetry Zone - The Poetry Zone has been publishing children's poems since 1998 and accepts submissions all year round. Read other children's poems and submit your own. (Free)

Book Trust - Make storytime fun for the whole family with character quizzes, illustration tutorials, and interactive games. (Free)

SeussVille - All things Dr Seuss (Free)

Story Online - Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more (Free)

Maths:

Maths Dictionary- 630 simplified mathematical terms along with more than 270 free printable maths posters that you can hang up around the house. (Free)

Music:

BBC Ten Pieces- Encouraging 7-14 year-olds to get creative with classical music and offers resources for those who are hearing impaired. (Free)

Art/Craft:

CBeebies Makes - Waffle the Wonder Dog, Peter Rabbit and Mr Tumble are just some of the characters you can learn to paint and create. (Free)

Google Arts and Culture - Virtual tours of museums and art galleries (Free)

Artful - Arts and crafts ideas for little ones. (Free)

Red Ted Art - Arts and crafts ideas for little ones. (Free)

Tate - Craft tutorials, games, activities and quizzes from Tate. (Free)

Fablevision - makes learning to draw easy thanks to author and illustrator Peter Reynolds. Simply print out one of the tracing sheets and your child can start practising straight away. (Free)

Crayola Education - Whip out the felt tip pens and crayons because it's time to get colourful. There are even some for adults so you can join in the fun too. (Free)

Lifeskills:

Barclay's Lifeskills Young People's Hub - Resources around managing money and developing skills needed in adult life and work . (Free)

ICT:

Scratch - Learn basic coding while completing projects and sharing with others (Free)

Blockly - creative websites for teens to learn computer and coding skills through games (Free)

ICT Games - ICT games for children in years one, two, and three. (Free)

PBS Kids - Videos and games for younger ones (Free)

Foreign Languages:

Duolingo - Learn any language online. Great for kids - and adults.Also available as a mobile app. (Free)

History:

Natural History Museum- Learn how to identify different insects, plants, and fossils with the Natural History Museum (Free)

Fire of London - A website which makes history fun using Minecraft maps, a video game, and an interactive timeline of events. (Free)

Science:

Get Body Smart - Animated Text Narrations and Quizzes to Explain the Structures and Functions of the Human Body Systems. (Free)

BP Educational Services - Inspire your child through the power of STEM for ages 4-19. (Free)

Science Museum Group - Creative games and activities to spark an interest in learning (Free)

Love Biology - "The ultimate GCSE biology quiz site"1500 multiple choice GCSE Biology questions for kids to work their way through. (Free)

Fuse School - Create an account to get free access to the Fuse School for exploring things like pollution, climate change and magnetism. (Free)

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