Websites for use during school closure
There is a fabulous resource called Twinkl which is being offered to all parents for free for one month to help with learning at home. It is a resource which we would highly recommend to parents.
BBC Bitesize Daily
On 20th April the BBC launched its biggest ever education programme. BBC Bitesize Daily aims to deliver a tailored day of learning across BBC iPlayer, Red Button, BBC Bitesize website and app, BBC Four and BBC Sounds, with curriculum relevant offers. Every day, 6 x 20 minute programmes are aired on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button targeting six age groups, from 5 to 14, where teachers, experts and famous faces cover what that age group could be learning that day. From Bitesize Daily, parents and children are directed online to BBC Bitesize for an age appropriate ‘daily drop’ of specially curated videos, quizzes, podcasts and worksheets to bring to life core curriculum subjects such as Maths, English and Science.
Department for Education
The DfE has published a list of online educational resources for home education which are currently being offered for free. The list is being constantly updated and includes resources for English, Maths, Science, PE, Wellbeing and SEND.
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics
The NCETM, which we subscribe to as a school, has published a lot of materials including learning activities and games as support for parents and carers helping children with Maths. All of the activities follow the methods which we teach in school.
If you want to extend your child's understanding of the instruments of the orchestra, the Royal Albert Hall is posting weekly videos which showcase different instruments including percussion, the violin and the trumpet. They're worth watching!
Have you thought about getting your child to create a COVID-19 Time Capsule? Record events, thoughts and feelings to look back on in years to come when we will all say, "Do you remember when …………… ?" There is a possible template to use here.
Severn Trent have launched a new education zone with a range of activities for children to do at home. They are based around the theme of water but cover a range of subjects, including English, Mathematics and Science. There are some fun practical activities to try at home.