While classroom based lessons play an important role in your child’s learning progress, there are still many other ways where learning can continue to take place.
For everyone, learning can happen at any time and any place. Stepping outside a formal teaching environment to participate in a variety of activities will help enhance and improve your child’s learning journey. We have gathered some links to resources, activities and learning opportunities that you may like to try with your child at home.
We will be updating this page with more links and ideas so please check back often.
Our prayer for the week:
We are not people of fear:
we are people of courage.
We are not people who protect our own safety:
we are people who protect our neighbours’ safety.
We are not people of greed:
we are people of generosity.
We are your people God,
giving and loving,
wherever we are,
whatever it costs,
for as long as it takes
wherever you call us.
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- or outside of these times, the Emergency Duty Team on 020 7641 2388.
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- BBC Bitesize offer a variety of daily content to support children’s education and wellbeing, at all Key Stages.
- You might find this list of education companies offering free subscriptions helpful.
- Educational resource provider, Scholastic, have created a 20 day Learn at Home programme to support parents during this time. It is American so refers to ‘Grades’ rather than year groups but there are fantastic online resources to help teach your children a range of topics including Science, History, Geography, Maths and Art.
- The BBC Bitesize website has a huge range of online activities for all ages. You can also go to BBC iPlayer to watch Alphablocks and Numberblocks, the award winning series for EYFS and KS1 children. You can also watch episodes for free on You Tube. REMEMBER: online safety.
- Maths activities to help with counting, addition and subtraction, shape, pattern and measuring would be great to work on. Older brothers and sister may also like to help out by creating a Maths board game.
- Mathletics – this is an online Maths resource the school has subscribed to for Years 1-6. Each child has an individual log in and teachers are able to set tasks remotely, or children can complete all the activities for their year group. Username and password slips will have been sent home with the work packs.
- Carol Vorderman is offering The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support children’s continued learning at home for the duration of the UK schools closure period.
- Read, Write, Inc website to help with phonics. There are useful videos to help out with sounds and blending.
- Why not try writing letters and cards to friends and family members? REMEMBER: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
- The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education has shared free poetry resources on their Poetryline website. These includes an extensive bank of poems, teaching resources, videos of performances and interviews to support the teaching of poetry that can be used by parents for children across the primary years.
- Every day at 11am, you can listen to one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!
- Miss Roberts, our Art Leader, has set some Art Competitions based on our founder Baroness Angela Burdett-Coutts – you can find more information on the Art and Design Newsletter. There are also fantastic resources and home learning opportunities via the Tate Gallery website ›
- There are several live history lessons and story time events hosted on Facebook – check out Western Approaches HQ and Piper’s Passport (please note this will take you to a Facebook page).
- You can also signup for a free 30 day plan at HistoryHit.Tv for History with Dan Snow › (Please note: you must cancel before the 30 days end otherwise you will be charged)
- The Cosmic Shambles Network are the team behind The Stay At Home Festival. They have a schedule of programmes including Science Shambles with Robin Ince, Professor Brian Cox and other guests. (Please note: some of their programming is not suitable for younger children, so parental guidance is advised at all times)
- The Scouts have launched The Great Indoors which features 100+ stay-at-home activities to help your children learn new skills over the next few weeks and months.
- Children will love to try some cooking at home. There’s lots to try with Jamie Oliver’s recopies to get kids cooking. Or you can join a live kids’ cook-a-long with Theo Michaels on Monday, Wednesday & Friday @ 4pm.
- Myleene Klass has launched a music class for younger children with daily uploads to her YouTube channel Myleene’s Music Klass.
- Dame Darcey Bussell is behind DDMix for Schools and they have created some free resources for children at home whilst schools are closed.
- There are many at-home exercise videos online suitable for children so even if you cannot leave your house you can still be active, whether by doing Zumba or any dance-a-long videos. We use the GoNoodle website in school.
- Starting Monday 23rd March, Joe the BodyCoach will be hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on his YouTube channel. The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages. No equipment necessary, just tune into his YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout.