remote AND BLENDED learning
Our guide to learning online and resources that can help you
Even though we cannot be with you right now, we are here and will keep this web page updated with learning you can do from home
Every child was sent home with a personalised learning pack in anticipation for a school closure. We hope you have found this pack useful.
We understand that some families may need help with resources they can access at home for learning, therefore if you require hard copies then please let a member of the team know and we will arrange this for you.
In addition, we have created this comprehensive list below of online lessons that are available.
To start here are 25 non-screen activities that you can do at home:
Talking to your child about the Corona Virus
This resource is particularly useful for children who find processing information tricky, or who might be feeling anxious after hearing things in the news.
Interactive Literacy Programme with Pie Corbett (KS2)
Time:9.30 for live podcast stream
Where: Join English whizz Pie Corbett for an interactive podcast chatting to authors and poets
Notes: A hour long programme that will get children more passionate about English by equipping them with the tools and knowledge to develop their writing. You can access the podcast on Soundcloud if you miss it.
Super Sentence Stackers with Jane Considine (KS1-KS2)
Time:9.45 for live streams
Where: Join English teacher Jane Considine on Youtube for live English lessons on reading, writing for kids of all ages. Even parents are encouraged to join in on the fun!
Notes: Lessons are no longer than 20 minutes and students are encouraged to come equipped with no more than a pen/pencil and paper. Children will complete a writing session using the stimuli provided, and can even send their work in with the chance of having it featured on the channel.
English with Holly Live (KS2)
Time: 11:00 for live stream
Where: Join Holly for a free, interactive English lesson covering a wide range of topics. Watch through the lesson on the English with Holly Facebook page.
Notes: Using these daily videos, Holly hosts some interactive lessons covering all aspects of the English curriculum.
Reading and listening to stories online
Elevenses with the world of David Walliams (KS1-KS2)
Time:1!:00 for live streams
Where: Join David Walliams on his website to hear the author read extracts from his stories.
Notes: This is a great opportunity for children to hear stories from a renowned children’s author.
What: Audible is offering free streaming on some children’s books to keep kids entertained while they’re inside. EYFS can enjoy Winnie the Pooh stories, Dr. Seuss and bedtime songs, whilst KS1-2 can choose from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, White Fang, Anne of Green Gables, and Audible exclusives like Diary of a Sixth Grade Ninja.
Oxford Owl (ETFS/KS2)
What: Oxford Owl are offering free E-books for children of all ages to access. This is a fantastic resources for families to take advantage of.
What: Watch as some of your favourite celebrities such as Oprah read some of the world’s most famous children’s books. Can be enjoyed by the whole family!
Mystery Stories (KS2)
Time: 10:30 for live streams
Where: Join LitFilmFest for some fantastic writing videos on their Youtube Channel
Notes: Join LitFilmFest for some collaborative videos on writing, each video encourages children to take up a new writing challenge which they go through during the lesson.
Listening to stories online
David Walliams is releasing a story a day online - just click his book above.
Open culture - http://www.openculture.com/free_k-12_educational_resources
Tumble Book Library - https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Home.aspx?categoryID=77
Oxford Owl E-book Library - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/find-a-book/library-page?type=book&view=&query=Biff
- Big Picture Sample Lesson Deadmans Cove.pptx
- Clarifying Sample Lesson DK Find Out.pptx
- Combining Strategies Beast of Ballyloch.pptx
- Evaluating Lesson Yellow Cake.pptx
- Inference Lesson Deadmans Cove.pptx
- Inference Sample Lesson Tilly Mint.pptx
- Making Connections Lesson Steam Train.pptx
- Parent Introduction.pptx
- Question Types Posters
- Questioning Sample Lesson Mirrors.pptx
- Sample Lesson The Explorer.pptx
- Sample Questions
- Strategies to teach active reading
- Strategy Text for Clarifying.pptx
- Strategy Text for Combining.pptx
- Strategy Text for Evaluating.pptx
- Strategy Text for Making Connections.pptx
- Strategy Text for Questioning.pptx
- Strategy Texts for Inference.pptx
- The Explorer Inference.pptx
- Phonics Play - [please use code march20] https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc Phonics (EFYS/KS1)
Session 1: 9.30am Set 1 Speed Sounds
Session 2: 10am Set 2 Speed Sounds
Session 3: 10.30am Set 3 Speed Sounds
Where: RWI will be streaming three short, speed sound lessons for children to watch at home every week day on their Youtube channel.
Notes: Each lesson is 10 minutes long and available for 24 hours. Repeats of lessons streamed up until Friday 3rd April will be streamed throughout the Easter break (excluding Bank holidays)
Mathematics Learning online
Maths with Carol Vorderman (KS1/KS2)
Where: There are free short videos, exercises and games linked to the National Curriculum at The Maths Factor hosted by mathematician Carol Vordeman.
Notes: Maths Factor is free for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period.
Maths with Gareth Metcalfe (KS1/KS2)
Time: 9:00 for live stream
Where: Join Maths whizz Gareth for daily lessons aimed at KS2 on Youtube.
Notes: Each video will help children to build the skills needed for the main task. Then children will complete the main task – a challenge or short series of questions – working individually or with adult support.
Science with Maddie Moate
Time: 11:00 for live stream
Where: Join CBeebies presenter Maddie for some science based fun on her Youtube channel.
Notes: Each week Maddie puts her science knowledge to the test and focuses on a different theme, with the daily videos for that week focusing on the chosen theme e.g The body. Watch as she teaches kids how to conduct experiments during this time, all while learning about Science.
Dr Chip’s Daily Dose of Science, Engineering and Computing (KS1-KS2)
Time: 10:00 for live stream
Where: Join Dr Chipindall from 10am on his blog for his computing, science or engineering lessons and activities.
Notes: Dr Chip has different activities for each day. If you think you will be interested in joining him have a look ahead and gather the resources you will need.
Ben Fogle's adventure class (KS1/KS2)
Time: 4:00 for live stream
Where: Join Ben Fogle on Instagram Live for lessons about the planet.
Notes: His latest lesson was all about the ocean, focusing on the Atlantic Row and covering the great sailors and the Vendee Globe.
P.E with Joe (EYFS/KS2)
Time: 9.00-9.30 for live streams
Where: Join Joe for his live stream on his YouTube channel, The Body Coach TV
Notes: A half-an-hour workout designed to get children moving, feeling energised, positive and optimistic. In case you miss the live stream, you can access the videos after on Joe’s YouTube channel.
Myleene's Music Class (KS1/KS2)
When: Monday & Friday
Time: 10:00 for live stream
Where: Join Myleene Klass on her Youtube or Instagram
Notes: She is teaching the music without instruments as she does not want to confuse anyone with the techniques they have learnt from their tutors.
Mini Lingos (KS2)
When: Every Tuesday
Time: 10:30 for live streams
Where: Join Mini Lingos for some fantastic writing videos on their Facebook page.
Notes: A fun class for the little ones that give them the chance to learn a new language during this time using music and fun activities. Catch up on lessons using their Facebook page.
Body Beats (KS1/KS2)
Time: 11:00 for live streams
Where: Watch as choreographer Ollie Tunmer delivers a body percussion session on his Youtube Channel.
Notes: A series of energising videos that will definitely keep the kids engaged as they use their body to make beats. This one can be enjoyed by all the family for some musical fun.
Dance class with Oti Mabuse (KS1/KS2)
Time: 11.30 for live stream
Where: Join Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti for a dance class on her Youtube channel
Notes: A 45 hour long programme that is high impact and great to keep the whole families heart pumping. Dance videos are extremely fun and kids will likely enjoy her routines on Frozen, High School Musical and more…
British Sign Language (KS1/KS2)
Time:1:00 for live streams
Where: Learn a fantastic new skill with CBBC’s Natasha Lamb on her Youtube channel.
Notes: In these twenty minute lessons, Natasha teaches children and parents (if you want) an extremely valuable life skill that will equip you with the ability to communicate with those hearing impaired. All lessons can be accessed on her Youtube channel.
Doodles with Mo Williams (KS1/KS2)
Time:5:00 for live streams
Where: Have some creative fun with Kennedy Centre’s artist in residence Mo Willems on their Youtube channel.
Notes: A half-n-hour art class where children can doodle and learn how to draw using basic supplies.
There are also some great websites offering resources for parents to access during this time.
The below are a round-up of websites offering assistance to parents for home learning.
What: Sumdog is a maths and spelling practice tool that pupils just love to spend time on. It uses game-based learning to build fluency and is mapped to the National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2.
Cosmic Kids Yoga (EYFS/KS2)
What: Cosmic Kids Yoga are offering videos to aid children’s mental health and well-being during this time. Children follow a trainer who will go over a Yoga routine with them.
Google Arts and Culture (EYFS/KS2)
What: Google have teamed up with some of the biggest museums and art galleries worldwide to allow us to go on virtual tours of them, meaning we can now visit them from the comfort of our own homes!
Rosetta Stone (KS2)
What: Longstanding language learning platform Rosetta Stone is offering more than three months of free language learning to all students worldwide. Rosetta Stone has more than 20 languages to choose from.
National GeographicNational Geographic for children - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Live webcams for animals
Click on the links below to see the live webcams at the Zoo. There are a variety of different animals.
Art, architecture and cultureThe Metropolitan Museum of Art has a range of videos showing 360 degree views of the buildings, set to relaxing music:
Online Exhibitions at the Guggenheim:
British Museum Collection Online:
British Museum Virtual Tour of Prints and Drawings:
British Museum School Reosurces:
Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China:
Google Arts and Culture has views from the top of the Eiffel Tour, the International Space Station, amongst others:
The Metropolitan Opera is offering live streams at 7:30pm every evening to watch online.
Learn a new language
Please find games suitable for the children to play by age category and subject:
For access to all subjects for all ages
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