What can you do to support your child's learning at home?
School closures have unfortunately happened, for any parents worrying, this list was put together by the home ed community.
FREE online education resources.
A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators so you can support your child's learning at home
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
The following links/resources will also help pupils keep active and busy at home!
Jo Wicks - kids workout - YouTube
Just Dance - YouTube
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P.E days for 4M are Monday and Thursday, please ensure that your child has the correct P.E kit in school all week so they are able to fully take part.
Please can you ensure you read and sign the home school agreement in the front of your child's organiser. Your child's organiser should also be signed every week ready to be checked on Fridays.
It is very important to hear your child read on a regular basis, therefore the school asks that an adult hears each child read at least 3 times a week. Please make sure if you hear your child read you record it in their organiser as children will not be able to change their reading book unless an adult has heard them read.
Whilst reading with your child you could check their understanding further by asking key questions, such as:
Can you describe the setting?
Can you predict what might happen next?
What can you tell me about that character's personality?
Who was the main character in the book?
From the title/heading, you can predict that the text will be about?
Why do you think …..?
Why did …..?
How do you know that …..?
What might happen if …..?
What can you infer from the picture on the page?
Why do they …..?
How do you know?
Spellings will be given out every Friday.
Children will be given a spelling homework sheet to complete by the following Friday.
Children will be tested on their spellings the following Friday morning.
Why not try some of these fun activities to make spelling practice more fun?
Maths homework will be given out every Friday and is due in the following Friday.
Topic homework will be given out at the beginning of the half term, children are expected to select and complete three pieces from the ideas suggested. More details about this are included in the homework letters.