Online learning during school closure
See bottom of the page for the websites/resources of the week! Please let Mrs Hough know if you find any good resources and she will add them :)
Please view this video if you need support setting your child up on Google Classroom at home. This involves children from years 2-6 only.
If you have any issues please contact your child's class teacher.
Useful websites to support learning at home:
Please find attached a list of some of the websites offering free or trial periods of their resources. They have been broken down into different subjects but often websites do in fact cover the whole curriculum. None of these websites require payment to access so some of the obvious platforms haven’t been included. Some do require you to log in or create a free account to access.
Twinkl and the BBC have announced a partnership - please find these resources by clicking here.
Information to support discussions about the current COVID-19 and school closure period:
Parents are advised to explore the content below to support age appropriate discussions.
Southend EPS have collated some resources, including info on coronavirus and activity ideas for families who are self-isolating
Social stories/stories with visuals for Primary age children
A Carol Gray social story about corona virus at https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf?fbclid=IwAR23zxNlbEumpw4oKlM7Xy3VlKnA25b8Gi53N6YiFIeKB9Vx0LQypSPYzzg
Another nice visual story to explain to children: https://twitter.com/thelovelymaeve/status/1238399538878087169 or also available at https://www.thedadsnet.com/this-free-book-is-great-for-explaining-covid-19-coronavirus-to-your-children
For families of early years age children
including an activity guide https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3264-at-home-activity-guide
Link with parent-focused ideas from Special Needs Jungle about how to support children with anxiety around coronavirus, including an easy-read explanation for children and adults with learning difficulties:
Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus: Tips to help you manage anxiety, put news reports in perspective and maintain a positive outlook.
Websites and resources of the week
Week beginning Monday 23rd March 2020:
Quarantine with kids (please click here) - a website full of resources set up by a former Wendell Park teacher!
Tri-Borough Music Hub (please click here) - a list of Music resources which can be accessed from home
Amazon are offering free streaming of all childrens' books during school closure (please click here)
9am each morning, join Joe Wicks on his YouTube channel for 30 minutes of PE to start your day (please click here)
11am each morning, listen to one of David Walliams' 'World's Worst Children' stories (please click here)
Week beginning Monday 30th March 2020:
Mad Science experiments to do at home *there is a cost involved (please click here)
The Royal Institution free Science experiments to do at home (please click here)
Oxford Owl eLibrary (resources for reading from ages 3 to 11) (please click here)
British Film Institute BFI have released information about films available to stream at home (please click here)
* For adults - The National Theate will be streaming a play each Thursday at 7pm which will then be available for the subsequent seven days (please click here)