Learning at home during COVID19

There is lots of support available to families, parents and carers during COVID-19 to help educate and engage in activities with children at home.

Parents and carers have already started home schooling, using materials and online programmes set up by their child’s school to continue their learning.

For information, learning tools and activities for Children and Young People age 0-25yrs with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), please visit Sefton's Local Offer website www.seftondirectory.com/localoffer.

The following resources have been collated from a wide range of sources and includes information relevant to children across the early years and school age range.


For parents with children under 5 years old, see the Government’s Hungry Little Minds website  

BBC online learning database with links to resources such as BBC Bitesize

Ted Ed – Stay Curious

In response to Covid-19, TED have developed educational resources for students, teachers and parents. Check them out at the TED website

Twinkl

Twinkle have developed free home learning booklets from EYFS through to GCSE, you can download them from their website  

Discovery Education

Discovery Education have English, Maths & Science activities for KS1 & KS2 and also a section on coding. Access their resources here

Scholastic

Scholastic have provided 20 days of cross-curricular projects to work through at home. The correct grade will need to be selected to match the UK year group: PreK and Kindergarten = Reception and Year 1 9 - Grades 1 & 2 = Year 2 and 3

- Grades 3-5 = Years 4, 5 and 6

- Grades 6+ = Year 7 onwards

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Topmarks

Topmarks have a wide array of educational games covering all topics, to take part visit their website  

Toy Theater

Toy Theater have educational online games at their website  

Chatterpack

Check out this list of home education resources compiled by Chatterpack.  

Teachit Primary

Resources and games to print for English, Maths, Science and Foundation subjects. Sign up for an account is required to download the free resources from the Teachit Primary website

Teachit also have a range of resources for secondary school students. The website address is teachit + topic name e.g. English would be www.teachitenglish.co.uk

British Council

The British Council have useful resources for English language learning, which you can access here

Oxford Owl for Home

The Oxford Owl online learning resources have useful home learning resources for primary age children, visit

their website for more info 

Amazing educational resources

Super Teacher Worksheets

ELSA Support

Help Kidz Learn

 

 

 

 

A range of activities on writing features such as vocabulary, grammar and story writing can be accessed at the Top Marks website

Storyline Online

A catalogue of videos featuring celebrities reading children's stories, a great way for parents to let someone else do the work for a short while. Check it out at the Storyline website  

Unite for literacy

A US online library which provides free access to over 400 original picture books. Check out the Unite for Literacy website for more information.  

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is a ground breaking game that makes learning to read fun. Find out how you can enjoy this game with your own little charges by visiting their website

Phonics Play

Phonics games which follow the Letters and Sounds phonics programme. Pick the phase your child is currently on using the menu at the side.

Phonics Play is currently free for all users during the school closure period.

Go to the Phonics Play website and use the following login info to use it:

Username: march20

Password: home

White Rose Home Learning provide a regular daily learning routine will help your child to learn more effectively at home. White Rose recommend that you aim to cover just one 20-30 minute session each day. Check out the White Rose website for more info. 

CoolMath4Kids

Check out these fun, interactive games covering the four operations (+ - x ÷) and fractions at the CoolMath4Kids website

Pet Bingo

Pet Bingo is a fun app for practising the four operations as children get to earn pets and care for them. This app can be downloaded on iPhones and iPads here an on android devices here

Snappy Maths

Snappy Maths provide worksheets for quick mental arithmetic sessions, like doubles and halves, number bonds and times tables on their website 

Please click below for helpful information for Children/Young People and Parents/Carers if are Children/Young People are feeling anxious about Coronavirus  (Covid-19).

Covid-19, Child information

Share Facts Covid 19

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/helping-children-cope-with-stress-print.pdf?sfvrsn=f3a063ff_2

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/helping-children-cope-with-stress-print.pdf?sfvrsn=f3a063ff_2

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus

http://www.incredibleyears.com/parents-teachers/articles-for-parents/

Place2Be

Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing. Check it out at the Place2Be website  

Young Minds

Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing here

CoviBook

An interactive resource from Mind Heart, designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic. Visit their website for more info

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Mindful and relaxation exercises that parents can do with younger children to help with managing anxiety. Visit their YouTube channel to take part  

GoNoodle

Check out these videos designed to get your kids moving, find out more at the GoNoodle website


Last Updated on 02 April 2020

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