Please find below advice and information followed by fun activities for your child to access from home during this period of school closure.
The resources below have been recommended by the school staff. Not all resources will be suitable for all of our pupils so we have tried to categorise them so that you can pick out the ones that will be best for your child.
Inspiration to get creative but with a nod to styles of famous artists. You can find quizzes, craft activities, videos and art history, easy to find information and easy to use. Our first activity from here was to create Andy Warhol inspired selfies!
Get messy in the kitchen and get together to cook some tasty treats. Use items from your cupboard to make yummy iced biscuits, or add the ingredients to your shopping list and get the kids to cook tea (fajitas are a winner in our house!).
Has a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature there, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired.
Over the last few days, we’ve been keeping an eye out for resources and help for those now educating children at home; there is SO much available online, but here’s our small thread of useful things we’ve found so far.
It’s so much easier to engage children when the learning involves characters from stories they know and Harper Collins offers a wide range of free downloadable resources inspired by some of your favourite books.
From thousands of player reviews, we know that CUE successfully combines learning with fun, and brings family members together as they trade with each other and play head-to-head games. It covers topics from Climate Consequences to Paleontology, via Ancient Greece, Mathematics, Wonders of Construction and so much more. A code has been created especially for schools which gives children extra awesome educational cards in the game. Parents can enter this via Settings in the app: TOGETHER20
This ‘picture a day’ website has been great for creative writing each day offering different challenges from diary entries to sentence challenges. The kids also love sneaking a look at the next day’s picture.
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures. Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELP
Follow this link and login using these credentials – User Name: Student42760 Password: woodfields If you have any problems logging in please contact Matthew on firstname.lastname@example.org
Signalong is based on British Sign Language, using unaltered BSL signs wherever possible. The difference between Signalong and other sign-supported communication systems, apart from our much wider range of signs, is the way that they are presented. When the sign has been selected, a description is worked out. This follows a consistent method of handshape, orientation, placement and movement. Signalong is flexible and adaptable to suit your child by using key-word signing at their level and recording person specific signs in a way that they can be easily understood.
Chrome Music Lab has a variety of resources to help our young people experiment with different elements of music. This is a very visual and sensory resource. Anyone accessing this can use Song Maker, Rhythm, Spectrogram, Sound Waves, Voice Spinner, Melody Maker, Piano and Strings to make a combination of musical pieces.
CBBC Picture Maker is a fun resource, to give opportunities to our young people. This will encourage independence and individual choices using a range of different resources, to create unique art pieces. There is a choice of colours, tools and effects available.