Other Useful Links

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.

Talking to your child about Coronavirus

National Autistic SocietyGuidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff
MencapEasy read guide to Coronavirus
Place2BeGuide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family
Wellbeing: Young MindsTalking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family
Carers UKGuidance for carers
CovibookAn interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic
AmazeInformation pack for parents

Arts, Crafts and Making

The Artful ParentGood, free art activities.
The Imagination Tree Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
TinkercadAll kinds of making.
Red Ted ArtEasy arts and crafts for little ones.
Lego 30 day ChallengeFollow the instructions for each day. The only rule is to have fun and use your imagination! Why not take some photos to share with friends when we are back at school?
Tate KidsInspiration 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!
BBC Good Food for KidsGet 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!).

Physical Activities

49 Fun physical activities to do with kids aged 2-4
15 Easy and Exciting Indoor Physical Education Ideas
Gemma Carey Yoga For anyone wishing to practice Yoga, Mindfulness and tips on how to manage anxiety.
P.E with Joe Wicks Every morning at 9am, Joe will be streaming live workouts on Youtube for you and the family to keep active!
P.E and Wellbeing SessionsSupport your children’s health and wellbeing at home with FREE and easy activities.
Just DanceMany dance hits to sing along and dance to!!
Super MoversFun curriculum linked resources to get your children moving while they learn!
BumbleBeeVideos of adapted PE for people with physical difficulties, including exercises with standing, seated and lying versions to choose between.

Reading

Oxford Owl for HomeLots of free resources for Primary age.
Bag BooksOffer free multi-sensory stories with suggestions for props that can be easily found/made at home
Project GutenbergHas 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. 
Widget Online (Audio Books)All stories are free to stream to your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Use code WIDGET30.
Education Library Service 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.
David Walliams David Walliams is reading from his collection of The World’s Worst Children stories each morning at 11am.
CBeebies StorytimeFor younger students Cbeebies have a really good ‘Story Time’ app. What’s nice is that you can choose to either read the story yourself or have it read to you!
Book Trust some really nice resources for younger readers. Is a good run down of links that have been made available by other authors, illustrators and publishers. More of a resource for adults to find what would be suitable for their child as not all would be applicable. 

Harper CollinsIt’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.
Coronavirus-A book for childrenAimed at children 5-11.

Computing/Programming

BlocklyLearn computer programming skills – fun and free.
ScratchCreative computer programming.

Educational Games

Toy TheaterEducational online games.
National Geographic KidsActivities and quizzes for younger kids.
Geography GamesGeography gaming!
HelpKidzLearn
Cue CardsFrom 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
Premier League Primary Stars (Home learning- Football fun activity pack)In this pack, there are fun activity sheets  – for 5-7s and 7-11s which include spelling puzzles, fact-finding and sum-solving. 
Premier League Primary Stars (Solve, Shoot, Score)Try our great new game featuring Premier League footballers. Rise through the levels to prove your skills as a spelling and maths superstar. 
Pobble 365This ‘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.

Core Subjects

Mystery ScienceFree science lessons
Khan AcaedemyEspecially 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.
British CouncilResources for English language learning.
Prodigy MathsIs in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Challenges, Awards & Quizzes

Paw Print Badges Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Blue Peter BadgesIf you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
Crest AwardsScience awards you can complete from home.
100 Challenge ideas for home learners
Government Activity Passport
DK Find OutActivities and quizzes.
iDEA AwardsDigital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Secondary & Sixth Form Age

SenecaFor those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
FutureLearnFree 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)
OpenLearnFree 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.
Big History ProjectAimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
BBC LearningThis 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.

EYFS & Primary Age

TwinklThis 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
EspressoFollow this link and login using these credentials – User Name: Student42760 Password: woodfields
If you have any problems logging in please contact Matthew on manager@sheringhamwoodfields.norfolk.sch.uk
BBC LearningThis 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.
Cbeebies RadioListening activities for the younger ones.

Communication

Singalong for ParentsSignalong 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.
Upset by the Coronavirus Newsto access a symbol book relating to the Coronavirus.
TacPacdownload TACPAC set 5 for free to use at home for the next  3 months.

Virtual Tours

British Museum
Natural History Museum
RAF Museum

All Other…

Nature DetectiveA lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
DuolingoLearn languages for free. Web or app.
SoundaboutFun, interactive music sessions for people of all ages with PMLD and SLD. Tuesday and Saturday 2pm Soundabout Live!