HOME LEARNING CENTRE
Subscription sites offering free access:
Below are some of the educational websites who are kindly offering free access during any School Closures. This is an option for those children and parents who wish to keep educating at home. These websites are not only educational but lots of fun and a good way to keep busy. These sites normally charge a lot of money and we appreciate their generosity allowing learning to continue during this time.
Twinkl (all areas, all ages) -
Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. We’re also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.
Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
White Rose (Specific maths, all areas, all ages)
White Rose maths is preparing packages for parents to use at home including video tutorials and access to premium content.
The first lot of resources will be released week beginning 16th March 2020
Purple Mash (all areas, all ages)
How Purple Mash can support home learning
- Unlimited pupil logins allows teachers to:
- Set work remotely
- Assess children’s work and provide feedback
- Cloud-based, Purple Mash can be accessed, anywhere, at anytime, on any device.
- Access to 1000s of cross-curricular resources.
- Fully mapped curriculum and schemes of work.
- Access anywhere, anytime, on any device.
- Over 100 books in the ever-growing library.
- Ability to adjust text size, background colour and font options
- https://www.purplemash.com/login/ (Log ins were sent home in exercise books)
Emile Education (all areas, all ages)
This is a multi-award winning app and online program that covers the UK national primary curriculum for numeracy and SPaG with some phonics thrown in. The content is suitable for 4-12 year olds.
It is has a smart system that determines the player’s ability (via a Rating Game) and then allows them to play games and compete at their own level.
Teachers can track progress and assign specific games or questions.
Emile makes use of the latest games-based learning approaches and engages students so that they answer thousands of questions.
Emile works seamlessly on mobiles, tablets, laptops and computers.
Other useful sites:
TTS Packs (all ages, all areas)
TTS are offering downloadbale packs for chidlren to work on online or print off if needed (see documents opposite)
Teach Starter (All areas, all ages all learning packs)
Classroom Secrets (All areas and learning packs)
Maths Shed (Maths, all ages)
Literacy Shed (English, all ages)
Active History (History, all ages)
Beeline Reader (Reading, all ages)
Big History Project (History, all ages)
Book Creator (Creative writing, all ages)
Classroom Secrets (all areas, all ages)
Conjuguemos (MFL, Juniors)
Duolingo (MFL, all ages)
Dyslexia Academy (Dyslexia support, all ages)
Everyday Earth (Geography, all ages)
Geopolaris (Geography, all ages)
Little Twisters (Yoga, all ages)
Mystery Science (Science, all ages)
Phet (Science, all ages)
Silly School Trips (Writing competition, 5-7 years)
Oxford Owls (all areas, all ages)
Please be extra vigilant when children are using devices and online content at home.
As the coronavirus epidemic continues, we are aware that many of you may be experiencing high levels of anxiety, confusion, and a sense of uncertainty.
The following resources may be helpful in supporting children and their families:
· MIND publication: https://www.mind.org.hk/wpcontent/uploads/2020/02/ResponseCoronavirusENG6.2.2020-.pdf
· A story written for young children to help explain the upcoming over-70s isolation – Cosy Time (see attached)
· A Newsround clip
· The Unicef website, in particular the section on how to talk to your child
· The YoungScot website
· The British Psychological Society website · https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about coronavirus. A suggested model for ideas for having discussions with children about coronavirus.
The following tips may be useful for people who are hoping to reduce their anxiety around coronavirus:
· Try reducing your exposure to media coverage of coronavirus, particularly if the information is likely to be misleading, inaccurate or sensationalising.
· Try restricting yourself to particular sources of key information (e.g. UK Government Response and NHS advice)
· Be mindful of what children might be overhearing on the news or from adults and other children, and let children know that they can talk to you about anything they might be worried about
· Try the BBC’s ‘Seven Techniques for Helping Kids Keep Calm’ Ideas for disseminating resources that might help children and familie