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  Links
National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx
Mencap – Easy Read guide to Coronavirus  https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf
Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
Wellbeing:  Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
Carers UK – Guidance for carers https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
Covibook – an 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:  https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Amaze – information pack for parents  https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/

Arts, Crafts and Making

The Artful Parenthttps://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ Good, free art activities.

The Imagination Treehttps://theimaginationtree.com/ Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Tinkercad https://www.tinkercad.com/ All kinds of making.

Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com/ Easy arts and crafts for little ones.

Lego 30 day Challengehttps://mk0freehomescho2g81n.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Lego30daychallenge.pdf Follow 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?

Reading

Oxford Owl for Homehttps://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age.

Bag Bookshttp://www.bagbooks.org/bookshop/diy Offer free multi-sensory stories with suggestions for props that can be easily found/made at home

Project Gutenberg – https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page 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. 

Widget Online (Audio Books) – http://www.widgetonline.com/offer All stories are free to stream to your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Use code WIDGET30.

Education Library Service – https://twitter.com/NorfolkELS/status/1243124442139709440?s=20 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 – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ David Walliams is reading from his collection of The World’s Worst Children stories each morning at 11am.

CBeebies Storytime – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories For 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 – https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/ some really nice resources for younger readers.  https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/fun-at-home-with-authors-and-illustrators/ 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. 

Educational Video’s

Ted Ed https://ed.ted.com/ All sorts of engaging educational videos

The Kids Should See Thishttps://thekidshouldseethis.com/ Wide range of cool educational videos.

Crash Course Kidshttps://thecrashcourse.com/ You Tube videos on many subjects.

Core Subjects

Mystery Sciencehttps://mysteryscience.com/ Free science lessons

Khan Acaedemyhttps://www.khanacademy.org/ Especially 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 Councilhttps://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find Resources for English language learning.

Prodigy Mathshttps://www.prodigygame.com/ Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Secondary & Sixth Form Age

Seneca https://www.senecalearning.com/ For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

FutureLearn http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ Free 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)

Openlearnhttps://www.open.edu/openlearn/ Free 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 Projecthttps://www.bighistoryproject.com/home Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

BBC Learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ This 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.

Communication

Signalong for Parents – http://www.signalong.org.uk/parents 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.

Upset by the Coronavirus News – http://www.widget.com/resources to access a symbol book relating to the Coronavirus.

All Other…

Nature Detectivehttps://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Duolingohttps://www.duolingo.com/ Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Physical Activities

49 Fun physical activities to do with kids aged 2-4 – https://activeforlife.com/49-fun-physical-activities-to-do-with-kids-aged-2-to-4/

15 Easy and Exciting Indoor Physical Education Ideas – https://thedeliberatemom.com/indoor-physical-education-ideas/

Gemma Carey Yogahttps://www.facebook.com/GemmaCareyYoga/ For anyone wishing to practice Yoga, Mindfulness and tips on how to manage anxiety.

P.E with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro Every morning at 9am, Joe will be streaming live workouts on Youtube for you and the family to keep active!

P.E and Wellbeing Sessions https://www.premier-education.com/stay-active/ Support your children’s health and wellbeing at home with FREE and easy activities.

Just Dance – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=just+dance Many dance hits to sing along and dance to!!

Super Movers – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers Fun curriculum linked resources to get your children moving while they learn!

Computing/Programming

Blockly https://blockly.games/ Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratchhttps://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ Creative computer programming.

Educational Games

Toy Theaterhttps://toytheater.com/ Educational online games.

National Geographic Kidshttps://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Geography Gameshttps://world-geography-games.com/world.html Geography gaming!

HelpKidzLearn –https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/updates/school-closure.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=covid&utm_content=hklfreeresources&utm_source=Inclusive+Technology+%26+HelpKidzLearn&utm_campaign=3506fb6575-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_25_02_43_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_27aa929edc-3506fb6575-15456227&mc_cid=3506fb6575&mc_eid=18f159e2aa

Cue Cards – https://apps.apple.com/GB/app/id1484798863?mt=8 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
 

Premier League Primary Stars (Home learning – Football fun activity pack) https://plprimarystars.com/resources/football-fun-activity-pack?utm_campaign=1869264_REMAIL%3A%20homelearning_19.03.20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=edcoms&dm_i=3VTU,142C0,3K3DZU,3WORB,1 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) https://plprimarystars.com/for-families/play-game?utm_campaign=1869264_REMAIL%3A%20homelearning_19.03.20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=edcoms&dm_i=3VTU,142C0,3K3DZU,3WORB,1 Try our great new game featuring Premier League footballers. Rise through the levels to prove your skills as a spelling and maths superstar.
 

Challenges, Awards & Quizzes

Paw Print Badgeshttps://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk/ Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Blue Peter Badgeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

Crest Awardshttps://www.crestawards.org/ Science awards you can complete from home.

100 Challenge ideas for home learnershttps://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/100-challenge-ideas-for-home-learners/

Government Activity Passport https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/772070/My_Activity_Passport.pdf

DK Find Outhttps://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac Activities and quizzes.

iDEA Awardshttps://idea.org.uk/ Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

EYFS & Primary Age

Twinkl – 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

Espressohttp://links.discoveryeducation.co.uk/ctt?kn=5&ms=NDIwNDQyNDkS1&r=NzIzNjU5MzE4NDcS1&b=0&j=MTcyMTYxMjI5NQS2&mt=1&rt=0 Follow 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 Learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ This 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 Radiohttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities for the younger ones.

Virtual Tours

British Museum – https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Natural History Museum – https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/the-natural-history-museum-hintze-hall/yQHjHCmSOMKyhQ?sv_lng=-0.1762903879874216&sv_lat=51.49616592945689&sv_h=271.45740400702675&sv_p=51.37948071838895&sv_pid=DEltO_m4LHeilnRUjvXiaQ&sv_z=2.273225262631602

RAF Museum – https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/things-to-see-and-do/virtual-tours.aspx