In response to possible schools closure and the need for home learning we have gathered here a selection of information and links to support learning across all the key stages.
Below is a link to an online book that has been designed to explain the Coronavirus to children. It is something that you need to look at and make your own decision about whether to share with your child(ren). We will not be sharing this in school as we feel it is up to parents to decide if they want to share.
It is very child friendly in format and as is available in a number languages. Google Chrome will convert into any other language not included. It has been very helpfully shared by one of our parents who is a doctor.
These are our Curriculum themes for each year group. Please click the picture for a larger, printable version.
One trusted source of learning resources is currently available FREE. Follow the link and match activities to year group themes.
Learning Projects for Parents
Created by The Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust.
Please pick projects and click on the activities that match your own child’s learning.
BBC Bitesize Links
Maths video link: Video – Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica
Maths Web link: Game – Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica
English KS2 video link: Video: Crystal Explorers
English KS2 Web Link: Game: Crystal Explorers
English KS1 Video Link: Video: Karate Cats
English KS1 Web link: Game: Karate Cats
Links to Learning about The Easter Story:
Videos to watch – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/Easter-Videos
Strange Stories about Easter from around the world: Easter stories from around the world
Animation & activities: www.topmarks.co.uk/Easter
Earwig Lite is now available for free to everyone wishing to manage education during the Corona Crisis.
Earwig is an app that enables teachers to upload and store multimedia evidence of teaching, assess against this evidence using any or multiple curriculums and create automatic tracking, benchmarking and reporting. Parents can be given access to upload work and teachers can communicate safely with the pupil and parent through the app. email@example.com
2 Simple – Free Access
With the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) now affecting some educational institutions around the world, it is possible that your school may need to close temporarily and we at 2Simple are offering free access to both Purple Mash and Serial Mash for the duration of your closure.
White Rose Maths
White Rose Maths have been busy planning some free packages for schools if they have to close. They include video tutorials ad access to their premium content. https://whiterosemaths.com/
Amazon Audible – Free access for children
For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Our guide will give you insights into how educators around the world are approaching school closures.
Thousands of teachers worldwide are currently sharing snippets of their experiences via social media or their blogs. We’ve compiled, curated, and built on some common themes and ideas to create this extensive guide
To run alongside the work you are sending home for the children, a few of our presenters here at Instilling Inspiration have teamed up (from home of course) to make a mini daily video with an activity related to one of our school workshop brands each day.
The idea is that, even though we can’t visit the children at school, we can still instil some inspiration with the children at their homes. We want to contribute at helping keep all of the young ones motivated with some nice simple activities they can do with their family throughout this period!
We are aiming to put up a video for one of our brands each day, starting this afternoon as part of an “Inspire at Home” series (a little more exciting than the ‘stay at home’ we keep hearing on the news!). The videos related to these brands:
- Fit4Kids (fit4kids.co.uk) – Health and Fitness: Theme: “Doing your Fit”
- Professor Bubbleworks (professorbubbleworks.co.uk) – Science and STEM: Theme “Science Fun in the home”
- Mindful Minis (mindful-minis.co.uk) – Mindfulness and Mental Health – “Mindful Minutes at Home”
- BrainBusters (brainbusters.co.uk) – Maths Fun and Puzzles – “Riddle of the Day”
We have been wiping the dust off our YouTube channel today and will be kickstarting this afternoon with our first video related to Fit4Kids – simply search “Instilling Inspiration” on YouTube, or click here: Instilling Inspiration – YouTube Channel
To help ensure as many teachers, parents (and most importantly children!) have a chance to see the videos and get involved with the activities; please can you share this with parents, colleagues, and friends and let them know to keep an eye on our channel each school day for a different themed mini activity.
We have also created an Inspire-at-Home Just Giving Page and will add a link to it on each video description – we feel this would be a great opportunity to raise money for The Children’s Society charity, which helps vulnerable young people and makes sure no child feels alone through their various different outreach programs they organise with their volunteers.
It would be fantastic to get as many children inspired during this period! We hope you all enjoy our videos.