This page is designed to give parents ideas to continue learning activities if their child needs to be absent from school for a period of time.
Useful websites – in addition to the activities below, these website links will further support you in helping your child to keep up with school activities.
Using digital devices – online safety
We strongly advise that parents supervise their young children on any online learning activity or game. Also, please set age-appropriate parental controls on any devices young children are using and supervise their use of websites and apps. See advice on keeping them safe online.
General websites to support with learning
Oak National Academy: (this might be useful if you need ‘teaching’ ideas but we don’t expect you to follow their daily schedule)
Phonics & Reading
Free online Oxford Owl Books (reading books)
EPIC Learning to read APP (US version) – free The UK version has a charge
Letters and Sounds (Phonics)
Letters and Sounds: for home and school – online phonics lessons that follow phases 2 to 5 of the Letters and Sounds programme. Available from Monday 27 April
Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Character Education
Maths & Science
PE & Fitness
Young children should be active for at least 3 hours a day in total.
It is also good to get some fresh air every day. If you do not have a garden and are taking children outside to exercise, make sure you follow the rules on social distancing.
While inside, there are plenty of things you can do to keep children active, such as:
- playing hide-and-seek
- seeing who can do the most star jumps
- making an obstacle course
- playing music and having a dance-off
Please remember to use the email address sent to you if your child currently has additional needs.
We thought you all might appreciate access to some resources which have been created by the government to support SEND pupils and parents. It is being added to weekly so do keep checking for new videos/uploads.
The sessions are generally a pre-recorded video lesson to guide parents through a range of activities linked to different areas. It’s probably a good idea to watch the video the night/day before so that you can prepare any resources needed. The video will usually give an indication of the targeted age range within the first minute or so.
Road Safety Ideas (as the children would normally be having road safety lessons in the summer terms)
ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION FREE WEB RESOURCES
THINK! Road Safety Education Resources https://www.think.gov.uk/education-resources
Greenacre-Sports-Partnership-Activity-Booklet (1) (Physical Activity Challenge Cards)
The site below might be useful for younger children or if your child has a Speech & Language programme:
TERM 4 – Helping Hands Theme
TERM 5 – Super Seas Theme
EYFS additional activities
EYFS School Closure Challenge Cards (suitable for Nursery or Reception children)