Below there are a range of great resources/ideas which you might find useful at home.
SEND Parents Toolkit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9v382
Oak National Academy
The Oak National Academy are also producing daily lessons. These are also really popular and worth checking out.
Letters and Sounds
Letter to parents and carers-about-online-phonics-lessons
Letters and sounds are now producing daily lessons to enable your child to keep up with their phonics learning.
Well Being Pack: A pack to support children who are finding the current situation difficult and stressful: Well Being Pack
Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus: A book to support children who are finding the current situation difficult and stressful: https://nursedottybooks.com/dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-coronavirus-2/?fbclid=IwAR0GJWelbMTBS0hp7YwBPRpakezVsofkStTbTrUxeeVhlgI-wVOBFCX1GOQ
Coronavirus: A Book for Children – A great book to help children understand the current situation: https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INSwith-cover.pdf
JU:MP – At Wellington Primary we recognise the importance of being active. Being active helps us to be happy, healthy and sleep better! At this moment in time, keeping you and your children happy and healthy has never been more important. JU:MP will be regularly sharing ideas as to how you can be active at home with your children. These will be shared by email or text message. If you would like to receive these ideas, please leave your details on the JU:MP website by clicking here: www.joinusmoveplay.org/join-us
You can also follow JU:MP on Facebook – follow JoinUsMovePlay. Let’s keep moving, let’s keep playing!
Useful websites/resources – General
BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Bricks4Kidz – www.facebook.com/b4kcalderdale – From Monday 23rd March, this page will be offering LEGO brick building challenges 3 times per week. Grown-ups will be able to encourage their builders to create a model at home and then have an image of the build uploaded. There will also be a competition – or competitions – shared on this page.
British Museum – https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum – Take a tour of the British Museum.
Curious George (PBS Kids) – https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/ – Lots of activities suitable for Nursery, Reception and KS1.
David Walliams – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ – David Walliams is releasing a free audiobook every day at 11am – would be lovely for some of the children to listen to!
Emile – https://www.emile-education.com/schools-corona-virus/ – You can apply for a free trial to use this personalised learning program.
Families Together – https://www.facebook.com/groups/kickoutcovidcolin/ – This group is live and is being used for the sharing of opportunities – online and in the family home/garden – to keep families with children occupied during the pandemic restrictions. The content will be family-friendly and intended to promote, where possible, educational activities and stimulus for children to help to keep them engaged.
ICT Games – https://www.ictgames.com/ – Plenty of free games for the children to play.
Kids Activities – https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/ – This site gives you a list of all the educational companies that are offering free subscriptions at this time.
LCF – LCF is making available its online resources for Primary FREE for the next 3 months. Simply use the master promo code LCF2020sch to create a single user login at Babelzone (French/Spanish) Englishzone (games/Phonics) or MathsZone for any pupil or teacher. Links to all these sites are on our homepage www.lcfclubs.com
Life Caravan – https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/harolds-daily-diary – Follow Harold and his daily diary.
Memrise – https://www.memrise.com/ – An opportunity to learn a new language.
Muddy Puddle Teacher – https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk/become-a-muddy-puddle-teacher/ – Lots of resources available for a range of years and subjects.
National Gallery – www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours – Take a tour of the National Gallery.
National Geographic – https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ – A great site for learning all about the world.
National Education Union – https://coronavirusandschools.org.uk/resources/ – Some great learning ideas here and particularly like the ‘Adventures in Learning’ packs.
Scouts – https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/ – The Scouts have listed a vast range of ideas for indoor learning.
Scratch – https://scratch.mit.edu/ – Create stories, games and animations.
Seterra Geography – https://online.seterra.com/en – A large number of quizzes to help you become a geography expert.
Sports UK – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1P-cqiqDJ2GYpg5FmetQAx3yS4CGOZsAu?usp=sharing – Sports UK have put all their resources into one location for parents and children to use at home.
Time Machine – Time Machine Project
The Kid Should See This – https://thekidshouldseethis.com/ – A wide range of cool educational videos
Twinkl – To support families during this period, Twinkl is being made available to every parent and carer in school so our pupils can still have access to high-quality learning. Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Virtual Tours and Trips – 60-Virtual-Tours-and-Trips – As we can’t get out this Easter, why not check out some of these virtual tours and trips?
Woodlands Junior – www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ – This is a really useful site. It also has a number of past papers on.
Woodland Trust – http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/ – A range of activities that inspire outdoor learning, many of which can be done in the back garden.
Useful websites/resources for English
Animal Magic English Project – Go wild and have a go at creating your own animal park.
www.bl.uk/childrens-books – Resources from the British Library
www.carylhart.com – This site contains a list of author/illustrator resources.
Handwriting Policy Wellington – Useful for any handwriting practise you might wish to do.
www.uk.ixl.com/ – Lots of questions relating to English
KS2 Reading Activities – Lots of activities linked to the books that you are reading.
KS2 Writing A Book Report – Have a go at writing a report on the book that you have just read.
KS2 Writing Activity Ideas – Some ideas to inspire you with your writing.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ – Children can currently access this site with no need to subscribe.
www.thereadingrealm.co.uk – A free 45 page learning pack based on traditional fairy tales.
https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html – A number of classic children’s books to read and listen to.
www.scholastic.com/learnathome – Day to day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.
www.spellingshed.com – Your child has a username and password for this resource.
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ – A super resource.
The Island English Project – Let your imagination and creative juices flow with this project.
Y5 and Y6 Fronted Adverbials – Always good to be practising the use of those fronted adverbials.
Useful websites/resources for Mathematics
http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning – Great news. White Rose are providing daily lessons for all year groups for you to use at home with your children.
https://www.calculators.org/games/ – Some great online maths games can be found on this site.
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ – Loads of questions and activities to practise maths skills
https://dig1t.com/game-resources/ – A number of free resources for Year 1 upwards.
www.interactive-resources.co.uk – Lots of fantastic maths games. Username: Wellybobs Password: Wellybobs
KS2 25 Maths Problems – 25 maths problems aimed at children in Key Stage 2.
www.mathsframe.co.uk/ – A large number of online resources and worksheets.
www.mathplayground.com/ – Loads of interactive games.
https://myminimaths.co.uk/ – Highly recommend this site. Lots of questions aimed at KS2 and a resource we use a lot in school.
www.uk.ixl.com/ – Lots of questions relating to maths
www.sumdog.com – Your child has a username and password for this resource.
Times Table Treasure Quest – This looks like it might be worth checking out.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – Great for mental maths.
www.ttrockstars.com – Your child has a username and password for this resource.
Wellington Calculations Policy 2018 – Our calculations policy will help you to practise and improve your child’s use of all four operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Useful resources for parents of SEND children during lockdown
BBC Parents Toolkit: SEND – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9v382
Resources for supporting children and young people with SEND: https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/news/19205-resources-for-supporting-children-and-young-people-with-send
Bradford Physical and Medical Team Resources: https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/content/physical-and-medical-team
http://www.senassist.com/index.html A website with free resources to print and use at home. They are designed to reduce anxieties and associated behaviours and support learning.
https://www.autism.org.uk/ The Autism Society is the UK’s largest provider of specialist autism services. As well as support and resources, they all lead a parents support forum in their community section.
https://www.lifeskillschallenge.org.uk/ This website provides challenges from tidying a room or area to understanding money. The challenges are 10 minutes long and are a great way to recognise and rewards small steps of achievement.
https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/resources/resources/resources-for-parents/ ‘Good communication is the gateway to learning, academic achievement and success at work’ and this website supports children with speech and language needs brilliantly. These resources are for parents and encourage the listening, understanding, interaction and play of their children.
https://greatmindstogether.co.uk/homeschool-timetables A lot of our learners struggle when their routine is changed but a visual timetable can often help. This website gives a list of suggested visual timetables to help organise your week whilst homeschooling. Underneath each timetable is a list of resources and downloads you can use for your ‘lessons’. There are also lots of other downloads and resources which are completely free to use on our ‘Resources & Downloads’ page. (If you would prefer to create your own timetable, we have a blank visual timetable available on our downloads page too!)
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page This website is not specific to Special Needs learners but is well worth a visit as it allows children to access reading books on a tablet or computer for free!