Support during School ClosurePosted on: 20/03/2020
Home Schooling Tips/Ideas
Books for children, to support Mental Health and Wellbeing
An e-book about coping with worrries https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/jon-burgerman-everybody-worries-free-ebook/
An e-book about developing hope during lockdown https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Public Health England’s guidance for parents and carers provides advice and information on how to support your child's and your own mental health and wellbeing during the time of school closures.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
For information on how to support mental health and wellbeing during these challenging times, please visit the Anna Freud Children and Families website at https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus/
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.
Description: a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.
A reminder that Childline is also available to support children and young people, they can be contacted by the phone on 0800 1111
or online by visiting https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/
What if I’m worried about my child or another child?
If you’re finding it hard at home with your child and are struggling to cope, call Family Lives for free, confidential advice on 0808 800 2222.
If you’re worried about the safety of another child in our community, call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. Or call the police on 999 if you think a child is in immediate danger.
Staying safe online
Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
Visit the following website, for ideas and videos to keep children active whilst indoors https://imoves.com/the-imovement
Yoga and mindfulness ideas: https://www.cosmickids.com/
Videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc
10-minute activities based on Disney films: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups
Videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum: https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/
Visit the following websites for a range of educational games, ideas and activities you can use to support your child's learning:
All Subjects: Bitesize Daily has been developed by the BBC to provide new lessons every weekday for pupils in Year 1 to Year 10.
All Subjects: Oak National Academy was created by teachers from schools across England. This free resource provides the equivalent of three hours of lessons a day for primary school pupils.
All subjects: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub
All subjects: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn
All subjects: https://thenationalcurriculum.com/learning-at-home
English and maths: https://collins.co.uk/pages/support-learning-at-home
Coding (ICT): https://www.tynker.com
http://www.pobble365.com/ - this website has pictures that you can use as prompts for discussion and writing, it includes questions and ideas as you scroll down the page
A range of Apps that can be downloaded onto a compatible device to support pupils with Special Educational Needs:
Description: a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.
Description: a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.
Sensory App House Ltd
Description: a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.
Description: an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.
Visit the following websites to find a range of audio books children can listen to, remember it is important for children to continue reading daily:
Edinburgh and San Diego Zoos have live cams in their animal enclosures, follow the links below to see the animals:
Edinburgh - https://buff.ly/2wowoGR
San Diego - https://buff.ly/33kU3nG
Daily Newsletter: https://theday.co.uk/subscriptions/the-day-home