Please find below a number of general learning resources that you may find helpful at this time to use with your child at home. After the Easter break, the school website will be updated with additional learning ideas each week. Please also refer to the school’s long term curriculum plans which can be found under the curriculum tab:
Oxford Owl e-books: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/#
Oxford Owl literacy: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/school-closure-resources/
Plazoom’s free learning packs: https://www.plazoom.com/collections/home-learning
Twinkl parents’ hub: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents Use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to get free access
Hamilton Trust free learning packs on different topics: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/about-hamilton/use-for-free/
Phonics Play are offering free access to activities: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#
Think U Know for keeping safe online: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
The Body Coach PE lessons: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos
NHS Keep Active: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/sports-and-activities
Please also remember that you can complete more than one activity from the Easter holiday homework.
Finally, please see the attached information received from Hounslow with a wide range of resources including some to help you talk to your child about COVID-19 and to deal with anxiety.
Things to do
The BBC has begun to broadcast daily lessons in a range of subjects for all Key Stage 1 and Key Stage pupils. The home schooling lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts. They feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.
These can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
The Government has published a list of suggested providers of online learning. Please find this at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education
The Government has also updated its advice for parents and carers: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/supporting-your-childrens-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19
Libraries connected have activities that you can connect with, some book related and others more practical including some lego clubs. Please check the links: https://www.librariesconnected.org.uk/page/librariesfromhome
CEOPS have released new online safety home learning packs : https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/ (Lucy could this also be added next to their information on the online safety and Advice for Parents pages too please)
Alison, please can you send the following items out to parents and Lucy can you also add to the news page the following messages:
Hounslow Promise and HEP project to provide laptops to families in need - connectingkids@home
The Hounslow’s Promise local education charity is working with local schools and HEP to help provide computers or laptops to local school pupils who are needing to study at home but don’t have access to a computer or the internet.
If you have an old laptop at home and could donate this, then please take a look at the attached document which has details of who to contact and what to do with the laptop before handing it over. These will be very gratefully received!
(Then there is the attachment to add please Lucy and Alison)
Free magazines for all teachers, parents, carers and pupils
Hounslow Education Partnership in partnership with Readly, the UK's premium online magazine app, is offering all teachers, parents, carers and pupils free unlimited access for 2 months as a thank you for all your hard work and support over the recent weeks. Simply register your email address to get the offer, download the app and help yourself to 1000's of the UK best magazines. The offer closes on the 10th May. The app offers:
- No credit card details, just an email address to register
- Parental controls
- Unlimited reading
- Family membership (up to 5 people can read)
- Read online or offline
- Read across phone, tablet, desktop
Use this link to register https://gb.readly.com/hep by 10th May
The Charlie Waller Trust are incredibly excited to announce that our Patron and friend of the Waller family Alexander Armstrong will host a Virtual Quiz live on YouTube on Tuesday 21st April at 7.30pm in support of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust!
It will be a family friendly quiz with a variety of topics, hosted by the brilliant presenter of Pointless. It’s free to play, and it will be live on our YouTube channel. We'd like to reach more people with our work so please spread the word amongst your friends and loved ones! If players would like to make a donation to CWMT after the quiz, we would of course be enormously grateful.
We’ve set up a Facebook event where you can register your interest.
For those not on Facebook, we’ve shared details on our website as well: https://www.cwmt.org.uk/
We hope to see you there!
The CWMT Team
Health and Wellbeing
Our school caterer, Chartwells, has been working on a project - The Super Yummy Kitchen, which has launched on YouTube: Super Yummy, Simply Delicious snacks
They have created cook along videos aimed at school children to help entertain by enabling them to create yummy, healthy snacks made from store cupboard ingredients. Nutritional messages will feature throughout the videos and there will be a curriculum activity and a health and wellbeing challenge set everyday.
These videos will be launched on their social media pages Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am.
You can find these videos on their YouTube channel, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Super Yummy, Simply Delicious Chartwells
Guidance for the public on supporting wellbeing:
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting wellbeing: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak
PHE has launched a WhatsApp chatbot tool to ensure that we all have trustworthy information about COVID-19 from GOV.UK and NHS.UK, including advice on prevention, symptoms and staying at home. The new service has already attracted one million messages and you can add 07860 064422 into your phone contacts and then send a ‘Hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
We recognise that children may be spending longer online at present than they usually do. There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online):
Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online):
Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online):
LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online):
Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC):