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)
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!
London Fire Brigade Education Team Fire Safety Workshops 2020-21
During lockdown, London Fire Brigade have committed to working closely with the communities across London to ensure our fire safety message is still delivered whilst in this difficult period, so whilst our Education Officers are temporarily unable to visit your school in person, we have instead created three 'Home Fire Safety videos'.
Our virtual lessons focus on ‘Prevention, Detection & Escape’ from fire in the home, and cover the most common cause of domestic fires, how to prevent a fire, the importance of a working smoke alarm as an early warning device, and how to get out safely if a fire starts. The information children learn in these videos could potentially save lives one day.
Heathrow Airport Learning Support
Heathrow Airport have created a site full of learning support materials.
Please see the link below:
The London Youth Games
The London Youth Games are releasing a series of challenges for the next 4 weeks that can be carried out at home or on your daily exercise routines. These will start today (Monday 8th June). Every week there will be 3 challenges. These will be released on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Challenges must completed by Friday of the same week and there will be individual and school awards at the end of the 4 weeks for many different reasons.
This is a London wide competition to replace the London Youth Games this year and it would brilliant to get as many pupils involved as possible! Please see the attached PDF for full information including how to enter and submit scores.
Virtual Games challenges can be accessed at https://www.londonyouthgames.org/virtual-games/
Monday 8th June : 5 Shot Netball Challenge
Tuesday 9th June : 60 Second Burpee Challenge
Wednesday 10th June : Bottle Cap Badminton Challenge
The first Challenge Video has been released on the London Youth Games website and social media channels, as well as on the Sport Impact Instagram and Twitter.
See the video below:
You can also find more P.E. information by following this link:
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):