We have prepared a number work packs and overviews of learning that your child will be able to follow at home. The work is structured to follow the type of activities that would normally have taken place in school and which can, hopefully, be completed in a home environment. We plan to add more activities each week and we're sure you'll have a great deal of fun completing the games and challenges!
We have some fantastic links to materials on the Elsa Support website. There is a dedicated coronavirus section on the site with lots of materials and activities to help children understand the coronavirus pandemic. Try out the Elsa Support 14 day challenge, read a story on 'Our school is closing for a while' or find a child friendly explanation of the 'Coronavirus story' which you can download. (external link).
There are also many fantastic and engaging resources available on the Internet and we have included some links to activities that you may wish to try at home. The list is not exhaustive and you may discover additional sites that you and your child really like, do make full use of these, we all learn in different ways and it is important to keep motivation high and stress levels low. A little and often is best and will let you try lots of different things together
Purple Mash- For all classes. All child logins sent home. A great resource with lots of educational, fun activities and games with the benefit that teachers can check on progress and set 'ToDos' for the children to complete and hand in. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/mrsblands-rg7
Cbeebies - For the younger ones but do browse the site it's very comprehensive. Try alphablocks videos (phonics), games, videos, crafting/making ideas.
White Rose Maths - For all classes. Great fun maths games with schemes of work and worksheets.
Twinkl- For all classes. A free access to resources, worksheet, online books, schemes of work and more. You may need to create an account but might find this very useful, the site is huge! Try the parents tab for a flavour.
Offer code - PARENTSTWINKLHELPS. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
BBC good food- For all classes. How to make playdough/saltdough. Use play dough to make anything shapes, animals, letters, the list could go on for ever. The website also has other cooking ideas too, look on the family and kids section under recipes. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe
Phonics play - For all classes. Online games linked to phonics, practise anything on phase 2 or 3. You need to create a login but access is free using the details supplied: Username: march20 : Password: home
Oliver Jeffers- For all classes. Stay at home story time with the author every weekday at 6pm.
Joe Wicks Body Coach - For all classes. PE lesson every week day from 9 am. A 30 minute fun workout session. No equipment needed, just pop onto his youtube channel. Link is for Monday 23rd March workout
The Muddy Puddle Teacher - For all classes. A fantastic site for using the outdoors to help teach all manner of things. Subscription is free this month and may be extended. You'll need to create an account but this site will inspire you to use the great outdoors creatively to help your child learn, it really is great fun!