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Tuesday 26th May 2020:
Our first update for ages!
J K Rowling (the author of the Harry Potter books) has published the first part of her very own fairy tale, "The Ickabog" - click here for the first instalment. There will be daily additions so keep checking!
We do hope you are managing to enjoy the fabulous weather during "half term" break - keep your eyes and ears peeled for more details of the proposed reopening of school - government announcements are expected on Thursday 28th May 2020.
Sunday 17th May 2020:
Today we share a fantastic resource from the English Football League (EFL) in partnership with Derby County Community Trust and many other EFL teams, aimed to get you and your child physically active by taking part in the JOY OF MOVING HOME-SCHOOL FESTIVAL!
This fun festival of sporty games is for you to try between Monday 18th - Friday 22nd May 2020. There are LOADS of great, simple activities that need little or no equipment - just get active and have fun!
All the details can be found HERE and we hope that as many of you can take part this week- remember to share your experiences (photos, worksheets etc) through the usual social media channels and please tag @sheltoninfants @JoyofMovingUK @EFLTrust @DCCTSuperSchool #JOMHomeFestival
We can't wait to see what you get up to!
Thursday 14th May 2020:
More LEGO goodies here - https://frugalfun4boys.com/lego-scavenger-hunt-cards/ - a great LEGO - based scavenger hunt to keep fans of all ages entertained!
DISNEY now - https://www.shopdisney.co.uk/events-page-2 - free downloadable activity booklets including STAR WARS, FROZEN 2, THE GOOD DINOSAUR, MARVEL and loads more!
Saturday 9th May 2020:
Calling all LEGO fans! The LEGO Group and the Natural History Museum are challenging you to predict what life could look like in other parts of the universe.
Every Wednesday for four weeks they will be introducing a new environment, inspired by a real moon or exoplanet in our galaxy - I think we missed session 1 (sorry!) but you can see what people have been creating here: LEGO & NHM
Wednesday 6th May 2020:
Big news for fans of Harry Potter! A host of celebrities, including Harry Potter himself (the actor Daniel Radcliffe) have recorded themselves reading chapters of the mega-popular Harry Potter books for your enjoyment! Click here to find out more!
Have you ever fancied fashioning your very own wand? Well, with the help of Forest School Dad, you can! If you visit his Facebook page you can find out how to create wonderful wands using the following materials: A few sticks (fairly sturdy), a vegetable peeler, air drying clay (if you have any - alternatively use paper and masking tape like Tan!), string, paint and varnish. Be sure to share your creations with us via email or on Twitter @sheltoninfants.
And finally for now, more excellent online safety activities from Childnet - click here to watch short, informative videos about staying safe online and applying the #onlinesafetygoals. More videos and tasks will be added over the coming weeks! Let us know what you think!
SATURDAY 1st May 2020:
Head across to our "Shelton Story Time" playlist on the school YouTube channel to see the latest staff member sharing one of their favourite stories! This time it is a real treat for Class 5 children as Miss Townsend makes her first appearance! Enjoy!
Another book related treat can be found at www.lovemybooks.co.uk - a FREE and FUN website that brings together brilliant books and creative activities to share and excite young readers! This is highly recommended! You can search for books about loads of topics eg dinosaurs, space and aliens, scary things, toys and more! Please let us know what you find!
Finally for today, more from Discovery Education Espresso - ready made lessons on a whole host of topics! Using the home login details you have, check out the many amazing lessons they have created for you to help your home learning experience: click here. Please note: Remember to check out the KS1 lessons (unless you have older children of course, in which case feel free to access the KS2 lessons too - we provide home access for free so you might as well use it!)
TUESDAY 28th April 2020:
NINTENDO SWITCH HACK - Nintendo have confirmed a data breach of over 160000 user accounts. See here. Some of these accounts have already been used to make illegal purchases and you are advised to check for any unauthorised purchases and update your security/login details as soon as possible. You can take the following steps if you think you may have been affected or just to add extra security to your account in light of this event:
- Log in to your Switch account and change the password, remember to use a good, strong password.
- Enable 2-factor authentication. This means if somebody tries to use your login details, you will get a code sent to your phone, so you know that somebody is trying to log in.
- Go to the HaveIBeenPawned website (HERE) and put in your username/email address to see if any accounts have been hacked.
Hopefully none of you will have been affected and, given the large number of Nintendo Switch users out there, the actual number of hacked accounts is pretty low.
Please see this short but concise story explaining, in an age-appropriate way, all about the Coronavirus and why we are currently practising social distancing etc. Click here.
SUNDAY 26th April 2020:
Week 5 Challenges for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are now available from the Weekly Challenge page!
During school closures, Discovery Education Espresso's popular daily challenges are available on their social media channels! Each weekday morning, you'll find a new post ready to share (or retweet).
Search #EspressoDailyChallenge on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Not on social media? Simply click the hashtag #EspressoDailyChallenge to view the conversation
And a reminder to check out the Department for Education's brand new PHONICS lessons starting tomorrow morning (Monday 27th April 2020) - click here to visit their YouTube channel, which now includes a handy phoneme pronunciation guide for parents and carers! View it HERE!
Have a fantastic week!
Friday 24th April 2020 - update:
As the school closure continues more and more content is being produced to help with your child's home learning experience. Two big developments are listed below and we recommend that you investigate these in order to find high quality learning opportunities for your child, to supplement the Weekly Challenges provided by school.
LIVE NOW: The Oak Academy is providing a progressive, curriculum rich series of English, Maths and Foundation subjects (these are all the other subjects eg science, art, RE, geography, history etc).
Each day has 3x 1 hour long sessions per year group and includes quizzes, activities and more. Click on the relevant year group to open the schedule and select lessons. The lessons are sequential so should ideally be done in date order. RECEPTION YEAR 1 YEAR 2
Department For Education approved Phonics lessons:
From Monday 27 April, a new phonics lesson will be uploaded everyday, Monday to Friday*. The lessons are specifically targeted at certain groups of children - click here for the full information.
There are 2 starter videos on the Letters and Sounds for Home and School YouTube channel:
We strongly recommend that you view the videos above and, if uncertain about which lessons will best suit your child, please contact your class teacher via email for assistance.
*After upload, each lesson will then be available to watch at any time during the summer term.
Remember to access the BBC Bitesize website too (see the link on the school website home page) for alternative opportunities.
Friday 24th April 2020:
McDonalds have launched their Family Hub full of great activities and games for you to try! Hopefully you will be "lovin' it" during the school closure!
Click here to access a range of Stay-at-home Escape Rooms full of puzzles and riddles to challenge your thinking skills! Let us know how you get on!
And finally, some fun activity sheets:
MONDAY 20th April 2020: Welcome back!?!
The big announcement on this day is that the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons have gone live!
The BBC Bitesize homeschooling lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games. They can be accessed via the BBC Bitesize website and also on iPlayer. Check back every weekday for brand new lessons. These are excellent to supplement the Weekly Challenges we are currently providing and come highly recommended! Also, if you have older children there are lots of learning opportunities on offer for them, too!
SATURDAY 18th April 2020:
STOP PRESS! Click here for excellent computing resources and activities from Barefoot Computing! There are lots of things to bring computing into the home in a fun and engaging way! Enjoy!
Just one thing to mention to you today - remember, WILD DAYS? Well now it is available FOR FREE! Visit the website to register and download lots of fabulous nature activities, videos and more! This is highly recommended!
FRIDAY 17th April 2020:
One World: Together At Home - this is a global broadcast & digital special to support frontline healthcare workers and the WHO. You can watch on the BBC on Sunday 19th April from 7:15pm. Acts include Lady GaGa, The Killers, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong (from Green Day), Chris Martin (Coldplay), Jennifer Lopez, Liam Payne, Lizzo and so many more! There will also be comedians, actors, actresses and celebrities including David and Victoria Beckham! It is set to be a marvellous event - tune in and enjoy! Find out more about Global Citizen: Together At Home here.
DREAMWORKS have recently launched their own Activity Centre! Here, the creators of family favourites such as Shrek, Trolls, Kung Fu Panda, How To Train Your Dragon and many more, have LOADS of things to keep the children entertained (colouring pages, dot-to-dots, wordsearches and so much more!). Check it out and let us know what you think @sheltoninfants
Kidadl blog - https://blog.kidadl.com/ Another comprehensive source of online activities, websites, craft ideas etc. This is a highly recommended source for those who are looking for more to do or just for fun activities to while away the hours! Share what you get up to @sheltoninfants (Twitter) or via email to your class teacher!
ATTENTION ALL YOU STARGAZERS! The next few days will see the Lyrid Meteor shower visible in UK skies! Visit here for more information! How many shooting stars will you see? (Note: you might need to get your grown ups to let you stay up really late...)
Fashion brand, Boden have created a range of "Mini-Missions" for children to complete at home - these include Harry Potter-themed missions, lots to do with animals and even some clothing designs to do! Have a go and don’t forget to share your creations using #BodenMiniMissions and tag @boden_clothing for the chance to win a prize. Click here!
ONLINE SAFETY ADVICE:
Net Aware have produced some excellent guidance on social media apps including the increasingly popular and useful HouseParty and Zoom apps. Read this for useful information and support.
NSPCC advice during coronavirus - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/ The advice given here is always good so this is well worth a read.
And finally, watch this short video from the Association of Adult and Child Online Safety Specialists: click here. It provides clear and thorough advice and guidance about how best to keep your children safe online.
TUESDAY 14th APRIL 2020:
Pokemon, dinosaurs, Harry Potter and more today!
- Attention DINO-Fans! The Natural History Museum is putting on a virtual Family Festival of Dinosaurs! Packed with activities, crafts, baking, quizzes and more! Free THIS WEEK ONLY!
- POKEMON Colouring sheets! For all the Pokemon fanatics out there, we have found some great Pokemon colouring sheets for you! Have fun!
- Join #THECREW and support the Air Ambulance by downloading their Stay At Home Activity Pack - with craft activities, baking, the chance to write a postcard to the crew and more!
- I-Spy Printables - these are great fun and include an array of themes including Harry Potter, outer space, Star Wars, unicorns, dinosaurs... even the coronavirus itself! "I spy, with my little eye..."
- Happy Learning - a really comprehensive website that shows you hundreds of educational sites, covering the entire curriculum! Have a good explore - there's definitely something there for everyone!
- Culture Fix digital - whether you are into the arts, music, dance, ballet, opera, design, musicals... this site allows you to search by type to discover a wealth of online content to suit every taste!
HAPPY EASTER, EVERYONE!
Sunday 12th April 2020:
Disney Sing-Along-Songs videos: There are so many fantastic and memorable songs in your favourite Disney films! And now you can sing along! Click here and scroll down to watch an array of magical Disney songs with the words at the bottom so you can all join in, karaoke-style!
More Disney with #DisneyMagicMoments lets you experience the magic of Disney wherever you may be. Enjoy Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic with stories, videos, and activities to inspire imagination and discovery among kids, fans, and families alike. There are even "How To Draw..." tutorials for you budding artists!
National Geographic: Brand new resources and ideas from the amazing National Geographic magazine - quizzes, videos, science experiments and more! Please let us know what you have done!
Royal Mint resources and activities: Here you will find a host of quizzes, games and educational tools – brought to life through iconic coins, and popular children’s characters such as The Gruffalo and Wallace and Gromit. Ideal for families and children staying home and looking to fill their time with fun, factual and coin-related activities. There is a special Egg Hunt game too and they will be updating the site weekly so there's lots more to come!
And finally for today, Mrs Rudd has shared another bedtime story on our YouTube page and is reading with a special guest, Honey The Bear!
Thursday 8th April 2020:
Shelton Story Time update: our latest addition is a noisy, fun story read by Mrs Deighton - "All Join In!" by Quentin Blake - ready for you now on the school YouTube channel - click here!
Derby County Community Trust continue to add to their activities - click here - including an Alphabet Fitness Challenge, a Fruit and Veg Challenge, Active Home Challenge plus all new Easter Egg activities.
LEGO magazine - free to subscribe and your child receives a fun-filled magazine quarterly (once every 3 months!). Details here!
The Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group charity has a whole host of simple but fun activities to try including making a Dream Catcher, a Masking Tape Maze and other #5MinuteMakes, all as part of their Big Play Date. If you decide to have a go at any of the activities please share with us on Twitter @sheltoninfants and do make sure to share with CCLG on Twitter @CCLG_UK or their other social media with the #BigPlayDate.
The Little Angel Theatre Company are soon to stream a performance of "I Want My Hat Back" by Jon Klassen. Our Year 2s should be familiar with this fabulous book as it was part of Week 2's weekly challenge! Click here for details and also to find the link to their YouTube channel (where you can watch the show)! There are loads more performances and adaptations to watch - tell us your favourites!
We hope you are able to enjoy this wonderful weather (within the given guidelines, of course!) and are staying healthy and happy! It means the world to us to hear from you and to see what you have been up to so remember to keep sharing via email or Twitter @sheltoninfants!
Wednesday 8th April 2020:
Especially for those missing Tan, our extraordinary Creative Practitioner, please visit http://fleet-arts.org/ , scroll down and have a go at the "Make It Monday - Week 2 - Paper Houses task" created by Tan himself! Have a go and share your efforts (@sheltoninfants (Twitter) or via email to your teacher) and we will make sure Tan gets to see them!
Axel Scheffler (the Gruffalo illustrator) has illustrated a great book all about the Coronavirus, aimed at younger children. It can be downloaded for free here.
If you are looking for more "life skills" to teach your child/children you could do worse than visit here for 50+ old fashioned things to teach your children including "How to dust", "How to write a letter" and more - the site offers no other guidance, just a list of things that may be of interest!
Barnardos Big Toddle - an annual fundraising event for the little ones, to raise money to help transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children. Sign up and take part in your home or garden! Details available here.
RSPCA Education games and activities - there's lots to do here!
A reminder of the Government guidelines as they currently stand: click here - it includes advice on what to do if your child falls ill.
We hope everyone is staying safe, staying in and staying healthy! #togetherapart
Monday 6th April 2020: This morning we have LEGO activities and printables, 100 indoor survival ideas from none other than Bear Grylls and, on GoNoodle! , "Here Comes The Sonic Boom!" with Sonic the Hedgehog!
Bear Grylls - https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/
Sonic on GoNoodle! - https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/sonic-the-hedgehog-here-comes-the-boom
The BBC is offering the biggest, broadest education programme it has ever put together, starting Monday 20th April. We urge you to make use of the content they create - please take the time to read the details on the link above. As the content is released we will endeavour to signpost you to relevant elements but we would encourage you to also look and let your child /children choose things of interest to them too!
#marvellous #homelearning #stayhomestaysafesavelives
Saturday 4th April 2020:
2 new stories added to Shelton Story Time today - Mr Village and Mrs Badri!
The Youth Sport Trust have created some 60 Second Challenges - https://www.youthsporttrust.org/60-second-physical-activity-challenges - each challenge has a Bronze, Silver and Gold level of achievement so try your best and let us know how you get on! Remember to keep trying even if you are finding it tough! Share your efforts on Twitter @sheltoninfants and @YouthSportTrust (Parents/Carers - join in and offer lots of positive encouragement! If some of the targets are too challenging, change them to suit but make sure the Gold level is a challenge!)
https://www.wild-days.org/ - A fantastic website from earthwatch Europe, aiming to help you stay positive, by encouraging your kids to go wild while your outdoor options are limited. Each day they will publish a set of structured activities and video content to guide you through around an hour of outdoor learning that you can do in your own green space (in line with government guidance!) and aimed at 4-11 year olds. Wild Days is supported by many well-known presenters, naturalists and scientists, guaranteed to inspire and engage your kids at the time you most need it! Again, please try these out and share your experiences with us @sheltoninfants and @Earthwatch_Eur **Please note that this is a subscription service and it is entirely up to you if you wish to pay for the activities - they do offer a small selection of free resources via the website for you to try**
Thursday 2nd April 2020:
EXTRA bits - 3 new Stories have been added to Shelton Story Time on our You Tube channel - !
Musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber - free to stream on You Tube: youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon This begins on Friday with ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ starring Donny Osmond and Joan Collins. It will be available for 48 hours from 1800 GMT. The next show, on April 10, Good Friday, is a 2012 recording of the rock classic ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, starring Ben Forster, Tim Minchin and Melanie C of Spice Girls’ fame. Although the shows will be free to watch, people will be encouraged to make a donation to various charities that will be listed on each video.
Join Julia Donaldson every Thursday at 4pm for fun and information about this beloved author and her books! https://m.facebook.com/OfficialGruffalo/
And keep your eyes peeled for more stories on the Shelton Story Time playlist on our You tube channel! There are another 4 or 5 stories being uploaded tonight!
Wednesday 1st April 2020:
This is not an April Fools Day prank! You can now enjoy a range of Harry Potter websites, activities and even theme park rides from the comfort of your own home!
Just released today is www.harrypotterathome.com - a brand new website to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic to our new daily lives (note you will need to register for some/all of the content but it is free for now!)
Click the link below to watch thrilling POV front row videos of some of the magical Harry Potter themepark rides:
If Disney is more your cup of tea (we know it is Mr Leigh's!) then click here!
And finally a competition from Derby County - design a kit for The Rams and you could win a signed Derby shirt!
Tuesday 31st March 2020:
We hope you are enjoying the Weekly Challenges! Thanks so much for those of you who have sent photos for Twitter and / or emails to your teachers! It is lovely to see how well you are all doing!
This site offers lots of Scavenger Hunts that you can do in and around your home! With links to maths, science, reading and more they are a great way to keep the children busy, engaged and learning! https://primaryplayground.net/scavenger-hunts/?fbclid=IwAR0CS_ExnfCOvrNoCjYSXhPMqKGYHhgTPb1Hw_G1SiEQzL9mST_3OEi6wbw
Helpful advice for grown-ups from the Association of Adult and Child Online Safety Specialists about how to moderate Youtube. This is especially useful in these times when children are, in all likelihood, going to be using such sites more often than usual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YvIfw7obwE&feature=youtu.be. This is quite a long video (about 15 minutes) but does contain lots of useful information and tips, so well worth a watch!
Stay in, stay safe! Please keep in touch via email or Twitter - it really does brighten our day!
Sunday 29th March 2020:
Weekly Challenges are going live overnight, ready to start your week of home learning! Click on the link on the Shelton Infant School homepage to access the learning challenges for your child's year group! Do let us know how you are getting on by tweeting photos of your child's learning @sheltoninfants on Twitter! If you don't have Twitter, you can email your child's class teacher and, with your permission, we can share them for you!
More #marvellous websites and resources! We keep looking for suitable resources and sites for you and your children and here are some new ones for you!
Story Time From Space is a truly fantastic site where real life astronauts read space-related stories FROM OUTER SPACE!!! https://storytimefromspace.com/ - it really is amazing!
Pobble365 - A Picture A Day - http://www.pobble365.com/ - English webite that provides a stimulating image each day, plus associated tasks (note - some tasks are aimed at older children but you can still use the images for discussion and questions etc!). Of particular interest to Year 2 children, Monday 30th March's picture of the day is "Rumpelstiltskin"! http://www.pobble365.com/rumpelstiltskin/
Medium.com in association with Pobble, have created some simple non-screen activities to do at home: https://medium.com/pobble/simple-and-fun-non-screen-activities-that-children-can-do-at-home-115543cb3b9c
Hello Wonderful have a page dedicated to over 50 easy indoor activites: https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/easy-indoor-activities-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR3c9ptFjksRPoJ2AI-YlkaaD0FCd7PkXxL52QjahLHP11VSmDUHUkvtxdE
If, like many of us, you own an Alexa device, you can ask Alexa to enable a range of educational skills: https://www.weareteachers.com/educational-alexa-skills/?fbclid=IwAR1d4kbLzVHzPfvTYFrAR0tW8nn1ARwUONMEMSo0XpfS1aJ4_M4dHI-XFO0 *Note: many of these are created by American companies so may not be strictly aligned to UK curriculum specifics...
Bored Panda have collated 12 famous virtual museum/gallery tours: https://www.boredpanda.com/famous-museums-offering-virtual-tours/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic
https://www.weareteachers.com/best-virtual-field-trips/ 25 virtual "field trips" including a zoo, an aquarium, a farm, various art galleries, lots of geographical links (including VOLCANOES!) and, believe it or not, MARS! Yes, really! (Click on the link and scroll to the bottom of the page!)
Michael Rosen's YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7D-mXO4kk-XWvH6lBXdrPw A children's favourite!
National Literacy Trust "Words For Life" - http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/5-7 - a fantastic website that supports early readers including general reading and phonics advice, books and more!
Puffin Schools - https://www.puffinschools.co.uk/ - Lots of great English, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health education) and Science resources and ideas here - search KS1.
Collins Big Cat e-books - https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks - Access 330+ free Collins Big Cat ebooks & download a selection of worksheets to use at home.
From a website rather provocatively called boredteachers.com (we can promise you we are NEVER bored!) you can access a range of age-appropriate science experiments and activities: https://www.boredteachers.com/resources/40-science-websites-to-keep-kids-engaged-and-entertained-at-home?fbclid=IwAR001bVV01IRzm1efjelsPwjH5YLwbPpVHFJo6H28XvfuD96ePwCLcCHwpo *Again, this is an American site so some of the ingredients may be US-specific ...
They also have MUSIC and ART activities via this link: https://www.boredteachers.com/resources/50-online-art-and-music-resources-to-help-kids-learn-and-create-from-home
Friday 27th March 2020:
Update 1 - LOADS of great things to tell you about today!
Earn a Blue Peter badge - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges - there are lots of different badges you can apply for and loads of suggestions for activities to do to achieve them.
Disney Zumba - I'm pretty sure this is how Mr Leigh keeps active! https://insidethemagic.net/2020/03/disney-zumba-lp1/ - lots of favourite Disney songs with Zumba workouts for all ages!
Tynker - a huge coding website at https://www.tynker.com/ You will need to register but it is free for the duration of the school closures. They have LOADS of coding activities that can be filtered by age range. From what I have seen of it there are some really fun and progressive coding games to play, suitable for all!
Blockly - more online coding activities. https://blockly.games/?lang=en These are fairly simple to begin with and develop basic coding skills progressively. Give it a go!
Test your Geographical knowledge at https://world-geography-games.com/world.html - lots of geography quizzes and games - Year 2 children need to know the 7 continents and the 5 oceans but this site has much more than this so use it to enhance your knowledge of the world!
NASA - the US Space Agency has released its ENTIRE image, audio and video library for free! Visit https://images.nasa.gov/ to see and hear truly spectacular stuff!
And finally, remember to check out "Shelton Story Time" on our YouTube channel - Mr Kershaw has re-recorded his "Gingerbread Man" video and reveals what, or more accurately, WHO caused the problem with the first attempt! More members of staff are busy recording some of their favourite stories for your entertainment!
POP UK - PopUK have released a free song for all schools to learn in readiness to sing it upon our eventual return to school! Visit http://bit.ly/LearnAsongAtHometo get all the music and lyrics! Enjoy!
Thursday 26th March 2020:
UPDATED 1815: IntoFilm have released some free resources based around some favourite movies including TOY STORY 4, FERDINAND, COCO, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and more! Click here to browse what they are offering and learn through the movies!
https://www.chesterzoo.org/ Chester Zoo are opening their virtual doors at 10am tomorrow - visit their website to see the red pandas, Sumatran tigers, sun bears and more!
EXTRA - Rammie's Rainbow colouring in sheet - https://www.derbycountycommunitytrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Rammie-Colour-In.pdf - Can you colour in Rammie's Rainbow and put it in your window for everybody to see? Post your finished Rammie Rainbows on Twitter @sheltoninfants to share with your friends! If you do, tag @DCCT and @dcfcofficial as well!
Here's what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free daily to help with their education while schools are closed:
9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065
Tuesday 24th March 2020:
https://www.thenvm.org/nvm-at-home - the National Videogame Museum - have free pixel art templates (don't worry they also provide guidance for patents!) and some suggestions for educational and fun games. Give them a try!
*** STOP PRESS - visit www.theliteracyshedplus.com for free Literacy and linked Maths resources (this is highly respected website amongst educators of all age ranges!). Also, go to www.masterthecurriculum.co.uk for free maths resources split into year groups ***
www.themathsfactor.com -Carol Vorderman's comprehensive maths website is free for the duration of the school closures. With challenges for children aged 4-11.
www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses- From David Walliams - free audiobook read by the popular children's author, daily for the next 30 days!
50 essential homelearning resources - www.motherhoodtherealdeal.com
Free dance lessons by Oti Mabuse (from Strictly!) every day from 1130 (for kids) plus beginners dance lesson for the whole family at 1930 (7:30pm) - https://www.facebook.com/OtiMabuse/
Added Saturday 21st March 2020 - Free subscription to audible (audiobooks to stream on your devices) plus a selection of webcams/live streams to watch and phonics fun with Mr Mc:
Audible - https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_hm_hb - free subscription to thousands of audiobooks for the duration of the school closure!
There are lots of websites out there that provide access to wider experiences that, in the current situation, are more difficult (impossible?) to access.
Below are some examples - if you know of any others, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoos and Aquariums:
Edinburgh Zoo - https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/ - watch pandas, rock hopper penguins, koalas and tigers.
Folly Farm - https://www.folly-farm.co.uk/webcams/ - this site has barn and zoo animals including tigers, giraffes and penguins.
San Diego Zoo - https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams - a world-renowned zoo where you can view
Dublin Zoo - https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/ - this zoo has elephants, giraffes, zebras, rhinos and penguins to view!
Monterey Bay Aquarium - https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams - LOADS of webcams including jellyfish, sea otters, turtles and SHARKS!
Seaworld, Orlando - https://www.visitorlando.com/en/things-to-do/virtual-tours/seaworld-orlando - including a virtual rollercoaster ride!
In addition there are over 90 live webcams on https://explore.org/livecams - choose from the vast array of webcams of animals in zoos, nature reserves, sanctuaries and natural habitats from all around the world! I watched elephants, bald eagles, polar bears, and gorillas! There is also a webcam streaming footage of the stunning aurora borealis (the Northern Lights)!
Finally for today you can join Mr Mc and get "Flying with Phoncis" every day on his Youtube channel: MrMcFlyingwithphonicsdailylesso
Added Friday 20th March 2020:
General educational resources (reading, writing, maths plus other subjects)
www.busythings.co.uk - our children LOVE this website and it is FULL of brilliant games and activities. Username: home86402 Password: Sheltonpupil1
www.discoveryeducation.co.uk - full of informative videos, fun games and activities on pretty much ANY topic! Username: student9915 Password: shelton
www.oxfordowl.co.uk - a free resource for Oxford Reading Tree e-books to read online, plus lots more! Search by age or stage to match the books to your child's reading level.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk - our favourite phonics website, used daily by most children in school! Username: march20 Password: home
Twinkl - hugely popular website for teachers around the world! Access all resources for free via www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
www.topmarks.co.uk - Free to use with lots of games and activities to try over the entire curriculum
www.teachyourmonstertoread.com - free online edition.
Physical Activity - an important element of every day for both children and adults alike!
PE with Joe - Monday to Friday at 9am, Joe "The Body Coach" Wicks will be live streaming a 30 minute, high energy workout for children of all ages.
www.gonoodle.com - a whole school favourite! Lots of fun and engaging workouts, guided dances, meditations and more!
Also check out the new gonoodlegames app on the App Store / Google Play Store for more Go Noodle fun!
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - fun and engaging yoga sessions for the whole family!
https://www.derbycountycommunitytrust.com/programmes/schools/resources/ - The complete school sports resource from Derby County Community Trust is available here. We use these to help plan our PE lessons in school and they really are high quality.
www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk - workouts to music with the most energetic man alive (probably!)
www.strengthlab.co.uk - Superhero-themed exercises to develop core strength. Username: email@example.com Password: FightingTheGoodFight