Welcome to the Whole School Home Learning tab where you will find a range of useful resources to help support the whole family at home with learning and other activities.
Feed the Spirit / Collective Worship
In thinking about it, it helps to remind ourselves as well as the children, it’s not really a story about industrial relations although it might something to say about everyone having enough to live on. Instead it’s saying something about God who not only keeps his promises and plays fair by all of us. He doesn’t reward us on a sliding scale based on what we’ve done but wants to bless us all equally. I’ve added in some questions at the end that could be explored with the children.
A key question perhaps is why the children who WEREN’T good neighbours acted as they did?? Do we act similarly sometimes?
Newbury Baptist Church have released an online picture book which will help our younger children understand social distancing. It is beautifully illustrated too. Take a look here
OnlineSafetyAtHome: access our new social media activity pack and video guide for parents and carers below:
Mental Health & Wellbeing
On Your Mind (Good mental health & wellbeing)
Kooth (Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people)
Mental Wellbeing audio guides– from NHS Every Mind Matters
Understanding anxiety – colourful guide from the Priory Group
A free app for sleep, anxiety and stress– from Insight Timer
Working from home wellbeing action plan – from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.
Refuge is calling on anyone worried about a loved one, or about isolating with a perpetrator, to call its National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 or contact the Helpline via Refuge’s contact form at www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk.
Within the ‘Families’ section of the Wiltshire Music Connect website, they’re ceating a new list of links to useful, fun and educational(!) musical activities that you and / or your children can use from home. The page will be here and will grow in the coming days and weeks so if, on your first visit, there’s not much there yet, don’t despair!
Click here to access further music resources for the whole family to join in with at home
Provided by School Musicals Blessed With The NHS
The Natural History Trust has recommended the following two online books:
CSKidsBooks have produced a free book explaining Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner as many children are feeling worried and anxious, this could help alleviate some of their fears click here to access the book
Below are links to 3 free reading resources that have been sent to Primary Schools by Keith Hegarty, a local author
Many of you may already have been taking advantage of the BBC free online resources from Joe Wicks to David Walliams; below are links to some we thought you would enjoy adding into your day
Click here to access Blue Peter online.
Blue Peter is the longest running kids TV show in the world and we are uploading videos to it that are suitable for 5-11 year olds. We have world record breaking challenges, arts and crafts, environmental videos, cooking and baking how tos, inspirational films, gaming, celebrity appearances, dance routines and music performances. We also feature ways of getting a Blue Peter badge, behind the scenes footage and extra content about our incredible presenters Adam, Lindsey, Mwaksy, Richie and Henry the Blue Peter dog.
If you think your child would be interested in this, subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/bluepeter – (it’s obviously completely free to subscribe!) and don’t forget to watch the live programme on CBBC at 5.30pm every week, or on BBC iPlayer.
click here to take part in PE with Joe Wicks
click here to get to grips with Maths with Carol Vorderman
click here to join one of the countries favorite authors David Walliams
click here to enjoy science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests
click here to discover geography with Steve Backshall
BBC Bitesize link
For free virtual tours of World Museums, Educational Sites & Galleries for Children & Families click here
LA Home Learning Support
A selection of materials are now available to support home learning. Some of the documents contain links to websites that can be used to supplement the work your school is setting and offer additional ideas and resources. In addition, there will be a weekly “pick ‘n’ mix” of activities for each Key Stage 1, 2 and EYFS posted on this page.
Visit Wiltshire Council’s eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines page, which has an extensive list of e-reading materials
The latest and the last Wiltshire Local Authority Primary School newsletter is now available.
Picture News has its own video channel now which you can use to watch its virtual assemblies. Take a look here
Swindon Town Football club have very kindly shared some “lock down” resources