(Useful Websites) Home Learning
OAK NATIONAL ACADEMY
Please click on the link below for some great resources - it's from the Goverment and it's FREE
With many children and young people not attending school we understand that these are challenging times for families and carers and you may be wanting to access online resources to help your child to continue to learn and keep busy whilst they are at home with you.
We have put together a list of websites and activities that you may find useful to do with your children; some educational and some just for fun. We all know how difficult it can be to keep children entertained but we hope these may go some way to helping keep little minds busy.
Twinkl are an online learning support organisation who in the current situation are offering FREE home learning resources for parents/carers to access from home
EYFS - Click here...
KS1 - Click here...
KS2 - Click here...
Phonics Play (click here) have made their website free to access during the coronavirus situation. You can login for free using
Oxford Owl have a FREE e-book library which includes Biff, Chip & Kipper and Project X books Click here...
You may find this video helpful for your child which explains the Coronavirus in Makaton
Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service
We wanted to let you know what Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service is offering to schools, families and parents at this current, challenging time.
Key Stage 1 – Welephant Club - aimed at 4 to 8 year olds. Details are below.
Key Stage 2 – Safe + Sound (events at fire stations are currently suspended and we will let you know when we start delivering again) We are currently developing a Virtual Safe+Sound to support children, families and parents to stay safe and sound at home. Please watch this space for more details – we hope to have something ready to launch at the beginning of May.
Have you heard of the Welephant Club?
Free to join, the Welephant club offered by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, provides fire safety and prevention activities to engage 4-8 year olds in topics including fire safety in the home, water safety and road safety.
Upon joining each member will receive a welcome pack full of activities and freebies, including a welcome newsletter to introduce them to the key characters and safety themes.
Members will also receive a quarterly newsletter enabling children to explore seasonal safety advice through activities, quizzes and games. We’ve attached our current newsletter so you can take a look.
We are keen to spread the word about the club as it could be of interest to parents looking for free activities to keep children occupied at home. Would this be something you would be willing to promote through your existing communication channels to parents? Any assistance you can give us with this would be greatly appreciated.
To quickly summarise, the Welephant Club is free for 4-8 year olds and each member will receive:
- A welcome pack full of activities and freebies linked to key safety topics
- A quarterly newsletter with seasonal safety advice and activities
- A card on their birthday
Parents/guardians can register children for free at https://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/your-safety/young-people/the-welephant-club/
If you have any queries or would like more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Lets Talk Makaton is inspiring people to get signing by learning the Word Of The Week via a short video. This week's word is Games Console. Why don't you have a try and learn together at home....
Check out this website www.loudmouth.co.uk who have created a brand new video - 5 Ways to Wellbeing to help support pupils during the Covid-19 pandemic. They also have lots of other resources available on mental wellbeing.
Printing (Click For Help with Printing - Stoke-On-Trent/Newcastle Areas Only)
Wildlife Trust have loads of online resources that can help - YouTube videos, activity and spotter sheets, to information for your wildlife explorer on UK wildlife and landscapes. Check out the website - www.wildlifetrusts.org
Get Set To Eat Fresh - Created in Partnership with Team GB and Aldi, Get Set to Eat Fresh offers free resources for 5-14 year olds in developing cooking skills, knowledge of nutrition and healthy habits, including a new Home Learning Hub. Check out the website - www.getseteatfresh.co.uk
FunKids is the UK's children's radio station and part of their mission, as well as entertaining kids across the country, is to help them learn. Check out the website below for free resources:-
These are some resources which have been sent to us to share:-
Please click to view Everybody Worries Book:-
Please click on the link below to view Social Stories:-
The Children & Young Peoples Autism Service are running some interactive workshops for parents/children. For more information please click on the link below:-