If you are finding it difficult to cope and need support during the school closure please let us know, we may be able to help. Click here for information that might help support you at home.
Make a Miniature Book
The British Library is encouraging children and families to create miniature books. You can find out more here along with all sorts of other creative ideas.
The library is asking children to share their homemade miniature books with its Twitter account @BL_Learning using the hashtag #DiscoveringChildrensBooks, or send them by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will commission an illustrator to create a virtual bookshelf to display the work.
Design A Van For Ocado
Are you good at designing/drawing? Then why not have a go at this competition to design a van for the Ocado online supermarket? Parents will have to submit the design so everyone can get involved. If you're interested the link is below:
Some fun and educational material that everyone can access from home. This content will be released weekly, each Monday, at
www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/home-learning/ . The material is open access so no usernames or password are required.
Each week families can work through the following selection of activities.
- A fun, theme-based worksheet looking at aspects of healthy eating. They are designed to both inform and to encourage discussion
- A delicious PhunkyFoods recipe to make together using simple, healthy ingredients
- Phunky15 creative exercises which can be adapted to create your own classroom and done anywhere around the home
- Mindful Moment activities with guided instructions to help all the family relax
Activities will follow a different PhunkyFoods theme each week - kicking off with Eat Well. The theme-based worksheets and Mindful Moment activities are differentiated according to age.
Free Book And Activities Direct From The Author
I hope everyone from Elland CofE Junior and Infant School is keeping well in these uncertain times.
My name is Luke Temple. As a children's author I am passionate about getting children engaged with reading and writing. It is sad that I'm not able to visit schools to do this at the moment.
To help bring a bit of excitement to children's 'home schooling', I have:
- Made my most popular book, Mutating Mansion, completely free to download.
- Created an activity pack for KS2, 'Luke Temple's Writing Toolbox'. This contains lots of the tools I use to help make my books really exciting, fun and scary to read. I hope children can use the tools to have a go at their own writing.
- There is also a competition in the activity pack to win a signed book and a free author visit to their school (there are 3 of these prizes up for grabs). The closing date for the competition is 31st May.
The book and activity pack can be downloaded from www.luketemple.co.uk/toolbox
I hope this will be of some use to Elland CofE Junior and Infant School.
BBC Daily Lessons
The BBC has put together a timetable of lessons that can be followed by clicking HERE.
Handy Guide To Oxford Owl
To help you get logged in, follow this guide:
Free Audible audio books. Click HERE.
What is Coronavirus? A book to discuss with your child
Links from the DfE
The government has produced a series ideas sheets to help parents during the closure period. The links are below.
Do you love Harry Potter? If you do here's a link to all sorts of activities that will help you to learn.
For something a bit more games-based try this Harry Potter Escape Room challenge.
Free Reading Resources for Parents and Children
The links take you to external websites from which you can access the app appropriate to your phone/tablet.
Watch these videos on the famous children's book then go out on your own bear hunt! Families are putting bears in their windows so that children can go out and find them while on their daily walk.
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Decorated Egg Competition
Why Not Try This?
A book to read to your child...
Things to try...
Key Stage 1
Some things to try at home...
Here are some activities for you to be doing during the school closure.
Log into Oxford Owl and read the stories, then have a go at these questions.
Key Stage 2
Rivers and Canals
Click HERE for a link to the Can and river Trust website for things to do at home.
Our Changing World
Year Four - links for home learning
Daily lessons with video, work and answers
At the bottom you can access the ‘Power Maths’ Text books too!
Can do one task a day for free