We have created this section of the website to assist parents and carers at this difficult time of school closures. Please check on your child’s year group page for further details of suggested activities linked to their learning. Teachers will not be marking or recording activities completed by the children.
Reading books are available on Bug Club and activities have been set on Purple Mash and Abacus. Children also have home access to Oddizzi. Log in details for all of these are in reading record books.
Black Lives Matter
We have had some requests for links to books and resources that help children to understand a little more about what is happening and also for books that help more children to see themselves or others reflected in what they read.
On Friday 12 June CBeebies released a short, simple video message about equality aimed at younger children which was spoken by presenter Ben Cajee who has previously talked about the racism he has experienced.
CBeebies also produced a short 2 minute video promoting differences several years ago and was part of their ‘everyone’s welcome’ campaign.
Both of these short videos could be useful to parents talking to their children about they may have seen or heard in the press.
Booksfortopics.com have compiled a list, including biographies, non-fiction, books that open conversations about racism and books that represent BAME main characters.You may find some of these books useful at this time. Some may be able to view digitally by registering with www.readliverpool.co.uk the online library service.
Here are some other resources that you may find useful. Although they are primarily aimed at slightly older children you may want to adapt them or use them for older siblings.
There have been a number of updates from the government in the last week regarding schools and childcare provision, including information about a full opening of schools from September. These can be found below.
We will keep you updated of our plans to allow a full opening to happen safely.
Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
The government have published guidance for parents and carers setting out what they need to know about changes to after-school clubs, holiday clubs, tuition, community activities and other out-of-school settings for children and young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. There is information on what clubs and activities children and young people can attend, and what new safety measures parents and carers can expect them to have in place.
The guidance for parents and carers can be found here:
Updated guidance on what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
The government have updated the guidance on what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. There is content on summer provision, school uniform and a package of support worth £1 billion to support pupils to catch up. There is also updated content on school meals and the Covid Summer Food Fund.
The guidance can be found here:
What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term
It is the government’s plan that all children and young people, in all year groups, will return to school and college full time from the beginning of the autumn term.
The prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) has decreased since schools and colleges restricted their opening to most pupils in March, the NHS Test and Trace system is up and running and we understand more about the measures that need to be in place to create safer environments in schools. As a result, the government has asked schools and colleges to plan for all children and young people to return from the start of the new academic year.
The guidance for parents and carers can be found here:
Letter to parents from Steve Reddy regarding the closure of hubs and opening of schools for limited children from June 1.
Previous guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings
The guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings has been updated with additional information on the Friday 8 May Bank Holiday, a link to the updated admissions appeals guidance and updates to the support and educational resources available to parents to help them educate their children at home.
The guidance can be found here:
The Government have released some information for parents and carers who are home educating children at this time.
Save the Children have produced a pack for families giving resources, suggestions and activities to support children’s learning at home. There a
re seven learning topics designed for parents with children aged three to six but they can easily be tailored to suit younger or older children too.
They offer simple play-based activities for children using materials that might already be in the home. At the end of each topic there are other ideas to try in the coming weeks.
When children are worried, play is more important than ever. It helps them learn and express themselves. So playing and having fun together is at the heart of this pack.
The learning topics have been adapted from Families Connect, a Save the Children programme, which gives parents the tools and guidance they need to effectively engage in their child’s learning at home.
We know children might be feeling worried or confused at the moment about everything that is going on and not seeing their friends and older relatives, and not being able to school or nursery. That’s why there’s important tips on how to talk to children, help them express their feelings, and support their learning. We have included specific support around the virus for children, and support for parents too.
BBC Bitesize have produced a series of daily lessons covering different subjects that can be accessed online from Monday 20 April. The lessons are split into year groups and are accompanied by video clips and supporting resources.
Oak National Academy have launched 180 FREE video lessons for all year groups from Reception to Year 10 – see link below for more information https://www.thenational.academy/
NSPCC have produced a range of guidance for parents and carers. The advice covers areas such as working from home, lockdown and separated parents, how to cope with tantrums and other concerns.
Interactive resources and ideas
English-Writing, Reading & Phonics
Literacy Counts have produced a series of newsletters with tips for parents about developing different areas of literacy.
Story Time Counts
Literacy Counts have also just launched an exciting Book Based Learning program called Story Time Counts.
They are hosting a series of beautiful stories being read aloud on the Literacy Counts YouTube channel, for families to enjoy together, from EYFS all the way through to year 6. You can access them through the Literacy Counts website here. There is also a wealth of fun activities to download alongside the stories. One of the first stories is Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies – a brilliantly engaging tale about adventure and never wanting an exciting day to end. At the end of the story’s narration, Gareth Davies from Literacy Counts runs through a list of potential activities.
TES have produced a series of phonics lessons. These are aimed at children in Reception and Year 1 but may be useful for children in Year 2 who are not yet confident using phonics as an approach to reading. Details about the lesson content can be found in the documents below.
All children have been allocated books on Bug Club to read. Individual reading books have been collected in and there are plenty of books available on the children’s accounts on Bug Club that they can read. Their individual log in details are in the front of their reading record books.
Phonics Play – https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/
This is a site dedicated to phonics. A lot of parents already know what phonics phase their child is on, however if you do not you can select each phase and read them through with your children. You will be able to easily identify where they are working at and try and push them onto the next stage. Please make sure you consolidate their learning first before moving onto the next phase.
Phonics is just one of the many components to help children with their reading and writing. Keep on reading as much as you can with the children as this makes a huge difference.
Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe. To access the resources all you need to do is log on using the following details.
Oxford Owl-free ebooks
Oxford Owl have released many free ebooks to view on their website. Some of the stories feature characters from books in our school reading schemes.
Booktrust.org.uk the largest children’s reading charity has launched its ‘BookTrust Hometime‘ which includes storytime with free online books and videos, or even learn how to draw your favourite characters.
Use your child’s Bug Club login to access Abacus maths on the Active Learn website. Teachers have allocated games and activities to play to support learning. https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
http://www.iseemaths.com/ – has some free resources and ideas for games. There are also some videos on YouTube just search ’l see maths’
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – a favourite to help learn times tables (focus on x2 x5 x10)
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/ – interactive games, printables and videos.
https://uk.ixl.com/maths Fun Online Maths Learning – Learn Maths Online
An idea to help teach/understand money – create a tuck shop, give each child an amount each day to spend to snacks-they have to budget, pay, work out change and stop them eating none stop all day!
This is PE
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday they are posting a 2 minute video that will show parents and children fun and easy to follow PE activities.
Change For Life
Activities, challenges, recipes and indoor activities for children.
The Daily Mile
We all need to try and be physically active and The Daily Mile at Home website can help you do this. It gives you some fun challenges to keep your family motivated.
Indoor PE activities to do at home
Short Dances linked to different subjects
Joe Wicks the Body Coach PE lesson at 9am three times per week
Yoga activities-Cosmic Kids
Yoga activity-Squish the fish
Mitchy Titch Yoga
Virtual PE resources that can be used at home
Other curriculum areas
The Raspberry Pi Foundation (UK registered charity 1129409) have launched a new, free Learn at Home initiative to support parents and young people age 6+ with coding at home. You don’t need any coding experience to join in, and all of their resources and activities are free forever.
Every Monday, they release new themed code-along videos about projects designed for all levels of ability, and every Wednesday, they host a live coding session. They also provide support tutorials for parents interested in learning about coding tools such as Scratch and Python, and over 200 coding projects with step-by-step instructions that are accessible online at any time — all for free.
Oddizzi – https://www.oddizzi.com/
Oddizzi is an e-learning resource and community that immerses children in the real world. There are lots of geography resources available for the children to access at home. Their log in details are in their reading record books.
They have been producing weekly challenge packs for children in Key Stage 1.
If you are feeling creative perhaps you could try to see how many of these music challenges you can complete this week!
Go to BBCs BRING THE NOISE website for some fantastic musical games – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise
Dementia Labyrinths competition with LJMU
LJMU are reaching out to the schools in Liverpool during Lockdown. They have developed a Covid-19 Art competition that invites young people to express their experiences of social isolation. The winning pupil’s school will receive £250, with runner up prizes of £100.
They are keen to know from our young artists, what new things they have done during this time?
What will they look forward to once this is over?
• Young artists can work with anything from paint and pencils to crayons or charcoal.
• Young writers can use spoken word and create a design using lettering (hand drawn or digital)
The competition is divided into different age group categories. Details about the KS1 and KS2 competitions can be downloaded below.
Manchester Science & Industry Museum (MOSI)
Here’s an opportunity from Manchester Science & Industry Museum (MOSI) for May half-term for pupils to get involved with their #MakeFest.
Join in with May half-term’s MakeFest at Home – join in with one of their challenges and share your photos/videos of what you’ve made – see the link below for more details and ideas for make challenges – there is a new challenge every day during the half-term.
http://www.plprimarystars.com resources from the Premier League to support learning in different subjects.
Take a virtual visit to a zoo. https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams
Various zoos across the world have webcams. Chester Zoo has not got continual webcams but is doing live interactive talks via Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/chesterzoo1/
Little bins for little hands links art with science. There is currently a 14 day free trial when you sign up.
Visit Historic England for their FREE education resources – which includes teaching resources from ‘What sort of toys did my grandparents play with?’ to ‘Can we be room detectives’ where children can look for clues to understand the history of household objects and their owners.
These CREST challenges and project ideas have been selected from their library to be used at home with parental support.
Find out more about the different CREST Award levels here: CREST Awards.
Resources are grouped:
Aged 5-11 years – https://collectionslibrary.crestawards.org/#5-11
Aged 11-18 years https://collectionslibrary.crestawards.org/#11-18
More STEM Activities available here – https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning
Useful websites with links to lots of subjects
Purple Mash – https://www.purplemash.com/sch/sudley-infant
Children all have their personal log in details in their reading record book for Purple Mash. The children all know how to navigate Purple Mash and there are lots of learning resources available. Please encourage your child to log in themselves.
Twinkl are taking steps to support continued learning at home, by offering the teachers and parents of children in schools which are closed, or facing closure, free access to all Twinkl resources for a period of one month and possibly longer depending on closures. Twinkl is a fantastic website which provides resources for all subjects in all age ranges. They have created packs for parents to download and share during this time.
Use code CVDTWINKLHELPS for free access.
Picture News- Captain Tom Moore
Captain Tom Moore has been an inspirational character in lots of news reports in recent weeks. Picture News have produced a resource pack about him with tasks based around the theme of heroes.
VE DAY RESOURCES – FRIDAY, 8TH MAY 2020
On Friday, 8th May Britain will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day which marked the end of World War 2 – you might like to use the following links from The British Legion (and other websites) to use their resources – of course in our current circumstances we would perhaps want to use some of the more ‘enjoyable’ resources below like looking at the wartime recipes (*perhaps children could get their grandparents involved). The resources below are
The British Legion has produced some home learning resources.
You could have great fun trying out these wartime recipes
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/recipes/wartime-carrot-cake – wartime carrot cake
https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/siteassets/home/visit/ve–day-75/ve–day-pack.pdf – party pack includes recipes for carrot scones, cheese and marmite swirls, lemonade
Further info on wartime rationing https://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2012/11/the-wartime-kitchen-living-of-rations-with-ration-book-cooking-day-one.html including a loaf recipe.
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory/ww2_recipes2.pdf – wartime chocolate cake
Create a PEACE Display – design a poster to remind everyone to be kind to one another and/or Learn the word for PEACE in as many different languages as you can – there is a template to download for that in the resource file for KS2
See Culture Liverpool for more ideas.
English Heritage website for more recipies & ideas – https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/ve–day
Also see BBC Radio – Great British Bunting – find some templates in the link below and perhaps display it in your windows at home.
Also see Twinkl for their VE Day resources – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/event/ve–day-2020