Some lovely resources for helping your child during the Summer and getting back to school
Farming Fortnight Resources
'Primary and secondary schools from all over the UK are encouraged to have a fortnight focus on British Farming and food production. A wide range of engaging national curriculum linked resources and materials have been developed for schools to download. Topic sheets, lesson plans, case studies and videos will explore different farming sectors and support teachers in delivering inspiring lessons around food and farming. Each day of the campaign has its own farming theme and accompanying social media hashtag and schools and students will be encouraged to share their learning experiences on social media.'
Child Friendly Explanations of Coronavirus
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Beverley Puppet Festival
Beverley Puppet Festival is a festival of puppet shows, events and workshops, publicly-funded by Arts Council England, which takes place every two years. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Festival this year is providing free online puppetry events for families and teachers. Puppeteers are creating video activities on the theme ‘Back to Nature’, using simple materials easily sourced from everyday items. Three free workshops will be released per week via the Festival website and social media channels from Monday 18 May through to Sunday 12 July. All ages are welcome, and your creations can be shared on our website.
Further information is available on our website: www.beverleypuppetfestival.com.
PE at Home
Our local school sport partnerships have put together a program of daily activities to keep children active and ensure they are still developing skills learnt in P.E. whilst at home. Each week will focus on a different sporting activity.
Follow the link below for a new challenge each week:
While schools are closed Amazon are providing stories for children to listen to - and it's free to use!!
Yorkshire Water Home Learning
Here you will find activities that can be done in the home and garden, and these will support topic based learning whilst still meeting national curriculum requirements -
Yesterday, Yorkshire water launched the first of their home learning videos – all about the Water Cycle. You can see the film on their YouTube channel here -
ELSA Free Online Resourses
Below is a free link for support at home,
If families are having trouble explaining what is happening right now or are dealing with anxiety this could be really helpful!
Tips for Talking to Your Child About Coronavirus
Talking to your childabout Coronavirus - Link to the Young Minds Website
Ten tips from our Parents Helpline
- Try not to shield your child from the news, as it’s likely they will find out somehow from school, being online or from friends.
- Talk to your child about what is going on. you could start by asking them what they have heard.
- Try to answer their questions and reassure them in an age appropriate manner. Remember, you do not need to know all the answers, but talking can help them feel calm.
- Reassure your child that it is unlikely they will get seriously ill, and if they do you feel ill you will look after them. Your child might be concerned about who will look after you if you catch the virus. Let them know the kind of support you have as an adult so that they don’t feel they need to worry about you.
- Give some practical tips to your child about how they can look after themselves. For example, show them how to wash their hands properly, and remind them when they should be doing it.
- Keep as many regular routines as possible, so that your child feels safe and that things are stable.
- Spend time doing a positive activity with your child (e.g. reading, playing, painting, cooking) to help reassure them and reduce their anxiety. This is also a great way of providing a space for them to talk through their concerns, without having a ‘big chat’. For activities ideas, visit our starting a conversation with your child guide.
- Encourage your child to think about the things they can do to make them feel safer and less worried.
- Be aware that your child may want more close contact with you at this time and feel anxious about separation. Try to provide this support whenever possible.
- Remember to look after yourself too. If you yourself are feeling worried, or anxious about coronavirus, talk to someone you trust who can listen and support you.
The Maths Factor
Following the Government’s decision to implement widespread school closures across the UK to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Maths Factor will be making it FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. Click on the link for more information.
Phonics Play are offering free resources for parents to use whilst children are unable to go to school. This is fun games to help children with their reading.
Please read the info on the picture and click on the link below -