Coronavirus Home Learning Resources
All of the team at Orchard send their very best wishes – we hope that you are keeping safe and well.
One this page you will find the home learning packs and websites that have been sent out via email and Dojo from school over the past few weeks. Please select your child's class from the menu to access the packs sent home for your child.
Useful Websites - Teachers will continue to send out a weekly Dojo notice. However, please find attached some additional links to websites which you might find useful:
https://www.familylinks.org.uk - this website has a range of free resources to download to support your time spent at home with your family, including a range of games and activities to play without leaving the house. Some great ideas to keep the kids entertained!
https://offschool.org.uk/ - Off School is free for all families. Throughout the school closure period local teachers and authors will be creating short films of fun learning activities for families at home to keep children excited and enthusiastic to learn! Off School also helps parents and carers navigate their way through the maze of activities that are available. There is also a competition zone.
Free children's audio books are available from Audible using a free 30-day trial. Remember to cancel this service before the thirty days are over or you will be charged. https://www.audible.co.uk/ep/kids-audiobooks
Parents can access free ebooks by registering on the following site: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/twinkl-partnerships/bbc-partnerships/bbc-education-bbc-partnerships - Twinkl has teamed up with BBC Education to bring you free home teaching resources for parents. Simply pick a subject and download the PDF to receive links to teaching materials you can use at home. These include worksheets, quizzes, BBC educational videos and lots more!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons - interactive lessons featuring some of the BBC's biggest brands and presenters.
https://worldstories.org.uk/index - WorldStories is a growing collection of stories from around the world. The collection includes retold traditional tales and new short stories in the languages most spoken by UK children.
The Department for Education (DFE) has also published its list of recommended sites for home learning, should you wish to access them. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education
Please note that all of the above is just for your information; feel free to use the resources or ignore them as you see fit.