COVID-19 - Coronavirus

Hay Festival Digital

Attending Hay Festival Digital 2020 online is completely free and couldn't be easier.

Hay Festival Programme for Schools will be broadcast on Hay Player 18–22 May. Aimed at inspiring creative reading, this programme has events for children in both primary and secondary school and learning resources to accompany the sessions.

The main programme runs 22–31 May and features free live broadcasts and interactive events from more than 100 award-winning writers, global policy makers, historians, pioneers and innovators, celebrating the best new fiction and non-fiction, and interrogating some of the biggest issues of our time.

Activities to do together at home

  1. treasure Hunt - hide an object in the house.

  2. make play dough or salt dough

  3. fashion show clothing (You can have a clear out if needed too!)

  4. look through photos together

  5. baking (if you can get the ingredients!)

  6. lego building challenge

  7. draw pictures of each other

  8. try out some new hair styles

  9. make some cards for any upcoming events

  10. paper planes competitions

  11. tower building competition (you can use blocks, or toilet roll, or anything you can find)

  12. keep a balloon in the air for as long as you can

  13. make up an exercise routine, (or see above in the blue box for some free classes)

  14. make motivational posters

  15. do a yoga class together, (there's plenty on YouTube if you don't own any)

any suggestions, or want to show off some photos of things you have been up to (on our portal) let me know at: abbieharrold@phoenixfostering.co.uk

Educational Websites

twinkl - online and printable education material from EYFS to KS4 which now has a parents hub and is free to sign up during COVID-19 school closures using the code UKTWINKLHELPS. 

Oxford Owl- an online library of interactive books and activities, as well as other printable English and Maths resources from EYFS to Year 6.

Phonics Play - interactive phonics games and printable phonics resources from EYFS.

Letters and Sounds - free printable resources for the Letters and Sounds phonics programme suitable from EYFS.

First 4 Maths - free downloadable maths activities for primary aged children from EYFS to KS2.

CBeebies numeracy games - Suitable for EYFS / Reception / Year 1.

Ed Shed - online literacy and maths education resources.  Ed Shed is the home of The Literacy Shed, Literacy Shed Plus, Spelling Shed and Maths Shed.  Resources available from EYFS to KS2.  

Top Marks - online education resources and games covering all subjects of the curriculum.  Also tablet friendly.  From EYFS onwards. 

Maths Playground - online maths games.  From KS1 to Year 7.

White Rose Maths - White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8.

The Muddy Puddle Teacher - outdoor learning ideas.

Previous SATS Papers - free downloadable SATS papers from previous years to use as practice papers.

Free audible children stories, which will be free for as long as the schools are closed.

These include Winnie-the-Pooh & Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter

Telford & Wreckin Council's bank of resources

A 3 month free language course from Rosetta Stone

Carol Voderman's The Maths Factor free

Sir Linkalot spell at home, free access, just sign up for the news letter to recieve your code to free access

Fender 3 months of free guitar lessons

The Body Coach TV half an hour P.E lessons each weekday morning live streaming at 9 am, or you can watch the videos at any time, wherever PE fits into your home-school schedule.

The Guardian have put together a list of 20 learning apps for kids

Orphans Publishing, 30 days of fun in the garden, free download

3 new lessons every weekday on BBC bitesize

Helen's friend Sylvie is posting daily craft sessions, find her on youtube her channel name is Irish Scrapper.

This video is from AC education, look out for their creative at home series.

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