On this page you will find links to explaining coronavirus, home learning resources and online games.
Please click on links and boxes below to download or open websites.
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Rebuild and Recover Resources
Text © Mentally Healthy Schools
Support the whole school community with this set of resources for children, parents and staff.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended our normal way of life.
Schools are now welcoming children back to school – not after a break of a few weeks like normal, but after several months.
Coronavirus resources for children and families
Text and image © Sheffield’s Children NHS
Helping children and young people cope with the information and changes related to the Coronavirus can be a huge challenge. From social distancing and quarantine to school closures and increased awareness of infection and hygiene – there is a lot to process for children and families.
Coronavirus a book for children
By Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts
Illustrated by Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Text © Coronavirus a book for children
There’s a new word you might have heard. You might hear people talking about it or you might hear it on the news. This word is the reason that you’re not going to school. It is the reason you can’t go outside very often or visit your friends. It might be the reason why the grown-up or grown-ups who look after you are at home. The word is Coronavirus.
Coronavirus: supporting bereaved children and young people
Text © www.winstonswish.org
Everyone is talking about coronavirus and its impact. Adults are being encouraged to work from home, some schools are closing, children’s parties being cancelled and people are choosing to self-isolate and not see friends and relatives at this time.
All children will have questions about the effects of the virus but for children who have had someone important die or have a member of their family who is ill, this anxiety is likely to be heightened. Parents have been asking us how to reassure bereaved children and young people who are worried about the effect of this virus on their family.
Coronavirus friendly and re-assuring visuals for young people
- Breathing exercises.pdf
- CCSC Family Activities EBook.pdf
- Free Starter Coping Skills for Kids Printables.pdf
- The Corona Virus Free Printable Coronvirus explanation with visuals
- Coronvirus explanation with visuals
- Coronavirus social story comic strip
- Coronavirus social story basic
- Social Story re covid 19
- Pandemics and the Coronavirus
- EasyRead Coronavirus_KP formatted
- Washing your hands – Widgit symbols
- Youtube video: Coronavirus explained and what you should do
Free Online Resources
For any families that use twitter, look at the hashtag #FreeBookResources for loads of activity ideas, recorded story times, colouring sheets…all sorts of stuff! twitter.com/search?q=%23FreeBookResources&src=typeahead_click
Bag Books have some sensory stories you can make at home: http://www.bagbooks.org/bookshop/diy
And don’t forget public library ebook lending, for Greenwich: capitadiscovery.co.uk/royalgreenwich
National Literacy Trust have a family portal that is regularly updated with resources: literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone
UCL Institute of Education has complied lists of resources to help parents, carers and families supporting children’s learning from home: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news/2020/mar/resources-available-support-homeschooling
For PMLD / Pathway 3
- An Alice in Wonderland Story Massage: www.tes.com/teaching-resource/musical-story-massage-alice-in-wonderland | Parents would need to create a login for the TES website to download the resources but it is easy to do. Here is some info about story massage: sensorydispensary.blogspot.com
- There are plenty of ideas in the thematic units from the Northern Ireland PMLD curriculum. Parents can pick a topic and explore the theme: www.nicurriculum.org.uk/curriculum_microsite/SEN_PMLD_thematic_units
- Alien Hunt | PDF | Alien Hunt – with music
Sensory Activity Downloads
- Thud Thud Sound Sensory Bottle
- Splashy Sound Sensory Bottle
- Sensory fun
- Rustle Rustle Sound Sensory Bottle
- Ding Dong Sound Sensory Bottle
- Clink Clank Sound Sensory Bottle
Class Angel (PMLD) recommends some routine songs
- Good Morning Song: chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home
- Lunchtime song played before they have lunch: www.youtube.com
Class Angel (PMLD) recommends favourite action songs
- One little Finger: www.youtube.com
- Head shoulders knees and toes: www.youtube.com
- Shake your Sillies Out!!: www.youtube.com
- Hockey Cokey: www.youtube.com
- One Finger One Thumb keep moving: www.youtube.com
- Skeleton Song: www.youtube.com
Class Angel (PMLD) recommends favourites for free time
ReadingWise Zip Module: readingwise.com/assets/uploads/pdf/Zip_Parents_Notes_March_2020.pdf
ReadingWise Decoding Module:
ReadingWise Comprehension Module:
ReadingWise on CENMAC: cenmac.com/reading-wise
Pathway 1 – Maths
- Support for Basic Maths 17
- Spring Maths Activity Booklet
- Living Maths Book 5
- Living Maths Book 1-1
- Addition and Subtraction Colour by Number Lower Ability
- Phonics Phase 3 Home Learning Challenges
- Learn From Home Pack
- Common Exception Words Activity Book
Pathway 2 Resources for Home Learning
- Year 1 Science Learning from Home (Everyday Materials) Activity Booklet
- Support for Basic Maths 3
- Support for Basic Maths 2
- Support for Basic Maths 1-1
- Spring Maths Activity Booklet
- Feeling Anxious Choice Cards
- CVC Word Activity Booklet
- Common Exception Words Activity Book
- Home Learning
- Home Pack
Websites for children and young people
Class Angel’s favourite TV show.
Websites for parents/carers
Widgit: To make sure symbol users have access to the systems and resources they need, Widgit are offering free and unrestricted access to Widgit Online and it’s ready-made materials for 30 days. Use Code: WIDGIT30
Sign up HERE
National Literacy Trust: As a response to school closures, we have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time. Over the next days, weeks and months we will be updating this as often as we can with new and useful content for parents.
Open Learn: Anyone can learn for free on OpenLearn, but signing-up will give you access to your personal learning profile and record of achievements that you earn while you study.
Symbols © Widget
Council for Disabled Children
Coronavirus support for parent carers and children & young people
The situation with COVID-19 is rapidly changing. We are following government advice on how to stay healthy and safe during this time. We have gathered a list of helpful resources about coronavirus to share with parent carers and children & young people. We hope that you find this information useful: councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/news-opinion/news/coronavirus-support-parent-carers-and-children-young-people
Online Education Sites and Games
For students: Logins can be set up for students also, this program has been especially set up for those with additional needs. If you would like a login for yourself or for your students please email James Joseph: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun educational games in the form of online activities for children and interactive whiteboard resources for teachers. Please speak to your form tutor to access the username and password.
An increasing number of switch-accessible online games are becoming available. Have a look at the links below to see the latest games available.
This is an online switch game designed to encourage participation and competition between two switch users. It is also available to download.
Sprouts, sprouts leave them all out (this is the veg I can do without…). A great game accessible with two switches set to act as the left and right arrow keys.
There are loads of fun games on the Internet that are accessible to people who can use a mouse, rollerball, joystick, headpointer or eyetracking system.
Try making some of your own modern art! You’ll need to be able to use a mouse, rollerball, joystick or headpointer. Click the mouse button to change your paint colour.
Make Gonzo fly from a cannon! See if you can get him to land in a bucket. You’ll need to be able to use a mouse, rollerball, joystick or head pointer.
Assistive Technology in Education
CENMAC recommends: cenmac.com/home-learning
CENMAC is a team of advisory teachers who support pupils who have difficulties accessing the curriculum because of a physical disability. We assess and review the progress of pupils, train the staff working with them and loan appropriate equipment. We work across the Greater London area, with pupils and students aged 2 to 25 with Education Health and Care Plans.