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.
More resources here: www.charltonparkacademy.com/educational-and-useful-websites

Click on the Pathways below for online resources:

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.

Link: www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk

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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.

NHS Sheffield

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.

DOWNLOAD | Link: Coronavirus a book for children.pdf

Coronavirus a book for children

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.

Link: www.winstonswish.org

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Downloadable Resources

Coronavirus friendly and re-assuring visuals for young people

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Coping Skills

Coronavirus Explained


Free Online Resources

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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

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Sensory Activity Downloads


Class Angel (PMLD) recommends some routine songs


Class Angel (PMLD) recommends favourite action songs



Class Angel (PMLD) recommends favourites for free time

Websites for children and young people

Mister Tumble

Something Special
Class Angel’s favourite TV show.
Link: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Websites for parents/carers

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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

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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.

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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.

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Online Resources

National Autistic Society

Here’s the latest guidance on coronavirus and useful information.
Link: www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus


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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



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Online Education Sites and Games

If you require your child’s password and are away from school please email Kathryn.

  • KAZ Type

We have access to the online Kaz Touch Typing programme
login page: kaz.kaz-type.com/kazLogOn

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: jjoseph@cenmac.com  

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  • Help Kidz Learn

If you would like to play some of the games on this site, please speak to your form tutor to access the username and password.

  • Education city

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.

  • Espresso Education

A cross-curricular digital learning platform for teachers and students.


  • Switch Games

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.

  • Mouse Games

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.

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