To our wonderful Patcham Infant School Community.
We have started receiving requests for Remote Learning for children and families who are self-isolating. We have currently found ourselves in a very unusual situation where the school is open for some whilst others are at home. For that reason and with reduced staffing, teachers need to prioritise those children in school as well as maintaining a healthy life themselves.
For the time being I have created a list of useful links of free online education resources for you to share with your children. Please do make sure your look at the websites together in order to keep your children safe online.
The list is not exhaustive; also please remember to look back at the home learning that has been provided in the past.
We will do our utmost to provide individual resource packs and add more bespoke tasks to the school website as soon as possible.
BBC Learning this site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available. No TV licence is required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Blockly Games Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Scratch Creative computer programming
National Geographic Kids Activities and quizzes for younger children.
Duolingo Why not practice a language together! Web or app.
Mystery Science Free science lessons
The Kids Should See this Wide range of educational videos
Crash Course Kids
Crest Awards Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Prodigy Maths Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Cbeebies Radio Listening activities. Nature Detectives
Tree Tools for Schools A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Oxford Owl for Home Lots of free resources for Primary age
Geography Games Geography gaming!
Blue Peter Badges If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent Good, free art activities linked to from this Facebook page
Red Ted Art Easy arts and crafts
The Imagination Tree Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Toy Theater Educational online games
DK Find Out Activities and quizzes
Twinkl This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
YouTube Yoga There will be times when you need to move about so why not practise yoga together!
Or some 10 minute shake up activities If you have a garden ensure you get regular fresh air with star jumps, burpees, cart wheels, handstands etc – I will challenge anyone to a handstand competition on everyone’s return if they are brave enough!
Do you have a pack of cards? What new games can you learn?
How about keeping a diary?
What books can you read together?
I also want to add that child led play (alongside parent/carers) still stands as the best way to learn and shouldn't be underestimated. So, a few weeks of spending time playing, experimenting, de-stressing is not going to ruin their lives
We cannot accept responsibility for any external links and would advise you to check sites before accessing with your child.