MUNTHAM HOUSE RESOURCES GUIDE
Dear Parent / Carer,
At Muntham House School we understand how difficult Parents and Carers are finding this situation to deal with because of schools closing due to Covid 19.
Encouraging pupils to work at home can be difficult and we really appreciate the great job that you are all doing so far. All of our pupils are accessing their work through home learning which has really impressed me.
To make the difficult job of home educating easier we have put together a huge set of interesting and engaging resources for pupils to access at home.
We have used resources created by celebrities and organisations from around the world who have responded to the crisis by providing activities to keep your children learning whilst at home.
Some of websites are traditional "home education" while others are more interactive. There are so many resources that there will be things of interest for everybody and I do hope it makes this difficult situation easier for you all.
Please remember learning needs to be fun and we are not expecting pupils to be working all day. As I said at the start sticking to the routine of working in the morning is likely to be succesful. If your child has difficulty or can't access any of the work set by staff please don't hesitate to get in contact with the individual member of staff via email and they will come straight back to you.
I hope you enjoy the experience of exploring and learning with your child using these new resources.
The new online Bitesize Daily lessons in Maths, English and other core subjects will cover every year group up to Year 10. Created in collaboration with teachers and other education experts, they will be easy to navigate, concise and combine the best of Bitesize, BBC Teach and other education providers. See the links below for BBC Bitesize and BBC Teach.
Whether you're at home or at school, you can use BBC Teach for free. Our website is home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject. Click the link below
Twinkl have a wide range of resources and are offering a 1 month free membership for parents during this period. Please visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS to create your account.When you have created your account there is a ‘Parents’ section on the tab list which contains resources designed for use at home.
Widgit Online are offering 30 days of free access to their online resources, meaning you can create schedules, PECS symbols, Social Stories and prompts: www.widgitonline.com/ and use the code WIDGIT30
Here's the entire list of Education Companies offering free subscriptions due to Schools closing.
Creative Isolation have a lovely roundup of activities and learning from a range of organisations.
ThinkUKnow have a range of advice for parents about keeping children safe online and activities for young people of all ages to learn more about internet safety.
Oak National Academy welcome you to their online classroom. Here you can access all of our lessons.
Family Zone is full of free activities and ideas to keep your child busy at home, whilst also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.
Joe Wicks (The Body Coach), who is presenting a free PE lesson each day during the corona virus crisis
GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!
Cosmic Kids Yoga has masses of content aimed at calming children down, using up their excess energy or energising them, depending on which activity you choose, and is free to use at home.
Social Emotional Learning (an everyday essential!)
Growth Mindset – Read aloud book ‘The Dot’ (Can you make your own dot masterpiece?)
Feelings and Emotions – video clips to watch and discuss
Kindness – video, song and activity
Self-esteem – Can you design your own fish?
Yoga/Mindfulness – calming activity