Supporting children at home
Please scroll down to find extra resources to support children's learning at home and guidance on internet safety.
7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home
Shared reading is a great way to develop children’s language and communication and
to boost their reading skills. Regular reading routines can offer lots of opportunities for
learning during school closures.
Helping Home Learning
Learning opportunities are everywhere. You can make anything a learning experience for your child, just follow the TRUST ideas.
Oak National Academy
Our aim is to support teachers to support their pupils. We provide a bank of high-quality, sequenced video lessons and resources for teachers to use as they wish. We’ll cover a range of subjects including maths, English, art and languages.
First Site activity pack
Stay inspired with Firstsite’s artist created activity packs, featuring contributions from UK artists including Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Jeremy Deller, Mark Wallinger and more.
White Rose Maths
White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
Free resources to support learning at home including: advice and support for parents, educational activities and games and free eBook library for 3- to 11-year-olds.
The world of David Walliams
This site offers free daily audio stories for your children to listen to.
Change 4 Life
Fund ideas to help your kids to stay healthy
Daily content that supports you as schools close across the UK, to help you with your education and wellbeing.
Here you can watch episodes and clips, play games, and even sing along to your favourite Horrible Histories songs!
Fun ideas to help with learning about Geography. Packed with lots of Geography information and free teaching resources to help making learning fun.
Aspire Active Hub
Keep your children active and engages in home learning.
Bring the noise
BBC music lesson ideas and activities you can do at home.
Here’s list of great science experiments with instructions that you can do right at home or at school.
Interesting activities for children of all ages:
Keeping your child safe online
Updated in relation to COVID-19, this website provides support for young people to take control of their online life. Topics include help and advice, skills and inspiration on matters such as friendships and bullying, safety and self-esteem.
Childline helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Children can talk with Childline about anything, whether big or small; their trained counsellors can help. See their website or call free on 0800 1111.
Support parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools
Advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online. Short videos for parents and carers.
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online.
Help and advice for families in a digital world.
London Grid for Learning online safety and safeguarding.
NSPCC guidance on keeping children safe online.
The ESCB is a statutory multi agency organisation which brings together agencies who work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Essex. It has produced guidance for parents and carers to help them understand online safety and exploitation generally.
The NSPCC has produced several online safety guides, from setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps.