Pupil Home Learning
Welcome to our home learning platform. We are working hard to provide you with exciting learning that you can access at home over the coming weeks. You can expect learning that looks a bit like the homework sheets we give out at the end of the week. These will be packed full of activities for you to engage with during one week. You will also have a project to really get involved with too. Your teachers are excited for you to share your learning with them so please email them with what you have done and share your learning on Twitter. You can expect a response from your teacher within 24 hours within the working week (Mon-Fri). You will be able to access your weekly learning every Friday from 3pm.
The Secretary of State has announced a major new package to support online learning:
- Free laptops to help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people
- Major telecommunications providers will temporarily exempt educational sites from data charges
- BBC Bitesize TV lessons
- Oak National Academy
Oak National Academy - The online classroom will provide free lessons and resources for pupils from reception through to year 10. All resources, lessons and more information can be found here.
BBC Bitesize is launching its own education package. This is accessible on iPlayer and the red button.
Consistent routines are important for behaviour and wellbeing. You may find this daily planner a useful guide to support your child each day at home. The Education Endowment Foundation also has a useful Blog on their website on Four tips for a smooth home learning routine.
Useful Resources for Home Learning
The Summer Holidays 2020
To support your child/ren’s mental wellbeing for their return to school in September, please take a look at this link which provides lots of useful resources, all focused on making sure the return to their classrooms is a mentally healthy one.
Here are some resources and games to help your child with their resilience:
- Building Your Child's Resilience
- Resilience Ladder
- Resilience Game
Here are some more activities for the children:
- Summer Yoga Ideas
- Well-being Games
- Design a Dream Catcher
- Feelings Iceberg
- How Big is My Worry
- My Wellbeing Jar
- My 'I Can' Journal
- Worry Brainstorm
- Thrive Activities Useful for Parents of Children up to 11 Years Old – Week one
How to go out when you have to stay in
If you are looking for activities to do, here is a list of ideas you could try.
Kindness for Mental Health
In support of Kindness for Mental Health Week and beyond, show you are sending your love to the world through this Happy Heart Hunt activity
Seven Days of Kindness
In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 and the
theme of kindness, the National Centre for Children and Families are encouraging primary schools to get mentally healthy by spreading a little kindness.
They have produced a seven days of kindness calendar, designed to be used throughout Mental Health Awareness Week, encourages pupils to do two acts of kindness each day – one for someone else and one for themselves.
7 Well-being Activities for 7 Days
Whilst school is closed, here are some activities that are based on research to help look after your mental health and well-being. 7 Well-being Activities for 7 Days
Useful Contacts and Links
Here is a list of useful contacts and links Supporting Children and Young People's Mental Health & Well-being
Schools and Families Advice Line (SFAL)
The SFAL is a new service established to provide emotional wellbeing advice and early help to children and young people, school staff and families during the Covid-19 pandemic. It can be really worrying when you, or someone you know is going through a difficult time. If you feel this service could help, please call their Single Point of Access who will take your details before passing them onto their call back service.
Mind - Hertfordshire Network
Mind - Hertfordshire Network have launched a new early intervention and prevention helpline for children and young people aged 10-17 in Herts. The helpline will provide a safe, non-judgemental space to talk to a Young People Advisor or Mentor who will provide emotional support, advice and information, signposting and discuss coping strategies. For opening hours and more information please visit the website https://www.hertsmindnetwork.org/young-peoples-helpline . Helpline number is 01923 256391.
Opening times at the moment are:
Mon, Wed, Fri – 13:00 – 16:30
Tues, Thurs – 17::00 – 19:30
Sat – 10:00 – 13:00
They also offer support to parents either through this line, or on their 18+ 24/7 line – reached through the same number.