There are all sorts of pieces of advice to be found flying around on social media – with contrasting opinions and suggestions. Scroll down to find useful live links and some suggestions for those who will be at home with children.
Below is the link to the NHS webpage dedicated to information about the virus.
Because of concerns for the wellbeing of those who attend worship and activities at Holyhead Road we are following guidelines which advise that all group activities are temporarily suspended.
Please be mindful of others at this difficult time – keep in touch with each other, help others where and when needed and as you are able.
Check out the suggestions below (and visit the Community Page) if you have children who will not be attending school for the foreseeable future…
The BBC are launching more programmes to support families with children at home. See the press release below for details
For those of you who like a bit of structure in your lives; here’s what various celebrities are offering you and your children (for free) daily, to help with their education while schools are closed:
9.00am – PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
10.00am – Maths with Carol Vorderman http://www.themathsfactor.com
11.00am – English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12.00pm – Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm – Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm – Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065
2.00pm – History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
4.00pm – Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
9.30am Wednesday 25 March – Geography with Steve Backshall https://twitter.com/SteveBackshall/status/1242058846941712385
For older kids, here are free revision resources for age 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:
https://revisionworld.com/ – this is a very helpful site!
And for more general resources, have a look through:
- Check Facebook if you can – many teachers are offering support to provide help with continuing studies.
- BBC Bitesize will offer a range of remote study packages for all ages
- If your children are of primary or early years age, look for a website called https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ which has resources up to KS2 including for special needs and EAL. This is usually a subscription website but, after a few seconds, the home page will get a pop-up regarding school closure learning support and you should be able to access some free support.
- The British Council also has fun online educational games which are suitable for younger children. The page has a tab to take you to some support material for teens too! http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/word-games Also look at http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/search/apachesolr_search/online%20games? f%5B0%5D=im_taxonomy_vocabulary_55%3A2727 and http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/search/apachesolr_search/online%20games?f%5B0%5D=im_taxonomy_vocabulary_55%3A2835
- TES (Times Educational Supplement) may be able to help you out too: https://www.tes.com/coronavirus?utm_campaign=14119267&utm_content=coronavirus-hub-17mar20&utm_source=exact-target&utm_medium=email
- Need books to occupy children? This website is offering free access: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==
- Check out YouTube – there are LOTS of subject-specific videos to access for all subjects, syllabuses and key stages.
- Use the time to do things together – go for walks, do crafty projects, teach your children life skills,
- Write letters / make cards that can be sent to care homes – they are in lockdown and the residents might like to receive a cheery message!
- Download free mindfulness colouring pages – lots to be found online. Here are some links… https://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/free-printable-elsa-coloring-pages-kids.html https://www.coloring.ws/coloring.html https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/free-printable-coloring-pages-for-adults-1358144
- Use items you would usually recycle / throw away – to make models / create learning projects – again, lots to be found online! Here’s an example: https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/recycling-crafts
- Use Skype or equivalent to make sure that children keep in touch with friends and family.
- If you are all healthy, why not offer to keep gardens tidy for the elderly / vulnerable / those in isolation? Or shop for them?
- Want to keep fit? https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html