COVID-19 Home learning resources
There are lots of pages and links on the health and wellbeing area of this website. On this page we have gathered together some that have been specifically produced to support learning at home whilst schools are closed. If you come across something that you have found useful and isn’t here, do let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org .
|The Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) have produced a series of checklists to help parents and children manage their routines.
All the EEF materials to support home learning can be found here.
DfE resource list and signposting
BBC Teach – a wide range of resources including personal, social and health education (PSHE)
PSHE Association – home learning (some resources require membership)
National Geographic Kids – resources on a range of topics aimed at helping primary school-aged children to consider living in the wider world
The British Red Cross – Newsthink resource (ages 11-18) encourages learners to consider ways that members of the public can look after each other and to understand the facts about a pandemic. There is also a Kindness Calendar which helps children and young people learn about and carry out acts of kindness.
In recognition of the fact that children are spending more time online, the DfE have gathered together a range of resources for parents/carers to support them in keeping children safe online.
Digital 5 a day – practical steps from the Children’s Commissioner to achieve a healthy and balanced digital diet.
Think You Know – This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, new home activity packs are released with simple 15 minute activities parents and carers can do with their children to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.
Fairtrade – resources and activities for home-learning about Fair Trade in a range of global contexts.
The Stephen Lawrence charitable trust has created a number of resources aimed at exploring how children and families can learn and connect with their communities.
Health for kids Health for teens – useful health-related information for children, young people and parents including links to local organisations. Further information on how to access ChatHealth, a secure text messaging service which allows young people to contact the service anonymously using smartphones and mobile devices can be found on the Health for Teens website. This is a dedicated text messaging service allowing users to send queries and ask the School Nursing service advice on a range of topics
Kids health – information, games and animations on all aspects of health and wellbeing for children, young people and parents.
Social and emotional learning
Into film – film guides, recommendations and activities for children and young people.
Dr Pooky Knightsmith, child and adolescent mental health expert, has developed two free wellbeing courses:
COVID19 – Staying Mentally Well – which walks you through simple steps you can take to try to look after your emotional wellbeing and
Simple Self-Soothe Strategies – which introduces you to five simple strategies for relaxation and self-soothing which can be used by adults or children.