Free Resources

Free resources available during school closures:

A number of educational publishers have made their resources available to parents for free during this difficult time for us all. We will update this list as quickly as we are able

Free book to explain the Coronavirus to children by Axel Scheffler (Illustrator of the Gruffalo)

Child Mental Health resources

Newsround: advice for children who are concerned

Dr. Jon Goldin Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, working at Great Ormond Street Hospital discusses child mental health in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Physical Activity resources

We all know the benefits to our physical and mental health if we remain physically active and its great to see so much support for this. Staying active & healthy at home is important – to support parents with this we have pulled together a list of websites that are offering free resources.

Free Yoga (text taken from an email)

I wanted to share with you something that will help Tranmere Park Primary School pupils and their parents stuck at home at this very difficult time.

It’s yoga video lessons that children (with Autism and without) can practise at home during the Coronavirus Lockdown – which I am offering for FREE!

Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/2XS0EVV

There is no catch. Like everyone else we are trying to do our bit to help.

The lessons are simply structured, easy to follow and to teach, as well as safe, highly engaging and great fun. Parents and staff do not need any yoga knowledge or experience to do this. I have been teaching yoga in SEN & Mainstream Schools for almost 25 years and have developed these methods over that time.

Although I created the videos for children who are on the Autism Spectrum, they are also ideal for neurotypical children from EYFS, Reception and Years 1 & 2 so feel free to let Primary Schools in your area know about this.

The lessons consist of THREE short animated videos, which your parents (and staff) can download from my website at the link shown, and use when it best suits the children. So no Zoom, no streaming problems; no privacy worries.

They can stop, start, freeze, go back, fast forward, when they want…and revisit time after time, after time; thereby reinforcing the activities which, we know, with children on the spectrum, is key.

Your pupils will be learning simple yoga postures, a sequence and a relaxation technique, and the whole family will be having fun at the same time.

 

Leeds United resources:

Currently we have the following to support you;

Premier League Primary Stars Website – https://plprimarystars.com/ – please find attached a guide of how the teachers, pupils and families can use this. Also lots of other resources for English, Maths, PSHE for parents that are homeschooling https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures also https://www.leedsunited.com/news/community/26449/online-learning-with-premier-league-primary-stars

Also via the Leeds United Facebook and twitter pages (@LUFC) the Primary Stars team have put together some challenges that are linked to BBC Super Movers so can you please signpost parents and children to these. Please can you share on the school social media and retweet plus use the #LUFCSupermovers                                       https://www.leedsunited.com/news/community/26444/foundation-coaches-to-help-keep-youngsters-active-whilst-learning

Academic resources

Pearson – Support for parents during Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Oxford OWL for Home

STEM Learning parent links

ParentZone have a feed that you can access on our Online Safety page that gives you lots of advice around internet use at home (including games). These are specific ariticles they have published in response to COVID-19

Tips for starting the difficult coronavirus conversation with your child

How to look after your family’s mental health when you’re stuck indoors

Screen time: why you shouldn’t worry

Science resources

Whizz, Pop, Bang! Leaflet

Whizz, Pop, Bang! Letter