Ideas and resources for time at home during school closure
The teachers are setting structured work daily during the school closure, but here are some resources and guidance that may help provide some more structure, time-filling ideas and learning opportunities.
Exeter's RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum) has activities, virtual tours and collections and even their own Minecraft page! https://rammuseum.org.uk/visiting-us/explore-ramm-online/
The importance of play in uncertain times: http://ipaworld.org/resources/for-parents-and-carers-play-in-crisis/
The BBC have a wealth of resources across all different areas: www.bbc.co.uk/teach
- Devon Library Services have a range of free resources that all library members can access online. If you are not already a member, you can sign up easily at https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/join-thelibrary so you can
- Download and stream free eBooks, eAudioBooks and eMagazines, with more than 3,500 titles on Overdrive (eBooks and eAudiobooks), including a range of ‘beginner reads’ for children in the early stages of learning to read, and 1,000 unlimited use eAudiobooks through RB Digital Devon or RB Digital Torbay
- A selection of eMagazines are available on RB Digital Devon or RB Digital Torbay
- A range of eAudiobooks via BorrowBox
- Online reference resources at Devon Libraries including AncestryUK
- fun online content and live streaming events via social media. Check out individual library Facebook pages for more information
- Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a library card.
- You can check the Accelerated Reader level of any book using https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/
- David Walliams reads a story at 11am each day: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
- Audible: For as long as schools are closed, you can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
- Books for topics have created some up to date age-rated booklists https://www.booksfortopics.com/home-school-book-guides-primary
- https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ is a site with recommended book lists categorised by age and topic and lots of first chapters to help you find the next book you'll love
- Why not read some poetry for a change? https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/ or https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/
- PE with Joe is continuing every weekday, live on YouTube at 9am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
- Supermovers provides videos to help children learn whilst they move https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
- Disney 10 minute shake-ups https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups
- https://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob Drawing masterclass from this illustrator on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am #DrawWithRob @RobBiddulph on Twitter
- Zentangle doodling (Google it!)
- @DarrellWakelam on Twitter shares brilliant craft ideas using cardboard and simple resources
- When you can’t go to a museum or visit a fascinating place, why not use https://artsandculture.google.com/?hl=en to visit virtually? You can take a virtual tour of Machu Picchu, explore National Gallery in London, Saint Louis Zoo or even the Eiffel Tower!
Please also find below, suggestions for offline activities, things to do indoors and mindfulness and keeping active (You can view or download these).