Resources for Families at Home

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The closure of schools and educational settings in the UK from Friday 20 March for an indefinite period of time will cause a lot of anxiety and uncertainty amongst parents, carers, students and staff. 

Please visit the link for up-to-date information on closures including special arrangements for vulnerable children and children of critical workers.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

We will update this section with resources and information that we hope will go some way in helping families with children at home.  

Resources for Families & Children

The attached has been written by Jenny Burrett (WCA Trustee) to help young people and children cope in a positive way with the challenges and uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.
CORONA Advice for Children and Young People

Mental Health charity YoungMinds shares a blog and some excellent resources on its website to help children and young people cope with the current challenges…
https://youngminds.org.uk/

Hearts and Minds have set up an online peer support group programme aimed at young people aged 14 – 25 who are experiencing mental health issues 
https://twitter.com/heartsand_minds

Audible have announced that all their children’s and teens’ audio books will be free to listen to as long as the schools stay closed!  Click the link below to get started…
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Visit the British Museum website and follow their digital channels for online tours and other resources…
https://www.britishmuseum.org/

Kew Gardens has updated their website with some fantastic online resources for families.
https://twitter.com/kewgardens

Encourage your children to stay active.  Joe Wickes has become the PE teacher for the nation, access his videos via the following link:
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Tune into this channel for daily workouts for children (and adults) at 8am and 4pm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OowN8MgI_vM

Check out this U-Tube channel with Mr. P Primary School Teacher videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpzTl_-iBBB1GH30P0JA5CA

For free audio books and to listen to much loved children’s author David Walliams read every day at 11am, visit his website here:
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/watch-and-listen

The YMCA have set up a Children and Family Network Group Page on Facebook.  You can visit and join the group here:
https://www.facebook.com/YMCA-Children-and-Family-Network-104493997866105/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARAkL8x5zwMuo1Iz55h8FEhENzDR774WZPxvIQg6UAbSWvgIUKj_MRb7AvKuWvEW5IHIgSEvs9b7GJ4j

Scouts UK has published ‘The Great Indoors’, with over 100 activities to keep the little ones busy…
https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors?utm_source=twitter&amp%3Butm_medium=traffic&amp%3Butm_campaign=staticcopy3

Jay Flynn, a former pub landlord from Darwen, in Lancashire, is organising quiz nights while raising money for NHS staff and volunteers. His latest offering is a quiz for younger kids.
.http://@zJrI^pqZ2NiGfWtz9IMHg5J

Merton Music Foundation has launched its e-learning music lessons, more info can be found here:
https://mmf.org.uk/e-learning/

The National Literacy Trust has some excellent online resources to keep the little ones busy.
https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/5-8/

BBC Newsround for Children.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

A Day's Worth of Free Resources for Children

09.00am – PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
10.00am – Maths with Carol Vorderman 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/
02.00pm – History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
04.00pm – Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

Additional Resources

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

BBC Bitesize is adapting their online resources to support homeschooling over the coming weeks
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 For older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:

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