Here are some other good ideas produced by Pobble which don’t need a digital screen – good for if you have been on a tablet or PC a lot in a day!
Support for Parents / Carers – Welsh Government have produced guidance and support for parents on Hwb in the Parents / Carers section. This includes information about accessing learning, supporting and staying safe online.
One day, these times will be remembered in history. Why don’t you make your own time capsule? There are some good ideas here from Long Creations. You can print the sheets out or if you don’t have a printer, try designing your own. We’re sure that you will have lots more ideas of things that you can put in your time capsule!
Other Ideas to Support Learning and Wellbeing
There are lots of ideas / activities on the following websites to support learning and development during this period of school closure. Click on the links to visit any of the sites.
Welsh Government are releasing new resources regularly on Hwb. Keep a look on on the Resources section.
Some of the links require you to create a FREE account in Twinkl. Details of how to do this are on the Learning at Home Page.
The BBC Bitesize Education are producing a vast range of programmes / lessons.
Great Ormond Street Hospital have 35 ideas on their web page link here. There are lots of lovely things to try out at home.
Some of the links may go to You Tube* – Please ensure that these have been checked before your child views them or set up an account through You Tube Kids if you do not already have one.
If you have a younger brother or sister who is not yet at school, there are ideas on the Foundation Phase Learning at Home Page.
There is a lot of information about coronavirus in the news. Childline have lots of information to explain what is going on and help if you are feeling a little worried. Don’t forget that you can phone Childline on 0800 1111 if you are worried or anxious about anything.
Coronavirus Book – A simple book written by an Educational Psychologist to help explain how we are all keeping ourselves safe.
This digital book illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler is FREE and will explain all about the virus. Please share this with your parent / carer.
Real P.E at Home – An online programme which enables families to play, learn and be active supporting emotional and physical health. We use this scheme at school and are fortunate to be able to offer FREE access to over 250 challenges and activities which the children will find lots of fun. You will need the user name and password which was texted to you on 27/3/2020.
BBC Teach Supermovers PSHE – A couple of active videos for developing team work and learning skills.
Growth Mindset – A collection of clips from BBC Teach building on work we have done to develop a growth mindset.
Cosmic Yoga – Lots of free ideas for mindfulness and relaxation on You Tube*.
Joe Wicks P.E Lessons – Live each day at 9am on his You Tube* channel or can be watched later at any time. Fun for all of the family.
Language and Literacy
Audible Stories – Stories which can be streamed for FREE whilst schools are closed.
BBC Teach Supermovers English – Fun movement videos to help learn and consolidate basic rules of spelling and grammar for junior children.
Tom Fletcher, formerly of McFly and now children’s author is reading stories on his You Tube* channel, including ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess’. New stories every Monday.
Spelling Patterns and Tricky Words – Practise spellings and reading / writing tricky words.
Top Marks Literacy Games – Lots of games and ideas to develop language and literacy skills. Choose a category and games will be listed for you to try out. Unfortunately some are not ‘tablet friendly’ so may need a PC or laptop.
Cymraeg Facebook Page – This has been created by WCBC Welsh Language Outreach Co-ordinator to support primary age children to continue to develop their Welsh language skills. There are lots of simple ideas which do not require parents to have Welsh language skills. Parents will need to log into a Facebook account to access this.
Modern Foreign Languages – Learn some greetings with some Premier League Footballers.
I See Maths Games – Games to develop calculation skills and strategic thinking.
White Rose Maths – Weekly lesson videos and activities for all ages and stages of development. If the activities are a bit tricky, try a year group below or for further challenge, pick a year group above.
BBC Teach Supermovers Maths – Fun movement videos to help learn and consolidate fundamental maths concepts for junior children.
The Maths Factor – FREE access to Carol Vorderman’s website with lots to develop and practise maths skills. A parents will need to subscribe for FREE to access the site.
Hwb Reasoning activities – these activities will challenge you to use and apply your maths skills to different problems.
Other Topics, including Expressive Arts, Humanities, Science & Technology
KS2 Explorers – A series of animations from BBC Teach about five explorers with ideas for cross curricular activities.
Science with Maddie Moate – Streamed live everyday at 11am but you can catch up on You Tube*
Science Fun at Home – Fun activities which children can do at home from the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
Science Sparks – Fun Science activities with items / materials that you may have at home.
Myleene’s Music Klass – Myleene Klass provides online music lessons on her You Tube* channel.
Dance with Oti Mabuse – Live at 11.30am everyday or catch up on You Tube*
Keep Cooking and Carry On with Jamie Oliver – You may need a FREE My4 account to play this.
Chester Zoo Facebook Page – We can’t go to the zoo but the zoo can come to us with virtual tours and other games on their Facebook page.
Ty Pawb – Family Art Club at Ty Pawb are posting new activities every Saturday morning on their Facebook page.