Here are some useful linkshttps://challengenottingham.co.uk/activities-for-children https://schuk-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/r/personal/kirsty_stansfield_woodlands_nottingham_sch_uk/_layouts/15/Doc.aspx?sourcedoc=%7BA3274D40-341C-4806-AF2D-1F4F892D2AFC%7D&file=mylockdowndiary.pptx&action=edit&mobileredirect=true
The British Red Cross have a launched a campaign to promote kindness during these difficult and challenging times.
They have created a Power of Kindness Calendar so that young people can record the acts of kindness they have undertaken each day.
They have created a downloadable template and some information about the campaign.
The power of kindness calendar
If you have completed any acts of kindness then please share them with the British Red Cross and also the school.
We would like to pass on a warning from the Department For education regarding the new FSM voucher scheme.
Be aware of scam emails
We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.
We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.
This is a link to the DFE website where you can find the latest advice and informationwww.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance
This is a selection of celebrity websites which may help to keep you entertained at home courtesy of Mr Rea
Carol Vorderman is dropping the paywall for the duration of the lockdown giving free access to her maths lessons!
Strictly star Dianne Buswell is offering free dance tuition. Fun for all families!
Music with Myleene Klass – the ex-HearSay member is offering her expertise to soothe and inspire the nation’s children. Upside: classically trained composer is offering free tuition! Downside: Judging by the thumbnails it seems you probably need a grand piano or cello.
Dancing with Oti Mabuse Star of Strictly.
Story Time with David Walliams
Story Time with Floella Benjamin Now you’re talking!
If you are unable to access lessons because of the impact of the Corona Virus and the need to self isolate then please access a wealth of resources on the website.
If you click on the academy tab and then subjects. Here you will find links to different subjects. You can download activities and work and print them off at home.
With the current COVID-19 virus outbreak we have added some useful links to our website. These are websites offering a range of activities and home learning tasks if you are unable to attend school.
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
https://www.senecalearning.com For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/ Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
https://blockly.games Learn computer programming skills – fun and free. Scratch
Creative computer programming Ted Ed https://ed.ted.com All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Activities and quizzes for younger kids. Duolingo
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See
Wide range of cool educational videos
https://thecrashcourse.com You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids As above for a younger audience
Crest Awards https://www.crestawards.org Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards https://idea.org.uk Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
https://www.tinkercad.com All kinds of making.
https://www.prodigygame.com Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities for the younger ones.
Nature Detectives https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location! British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html Geography gaming!
Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com Easy arts and crafts for little ones The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
https://toytheater.com/ Educational online games DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac Activities and quizzes
https://www.twinkl.co.uk This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ This link takes you to further resources offering free access.
Andrew Morgan Interim Principal Woodlands