Online resources

Here are some key online resources that may help you with learning at home during the current school closure.

The Recovery Curriculum

As we progress through the coming weeks, we feel very strongly that all of our students be supported to process their experiences over the past 3 months and begin to recover in order to move forward. With that in mind, our Well being Team and Pastoral Team have developed a guide to explain the approach to learning both for our home-learners and school based-learners. I hope that you will find this useful in explaining what form of learning and support will be offered.

To read about our Recovery Curriculum please click here

Advice and help for parents and pupils

5 Ways to Wellbeing #coping - a flyer with lots of advice and guidance on coping at this challenging time

Free Massage Story

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CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) resources website - a website full of resources, apps, videos and advice to help with mental health and wellbeing.

Top Tips from the West Berkshire Autism Team

Helping Parents and Kids Stay Cool and Collected During the COVID 19 Outbreak

A Kids guide to Coronavirus

COVID-19 advice for parents and carers

Keepsafe.org have created a webpage of information for people with learning difficulties which you may find helpful

Childline Calmzone is an online resource page from Childline UK with lots of advice on keeping everyone calm and also lots of resources to help.

ELSA Support Uk have set up lots of free resources to help children stay calm during this time.

NHS resource - Coping with family life during lockdown

 

Learning Resources

Oak Academy - resources for pupils with SEND

BBC Bitesize have released daily lessons for all ages. 

Vooks Pupil-safe streaming of read aloud animated story books.  Teachers get a year free and parents can also get a month free

Boardmaker Activities that are free to use at home.

Twinkl resources during Coronavirus shutdown

Virtual Museum Tours

Go Noodle – Our favourite wake up shake up exercise

Useful Youtube links

Youth Sports Trust Free PE and sport resources and ideas

Premier League Primary Stars

Audible audio books Audible are offering free access to loads of audio books.

David Walliams online David Walliams Elevenses webpage is offering a free audiobook read by him at 11am each day. 

Joe Wicks #PEwithJoe Joe Wicks is doing an online live PE session during the week starting at 9am.

Haktive Activity Challenge This free resource will enable you to bring physical activity into your home and promote well being for your children and you. It provides a number of challenges for your to encourage physical activity in a fun way. 

Team GB activity page Team GB have set up a webpage with lots of activity ideas and resources. Click here to visit.

Tagtiv8 have a website full of ideas for keeping active.

 

Stories and songs

Here is another story. This time it is "Monkey Puzzle" by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Enjoy

 

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Anna Scholl, our Drama Teacher, has recorded a reading of this lovely book, "The Story of Ferdinand". Enjoy

 

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Here is a fantastic song by our very talented music teacher Charles. It is called "The Hairy Yeti's Haircut". Enjoy

 

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Another story for you. This time it is "The Fish Who Could Wish" by John Bush and Korky Paul. Enjoy

 

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Charles has recorded "Sir Nobink " by Spike Milligan. Two chapters are below. Enjoy:

 

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Another story for you. This time it is "Stickman" by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Enjoy

 

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Here is another reading. This time it is "The Gruffalo's Child" by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Enjoy

 

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Charles has recorded "The Bald Twit Lion" by Spike Milligan. Two chapters are below. Enjoy:

Chapter 1

 

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Chapter 2

 

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Here is story number 2 - "The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Enjoy

 

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Here is the first story as promised. It is "What The Ladybird Heard" by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. Please share is with you child - I hope they enjoy it. I plan to do another one on Monday.

 

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We will add to these resources if we find any new ones. Of course, please share any you may have that you think I should include by emailing me at office@castle.w-berks.sch.uk