Home Learning Resources

Welcome to our new education resources site. We will be posting a range of engaging education resources and links through to online learning websites and materials. Thank you to everyone who has helped collate and create these items and we hope you enjoy using them. If you have any feedback on the resources or require specific support with education home learning activities, please contact James Hall (Head of Education for Five Rivers) via: james.hall@five-rivers.org.

For educational queries: marianne.charles@safehousesfostering.org.uk is now available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings on 07720 681640 and sandra.gresty@safehousesfostering.org.uk is now  available Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday mornings on 07816 216007.

Lots of the resources out there are online, however, we are aware that children and young people also need to take part in activities that don’t involve high levels of screen time.

We will be updating and adding to the resources on a regular basis, so keep checking back here to see what’s new.

Learning at Home

Worth starting with ensuring children use the internet safely at home. Here, you can find really good and age specific advice. It is important to ensure all children are safe online and that the access settings on their devices supports this.

One of the problems with home learning is to ensure children get the correct information and the right amount of challenge. With Century, you get instant access to English, maths and science resources and are suitable for Years 3-11, aligned to the national curriculum. Clever as the questions and activities adapt depending on each child’s answers etc. Home sign-up is free at present.

We have been busy creating our own resources and videos. Here, you can access some of the Home PE lessons, made by our own amazing teaching staff. Good fun, great sports and thanks to all staff involved.

For languages and again to keep in fun, there are some great free resources. Rockalingua has games, videos and short lessons in Spanish.

For more general and topical education topics, Picture News is a great resource and will send you new materials, via email every week. Each weekly Picture News pack is based around one current news story and includes:

  • An engaging poster with a ‘big question’ suitable for family/group discussions.
  • Differentiated teaching ideas and plans to give you ideas for how to use, this also contains vocab and a suggested useful video.
  • Differentiated activity/task sheets which can be completed independently.
  • A mini newspaper.
  • They also offer a recorded session led by our experienced teachers EVERY WEEK for you to share based around the pack for children aged 4-13 to watch in class/at home.

Other resources out there

BBC Bitesize is currently changing to produce daily content to support with education at home. Bitesize has a range of learning activities to suit age 3 to 16.

For physical education, Joe Wicks does a daily workout for half an hour called P.E with Joe. Lots of children and young people across the world are keeping active by taking part in these workouts.

Young people can join Carol Vorderman on The Maths Factor for free to keep on top of learning their numbers.

David Walliams is also releasing one free audio story per day for 30 days to help keep young people creative and imaginative. These are being released here.

After school activities are being provided from a self-employed, children’s DJ local to our head office, Disco Dion. He is holding a daily disco at 4pm on his YouTube channel to help children through the days of learning at home.

Here are also 50 educational YouTube channels: https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/50-youtube-channels-for-home-learning/

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