Coronavirus Home Learning
Our Daily Home Learning Activities
Some really useful learning resources from the BBC. Follow the link, pick your year group and start your learning.
You'll find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths (linked to White Rose) and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.
White Rose Maths
Our maths scheme is White Rose. They have released some excellent home learning resources. Follow the link and then select your year group.
This week is... Summer Week 6
Read, Write, Inc and Early Reading
To ensure early reading and phonics teaching continues for our Reception and Key Stage 1 children, our reading programme have released some teaching videos. Read, Write, Inc are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on their YouTube channel. Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.
Also, watch Storytime with Nick; films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller.
A new story is added to the YouTube channel at 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week.
Useful Learning Websites
There are also a number of online activities for children to enjoy.
Reading Buddy (online login provided in the pack)
Times Tables Rock Stars (online login provided in the pack)
Education City (online login provided in the pack)
Other Free Online Resources Include:
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures (password UKTWINKLHELPS)
Premier League Primary Stars
Oxford Owl ebooks
Parent videos to support reading at home
Toddler Time Storytelling
Odizzi Geography Fun
Learning at Home
A suggested weekly timetable from Durham County Council that may help keep a routine to your day.
There are links to online learning websites that you may enjoy.
Durham Music Services
For some singing and music fun go to https://www.durhammusic.org.uk/News/youtube.
Our Durham music teachers have created a You Tube channel that has some fun music resources and a song a day for everyone to sing together.
You will need to subscribe to the channel for free before enjoying the resources together.
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Durham Library Services
*Virtual Storytelling Project - Story Team*
Why not get involved with Durham County Council's exciting new virtual storytelling project for families?
We know there is nothing quite like losing yourself in a good book and this project involves families in actually shaping the adventure as it is being written.
County Durham artist Ruth Mary Johnson read the opening of the story via the Durham County Council YouTube channel on Tuesday, 5 May, at 2.00pm. Guided by Ruth, families are invited to come up with suggestions for what happens next, either with a drawing, sentence or just a single word with the next instalments being read every Tuesday until the finished story is released on Friday 5 June.
*Toddler Time – online story time sessions at your fingertips*
If you have children or even just like to listen to stories you can now enjoy listening to these at home. New story time sessions from Kitchen Zoo, a North East company which creates theatre for young audiences, and County Durham artist Ruth Mary Johnson are available online.
The sessions are available via Durham County Council's YouTube channel with a new story added each Thursday at 2.00pm. They are then available to enjoy at any time for free. We hope that you enjoy these and they make an interesting addition to your library experience. Below is a list of previous titles that you can still enjoy, plus the upcoming ones!
9 April - Chicken Licken, read by Ruth Mary Johnson
16 April – The Owl and the Pussycat, read by Kitchen Zoo
23 April - The Three Bears, by Kitchen Zoo
30 April – Aesop’s Fables, by Ruth Mary Johnson
07 May - The Jumbellies by Edward Lear, by Kitchen Zoo
14th May - The Lambton Worm by Stan Hodgson
21st May - The Boy who Cried Wolf by Kitchen Zoo
28th May - The Magic Porridge Pot by Shelley O’Brien