Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS

Tel: 01452371710

Email: secretary@abbeymead.gloucs.sch.uk

Abbeymead Primary School

Ready for Life

Remote Learning

We are committed to our pupils’ learning during any period of Unavoidable School Closure. Each week during Term Time, we will provide our children with focussed activities linked to the National Curriculum for each Year Group.

All Remote Learning will be accessible through our School Website and Class Dojo. 

Mental Health and Well-being (Education Endowment Foundation)

One of the most important ways to keep mentally healthy is to have routine and structure, and to maintain a healthy sleep pattern. The Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) have produced a series of checklists to help parents and children manage their routines.

Please take care when working online.  Click here for guides from National Online Safety

 

 BBC Bitesize Daily

 

From the 20th April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of the BBC Bitesize website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.

The BBC have worked with education experts to make sure everyone who needs it can access learning resources during this uncertain time. You can also expect some of it to be delivered by well-known faces.

The Bitesize website will also expand to offer additional help for students and parents. New Maths and English lessons will be available every day for all ages. These will be created with resources from Bitesize, other parts of the BBC and other education providers. The content of these lessons will be backed up by new videos, practice tests, educational games and articles. Regular lessons on other core subjects, including science, will also be available. 

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

This initial list of SEND resources (suggested by the Department for Education for parents to use for home learning during the Covid-19 period) has been developed with a focus on accessibility and inclusivity and is based on the recommendations of:

  • trusted organisations
  • charities
  • multi-academy trusts
  • special education headteachers

We encourage parents, teachers and schools to explore beyond this list to identify what support is best for their children and pupils with SEND.

 

SEND: apps and games - (Apps must be downloaded onto a compatible device)

 

Brain Parade - Website: http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/

Description: a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.

 

HelpKidzLearn - Website: https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

Description: a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.

 

Sensory App House Ltd - Website: https://www.sensoryapphouse.com/

Description: a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.

 

Visuals2Go - Website: https://www.visuals2go.com/

Description: an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.

 

Coronavirus educational resources from The Sensory Projects

http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources

 

SEND-specific resources for learning from home from Tech Ability

https://www.techability.org.uk/resources/aiding-learning-from-home/

 

Advice on supporting children with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) from the Council for Disabled Children

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/help-resources/resources/supporting-children-learning-disability-asd-coping-covid-19-isolation

Children and online safety away from school

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

https://www.internetmatters.org/

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

https://parentinfo.org/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

Online Resources across all subjects

 

Numeracy resources

 

 English resources

 

Computing Resources

 

Online Safety

  • ThinkuKnow - a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children with Home Activity packs and parents' guides updated fortnightly.
  • BBC Own It! - Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.

 

 

Science

 

 Geography resources

 

 Spanish resources

 

History Resources

 

Art

 

Music

 

Mindfulness

 

Active activities! - Aim for 60 minutes of activity each day.....

 

Other

 

And lastly,  if you are all stuck at home, here is a useful article from Parent Zone with some family ideas on how to entertain your children safely during this time.