Following the recent lockdown announcements, many of you will be feeling anxious about how best to support students over the coming weeks and months. We have put together loads of useful home learning resources:
BBC TV Education
- Starting on Monday 11 January, each week day on CBBC channel you will see a three- hour block of primary school programming from 9am, including BBC live lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming such as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher and much loved titles such as Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.
- BBC Two will cater for secondary students with programming to support the GCSE curriculum, with a least two hours on content each weekday.
Other Education Resources
- Teach – Whether you’re at home or at school, you can use BBC Teach for free. The website is home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.
- Department for Education has a list of online education resources for home education organised from ages 2 to 4; primary education; secondary education; and, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
- Twinkl Home Learning Hub
- STEM Learning – Home learning support for families
- Tes – Home learning resources for primary and secondary learners
- Classroom Secrets
- Oxford Owl – Help your child learn
- Tynker – Coding for kids made easy
- YouTube – Free School Videos
- Education and Learning
- Support with education and childcare at home
We have put together loads of useful resources, including advice, support, information and activities which you can use while spending time at home.
- Home Resources
- Fun Family Activities
- Arts and Crafts
- Theatre, Museum tours and Activities
- Music, Dance and Exercise
Useful Information for Parents
We have put together some useful information, webinars and parenting sessions to help you during these difficult times.
- Free Virtual sessions for parents in 2021 - Parental Engagement Team has launched a new schedule of sessions for 2021. The sessions have proved to be an invaluable source of support for parents at a time when they may be struggling to navigate the new learning landscape.
- Managing my self-care as a parent during lockdown – Self care can be commonly forgotten as a parent especially due to the current uncertainties. This webinar aims to act as a refresher and reminder of the importance of self-care and how to ensure parents make time for themselves.
- Virtual SEND Parent Support Group
- Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) Virtual Workshop - The Tower Hamlets & City SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) are offering an online workshop for parents to provide key information about the EHCP process
- Annual Review Virtual Workshop for Professionals -The Tower Hamlets & City SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) are offering an online workshop for parents to discuss key issues about an EHCP Annual Review.
- Raise Resilience London Parents - Helping Children Thrive Is More Important Than Ever - Join six 1-hour sessions to explore and build your resilience and get learning materials for your children.
- Encouraging positive behaviour in children aged up to 16 -Gain a better understanding of why children with additional needs behave the way they do. Learn ways to handle difficult situations in a calm, stress-free manner.
- Money Matters - for parents/carers of children aged up to 16 with additional needs - An overview of benefits, DLA, Carers Allowance, grants available, discounts on utilities, leisure, discounts for carers.
- Online coffee mornings for parents and families of deaf children - At our “drop in on Zoom” sessions, you’ll meet other parents, take part in activities and find out valuable information.
- Brighter Beginnings: Early Years Education for children with SEND - Find out what educational support is available in Early Years settings for your young child with additional needs.
- Brighter Beginnings: Growing Up - Explore how best to support your child as they experience puberty and adolescence.
- Brighter Beginnings: Siblings workshop for parent carers - This workshop offers a non-judgemental, confidential space to explore common issues parent carers face with managing the different needs of their children, and hear strategies that could help.
- Brighter Beginnings: Handling Meetings Effectively - Develop your skills for online and in-person meetings with professionals.
- Supporting parents new to hearing loss - Providing lots of useful information and guidance for parents who have recently had their child diagnosed with hearing loss.
- Wellbeing for parents/carers of children with additional needs - Understand clearly what stress is & how it affects you. Identify new ways of coping with stress & reducing your stress levels.
- Helping your child (aged up to 16) sleep - Gain a better understanding of sleep processes, why sleep problems may occur and possible causes
- Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) with our expert Pip- for deaf parents who are British Sign Language (BSL) users - Providing lots of useful information and guidance on how you can navigate the EHCP process.
- Support for speech and language issues in young children - This workshop will help you to think about how you can best communicate with your child and how you can share this knowledge with those in their early years and school settings.
- Healthy Families - Join our fun online workshops with a family practitioner to share information on healthy families
- Communicating with your child - Explore some of the ways that you can help your child to communicate.
- Information and advice sessions - Learning and motivation - Join this session to find out more about the different ways you and your child approach learning
- Navigating benefits for families of deaf children - Learn more about benefits available for deaf children, Disability Living Allowance, how to apply, and other benefits that you and your family could access.
- Making the most of your child's hearing at home - Learn how to care for your child's hearing aids at home, and how you can make hearing and listening easier for them.
- Information and advice sessions - Communicating with your child - Explore some of the ways that you can help your child to communicate.
- Virtual Autism Coffee Morning - For parents and carers that have a child diagnosed with Autism. The coffee morning will be delivered in English and Bengali.