NST Remote Learning Resource Pack
Remote and Blended Learning Toolkit
Resources for across all subjects/age groups
Resources provided by NST member schools:
- Ramadan Resources (provided by Cheryl at Rosehill School)
- Online links puzzles colouring crafts etc (provided by Cheryl at Rosehill School)
- Self Isolation Class newsletter y21 (provided by Rebecca at Welbeck Primary)
- QR Codes for Remote Learning (provided by Nicky at Robin Hood Primary)
- https://americanliterature.com/short-stories-for-children (provided by Cheryl at Rosehill School)
- Self Isolation Class newsletter y21 (Rebecca at Welbeck has shared with us an example newsletter which is sent to parents for each class, which teachers amend the topic and expectations for x tables etc.)
The PHE hub offers a range of resources, including leaflets in community languages: https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/schools-/resources/
DfT is offering, infographics, posters and social formats: https://we.tl/t-q8xuYi7kmd
DfE friendly URL, which is currently being updated with parental guidance and information: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-campaign-launches-to-get-children-back-to-school-safely
Early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term: translations for parents and carers – Translations of the information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges in the autumn term.
The Council for Subject Associations (CfSA) has created a new online directory of organisations to guide parents and education professionals in need of specialist resources and support across all subjects.
The sector-led Oak National Academy has today launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people. The Oak National Academy can be accessed here:
Adaptations to Classroom Practice
- Practical Activities in a Bubble
- Practical Activities for Children in Locally Locked Down Areas
- Managing Hands-On Activities in Schools in Locally Locked Down Areas
- Covid Secure School Adventure Opportunities
DfE Recommended E-Learning Resources
The DfE have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19#remote-education-resources-for-teachers
These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages. The list includes subject-specific resources for:
They are currently being offered for free.
Individual resources cannot replace a school’s properly planned curriculum, and the resources in this list are not intended to do so.
They may be useful for parents in considering how they could support their children’s education, but they should not be used in place of existing resources which schools may be using as part of their continued provision for pupils’ education at this time.
Schools may also wish to explore this initial list of resources as they consider how they continue to support children’s education.
We will review and update the list over time. Details on how that will work will be provided in the coming weeks.
This list of resources is not exhaustive and there are many other resources available to schools.
Before using these resources, you should refer to the guidance ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers’, which has further information on how to keep children safe online.
Resource Bank – Subject Specific Resources
Please find attached a comprehensive list of resources:
Resources for Pupils with EAL
- You can find the original listings about some of these initial resources on the EAL bilingual forum run by NALDIC https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/eal-bilingual See also https://ealjournal.org/tag/covid19/?fueid=50259&qid=11581
- A simple illustrated explanation about COVID-19 for children under 7 in a variety of languages https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
- My Hero is You: storybook for children on COVID-19 by humanitarian agencies. In various languages. https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/iasc-reference-group-mental-health-and-psychosocial-support-emergency-settings/my-hero-you
- Amazon have cancelled the subscription for audio books for children and students as long as schools are closed – includes titles in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
- Polish texts taken from the Polish National Curriculum, arranged by age phase https://lektury.gov.pl
- Mantra Lingua 550+ eBook stories in dual languages for children aged 3-15 till 31 August 2020 accessible here https://uk.mantralingua.com/homereading or from LendED at https://www.lended.org.uk/product/550-ebook-stories-for-home-library-during-covid19-free-for-3-weeks/
- LendED are offering access to a range of digital resources for home learning across subject areas and for different age ranges https://www.lended.org.uk/
- Resources for International day of multilingualism. Available until the end of May. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/products/intl_day_of_multilingualism2020
- Collaborative learning activities http://www.collaborativelearning.org/satealconference.html
- Resources from https://thehub.naht.org.uk/resources/free-home-learning-resources-to-support-eal-pupils/
- Rosetta Stone is offering school children free access to its language courses for three months. https://www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudents/
- The EAL Nexus website has a multitude of free resources (for different subjects, age groups etc), great ideas, advice and guidance: https://ealresources.bell-foundation.org.uk/
- NALDIC blog Home writing tasks during school closures: https://ealjournal.org/2020/03/24/home-writing-tasks-during-school-closures/ A range of fun, creative writing tasks that EAL learners can do alone or with their parents e.g. creating a comic (in various languages) or writing a letter to your future self to be delivered on a set date on https://www.futureme.org/. Sites such as Write and Improve allow students to complete writing tasks and gain feedback on their work in seconds. https://writeandimprove.com/
- Hamish Chalmers at NALDIC EAL Journal has also compiled the following compendium of websites and resources that can be used by EAL learners with their parents or independently. For the full list with links, go to: https://ealjournal.org/2020/03/20/resources-for-eal-learners-during-school-closures/
- Pat Whitby has provided the following document detailing resources for EAL Learners: Resources for EAL learners while schools are closed
Websites – Interactive
- https://www.brainpop.com/ – Sign in for free access due to Covid-19 BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP ELL
- www.eslflow.com – KS2
- www.agendaweb.org – lots of options for young and old
- https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures – free home learning& school closure packs
- http://www.funenglishgames.com/ – lot of variety
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/literacy.shtml – archived but some good resources
- http://www.esltower.com/index.html -limited offer
- http://eslkidsworld.com/ – older
- https://pbskids.org/ – Videos and games
- 150 online books in 30 different languages www.worldstories.org.uk
- readingteacher.com – free login due to Covid-19
- https://bilingualkidspot.com/2019/02/19/free-online-books-for-kids/ – a list of online books
- http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ – The International Childrens Digital Library
- https://www.storylineonline.net/library/ – Stories read by authors
- https://www.childrensbooksonline.org/library-translations.htm – Books in multiple languages
- https://www.mamalisa.com/?t=el -Songs and rhymes from around the world
- https://www.storynory.com/ – Audio stories with script for KS2
- https://pbskids.org/games/reading/ – reading games
- https://www.readingiq.com/web/learning/#/home – levelled books online (US).
Worksheets and General Resources for Parents
- Flashcards, worksheets and handouts to match, phonics worksheets, classroom games, certificate templates, and other activities all ready for printing http://mes-english.com/
- Worksheets and activities for parents to use with early learners of English based around family routines: https://en.islcollective.com/english-esl-worksheets/grammar/present-simple-tense/jacksons-daily-routine/123121
- www.learningvillage.net – EAL learning for learners in schools. Covers school specific vocabulary, as well as functional English and phonics. Fully image-based so suitable for learners of any language and SEND learners. Assessment embedded.
- Glasgow EAL Services has put together a selection of resources http://www.gdss.glasgow.sch.uk/Websites/SchSenRosepark/UserFiles/file/Resources%20to%20Support%20EAL%20Learners%20at%20Home.docx
- https://www.ealhub.co.uk/ – resources for teachers
- http://www.newsinlevels.com/ – current news articles. More for older children.
- http://www.readwritethink.org/ –
- https://www.ageoflearning.com/schools – this will be free to schools outside the US soon
General Literacy Skills
- Gill Education have made their Over the Moon Literacy books/workbooks with ebooks available to the public for free for these age groups – Junior Infants (Reception), Senior Infants, First Class and Second Class (Year3). Search here for Over the Moon: https://www.gillexplore.ie/products?Type=1&SubjectList=0&LevelList=0&fbclid=IwAR1NUWmjfo8hicnFaPvhwMUHNcUlfyX5PUOuRD-XoTYbSQKe9v1NfH1YD3o
YouTube and Other Videos
- Wow English TV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx1xhxQyzR4TT6PmXO0khbQ
- Project Alpha is educational live-streaming TV for pupils in Poland; interviews, experiments and demonstrations from music through chemistry to zoology etc.
- Discovery Education: Espresso
- Children’s songs in a variety of different languages (Babel Babies) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWbDZgCYJNtGEdG1NSSV3Hw
- Urdu Fairy tales https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ5djr7ssnILE9zHQtb0-9g
- Keywords Biology (iOS) https://apple.co/2ROQMqa
- Keywords Biology (android) https://goo.gl/yDkw8C
- Keywords Geography (iOS) https://apple.co/2Ec4lMj
- Keywords Geography (android) https://goo.gl/3o3cXf
Advice about Coronavirus in many languages
Resource list amalgamated from compilations by National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC):
- Doctors of the World (Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Kurdish, Malayalam, Mandarin, Pashto, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/193qQN9l04Dvf0N9L5zeWTiXK_DRbrAxg
- Coronavirus explained in Somali https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAOXF4r2eP0&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR35Cl56fvRdTQ3i2zsSWaa-bMWPMKTwwsG_ii167tX_MWA377TU7-LI7tk
- Big Leaf Foundation https://www.bigleaffoundation.org.uk/covid-19-advice.html (Pashto, Arabic, Kurmanji, Sorani, Tigrinya, Farsi, Vietnamese)
- Coronavirus info in Farsi, Pashto and English: https://www.facebook.com/102982397998227/videos/269714147348004/?__tn__=-R
Community Hub contact details: https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus/
Nottingham City council have set up a webpage which gives information about the community hubs and support ranging from food banks, welfare and money support and, importantly, mental health support.
FareShare membership https://fareshare.org.uk/getting-food/fareshare-go-support/
Firstly, there’s our paid scheme where we can set you up with a membership to receive deliveries from 80kg plus of food. Whilst the food we supply is free we do charge for delivery and sourcing. The membership is varied based on your requirements and the number of people you are serving but we always try and tailor the supply to your needs. For example, we supply school breakfast clubs, food banks, community cafes and whole range of organisations each with different needs. We work closely with each to ensure we’re supplying food they need, however menus do need to be flexible as with the nature of surplus food we receive large quantities of items and cannot always guarantee specific things.
We also have options to collect from our warehouse in Leicester and this arrangement could be free of charge. This option would be only for bread, vegetables and fruit. If this or the paid membership is something you are interested in pursuing please complete the attached application form with as much information as you can and return to myself at your earliest convenience. I will then be in touch to arrange a visit to discuss your requirements.
If your budget does not allow for a paid membership or you do not need such a large quantity of food, then you may be interested in FareShare Go. This is completely free of charge but requires collections by yourselves to a nearby Tesco, Waitrose or Asda store and the food is supplied on an ad hoc basis depending on availability. You can read more about this option on our website. If you are interested in this then please complete the online form.
You are not limited to just one membership as you can have both if you wish, it just depends on the needs of your organisation. We are keen to help fight hunger and prevent food waste, so will work with you on what is best depending on your needs. Please visit https://fareshare.org.uk/getting-food/fareshare-go-support/ for more details or contact Katie Toone, Emergency Member Support, Part time hours (usually Mon-Weds) FareShare Midlands Mobile: 07398 704432. Member Services and Warehouse enquiries: 0116 2867735.