Learning from Home Activities
This is a general Learning area for everyone to access and some helpful information for parents. After Easter there will be separate 'Learning from Home' areas for each year group.
BBC Northern Ireland will be helping to keep children and parents inspired and active.
Join The 3 O’Clock Club every weekday - at 3pm - with a host of contributors who will post a video with practical interactive lessons in everything from arts and crafts to science and sport. The educational videos are aimed at primary-aged children and their parents with a new video available on each day. Click here to link up with the BBC 3 0'Clock Club
No school, no problem. That’s not going to stop Edwards PS from having Sports Day 2020.
Edwards Primary School are taking part in the Healthy Kidz Virtual Sports Day 2020, in partnership with Vivo and Spar stores. Prizes are on offer for schools and pupils. If you are a pupil of Edwards Primary School then you can sign up, download the app and start practising for the Virtual Sports Day on Saturday 13th June 2020. Here’s what you need to do:
- Go to healthy-kidz.com and register to take part by 6pm on Monday 11th May 2020. Add your child’s name and choose ‘Edwards Primary School’ from the drop down menu.
- Receive your log in details via email and enter them into the app ‘Healthy Kidz’.
- Practise the 7 different events and log your results into the app. Pick your favourite 5 events and compete by recording your results on Sports Day, Saturday 13th June 2020.
Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org More details can be found using the link below.
Start your day with a morning workout! Parents feel free to join in too! Joe Wicks goes live at 9am each morning for an energetic wake-up workout!
Please ensure you check what your children are doing online, unfortunately people are using this time to make fake accounts and apps!
Read the information on the Safer School App and the information sheets below.
The NSPCC and Online Safety Trainer Wayne Denner have also provided some very useful information. Links to these below.
During this unprecedented time of school closures – the NCA’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Team (CEOP) has produced help sheets to support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online while they are off school.
The help sheets provide advice and links to Thinkuknow resources you can use at home with your children.
Once you have read the Help sheet above, click on the links below to download your first home activity packs for each age range.
Each pack contains two 15 minute activities to do with your child, using Thinkuknow resources. The next two will be released in a fortnight’s time.
Remember it is important to check your child's on-line activity and keeping them safe in this way is still crucial. Please check privacy settings are 'private' on some of the Apps they use.
How are you feeling?
Childline UK has some activities if we are feeling happy, sad or a little anxious.
You can access these on their website.
Please use what is most suitable for your child. Remember in some cases our classes are different for UK schools eg Year 1 will be Reception etc...
Hopefully you will find this material helpful....have fun learning everyone!
Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ is a website packed full of resources for teachers and parents. They have prepared some material available free to support home learning - please use what is appropriate for your child. Use code CVDTWINKLHELPS if asked, to avail of this offer (www.twinkl.co.uk/offer)
To source what is right for your child, remember they all have different interests and abilities, you may have to dip in and out of a year group above or below.... Trust this will help direct you to a wide range of useful resources to adapt and use to best suit the needs of you and your child. Packs are free to download and use when you wish.
Autism Advisory & Intervention Service AAIS is developing ways to continue to support our families, children and young people, during this difficult and unsettling time.
They are providing resources and suggestions for strategies to use in the home, which can be accessed in the AAIS section on the EA website.
New resources are being uploaded on a regular basis, so please continue to check the website for updates.
'Out of the Ark Music' resources have provided a range of songs to encourage children to sing along to at home...follow the link and join in! Click here to link
David Walliams has a series of free audio book recordings taken from the book series 'The World's Worst Children' …….follow the link to his website to listen - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/