Coronavirus Play and Learn Resources

We have put together some links to help parents during the Covid-19 school closures. Please note that we are not responsible for the content, please check the links first to see if they are suitable for your children.

 
Play and learn resources
 
Harry Potter at Homehttps://www.jkrowling.com/harry-potter-at-home-launches-in-response-to-c... A hub or information and activities for parents, children and carers to discover the magic of Harry Potter, by reading listening on their own or together with loved ones. Explore the hub for a wealth of creative and craft activities, quizzes, puzzles and more. *Furry Phonics with Mrs G –‘oi’ Sound - https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=AwY1F34xU5U&app=desktop... Fun phonics sound hunt video with Mrs G and Pebbles the Guinea Pig. Today they are looking for words with the ‘oi’ sound. *The Shows Must Go On! –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag Experience live Theatre Shows on YouTube. Once a week starting this Friday The Shows Must Go On! YouTube channel, will release a full-length, smash hit musical for you to watch for FREE! The show will be available for 48 hours so you can watch it at anytime over the weekend. First up is Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat – premiering on 03/04/20 at 19:00. *Virtual Drawing Lessons and Readings – http://ow.ly/lwDz50z1P9w The author of Captain Underpants and Dog Man is giving FREE virtual drawing lessons and readings! Videos are planned to be released every Friday starting April 3rd. *Home Schooling Ideas – Happy Learners’ Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/Home-Schooling-ideas-Happy-Learners-10546870109... This Facebook page is packed full of inspiration such as: How to make your own paint, a salt dough recipe to make handprint momentos and gifts, scavenger hunts, letter and maths worksheets and more. *FREE 12 Week Guitar Course – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ArpmmwRkJOQ Online course on Scott Guitarist’s YouTube channel designed for complete beginners *Fun Science (STEM) experiments to do at home with the Kids – https://www.facebook.com/109921817015866/posts/219079699433410/ Projects include - Grow a rainbow, make a lava lamp, invisible ink, the leak-proof bag, grow your own hanging crystals. *Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga A range of themed Yoga and Mindfullness sessions for Kids. Themes include Gruffalo, Frozen and Trolls amongst others. *Storytime – FREE original book download. Lauren Cooper, has written and designed a colourful bi-lingual story that can help to explain Coronavirus to young children. / The Stinky Sticky Virus. Here is the link to the Welsh version - Y Firws Drewllyd – https://bit.ly/cymraeg1 Here is the link to the English version – The Stinky Sticky Virus – https://bit.ly/VirusEnglish">https://www.jkrowling.com/harry-potter-at-home-launches-in-response-to-covid-19-emergency/
A hub or information and activities for parents, children and carers to discover the magic of Harry Potter, by reading listening on their own or together with loved ones. Explore the hub for a wealth of creative and craft activities, quizzes, puzzles and more.
 
Fun phonics sound hunt video with Mrs G and Pebbles the Guinea Pig. Today they are looking for words with the ‘oi’ sound.
 
Experience live Theatre Shows on YouTube. Once a week starting this Friday The Shows Must Go On! YouTube channel, will release a full-length, smash hit musical for you to watch for FREE! The show will be available for 48 hours so you can watch it at anytime over the weekend. First up is Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat – premiering on 03/04/20 at 19:00.
 
Virtual Drawing Lessons and Readingshttp://ow.ly/lwDz50z1P9w
The author of Captain Underpants and Dog Man is giving FREE virtual drawing lessons and readings! Videos are planned to be released every Friday starting April 3rd.
 
This Facebook page is packed full of inspiration such as: How to make your own paint, a salt dough recipe to make handprint momentos and gifts, scavenger hunts, letter and maths worksheets and more.
 
FREE 12 Week Guitar Course – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ArpmmwRkJOQ
Online course on Scott Guitarist’s YouTube channel designed for complete beginners
 
Fun Science (STEM) experiments to do at home with the Kids – https://www.facebook.com/109921817015866/posts/219079699433410/
 
Projects include - Grow a rainbow, make a lava lamp, invisible ink, the leak-proof bag, grow your own hanging crystals.
 
Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
A range of themed Yoga and Mindfullness sessions for Kids. Themes include Gruffalo, Frozen and Trolls amongst others.
 
Storytime – FREE original book download.
Lauren Cooper, has written and designed a colourful bi-lingual story that can help to explain Coronavirus to young children. / The Stinky Sticky Virus.
Here is the link to the Welsh version - Y Firws Drewllyd – https://bit.ly/cymraeg1
Here is the link to the English version – The Stinky Sticky Virus – https://bit.ly/VirusEnglish
 
2Simple are offering FREE access to Purple Mash and Serial Mash for schools and home users. 
 
Story Time – “Big Blue Train” – http://youtu.be/E4NFG_n1VPQ
Lovely story read by a primary school teacher.
 
Get FREE online guitar lessons and FREE online drum lessons from PMT College – no sign-ups required on YouTube/
 
Escape Room Challenge http://nadiaarbach.com/free
A FREE Spy Agency-themed escape room suitable for ages 9-10. Topics covered in the hour long session include perimeter and area, figurative language, homophones, basic math and logic, angles, the solar system, a bit of beginner French and lots of fun codes to break. There is also an answer sheet for parents.
 
Indoor/Backyard Scavenger Hunts – https://www.facebook.com/707869045/posts/10159541101869046/?sfnsn=scwspwa&extid=magaYWTyz314KIMV
*A variety of themed indoor and backyard scavenger hunts. Themes include: Inventions, rainbows, books, math, spring and nature.
 
Sensory Fun Recipes by MotherCould -  https://mailchi.mp/89e346c118ac/sensoryrecipes
 Includes recipes for playdough, jelly blocks, fizzy blocks, taste safe paint, puffy paint, baby safe paint, ice paint, and taste safe slime
 
Scholastic Home Learning Packs - https://scholastic.co.uk
A range of FREE home learning packs for Early Years, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 to help parents and teachers. Download your free resource packs using the links below:
 
Kids Master Skills – https://www.kidsmasterskills.com/
Seven academic and movement packs for students, parents and teachers devised by an Occupational Therapist. The packets include: 1. Pencil control, 2. Fry’s first 100 sight words and fine motor/visual skills, 3. Writing practice, 4. Make letters using multi-sensory activities, 5. Scissor skills, 6. Yoga Cards, 7. Brain breaks.
Visit the homepage https://www.kidsmasterskills.com/ and enter your name and email where it says “Download your FREE Take-home packets here”. You will receive an automatic email that will have the link to the packets.
 
These School Closure Home Learning resources for students in Wales will help with distance learning due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Our Twinkl Wales team are working hard to collate a range of resources for each year group from Nursery-Year 6, which pupils can use at home. 
 
Launch Rockets, build a moon habitat, solve spacey puzzles and more! These science, technology, engineering and math activities are fun for kids, adults and the whole family.
 
Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press. Oxford Owl for Home
Free resources to support learning at home
•Advice and support for parents
•Educational activities and games
•Free eBook library for 3- to 11-year-olds
 
BBC Bitesize is a free online study support resource designed to help with learning, revision and homework! Bitesize provides support for learners aged 5 to 16+ across a wide range of school subjects and also supports children and young people’s wellbeing and career choices. 
Bitesize guides are written by teachers and subject experts and are mapped to follow the curricula of the UK. Secondary Bitesize follows exam board specifications for the main exam boards in the UK, including for GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4, National 5 & Highers in Scotland, ensuring students are preparing for the right exams.
 
Search using the relevant level plus topic. For example: Key Stage 2 History will bring search results from BBC Teach. 
 
Hundreds of children’s audiobooks have been made free to download.
 
Learning is joyful with Khan Academy Kids! Our award-winning app includes thousands of educational activities, books, songs, and games for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders. A cast of adorable characters guide children through lessons, and our adaptive learning path customizes their experience to help them master different skills
 
From flashcards to help you learn French to games that make it easy to understand history, you can use a variety of tools to conquer any challenge.
 
PHONICS AND SPELLING
A site packed with interactive phonics games, phonics planning, assessment ideas and many teaching ideas and resources. PhonicsPlay is currently free as children are off school. To access their resources all you need to do is log on using the following details:
Username: march20
Password: home
There are also FREE decodable comics available at https://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk useful while you can’t physically exchange your child’s decodable reading books.
 
Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. 
 
MATHS
*The Maths Factor created by Carol Vorderman – https://www.themathsfactor.com/
Let Carol teach your child Maths for FREE (usually about £2 per week) whilst the schools are closed. Suitable for ages 4-12 years and matched to the National Curriculum.
 
Numberblocks (BBC iPlayer) – 
Singalong and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks
 
FITNESS
The Body Coach – P.E lessons for kids with Joe Wicks – http://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
Every morning Monday – Friday at 9am on his YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV
 
Andy’s Wild Workouts (BBC iPlayer) – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06tmmvz
Andy travels the world to amazing places and learns to move like the animals he meets on his wild adventures. Can you adventure with Andy and learn some animal moves of your own? 
 
Follow the tutorial from Rhys and his sister, learn the dance and join the CBBC Dancealong! Film yourself doing the dance and send it in via the Uploader on the CBBC website and you could be on the telly! 
 
Cyfres llawn egni a chyffro yng nghwmni’r cymeriad lliwgar “Heini”. A series full of movement and energy to encourage young children to keep fit. 
 
 
STORY TIME
Listen to Bookstart stories in both English and Welsh. Suitable for babies and young children. Just click play on the book covers and settle down together for an extra special storytime. 
 
On Wednesdays Louby Lou’s will upload FREE themed activities to their Youtube Channel
 
Big Jim’s Story Time (Personal Blog on Facebook) http://facebook.com/events/s/live-story-time-poo-bum/238495380879475/?ti=cl
Everyday at 11:00 Jim will read a story LIVE with voices. Some classics, modern, old and some unheard of stories. 
 
From 23rd March access aFREE daily audio story about The World’s Worst Children characters for 30 days. You can also download a treasure trove of FREE activity sheets for hours of fun and learning at home, all based on David Walliam’s books.
 
MUSIC
 
SIGN A LONG
BSL Sign Language Lesson 1 -
 
On Friday 13:30pm – 14:30pm join a Facebook Live session where Sign along with us will teach you step by step, the lyrics to a Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman using BSL Sign Language. If this session goes well Sign along with us hope to weekly sessions with different popular songs.
 
WELSH LANUAGE ACTIVITIES
Story and Rhyme
 
Learn Welsh App
 
 
Cyw
 
HALIBALW
 
CRAFT IDEAS/INDOOR FUN
 
Crayola
 
Shadow Drawing
 
Popupplayvillage - Ideas for fun activities indoors
 
50+ Sensory Play Activities
 
100+ Indoor Activities
 
140 Fun things to do inside
 
100+ Indoor Activities
 
CORONA VRUS INFO/IMPORTANCE OF HYGIENE FOR KIDS
Princess Belle washing her hands
 
CBeebies – Fun experiment showing the importance of washing your hands
 
 
OLDER CHILDREN
History with Dan Snow (Free for 30 days)https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
 
Home Economics with Theo Michaels  (Mon/Weds/Fri)https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
 
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince and Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
 
 
Lots of free and members resources suitable for home learning
 
Home learning resources, activity packs and workbooks
 
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