During the period of school closures, we will continue to provide your child with the essential resources to continue with their learning whilst at home. We understand that this is a difficult time for both children and adults however we firmly believe a clear structure for our children will support them over the upcoming weeks.
Within each year group section, you will find a ‘Weekly Timetable’ which outlines 8 weeks of learning. All learning tasks that are identified within the timetable can be found on the year group page under the headings outlined on the timetable.
Below, you will also find a range of additional resources which will supplement the content on year group pages. This includes a range of home learning packs for each year group, a list of useful websites which can be accessed to support learning (all with free logins) and extra home learning tasks should you wish to carry them out.
Resources found within ‘Home Learning’ will be updated when appropriate.
The Malvern Challenge
Amongst all the hard work that our children will be carrying out, we would love it if you join us on our Malvern Challenge. Within the Malvern Challenge, you will find a list of 30 activities which you can complete within your home. To show us what you have been getting up to, upload your pictures on to Seesaw and maybe even complete a scrapbook to share when you come back to school. There will be prizes for those who can complete the most tasks!
Knowsley Council Early Help Hub
We know that some families may be finding it stressful and harder to cope during these difficult times. We don’t want people to struggle and we have a team of staff who can talk you through any issues and offer you some advice and guidance.
Contact the Freephone helpline on 0800 073 0043 and ask for your information to be passed onto the Early Help Hub and one of our staff will call you back.
Or you could complete the online form by clicking the ask for help and support on this link https://www.knowsleynews.co.uk/community-hub/
ADDvanced Solutions are providing support for families of children with neurodevelopmental conditions, learning difficulties and associated mental health needs through telephone consultations, email consultations and support with resources available on the website. There is an Open Community Network Facebook page and a Closed Facebook group only for parents/carers of CYP living with a neurodevelopmental conditions.
North West Boroughs Healthcare also provides a 24/7 mental health crisis line for people living in Knowsley, Halton, St Helens and Warrington: 01925 275309
Department for Education Update
Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub
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:
Launch of BBC Bitesize
The BBC has today launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.
BBC Bitesize can be accessed here:
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting their children’s education during coronavirus (COVID-19)
We have published information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Guidance on helping children aged 2 to 4 learn at home can be found here:
Guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home can be found here:
Guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities learn at home can be found here:
Knowsley Library Service
While children are not in school, Knowsley Library Service is offering an audio and e book service to families. Members can borrow up to 10 downloadable e books or audio books for a period of 21 days. Available titles can be browsed via this link:
If you are not already a library member, there is a link that will enable you to join via email.
Whole School Resources
Body Beats Online Music Sessions
Want to practise making music with no instruments? Have a watch of Body Beats on a weekly basis and keep up with your music making skills!
Classroom Secrets Home Learning Packs
- EYFS Home Learning Pack
- Year 1 Home Learning Pack
- Year 1 Practical Ideas
- Year 2 Home Learning Pack
- Year 2 Practical Ideas
- Year 3 Home Learning Pack
- Year 3 Practical Ideas
- Year 4 Home Learning Pack
- Year 4 Practical Ideas
- Year 5 Home Learning Pack
- Year 5 Practical Ideas
- Year 6 Home Learning Pack
- Year 6 Practical Ideas