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Useful Links for Parents & Carers

These links are intended to support Parents & Carers. We recommend adult supervsion to all links to external sites.

Useful Websites and Online Support

These links are intended to be used by Parents & Carers to support Remote Learning.  We recommend adult supervsion to all links to external sites.

USEFUL WEBSITES AND ONLINE SUPPORT

CURRICULUM AREA

We recommend that parents should access and use….

Guidance

Other useful sites if you need anything more or something different

General

BBC Bitesize – new TV channel, podcasts, videos and lessons each day online. Starting from Monday 20th April at 9.00am. We highly recommend that everyone use BBC Bitesize.

Twinkl – Free worksheets, lessons and booklets. One month FREE trial using the code ‘CVCTWINKLHELPS’.  (updates and notifications also available via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

(updates and notifications also available via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

www.twinkl.co.uk

(updates and notifications also available via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

www.thenational.academy/ online hub with video lessons and resources to use.

Literacy

Oxford Owl for home-

Free e-book library for children aged 3-11 and parents’ section packed with expert advice, tips and activities to help parents support their child's education. Help your child with reading, phonics and maths.

Reading Eggs – FREE worksheets and booklets available to download and print for phonics, letter formation and words.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/please-log-in

Ask your teacher for your class log in details.

For example,

Username: p1oakgrove

Password: lovetoread

Go to My class login, not Log in. Do not use any capitals. Two sections should come up. Green for the e-book library and purple for parents.

https://readingeggs.co.uk/free-resources/

(use this site for the free resources available. There is a payable membership option but you do not have to register or subscribe)

Starfall

https://www.starfall.com/h/index-grades123.php

 

Topmarks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=9

www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses -Storytime with David Walliams

www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/ - Oliver Jeffers Stay at Home Storytime.

www.librariesni.org.uk – become a virtual library member with instant access to eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines.

Numeracy

Mathletics – live maths, set maths, maths lessons and FREE workbooks available to download and print out for each year group

Gareth Metcalf Maths – live videos and lessons, worksheets, activities for pupils.

Mathletics log in details shared with pupils

www.iseemaths.com (use this site for the free resources available)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

Daily lessons for Foundation Stage Key Stage 1 and 2

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

(Lots of amazing maths games from N to P7)

www.themathsfactor.com – free maths lessons for children age 4-12yrs.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Free exciting lessons to download or watch.

http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/MathSphereSampleWorksheets.htm

https://www.funbrain.com/math-zone  Fun games to improve your maths skills

https://www.coolmathgames.com/  maths games to play and learn.

https://www.funbrain.com/math-zone Key Stage 1 amd Kay Stage 2 maths games

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

Fun Maths games and activities age 3-11

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/ online maths quizzes age 5 – 11

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html   Free tablet and desktop friendly maths games for children age 3- 8years

https://plprimarystars.com/for-families/play-game  Fun interactive maths games Solve Shoot Score played through football –go through levels to improve skills as a maths superstar. Shoot, ore

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6 - 2D/3D shape work for Foundation and KS1

Health and Wellbeing

Ready For Anything –weekly resilience and growth mindset resources for different age groups

This is mainly a Facebook page with resources and workbooks shared weekly via Twitter to download and print out for children to focus on resilience. www.ready4anything.org

3 mindful activities to try at home with kids, to keep them occupied and calm during the coronavirus outbreak

https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/lifestyle/a31936793/mindful-activities-children-isolation-coronavirus-lockdown/

Meditation and mindfulness strategies, videos and links to suitable apps for kids

https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids 

www.mywellread.com emotional health and wellbeing stories, activities and resources for 8-11yr olds

World Around Us (inc STEM)

Maddie Moate–live videos, family friendly ‘Edu-tuber’ for online educational science and technology content.

BBC Bitesize – Daily lessons for Geography, History & Science (KS1) and World Around Us (KS2)

www.maddiemoate.com

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

(Click Northern Ireland – KS1 for individual Geography, History and Science lessons;

Click Northern Ireland – KS2 for World Around Us Resources – some of these topics may be useful for KS1 pupils’ themes also)

Minibeasts with Jess – videos exploring different minibeasts and their habitats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c25tYsnd54o

Science Sparks - Fun Science experiments for kids https://www.science-sparks.com

PE

Joe Wicks – Live youtube fitness lessons for children (and parents)

Virtual PE resources, Lots of links for Dance, yoga, soccer drills, HIIT training for kids

www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-pe-classes/#

HealthyKids Global challenge is already on website, shared on social media and via the app

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=542696593038210&id=137348580239682

MAXX Life gym, Armagh. FREE “4 week lockdown challenge” for the whole family. Parents and children of all ages and ability level.

www.maxxlifegym.com

NHS – Fitness studio

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/

Cooking

Chef Theo Michael hosts cook-a-longs for children 3 times a week

Instagram.com/theocooks, www.youtube.com/user/cookwiththeo

 

Arts & Crafts

Red Ted Art – easy art and crafts for children

Tate Kids –create exciting pieces of art, learn about famous artists as well as quizzes, games & videos

www.redtedart.com

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

https://leftbraincraftbrain.com/40-best-art-projects-for-kids - 40 fabulous art activities for kids

Music

Bring the noise music activities for all age groups

Out of the Ark at home songs and fun activities to develop your child’s skills and understanding of the elements of music

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Foundation, KS1 & KS2 music lessons  - Just click on the area you want and then click Music.

The English school system is slightly different to N. Ireland. When accessing resources please remember that Year 1 = Primary 2, Year 2 = Primary 3, Year 3 = Primary 4, Year 4 = Primary 5, Year 5 = Primary 6 and Year 6 = Primary 7.

Parent Workshops

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Derry-Londonderry Primary School Principals collectively recognise the pressure that families are facing throughout this pandemic, lockdown, periods of isolation and remote learning. We have collaborated with Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) to offer all primary school parents the opportunity to take part in a series of Parenting Support Webinars, specifically designed for you.

The webinars cover important areas such as:

  • FEBRUARY:➢Homeschooling➢Parenting in Lockdown➢Parent Wellbeing
  • MARCH:➢Digital Online Safety➢Reducing Conflict➢Managing Change

All of the webinars are FREE of charge, fully funded by CYPSP. We encourage parents to join via the webinar link or online registration, then make a cup of tea, sit back and make the most of the opportunity to put yourself first for a change while the experts guide you through with support strategies, advice and practical help for lockdown.

Webinar 1:

  • Parenting & Homeschooling in Lockdown
  • Thursday 11th February and Thursday 25th February 2021. 
  • Bronagh Starrs explores strategies to support parenting in lockdown and the process of homeschooling, this is a two part webinar. Link for the webinars will be live on the course dates, no registration required, just click and enjoy:
  • https://us02web.zoom.us/i/82221831682
  • More details of the Bronagh Starrs 'Homeschooling in Lockdown' Webinar can be seen in the flyer below.

 

Webinar 2:

  • Your Precious Life: Live It Well
  • Monday 15th February 2021
  • Shane Martin present his outstanding talk combining health and wellbeing support with entertaining anecdotes in a way that every parent can relate to and will also make you laugh. This event is guaranteed to book up fast, so please use the Eventbrite link to register early.
  • https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/derry-londonderry-primary-schools-tickets-139939224989.
  • Due to a high demand, additional tickets for this event have been released. 

 

Webinar 3

  • Helping Children Manage Change through the Pandemic
  • 7.00pm-8.30pm Tuesday 9th March, 2021.
  • Derry-Londonderry Primary Schools in association with Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership Invite you to participate in an online zoom seminar.
  • An online session which will help parents identify areas of change during the pandemic, explore the impact these changes can have on the child & the parent and help parents to develop strategies to help reduce the impact of change for both them and their child.
  • This event is guaranteed to book up fast, so please use the Eventbrite link to register early.
  • http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/helping-children-manage-change-derry-londonderry-primary-schools-tickets-141017048789

 

Webinar 4

  • Parenting NI Keeping Children Safe Online
  • Tuesday 16th March @ 7.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Derry-Londonderry Primary Schools in association with Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership Invite you to participate in a FREE online zoom seminar.
  • This seminar explores children and young people’s use of technology, the session looks at the risks and dangers of the online world and encourages parents to have effective conversations around boundaries and keeping safe online.
  • Click on the link to book one of the 60 spaces available.
  • https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/keeping-your-child-safe-online-derry-londonderry-primary-schools-tickets-141113005799

 

Ongoing Group

  • Multi-Cultural Women's Group at Women's Centre Derry.
  • EVERY Tuesday 10am
  • Multi-Cultural Women's Group at Women's Centre, Derry. This group meets weekly through Zoom at the minute.)
  • We aim to help women out of isolation. To meet new friends. Learn new skills and Learn English if necessary.
  • Free Child Care when Centre is open. Access to all courses and chance to gain Employment and help with CV.
  • Children and noise are most welcome.
  • https://zoom.us/j/94683597717
  • PASSCODE: 652897

These are excellent webinars and we hope that you can join us. We will continue to share details of these webinars here.

 
Click here to Register through Eventbrite.