Resource Links for Children

Education activities for children during school closures April 2020

With some children now needing to self-isolate at home and other may be at home due to school closures, various organisations in education, health and care have been pooling resources together in order to provide helpful ideas for home-based activities, including mental and emotional well-being for all the family.  Most are for primary-aged pupils but some are suitable for secondary pupils too. I hope that these are useful for you:

 

Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/:

a month of free access to parents in the event of self-isolation or school closures (use promo ‘UKTWINKLHELPS’)

 

BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

The Imagination Tree: https://theimaginationtree.com/

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

Toy Theatre: https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

 

Big History Project: https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Secondary.

 

British Council: https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

 

Oxford Owl for Home: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary.

 

Geography Games: https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming

 

Cbeebies Radio: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities.

 

Paw Print Badges: https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Indoor and outdoor.

 

iDEA Awards: https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online

 

Blockly: https://blockly.games

Learn all about computer programming.

 

Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Learn all about computer programming.

Ted Ed: https://ed.ted.com

A range of engaging educational videos

 

Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free.

 

The Kids Should See This: https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes

 

Mystery Science: https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 

Crash Course: https://thecrashcourse.com/

 

There is also a range of excellent resources for young people that help them to develop an understanding of the coronavirus below:

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=this

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51342366

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

https://littlepuddins.ie/coronavirus-social-story/

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools

 

 

 

HELP AND SUPPORT – USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS

 

In the first instance please always try online links/websites as phonelines are incredibly busy and being used by Sandwell’s most vulnerable residents (Elderly, Residents who live alone and are having to self-isolate etc etc)

 

Links to organisations who may be able to support families.

 

https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200354/coronavirus_advice/4462/helpful_community_organisations

 

Debt advice: https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200354/coronavirus_advice/4460/coronavirus_-_get_financial_help

Latest advice/info: https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200354/coronavirus_advice/4430/coronavirus_-_advice_and_information

 

Struggling to pay bills?  

www.sandwell.gov.uk/benefits 

 

Tel No. - 0121 368 1155

 

 

Citizens Advice

www.citizensadvicesandwell.org.uk 

 

Tel No. – 0300 330 9017

 

 

COG teams: COG teams can support with a wide range of issues including advice on poor housing, school attendance, activities for young people and many, many other factors. 

 

So that you have direct access to support, the COG Duty mobile numbers are below.

You are still able to leave a Voicemail on the landline numbers which are checked routinely.

Normal hours of operation apply:

 

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5.30pm

Friday: 9am to 5pm

 

Rowley and YPS COG: 0121 569 7296 or 07799 348259

Tipton COG: 0121 569 7291 or 07917 087966

Oldbury COG: 0121 569 7295 or 07471 029760

Smethwick COG: 0121 569 7297 or 07773 078189

West Bromwich COG: 0121 569 7293 or 07791 921091

Wednesbury COG: 0121 569 7294 or 07791 921071

 

Sandwell Emergency Helpline – 0121 569 2266 (if urgent help is required when self-isolating).