Lockdown Resources

With all the concerns over the coronavirus outbreak and how this might impact schools and your child’s learning, we wanted to offer you some ideas to help you continue their education during school closure.  

We also appreciate that keeping children engaged in their learning whilst at home is not going to be easy and so we have prepared perfectly matched content for your child that can be completed both independently or with adult support.

We also have our School Learning Zone with carefully selected resources mapped to different subjects across the National Curriculum.

Coronavirus: SEND Support for families, children and young people

Please click on the picture link to access the resources.

Oldham Libraries - Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is here! On Friday 5 June the new look online Silly Squad Digital Summer Reading Challenge was launched for all children to access directly and start their reading adventures.  Children can log their reads and collect virtual prizes as they unlock content on the Silly Squad website: sillysquad.org.uk. It is free and easy to register.  Alongside the main challenge, Oldham Libraries will be running an online programme of stories, crafts, competitions, writing workshops and more, through the Oldham Libraries Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OldhamLibraryService/.  For more information please click on the picture link.

National School Sports Week - Starts 20th June 2020

Youth Sports Trust are working with Sky Sports to provide activities and ideas to help keep our children moving at home and in school.  Parents can register by clicking on the picture link, to receive further information.  Any schools getting involved can tag @oldhamssp on twitter or instagram.  We love to see Oldham's youth getting involved in activity. 
Please click on the picture link to register as a parent.  Please don't try to register via school.

Oldham’s Lockdown Museum

Oldham’s Lockdown Museum is a new digital project to collect a snapshot of what life is like in our local area during the Covid-19 pandemic.

There is a saying: ‘Change is the only visible sign of life’ and what changes we’ve gone through. Gallery Oldham is looking for objects that tell the story of life in lockdown so that we can share them with future generations. Have you bought or made something unusual? What object sums up the changing world outside or the unchanging reality of staying at home? Sometimes it is the most ordinary object that tells the most amazing story. We’d love to share your experiences and ideas, and see pictures (photographs or drawings/paintings) of the objects that sum them up, whatever they are.

Lockdown Survival Guide

This guide has been made to bring together all the resources that are available during this time. The Five Ways to Wellbeing is a theme which runs throughout this guide, describing how building these into your day to day life can enhance your wellbeing during the lockdown period and as we emerge from it.  We have continued to discover some of the fantastic things which are being provided to support the community through this time. Take a look and see how you can connect, keep learning, take notice, be active and give.  Please select the document below to access the information.

File icon: pdf Lockdown Survival Guide May 2020 [pdf 432KB] Click to download

E-Safety 

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Dave the Dog and Nurse Dotty Story

A story to help explain to younger children about the coronavirus and help them with their worries.

File icon: pdf Dave the Dog Story - Explaining Coronavirus to Younger Children [pdf 7MB] Click to download

Oldham Library Service Family Support

With some children remaining at home, the home learning environment and parental engagement will be more important than ever.  To support families, Oldham Libraries are delivering an exciting online offer. From ‘Ask a Librarian’, live rhyme time sessions, quizzes to plenty of creative activities that you can do with your family, there’s something for everyone. Check the libraries website for the weekly programme through this link . You can also follow Oldham libraries on social media.
 

The National Literacy Trust Family Support

In addition, the National Literacy Trust have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time. The portal provides ideas and guidance for activities which can be shared with families. You'll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audio books, videos and competitions. For more information click the links below.
 
 

Power of Kindness Calendar

As the UK faces a global coronavirus pandemic, things can feel a little uncertain and even overwhelming. But, during these difficult times, one thing is clear: small acts of kindness make a big difference.  The power of kindness calendar helps children and young people learn about and carry out kind acts.  This would be a lovely thing to do over the Easter break.

File icon: pdf power-of-kindness-calendar-blank-calendar [pdf 538KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf power-of-kindness-calendar-my-kind-acts [pdf 107KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf power-of-kindness-calendar-supporting-activities-for-learners-7-11 [pdf 79KB] Click to download

BBC Bitesize Online Lessons - Year 1

From 20 April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of our website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.

We’ve worked with our colleagues in other parts of the BBC and education experts from around the UK to make sure everyone who needs it can access learning resources during this uncertain time. You can also expect some of it to be delivered by well-known faces.  For more information please click on the picture link.

BBC Bitesize Online Lessons - Year 2

From 20 April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of our website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.

We’ve worked with our colleagues in other parts of the BBC and education experts from around the UK to make sure everyone who needs it can access learning resources during this uncertain time. You can also expect some of it to be delivered by well-known faces.  For more information please click on the picture link.

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

The World of David Walliams is releasing an audio story from The World’s Worst Children every day for the next 30 days. Keep the kids busy with these daily audio treats, perfect for tea-and-biscuit breaks.

PE with Joe

With the schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it's more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive.  Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic.  The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved.  You don't need any equipment, just tune in to my YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout. 

Freddy Fit Workouts

Eating a balanced diet isn’t the only thing you need to do to keep your body healthy. Exercise helps strengthen your bones and muscles which can help you stay fit and active when you are older. Freddy recommends doing at least 1 hour of exercise every day to keep us fit and strong.  Please select from the documents below and visit the Freddy Fit website by clicking on the picture link.

File icon: pdf Freddy Fit Daily Worksheet 1 [pdf 7MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Freddy Fit Daily Worksheet 2 [pdf 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Freddy Fit Daily Worksheet 3 [pdf 5MB] Click to download
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File icon: pdf Freddy Fit Daily Worksheet 6 [pdf 5MB] Click to download
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File icon: pdf Freddy Fit Daily Worksheet 8 [pdf 5MB] Click to download