Remote Learning Resources

Remote Learning Resources

Below is a compilation of resources for you to use at home to supplement the work that has been sent home by teachers. It will be updated and added to as resources become available.

Advice for keeping safe online whilst remote learning

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Amazon have cancelled subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link https://stories.audible.com/start-listen.

For anyone with school age children a package has been put together to help with any home schooling.

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html#!/

This structured language programs automatically guide the instruction of phonics, reading, spelling and writing to children aged 5-12 years. Nessy is effective for all children, not just those with dyslexia. Teachers may monitor student progress remotely.

https://www.nessy.com/uk/virtualschool/

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Links to sites and activities across all curriculum areas

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Scratch

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

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio

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

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

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 age

Geography Games

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

Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree

https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/…

Activities and quizzes

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

The Maths Factor

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Carol Vorderman has made her online maths school free for all children aged 4-11 until schools re-open.

Elsa Support

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

David Walliams' audio books

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

Children can tune in every morning at 11am to listen to a free audio book over the next 30 days.

White Rose Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-resources/

You will also find a daily Maths problem to solve!

Corbett Maths

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/

You will find great maths videos, worksheets, quizzes and more!

Crest Awards

https://primarylibrary.crestawards.org/all-superstar-challenges/61747644

Another way to keep busy.

Take a look and have a go if you are interested.

Sustrans

https://youtu.be/yDkd9WRisxY

Home Activity 1 - "Physical Activity"

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Resources shared with us from the Diocese of Down & Connor
More available at :

Liturgical Press Publications

Celebrating Holy Week at home

A series of resources that could be used to celebrate Holy Week at home. No need to sign-in/register, simply open the following links.

Resources to Celebrate Holy Week at Home

Celebrating the Eucharist – Missalette for Holy Week

‘Alive in Christ’ - Our Sunday Visitor

To support parents who are teaching religious education to primary school children at home, Our Sunday Visitor is offering ‘Alive in Christ’ – a catechetical online resource for pupils and parents. These resources are free but you will need to sign-in.

‘Alive in Christ’ Primary School Resources

Prayer Resources at Home - Loyola Press

(no need to sign-in)

Covid-19 Video-based Lesson: Access this lesson to help children know how to care for themselves and others to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Just click on the video screen in the Lesson Plan to play a video that provides a gentle and light-hearted reminder of the hygiene practices that help us stay healthy.

Prayer: Praying helps us find solace during stressful times. Loyola Press offers a number of free prayer resources. You can find these resources here

At-Home Activities: Click here for family at home activities and downloadables.

The United States Association of

the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Supporting families praying at home by providing a series of online resources; (they intend to add to these online resources on a daily and weekly basis).

Praying at Home Resources for Families

Magnificat - Prayer Resources at Home

Magnificat Publications are generously providing complimentary access to their online version to help people pray from home.

Magnificat Online Resources

PE
Healthy Futures - Click here to create a free account for fitness and nutritional tips and resources.
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Every day at 11 am CORE NI will be running a FREE LIVE PE Sessions on their Facebook and Instagram page,
The sessions will complement the PE National Curriculum and will cover areas such as:
  • Perceptual Motor Skill Development
  • Fundamental Movement Skills
  • Strength-Based Exercises
  • Sport Specific Games
  • Guided Meditation
  • Growth Mindset Exercises
These sessions will not only keep the children physically active but will help maintain and look after their own mental health and overall well-being.
Parents and children can catch up on their previous recorded PE sessions via their YouTube Channel.
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