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The Bellevue Early Years Home Learning Hub

Your port of call for home learning with little ones. You can find advice from Early Years teachers across the Group, tips on play and outdoor learning; resources divided by year group and topic, and much more. The Hub will be regularly updated, so keep checking back.

Four steps to making the best of remote learning

Bellevue Education Director David Williams gives his four tips to making the best of remote learning, for both parents and pupils.

– #BVTalks: Exam cancellations

This episode, published in mid January 2021 discusses the impact of the cancellation of GCSEs and A Levels this summer, and strategies for adapting, with heads from across the Bellevue Group.

– #BVTalks: Keeping children safe online

Bellevue Education’s Head of Digital Development, Adam Atkinson, meets ICT Coordinator and Year Three Teacher at Brabyns Preparatory School, Sarah Norcliffe. They discuss tips, tricks and topical issues in e-safety, using their combined experience to explore the best ways for parents to keep children safe online.

 

Family Activities

NASA Brings the Universe to Your Home

Top Virtual Museum Tours by House Beautiful

50 Fun Things to Do at Home by Good Housekeeping

 

Reading Recommendations

– Audible – Free Audio Books for Children

– Storyline Online – Sag-Aftra Foundation Video Readings and Books

– Get Epic – Digital Library for Parents

– Book Trust – 100 Best Books for Children, split by age categories

 

Wellbeing for Parents and Pupils

Pastoral Blog: Everyone needs help sometimes

Ealing Independent College’s Laura Bellerby on guidance for students on protecting their mental wellbeing. Features a useful contact list.

– How to Talk to your Child about Coronavirus

Supportive guidance from the Mental Health Foundation.

Explaining the Coronavirus to Primary School Age Children

Axel Scheffer has illustrated a free information book for primary school age children explaining the coronavirus.

Explaining the Coronavirus to EYFS Aged Children 

This is a book by Nurse Dotty Books for young children about coronavirus, that aims to give information without fear.

– Pastoral Advice on Remote Learning

Advice and recommended resources by Deputy Head of Skippers Hill, David Leggett.

 

Resources for Teachers

Bellevue schools can take advantage of teaching activities and resources on MyBellevue. Visit the Curriculum and Assessment section to find out more.

Across the Bellevue Group, our teachers use a range of apps for home and in-class learning. These include:

Google Classrooms

Google Meet

Google Jamboard

Audioship

SeeSaw

A platform for student engagement to use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio.

Kami

Makes documents interactive, and can be used in class or online.

Peardeck

Useful add-on to Google Slides, where presentations can be uploaded from PowerPoint to become more interactive.

EdPuzzle

Creates videos with your own narration and personality, and you can monitor understanding at the same time.

FlipGrid

Free tool for creating short videos and generating video-based discussions.

 

Further Online Learning Tools

Dr Frost Maths

Jamie Frost was a Top 10 Finalist and Covid Hero Award-Winner in the Global Teacher Prize 2020. His platform includes videos, exam questions, games, free downloads and more.

Mr Barton Maths

A wealth of resources plus past papers, podcasts and links to wider resources for maths.

Explorify

Online science resource and lesson plan ideas.

3P Learning

3P Learning offers a suite of learning resources for children aged 4 to 11. It is designed for schools and families, covering mathematics, spelling, literacy and science.

Authorfy (EYFS to KS2)

Websites to support English teaching. It provides access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.

Teach Your Monster to Read

The resources available focuses on early phonics and reading for EYFS.

Early Years Resources

Selection of free downloadable resources.

Pobble 365 (KS1 and 2)

A new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed provides high quality videos for stimulating own writing and comprehension for children aged 4 to 11.

Atom Learning

Adaptive learning for Key Stage 2. Maths, English and Reasoning.

ActivEd

ActivEd offers Walkabouts, web-based lessons that integrate movement with language arts, maths, and reading content.

2Simple

2Simple explains the use of Purple Mash, designed for children aged 3-11 and including coding, animation, publishing, art and also applications for maths, spelling and grammar. Serial Mash gives you a whole library of e-books and corresponding activities. Both can be used on any tablet or computer with a web browser.

Department for Education

Guidance, resources and general support for educating during lockdown.

 

Wellbeing for Teachers

Protecting your mental wellbeing

Education Director Gregg Davies on protecting your wellbeing during the lockdown period.

NHS

Mental wellbeing for adults whilst staying at home.

Young Minds

10 wellbeing tips for school staff.