Support for Families
– 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.
– #BellevueTalks: Our new podcast series
In our new podcast series #BVTalks, we’ll be chatting to teachers across the Bellevue group, covering the most talked-about topics in education, from internet safety to Children’s Mental Health Week.
– Our Education Director: 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.
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.
– #BellevueTalks: Pastoral and Wellbeing Leads
In honour of Children’s Mental Health Week, pastoral and wellbeing leads from across the Group share their insights into supporting mental health in young people.
– 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:
A platform for student engagement to use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio.
Makes documents interactive, and can be used in class or online.
Useful add-on to Google Slides, where presentations can be uploaded from PowerPoint to become more interactive.
Creates videos with your own narration and personality, and you can monitor understanding at the same time.
Free tool for creating short videos and generating video-based discussions.
Further Online Learning Tools
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.
A wealth of resources plus past papers, podcasts and links to wider resources for maths.
Online science resource and lesson plan ideas.
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.
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.
The resources available focuses on early phonics and reading for EYFS.
Selection of free downloadable resources.
A new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.
The Literacy Shed provides high quality videos for stimulating own writing and comprehension for children aged 4 to 11.
Adaptive learning for Key Stage 2. Maths, English and Reasoning.
ActivEd offers Walkabouts, web-based lessons that integrate movement with language arts, maths, and reading content.
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.
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.
Mental wellbeing for adults whilst staying at home.
10 wellbeing tips for school staff.
– NASA Brings the Universe to Your Home
– Top Virtual Museum Tours by House Beautiful
– 50 Fun Things to Do at Home by Good Housekeeping
– 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