The staff at Collingwood have been busy preparing work packs to send out to all of our pupils. In our researches we have found some fantastic and fun websites that could be used at home with your child and family to add variety to the home-learning experience. There is a mix of the educational to the purely for fun and everything in between. The following suggestions of online resources have all been viewed and trialled by a range of staff and we are confident that there is something for everyone.
As usual the BBC have a wealth of easily digested information and educational resources on their site. In addition, the BBC are now adding Daily Lessons every day for each year group.
It’s a very stressful time, where the pressure of parenting may be getting some parents down, not only families you are supporting but colleagues too.
Families Under Pressure is a resource that you may find helpful to pass on to colleagues and families. The resource offers simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers
and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work
The Healthy Parental Relationships page on the NCC website is also a very useful resource to refer families and colleagues to for support.
The resources can be accessed by clicking the links below
The impact of COVID-19 means that most of us will be at home for an
extended period and are likely to be spending increasing amounts of time
online. The online world is a necessity for many children in accessing school work
and it delivers huge benefits, not least in enabling us to stay connected to
family and friends during this period. However, many parents may feel
concerned about the content their children are accessing. The document here will help at this time and contains contact information if you have any concerns.
The Northumberland Parent Carer Forum are hosting a series of virtual coffee mornings/evenings to try and engage
SEND parents in the area, with a view to recruiting some of them to the
steering group. They aim to have 3-4 representatives of their steering group
Meetings will be held via Zoom and the link to the interest form is below.
BBC Sport and Public Health England's Couch to 5k smartphone app will get you confidently running 5k in just nine weeks. Couch to 5k builds you up with time and effort, so you'll always be impressed with what you can do. You can choose from five virtual coaches who will guide you through the programme.
The Learning Disability Matters for Families website was launched earlier this year to support families and carers of children and young people with a learning disability; offering advice and guidance, support, useful tips and contacts. The website has been updated to include some information around Covid-19 specifically relating to resilience and health and wellbeing of families.