Things To Do

 Staff have put together some suggestions for things students could do to support their school work over the coming days. Click the links below to get some ideas:

Our Top Picks

 

 We especially like this at the moment...

"Bounce & Beat" is a performing arts class run by Ruby Baigent. Bounce & Beat was scheduled to come to Round Oak to run some sessions with our students.

Ruby says, "I am running a Private Facebook Group online where I am posting regular online dance classes, live sessions, competitions, prizes and daily activities. This is free of charge and the aim of the group is to try to make the lockdown a little bit more fun for my customers and their children. Also open to staff and your own children!  Please request to join the group using the link below:"

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1045236302518037/?ref=share

   

A lot of staff have recommended this link to the GOV.UK site. I know, its hard to believe there is some fun stuff amongst all the tax returns and driving licences but there is! It is a comprehnsive list of sites for learning from home - some of which is fun so don't get too carried away!

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources
/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

   

Trudy Garland has found this story to explain coronavirus to Key Stage 3 students

Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus

   

Sarah Johnson knows about some really high quality links.  We want to highlight Chatterpack which offers lots of great ideas about things to do during the time at home ranging from virtual tours, free websites and online learning.

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home

This second one, OxfordOwl, offers eBooks for free.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+5-6&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=#

 

 

Emma has found these gems. Emma says, "I found some amazing resources that our parents can use at home. They're all based on watching a film but include tasks and work to complete before and after you watch them! Perfect!" There are ten suggested films and the quality of these resources is amazing, so it gets into our Top Picks!

Scroll through to the bottom of these pages to download the two packs (the films themselves aren't included) and see what else is available on the way!

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Timetable

Here is Round Oak Staff's own suggestion for a daily timetable.  Try this and let us know how it goes. Click the image to open the PDF or download it from the bottom of the page.

   

 

   Round Oak Suggested Daily Timetable
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For Parents and Carers

This is a section with links and information of use to adults helping students at home.  Generally, you can either click the image, click the link underneath the image or text or go to the documents at the end of this page to download the full document.  A torn image in these pages implies the document is longer than can be shown here.

 

Warwickshire College Group has published an update for students who are thinking about going to one of their colleges.  Read it in the file below or go to the update on the WCG website here

 

  Warwickshire College Update May 2020 
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Many Parents and Carers may naturally be concerned about careers for your child especially with the school event having to be cancelled last month. Maria has brought together a comprehnsive document on careers and transition information, with information on bursaries, local FE providers, supported living and other information.

 

  Useful Careers and Transition Information
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Janice has sent round a number of documents to help Parents and Students.  We thought we'd just highlight some of these again in case we can provide some support.

 

  Local Authority Telephone Support for Parents and Carers
   
 

  Pastoral Support Suggestions
   
 

  Pastoral Support Email Address
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Here's some advice for students if they are worried about a friend or sibling.

 

   What to do if you are worried while school is closed
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Special Needs Jungle is written by parents for other parents with special needs young people. It reassures parents of SEND and may answer lots of their questions orworries plus provides lots of practical advice.  The particular article gives some help with young people learning from home.

   

   Special Needs Jungle website
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Round Oak staff have written a document with some general advice during the lockdown

 
  • Important Telephone Numbers
  • Important Links
  • Mental Wellness
  • Home Working and Social Distancing
  • Staying Connected
  • Minding Your Mental Health
   Round Oak General Advice
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Warwickshire Educational Psychology Services (WEPS) also have some home-school guidance to help during the lockdown.  In addition, the document has some well thought through links to resources.

 

   WEPS Home-School Guidance
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Warwickshire Music have let us know about their website and their weekly newsletter and they have some musical suggestions 

 

   Warwickshire Music Weekly Newsletter
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"Dear Residents" is a local initiative to ask students  to create something cheerful and colourful - a picture, a poster, a collage or perhaps a letter of hope - and to photograph it and send it to Dear Residents. They will then forward it to a Care Home in the local area. Why not have a go?

 

   Dear Residents Instrctions
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Warwickshire County Council Children and Family Support Service have sent a copy of their really useful newsletter.  It has some very helpful advice for families about money, mental health, children with autism and lots of other areas.

 

   WCC Children and Family Support Newsletter
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  Here's a GREAT offer from Widget - we use their symbols widely in school:
   

Free Access to Widgit Online

 
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With more schools closing across the world to help fight the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we wanted to do something to help parents, teachers and carers who use symbols to support their children and young people.

To make sure symbol users have access to the systems and resources they need, we would like to offer free and unrestricted access to Widgit Online and it’s ready-made materials for 30 days. 
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Activities

Here are some ideas for activities for the students.

 

  100 Things to do indoors 
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Websites

 Here are some of the really good websites staff have suggested:

 

 This seems really popular on the internet:

Here's what various celebrities are offering for free on a daily basis while schools are closed:

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

 

Jamie Hammersley says, "The link below provides a blog that lists a host of companies and websites that are currently offering free subscriptions. There are A LOT on this list and not all appropriate for our pupils but there are some familiar sites in there."

 https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

 

 

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.

 

 

The Royal Collection Trust

https://www.rct.uk/schools/resources/

This Trust manages the Queen's art collection and the public opening of official residencies of the Queen.  There are some lovely activities here centred around some of the most beaitiful pieces of art.

Also the Queen is giving a crafty activity for children to do each Monday.  See it here:

https://mobile.twitter.com/royalfamily/

 

 

The National Literacy Trust

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

This is another useful site with references to audiobooks and lovely readings of children’s books. Lots of useful reading and writing activities too separated into different age groups.

 

 

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

 

Scratch

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

Creative computer programming

 

 

National Geographic Kids

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

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

 

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 

 

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

 

Crash Course Kids

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

You Tube videos on many subjects for a younger audience

 

 

Cbeebies Radio

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

Listening activities for students.

 

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Archive

We have refreshed our pages a number of times as new links and materials have become available.  If you have used a link previously but can't now find it, try looking in the Archive which is a snapshot of the pages just before they were archived.

 

Things to do - Archive 09-Apr 

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