As we all begin to come to terms with the situation regarding COVID 19 restrictions and having children at home our Healthy Schools team has brought together some very useful and free online resources to support home schooling.
For the Primary sector take a look at these:
Great Grub Club – Lots of fun activities around food and movement
Go Noodle – A range of children friendly videos on movement and mindfulness.
Twinkle – now has free resources for nursery and Primary age pupils. They are offering them for one month and there’s a downloadable school closure pack. The site has activities in English and Welsh.
For Primary to Secondary:
Hwb – The Welsh Government platform contains a wealth of free resources and lessons from foundation phase to post 16 including ALN. The topics cover every aspect of education from history, film-making, and internet safety to Easter activities. A site that keeps giving, literally – all children in Wales are able to access Microsoft office for free through the site.
S4C – has resources for nursery to secondary pupils, not forgetting adult learners too.
BBC Bitesize – has varied range of resources for pre school up to post 16.
Natural Resources Wales – has a great range of hands-on activities from:
• Animals, Habitats & Biodiversity
• Maths and Numeracy
• Language and Literacy
• Health and Well-being
• Natural Senses
• Expressive Arts
The Pod – Explore free cross-curricular resources to help children get to grips with energy, science and sustainability. Engage children with interactive games, fantastic films, interesting info packs and exciting activities (age 4-14+)
Change4life – Not only healthy recipes for everyone to enjoy but also check out the activities such as the 10 minute shakeups – to get everyone active and moving
E bug – Fun games and teaching resources about microbes and antibiotics for Primary, secondary and post 16. This site is bilingual (most European languages) and a great resource for EAL children.
Joe Wickes – ‘The Body Coach’ will be starting FREE workouts at 9am every weekday morning to get children “moving, feeling energised, positive, optimistic.” YouTube channel The Body CoachTV.
And finally… for the grown ups don’t forget your local Library. Whilst it remains closed there’s still is a wealth of ebooks that you can download onto your electronic device for free.
NHS Exercise Studio – Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories.Y WYBODAETH DDIWEDDARAF AM COVID-19