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Educating your child during self-isolation

If your household are self-isolating due to your child or another family member having symptoms, you can find some work to complete below, if/when your child is feeling well enough. 

Additional suggested work, as set during the school closure in March, April and May, are attached in the section to the left. 

There are also useful links and additional documents, useful to all year groups, attached below. 

Useful links for sharing with your children at home:

Free book explaining Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner: https://www.flipsnack.com/CSKidsBooks/what-s-going-on.html

Staying safe online during Covid-19 lockdown: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/news-and-blogs/our-blog/invite-only-parties-and-staying-safe-online-during-covid-19-lockdown

Stay-At-Home with Nicola Davies:

Award winning Nicola Davies has written a wonderful blog for us about DNA to celebrate the publication of Grow, illustrated by Emily Sutton which you can read on Picture Book Party here https://www.picturebookparty.co.uk/.  There are teachers notes for the book here:  http://www.walker.co.uk/UserFiles/file/Grow_Teachers'%20Notes.pdf

Stay-at-Home Adventures with Anna McNuff: Look out for Anna McNuff’s instagram stories takeover on @WalkerBooksUK as she talks about her new book, 100 Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up. by Anna McNuff, illustrated by Clair Rossiter, it is packed with adventure ideas you can do right now in your home and garden & those big bucket list adventures that you can start planning now! You can see Anna talking about her book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTw0eFJ5yFQ

Stay-at-home with the Walker Bear: The 'Stay home with the Walker Bear' playlist features all the best and brightest videos from our Walker Books authors and illustrators. The perfect place to find readings, activities and more to keep your little ones entertained. https://www.youtube.com/user/WalkerBooksUK?blend=8&ob=5

A Monster Calls – the movie adaptation was shown on BBC and is now available on iPlayer.

Chris Haughton, author-illustrator of such favourites as - Oh No, George!Shh! We Have a PlanGoodnight EveryoneA Bit Lost, and the soon to be in paperback Don't Worry, Little Crab - is keeping kids across the world busy with his read-alongs, live art tutorials, and activities. You can see more here: https://www.picturebookparty.co.uk/

From the award-winning creator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth comes Follow Me, Flo a hilarious and heartfelt daddy and daughter cautionary tale, sure to get all young readers laughing and singing.  You can watch Jarvis sharing his story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RER5zRz766k&t=27s

Online educational resources for schools and parents to help children to learn at home from the Department for Education: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources