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Hanmore Road,

CHINEHAM, Hampshire. RG24 8PQ

08:40 - 15:30

Monday to Friday

Supporting Your Child

Resources to help you at home

On this page you will find resources to help you talk to your child about the current situation as well as some fun activities for you to try at home.  We have also added some resources and links to websites to give you alternative educational activities to use at home.

Talking to your child about COVID-19

A resource to help your child understand about the Coronavirus:

Coronavirus resource

Newsround have created a very useful video that answers children’s questions about Coronavirus.  It is hosted by doctors from CBBC’s Operation Ouch.  To watch the video please click here.

ELSA Support have produced a short booklet that you can read through with your child about the school closing: School is closing

Elsa Support have also created a series of social stories to help children understand and process the current situation and the emotions they may be experiencing.  These and some home activity ideas can be found on their website here: ELSA Support.

The Autism Educator website have created a free PDF social story about Coronavirus which you can download here: Autism EducatorAlternatively, Carol Gray has also produced a social story about the current pandemic which you can download by clicking here.

The Children’s Commissioner has created a guide for children about coronavirus, you can download it here.

Dragonfly Impact Education have created a Facebook group with some daily challenges and advice for parents.  You can read some of their advice in the documents below:

Parent Tips

ADHD and ASD Home Learning Advice

BPS have advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about Covid-19: BPS News and Blogs.

For advice on how to support grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak please visit The Child Bereavement Network.

Information from Hampshire’s Educational Psychology service: HIEP-telephonesupportline-covid19

A story about social distancing

Looking after your health and wellbeing

For ideas and examples of ways to look after your wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak, please visit the websites below.

Action for Happiness

Safe Hands Thinking Minds


Anxiety UK


Unicef Parenting Tips or download their resource here:  COVID-19 parenting tips

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

To create your own wellbeing plan based on NHS guidance please visit: Your Mind Plan

5 tips for staying mentally well during the Coronavirus pandemic

Staying Safe Online

Additional Learning Resources

Do you have a passion for music?  Try one of these lessons created by the Hampshire Music Service:

Keep Calm and Make Music – Discovering the Musical Dimensions KS2

Weekly Wonder – Man on the Moon KS2

KCandMM – Weekly Wonder – Read, Write and Remember Music – KS2 – Notation

Keep Calm and Make Music – Weekly Wonder – You got rhythm KS1 + Lower KS2

Love Maths? Design your own math worksheets – can you teach an adult how to do the methods you’ve learnt at school?

For recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic visit Book Trust.  They also have some family activities in the ‘Home Time‘ section of their website.

Love Reading 4 Kids also gives recommended book lists and you can download samples of books for free.

On Pobble 365 a new image is published each day as a prompt for creative writing.  Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

Visit The Children’s Poetry Archive to hear a range of spoken poetry recordings which children can read along with.

BBC Bitesize Primary has helpful videos and resources for the whole curriculum.  From 20th April they will also be doing video lessons.

Visit Twinkl’s ‘Home learning Hub’ for activities that are updated daily and are sorted into different age ranges

Try some activities linked to storytelling and film making from Into Film

Third Space Learning have put together 25 Math games KS2 children can play at home

Try some online English and Maths games from Topmarks

Classroom Secrets have created a home learning pack for each year group with guidance (and answers!) for adults

Hamilton Trust are releasing Maths and English packs weekly for each year group

TTS have developed some lovely activity books that cover different areas of the curriculum

Improve your French skills using these booklets from Mr French

Use the STEM website to help support your child’s learning and interest in Science.

For a free, daily newsletter that helps to enrich learning with real-life knowledge and skills sign up to The Day Home.

Daily Challenge to Stay Active: Hampshire School Games Organisers (SGOs) have launched #HSGDailyChallenge to encourage pupils to stay active and compete to achieve their personal bests. #HSGDailyChallenge will involve daily physical activity challenges for primary and secondary school pupils. The School Games Organisers will publish a new challenge every day via @HampshireSGO Twitter and Facebook channels.

More online resources and activities, including YouTube lessons, are suggested further down this page.

Resources for children with Special Educational Needs

Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks!

Visit HelpKidzLearn for a collection of free apps that have been carefully designed to meet a range of special educational needs including switch access for those with physical disabilities.

Twinkl have created a SEND School Closure Home Learning Resource Pack.

Doorway Online is a collection of free and highly accessible educational games that learners will find easy to use independently.

Do2learn provides free activities and guidance including: learning songs and games, communication cards and academic material.

The Special Education Resource Centre has a wealth of resources categorised by resource type, education area, age range or condition.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Cosmic Kids make yoga and mindfulness fun for children by using well known stories that the children enjoy (there is even a Harry Potter yoga session!).  Their YouTube channel has lots of different yoga story sessions to try out.  These will help the children maintain their fitness levels and keep a positive mental state.  To try one of their videos go to their YouTube channel by clicking here.


GoNoodle gets kids up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. Every dance party, yoga session, mindfulness activity, and game session is an opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies, engage their minds, and be their best.  To make use of this free resource, please visit their website: GoNoodle.

Cooking with kids (and Jamie Oliver)

Jamie Oliver has some fantastic recipes that are great to make with children.  If you would like to get your children involved in the kitchen, you can find his selection of child friendly recipes here.

Myleene’s Music Klass

Myleene Klass is creating a series of YouTube videos teaching children about different elements of music, including how to create basic rhythms and how to begin to read notation.  To join in with her music lessons you can find her YouTube channel here.

Stay Active with Premier Education

Parents can download free resources to keep their children healthy, happy and learning at home from Premier Education.  Premier Education provide our specialist P.E. provision in school.  They have created resources to support parents in physical activity, health and wellbeing and life skills.  To access these resources sign up here.

Think U Know

Think U Know have created a page to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.  To access these packs please click here.

BBC Super Movers

The BBC has some fun curriculum linked resources to get your children moving while they learn at home.  You can find a Super Movers’ video here.

Scouts: The Great Indoors

While the Scouts normally love the great outdoors, they’ve pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas (if they do say so themselves). Keep your children learning new skills and having fun all in The Great Indoors.

Authorfy Masterclass

Looking for a guided writing session?  Try taking part in one of Authorfy’s masterclasses.  Watch the author’s videos, read the extracts from their books and download activities to do based on their writing.   You will need to register to use the website but these resources are free.  To try one of these masterclasses visit the Authorfy Classroom.

10 Minute Shake Up Games

Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to bring you new Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney’s The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!  Try them out here: 10 Minute Shake Up Games.

Walking for Wellbeing

Whilst we are all following Government lockdown guidance, here are some suggestions from Hampshire County Council to support households with making the most of the outside world during our daily exercise time: My Journey Hampshire. You can also download their leaflet for primary school children which has links and activities to improve wellbeing: Wellbeing for primary pupils

Library Newsletters

Please see the newsletters written by Mrs Kent with some great ideas about reading at home: 

Library Newsletter 13th January 2021

Reading Apps

BorrowBox App

eBooks and eAudiobooks are a fantastic way to get children into reading.  BorrowBox is an app that lets you borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks for FREE using your Hampshire Library membership.  If you haven’t already joined the library, you can do so online here: Join the library.  Once you have an account set up you can then download the BorrowBox app and sign in.  For more details on BorrowBox click here.

Audible Stories

For as long as schools are closed, Audible are offering free streaming via their app.  You can use this app to instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help your child(ren) to continue dreaming, learning, and using their imagination.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.  These stories can also be played through devices with Alexa.

Go to: Audible

Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It’s that easy!


Reading with your child is fundamental, even when they are fluent readers. Discussing books enables your child to develop their understanding and critical thinking. Below is a reading booklet to guide you when exploring the world of literature together.

Reading vipers parents booklet

Maths Strategies

Isn’t it frustrating when you are unable to help your child with their maths homework because you haven’t got a clue about the strategies they are using? The booklet below will guide you through the calculations your child is learning at school.

Calculation Policy 2020

Primary Mathematics Vocabulary


Understanding of grammar is an essential component of writing skills. See the booklet below to help support your child in their work.

Parents_Guide to grammar

Internet Safety



Did you know that CAMHs (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service). Has lots of useful advice on all sorts of subjects in regards to helping children and young people, their families and carers when someone is experiencing emotional wellbeing or mental health difficulties?

This is one examples of a booklet you might find useful.

There are others at:


40 ways to support childrens mental health

How to look after your child’s mental health

7 Conversation Topics – Parent Guide

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