Empathy Day 2020
Empathy Lab have been reshaping Empathy Day (9th June 2020) in the light of the current situation and have produced useful toolkits to support work in this area:
New Reading for Pleasure materials
Resources include Top Ten Storytimes to Enjoy; Reading Aloud to Children: 7 Steps to Making it Magical and a poster, Supporting Readers at Home. As always, their most recent newsletter will provide up to date information on all things Reading for Pleasure:
Carnegie/ Kate Greenaway Medal 2020 shortlists
This year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway:
UKLA Book Awards 2020 shortlists
This year’s UKLA Book Awards shortlists were announced on 6th April. To find out which books made the shortlists, visit:
This website offers interactive video classes and activities from brilliant children’s authors. It includes videos of authors reading and discussing their work and downloadable materials. It’s free to register for access to these materials:
Staying Home by Sally Nicholls, a story about a family of raccoons going through a day in lockdown can be downloaded from the Book Trust website:
The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain children in Lockdown, edited by Katherine Rundell with contributions from more than 100 children’s writers and illustrators:
Coronavirus A Book for Children by Axel Scheffler, A child-friendly information book explaining the Coronavirus in simple terms:
The DfE have gathered together a list of online education resources for home education. This covers a range of subjects:
Health and Mental Well-being Support by NSPCC
Click here for more details
Online resources available for home use please select the title:
P.E Learning Resources
PE with Joe Wicks @ The Body Coach TV available live on YouTube Monday-Friday 9am.
Joe Wicks Schools tour may have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but this hasn't stopped him. He will be streaming a live PE lesson every weekday at 9am for half an hour for all children across the nation. All of his workouts are suitable for home learning, with no equipment needed and can be done in your living room without the need for lots of space. Enjoy getting active at home with the whole family. Looking after the body helps to look after the mind!
*Pretend to travel the world.Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.
**More free learning websites to use**
Educational games & activities
Science, Maths & English