01225 465654

On this page you will find home learning resources, together with other useful resources.

For all of the Home Learning Resources, please see our Home Learning Resources Archive page.

Thrive Activities

For all of the Thrive Activities, please see the Home Learning Resources Archive.

Back to School Social Stories

Educational Web Resources

Covid-19 Video

Please find a link to an explanatory video about Covid-19 for children Covid-19 YouTube video, together with the World Health Organisation advice on Healthy Parenting.

Anxiety in children

Especially for children self-isolating, we appreciate they may well be anxious. Some resources you may find useful are here:

Keeping Your Children Safe Online – Information for Parents

This guidance is to support you to keep your children safe online. This is especially important for you in the current situation where children are accessing their learning online and using technology as a form of socialising and communication.

The most important thing you can do is talk to your children about what they do online and how they can stay safe.

You can also help to keep them safe online by having parental controls set up and monitoring what your children are accessing online.

Below are some links to useful resources to help you:

  • To ensure that you have parental controls set up on the devices that your children are using,
  • Give you information and advice about the sites and apps that your children are accessing
  • To get help to report any concerns and remove any inappropriate content or material.
  • Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers
  • NSPCC Net Aware – tips and advice on how to talk to your children
  • Childnet –  Childnet have produced resources for 3-7 year olds and 7-11 year olds they are safe activities you can do from home with your children:
  • For 3-7 year olds – Click HERE
  • For 7-11 year olds – Click HERE

Parents and children can report any concerns or worries about anything in children’s online learning or any other sites/apps or inappropriate content to office@bsm.bwmat.org or use the ‘Report an Issue’ Whisper button on our homepage. Please contact office@bsm.bwmat.org if you have any questions or need any further advice.

Online reading and e-book resources

  • Audible Stories – Audible are currently offering free audiobooks for children
  • Oxford Owl – The Oxford Owl uses e-books that can be sorted using the reading levels that we use at school. 
  • World Book Day website – There are lots of useful resources, videos and story masterclasses on here.
  • Book Trust Hometime – There are free online books, videos and games, including Cressida Cowell reading How to Train Your Dragon. BookTrust have also created a list of activities being undertaken by authors and illustrators which can be found here.
  • LibrariesWest – The public libraries are now closed but if you are a member of the public library, you can borrow e-books and audiobooks from the LibrariesWest catalogue. Please follow this link to Bath and North East Somerset Council for details of how to access these and click on Electronic books, Audiobooks and Magazines. 
  • Literacy Trust – Lots of useful resources for families
  • Twinkl – e-books and reading comprehension resources – add code CVDTWINKLHELPS.
  • There are more links on the school library page to help you choose good books for your children to read
  • British Library Children’s Books – You can explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations, as well as watching Axel Scheffler draw a Gruffalo

Author readings and activities

Lots of authors have begun sharing stories on their websites or YouTube pages for children to watch or creating activities and bonus material. We have listed a selection below, but if your favourite author is not here, do have a look at their website or social media.

  • Oliver Jeffers – He is reading a story every day on Instagram, then posting it to his website
  • Michael Rosen – He has lots of videos on his YouTube page which you can link to here 
  • Joanne Nadin – She is reading a story every day on her YouTube page, which can be accessed from her website
  • Alex T Smith @Alex_T_Smith (author of the Claude books) is providing #StoryStarters every day on Twitter
  • Rob Biddulph – Regular draw-along videos with illustrator Rob Biddulph Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10am 
  • Robin Stevens – There are activities and bonus material to link with her Murder Most Unladylike books
  • Tom Palmer – Free chapters, new stories and links to Tom’s YouTube channel
  • Neil Gaiman – Neil and some famous friends read the Graveyard Book and Coraline in its entirety
  • #phoenixqclub on Twitter – there are lots of comic based activities from The Phoenix comic
  • Steve Anthony – 12 week drawing masterclass for ages 6+ plus lots of other resources
  • Emily Fox (illustrator) – Free drawing activity sheets to download
  • Swapna Haddow – Free activity ideas
  • Cressida Cowell is reading stories on her YouTube page.

[/one_half_last]

© Bathwick St Mary Church School (Primary) • Darlington Road, Bath, BA2 6NN • Tel: 01225 465654 • Email us • Fax: 01225 484289