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Summer Holiday Resources for Parents

 
Hungry Little Minds (New born to 5)
Hungry Little Minds from the Department for Education provides a range of websites, short videos and fun activities that parents and children can do together.
 
The Hungry Little Minds website is available here
 
Online Safety

For children aged 5 -7 (Key stage 1)

Jessie & Friends is a series of three animations that follow the adventures of Jessie, Tia and Mo as they begin to navigate the online world, watching videos, sharing pictures and playing games. There’s also a storybook for each episode, to help you and your child keep the conversation going. The animations and additional classroom activities give children great opportunities to learn about trust, being kind online, consent, and healthy and unhealthy behaviour on the internet.

Jessie & Friends is available here

 

For children aged 7 - 11 (Key stage 2)

Play Like Share follows the adventures of Alfie, Ellie and Sam as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help, they need to use it wisely and safely. The aim of the films is to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe online. In particular, the films teach them to spot the early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour by people they might meet online, and develops their confidence to respond safely and get help.

Play Like Share is available here

 
Literacy Support
The Literacy Trust have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents.  Here parents can find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development. Parents and carers will be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Every resource is available for free, although to access some you may need to create a free account.
 
The Literacy Trust family resources are available here
 
BookTrust
BookTrust's HomeTime helps families enjoy storytime with free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.
 
BookTrust HomeTime is available here
 
STEM Support
To support parents and carers with home learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), subject experts have put together a selection of activities and materials, all of which are completely free for everyone to access. The website is home to thousands of free-to-access, quality-assured resources to support the teaching and learning of STEM subjects and there are resources for Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form pupils.
 
The STEM subjects family resources are available here
 
Puberty

Recommended resources from the PSHE Association for teaching about puberty and menstruation, with a detailed parents advice page, is available here