Remote Learning

Below you can find our plan for remote learning during a partial or full school closure.
Useful links for supporting your child’s education at home
We have compiled a list of resources to help you continue your child’s education at home:

BBC Bitesize
Learning activities for all ages.
The Oak National Academy
Learning materials and teacher lead classes for all ages.
Challenge Nottingham!
Whilst children are at home due to COVID-19, here's an exhaustive list of free activities for ages 0 to 18 to keep them busy and entertained. The majority are from Nottingham's own cultural organisations and artists. There's everything from creating artworks to keeping fit with the Toilet Roll Challenge!
Primary school teaching resources Inspiring demo videos and lesson plans for subjects beyond the core curriculum.
Top Marks
Free learning games and activities for children aged 3-14
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Lots of learning resources, which are usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures. Use offer code: UKTWINKLEHELPS when setting up your account.
Classroom Secrets
Resource packs for each year group to help your students learn from home.
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
Toy Theater
Educational online games
BBC Live Lessons
Live lessons in a variety of subjects for children in KS1, KS2 and KS3
Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
BBC School Radio
Learning resources for primary schools offering video, audio and downloads for Early Years, KS1 and KSw covering music, dance, history, collective worship, literacy and maths.
Nicholas Roberts Resources
Resources for primary school children in a range of subjects. Log in with Username: sch353 Password: writing (available until 1st May 2020)
Phonics Play
Interactive games and resources for parents. Free to use during school closure. Log on with Username: march20 password: home.
British Council
Resources for English language learning
Times Tables Rock Stars
All children at Walter Halls have access to this site and you should have log on details. Simply log on and get playing!
Maths Zone
Lots of maths games that children can play.
Maths Chase
Maths Chase is a completely free home online learning tool where children can play times tables games, along with many other mathematics skill-based games! The site features many simple learning games which children can play at home.
Free math and Science resourse offering hundreds of fun and helpful online calculators and conversion tools.
The Wildlife Trust's 30 Days Wild Challenge
Lots of simple outdoor activities.
Mystery Science
Free science lessons
Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Fun activities that provide opportunities for families to learn together, while encouraging love for nature and the environment.
Free math and science resource offering hundreds of fun and helpful online calculators and conversion tools.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Beginners Cartoon Class
Sheffield artist Pete McKee is running a cartoon beginner class via his YouTube channel every Wednesday at 12 noon. Catch up with previous classes and join in on Wednesdays using this link.y Wednesday on his YouTube channel starting today at 12pm.
Music Express
Music Express is an online resource for teaching primary music that's easy to use and accessible to non-musicians as well as music specialists and it's free to use until 31st Autust!
Nottingham Music Hub
Nottingham Music Hub visit school once a week to do practical music lessons with some of our KS2 children. They have provided some digital music lessons so children can continue to develop their musical skills, even while school is closed.
Sing along with the Choir
We've put the music and lyrics to many of the songs that we sing in Choir on the "Class pages" section of the website, or you can click this link to have a go. You don't need to be in the choir to enjoy a sing song!
PE/Staying Active
There are lots of ideas for keeping active on our wellbeing page
10-minute ideas for keeping your kids active indoors.
Little Legs
Health, wellbeing and fun for the whole family through yoga, zumba, mindfulness and massage
Joe Wicks guides you through some kid friendly workouts you can do in your own home.
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids
Geography Games
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Hour of Code
Learn or continue to learn coding with Hour of Code. Suitable for all levels, but Children in KS2 may already have taken part in Coding Club, so might have a bit of background knowledge.
Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!
Early Years
Rainbow Stripes
Sing, dance, jam, laugh, play and learn with Rainbow Stripes. This musical duo regularly visit our Nursery and Early Years settings, but your children don't have to miss out while they're not in school.
5 Minute Mum
Simple, easy five minute games and activities for little kids aged 1-5 (but can be adapted for older children too)

Outdoor learning with Muddy Feet

Other useful sites and resources
We've created a list of websites, activities and videos aimed at helping you support your child's mental health, including physical and creative activities and information about supporting your child and helping you cope too.
Use Pinterest to search for ideas on all sorts of activities. Other people have already done the leg work so you can find great ideas to use at home.
An extensive list of education websites which can be used to help with home educating your child.
Social media can be a great tool for getting ideas from your community. There are lots of groups relating to home schooling and supporting each other through the school closure. Follow @walterhallsschool for updates and information from Walter Halls

Explaining Coronavirus to Children
If you're struggling to explain Coronavirus to your child(ren), here are some child friendly ways of telling them about it and helping them understand the virus, how it spreads and how it might be making them feel.
If you're struggling to explain coronavirus to your child and reassure them at this unsettling time, let nurse Dotty and Dave the dog help.