My Account routine maintenance 5 - 8 March 2021

We are carrying out some maintenance work on our My Account system between 5 - 8 March 2021. Some services will be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Affected services

5. Home Learning Resources

Resources to help families whilst children and young people are at home

National Literacy Trust – Virtual Library

Closures of schools and early years settings as a result of COVID-19 could see the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their better-off peers widen by as much as 75% to 16 months . To support schools, the National Literacy Trust has launched two new digital platforms, Virtual School Library and Words for Life.

The Virtual School Library will give children access to books all year round, whether they are learning at school or at home. 

Words for Life brings together all existing digital support for parents in one place, including Family Zone, which supported more than 400,000 families with home learning resources during lockdown, and its Small Talk website, developed in partnership with the DFE's Hungry Little Minds campaign, which provides parents of children aged 0-5 with simple activities to build into their daily routines to support their children’s early language development.

 For more information please visit: https://literacytrust.org.uk/news

Tiny Happy People

Simple activities and play ideas to develop your child's communication skills. 

StarLive

Weekly programme to support parents with home learning.

Literacy expert and author, Alex Quigley shares simple insights into how parents can support their children to develop their reading, writing and vocabulary whilst learning at home

North West SEND Newsletters

Monthly newsletters packed with all the latest local, regional and national SEND news and updates

IntraQuest Community

Specialist learning, well-being and community service provider which offers specialist learning, training and change services for professionals; well-being services to individuals, including therapy, counselling and coaching services.

Action for Happiness

This Joyful June Calendar has daily actions to help you look for what's good even in difficult times

Early Years Foundation Stage Home (EYFShome)

Have a look at the great work that teachers volunteers have done to create EYFShome in a few days with quality ideas for activities to help engage, educate and entertain families with young children

Education Endowment Fund

Resources on 14 key themes that have been chosen in collaboration with teachers

The Greater Manchester Tech Fund

The fund will provide learners at risk of digital isolation with 'digital kit bundles' to enable them to continue their learning at home

Oak National Academy

Free resources which includes video lessons to support teachers during this time

Families online

We believe that Families are not just important – they are everything. Being a family means you are a part of something wonderful, and the best memories are made when families have fun together. 

We’re here to inspire family adventures and to help you find fun things to do, make and see with your family, in your local area.

The Skills Toolkit

Free online digital and numeracy courses to build skills and help progress in work and improved job prospects.

Managing your money

Free online financial education learning activities

Roald Dahl

Parents, carers and teachers Roald Dahl have got lesson plans, activities and videos suitable for home learning