Suggested website to help supporting reading at home
This year, the Public Libraries’ Winter Reading Challenge is all about getting cosy together to share the love of reading.
It kicks-off on 11th January 2021 and runs for six weeks, until the end of the spring half-term. Why not encourage your pupils to take part – let parents and carers know they can join in through the .
Children can read or listen to any four books to complete the challenge. This includes books they read or listen to for school, with family members and friends over Zoom, bedtime stories, non-fiction books, eBooks and audiobooks.
Those who take part online will automatically be sent a certificate when they complete the challenge, but the most important thing is that your pupils enjoy some winter reading for pleasure!
Stories for kids online and fun games to play | BookTrust (www.booktrust.org.uk)
Offers books to listen and read along. You can turn off the sound and read the book yourself.
Has books to listen to and resource sheets to sheet and then activities to do.
www.monkeypen.com - has 50 different books to read online although most suitable for those reading at Turquoise Level and above.
Twinkl has a variety of reading comprehensions for KS1 children which typically have a page or two of text to read followed by some questions for the children to answer.
On behalf of all School Games Organisers (SGOs) across Hampshire and IOW and our Active Partner Energise Me, I am delighted to inform you that we shall be re-starting the Hampshire School Games Daily Challenges, #HSGDailyChallenge, for Lockdown 3.0. Many of you supported the initiative during the last Lockdown and we hope you will get involved once again!
Now, more than ever, it is important that pupils are physically active to support both their physical and mental well-being. Once again, the role of the National network of School Games Organisers has shifted to support and implement the Chief Medical Officers guidelines; for all children to be active for 60 minutes each day, 30 minutes of which is supported by schools. We are reaching out to all the Hampshire schools to share and promote engagement in this programme to all students, both in school and at home.
The Hampshire SGOs #HSGDailyChallenge will begin on Monday 11th January and will initially run until February Half Term.
Mental Health and Well-being
Please use the link below for mental health and well-being odeas from the British Red Cross