Home Schooling Info

CORONAVIRUS: Home Schooling Info and Links
A social story which you can share with your child is on our Facebook Page. Click on "Menu" at the bottom on the left hand side. 
Homeschooling websites which you may find useful if your child is off school: 
https://freedomhomeschooling.com/virtual-field-trips/ - free tours of Buckingham Palace, The Great Wall of China and the International Space Station!
Interactive Learning Games and Websites
Widgit (Symbols and worksheets) - www.widgitonline.com
Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Read Write Inc Resources – www.Ruthmiskin.com
English with David Walliams – www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Vooks – Storybooks brought to life – www.vooks.com
Maths with Carol Vorderman – www.themathsfactor.com
Cbeebies- Numberblocks – www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
Prodigy Maths (Free App) – www.prodigygame.com
Primary Stars Maths – www.primarystars.education.co.uk/covid-19-year-1/
Music with Myleene Klass –
Yoga – youtube.com/CosmicKidsYoga
Bee Bot App for computing – app to download
Newsround – www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
Twinkl – www.twinkl.com
A full daily schedule of free online activities, including PE, maths, history, dance, reading etc:  
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ - Joe Wicks "The Body Coach" doing online PE exercises for the whole family!
Search YouTube for Ruth Miskin ReadWriteInc Phonics lessons - they're free on Facebook and YouTube every day for two weeks. 
Coronavirus - General Guidance
The safest place for you and your child is at home. School is open on a skeleton staffing structure, so if you need to contact us please email admin@barndalehouse.northumberland.sch.uk - the phone isn't always manned.  We can take a limited number of pupils, but they must be booked in advance to ensure that we have staffing available and we are working safely and within national guidelines. 
Visitors to school including Governors, therapists, social workers, peripatetic workers and parents are restricted. All meetings and annual reviews will be postponed until further notice.
Hygiene: Both school buildings have been deep cleaned. 
School transport: is under the jurisdiction of the County Council. If your child is going to attend school, you must make your own travel arrangements. You may wish to contact the SEN Transport office - their telephone number is:  
Please be aware of scams during this time, they are many and varied. Don't let anyone into your house, don't let anyone do your shopping and don't give out any bank details. Please check 
Parent Q&As about Coronavirus and education: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers
For the latest up-to-date information, it is hugely important that you only use trusted sources:
  • General health advice: NHS UK and Public Health England - these are being updated on a daily basis, and we are continually reviewing these.
  • Public information: All information and guidance including number of cases from gov.uk
  • Urgent assistance / advice: If you are in any doubt, please go to NHS 111 Covid-19 online support in the first instance