Please find some useful resources and information below. All home learning will now be conducted through Google Classroom.
Creative Writing Competition
Oldham Council is inviting schools to take part in a creative writing competition to capture the views and opinions of students during the Covid-19 Pandemic. For more information please see the flyer below. If you are interested in taaking part please email all submissions to email@example.com by 12pm 17th July.
|Oldham Writing Competition||[pdf 214KB]|
Oldham Libraries - Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge is here! On Friday 5 June the new look online Silly Squad Digital Summer Reading Challenge was launched for all children to access directly and start their reading adventures. Children can log their reads and collect virtual prizes as they unlock content on the Silly Squad website: sillysquad.org.uk. It is free and easy to register. Alongside the main challenge, Oldham Libraries will be running an online programme of stories, crafts, competitions, writing workshops and more, through the Oldham Libraries Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OldhamLibraryService/. For more information please click on the picture link.
Wellbeing Resources - June 2020
Greater Manchester Moving - 2 videos for GM Moving one called "Weathering The Storm" which is about managing our anxieties particularly at the moment: The 2nd one was for their virtual conference and is about intrinsic motivation and managing negativity - called "Still... Weathering The Storm"
Getting Through - 3 short videos for AQUA – a health and care quality improvement organisation - these are shorter 2 x 10 mins and 1 x 16 minutes - they are entitled “Getting Through” - they can be found at the AQUA Website
|Wellbeing Weekly - Issue 2 - 8th June 2020||[pdf 1MB]|
|What is Infant Mental Health and Why does it matter||[pdf 63KB]|
|Wellbeing Weekly - Issue 3 - 15th JUne 2020||[pdf 1MB]|
Mental Health Awareness Week - Kindness and Gratitude
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, supported by the Mental Health Foundation who have chosen the theme of ‘Kindness’. The Mental Wellbeing Team have based this week’s theme upon this, and also incorporated gratitude. Over the next week the team will be tweeting about resources and ideas as well as sharing the amazing work going on in our Oldham settings.
|Kindness & Gratitude Children & Families - May 2020||[pdf 946KB]|
PE Home Learning Resources - The Joy of Moving Festival
This is a PE initiative headed up by Oldham Athletic, called Joy of Moving Festival. It is essentially a booklet full of PE type activities for families to do together at home during isolation. It is predominantly aimed at KS2 but some activities may be appropriate for younger children too.
Please see the document below.
|Joy of Moving Home School Festival Booklet May 2020||[pdf 2MB]|
Science Activities and Ideas - Spring into Spring
Welcome to this collection of ideas to help support you with home learning activities. There are lots of suggestions, as well as useful facts. You may wish to dip into this selection, modifying and adapting them to your child’s interests and to your context. There is an overarching theme of spring but this is a catalyst and your activities could lead into all kinds of new directions.
These learning opportunities are about shared experiences and about having fun. Nature activities may be limited to your garden, window box or a book but so many new skills and insights can be acquired. Be creative and utilise what you have around your home. Always risk assess carefully and ensure children are supervised. Have fun with descriptions and incorporate a lexicon of language, a wonder of words and a fountain of fabulous facts. Nature is really incredible and even if we cannot be really close to it, we can marvel at its magnificence.
|Spring into Spring Early Years Activities and Ideas - May 2020||[pdf 2MB]|
|Spring into Spring Primary Activities and Ideas - May 2020||[pdf 2MB]|
Saddleworth School Voices of Hope
Saddleworth School needs your help in capturing the hope and community spirit of our area during these difficult times. Your work will be entered into a competition and as well as receiving a trophy and prize, all finalists and winners work will be featured in a published booklet available to all entrants! Please select the document below to learn more.
|Voices of Hope Flyer||[pdf 235KB]|
Oldham Library Service Family Support
Oldham Libraries - Free Resources
Wellbeing Team Resources
|Week 1 - Healthy Lifestyle||[pdf 2MB]|
|My Week Plannner Filled in - 20th to 24th April 2020||[pdf 813KB]|
|Weekly Planner Blank - To complete||[pdf 585KB]|
General Home Learning Links
- use the code UKTWINKLHELPS (various resources to print in each subject area)
- (various resources to print in each subject area)
- (home learning hub – detailed daily timetables and suggested resources – all subject areas)
- (information about BBC broadcasting daily on BBC iplayer)
- (maths and english online games)
(online cartoon lessons every Wednesday from Sheffield comic artist Pete McKee)
(online drawing lessons from Marvel artist Will Sliney)
Power of Kindness Calendar
As the UK faces a global coronavirus pandemic, things can feel a little uncertain and even overwhelming. But, during these difficult times, one thing is clear: small acts of kindness make a big difference. The power of kindness calendar helps children and young people learn about and carry out kind acts. This would be a lovely thing to do over the Easter break.
Free Audio Books for Children
Amazon today cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages for as long as schools are closed. Children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning and just being kids! All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link: (copy and paste into your web browser).
BBC Bitesize Online Lessons
From 20 April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of our website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
We’ve worked with our colleagues in other parts of the BBC and education experts from around the UK to make sure everyone who needs it can access learning resources during this uncertain time. You can also expect some of it to be delivered by well-known faces.
Harry Potter at Home
Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!