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Additional resources

During the pandemic we will ensure resources are available to all our students.

Further information

Teachers available for support

We have a team of teachers available to call or email for advice, five days a week. They can support you with home to school packs which have been provided and any other queries you may have relating to educating your child’s during these challenging times.

Mentoring service

We also recognise how distressing this situation is for our children and young people. If you feel your child would benefit from our telephone mentoring service, please get in touch by emailing esther.popp@leicester.gov.uk.

Coping with anxiety around COVID-19

We know that children are struggling to understand this situation and the links below may be able to support you in telling them the story of COVID-19.

Resources

The following online resources have been made available to support your child’s learning at home.

Key stage 2 - Maths

Key stage 2 - English

Key stage 3 - Maths

Key stage 3 - English

Key stage 4 - Maths

Key stage 4 - English

GCSE Pod

We have bought a license to GCSE Pod for all our year 10 and 11 students who are working towards their GCSE’s. They should have been given their log in details from school in the past two weeks but if you haven’t received this yet, please contact us to discuss and gain log in details.

Britannica Digital Learning

All of our students have access to Britannica Digital Learning which is essentially a huge database of information to help support students learning. It acts as a safer search engine than the likes of Google. Your students cannot access anything harmful on this system and this is why we like it so much.

The details on how to access this are as follows:

Username: lvs
Password: student

Leicester Libraries

Wild World Heroes

Once upon a time stories

Leicester Libraries hosted a series of online storytelling sessions to help parents and families during the Coronavirus lockdown.  Two stories were made available weekly, one for younger and one for older children, via the city council’s YouTube account.

Green tales

Libraries got involved in school climate action fortnight in Leicester by releasing two green tales:

Indian tales

Spooky stories

Spooky stories from Leicester Libraries

Black Lives Matter book lists

The National Literacy Trust have brought together a series of book lists for children and young people of all ages to share black stories and promote black voices.

The Spark Arts - At Home

The Spark team have been busy working from their homes to bring you a collection of creative resources and imaginative activities for families at home and schools. We hope you enjoy jamming, making, listening to new stories or taking a creative challenge.

Creative learning toolkit

This resource has been put together to help guide you and your children through some high quality creative learning activities to enable you to explore, experiment and enjoy some artistic adventures together at home or in the classroom. The activities are best suited to children from Reception through to KS2 (ages 4-11). 

National Space Centre

Let us bring the National Space Centre to you in the comfort of your home with a number of educational videos for you and the family to learn about the wonders of space.

Things to do Indoors - Roald Dahl

Draw your favourite characters, get experimental at home or settle down with a story with the added support of British Sign Language.

Quaranteen’s – a young person’s guide to living in lockdown

As a response to the covid-19 pandemic and the country living in lockdown, we realise that care leavers are some of the hardest hit in terms of social isolation and financial hardship. The City’s Young People’s Council and Care Experienced Consultants have created ‘Quaranteen’s’ a social media campaign to support young people living through lockdown.

Healthy children

Please consider the environment.