Here are some online resources to support schools and families with written and spoken word activities during the current school closures.
Starting on the 11th May, the Story Makers Company are delivering a free, immersive drama and creative writing project, Saving Anski. For further information, please visit their website or look at the flyer .
Ideas and Signposting
Leeds Year of Reading have a brought together a wealth of free resources, suitable for all ages and abilities. There are also some handy stories to use as a way of talking about corona virus with children.
Leeds Libraries might have closed their buildings, but they have been busy ensuring that their service can still be accessed. The Libraries at Home newsletter shares all their current news and they have a page of resources, which can be found here.
The Department of Education have published home learning resources. The English Primary page has a range of links to audio books, resources packs and daily activities.
Accessible activities – ready to go!
The British Library recently launched their new website, Discovering Children’s Books. Here are some activities you might find of interest:
- Have a go at drawing your own Gruffalo, guided by Axel Scheffler or create a crazy character with tips from Viviane Schwarz.
- Try out Joseph Coehlo’s brilliant poetry prompts
- Go on a miniature adventure, inspired by The Borrowers. Reimagine your house from the point of view of tiny people or have a go at creating a miniature book.
- Take a look at Woodrow Phoenix’s guide to making your own comic strip.