Here are the key government updates.
13-5-20 Guidance from the Government on opening schools.
12-5-20 An update from the Government for parents and carers on school closure.
30-4-20 Updated stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
24-4-20 Guidance on using clusters and hubs to maintain educational provision
22-4-20 Updated guidance from the Department for Education.
20-4-20   Together for families Cornwall have collated a range of resources and information.

20-4-20   Updates from the Department for Education.

Guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home can be found here:


Guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities learn at home can be found here:


Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub

The sector-led Oak National Academy has today launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.

The Oak National Academy can be accessed here:

Launch of BBC Bitesize

The BBC has today launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.

BBC Bitesize can be accessed here:

Get help with technology and remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19)



17-4-20   Gov.uk Update on school closures
16-4-20 Gov.uk Staying safe online
7-4-20 Gov.uk Guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing
7-4-20 Gov.uk List of online education resources for home education
3-4-20 PSHE resources


This pack includes activities for celebrating diversity, being unique, helping others and the environment. Suitable for KS1 and KS2.
Here are the general updates.
Please see the Home Learning tab for links to online resources.
16-5-20 Brighter Futures South West posted a link to the Nosy Crow illustration for children about Covid 19.
16-5-20 Brighter Futures South West added a link to the NHS guidance on mindfulness. Mindfulness can be really beneficial for enhancing our mental health and wellbeing.
16-5-20 Brighter Futures South West added a link to NHS guidance on staying fit with 10 minute workouts.
16-5-20 Brighter Futures South West added a link to NHS guidance on hand washing.
8-5-20 Brighter Futures South West added a link to a newspaper article on the importance of play.
30-4-20 Headstart Kernow & Rockpool have collaborated to create 'SPACE' (Supporting Parents and Children Emotionally).
SPACE - Headstart Kernow & Rockpool
29-4-20 This website has useful information and resources to support mental health and well-being.
 20-4-20   Cornwall Family Information Service Facebook Page
17-4-20   Brighter Futures South West
Here's the link to their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrighterFuturesSouthWest
So here is a very simple fun activity that parents can play with their child. It's a good starter for encouraging other fun one to one interactions. If you have more than one child, give each child some individual one on one time. You can then have the children play the games with each other.
Here are a couple of other activities
Watch a short video to give some background to Theraplay
15-4-20 World Book Night 23rd April

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year. Up and down the country, everyone from libraries, local businesses, health organisations and many more celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives.

World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that tackles life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading.




15-4-20 Cbeebies Bedtime stories
Tom Hardy will be reading Bedtime stories from 27th April to 1st May.
An information leaflet and activity booklet about Coronavirus to share with children.
15-4-20 Headspace: Meditation & Sleep
An app available from the Apple store.
14-4-20 #YouAreNotAlone
This is a facebook group for positivity. This is a place where all are welcome, so long as they welcome all.
14-4-20 Postal Detective Game for 7 - 12 year olds
8-4-20 Nosy Crow - Free information book explaining coronavirus to children
9-4-20 Looking after our community
saferfutures.org provide advice on keeping families safe.
3-4-20 Children's University
A collection of things to do at home and online.
1-4-20 Wizarding World - Introducing Harry Potter at Home


Here’s a list of Celebrities who have set up different ideas for home learning.

Carol Vorderman
The former Countdown presenter has made her online maths school free for all children aged 4-11 until schools re-open.

David Walliams
Children's author and TV personality David Walliams will be releasing a free audio story every day for the next 30 days.

Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams
The Hollywood actors have launched a new Instagram account in aid of charity Save the Children. It features stories told by celebrities.

Dan Snow
Dan Snow, also known as The History Guy, is offering free access to his history documentary channel History Hit for 30 days.

Brian Cox
The professor of particle physics and TV personality has said he will be getting involved with "several great initiatives" over the coming weeks. On Saturday, he took part in a Q&A session for the Comic Shambles Network's Stay At Home Festival.

Steve Backshall
The naturalist, broadcaster and author will be running a live "wildlife chat" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube on Wednesday night.

Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach)
Fitness coach Joe Wicks has been broadcasting at-home PE lessons for children of all ages. They are broadcast live on his YouTube channel at 9am every weekday morning.

Myleene Klass
The classical musician and radio presenter is offering free music lessons as part of a "Klass timetable" for children stuck at home.

Jamie Oliver
Chef Jamie Oliver is hosting a nightly cooking show on Channel 4 to help families plan their meals "in these unique times".

Theo Michaels
The former MasterChef star is streaming live cooking classes on his Instagram account and YouTube channel.

Dame Darcey Bussell
The former Strictly judge's organisation DDMIX for Schools is hosting a 10-minute "shake up" on Facebook Live every day this week.