Lockdown resources for literacy, wellbeing and Shakespeare

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

Resources to support children’s wellbeing, literacy and learning at home have been published by Coram’s three education charities.

The free online resources for teachers and parents have been created by Coram Life Education, Coram Beanstalk and Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation.

Coram Life Education

A provider of PSHE education, the charity has launched SCARF at Home, a programme of activities for primary school teachers to share with parents, supporting children to learn life skills that will help them be happy, healthy and safe.

The activities promote the values of Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship (SCARF). SCARF at Home focuses on the ways children can keep themselves healthy and safe, including staying safe online, and the skills needed to help them look after their bodies. Older children learn about assertiveness, recognising the influence of friends and how to think critically about the decisions they make and managing risks safely.

The activities are designed for different age groups and include body bingo, bedtime routines, online safety activities, games and films and bullying discussion points. The SCARF at Home activities are suitable for children aged three to 11.

Coram Beanstalk

National reading charity Coram Beanstalk is providing regularly updated tips and fun book-based activities to help children with their reading at home, including tips for “Growing A Love of Reading”, Story Dice illustrated by popular illustrator Nick Sharratt, video story readings and monthly #BeanstalkBrilliantBooks.

The website also features a “Stay Home And Read Every Day” poster, which families can display in their windows to share the books they are enjoying together as a family over the lockdown period.

Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation.

Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation has launched resources for key stages 2, 3 and 4, which can be taught directly or explored independently, focusing on the language and history of Shakespeare.

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