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Visit our school You Tube channel- Barley Close Primary for our videos to help us keep in contact with you.

Some of you have found it tricky explaining to children what is happening. This is a free book explaining Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner:


Follow the link below to access daily phonic lessons beginning 20.04.20.

Mr Quirke football juggling challenge
If you can video your attempt of the challenge, record your score and email them to We will make a video of the attempts later in the week.



This is a great resources that has lots of activities and worksheet for all year groups covering all areas of the curriculum. They are offering free membership for a month for all teachers, parents and carers. Go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.


White Rose Maths

Teachers already use these resources in school so children will be familiar with the activities - they are also releasing some online tutorial. Go to



Online resources and educational games. Go to


Non Screen Ideas

This website has lots of ideas about things to do that are not screen based. Go to



If you like Lego then have a look at this 30 day Lego challenge - a different Lego activity to do everyday for 30 days! Go to


Online Resources

This link has a list of  all websites that are free to access (including those that not usually free like timetables rockstars) and is updated as things become available. Go to



South Glos music service are developing a suite of materials, resources, guidance and on line learning tools for instrumental and vocal pupils to use during the period of school closures.  

For those having music lessons with their teachers check the website regularly so you don’t miss out when the learning tools are published.  The website you need to check is…



Mystery Science (  there are lots of interesting videos about science and everything else for all ages plus activities to do it after (like how germs get into the body). This is an American site but some good ideas and FREE!


Aerospace Bristol


As Aerospace Bristol is currently closed, they have created a series of ‘At Home with Aerospace Bristol’ videos, activities for kids, and more to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa. Great for promoting home learning within STEM.



Celebrity Video Messages for School Children


There is some fantastic content for children and young people from celebrities sending their well wishes and inspiration. We have been sent the following message from Daniel Curtis, Composer and Lyricist.


I am really delighted to share these beautiful messages with you from: Lord Andrew Lord Webber, Dame Kelly Holmes, Twist and Pulse, Sir Ben Ainslie, David Suchet and Paul O'Grady giving advice on how to find inspiration and confidence during this time spent at home. There are some great resources mentioned which promote development in both STEM and Arts subjects and Paul O'Grady has a puppy - what more does anyone need?









BBC SuperMovers: 

Fun dance/movement videos with some of your favourite CBeebies/CBBC and other well known characters 



‘Getting Kids moving so they can be their best’


Joe Wicks the body coach on youtube, 9am daily workout for children plus lots of other activities e.g.


Disney dance along


Creative Challenges 


Illustration tutorial: Rob Biddulph

Rob Biddulph is a children’s author and illustrator.  Rob is posting daily online tutorials for children (and adults) to learn how to draw some of his favourite characters, including Gregasuras and Sausage Dog.


Wildlife Challenge:  How many different birds can you spot and identify in the garden?

Can you spot any birds (or wildlife) that you have never seen before?

Garden Minibeast Hunt:  How many can you find and identify?



We know it’s important for children to be able to continue to look after their health and wellbeing. As an extension to SWAP, School Wellbeing Activity Programme, which we have been running in school on a Wednesday in term 4, Nuffield Health have created a wellbeing journal filled with challenges and activities to keep children happy, healthy and active whilst at home. 

The journal is based on the four pillars of SWAP; how I eat, how I sleep, how I move, how I feel, and is aimed at children.

 From inventing their favourite smoothie, recording the quality of their sleep, to building a home gym and expressing how they are feeling, the journal encourages children to look after their overall wellbeing. 


There are two versions available for download on our website, one for print and an interactive version at 

We hope you find this resource useful and a fun way for your children to stay happy, healthy and active. Please feel free to share the link with children, parents and teachers. 



South Glos have asked us to share these links to both the Integra site and Parent/Carer Forum site which can be found on the Council website:


The individual links are:

Presenters at Instilling Inspiration have teamed up (from home of course) to make a mini daily video with an activity related to one of our brands each day. The idea is that, even though they can’t visit the children at school, they can still instil some inspiration with the children at their homes. They want to contribute at helping keep all of the young ones motivated with some nice simple activities they can do with their family throughout this period!


They are aiming to put up a video for one of their brands each day, starting this afternoon as part of an “Inspire at Home” series (a little more exciting than the ‘stay at home’ we keep hearing on the news!).  The videos related to these brands:


  1. Fit4Kids ( – Health and Fitness: Theme: “Doing your Fit
  2. Professor Bubbleworks ( – Science and STEM: Theme “Science Fun in the home
  3. Mindful Minis ( – Mindfulness and Mental Health – “Mindful Minutes at Home
  4. BrainBusters ( – Maths Fun and Puzzles – “Riddle of the Day


They have been wiping the dust off our YouTube channel today and will be kickstarting this afternoon with our first video related to Fit4Kids -  Instilling Inspiration - YouTube Channel

Ideas for a daily routine to follow

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  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
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