We want to ensure parents have the tools they need to support thier children’s learning.
Welcome to the Discovery Trust Parent Resource Page. Our schools are regularly producing resources that are useful for parents to have access to so we have created this page to help you. We know that supporting your children’s learning can be challenging at times so we are always thinking about what might be useful for you to have access to. We hope that this webpage is of some help and please get in touch with us if there are other things you might want or need and we will do our best to work on this for you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with and questions or feedback.
Discovery Trust are offering parents a number of helpful live webcasts during the year to provide information about the work of the Trust and our schools. All live sessions will be recorded and will be posted on this page should you miss them.
Click here to watch our latest Discovery Live event The importance of learning platforms in primary schools
You can catch up on our previous events by clicking on the links below:
Supporting Your Child at Home During Lockdown
The Role of IT in Todays Learning Environment
The wonderful teachers and leaders from our schools have created and sourced the tools below to support you and your children with the challenges of home learning. We are grateful for their time and commitment in creating and identifying these resources and hope they can be of use to parents to support home learning. More information about our Education team can be found here
Discovery Phonics Resources
During the first lockdown a group of Discovery Teachers came together to develop a series of Phonics videos for parents and children to use. Here are the links to the videos for you to use:
Websites for Parents:
(Letters and Sounds Phonics Videos)
(Free banded ebooks for children 3+ years)
(Phonics material, including ‘Alphablocks’ and videos teaching some of the phonemes in Phase 2.)
(Useful guided for parents about the teaching of phonics)
(Some useful early phonics books – but be aware of American punctuation)
(Free version of Storyboard Creator – Interesting way to inspire creative writing for KS2)
(Lots of useful material for children in KS1 and KS2)
(Some free units of writing activities created by Pie Corbett)
(Some popular picture books read by authors – with associated activities)
(‘Story Time’ YouTube channel with 40 picture books ready by authors and celebrities)
(Fun with rhymes for EYFS children)
(A number of picture books read by actors)
Information and Videos to support Maths curriculum:
For Parents | White Rose Maths
Online support for parents and teachers during school closures | NCETM
Resources for your child to use:
MathsBot.com – Tools for Maths Teachers
Maths Games/Number Facts:
Maths at Home – NRICH
Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)
NumBots | Motivational maths practice for schools and families.
Home Learning and Adult Self Care Resources from EPIC
Bounceback to School from EPIC
Speech and Language Development Resources from EPIC
Speech and Language Therapy from EPIC – Facebook Page
KS 2 Learning Through Technology
Twitter links to EPIC
Oak National Academy
Here you will find weblinks that you may find useful with hints and tips to help you support your children with online learning.
(4) Remote Learning Tips For Parents // Microsoft Education resources, Teams, and more – YouTube