Resources for Parents

We want to ensure parents have the tools they need to support thier children’s learning.

Introduction

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 info@discoverytrust.org with and questions or feedback.

Online Events

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 Supporting Your Child at Home During Lockdown

 

Keeping Your Child Safe Online

Our upcoming events include:

  •  28th April, 7:00 – 8:00pm – Helping Your Child to Read

Look out for more information on your schools newsletters.

Previous Events You can catch up on our previous events by clicking on the links below:

Discovery Live 5   Supporting Your Child at Home During Lockdown

Discovery Live 4   How Children Learn

Discovery Live 3–  Supporting Children to Learn

Discovery Live 2 – The Role of IT in Todays Learning Environment

Discovery Live 1 – Sessions for Parents and Stakeholders

Resources Area

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 

 

Parents Resources

English Resources

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:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

(Letters and Sounds Phonics Videos)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

(Free banded ebooks for children 3+ years)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/type/phonics

(Phonics material, including ‘Alphablocks’ and videos teaching some of the phonemes in Phase 2.)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics

(Useful guided for parents about the teaching of phonics)

https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-classic/

(Some useful early phonics books – but be aware of American punctuation)

https://www.storyboardthat.com/storyboard-creator

(Free version of Storyboard Creator – Interesting way to inspire creative writing for KS2)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f

(Lots of useful material for children in KS1 and KS2)

https://www.talk4writing.com/home-school-units/

(Some free units of writing activities created by Pie Corbett)

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

(Some popular picture books read by authors – with associated activities)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtvlYrTzJus&list=PLE5MZB5pedUMQRHw2etfKDkufdGKDiPsU

(‘Story Time’ YouTube channel with 40 picture books ready by authors and celebrities)

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/rhymes/

(Fun with rhymes for EYFS children)

https://www.storylineonline.net/library/

(A number of picture books read by actors)