Existing creative learning resources which could be particularly useful for re-opening schools adjusting to new spaces, split class groups and reduced equipment use.
The new guidance outlined by the government for re-opening schools recommends a range of measures to facilitate social distancing. While this will be a different challenge for each school depending on the setting, we know that many are thinking about how to adapt their learning to suit the evolving situation during this time.
Some of you may need creative activities which focus on PSHE and wellbeing that can be done under certain safety precautions; some of you may need to offer activities for both at home students and in-school students, while also adapting to new spaces, outdoor learning, different groups of children and split classes; and at a time where school groups are likely fragmented and unable to see each other, many teachers will now be looking for ways to continue to maintain their class and school community spirit.
Below, we have highlighted a selection of our own resources, and outlined ways in which they can help with these challenges. All of the resources can be easily adapted to be in-line with your own space and risk-assessment, depending on your class and setting. We have also indicated how the activities can fit into the five levers of a recovery curriculum, outlined by Barry Carpenter, Professor of Mental Health at Oxford Brookes, in this think piece.
Find all these resources via A New Direction website.