Learning Developments and Opportunities

SEND: Twinkl has some great resources to use at home. This includes visuals that may support our learners with SEN to understand Covid-19 better and transition back to school safely. There are resources that explain about ‘bubbles’, hand washing and staying safe in schools. More information can be found at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search  by typing Covid in the search bar.

EYFS & Primary: Nature Scavenger hunts are fun all year round! The Woodland Trust list some seasonal collections to look for on and there are plenty of activity sheets on Pinterest too.  You could discuss the changing seasons, the weather and the life cycle of plants and animals.

Secondary: Do you enjoy creative writing? If so, why not enter  The 2020 Young Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.  The fiction can be in any form, e.g. prose, poetry, drama, fictional diaries, letters or reportage. Stories must be set in the past – any time before you were born! Be quick! The closing date is 31 October 2020.

Post 16/USAC: Over the past year, Sutton Virtual School has teamed up with Flash Academy to offer our ESOL learners an exciting way to support their learning of English. The programme teaches English through 45 different home languages, so they never have to translate instructions. Our ESOL students used Flash Academy more than ever during the summer term and summer holidays. We hope that they keep up their engagement in the new academic year too.

Post 16: We will be teaming up with Solent University to offer our post 16 and other age groups a visit to the University in the spring term.  Foster Carers will also be welcome on this trip.  More information to follow soon.

University Tip! Attend some University Open Days during the Autumn Term to get a feel for the course, teachers and campus.  Most Universities will pay for your travel costs if you are a Care Leaver – just contact the CLA Support team at the University for help with this.

Not in Education or Employment: Ready for a change? The Prince’s Trust offer a variety of exciting opportunities and free courses for young people from 11 to 30 from all over the UK. So, whether you wish to start a business, get a job or build your confidence there is support awaiting you! Please visit The Prince’s Trust website for more information.