EHE Spring Newsletter
Message from the Team
We all hope you are keeping safe and well, and fingers crossed it won’t be too much longer before we are able to enjoy some drier, warmer weather.
It has been great keeping in touch with families over the last few difficult months and hearing about the amazing things you have been doing during the lockdowns. On some occasions we have been able to have ‘face-to-face’ meetings on Microsoft Teams, and it has been lovely seeing the children proudly show off what they have been doing, and having chats with you over a cup of tea has been enjoyable, although very different.
We want you all to remember that you can contact us if you have any queries, either by making direct contact with your Advisor, or by calling the office on 01392 287230.
We will shortly be sending out a quick survey to all families who are Home Educating. We would like you to spare a couple of minutes of your time to complete this please, as we need to make sure all of our records are kept up to date with the most accurate contact details. We sometimes have information to distribute to families, and in order for us to do this, we have to make sure we have your correct details and you are willing for us to do so. An example of this is the new Espresso platform, which is due out in May. There will be a new log in and password for this, and we will only be able to send it to you if you have completed the survey confirming your details haven’t changed and giving us permission to send to you.
In this newsletter, we will focus on the array of links to free e-books available to read online or download.
1. Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Nosy Crow Coronavirus, A picture book for children to help them understand the current pandemic and why daily life is different than it was a year ago.
2. Free eBook library at Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press offer access to a free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old including the Everybody Worries book aimed at young children and relating to the pandemic.
3. Book Trust's Bookfinder Children's books for every age Our Bookfinder will help you discover the very best kids' books: magical mysteries, astonishing adventures and fantastic non-fiction. Simply choose an age range, pick as many themes as you want to search through thousands of book reviews, and get reading.
4. Stories for Kids from Free Children Stories mission is to offer meaningful storytelling to each reader around the globe, with access to the internet, for free. Available in different languages.
5. Free Children's Books from the Monkey Pen Store Monkey Pen have begun a project that will hopefully offer a huge array of free e –books. So far the ‘Free Book Project’ has 50 books in the library. The books are professionally written and illustrated and can be downloaded and read on any device.
6. Magic Keys Children's Storybooks Online Illustrated children's stories for all ages
Activities for the Easter Break:
1. Countryfile have posted a variety of activities to do over the Easter weekend, from making a bug hotel to a recipe for baking Easter biscuits. For more details go to the Fun ideas to enjoy at home webpage.
2. Family Lives have posted ideas for fun activities and recipes including the Chocolate Nest Recipe and How to make a Sock Puppet, to name but a few. Go to the Family Lives Easter Fun webpage for more details.
3. Natural History Museum allows you to take a sneak peek at the forthcoming Fantastic Beasts Wonder of Nature Exhibition. Here you will see some of JK Rowlings Newt Scamander’s creatures, from roaring dragons to mischievous Nifflers. To find out more go to the Virtual stroll through the exhibition webpage.
Summer Newsletter 2021