COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

These pages have been created to support our work during the current pandemic.

Select the option below that best describes the information that you are looking for.

Children, Young People & Families School Leaders, Governors & Trustees Education Professionals Emotional Health and Wellbeing Physical Health and Wellbeing Sources of Advice Public Health Briefings

Children, Young People & Families

Sheffield Learning Together - home learning supplement

We are working with partners across the city to produce a home learning supplement which will go out weekly with the Star Newspaper every Thursday in May starting on Thursday 7th May.

Home Learning Supplement
16th July 2020

Home Learning Supplement
9th July 2020

Home Learning Supplement
2nd July 2020

Home Learning Supplement
25th June 2020

Home Learning Supplement
18th June 2020

Home Learning Supplement
11th June 2020

Home Learning Supplement
4th June 2020

Home Learning Supplement
28th May 2020

Home Learning Supplement
21st May 2020

Home Learning Supplement
14th May 2020

Home Learning Supplement
7th May 2020

Thank you to the sponsors who have supported this project: Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Yorkshire Water, Sheffield Property Association, South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit, Ant Marketing, Learn Sheffield and Sheffield City Council.


Home Learning Links

Below there are also a small selection of links to some approved resources that you might also find useful.

7 top tips to support reading at home – for Key Stage 2

The Department for Education has a list of online education resources for home education which continues to be updated. It includes subject-specific resources for English, maths, science, PE, wellbeing and SEND.

This includes links to BBC Bitesize which has daily lessons and activities for all ages, including:

Primary / Secondary - KS3 / Secondary - GCSE / Careers / Post-16 functional skills

The Oak National Academy is an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers to provide video lessons and learning resources covering a range of subjects including maths, English, art and languages.

This site enables you to find a lesson that is appropriate for your needs and also has a weekly assembly every Thursday with guest speakers.

The STEM Learning website has resources for home learning (including a resource of the day) for science, computing, Design Technology and Maths for primary, secondary and post-16 pupils.

Move More Sheffield have produced and collated a number of digital exercise and activity resources on their website. The Yorkshire Sport Foundation have also developed #ThisIsPE videos which are published on social media at 1.00 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The back catalogue can be viewed for free at any time.

If you are looking for creative activities then Create Sheffield have launched their new website, which includes Sheffield #homeadventures. They have also launched a terrific resource for the under-5s called ’50 things to do before you’re five’.

The UCL Institute of Education website has links to strong and free resources to support online home learning. It includes a number of good resources which relate to coronavirus and how to discuss this with children as well as links to home learning for primary and secondary aged pupils.

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Sheffield Parent guide for supporting children to return to school

Sheffield SEND Parent guide for supporting children to return to school

Emotional Wellbeing Support for Parents and Carers during Coronavirus

Family life during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak might feel like a stressful time and each family will have different things they have to manage. Key priorities to consider are:

  • Look after your own emotional wellbeing so you can support your child
  • Be available to listen to your child and help them to talk about their concerns – we can’t always fix things but being heard really helps
  • Try and establish a healthy routine at home

We’ve listed below a variety of different sources of help and support.

Online help and support…
Help with bereavement and coping with grief…
I would like to talk to somebody…
  • Call 0114 226 3636. This line is provided by Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust and is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for urgent mental health support for adults
  • Samaritans Provides a confidential 24 hour listening and support service for children and adults. Call 116 123 Email (24 hour response time)
  • Kooth: Provides a free online counselling service for children and young people.
  • Door 43 offers support to 13-25 year olds on a range of emotional wellbeing issues in a young person centred environment

If you are concerned about your own mental health or that of your child please see your GP.