We’ve had teachers getting in touch, asking how we can support home learning if there are school closures due to Coronavirus.
Parents: if you are reading this, we offer free 7 day trials of Phonics Hero, independent of schools. You might also want to take a look at our worksheet packs and read how I helped my child learn to read at home.
Every school can issue each child with their own Phonics Hero login, for use at home on a computer, iPad or Android tablet. We have an obligation-free, 30 day trial which will cover school closures and can be started at any time. To set your children up, log in (or sign up first) and hit ‘Trial Child Accounts’. If you get stuck, this quick video will show you how to do it:
If you are going to be teaching online lessons, either recorded or live, take a look at Superhero School. It will give you the structure and the content to run your online phonics lesson. We have an obligation-free 30 day free trial which you can use whilst your school is closed. Take a look at our trailer:
In your Teacher Account you have access to over 200 free worksheets, covering all levels and skills. You can download these and either email them to parents or upload them to your online portals for children to work on at home. Access them via the Learning Library in the Teacher Account. If parents want to purchase the whole pack of over 200 worksheets themselves, for a very reasonable US$20, send them to our Playing with Sounds or Letters and Sounds version.
Some parents may feel a little overwhelmed with the support they are required to give their children while they learn at home. These pages would be great to share with parents to hold their hand:
Please do not hesitate to get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org if there is anything else we can do to help.
Katherine and the Phonics Hero team