Oldmixon Primary School is now closed. We remain open between 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday, for children who are identified as vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response, as defined in government documentation.

Following a rise in COVID-19 cases in Weston-super-Mare and the precautionary closure of local A&E provision, Trustees have decided to delay the wider reopening of ELAN schools to children in Preschool, YR, Y1 and Y6 by one week.

This will be reviewed by trustees on 4th June. Confirmation of specific year group opening dates, times and procedures will be conveyed to parents and carers following this review.

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Activities and Inspiration from Authors and Illustrators

  • Matt Carr - ActivitiesAuthor and graphic designer, Matt Carr, has created a variety of activities linked to some of his books: Superbat, Spyder and more

  • Elmer by 'David McKee'Download some printable activities linked to the lovely Elmer book series and learn to sign in Makaton some of the words from two Elmer stories.

  • Wizarding WorldCalling Harry Potter fans. Test your Wizarding World knowledge.

  • Yuval Zommer - BUGS!Yuval Zommer has created some tips of how to draw some of the bugs that are featured in his book, The Big Book of Bugs.

  • Steve Antony - Draw, Write and Do Author of 'Please Mr Panda,' Amazing' and many others, Steve Antony has created a range of activities and interactive links, linked to the curriculum and his books.

  • Steven Lenton Learn all about author/illustrator/animation director Steven Lenton. Watch his Youtube series draw-along-a-lenton to have a go at drawing some of the characters from his books.

  • Sarah McIntyre - Activities Author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre, has created a variety of printable activities linked to her books: 'Pugs of the Frozen North,' 'Oliver and the Seawigs,' and many more

  • Roald Dahl- this is a fabulous resource. The Roald Dahl website is full of interactive activities, printable resources and videos. Including videos signing some of his stories in British Sign Language.

  • The Gruffalo Watch and listen to some of Julia Donaldson’s stories and join in with interactive and printable activities.

Fantastic Bookish Organisations

  • World Book Day - Activities A variety of printable resources, interactive resources and author videos including mini challenges to get children writing and illustrating

  • Poetry National Poetry Day Ambassador, Liz Brownlee, has a range of poetry resources and website links. They are also uploading a poem a day to the website.

Straight from the Publishers

  • DK Books DK Books, publishers of non-fiction children's books, have produced a fantastic range of downloadable content that makes learning fun

  • Puffin Books Heaps of resources, activities and games from this publishing giant

  • Puffin Schools A range of activities and videos linked to books and areas of the curriculum.

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