A TEACHER is helping children to keep on learning from home after schools were closed due to coronavirus, by creating fun and educational videos.

Hannah Sanderson, who teaches Nursery and Reception classes at Emmanuel Holcombe Primary School, has made a series of interactive literacy video lessons, teaching phonics.

The videos have been shared on her social media, School’s Out Youtube channel, and the Tapestry online learning system, to ensure pupils do not miss out on vital skills and give parents a helping hand with home schooling.

In just a few days the videos have had hundreds of views and have proven a hit with youngsters and parents alike.

Mrs Sanderson, who is also a mum of three, said: “As I was coming to do my home lesson plans I looked to find a way for phonics lessons to work without it being difficult for parents and which would be easy to do at home.

“So I made some videos and put them on my Facebook page and my friends really liked them. They got really nice comments so I decided to share them a bit more.

“They have gone down a storm and the children seem to be really enjoying them.”

Mrs Sanderson’s lessons cover phonics learning from phase three of the curriculum.

Topics covered in the lessons include handwriting and letter shapes, and digraphs ­— or the pronunciation of two letters combined to make a sound.

They also feature interactive elements, such as lucky dips and word games, which help children feel as though they are in a real classroom environment.

Mrs Sanderson said: “I have been trying to make the lessons as fun and practical as possible, because if the children are having a good time they are more likely to remember what we are learning.

“I’m also trying to teach as though I’m in a classroom with the children there, like I would be doing at school, as this helps me to be as relaxed as I can be.”

She added: “I have really enjoyed making the videos so I am planning to keep on going until we go back to school.”

To watch Mrs Sanderson’s lesson videos visit www.youtube.com/channel/UC6LOmBSd1BqcbOPxJJ5uq-A