Due to the current situation surrounding Covid-19, here is a bank of general learning resources that your child(ren) can use while they are at home. All of the resources are guaranteed to keep children's learning progressing at this challenging time.
(Please don’t forget to use the year group specific learning activities highlighted above, that have been provided by class teachers in your child’s year group tab.)
Engaging websites that we use in school:
Children have their own log in and password information in the front of their home school diaries.
(KS2 Times Table Practice)
https://monsterphonics.com/log-in/ (Monster Phonics founder Ingrid Dixon has allowed you to access their resources free of charge. Useful for children in EYFS, Y1, Y2 and Y3 and if your child has an intervention using this scheme)
Please visit our Maths page for lots of extra websites and links to games too. This also includes our previous links to Maths workshops for parents and our Maths videos demonstrating the methods we use with the children in school.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Everything you need here for some Maths learning at home for all year groups from EYFS all the way up to Year 6!
https://masterthecurriculum.co.uk/ Free maths resources are available here if you sign up for a free trial.
https://www.khanacademy.org/ Maths lessons and resources to help learners. You just need to sign up.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05wsm6h A challenging quiz for our Upper Key Stage 2 children.
Useful games and resources when practicing timestables, basic number skills and time.
https://www.themathsfactor.com/ Carol Vorderman is providing free access to her learning resources for children aged 4-11 while schools are closed.
Please visit our English page for lots of ideas to help your child with their reading, writing and grammar. There is also a link to Hampshire Library Services which provides lots of great books to read.
https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/ This website provides free access to a four-week reading curriculum with lots of activities to boost reading.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ Great for accessing free e-books at home.
https://www.digitallibrary.io/en This website is suitable for younger readers and those who are still developing their confidence.
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ David Walliams has recorded a free audio story to listen to each day.
https://www.oliverjeffers.com/abookaday/ Oliver Jeffers is also posting a daily audio story on his website for children – this may be more appropriate for KS1.
https://litfilmfest.com/playlists/ In this challenge, you’ll be tasked with writing a simple book review!
http://www.pobble365.com/ A website of beautiful images deliberately chosen to hook children into writing.
https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/ A brand new site to access where everything is completely free! It's packed with activities for children to use independently including spelling and grammar resources.
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/ Some lovely online stories to listen to.
https://www.nasa.gov/ Nasa are providing free activities to help engage those passionate about Space.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/blue-planet-live-lesson/zn7tkmn CBBC have planned learning activities for children based on their popular TV Show.
https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning An American website which provides lots of free Science lessons and resources.
Geography and History:
https://www.keystagehistory.co.uk/outstanding-history-lessons/ This website provides lots of history lessons on all sorts of periods and eras. This could help with research or indulging personal interest.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=13&AgeGroup=3 Video clips and online learning for all sorts of historical periods.
https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/ Some videos here of virtual field trips around the country/world.
https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/login Digi Map for schools login- Username: RG248AJ Password: zieked8351
This is a subscription the school pays for our children to use and as such, log in details should not be shared wider than this.
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ A free platform for lots of potential learning opportunities.
Music, Art and DT:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ/featured Myleene Klass is creating a series of YouTube videos teaching children about different elements of music. To join in with her music lessons you can find her YouTube channel.
https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/ Jamie Oliver has some fantastic recipes that are great to make with children.
Check in with Maxine Tollett's facebook page (Cake the Biscuit) for free tutorials on how make models and figures made out of icing!
https://www.the-artroom.com/kid-s-fun-pages Challenging and fun art activities for children.
https://scratch.mit.edu/ Sign up for a free account and access lots of coding and game building opportunities here.
https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn Enjoy all things coding on this website!
Please also check in with our Weekly Keep Fit Challenges in the tab under our year group pages.
https://www.cosmickids.com/ A perfect way to continue promoting positive mental health with a family friendly yoga session.
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities Lots of activities promoting healthy eating and keeping fit.
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) is providing daily workout sessions encouraging all to get and get active at 9am!
https://www.premier-education.com/stay-active/ Premier-education has recently updated their resources to be accessible for home use, a free sign up is all you need. This will include virtual PE sessions as well as other great challenges. They will be updating and adding more each week!
Getting Outside... with outdoor gardening and craft:
Please ensure you abide by the Government's guidelines regarding staying at home and social distancing when selecting an activity from the resources below.
https://kidsgardening.org/garden-activities/ When we have been blessed with this beautiful weather, why not get your hands dirty in the garden together?
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/50-things-to-do-before-youre-11--activity-list Whilst some of these activities may be tricky to complete, you could work your way through these ideas and save the rest as a bucket list to complete in the Summer holidays.
https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/identify-a-bird/ Why not try a new hobby? Bird watching would be a lovely way to interact with nature from the comfort of your own home!
https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/kids-stories/bedtime-stories-audiobooks/ Great stories to read outside for just before bed.
https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/simple-kids-gardening-crafts-4146962 Rain or shine, your kids will love these adorable gardening crafts. What better way to celebrate the beauty of nature and life and growth than with these colourful creations that you can put in and around your garden?
https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/10-gardening-projects-for-kids/ These simple garden projects are a great way to get the kids outside, entertained and away from the TV or computer screen. All of the activities are suitable for children of primary school age, but it’s easy to tailor them to suit older or younger kids. Little ones will need a bit of extra help and guidance, while the more grown up can be given planning and decision-making responsibilities, and the use of some basic tools.
https://childhood101.com/101-ways-to-play-outdoors-printable-poster/ Most of the ideas on this page can be enjoyed right in your back garden and they use the very simplest of ‘equipment,’ many of which you will commonly find in the natural environment. I hope it inspires your children to enjoy lots of playful time outdoors!
https://childhood101.com/nature-scavenger-hunt/ This nature scavenger hunt has a fun twist too – it encourages children to use each of their five senses to find the treasures on their hunt. There are so many things to see, smell, hear, touch and even taste outdoors, (obviously, speak to your children about not actually tasting anything from the garden without checking with you).
https://childhood101.com/alphabet-scavenger-hunt/ Heading out on a scavenger hunt is a great way to engage kids with active learning.
https://education.rspca.org.uk/documents/1494931/13051068/Woodland+Wordsearch.pdf/48a334ef-61a3-e2cb-0261-39c394de09e5?t=1584721548705 A woodland animal word search for your children.