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HOME LEARNING LINKS

Here you will find useful links or videos to support your child's education while keeping them entertained. 

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These website require you to create an account to log in. They are currently all free to use, except Times Tables Rockstars. School has an account for this so please contact us for these details. 

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USEFUL WEBSITES FOR PARENTS

Here is a list of websites and apps that you may find useful in supporting your children at home. Please encourage your children to access these games as much as possible - they really will have a huge impact on their progress in school! 

English

DfE’s validated phonics programmes are:

Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters

Jolly Phonics

Letterland Phonics

Letters and Sounds

Phonics Bug

Read Write Inc.

Sound Discovery

Sounds-Write

 

Audible

Website: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

Registration: not required

 

Authorfy

Website: https://authorfy.com

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.

Registration: is required

 

Book Trust

Website: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Registration: not required

 

Classroom Secrets

Website: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

Registration: not required

 

Elevenses with the World of David Walliams

Website: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Key stages: key stage 2

Description: one free audio book reading is available to listen to every day.

Registration: not required

 

English Mastery

Website: https://www.englishmastery.org/

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource books providing 8 weeks of activities.

Registration: not required

 

Literacy Shed

Website: https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources/key-stage-2-activity-packs

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.

Registration: not required

 

Love Reading 4 Kids

Website: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required

 

Pobble 365

Website: https://www.pobble365.com/

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

Registration: not required

 

Poetry by Heart

Website: https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

Key stages: key stage 2

Description: a wide selection of poetry covering different topics

Registration: not required to view poems, but it is required to access teaching resources.

 

Maths

Hamilton Trust (home learning section)

Website: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource packs with teacher guidance. A week’s worth of resources is provided for each year group.

Registration: not required

 

Mathematics Mastery

Website: https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Key stages: early years foundation stage, key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.

Registration: not required

 

Nrich

Website: https://nrich.maths.org/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.

Registration: not required

 

Numberblocks

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: videos for numeracy development designed for children aged 0 to 6. There are fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play.

Registration: not required

 

Top Marks

Website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: a range of interactive maths games categorised by age group.

Registration: not required

 

White Rose Maths (home learning)

Website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week.

Registration: not required

 

Science

BBC Bitesize

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: interactive resources covering the primary science curriculum.

Registration: not required

 

STEM Learning (Home learning)

Website: https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: an online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.

Registration: not required

 

PE and physical activity

Boogie Beebies

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

Key stages: early years foundation stage

Description: videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.

Registration: not required

 

Disney 10 Minute Shakeups

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: 10-minute videos based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.

Registration: not required

 

Super Movers

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.

Registration: not required

 

#ThisIsPE

Website: https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

Registration: not required

 

Mental Wellbeing

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

Registration: not required

 

BPS

Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-blogs

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Registration: not required

 

Children’s Commissioner

Website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.

Registration: not required

 

MindEd

Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

Registration: is required

 

The Child Bereavement Network

Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Registration: not required 

 

SEND: apps and games

Brain Parade

Website: http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/

Description: a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.

 

HelpKidzLearn

Website: https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

Description: a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.

 

Sensory App House Ltd

Website: https://www.sensoryapphouse.com/

Description: a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.

 

Visuals2Go

Website: https://www.visuals2go.com/

Description: an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners. 

 

  

STEM activities (Science, technology, engineering and maths) 

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

www.mathschase.com

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.timestable.pixl.org.uk/Timestables

www.ictgames.com

www.topmarks.co.uk

Vocabulary Games

Memory Block

Globilab              

First Count         

Monster Hunt  

Pirate Treasure Hunt     

ABC Mysteriez 

Animal Sounds                

Max & Ruby! Science Educational Games                             

Doodle Maths (Primary Maths)                                                       

10 Minutes a Day Times Tables                                                   

Mathletics Students                                          

Phonics Street                  

Bee-Bot   

USEFUL WEBSITES FOR CHILDREN

Fisher Price Play : https://play.fisher-price.com/

Games to practise alphabet, numbers and shapes. More suitable for EYFS

 

Shaun’s Game Academy: https://www.shaunsgameacademy.co.uk/

Shaun the sheep website which teaches children how to make online games. Suitable for whole school

 

Cbeebies Games: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games

A variety of educational games. More suitable for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

 

Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Phonic games to play. Most suitable for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Offering free access without a subscription.

Username: march20        Password: home

 

Phonics Play Comics: https://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/

Free decodable comics. Most suitable for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

   

Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

Website full of educational resources. A month’s free access has been provided.

Setting up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/  offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

 

Oxford owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Website with lots of educational games. Suitable for all.

 

BBC bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Website with lots of educational games. Suitable for all.

 

Reading Eggs: https://readingeggs.co.uk/

Register for a free trial and get 2 weeks free access to reading resources. Suitable for all.

 

Nasa Kids club: https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub

Children’s website about all things space. Suitable for all.

 

Education Quizzes: https://www.educationquizzes.com/

Education quizzes on different subjects. Suitable for all.

 

Year 6 practice tests: https://www.satstestsonline.co.uk/

Practice tests for Year 6 children.

 

Corbettmaths Primary: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/

Maths work for KS2.

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