General Home Learning Resources and Ideas
Dear Parents/ carers,
Finding a balance...
We are working really hard to create a space on our website to support you at home with your home learning which will have a mix of subjects, exploring the world tasks and a well-being activity up dated fortnightly. We hope that the resources we are providing will help you when you do want to timetable in school work.
Whilst we continue to strive to offer a range of activities and ideas for you to support your children with curriculum provision, we also believe that this is an opportunity for more than that. We hope you are making dens, having movie nights, playing board games or doing puzzles, playing in the garden, going for your daily fresh air, snuggling up with books, telling stories and jokes and so much more. We recognise that this is a challenging and different time and our hope is that our children look back on this as the gift of time.
Many thanks to all the parents who have been in contact for their ideas, suggestions and messages of support.
Any new work on the website will be for this week and the week after the Easter holidays. The next fortnight’s ideas will be put on during the week beginning: 27th April.
The DfE has also published online educational resources for schools and parents to help children to learn at home available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources.
Please be mindful of screen time with your children whilst they are not in a routine. This guidance has some useful information on balancing screentime.
List of useful website ideas:
We have included a list of websites here to help you with extra ideas or activities to try with your children. Many of these have already been sent out but we will be adding *NEW next to the ones that we have found to be useful.
www.mathletics.com or via APP – Topics/themes taught so far will be assigned by your class teacher.
www.masterthecurriculum.co.uk- Master the Curriculum: free maths resources, booklets and activities linked to the maths curriculum. (All premium resources now free).
www.topmarks.co.uk -Useful website for Maths games covering all topics/themes. www.snappymaths.com – a range of printable worksheets to support developing fluency and rapid recall.
https://www.mathshed.com/ The Maths Shed, same as above, sign up for a free trial. Online slides, printable and downloadable worksheets, fluency and reasoning covered.
https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk · Classroom secrets have launched a kids section, full of resources for independent learning at home. · Classroom secrets have also launched year group specific downloadable packs which cover maths, GPS, Reading and practical ideas. https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/
www.whiterosemaths.com– White Rose have prepared free packages that are available in the instance of school closures. This will include online tutorials, videos and access to premium resources.
www.theschoolrun.com– a range of printable worksheets for both English (SPaG) and Maths. This website requires a paid subscription, but you are able to get a 2 week free trial.
www.pobble365.com– a daily visual image used for writing stimulus. Children can use their imagination to write about the picture. You are also able to access images from previous days by clicking backwards onto previous dates.
https://www.spellingshed.com/ The Spelling Shed, same as above, sign up for a free trial. Email to extend or reinstate a free trial.
www.vooks.com– a reading website to promote reading for enjoyment. Access to lots of different stories. This website requires a paid subscription, but you are able to get a 1 month free trial.
https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/ Literacy Shed plus (reading, writing and some spag) are offering extended free trials for teachers to be able to set work for upcoming closures. Sign up for a free trial to access. If you have already signed up for a free trial in the past, email the team and they will extend / reinstate your free trial.
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ David Walliams is reading a new story each day at 11am for the next month
www.crickweb.co.uk– KS2 sections – further split up into English, Maths, Science and Geography. Fun and interactive games for children to have a go at independently.
www.ictgames.com– a range of interactive Maths and English games. Games are not specifically split up into year groups but once clicked on, the game will state which year group objectives it is linked to.
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize KS2 section. A range of interactive videos and online activities suitable for both the core and foundation subjects.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/sign-inTwinkl have designed full home learning packs for each year group. Just type in ‘school closure packs’ in to the search bar. Twinkl is also offering ultimate package as a free trial if you type in the code UKTWINKLHELPS. Might be useful to send out to parents.
https://www.homeschooling-ideas.com/home-school-ideas.html Lots of ideas to try at home for a range of ages.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Joe Wickes has been running daily workout sessions at 9am each day. Not for the faint hearted.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xov6z4nc_VE Dad’s Lab has lots of great science experiments that he does with his children.
There are plenty of online cookery ideas to do at home with your children. There are some that can be found via Facebook that offer live tutorials to do with your children including Worship Food Cookery and Rosa Cookery School (please note we have no affiliation to either company)