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All Year Groups - Mrs Redgrave - Curriculum Support and Activities Page

On this page there are a range of links to a variety of websites that cover different activities. They are suggestions meant to supplement the class pages to give more choice and learning opportunities. They will be added to regularly over the period of our school's closure. 




General Curriculum Pages offering a wide range of activities


BBC - lots of different activities, ideas and resources from the BBC and from BBC Bitesize Primary




Scholastic - In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, Scholastic Resource Bank have put together a range of FREE home learning packs for Early Years, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 children to help parents and for all eventualities

Early Years Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439122

Year 1/2 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439121

Year 3/4 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439120

Year 5/6 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439108


Hamilton Trust – Home Learning packs posted weekly for English and Maths for Y1-6



Crickweb – Free online resources and games



Classroom Secrets – Free learning packs for different year groups and a new free website for parents to log on to during school closures

Packs https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/?fbclid=IwAR3TBFi91-dQa06dGztyZ5leTPyBQIod4jEnVUhH3-ENo8GW93ruVU7CpAo

Free Website login page for parents https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/


Seneca – A range of free courses for children of all ages linked to the National Curriculum (the links below are for Primary)

Link for parents information https://www.senecalearning.com/parents

Link for Primary courses https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Age+Group=Primary


Everyschool  - Free, activities, games and resources on a range of subjects



The Education Hub – Ideas for Apps/craft/virtual tours/Online resources/Podcasts/weblinks from Home Educators



TES  (Times Educational Supplement)  - The TES has released for free lots of packs, to help parents with children of all ages with school closure



Movement, Mindfulness and Exercise


PE with Joe Wicks – daily work outs that can be accessed at any time but also stream live at 9.00 each day



Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids



imoves - Free, fun activities to get children moving. Daily new activities to use with children, of varying durations



Gonoodle – Fun exercise ideas that we use these regularly with the children




Arts and Activities


Arts for Kids hub – Family art projects



Expressive Arts activities from Riverside School



Red Ted Arts – easy craft for kids



Crafts for Kids - Easy crafting activities for children



Arts Bar - Craft Activities for young people



JJK – Illustrator with step-by-step drawing tips



Family drawing fun - Below is a link for free art and drawing classes for all ages - although more suited to school-age children.  Steve Harpster from Harptoons Publishing is hosting classes via his Facebook page and YouTube channel at 2pm EST/6pm GMT every day, aimed at teaching families how to draw cartoons. Monday’s episode focused on drawing different types of monsters





National Geographic – Information and games for children



Seterra – lots of quizzes and games



Virtual online tours - including zoos, landmarks in foreign countries and more



Breef – Coral reef virtual tour. This YouTube page has lots of links to other geographical virtual tours also






The British museum YouTube channel – lots of videos to find things out from and on the second link 100 artefacts to find out about linked to the national curriculum




Open Culture – 6000 free historical books to read online



A link to London’s top museums from home



The National archives – KS2 - Students interact in a live virtual classroom session led by an Education Officer from The National Archives






Koobits - 10 Free websites for language learning






Scratch - program your own interactive stories, games, and animations



Code Org - This is an American site where children can learn the basics of computer science for free. It caters for an age range of 4-18 so any projects for children would have to be selected by and adult.
Also, starting on 25 March, Code.org is launching its Code Break program a free, live weekly webcast where members of the Code.org team teach coding and computer science to children and adults. The team will also be setting weekly challenges for beginners, experienced coders and even students without computers. You can sign up to receive each week’s Code Break via email at




Something Different


Gardening for Children 



ABC Does – Lots of activities with a difference



100 Things to do indoors – a free download



The World Wildlife FundThe WWF Have launched lots of new activities for children to take part in from home. They range from a home based safari, to building a lantern or a bug hotel as well as live events to watch



The National Theatre - Theatres are closed but the National Theatre is showing plays on YouTube every Thursday







Questions and ideas for each year group



Crash Course Kids – Lots of videos on a variety of subjects



Mystery Science – Video clips and questions, now free



NASA – NASA has made entire collection of images, sounds and videos available online




STEM Ideas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Learn basic engineering! - Primary Engineer and Ford of Britain have partnered with other engineering brands to launch two free online challenges designed to inspire the next generation of young engineers. The first is called the Leaders Award and asks children to submit ideas along the idea of: “If you were an engineer, what would you do?” The programme gives children of all ages the opportunity to interview engineers from NASA, Facebook, Ford and more about their careers before coming up with engineering solutions to everyday problems.
The second challenge is called Statwars and is aimed at primary and secondary school ages to learn about climate change by developing mathematics, numeracy and data literacy skills. Children can enjoy the programmes at home with help from their parents and each has a hub of downloadable packages including videos direct from engineers.





Jane Considine – 2 Daily web lessons with a writing focus using different hook


Below are links directly to the first two. A further 2 lessons are posted each day

Blue Umbrella 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5kzc2NVikc

Blue Umbrella 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAQs5nljR9A


The Reading Realm - free home learning packs/book and library challenges/quizzes/discussion guides/games and stories written by children for children! You can also now draw/write your own stories, poems, reviews, diaries etc, in the app too



Reading warmups - short pieces of text with questions (Dropbox link)



Phonics –  Free content for phonics activities and games



Michael Rosen - Free stories, poems, songs, and jokes



Reading Books Aloud - Children can listen to stories being read aloud by different authors on YouTube






Third Space Learning - Primary resources for schools, and parent/carers guides to learning at home/support/advice/resources



White Rose – White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully



Gareth Metcalfe Maths – daily YouTube lessons for Primary Children



Corbett Maths – videos, worksheets, quizzes and more



Bedtime Math - non-screen maths activities



First4Maths – free worksheets from EYFS to Y6) to help engage children in maths at home