On this page there are a range of links for different subjects, to a variety of websites that cover various activities. They are suggestions meant to supplement, like the class pages, activities posted by your child's teacher, to give more choice, more learning opportunities and to allow your child to pursue their own interests. We will be reviewing and updating through the year.
There are also some assemblies or messages to think about.
Below is also the document that gives a symptom guide and procedure for Covid 19, and our Remote Learning plans and expectations for children self isolating. The primary contact for this is Class Dojo and we ask all parents who have not registered to do so or contact their child's class teacher if they need help doing so.
Extra Ideas to Supplement Daily Lesson
Teachers will be posting daily lesson for your child to complete. The links below are so that if your child wants to do more there are a range of different links to year group activities they can explore. They are here so that children can follow their own interest if they or their parents want to pursue them.
Oak National Academy - This is a Government backed online learning platform. Teachers will be using this to post direct links to lessons in line with school provision in the event of any Bubble closures or for self isolating children.
The links below take you to all subjects and all activities. They are here so that if children want to follow their own interest there are choices for them to explore. Subjects like History and Geography follow the National Curriculum however the topic choices may be different from those your year group were covering in school but may be of interest.
BBC Bitesize - the links below take you to a range of activities for English and Maths for your year group. If you click on 'Go to This Term’s Topics' for exciting videos, games, articles and quizzes in more subjects!
Subjects like History and Geography follow the National Curriculum however the topic choices may be different from those your year group was covering in school but may be of interest.
General Curriculum Pages offering a wide range of activities
Scholastic - These packs were compiled by Scholastic in response to the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020. They are FREE home learning packs for Early Years, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 children. Again they can be used to supplement activities posted by your child's teacher.
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 – Still available on this site are 10 weeks worth of English and Maths Packs for Y1-6. These are Summer term activities so it may be worth your child using the previous year group if they want to do some extra consolidation to support their current learning.
Classroom Secrets – Free learning packs for different year groups again as an additional resource.
Seneca – A range of free courses for children of all ages linked to the National Curriculum (the links below are for Primary and again are meant as an extra resource). Many are quiz based or interactive.
Link for Primary courses https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Age+Group=Primary
Movement, Mindfulness and Exercise
PE with Joe Wicks – if your child is feeling active a link to the Joe Wicks YouTube page containing all his work outs.
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. You have to sign in but they maintain it is 100% free forever.
Gonoodle – Fun exercise ideas that we use these regularly with the children in school.
Arts and Activities
Arts for Kids hub – Ideas for Family art projects with an American family's YouTube channel.
Expressive Arts activities from Riverside School.
Red Ted Arts – easy craft for kids. It is an American site so the grades are the same as UK year groups.
Crafts for Kids - Easy crafting activities for children
Arts Bar - Craft Activities for young people
JJK – An author and Illustrator whose videos show 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 with Steve Harpster from Harptoons Publishing.
BBC Bitesize Geography - Links from this popular BBC site to help your child study the shape and features of the Earth's surface, including countries, vegetation, climates and how humans use the world's resources, using a variety of fun activities.
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
BBC Bitesize - History learning materials for the new curriculum from BBC Bitesize, with guides, videos, activities and quizzes.
Open Culture – 6000 free historical books to read online
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.
Keep computer science fun by taking a Code Break! With a dozen episodes and activities to choose from, you can create a cypher with Ashton Kutcher, learn about variables with Yara Shahidi, and even explore how the Internet works with the actual inventor of the Internet, Vint Cerf.
Gardening for Children
ABC Does – Lots of activities with a difference
100 Things to do indoors – a free download
The World Wildlife Fund - The 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
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.
BBC Bitesize - Lots of fun activities for Years 1-6
Crash Course Kids – Lots of videos on a variety of subjects
NASA – NASA has made entire collection of images, sounds and videos available online
Jane Considine – A link to Jane Considine's YouTube Channel where you will find 2 daily web lessons with a writing focus using different hook. Below are links directly to the first two.
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.
Ruth Miskin Phonics – Links to the Read Write Inc daily phonics lessons, YouTube channel. This is the phonics scheme we use in school.
Michael Rosen - Free stories, poems, songs, and jokes on Michael Rosen's YouTube Channel.
Reading Books Aloud - Children can listen to stories being read aloud by different authors on YouTube.
Third Space Learning - Still available are free home learning packs for children, 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 1-6. 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 that are still available until the end of the Autumn term.
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.