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.
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
Explore the surface of Mars Access Mars: A WebVR Experiment
Saturn 5 Space Rocket US Space & Rocket Center 2020 (Huntsville, Alabama) - YouTube
The Louvre Online Tours Online Tours | Louvre Museum | Paris
Great Wall of China Virtual Tour Great Wall of China Travel Guide & Tours (thechinaguide.com)
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.
History for Kids, History Network
This website has with articles, worksheets and even a quiz on each section. There are games, videos and worksheets on many historical events that will help children to understand those that have gone before us.
Open Culture – 6000 free historical books to read online
National Geographic Kids - History resources.
Spanning significant historical events, as well as people and places of local and global significance, National Geographic Kids have it covered. They have resources to help children take a leap into the lives of the Romans, Ancient Greeks and Anglo-Saxons, not to mention key world history resources to examine and evaluate.
Duolingo - The well known free website for language learning
Voyage Kids - A free website for children to learn German. Lots of different activities.
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 - Links to A YouTube Page with lots of gardening ideas for children
ABC Does – Lots of activities with a difference
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
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.
Gareth Metcalfe Maths – YouTube lessons and activity sheets for primary children that are still available even though dated 2020.
Corbett Maths – videos, worksheets, quizzes and more.
First4Maths – You do have to sign up but there are free worksheets, from EYFS to Y6, to help engage children in maths at home.