Home learning opportunities
Of course, one of the best ways for children to learn is through continuing to read as widely and as often as they can. Any activities you can work on with your child that help to build vocabulary – be it discussions, word games such as Scrabble, general knowledge games such as Trivial Pursuits, or watching documentaries would be invaluable. Newsround is excellent for this.
Times Table Rockstars: play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student. The school post code is DA130RF
Sumdog: sumdog.com/user/sign_in. You will be able to sign in as a parent and access a variety of free games – or upgrade to a subscription should you wish to do so.
whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-resources/ This website allows access to some free resources such as ‘Problems of the Day’ and ‘Barvember’.
myminimaths.co.uk/ Here you can find Maths activities tailored to each Year group.
mangahigh.com/en/ Access to these maths resources is currently free of charge
mathshed.com/ Here you can sign up to access free resources to support Maths learning
This website has lots of easy home experiments with clear instructions and a 'how does it work' section:
These activities from the Science Museum can be sorted by key stage and may be useful to those with older children too:
The STEM website has a range of downloadable resources sorted by topic and year group:
twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents Twinkl are offering a variety of free resources for parents, covering a wide range of subjects.
In very exciting Harry Potter related news, JK Rowling has launched a new website for children to explore at home. It is packed with quizzes, magical craft videos, puzzles, fun articles and special activity packs.
Visit speechandlanguage.info/parents for lots of speech and language resources, advice and tips for parents working at home with their children who have SLCN.
pobble365.com/ (not secure) Here you will find a selection of images, each with suggested ideas for vocabulary and discussion work, along with possible story starters.
nessy.com/free-trial/signup - phonics
literacyshed.com/home.html Here you will find a wide variety of visual stimuli from animated shorts to interesting images, along with suggested ideas to extend learning
thereadingrealm.co.uk/ This website uses short stories as a stimulus for learning.
bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbkf4j/articles/zbm8scw - Spelling and Grammar
topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading - Reading and Comprehension
Read, Write, Inc. daily phonics lessons: youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is also available on Audible to listen to as often as you like over the coming weeks for free:
ACTIVE LEARNING / PE:
The following websites provide some simple opportunities for children to stay active:
Dave from Inspire Sports -
cosmickids.com try some yoga at home
BBC Super Movers - bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Premier League Primary Stars - plprimarystars.com/for-families
Joe Wicks The Body Coach - youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Cosmic Yoga - youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Take Pride PE - youtube.com/channel/UCm-dVC5AJ79oDI-T_DREY1A