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Support with Home Learning

Support with Home Learning

 

New links that we find will be added to the top of each category to make them easier to find. 

 

Below are links to a wide collection of sites that will hep with supporting your child with their learning at this time. Some are free at the moment, some are always free and a few you may have to pay a subsrciption for. I have also screen captured some ideas. Documents to download can now be found under the different year group pages.  We hope you find them useful. 

 

 

Maths 

 

Numberblocks

Videos for numeracy development designed for children aged 0 to 6. There are fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play.

 

Nrich

A range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.

 

Mathematics Mastery

Downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.

 

Hamilton Trust

Downloadable resource packs with teacher guidance. A week’s worth of resources is provided for each year group.

 

White Rose Maths

Always happy to help, the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. We 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.

 

Number Fun Portal

Currently free while schools are closed. Contians videos, songs, game and activites. 

 

Maths is Fun

Activity ideas to support different areas of maths. 

 

Maths dictionary for kids

This comprehensive archive has over 630 simplified mathematical terms along with more than 270 free printable maths posters that you can hang up around the house.

 

Khan Academy

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

 

K7 Maths

HOME-SCHOOL PACKAGE (available to everyone)
* K7Maths is providing a free Home-school Package for EYF-Year 7 parents/teachers.
* The Package contains 3 Teaching Plans - one each for Early, Middle & Later Childhood.
* The Package covers most Learning Areas and related subjects.
* The Package provides guidance, daily timetables and many resources via links.

 

 

Literacy/English

 

The Day newsletter

A daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills.

 

Children's Poetry Archive

An archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

 

Story time with Nick

Available from Monday 20 April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer

 

Poetry by Heart

A wide selection of poetry covering different topics

 

Pobble 365

A new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

 

Love Reading 4 Kids

A site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

 

Literacy Shed

Downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.

 

English Mastery

Downloadable resource books providing 8 weeks of activities.

 

Authorfy

Access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels. 

 

Jolly Phonics resources

Printable sheets to download.  

 

Myth in a Minute daily challenge

Every day, we'll post a picture on the blog of a title and four or five objects connected to a particular myth. Children (or adults!) then have a few hours to guess the myth (by emailing the correct answer - prizes for the first three correct guesses), and we'll post a video narrating the myth at 3pm. 

 

Daily phonic videos

Three short Speed Sound lessons every day. This is using the scheme we use at school - Read, Write, Inc. 

 

Radio Blogging

Interviews with authors and poets, including Pie Corbett. Interactive blogging and teaching. Shoutouts to yound writers and their writing read aloud. 

 

Sir Linkalot

Speling app that uses animations and memory links to improve spellings. It is free during school closures. Sign up and they will send you an access code. 

Lalilo

Phonics and reading comprehension lessons. Free till the end of this academic year.

 

Audible stories

For as long as school are closed, we're open. Staring today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an increadible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help the children continue dreaming, learning and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. 

 

Phonics Play

Free at the moment - great for phonics for younger children. Username: March20  Password: Home

 

David Walliams story

Every day at 11am David Walliams is reading a short story from "The Worlds Worst Children"
Sit down, take a break and enjoy 20ish minutes of fun.
They are available to hear all day
There are also a lot of activites you can download and print relating to his different books if you go to the homepage. 

 

Story Online

Listen to different people read stories

 

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

 

Oxford Owl
Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

Book Trust

With character quizzes, illustration tutorials, and interactive games, the BookTrust makes story time fun for the whole family.

 

Reading Wise

Reading and literacy support

 

Spelling Frame

Create lists and focus on spelling patterns to practise your spellings. 

 

Crickweb

Conquer crosswords, sort your way through different sounds or ace anatomy with 250+ lessons for kids aged 4-11.

 

 

PE/Active 

 

Groove Aerobics

Groove Aerobics, online videos to help you keep fit at home.

 

Commotion Dance

Commotion Dance Company – Commotion Creative Club, an online creative club for toddlers and parents

 

The Power of PE

The Power of PE have produced home learning resources.

 

Fitter Future

Let’s fight childhood obesity and equip children with the tools to improve their emotional and mental well-being together! 

 

#ThisIsPE

videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

 

Disney 10 minute shake-ups

10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.

 

Boogie Beebies

Videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.

 

Wriggles Dance Theatre

Great activity ideas around movement play. 

 

BBC Supermovers

Get moving while learning. 

 

Dance Class with Oti Mabuse

A kids class with Strictly pro. 

 

North Oxfordshire School Sports Partnership

Daily activity challenges to try. 

 

iMoves

Get new activities to use with your children every day of the week using some of our best resources - absolutely FREE and straight to your inbox - EVERY DAY!

Whether it's a quick 2-minute active blast, 10-minute blasts with additional learning points, or full lessons; it's easy for parents and teachers to get children active in the home or classroom.  

 

Just Dance

Music videos with dance moves to follow

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga for children 

 

Go Noodle

Great range of dance videos and relaxation vidoes. 

 

Sport England

Ways to keep active

 

Youth Sports Trust

Activity ideas including PE Home Learning, Active Breaks and 60 second challenges - I have downloaded some of these and added them to the document section at the bottom of this page. 

 

Joe Wicks You Tube channel

Joe Wicks has been broadcasting PE sessions on his You Tube channel at 9am. If you have missed these or want to do them again you can find them and others on his You Tube channel.

 

 

Computing/ICT

Think U Know

Each fortnight, we release new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities parents and carers can do with their child to support their online safety at home.  

 

Safer Internet

Information about keeping children safe online during school closures.  

 

Blockly

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch

Creative computer programming

 

Interland

Online safety games for KS2 children. 

 

 

Geography and History

National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Geography games
Geography gaming!

 

3D Geography

Printable paper templates for learning about geography

 

Natural History Museum

Your child may have to stay inside but that doesn't mean they can't get nature savvy. With the, National History Museum they can become Naturenaughts, plus learn how to identify different insects, plants, and fossils.

 

The Great Fire of London 

Travel back to 1666 on The Great Fire of London website, which makes history fun using Minecraft maps, a video game, and an interactive timeline of events.

 

Active History

Currently free just request a login. Aimed at KS3 and above but maybe some use to year 6. 

 

 

Art and DT

 

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for younger ones

 

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

Artful Parent

The Artful Parent is a site packed with fun craft ideas to get your kids thinking creatively. Many of them are well suited to younger children, and are fantastic if your little ones are starting to get bored or anxious.

 

Tate Kids

You may never have tried soap carving or textile weaving but that doesn't mean your child can't. And thanks to Tate Kids they can access craft tutorials like this and even submit their artwork to be displayed in the online gallery.

 

Draw with Steve Harpster

Have a go at drawing. 

 

 

Science

 

Fordingbridge

Our friends in the zoo community have produced some great resources to keep children engaged and educated during lockdown. 

 

STEM

An online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.

 

 

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

 

Get Body Smart 

Get Body Smart is an examination of human anatomy, complete with animated text narrations and quizzes that will leave your child in awe of how the body works.

 

BP's Educational Service

Inspire your child through the power of STEM with BP's Educational Service. Here, they'll find balloon rocket experiments and learn what happens when sugar dissolves into tea, along with a bunch of other cool experiments for ages 4-19.

 

Science Museum 

You can always rely on the Science Museum to spark an interest in learning. And while there's nothing like being there in person, the website is packed full of creative games and activities.

 

Wildlife Watch

Think your child would like to learn how to make a bird feeder? How about a snow globe? Or even binoculars? With Wildlife Watch they can do all this and more while learning about animals and the environment.

 

Our Planet

Worksheet activities to accompany the 'Our Planet' series

 

Edinburgh Zoo webcams

Watch the panda, penguins, tiger and koalas. 

 

Marwell Zoo webcams

Watch the flamingos, lemur, giraffe and penguins.

 

Dublin Zoo

Watch the African Savana, elephants and penguins

 

 

 

 

General/Mixture 

Get Set Tokyo

We know COVID-19 is affecting schools nationwide so we’ve bundled together a range of free activities, challenges and learning resources that can help support learning at home. Get inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Games today!

 

Life at No 27

Free downloadable resources that encourage kids to get outside and get dirty.

 

SCARF

Coming to you fortnightly, these sets of age-appropriate plans for years 1-6 will 

  • Focus on children’s physical and emotional health and how we can look after this, particularly at this time of uncertainty and anxiety
  • Feature Harold and friends to link to the Daily Diary you have been sharing with your parents
  • Include a staying safe online module
  • Signpost to additional activities – extensions for children who want to explore the themes in more depth

The National Academy

Lessons convering a range of subjects. New schedules released each week.  

 

Code Break

A global, live-interactive classroom, where the Code.org team will teach students of all ages, with and without computers. Code Break offers a weekly dose of education, community, and computer science.

 

Purple Mash

Free during the school closure period. Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects, including comprehension and grammar.

 

Classroom Secrets

Downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

 

Education.com

This is an American site but there are still some good recources. They have printable worksheets and games you can play. There is a monthly limit on the free version. 

 

Nosy Crow

A free information book explaining the Coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalos illustrator Alex Scheffler. 
 

EduKit Connect

Think for the Future has developed Free downloadable student resource packs for all teachers and parents/guardians on social and emotional Learning released twice a week!

 

Yellow Door

We are offering lots of free downloadable resources to support your home learning, including The Gingerbread Man! Click on the link below to find loads of character templates, story pages to colour and a very tasty Gingerbread Man recipe! There is also an APP available. 

 

Free Rice 

Freerice is an ad-supported, free-to-play website and mobile application that allows players to donate rice to families in need by playing a multiple-choice quiz game. For every question the user answers correctly, 10 grains of rice are donated via the World Food Programme

 

Kindness Calender

Download a kindness calender from Red Cross. 


Orchard Toys

Free activities and fun things to do. 

 

Virus booklet

Virus booklet - print and use to discuss the virus and how the children are feeling. The person that wrote it recommends it for uner 7's. (avaliable in the documents below)

 

Muddy Puddles Teacher

Outdoor activities - free for a month. 

 

Elsa Support

Various resources, including a story about knowing someone with coronavirus, methods for staying calm and many more. 

 

Big Eyed Owl 

With everything from songs, craft recipes, and multi-cultural teachings,Big Eyed Owl is a great resource for 5-7 year-olds.

 

BBC Bitesize

This site is now being updated and has a range of lessons and resources avaliable. 

 

BBC Teach

Curriuclum videos organised by age. 

 

Instilling Inspiration

We are aiming to put up a video for one of our brands each day, starting this afternoon as part of an “Inspire at Home” series (a little more exciting than the ‘stay at home’ we keep hearing on the news!).  The videos related to these brands:

 

  1. Fit4Kids (fit4kids.co.uk) – Health and Fitness: Theme: “Doing your Fit
  2. Professor Bubbleworks (professorbubbleworks.co.uk) – Science and STEM: Theme “Science Fun in the home
  3. Mindful Minis (mindful-minis.co.uk) – Mindfulness and Mental Health – “Mindful Minutes at Home
  4. BrainBusters (brainbusters.co.uk) – Maths Fun and Puzzles – “Riddle of the Day

Furturelearn

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

 

BBC's Ten Pieces 

BBC's Ten Pieces encourages 7-14 year-olds to get creative with classical music and offers resources for those who are hearing impaired.

 

Teach it Primary

Lots of resources and ideas - free during school closures.  

 

ICT Games

Created by a UK teacher, ICT games offers maths and English games for children in years one, two, and three.

 

Top Marks

Actvities and games to support many subjects. 

 

Rumble Museum

They have started an "Object-a-Day" online project so that everyone can continue to engage with and explore their Rumble Museum's collection in a range of ways over the coming weeks. Every day during the school closure, they will be posting a different Rumble Museum object, as well as including competitions, quizzes and project opportunities.

 

Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

Duolingo

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

Think! Road Safety

Kids aged 3-16 can learn about the importance of travelling safely with Think! Road Safety including how bright clothes keep you visible, how to map a journey, and what not to do as a pedestrian or passenger.

 

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crash course for kids
You Tube videos on many subjects

 

CBeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

 

10 Fun nature activites
A lot of these can be done in a garden

 

Children's University of Manchester

Designed to support children aged 7-11,The Children's University of Manchester teaches history, art and design, languages, science and ancient Egypt.

 

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

Toy Theatre
Educational online games

 

DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes

 

Twinkl
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents due to school closures.

 

Q Files

Online encyclopedia. You can sign up for a free trial. 

 

IXL 

IXLoffers personalised learning in maths and English while covering hundreds of different skills for children in reception up to those in year 13.

 

Postcards from Paddington

Please note this does cost £8 a month.