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Learning
at home


The websites below have been recommended to support your child's learning at home but are from third party sites. Links were checked at the time of being put on the website, but please remember that children should be supervised using internet connected devices.

Click the subject to take you to the list of websites to support learning at home.

For activities linked to your child's current topic, please click here.

General resources

Maths

English

Phonics / Reading

P.E.

Computing

Science

Geography

History

Languages

Art

Music

 

 

General resources

Oak Academy (online resources and video lessons)  Parents information   Online classroom

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p   Games, videos and online lessons for KS1 children.

CrickWeb  - interactive cross curricular activities

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-key-stage-1-year-1-year-2 
- Free sign up for parents to access a wide range of printable and interactive resources. Create an account using offer code UKTWINKLHELPS

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ 
- Another free sign up for a wide range of good quality resources.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ 
- An easily searchable site with games and activities for a range of subjects, topics and ages

TTS have put together free EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Learning packs.

Premier League stars - Learn across the curriculum with sporting stars!

Brain Pop - lots of games and activities to support all subjects

Take the 30 day creativity challenge

20 Virtual Trips- From Aquariums to zoos!

Take a trip around Buckingham Palace

Britannica school - learning from The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Join the Friday Family Challenge - from Premier League Stars

Explore the world with The Horniman Museum

Investigate the Family Learning Hub from IXL

Kindness teaching resources from the Red Cross

Online escape room

Cooking ideas

Mindful Monsters  Magical family moments

Looking after ourselves at home - information and support from Cues-Ed who have worked at Elfrida before.

You Tube videos on many subjects - Crash Course Kids - https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

Paw Print Badges https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad https://www.tinkercad.com All kinds of making.

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Times Table Rockstars are offering full free access to times table practice.

Prodigy Maths https://www.prodigygame.com Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks - Short videos to develop the concept and understanding of number.

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/ - Some interactive maths resources to support explaining concepts, as well as some games.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting  - Range of games

NRICH - Click on the primary hub to access maths problem solving activities for children.

Maths playground – Interactive maths games

ICT Games - interactive Maths games.

Mathsframe - Hundred of maths games

Sumdog - Online games and activities - all free of charge at the moment. 

Emile - Online maths activities.  

The Maths Factor - Free online maths lessons from Carol Vordeman

Lego Maths - See how much you can learn with the simple Lego brick!

Times tables quizzes (with answers!)

More times tables games 

Chess - Learn to play the ultimate strategy game

White Rose Maths - Maths for every year group

My Money - Resources to support using money from Young Enterprise

The Fiver challenge 

Join the Maths World Cup 

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
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.

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Clicker - Writing support for all ages

Authorfy - Masterclasses with authors and creative writing activities

ICT Games - reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities

 Spell Blast on LGFL - practise your spellings

Roald Dahl activities - Exciting things to do indoors with all of your favourite characters

Harry Potter at home - Bring the magic of Hogwarts to your front room....

Go on a Bear Hunt with Michael Rosen

Discovering Books - Learn to draw the Gruffalo,create a miniature book and make a talking animal

Talk for writing - units for every year group.. Easy to follow, fun to do!  Batch 2

LitFilmFest - films made by children for children – Good writing prompts for KS2

Globe TV treat yourself to a little Shakespeare...

SpellingFrame - Learn and practise spelling rules

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https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Free access to phonic games

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ - Free interactive books.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks   - Short videos encouraging reading by segmenting and blending.

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris/videos?disable_polymer=1 - Videos of each sound learnt

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/ Some free phonics games, but there is a limit before you need to subscribe.

Teach your monster to read – Suitable for children from Nursery, Reception and KS1

Phonics play Phonics games and activities- currently free access to the whole site

 Reading Zone Live - authors, writing and poetry

Oxford Owls Free e books for children aged 3-11

Love my books – a wide range of activities for children from 0-9 and links to youtube book readings.

Epic books – free access to lots of books for children of all reading abilities

David Walliams - listen to David read a story every day

Audible - Free stories to stream in 6 languages

Teach your child to Read Free e books with guidance, (previously £47)

Reading for Pleasure Ideas to support you to love books!

Classic Reads Read along with some classic full length stories

Authors telling stories - listen to real authors read their books online

Books Trust - fun at home with authors and illustrators

First News - free downloadable newspapers 

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Physical Education Activities for children to access at home

Stay Active Child, parent and teacher workout

This is PE! Different aspects of the PE national curriculum

Boogie Beebies Early years PE ideas

Change 4 Life Disney 10 minute shake up games

Super movers! Active lessons, particularly for Maths.

60 second challenges! How many will you achieve?

Stay at home menu Timetable of PE activities and ideas

Challenge cards Activities linked to Athletics, Dance, Invasion Games, Gymnastics, Movement, Inclusion and Outdoor/ Adventure.

BBC supermovers - great ideas for learning whilst keeping your children active.

Cosmic kids –  yoga and mindfulness fun for children

Joe Wicks Body coach - Online PE lessons at 9am

Go Noodle - movement and mindfulness for the whole family

10 Minute movers simple and quick activities to keep active

Change4life reasons to get moving...!

Easy sports activities Download and give them a go

Yoga at home

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

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Dance-mat Typing skills -this is a great opportunity for children to improve their typing skills.

Code Club self-led coding projects using Scratch or HTML/CSS projects for KS2.

Scratch - children can watch the tutorials and practise their skills. They can set up their own accounts with parental permission. For KS1 we recommend Scratch Junior which is a free app on ipads and tablets (but not PC's yet). You can view these free tutorials and activities to get you started.

Code.org You can use hour of code or sign up for a free coding course. These courses are self-led and age appropriate and are brilliant for developing vital debugging skills.

Learn to code and more with Rapberry Pi  (Parents' guides and support here too!)

Learn Digital Skills with BT

Blockly https://blockly.games Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Online Safety

ThinkuKnow - a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children with Home Activity packs and parents' guides updated fortnightly.

BBC Own It! - Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.

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NFU Education - Science and STEM resources.

Topmarks Science

Wow Science

Plants and Growing food -  Find out more about where our food comes from

Watch animals - LIVE from Edinburgh zoo. (Penguins, pandas, tigers and koalas)

Experiments you can do at home

More animals - this time feeds from Australian zoos

Primary Science resources - ideas for all National Curriculum topics

Take part in the City Nature Challenge 2020

Zoo School!  Join educators from London Zoo fro games, activities and live tours!

STEM resources (science, technology, engineering and maths)  KS1  KS2

Mystery Science - https://mysteryscience.com - Free science lessons

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National Geographic Kids - games, competitions and interesting fact files.

Mapping activities

Local area scavenger hunt

Weather activities

Fieldwork lessons- live online with downloadable supports

Kew Gardens virtual tour  - See a whole world of wonders from your sofa!

Weather experiments from the Met Office

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British Museum Take a trip round the British museum and see presentations.

How has life changed within living memory?  Learn History with Mr T

Live History lesson from a WW2 Bunker (needs Facebook access)

Tutankhamun virtual tour

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Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com Learn languages for free. Web or app.

BBC Spanish - Get active with your greetings!  Hasta luego!

123 Spanish fun 

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Explore famous galleries and picture collections

Online drawing lessons

Make your own playdough and create your own sculptures

Draw with Rob - Learn some amazing drawing techniques a step at a time

Get creative with hand and foot prints

Visit the Picasso exhibition at the Royal Acacdemy

Draw with John Simple tutorials to improve your art skills

Join Katherine's Art Club

Take part in the Hockney Art Challenge

Have a go at some Paper Crafts

Exciting opportunities from the National Society for Education in Art and Design For Reception and KS1 &2 

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Free live musical events

Music from The Royal Albert Hall- See what's going on - for free!  

Have a singsong - with words and music.  Updated weekly!

Junior music at home

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