Additional Links and Ideas for Home Learning
This is a collection of links to organisations that have provided free online resources for families during a lockdown. Some of the websites do require parents and carers to set up an account even though access is free. All links are suitable for the primary age range but we advise you to check the content before offering it to your child.
Blue Peter on YouTube
Blue Peter is the longest running children's TV show in the world, The programme is uploading videos that are suitable for 5-11 year olds. They have world record breaking challenges, arts and crafts, environmental videos, cooking and baking how tos, inspirational films, gaming, celebrity appearances, dance routines and music performances. They also feature ways of getting a Blue Peter badge, behind the scenes footage and extra content about presenters Adam, Lindsey, Mwaksy, Richie and Henry the Blue Peter dog.
Subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/bluepeter and don’t forget to watch the live programme on CBBC at 5.00pm every week, or on BBC iPlayer.
Amazon Audible Stories
This site allows children to have instant access to a large collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening by using this link: Audible Stories
Learn Poetry Off By Heart
Poetry by Heart is a website for teaching and learning about poetry – by heart and out loud. Children from the age of 7 can find poems they love., and challenge themselves to learn the poems off by heart and perform them to their family. Use this link: Learn Poetry
Your child should have their own log-in that can be found in their Reading Record. If you cannot find this, please contact the school for assistance. There are lots of great resources on this site including, maths, English, creative projects and topic-related activities. Use this link: Purple Mash
Your child should have a log-in that can be found in their Reading Record. If you cannot find this, please contact the school for assistance. You will find a range of educational resources and games on this site. Use this link: Education City
Oxford Owl for Home
Oxford Owl for Home is a website with free resources available to download without registering. Aimed at primary children, they offer activities for reading, English, Mathematics and interactive games. There are also handy “How to” videos to explain tricky concepts. Oxford Owl’s free e-book section is wonderful. It’s free but you need a log-in to access it. Their eBooks are not optimised for mobile phones and are best viewed on a computer, laptop, or tablet. Use this link: Oxford Owl
National Geographic is a great platform for learning and it is totally free. There are online games, resources and competitions too. Use this link: National Geographic
First News is a weekly newspaper aimed at 7 to 14-year-olds. It reports the news in an age-appropriate and non-scary way that gets children engaged. First News is offering free access to their newspaper for a limited period of time, to help parents and children during school closures. It covers issues which are relevant to children and which specifically affect them. Inside you’ll find a mix of world news and UK news as well as entertainment, games, animals, sport and puzzles. Even at the moment, not all news is bad and First News passionately believes there are lots of positive stories out there and celebrates what is good about the world.
To access the latest issue, simply enter your email address. You will then be given an access code that you can use each week to read the latest issue of First News on a tablet, phone, laptop or desktop. Use this link: First News
NASA Kids' Club
There are lots of space-related activities for children to access here. Use this link: Nasa
This site has puzzles, games and activities for your child to complete around books. To access the site, parents will need to create a login but this is free. Use this link: Scholastic
10 Minute Challenges
For a daily dose of creativity and fun, check out these 10 Minute Challenges, which are set by bestselling authors and illustrators. Use this link: 10 Minute Challenges
Every week a popular children's author or illustrator will provide you with free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads. Use this link: https://library.thenational.academy/