In the uncertain times that we are currently living in, it is important that we are fully prepared for the possibility that we may have to have a full or partial closure of school depending on the local Covid-19 situation. 

There will also be instances where individual children will be self-isolating due to coming into contact with a positive case of Covid 19.

To build upon the learning children are currently undertaking in the classroom, we have compiled a menu of activities that aim to motivate the children’s curiosity about some of the current topics being investigated and build upon their knowledge, skills and understanding. This list will evolve and change as the situation progresses. Each title’s activity is a hyperlink taking you to the activity. 

Mathematics Resources:

TTBlast  – choose your timetables to practise. 

Times Table Rockstars – Times Table Rockstars for KS2.  You will have an individual log in for this.*

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

Topmarks Daily Ten and other maths games.

Maths playground – Interactive maths games

ICT Games – interactive Maths games.

CrickWeb  – interactive cross curricular activities

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)

ThirdSpaceLearning – click here for instructions to set up your free account

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

Reading Resources:

myON – access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books.

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

Authorfy – Masterclasses with authors and creative writing activities

ICT Games – reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities

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 – activities for children from 0-9 and links to you tube book readings.

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

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

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

LitFilmFest – films made by children for children

Books Trust – fun at home with authors and illustrators

Globe TV treat yourself to a little Shakespeare.

Spoken Language/Debate Skills:

Home Debate Clubhelps families to take part in a fun online debate to boost wellbeing and connect with each other. 

Writing Resources:

20 Great Opening Lines – take an opening line from a book and continue the story.

Literacy Shed – high quality shorts and images to be used as a stimulus for writing opportunities with some ideas of how to use each image/ video.

Daily Picture Stimulus – use Pobble for a daily image with a story starter, linked questions and sentence challenges.

Spelling incl. phonics Resources:

Spell Blast – practise your spellings

SpellingFrame – Learn and practise spelling rules

ICT Games – reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities.

Phonics Play – free games for EYFS (phase 2 – 4), Y1 (phase 3 – 5) and Y2 (phase 5 – 6).  Free access:  username: march 20    password: home

Forest Phonics – work your way through the different sounds.  Listen to the word and then spell it.  Great for practising segmenting.

Vocabulary Ninja – word of the day in weekly bundles.  Two levels: Grasshopper (KS1, years 1 -2) and Shinobi (KS2, years 3-6)

Computing Resources:

Purple Mash – curriculum focused activities, creative tools, programs and games to support and inspire creative learning

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

Online Safety Resources:

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.

Science Resources:

Explorify – Activities based on the primary science curriculum which are easy for parents and carers to do with children at home. 

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

NASA– all of NASA’s resources are now free to look at

More animals – this time feeds from Australian zoos

Primary Science resources – ideas for all National Curriculum topics

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

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

PE Resources:

Cosmic Yoga – yoga workouts and warm-up and cool down videos as well as mindfulness.

GoNoodlemovement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

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

Joe Wicks Body Coach – 8 or 10 minute workouts at home and a 30min P.E session at 09.00!

Just Dance Videos

Gymnastics warm-up video

Kidz Bop Dance videos 

Sports relief quiz & puzzle pack 

Mindful meditation 

NHS 10 minute Shake-ups

NHS Indoor Activities

General Foundation Subject Resources (Geography, History, RE, Latin, Art, DT)

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

Mapping activities

Local area scavenger hunt

Weather activities

Fieldwork lessonslive online with downloadable supports

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

Weather experiments from the Met Office

Virtual Field Trips – a blog post with lots of ideas for virtual field trips

Google Earth – see your world in 3D

Create Maps –  create maps for your local area or another area of interest or a route. Aimed at KS2.

Sporcle – a trivia game to build up your ability to name all the countries of the world! Aimed at KS2.

BBC KS1 Resources – very useful for history and R.E resources but there are resources for all the subjects here.

KS2 Resources – very useful for history and R.E resources but there are resources for all the subjects here.

Duolingo – free language app that support learning a language for 10 minutes a day.

Minimus Latin – a Latin course for children.

DT – crafts ideas

5 minute crafts – add in research, design and evaluation stages to turn these into mini DT projects

Access Art – our recommended website for art projects and learning

Access Art sketchbook ideas 1

Access Art sketchbooks 2

Access Art sketchbook ideas 3

The Artful Parent – a great blog with art ideas.

Simple and Fun Non-screen Activities

Home Challenges

30 day Lego Challenge

Please see the Knowledge Organisers for your year group.  See the bottom of the page for resource links specific to each topic.

YR Snowdrop:

Science KO – Autumn          History KO – What Memories Have You Created?                 DT KO – Materials

Y1 Lupin:

Science KO – Our 5 Senses    RE KO – Christmas     History KO – How Have Toys Changed Over Time?                      DT KO – Christmas Stockings

Y2 Iris:

Science KO – Living Things and their Habitats    RE KO – Christmas    History KO – Great Fire of London                    DT KO – Christmas Decorations

Y3 Daffodil:

Science KO – Animals and Humans          History KO – WWII

Y4 Gerbera:

Science KO – States of Matter        RE KO – Christmas         History KO – Anglo-Saxons and Vikings                        DT KO – Christmas Sampler

Y5/6 Hydrangea and Sunflower:

Science KO – Properties and Changes of Materials      RE KO – Christmas          History KO – Ancient Egyptians       DT KO – Cushions

Topic-related resources (spring term)

YR Snowdrop

Phonics

Autumn

What Memories Have You Created?

RE: Christmas

Materials

Phonics Play Phase 2

Science Live Lesson National Academy – Autumn

History Live Lesson National Academy – Birthdays

RE Live Lesson National Academy – The Christmas Story

DT Live Lesson National Academy – Materials

Y1 Lupin

Our Five Senses

How Have Toys Changed Over Time?

Our Five Senses

Toys Then and Now

Y2 IrisLiving Things and Their Habitats

The Great Fire of London

Habitats KS1

GFoL School Learning Zone     GFoL Game

Y3 DaffodilAnimals and Humans

 

World War II

 

Skeletons and Muscles

Balanced Diet

WWII BBC Teach

WWII Topmarks

Y4 GerberaStates of Matter

 

Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings

 

 

 

Solids, Liquids and Gases

Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases

Anglo-Saxons BBC Bitesize

Anglo-Saxons National Geographic

Life in Anglo-Saxon Britain

Vikings BBC Bitesize

Y5/6 Hydrangea & Sunflower

 

Properties and Changes of Materials

Ancient Egyptians

 

Changing Materials BBC Bitesize

Who Were the Ancient Egyptians?

Ancient Egyptians BBC Bitesize