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.
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!
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
Join the Maths World Cup
myON – access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books.
Teach your monster to read – Suitable for children from Nursery, Reception and KS1
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 Club – helps families to take part in a fun online debate to boost wellbeing and connect with each other.
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)
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.
Learn to code and more with Rapberry Pi (Parents’ guides and support here too!)
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.
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.
Plants and Growing food – Find out more about where our food comes from
Watch animals – LIVE from Edinburgh zoo. (Penguins, pandas, tigers and koalas)
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!
Cosmic Yoga – yoga workouts and warm-up and cool down videos as well as mindfulness.
GoNoodle – movement 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!
General Foundation Subject Resources (Geography, History, RE, Latin, Art, DT)
National Geographic Kids – games, competitions and interesting fact files.
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
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
The Artful Parent – a great blog with art ideas.
Please see the Knowledge Organisers for your year group. See the bottom of the page for resource links specific to each topic.
Y5/6 Hydrangea and Sunflower:
Topic-related resources (spring term)
What Memories Have You Created?
|Phonics Play Phase 2|
Our Five Senses
How Have Toys Changed Over Time?
|Our Five Senses|
|Y2 Iris||Living Things and Their Habitats|
The Great Fire of London
|Y3 Daffodil||Animals and Humans|
World War II
|Skeletons and Muscles|
|Y4 Gerbera||States of Matter|
Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings
|Solids, Liquids and Gases|
Y5/6 Hydrangea & Sunflower
|Properties and Changes of Materials|
|Changing Materials BBC Bitesize|