Useful websites

Here is a selection of websites which children may find fun and help with their learning. Please note these are external websites which we have checked out. However if you find any are unsuitable or not working please contact Mrs Pelham.

General websites

National Geographic      Fun games

Websites to help with English

British Council Learn English       Spelling match      BBC Bitesize      Dance mat typing      Spin and Spell       Spelling fleas      Story starters     Word games 

Websites to help with Maths

Jetski maths      Times tables      Additional quiz (American)     Maths brain      Subtraction games      Maths lines      Koala carts

Websites to help with Science

Teeth and eating       National Wildlife       Try Science        Science Museum games 

Websites to help with History

Tudor Britain      Mummy maker      Great Fire of London      Victorian London      Viking Quest      Famous people      History hunt      WW2 bomb damage       Step back in time 

Games

Parking mania      Bouncing balls       Staries      Snake game      Pool practice      Tomato bounce      Bobo snake      Marble lines       Mars lander      The Post Office 

Websites for 3-7 year olds

CBeebies      Where in Britain      The recycling game       Make a funny face      Grandpa in my pocket      Playground      Quiz challenge      Fish and chips

Websites for 7-11 year olds

 Ancient Greeks       Make a Roman mosaic       Snakes and hazards       Name that shark      Food crosswords      Wizard balls       The Sky’s the limit

Brain builders

Connect 4      Leap Froggies      Spiders web       Wolf, sheep and   cabbage     Colour trap        Battleships       Amaze race     Candy bags        Quick maths

We propose that for Years 1 to 6 on a daily basis there would be: 

  • A maths activity
  • An English activity (varied between – Comprehension, writing & SPAG)
  •  A piece of topic work (varied between research and some other type of work – across the foundation stage)
  • Reading (30 mins daily) – KS1 Bug club   KS2 reading from the KS2 reading challenge – the list of books for each level is here.

Non Stop Action have created some physical activity videos that children can follow at home which we will share with parents,

We aim to have a mixture of online activity and activity that would need to be printed at home to complete, I would suggest that that you make sure that you have ink for printers and paper to print on.

We have already put a new list of websites that have educational value below that parents can also access at any time.  These sites have been recommended to us but I must stress that they we cannot be responsible for the content.

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.

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

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

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

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

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

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

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.

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

Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

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

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac
Activities and quizzes

Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

Bedrock Vocabulary – evidence-based and fun online learning sites. Bedrock is suitable for all Key Stages. Bedrock is FREE for all schools that are closed!

Litdrive account. https://litdrive.org.uk/ -useful resources on there including work booklets that students can complete at home.

Here are a few more resources for EYFS

Early Education  https://www.early-education.org.uk/download-free-resources

Muddy Puddle Teacher  https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk/

Learning by Questions offers 60,000 questions, allowing pupils to deepen their knowledge.

KAZ-Type is a typing software that is differentiated in order to be accessible to both mainstream students and those with special educational needs.

Socrative.com allows teachers to create simple quizzes that students can take quickly.

Quizlet.com/live can be used to create keyword flashcards online and give out to students.

Another great app for creating timed quizzes is Kahoot.com for added competition for keywords or ideas.

Memrise.com is a useful app for all languages and uses videos to help learners.

Try bubbl.us, to help students better understand, remember and generate new ideas.

Goconqr.com allows pupils or teachers to create mind maps and flashcards using key terms.

Wordflex.com app uses a dictionary with a focus on key terms and a content-rich curriculum.

Introduce creativity into your English with  Young Writers.

Brainpop has a great set of videos, freely available for pupils.

Choose a video, give it your magic touch and track your students’ comprehension. Try Edupuzzle.

Seneca Learning offers many online courses for pupils.

Young Money supports teachers to develop and deliver high-quality financial education…

Super Movers is an initiative from the BBC and Premier League and is designed to help primary school teachers inspire children to become more active throughout their school day.

Unio creates lesson plans, content and provides feedback and evaluation tools.

Maths

White rose Are preparing home learning packs. First one to be released starting from next week. Include videos and access to premium content.
The maths factor https://www.themathsfactor.com/topics/

Offering 14 free days for parents signing up.

Maths at home for busy parents http://mathsathome.lgfl.org.uk/

A website designed by teachers made to help busy parents support their children at home with maths.

Maths playground https://www.mathplayground.com/

FREE website that has lots of free games on it for all year groups.

Rising stars https://www.risingstars-uk.com/free-stuff

You have to pay to access all resources but there is a free part of the website that has a lot of ‘free stuff’.

Edshed https://www.edshed.com/en-gb

Free maths games.

English

Scholastic 5 days free content at the moment, (hopefully will go up to 15 days soon!) Offers daily learning packs for all subjects and year groups based around books.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Vooks A read aloud/ Story telling resource, are offering a month free subscription. Two weeks of lesson plans.
Oxford owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Free to register and offers loads of free books for children to read from 3-11 years old. Also has loads of advice for how parents can support children in a number of curriculum areas at home.

Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Due to the coronavirus, phonicsplay are offering free phonics games.

Edshed https://www.edshed.com/en-gb

Free spelling and literacy activities.

Science

Mystery Doug https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

The website is offering their most popular science lessons and are offering them for anyone to use for free. No account or login is needed. It is an American site but still relevant to some UK curriculum objectives.

Sublime science https://www.sublimescience.com/free-science-experiments/

101 free experiments that use things that you might find around your house. Each experiment has a scientific explanation to go with it.

Terrific Scientific https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/terrific-scientific

Terrific Scientific brings science to the heart of your teaching with fantastic investigations and exciting resources linked to the curriculum.

Science Museum https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

Geography

3D geography https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/

Free to use. Fun ideas to help with learning about Geography. Use our free paper templates for making Geography models. Plus we have packed lots of Geography information and free teaching resources in this website to help make learning Geography fun.

Bitesize geography https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2f3cdm

Clicking on KS1 for infants and KS2 for juniors gives you lots of free videos and games that you can play all to do with geography.

PE

Go noodle https://family.gonoodle.com/

Great videos and activities to get kids active in limited spaces!

Joe Wicks for kids https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=joe+wicks+kids

Great videos for keeping kids active.

Art

Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com/stuck-in-doors-guide-to-red-ted-art/

Free videos showing easy craft ideas for kids.

Krokatak http://krokotak.com/

Craft ideas for kids.

Art for kids hub https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XMF3Inoi8R9nSI8ChOsdQ

Youtube art tutorials

Computing

Code.org https://code.org/athome

Due to coronavirus code.org have recommended the best coding courses for children to access at home.

Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Codeacademy https://www.codecademy.com/explore/sorting-quiz

A website that teaches you how to code.

Typing.com https://www.typing.com/student

Free to register. Teaches children how to type!

Whole Curriculum subjects

Twinkl Offering a free month trial for parents through website link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter this code: CVDTWINKLHELPS for a free month.

Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Free to register and covers a wide range of curriculum areas. Lots of games aswell as information on subject areas.

Topmarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Free to use. Full of games covering lots of areas of the curriculum.