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Useful websites and resources for remote learning

Across the Trust, all of our teachers are working extremely hard to deliver a remote learning timetable in line with the government guidelines.

To support the remote work set by your child’s teachers, we have pulled together a list of some of the best educational websites, resources and activity ideas for children during lockdown.

These websites can be used outside of the ‘virtual classroom’ to occupy and educate them in different ways during this period of home schooling and beyond.

 

English

Phonics Play - Offers lots of information for parents about phonics, including what it is, how it is taught and suggestions for helping pre-schoolers prepare for learning phonics. There are also lots of games and ideas to explore with children at home.

Fun Phonics - Fun phonics have a selection of lettering templates, flashcards, word searches, objectives, name labels and spelling free to download.

The World of David Walliams - Inspired by the books by David Walliams, this website has a variety of fun downloadable activity packs.


Maths

NRICH Maths - Created by the University of Cambridge, NRICH provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18, covering all stages of early years, primary and secondary school education.

Times Tables Rock Stars - In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice, focusing on a different times table each week.


Science

Wow Science - Offers a whole host of science games, activities and experiments for primary children.

Science Museum - Explore their collection of brain-teasing puzzles or learn about science through their games and apps.

Primary Science Teaching Trust - Science Fun at Home provides simple and engaging practical science activities. Themed activity sheets, aligned with special national or world events, are available to download.


History

BBC Bitesize - Offering lots of information about the Tudors, castles, Black History Month, famous explorers and much much more, the history section on the BBC Bitesize website has something to interest everyone.


Geography

National Geographic Kids - Packed full of children's games and quizzes, there is plenty to keep a budding KS1 explorer busy.


Arts

Tate Kids - The Tate Art Gallery has created a section just for kids, with plenty of ideas for art activities to make, paint and draw, cut and paste, sculpt and colour in.

Draw with Rob - Artist Rob Biddulph provides budding young artists with a series of draw-along videos on his YouTube channel. Every Saturday at 10am there will be a brand new episode.

Royal Opera House - This learning platform holds free creative learning content written for and by teachers, bringing the world of opera, ballet and theatrecraft into the classroom. 


All Areas of the Curriculum

BBC Bitesize - With content split into school year and then subject (Maths, English, Science, History, Geography), this resource offers educational videos with related activities for your child to complete.

Twinkl - Created by a community of teachers, Twinkl provides additional learning resources from Early Years all the way to KS3/4, arts & crafts ideas, health and wellbeing activities and much more.

Oak National Academy - Founded by teachers, the Oak National Academy has nearly 10,000 free video lessons, resources and activities, covering most subjects from Reception upwards.

TTS - Early Years, KS1 & KS2 activity books available for free download. Includes fun activities for all areas of the curriculum.


Health & Wellbeing

Joe Wicks PE Class - A 20 minute PE with Joe workout will be streamed live on his YouTube channel on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9am.

RSPB - Join the RSPB for their Big Garden Birdwatch between 29th - 31st January.

Countryfile -  Why not take part in Countryfile’s ‘Plant Britain’, encouraging everyone to do their bit in the battle against climate change whilst helping wildlife and their own well-being. Whether planting a tree, flower, fruit or vegetable, you can add it to their interactive map and follow the nation’s planting progress.

Cosmic Kids - Fun yoga, mindfullness and relaxation videos for kids. To help build their strength, balance and confidence.

Net Aware - NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to create NetAware. With lots of advice to help you keep your kids safe during lockdown and beyond, they also offer a free downloadable word search and colouring in sheet to help start these conversations.

Red Cross - Offers online resources on wellbeing, resilience building, kindness and first aid.


Cooking

BBC Good Food - BBC have highlighted over 50 fun and easy cooking projects for your little chefs. 


News

First News - First News is a weekly newspaper aimed at 7 to 14-year-olds, currently being offered free during school closures. They report the news in an age-appropriate and non-scary way that gets children engaged and have a variety of activity sheets based on the latest stories.