Children in Venus (YR) and Mars (Y1/2) use Tapestry as a platform for learning when absent from school for Covid-19 reasons. Children in Neptune (Y3/4) and Jupiter (Y5/6) use Seesaw to complete homework and also for any Covid-19 related absence.
List of resources:
DFE list of resources for home learning:
TES links to home learning:
Kent Association of Headteachers links to all areas of learning
Ideas for Maths and English activities:
45 Things to do by the Daily Telegraph:
The BBC has a range of tips and websites to help learning:
Ideas of occupying children at home:
Videos and lessons for all subjects of the curriculum:
Live lessons from BBC teach:
Primary online games:
Twinkl home learning has a whole day’s schedule – membership is required:
TTS have produced a free booklet. The booklet covers everything from reading comprehension to History skills.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ In school we follow the White Rose Maths Scheme. They have produced a website with free lessons from Year R to Year 7. They include videos giving explanations and worksheets with answers.
www.mathletics.co.uk Our school resource, passwords available.
https://www.themathsfactor.com/ Learn with Carol Voderman.
https://garethmetcalfe.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/home-learning-lessons-plans-for-easter-and-beyond/ Home learning daily blog.
https://www.mathschase.com/ Mental arithmetic.
https://www.hayfestival.com/schools/teaching-materials/ links to videos with authors and lesson plans.
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html Videos and lesson plans for writing.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ The Oxford owl has free books per year group for reading online.
https://connect.collins.co.uk/School/Portal.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fschool%2fPrimary%2fBigCatBookShelf.aspx Collins Big Cat – free ebooks for a range of levels. Click on Teacher log in and use the username Parents@harpercollins.co.uk and password
Parents20! Then follow the link through to Collins Big Cat.
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Phonics play website – all resources are now free and work on desktop or
tablet. Login using username march20 and password home.
The app “Teach Your Monster to Read” is highly recommended for early phonics work and is
https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html Joe Wicks has a live YouTube channel streaming daily.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers Supermovers daily activities.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME A You Tube site which aims to teach a PE session everyday.
Youtube lessons: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgXukuNPKcq0B9Ubjau9Og
Purple Mash http://www.purplemash.com Our school resource, log ins available.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/articles/learning_through_cooking Cooking BBC Food – teach your children how to cook.
There is support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
- Let’s Talk About It (support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)
- UK Safer Internet Centre (tips, advice, guides