Here we will add to a list of recommended websites and Apps designed to support your child’s learning:
Useful website links for Early Years (Nursery and Reception):
Alphablocks – www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics.
CBeebies – www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies Help pre-schoolers learn whilst they play fun games, watch clips and sing songs.
Numberblocks – www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks Learn how much fun counting can be with the Numberblocks.
YouTube – search for Jolly Phonics – Join in with the action, song and story for each letter of the alphabet.
Phonics Play – https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk Interactive phonics games to help children learn to hear different sounds.
BBC Tiny Happy People – www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people Develop your child’s communication skills through interaction and play.
Hungry Little Minds – www.hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk Activities and games to try at home for 0-5 year olds.
Free Websites and Apps to support with Phonics and Early Reading
Letters and Sounds – www.letters-and-sounds.com/
Letters and Sounds on You Tube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw
Phonics Play – www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm
Phonics Play Comics (phonics comics to read) – http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html
Fly Leaf Publishing (free books)– https://portal.flyleafpublishing.com/learners-resources/
Phonics Bloom – www.phonicsbloom.com/
CBeebies (Alphablocks) – www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks
Teach Your Monster to Read – www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
Oxford Owl – Free Online Books! – www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Teach Handwriting – Cursive Practise – www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/index.html
Vooks – Storybooks Brought to Life – www.vooks.com/
Scholastic – Classroom Magazines – www.classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Audible Stories – Amazon have free audible stories to stream – https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
World of David Walliams – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ – David Walliams is releasing an audio story from The World’s Worst Children every day for a month!
Free Website and Apps to Support with Mindfulness and Keeping Active
Cosmic Yoga www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga – Yoga videos designed for children aged 3+
BBC Supermovers www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers – Interactive videos to support with Maths, Literacy, PSHE and PE learning. Great for times tables – as well as videos just for FUN.
Smiling Mind https://app.smilingmind.com.au/ – Short audio session to help with mindfulness
Go Noodle www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames/featured – Hundreds of ‘brainercise’, dancing, strength and mindfulness videos – as well videos just for FUN. More videos on their own website.
Premier League Stars www.plprimarystars.com – Videos and activities to support with Maths, Literacy, PSHE and PE.
The Body Coach TV – PE with Joe Wicks will be live on his YouTube channel every weekday morning at 9am!
Cbeebies Andy’s Wild Workouts https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06tmmvz – Andy travels the world to amazing places and learns to move like the animals he meets on his wild adventures. Can you adventure with Andy and learn some animal moves of your own?
Disney Exercise Sessions https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSknvkt_xCmdz-C0ttaAJc3HKLJT5RLAu – There’s one for The Lion King, Moana, The Incredibles, Peter Pan, Mulan just to name a few.
Jumpstart Jonny – www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/free-stuff Fitness videos for children and young people
Childline – www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone
Young Minds – https://youngminds.org.uk
We cannot take responsibility for any links that take you away from our school website so please be aware that you follow these links at your own choice.
BBC Bitesize – Free online study support for all school age pupils
Twinkl – www.twinlkl.co.uk Teaching resources and interactive educational games to play
https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ – interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects (Also holds links to games etc that are hosted by other sites)
https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/ – lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms
https://tpet.co.uk/ – free online resource packs
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html – free online home workbooks
kids.classroomssecrets.co.uk – free resource packs
Ted Ed https://ed.ted.com All sorts of engaging educational videos
The Kids Should See This https://thekidshouldseethis.com Wide range of cool educational videos
Premier League Primary Stars – https://plprimarystars.com Free and easy to use curriculum-linked teaching resources and interactive games
Crash Course Kids https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids As above for a younger audience
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)
Toy Theater https://toytheater.com/ Educational online games
DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/… Activities and quizzes
Education Quizzes – www.educationquizzes.com Teacher-written quizzes for all ages and subjects
BrainPOP – www.brainpop.com An animated educational site for children and young people
BBC Teach – www.bbc.co.uk/teach Thousands of free videos based on the National Curriculum, arranged by age group and subject.
Education City – https://www.educationcity.com/ Currently has lots of free resources for parents to access.
Khan Academy – www.khanacademy.org Videos, articles practice questions and lessons.
Third Space Learning – https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/home-learning-re- sources/
Duolingo – www.duolingo.com Language learning website with lessons on 30+ languages.
Arts & Crafts
Tinkercad https://www.tinkercad.com All types of crafts
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/ – 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 young children
https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/12/30-ways-to-get-creative-for-30-days-wild/ – different activity ideas that involve creating or engaging with different things in your house or garden
Computing and IT Skills
https://www.purplemash.com/login/ – Purple Mash login with your own details
Blockly https://blockly.games Learn computer programming skills – fun and free
Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ Creative computer programming
iDEA Awards https://idea.org.uk Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online
https://www.typingclub.com/ – online programme for teaching and developing touch typing
https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning – Fun lesson-based activities and interactive games, children can work together with their families to develop their computational thinking for free.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ – Oxford Owls online ebooks and activities
http://www.pobble365.com/ – a new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas
Cbeebies Radio https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities for the younger ones
Oxford Owl for Home https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ – spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group
Stories – https://stories.audible.com/discovery
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ – teach your Monster to read
http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ – vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world
https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ – free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper
https://lindsaylittleson.co.uk/home/resources/ – free resources linked to the books of Lindsay Littleson including The Titanic Detective Agency and Guardians of the Wild Unicorns
https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf – downloadable reading activity pack
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html – a large range of free videos and short films that are then supported by questions and tasks underneath
The National Literacy Trust – http://literacytrust.org.uk A website to offer children and young people the literacy skills to succeed in life.
History and Geography
Forests for all activities – great range of ideas on their website!
National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ – Amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography.
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html – Geography games
BBC History for Kids – www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/ Enter ancient worlds, meet famous people and discover fascinating facts about different stages of history.
NASA for Kids – www.nasa.gov/kidsclub Latest images, videos and news from America’s space agency
Google Earth – https://earth.google.com Create stories and maps. With creation tools you can draw on the map or add photos and videos
Woodland Trust – www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activi- ties-self-isolation/ Nature-based activities to take part in at home
Adventure Journal –www.adventure-journal.com/2020/03/if-youre-stuck-in- side-might-as-well-enjoy-this-list-of-animal-cams/ Live animal cameras from all over the world
Scouts – www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/ Ideas and activities for inside the home
Prodigy Maths https://www.prodigygame.com – U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age
parent.numberfunportal.com – free access for 30 days, just make sure you cancel anything before the end of it!
https://parallel.org.uk/ – free online maths problems, more focussed at older children
https://mathsticks.com/my/ – online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses
https://masterthecurriculum.co.uk/ – free online range of activities broken down into year groups and levels including Greater Depth
https://uk.ixl.com/math/ – Maths link
https://www.themathsfactor.com/ – Carol Vorderman’s maths site where children can watch maths videos, play games etc.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – online interactive maths games
Science and Technology
Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com – Free science lessons
Nature Detectives https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/ – A lot of these can be done in a garden!
Crest Awards https://www.crestawards.org – Science awards you can complete from home
https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/ – lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children (Other subjects are also available on this site)
https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/14/30-ways-to-go-wild-with-science/ – lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden
The Happy Scientist – https://thehappyscientist.com/ Fun ways to learn about science, including lots of different lessons and videos.
DAILY LIVE ACTIVITIES – Daily Live Activities (April 2020)
11+ Free Familiarisation Tests from G.L. Assessment
CGP Free online 11+ 10 minute tests – select GL Assessment option