Supporting Home Learning

Updates to this page will be made on a regular basis, please check back often to see what we’ve added…

Across the Curriculum

BBC Teach Live Lessons

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons

Description: interactive lessons featuring some of the BBC’s biggest brands and presenters

 

BBC Bitesize

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

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: interactive resources covering the primary curriculum.

 

TED-Ed

Website: https://ed.ted.com/

Description: offers high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free. Enter your email at the link to have a handful of engaging lesson plans organized by age group that span all subjects delivered to your inbox every day. Each newsletter will also include insights and tips collected from TED-Ed’s global community of students, parents and teachers.

 

English

Letters and Sounds

Toppsta Blog

Website: https://toppsta.com/blog/view/bookish-ideas-if-you’re-self-isolating-with-the-kids

Key Stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description:  Bookish ideas if you’re self-isolating with children – including lists of age appropriate books and a list of all the cool author and illustrator events taking place online – updated daily.

Audible

Website: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

Book Trust

Website: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Elevenses with the World of David Walliams

Website: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Key stages: key stage 2

Description: one free audio book reading is available to listen to every day.

Love Reading 4 Kids

Website: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Poetry by Heart

Website: https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

Key stages: key stage 2

Description: a wide selection of poetry covering different topics

Storytime with Nick

Website: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: available from Monday 20 April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer.

The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

The Day newsletter

Website: https://theday.co.uk/subscriptions/the-day-home

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: a daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills.

Registration: is required

 

Remember that you can access RBdigital eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines for free with your library card. Follow this link to find out more: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/libraries-ebooks

 

 

Literacy Trust

Website: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Description: Resources for parents of children age 12 and under, with ideas and guidance for simple activities to support with reading, writing and language development.

Be sure to follow this link to ‘The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown’… 

Maths

Numberblocks

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: videos for numeracy development designed for children aged 0 to 6. There are fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play.

White Rose Maths (home learning)

Website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week.

Hit the Button – maths games

Website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Times Tables

Website: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Numbots

Website: https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/7033

Key Stages: early years foundation stage and key stage 1 (all pupils had a reminder of their log-in details supplied with their home learning packs)

The Maths Factor

Website: https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Description: Carol Vorderman has announced free access to her maths school for children aged 4 to 11 whilst schools are closed. This is matched to the national curriculum.

Science

 

STEM Learning (Home learning)

Website: https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: an online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.

On-line Safety & Computing

Thinkuknow

Website: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Description: guidance and resources to help you keep children safe online

Follow these links to view and download: Parents’ and Carers’ Helpsheets  and ‘How to support your child at home’

For Early Years and Primary:

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 4-5

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 5-7

Click here for home activity packs for children aged 8-10

Thinkuknow website for 5 – 7 year olds: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/

Thinkuknow website for 8 – 10 year olds: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

 

Government on-line safety advice and useful links

Website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-staying-safe-online

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings

 

Code Studio

Website: https://studio.code.org/courses

Description: computer science activities and lessons.

 

Tynker

Website: https://www.tynker.com/

Description: offers computer coding lesson for children.

Geography

National Geographic Kids

Website: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Description: Contains educational games, resources, challenges, and videos and includes a child friendly explanation of Coronavirus.

3D Geography

Website: https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/

Description: Printable paper templates to help make geographical models, fun facts and lots of ideas.

History

75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Wiltshire Council are encouraging all residents to celebrate VE Day at home during the weekend of 8th – 10th May. Follow this link to find out more and to download a home party toolkit:                                                        http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/ve-day-toolkit

BBC Horrible Histories

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories

Description: Episodes and clips, games, and sing-along songs.

Physical Education (PE) & physical activity

This initial list of physical education (PE) and physical activity resources is based on recommendations from:

  • the Association for Physical Education (afPE)
  • Public Health England (PHE)
  • Sport England
  • the Yorkshire Sport Foundation (YSF)

These resources will help young people to get the daily 60 minutes of activity recommended by the UK Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in fun ways.

All the resources listed here are for activities designed to be carried out indoors or, if available, a garden.

Children and young people can go outside for one form of exercise a day, such as:

  • a walk with members of their household
  • a run with members of their household
  • a cycle with members of their household

Outdoor exercise should be carried out locally.

Children and young people should always follow the latest official advice on social distancing, which means making sure that they and their parent or carer stay more than 2 metres from others (including friends and other family members).

Boogie Beebies

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

Key stages: early years foundation stage

Description: videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.

 

Disney 10 Minute Shakeups

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: 10-minute videos based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.

 

Super Movers

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.

Modern Foreign Languages

Rosetta Stone

Website: https://www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudents/

Description: offering schoolchildren three months access to its language resources with 20 languages to choose from, including French, German, Italian and Spanish. If you have more than one child then you can sign up multiple times, you’ll just need to use a different email address each time.

Duolingo

Website: https://www.duolingo.com/

Description: offers free language lessons specially designed for school children. Duolingo’s mobile app (for iPhone and Android) starts by assessing fluency, then helps to develop skills by introducing words and phrases, with regular quizzes. It covers both spoken and written conversation, and its quick, bite-sized lessons and instant feedback make it convenient to use.

Music

Fender Play

Website:  https://try.fender.com/play/playthrough/

Description: bite-sized online guitar lessons for free. Sign up for an offer code which will end on Mon 20 Apr or when 100,000 codes have been claimed. *Offer has been extended to the first million who sign up!*

Art

64 Million Artists #Create to Connect

Website: https://64millionartists.com/

Description: To keep us connected, curious and creative in these extraordinary times, 64 Million Artists are hosting a month of creative daily challenges in May.

 

Get Creative Festival

Website: https://getcreativeuk.com/

Description: The Get Creative Festival also normally takes place in May and has moved online this year with #GetCreativeAtHome. Over 200 participatory activities are now listed on the website,  including the biggest life drawing class ever, and a new series of online masterclasses by leading artists including Sir Antony Gormley and features artist Clare Twomey.

 

Celebrating 800 years of Spirit and Endeavour – Virtual Art Tour at Salisbury Cathedral

Website: https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/spirit-and-endeavour-virtual-art-tour

Description: This remarkable show brings together work from some of the most important and influential contemporary artists of the 20th and 21st century, including Antony Gormley, Shirazeh Houshiary, Henry Moore, Grayson Perry, Conrad Shawcross, Stanza and Mark Wallinger.

Mental Well-being

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

 

BPS

Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-blogs

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

 

Children’s Commissioner

Website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.

 

MindEd

Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

Registration: is required

 

Coronavirus – A book for children

Fantastic free information book from @NosyCrow explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler: https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus_ABookForChildren.pdf

COVID-19 – Looking after yourself, looking after your children

Covid-19-advice-and-support-for-parent

 

ThinkNinja

Website: https://healios.org.uk/services/thinkninja1

Description: Before coronavirus, ThinkNinja was a commissioned service only, made available in parts of the country through the NHS, schools, local authorities as well as charities working with young people.  During COVID-19 it is free for all and provides a range of content

  • Fears relating to the virus
  • Isolation struggles and how to stay connected to family and friends
  • Worries about personal health and health of family members
  • Mental strength
  • Coping techniques to use during the crisis
  • Plus many other helpful tips

 

Useful links from the Local Authority

The local authority have sent through these useful links

‘Well-being for children is also very important, many are feeling increasingly anxious during this time.  The ideas below can be helpful for all pupils, but particularly if they are finding changes unsettling.’

https://www.place2be.org.uk/media/qgje55xe/healthy-inside-and-out-activities-for-schools.pdf

https://www.place2be.org.uk/media/ti4fo3rk/find-your-brave-activities-for-schools.pdf

https://www.place2be.org.uk/media/jl2fz30y/being-ourselves-activities-for-schools.pdf

SEND apps & games

(Apps must be downloaded onto a compatible device)

Brain Parade

Website: http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/

Description: a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.

HelpKidzLearn

Website: https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

Description: a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.

Sensory App House Ltd

Website: https://www.sensoryapphouse.com/

Description: a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.

Visuals2Go

Website: https://www.visuals2go.com/

Description: an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.

Other Useful Resources...

 

NHS Million Poster Project

Artists from around the UK have teamed up to bring you lots of poster designs to print and colour in at home.

Website: http://www.nhsmillion.co.uk/nhs-posters

 

Lots of brilliant ideas and links…

Things To Do, part 1

Things To Do, part 2