ADDITIONAL IDEAS + ACTIVITIES DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE 2020 - 2021

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GEOGRAPHY FIELDS STUDY SESSIONS - from 20th April

https://www.field-studies-council.org/2020/03/31/fsc-fieldworklive/?utm_source=Educationco&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Fieldworklive&ref=email&dm_i=65YE,YI1,K4LZJ,3BR2,1

Early years 
Chat Play Read   https://small-talk.org.uk/
 
Tiny Happy People   https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people
@bbctinyhappypeople
 
Early Movers   www.earlymovers.org.uk
 
Hungry Little Minds   https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/
 
World stories   https://www.kidsout.org.uk/what-we-do/world-stories/
 
CBeebies Radio – Listening activities   https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

 

Phonics

Phonics Play - phonics games which follow the Letters & Sounds phonics programme. Pick the phase the child is currently on using the menu at the side.
Phonics Play is currently free for all users during the school closure period.
Username: march20
Password: home
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/


Teach your monster to read
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

 

Literacy

Reading https://readingeggs.co.uk/

 

Storyline Online - a catalogue of videos featuring celebrities reading children's stories
https://www.storylineonline.net/
 
Unite for literacy - a US online library which provides free access to over 400 original picture books
https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

 

 

 

Maths
 

White Rose Maths   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

N Rich Maths – problem solving   https://nrich.maths.org/

 

 
CoolMath4Kids - interactive games covering the four operations (+ - x ÷) and fractions
https://www.coolmath4kids.com/
 
Pet Bingo - an app for practising the four operations, children get to earn pets and care for them
Apple: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/pet-bingo-by-duck-duck-moose/id726307725
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duckduckmoosedesign.pb&hl=en_GB
 
Snappy Maths - maths worksheets for quick mental arithmetic sessions, like doubles & halves, number bonds and times tables     http://snappymaths.com/

 

Corbett Maths - https://corbettmathsprimary.com/

 

Cool Maths 4 Kids -  http://www.coolmath4kids.com/

 

                                                                             Science
Science Museum Group - Videos, activities and facts on lots of different science topics for all key stages       https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/
 
Science for Kids - A New Zealand based site with lots of science experiments and games for kids
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

 

Space Science - https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub


Switch Zoo - the idea started from creating new animals by switching parts, includes lots of information about habitats, biomes, feeding animals and animal sounds
https://www.switchzoo.com/
 
Mystery Science       https://mysteryscience.com/
 
Crest Awards – Science awards that can be completed at home
https://www.crestawards.org/

 

 

 

 

                                                Various - Reading, Writing, Maths + Science
Oxford Owl - free e-books for ages 3-11, and range of how-to videos for maths. They also have a parents’ page which explains how spelling and grammar are taught in schools. If you ever wondered what a 'fronted adverbial' was, here's your chance to find out!
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Ted Ed – Stay Curious
https://ed.ted.com/
 
Twinkl - free home learning booklets from EYFS through to GCSE, you can download them here:
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/extra-subjects-parents/school-closures-category-free-resources-parents/school-closures-free-resources-parents
 
Discovery Education - English, Maths & Science activities for KS1 & KS2 and also a section on coding      https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/free-resources
 
Scholastic - this US company have put together 20 days of cross-curricular projects to work through at home. The correct grade will need to be selected to match the UK year group:
- PreK and Kindergarten = Reception and Year 1
- Grades 1 & 2 = Year 2 and 3
- Grades 3-5 = Years 4, 5 and 6
- Grades 6+ = Year 7 onwards
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
 
BBC Bitesize - videos, quizzes and games covering the entire curriculum for primary, secondary and post-16 students      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
 

Teachit Primary - resources and games to print for English, Maths, Science and Foundation subjects. Sign up for an account is required to download the free resources.
https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/
 
Oxford Owl for Home – Primary
 https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Educational Quiz -  https://www.educationquizzes.com/

 

SATs -  https://www.satstestsonline.co.uk/

 

Variety of Subjects - www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk

 

Topmarks - a collection of educational games covering all topics    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
 
Toy Theater
(Theatre) - Educational online games      https://toytheater.com/

Chatterpack - a list of home Ed resources
https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

 

History

History for Kids -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

Virtual museum tours
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/

 

Geography

National Geographic Kids - covering animals, science, history & geography, a website full of fascinating facts.    https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/


3D Geography - free paper templates for making models, plus lots of geography information and resources     https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/
 
Geography Games    https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
 
National Geographic Kids – Activities and quizzes   https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

 

The MET Office  https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/met-office-for-schools

RSPB – activities   https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/

 

                                                                      Computing
Blockly           https://blockly.games/


Scratch          https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

 

Tynker - marketed as 'coding for kids', this website is currently offering free access to its premium content     https://www.tynker.com/
 
Code.org - founders of the 'Hour of Code' tutorials, this website offers computer science courses for students from reception through to A-level
https://code.org/learn

iDEA Awards - Digital award scheme that can be completed online
https://idea.org.uk/

 

MFL Languages

Duolingo - a free platform for learning languages. You can learn from a computer, or download the app.  https://www.duolingo.com/

 

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

 

 

                                                                                    ART + DT 
Art for Kids Hub - this Youtube channel shows you how to draw a variety of things from animals to cartoon characters and even cars
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XMF3Inoi8R9nSI8ChOsdQ
 
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.  https://theimaginationtree.com/

 

Other subjects + Interests

Smart videos for curious minds of all ages: The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com/

 

Thinking games - this website has links to a whole host of games designed to improve logical thinking skills   https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/
 

Paw Print Badges – Free challenge packs and other downloads. Indoor and outdoor.
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk/

 


 

 

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