Great Websites for Home Learning
During this period your children will be undoubtedly spending more time online than they would usually. As part of our continuing commitment to Online Safety we are working with National Online Safety to provide an interactive online workshop which is FREE FOR ALL OF OUR PARENTS AND CARERS.
It contains information about the latest online dangers, games/apps children are using and how to protect your child online. Follow this link to register and access the course.
Once registered you will also have free access to a huge amount of guides to the latest games, apps and social media children are using and tips to use them safely.
Whole School Learning Resources
Sites which are providing free access to parents during school closures
Resources and packs for parents to use during school closures covering the whole Primary Curriculum.
1. How do I sign up for the free month?
Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Competitions and other ideas
Raby Castle Short Story Competition
Your story can be as silly or sensible as you like. It can be set in the dim and distant past or the mysterious future. It's completely up to you what you write about and how you tell your tale. All we ask is that it is no longer than 500 words and mentions Raby Castle in some way.
The closing date for submission is midnight on Friday 31st May 2020. Please submit your entries by email only to email@example.com and type Short Story Competition Entry in the subject box. Please provide your name and which category you are entering in your email. Your story should be supplied as an attachment.
Storytelling by Famous Authors
Storytelling with Adam Bushnell - at 2:30pm
David Walliams - Free Audio Stories
Free downloads including free home learning packs for Early Year, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. 2 weeks (10 days) worth of activities to support handwriting, spellings, phonics, story writing, maths, wellbeing and much more. These will be updated every 2 weeks.
Free Resources for school closures. Fun, interactive and practical home learning resources that are designed to be used by children. These include interactive games, video tutorials and downloadable home learning packs
Online Resources for all areas of the curriculum
These websites include: Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, English, Languages, Geography, Science, Maths, Music, PE, PHSE, RE, Science,
BBC Bitesize KS1
Bitesize is the BBC’s free online study support resource for school-age students in the United Kingdom
BBC Bitesize KS2
Bitesize is the BBC’s free online study support resource for school-age students in the United Kingdom. It is designed to aid students in both schoolwork and, for older students, exams
Freedom Home Schooling - Virtual Field Trips
Virtual field trips allow children to visit places around the world without ever leaving their homes.
Searchable site of thousands of quality teaching resources, interactive resources, homework, exam and revision help
Free website home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.
These online quizzes are written by teachers to help children remember and revise what they are learning in class.
Subject Specific Resources
Oxford Owl is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can help your child with reading and maths.
Free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.
Free access to Cornerstones’ Love to Read resources for home learning.
Children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Choose a spelling rule then choose to either practise the spelling or take a test with those words.
A simple and effective way to learn to spell words.
Key Stage 2 Literacy
Links to a wide range of Distance Learning activities, resources, lessons and videos.
Free online educational resources and games including Literacy
Discover exciting wildlife activities to help kids explore nature! From spotter sheets to scavenger hunts.
Change For Life
Fun ideas, recipes, top tips and activities to help your kids stay healthy. Make a change today with Change4Life!
Here you can watch episodes, play games, and sing along to your favourite Horrible Histories songs!
Modern Foreign Languages
Learn a language!
BBC Primary French
KS2 primary French resources for children to learn to speak French: words, phrases, sounds, vocabulary activities and games.
Rosetta stone is giving 3 months of free language learning to children who want to continue learning at home.
Sun Hats and Wellie Boots
Play free art games and fun quizzes, find art activities, read about artists and share your art.
Edinburgh Zoo - Live Webcams
Follow this link to watch the animals at Edinburgh Zoo on their live webcams!
Some great Maths activities including: Hit the Button and Daily 10
White Rose Maths
The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
Corbett Maths Primary
Maths website including videos, worksheets, study cards and practice papers.
Bennett Maths Primary
Maths resources for Key Stage 2 children.
Lots of fun maths games for all ages.
Emoji maths puzzles.
Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Fun coding tutorials including themes such as Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen, Angry Birds, Moana and many more.
ThinkUKnow Internet Safety
Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command.Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.
BT - Digital Skills at Home
Digital skills are based on key thinking skills like being able to spot a problem or figure out why something happens. These resources touch on elements of the computing curriculum and highlight the skills children need to become digital citizens.
National Geographic Kids
Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts on the National Geographic Kids website.
Discover and share amazing animal facts, photos and breaking news, and watch exclusive wildlife videos from the best BBC TV & Radio shows.
Digimap for Schools
Digimap for Schools is an award winning online mapping service for use by teachers and pupils. Check out their fun home schooling resources. Username: DL55NU Password: smists9604
BBC Teach - Supermovers
Active learning for home and school
PE with Joe
Starting Monday 23rd March Joe Wicks is going to be hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on his YouTube channel.
Little Yoga Stars
A Religious Education website with lots of home learning activities for children in KS1 and KS2 including Easter activities.