Sites already set up and used by school
The 2 sites below are very useful for Reading and Maths.
Children have been given a log on for each and have been shown how to use the sites in class.
Maths - https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Websites offering free trials / lessons for children & families
Pobble - Writing based activities
Everyday Pobble365 are setting fun writing activities based on that days photograph.
Over the next week they will also begin introducing age specific activities.
White Rose Maths - Currently used daily for Maths teaching in school
The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five brand new maths lessons for each year group from Years 1-8. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
Twinkl - Resources for all ages in all subjects
Twinkl are offering all families a Free Month of Premium use of their site.
They have a huge range of resources, made by teachers, covering all age groups and all topics.
To access this, please follow the link (https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer) and use the code: CVDTWINKLHELPS
We then suggest you go to the Parents Hub to find resources: (https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents
Finally, there are also some ready made resource packs for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Scholastic - Free home learning packs with a range of resources
First 4 Maths - Maths resources created by parents
These materials have been created to engage children in mathematics at home, in the event of a school closure. They are available as a free download in packs of 20 activities.
Audible - Huge collection of free audio books for children
Audible are allowing kids everywhere to stream an incredible collection of stories in 6 different languages. All stories are free to stream on desktop, laptop, phone or tablet!
BBC Bitesize - Free to use activities for all ages and covering all subjects.
Key Stage 1 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p
Key Stage 2 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn
Phonics Play - Phonics resources for EYFS & Key Stage 1
Phonics Play are making their resources free to use. Children can use the site without parents needing to subscribe. Simply log in using the following details:
Premier League Primary Stars - Fun, football based resources for all ages
PLPS are making all curriculum linked resources free to use without registration. These will cover English, Maths, Physical activity and Health and Wellbeing for Key Stages 1 and 2, with fun activities to keep children active and learning at home.
DataCable - Educational ICT Company
DataCable have provided a list of free (and some low cost) websites offering resources for children while they are home learning.
EDArcade - 100+ Games to Keep Your Kids Learning
EDArcade aim to promote learning through fun and engaging games. Rather than trying to cut down our kids' gaming hours, we instead harness its educational potential.
Tasks & Activities
Find a variety or tasks and activities, set by staff, that the children can do at home.
Whole School: Maths, Reading, Spelling & Grammar, Topic & PE
Useful Guide for parents - 5 ways to keep children occupied & learning at home
Daily Prayers - daily prayers rooted in the Sunday Gospel for families to pray together
In this unprecedented time of church and school closures, we have made some Daily prayers available through our website. There will also be a Sunday Liturgy added each week for families to lead at home.
- Sunday Liturgy (available soon)
Reading - Free reading and audio book resources
Teach Your Monster to Read -
Audible - https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
David Walliams - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
25 Non Screen Activities - A fantastic poster showing 25 things you can do when you are stuck at home with no school. (Click here)
PE Activities - Provided by Active Schools
We all know the benefits to our physical and mental health if we remain physically active and its great to see so much support for this. Staying active & healthy at home is important – to support parents with this we have pulled together a list of websites that are offering free resources.
Joe Wicks (The Body Coach TV) - Starting Monday 23rd March I'm going to be hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on my YouTube channel.