Here are a variety of excellent websites for children. We use some of these in class throughout the year and the children love them... they don't even realise they are learning. If you have a computer available at home please take some time to share these with your children or show them how to access them independently by clicking on the links.
Phonics Play (Phonics based reading activities)
Phoneme Pop (Practise reading and recognising phonemes)
Words and Pictures (Long vowel sounds are particulary important in the Spring and Summer terms!)
ICT games (Maths and Literacy games)
BBC KS1 Bitesize (Superb site with Literacy, Maths and Science activities and games)
Dance Mat (Learn to type)
CBeebies (Stories and games to share)
Woodlands Educational Games (Links to a large range of Literacy and Maths games and activities)
Suggested websites emailed to me during school closure:
GoNoodle - videos designed to get kids moving.
Seusville - a lot of activities, crafts and games based on the world of Dr Seuss
Thinking games - this website has links to a whole host of games designed to improve logical thinking skills
Highlights Kids - a popular US magazine for children, this site has lots of ideas for craft activities, recipes and an 'explore' section covering science questions and experiments
Art for Kids Hub - this Youtube channel shows you how to draw a variety of things from animals to cartoon characters and even cars
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
The MET Office
RSPB - activities
Paw Print Badges – Free challenge packs and other downloads. Indoor and outdoor.
Chat Play Read
Tiny Happy People
Hungry Little Minds
CBeebies Radio – Listening activities
Learning at home
Ted Ed – Stay Curious
Twinkl - free home learning booklets from EYFS through to GCSE, you can download them here:
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!
Discovery Education - English, Maths & Science activities for KS1 & KS2 and also a section on coding
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
BBC Bitesize - videos, quizzes and games covering the entire curriculum for primary, secondary and post-16 students
Topmarks - a collection of educational games covering all topics
Toy Theater - Educational online games
Chatterpack - a list of home Ed resources
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.
British Council – Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home - Primary
Smart videos for curious minds of all ages: The Kids Should See This