It is important that your child(ren) continue(s) to learn during their time away from school. This page is designed to signpost you to a range of resources that will help with this. The resources include online activities and some that can be downloaded.
Please also refer to your child's year group page and the 'home learning' tab you will see there.
Please remember that there are many learning opportunities that can be taken easily and cheaply, even if you are confined to your home. Counting can be done with any object for example. The resources on this page include activities designed to pull children away from a screen as long periods on electronic devices are not healthy.
Twinkl (Appropriate for all ages - free during closure)
This is an excellent educational website for teachers that covers the full primary age range and all curriculum subjects. They are generously offering one month free membership to teachers, parents and carers during this period, when pupils’ learning is being disrupted. Here you will find power-point presentations, maths worksheets, colouring, handwriting practice and much more.
Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Purple Mash contains thousands of opportunities for learning. English: there are spelling quizzes and grammar games in the ‘Games’ area of the children’s section as well as in the teacher’s area. Maths: From spreadsheets to graphing and from times table games to competitive maths racing games, you’ll find a whole host of maths-based tools and resources to engage and challenge your child. Cross Curricular project work: Use the Purple Mash search bar to quickly find resources relating to your child's topics or navigate the ‘Topics’ area. You’ll find themed writing templates, slide shows, stories, quizzes and more.
Visit the website and sign-up. It’s free for the duration of school closures. https://2simple.com/blog/using-purple-mash-when-school-closed/
BBC bitesize Primary advice:
BBC children’s videos:
PE and keeping active
How are you staying active at home? Share your creative ideas with The Brownlee Foundation. Prizes to be won!
You can share your ideas on:
Facebook: The Brownlee Foundation
To keep active and burn off energy download the free app Go Noodle which has child friendly dance- alongs, yoga videos and mindfulness activities. Go Noodle is mainly suitable for younger pupils. https://www.gonoodle.com/
You could also try Cosmic Kids Yoga. Miss Rodwell recommends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtQ72qRpVVE
Fitness coach, Joe Wicks is going to stream live PE lessons on his You Tube channel ‘The Body Coach TV’ starting on Monday 23rd March at 9.00 am. This is suitable for all ages. https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv
Previous sessions have been recorded and these can be found via this link (click here)
BBC Supermovers has interactive videos to support KS1 and KS2 maths, literacy, PHSE and PE learning. Great for times tables and has videos that are just for fun. www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Oti Mabuse, from Strictly Come Dancing, is streaming dance classes for children at 11.30 every day. Click here for the link.
Leeds Rhinos Foundation - Challenge 1
Primary Sport are going to provide weekly resources and challenges to keep you active!
✅Daily Sporting Challenges
✅Mindfulness and Wellbeing
✅Healthy Baking Recipes
Click on any picture on this site to get step by step instructions on how to draw it... dragons, skylines, faces, animals... Suitable for Y5 and 6.
Access a range of Oxford Owl online reading books for free.
Click ‘my class login’, ‘my class name’ (bsp2020) and my ‘class password’ (cat123).
Please try and read with your child(ren) every day. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Phonics Play are allowing free access during the school closure period. This resource is suitable for Early Years and KS1 children. There are some fantastic games to keep your child(ren) occupied, practising their phonics at the same time! https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/
For as long as schools are closed, children can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being children.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.
Stay at home story time with Oliver Jeffers.
Oliver Jeffers will be reading one of his books every weekday.
'Elevenses' with David Walliams
David Walliams will be reading a story at 11am every day
All children in school have access to Spelling Shed with individual log ins (please click on the picture to access).They can compete with their friends whilst at home! I will still monitor top spellers and prizes will be given out when we return to school. Happy Spelling. Mrs Newlands 😊 https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb
For creative writing using pictures as a stimulus try Pobble 365. https://www.pobble365.com/
A different picture for everyday! Don't forget to show your learning on Twitter.
Tag @bspleeds 😊
Mr ACD presents - For Key Stage 2 children there are lots of topic resources and English comprehensions on a website called www.mracdpresent.com/
Click on ‘plans and pricing’ tab then select ‘one free month’. There are also fact-files (or knowledge organisers) for most topics. Ask your child about their topic or look at the Spring newsletter on the website. Children can learn facts and figures and use the knowledge organisers to prompt their own research online.
As a school, we have a subscription to the website https://mathletics.com for Years 3,4 and 5. These accounts can be accessed from home and include activities based on the curriculum that is being taught in school. The aim is to score 1000+ points per week to earn a bronze certificate. Pupils scoring over 5000 points will be entered into a prize draw!
Enjoy! Mrs Kennedy :)
National Geographic kid’s section, lots of great stuff to inspire!
National History Museum – great activities and info
Nasa’s kid’s section, hoards of exploration to do!
Starters for STEM - a range of activities that you can complete at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills.
San Francisco Symphony - great website for children to explore and create music
Dallas Symphony Orchestra – another great music website
Duolingo - free app individualised programme for children to follow. There is the option to buy an ad free version.
Scratch - coding activities for children
English Heritage – online magazines, videos, recipes and activities on English history. Topics include Castles, Victorians and Tudors