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We have put together a list of recommended online learning resources and the links for these are available below:

For Whole Curriculum

Oak National Academy: An online collection of video lessons and curriculum resources for Primary schools. It provides three hours of learning per day and covers Maths, English, Science, Geography, Languages, History and Art.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/subjects/#subjects


The Maths Factor: Currently being offered for free during school closures, these online Maths lessons, games and tutorials, created by Carol Vorderman, are matched to the Primary National Curriculum and support Maths learning from Reception up to Year 6.

https://www.themathsfactor.com/


BBC Bitesize Daily: You’ll find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons


Hamilton Trust: Hamilton Trust have developed Learning from Home packs for Maths and English for the Summer Term. The resources are downloadable and include daily Maths and English lessons from Year 1 up to Year 6. There are also some lovely resources for Reception children, too.

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/


BBC Bitesize: Bitesize is one of the BBC’s most successful online brands and the cornerstone of our formal learning content. The family of sites helps students aged six to 16 years. The sites provide “bitesized” interactive content, video and audio summaries.  Bitesize is continually reviewed to keep up with the curriculum.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary


Oxford Owl:Oxford Owl have lots of advice and activities to help your child continue building the skills and knowledge they need when schools school be closed. They will be making more resources available over the coming weeks, so keep checking back.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/school-closure-resources/


BBC Teach Live Lessons: Interactive lessons featuring some of the BBC’s biggest brands and presenters.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/primary-live-lessons/zmc9jhv


Teacher’s Pet: Teacher’s Pet have created ‘Home Learning Resource Packs‘. To make use of the resources offered by teacher’s pet follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Go to https://tpet.co.uk/latest-resources/
Step 2: Create a Free Account and add a FREE ‘Starter’ membership
Step 3: Click on the pack that you want to download and then click ‘download now’
Each pack contains 2 weeks (10 days) worth of activities to support handwriting, spellings, phonics, story writing, maths, wellbeing and much more.

https://tpet.co.uk/latest-resources/


Twinkl: At Twinkl, our mission is to help those who teach and we are therefore are offering free access to all Twinkl resources during school closures.  To make use of the resources offered on Twinkl follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step 2: Create a Free Account and Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Twinkl have really helpful guides, designed for parents, for different areas of the curriculum. Twinkl’s Parents’ Hub contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home.
Twinkl have also put together Home Learning Packs from Year 1 to Year 6 -these can be accessed via this link – Twinkl Home Learning Packs.

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

For Computing including Online Safety

code.org: Resources to help children learn computer science at home.

https://code.org/athome


Thinkuknow: Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Thinkuknow.co.uk have put together helpsheets To support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online while they are off school.

Think You Know have put together activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.

Helpsheets: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/our-views/parents-helpsheets/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=11c85df25c-TUK_GLOBAL_MAR_2020_MESSAGE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-11c85df25c-64754173

Activity Packs: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=11c85df25c-TUK_GLOBAL_MAR_2020_MESSAGE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-11c85df25c-64754173

For Geography, History & Science

Homeschool History: A BBC Radio 4 pod cast with fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories’ Greg Jenner. Full of facts and jokes, the series brings to life a broad range of historical topics. Click here or download the Podcast from BBC Sounds.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hmmf/episodes/downloads


London Zoo: Zoo talks and related activities from London Zoo amongst others.

https://fordingbridge.org.uk/2K8Z-1KNHH-3401DN-111GED-0/c.aspx


NASA Kids Club: Welcome to NASA Kids’ Club – a place to play games and learn about NASA!

www.nasa.gov/kidsclub


National Geographic Kids: Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/


Science News for Students: Science News for Students publishes news from all fields of science for students , with resources for parents and educators.

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/


The Dad Lab: A youtube channel full of videos Introducing fun science experiments to children.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_-hy0u9-oKlNdMKHBudcQ/featured


ClimateKids: A website from NASA exploring the all the questions and topics relating to climate change.

https://climatekids.nasa.gov/


The British Museum: Remotely explore the exhibits of the British Museum.

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

For Maths

Mathletics: Weekly maths work will be assigned via the Mathletics system.

https://login.mathletics.com/


Numbots: Numbots is an online platform for boosting addition and subtraction skills. By playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact Numbots will have.

Use your childs log-in details that were sent out on 01/04/20 to access this resource.  

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/3584


Times Table Rockstars: When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables!

Use your childs log-in details that were sent out on 01/04/20 to access this resource.  

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/3584


Mathmatics Mastery: 8 week program of resources for Reception to Year 6.

https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources


White Rose Maths: Video explanations and related work by year group.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/


Maths with Carol Voderman: The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. We want to help you and your child as much as we can.

Let Carol teach your child Maths during this difficult period.

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

For Mindfulness and Mental Health Wellbeing

Zac Effron and Elmo: Patience: We are all trying our best to stay at home and be safe, but it can be a little frustrating. Now is a good time to practise being patient. If you need a reminder on how to do this you can watch this fun video from Sesame Street. Suitable for EYFS and KS1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgeuCgODgv4


Kids Explain Mindfulness: Practice mindfulness – watch the following video to get some tips from other children on how to slow down and feel a little more calm. Suitable for KS1 and KS2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awo8jUxIm0c


Action for Happiness: Ideas on how to keep mentally healthy during uncertain times.

https://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/how-to-keep-mentally-healthy-during-uncertain-times


Anna Freud – National Centre for Children and Families: Ideas for self – care, Self-care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health.

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/


Young Minds: Advice on how to support your child during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/supporting-your-child-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

Cosmic Yoga: Yoga for kids Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids, used in schools and homes all over the world.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

For Music

Sing Up: Songs and resources/activities organised into 4 different age categories to access and sing along to at home.

https://www.singup.org/home-schooling


Beat Goes On: Body Percussion workshop on every day at 11am. No need for any equipment!

https://www.youtube.com/user/OllieTunmer


NYCoS Creative Learning: A singing/musical game released every day for you to try at home. These are all based on the same approach we use at school to teach music.

https://www.youtube.com/user/NYCoScotland


Gareth Malone’s Great British Home Chorus: Gareth Malone, famous singing ambassador for the country, has set up a home chorus. Sign up using the first link to receive resources etc. and then take part in the rehearsals (second link) at 5:30 every day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFgYqP2wUQU


BandLab: Fancy becoming a digital musician? This amazing software is currently free while homeschooling, and will treat you to an introductory course in Music Technology!

https://learning.inclusivemusic.com/courses/bandlab-for-schools-free-covid-19-edition


Singing Hands: Free Makaton signing with all of your favourite songs.

https://www.youtube.com/user/SingingHandsUK


BBC Ten Pieces: Activities and clips for children to get to know the ins and outs of some of the most famous and interesting pieces of classical music.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces

For PE

BBC teach: PE by key stage.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers


Association for Physical EducationPE videos posted Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1pm.

https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/


Cosmic Yoga: Yoga for kids Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids, used in schools and homes all over the world.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga


PE with Joe Wickes:Joe Wicks has been hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on his YouTube channel.
You don’t need any equipment, just tune in to my YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout.

https://youtu.be/Rz0go1pTda8


Supermovers: An exciting partnership between the Premier League and BBC which aims to inspire primary school children to get active.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers

For Reading & Writing

Sky Writer from ICT games: An interactive handwriting tool that demonstrates correct cursive letter formation for Key Stage 1 pupils.

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html


Twinkl: Twinkl have lots of downloadable handwriting booklets and packs to help your child to develop their letter formation.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-5369-cursive-handwriting-and-letter-formation-pack


Audible: Amazing free audio books. 

https://stories.audible.com/discovery


Book Trust: Authors reading chapters and activities related to books.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/


English Mastery: 8 week program of writing and grammar ideas with extracts provided at the end of each pack.

https://www.englishmastery.org/our-response-to-coronavirus-covid-19/


Literacy Trust: Literacy Trust have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time. Over the next days, weeks and months we will be updating this as often as we can with new and useful content for parents.
Split up by age group below, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.
You’ll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Every resource is available for free, although to access some you may need to create a free account.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/


Love My Books:Love My Books highlights ideas for fun, creative, reading activities at home.

http://www.lovemybooks.co.uk/


Free e-book library from Oxford Owl:  Oxford Owl are making even more eBooks available here, for the duration of UK school closures, so that your child has more to read.  All the eBooks are tablet-friendly. Just register or log in above to start reading.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&level=&level_select=oxford+level+5&book_type=&series=


Reading Eggs: Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.  

https://readingeggs.co.uk/


Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay website is filled with free interactive games and printable resources. In response to the ongoing situation, PhonicsPlay have made their full content free to use during school closures. Children can use the site at home without needing a subscription.
To make use of the resources offered by teacher’s pet follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Go to https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Step 2: Log In with the following details:
Username: march20
Password: home
Step 3: start playing one of the fun interactive phonics games of print of one of the many resources.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/


School Reading List:School Reading List is a great resource for recommended reading books for children aged 3-11.

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/


World of David Walliams: Free audio stories from David Walliams 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

For SEND

Oak Academy International – SEND: SEND lessons and resources covering Art, Early Cognition and Reading, Independent Living, Language and Communication,Numeracy and therapies.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/#subjects


Options Autism: An information sheet advising strategies for children with autism during the coronavirus pandemic. The resources includes support for handwashing, importance of structure and reducing stress.

https://www.optionsautism.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Issue-30-Covid-19.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Autism%20Help%20Sheet-%20April-%20Coronavirus&utm_content=Autism%20Help%20Sheet-%20April-%20Coronavirus+CID_98a4f419e8f5b19c9e8684a3529ce9d9&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor%20Campaigns&utm_term=please%20click%20here


Dyslexia SPLD Trust: Online videos and activities to help motivate and support your children with their reading and writing at home.

http://www.thedyslexia-spldtrust.org.uk/


Bell House: Local community service with online support and resources for children with dyslexia.

https://www.bellhouse.co.uk/


Drumbeat: Ideas for supporting reading and writing at home

https://www.drumbeatasd.org/page/?title=Reading+and+Writing&pid=354​


Working Memory and Thinking Skills: Games and activities that require children to stop, focus, think, plan and remember. 

https://childhood101.com/short-term-memory-games/


Griffin OT: Advice, resources and fine motor skill activities to support children with sensory difficulties and motor skill difficulties.

https://www.griffinot.com/​


Drumbeat: Gross Motor Sensory: Indoor gross motor sensory play ideas and occupational therapy activities.

https://www.drumbeatasd.org/page/?title=My+Health+and+Wellbeing&pid=352​


Drumbeat – Fine Motor Skills: ​A booklet to support fine motor skills, specifically cutting using scissors. 

https://www.drumbeatasd.org/attachments/download.asp?file=975&type=pdf


Dance Mat Typing: An interactive touch-typing game to support children to become competent typists.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr​


Twinkl – Sensory / Physical Needs: Practical activities and games to support your child’s sensory and/or physical needs. 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/specialeducationalneeds-sen-sensory-and-physical-needs/sen-sensory/sen-sensory-activities-and-games​


Communication Trust: Speech & Language Resources to support children with Speech, Language and communication needs. ​

https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/resources/resources/resources-for-parents/


Drumbeat – Practical Communication: Practical communication activities to support your child’s development throughout the day.

https://www.drumbeatasd.org/page/?title=Communication&pid=353​


Touch and Learn Emotions App (Free app): A quiz on interpreting facial expressions: this app presents 4 pictures of different emotions. Children then have to choose the correct emotion to match what they hear.


Social skills builder App (Free app): This app uses real life scenarios to solve problems, teach friendship skills and help develop emotional understanding.


NSPCC – Current awareness for policy, practice and research (CASPAR): NSPCC Learning has pulled together resources to help support children’s mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

Supporting children and young people’s mental health


Rising Stars: Supporting wellbeing – Fun and colourful positive activities and stories to spread happiness at home. In collaboration with The Happy Newspaper.

https://www.risingstars-uk.com/specialpages/wellbeing/resources-to-help-spread-happiness-at-home


Mini Me Mental Wellbeing: Children’s Yoga.

https://preview.mailerlite.com/z9m4y6/1408489411645019262/m6d7/


HappyMinds: Building your child’s resilience, self-esteem and confidence

https://myhappymind.org/our-products/#Product-Families


Ambitious About Autism: Support for children with Autism.

https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/our-toolkit


UCL Institute of Education – Homeschooling Children with SEND: Useful resources for home-schooling children with SEND.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/departments-and-centres/centres/centre-inclusive-education/homeschooling-children-send


HelpKidzLearn: A collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.

https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/


Brain Parade: A visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.

http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/


Visuals2Go: An all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.

https://www.visuals2go.com/


Speech Blubs: A Speech Therapy app that uses voice controlled and video technology to develop speech articulation for young children with or without speech difficulties.

https://www.educationalappstore.com/best-apps/5-best-apps-for-special-educational-needs


Clicker Docs: Provides children with a talking word processor on the iPad. The app includes a range of writing support tools to help pupils create accurate, flowing documents.

https://www.educationalappstore.com/app/clicker-docs