School Closure in place from 3pm Friday 20th March 2020
During this time, we would encourage you to use the resources outlined below with your child to help build on their in school learning. Please follow our Facebook page and Twitter for up to date information and announcements. These links can be found at the foot of this page.
While we want to give you access to resources and tasks your children can complete at home, it is important to remember that they are not at school. Our advice would be to not approach 'home-schooling' as if the children were at school. Your children may be worried or scared about what is going on at the moment and this may present as a change in behaviour. Arguing with children about completing 'work' may not be the best course of action at the moment.
Take time to cuddle up and read, read, read! This is the most important thing you can do with your child. Take turns reading, Read them your favourite novel. Do a puzzle, build a fort. Bake, watch TV together. Get the Lego out and build together. Paint. Set up a tent in the living room and 'camp out'. Look at photos of when you were a child. In other words...don't stress them out. Just spend time together. They won't learn much if they are stressed. Although this is a scary time, it could also be a time they look back on as being the best time in their life.
There may be times you want your child to try and do some 'work'. Limit this to short bursts depending on the age of your child. Try to vary the type activities; some written, some physical, some screen based, some practical.
Praise your child for their work and find the good things about it! Value what they have done. But above all, value this time you are spending with your child.
As long as your child reads daily, takes part in some arithmetic activities during the week and completes their weekly email challenge from their teacher, anything else you choose to do with your child is a bonus.
We will update these pages regularly.
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.
The homeschooling lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.Check back every weekday for brand new lessons.
Please continue to read with your child or encourage your child to read independently each day. Continue to record on a 'Reading Bookmark'.
Children in KS2 have access to 'Times Table Rock Stars'. If your child needs a reminder of this login please email [email protected]
Homework - Please continue to complete the current 'Homework challenge'. These are available to download here.
For as long as schools are closed, kids 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.
The Spelling Shed has extended any new 14 day free trials for the duration of the school closures. Parents can sign up. All games are included in the free trial.
To support everyone through these difficult times, Number Fun Portal is offering unlimited access to ALL the Portal resources for 30 days – completely free of charge. The Number Fun Parent Portal is a powerful and creative learning tool specifically designed to use at home. There are videos, songs, games and activities that cover the breadth of the primary mathematics curriculum – and videos for parents to help them understand the newer ways their children are now learning mathematics!
The Maths Factor contains over 1,000 maths sessions, organised into topics. Carol Vorderman teaches each topic through a fun and lively video, which is coupled with practice sessions to build your child’s knowledge and confidence in maths. Following the Government’s decision to implement widespread school closures across the UK to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Maths Factor is FREE for everyone.
USED IN SCHOOL - As schools worldwide close for now in response to COVID-19, you might be wondering how best to help your child or children with their studies at home. Always happy to help, the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. We 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.
The Maths Shed has extended any new 14 day free trials for the duration of the school closures. Parents can sign up. All games are included in the free trial.
Thanks to your Active Northumberland, this temporary site allows free access to 100+ workouts during the COVID-19 disruptions. The BORN TO MOVE children's workouts will get everyone from 4 to 16 years moving.
Join The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, every morning for a live PE session - right in your own home!
Super Movers is a campaign from the Premier League and BBC to help get a generation of pupils up and moving while they learn.
Change4Life and Disney have teamed up again to bring you new Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney's The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!
Government advice is that we should only be leaving the house once a day to exercise on our own or with members of our household. Thousands of people need the resources to help them remain active in this new world. We are here to help.
Read Write Inc. Phonics teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step.
Alphablocks -Play along with the fun and friendly letters of the alphabet as they work together to make words and tell stories using phonics.
The next few weeks are going to be a little bit different.So, in the meantime, we've put everything we can think of that might help distract you, entertain you or just cheer you up on this page right here.
We want to ease the burden of parents by ensuring every child out there has a library of books at their fingertips to support their learning and creativity for storytelling. That's why we are excited to share our love of interactive audiobooks and arts & craft resources with you and your little one.
As a response to school closures, we 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.
Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!
Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.
Our free eBook library has been helping children develop their reading skills at home for years. For a limited period, while the UK schools are closed, we are temporarily adding hundreds more eBooks to the library so your child has more to read.
Choose a spelling rule then choose to either practise the spelling or take a test with those words. All words are read aloud (make sure your sound is turned up) and provided within a sentence for context.
Phonics Cards -In response to the current challenging situation, we have taken the decision to offer FREE ACCESS to our Augmented Reality phonics resource until summer 2020 in an effort to support parents, carers and schools in helping their children progress in phonics and reading.Our phonics cards remain available to purchase as usual, however, all images, text and ‘Zap codes’ will, temporarily, be free to view online and also to print at home.
In response to the ongoing situation, we have decided to make PhonicsPlay free to use during this period.Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe. To access our resources all you need to do is log on using the following details. Username: march20Password: home
At timestables.co.uk you can easily practise all of your tables. The arithmetic problems are clear and simple so you can immediately get started on practicing your tables. Select one of the times tables you wish to practise from the list and show what you can do on the speed test, Multiplication Tables Check or printout great worksheets.
Free online maths games for children of all ages - across all areas of maths!
Automatic free access to ALL of SumdogAs a social business it’s our mission to support the ongoing education of children, so we are providing teachers and their pupils: AUTOMATIC free access to all of Sumdog Maths, Spelling & Grammar for the duration of your closure, up until the start of the summer holidays
Excerpt from the Ultimate Times Tables Resource Pack (a premium Maths Hub resource). 5 tests for each year group included (out of 15 possible ones)
Hamilton are providing free packs for English and maths for each year group. They are adding new weekly packs on a rolling basis for as long as needed.
Experts at Ark Curriculum Plus, working across Mathematics Mastery and English Mastery, have designed a selection of resources to use at home. We want to make sure children still get opportunities to talk and learn with someone every day. Resources and guidance can be used to provide daily sessions for learners from Reception to Year 9.
A variety of videos, worksheets and answers for KS2
As many schools around the world have been affected by Coronavirus, we have created a feature packed with activities and games suitable for learners to work on at home without a teacher.
Children's books, at their best, can help children and young people to understand the changing world around them. Over the coming weeks, our team will be working hard with partners, authors and publishers to explore ways of using children's books to fire the imagination of children and young people and build their resilience.
With just one click (and no need for logins), parents/carers can continue to build their child’s computing skills in an enjoyable and accessible way - through popular lessons made into easy activities, fun ‘mini missions’ and interactive online games!
Coding Made Easy. Everything needed to learn computer programming the fun way! Ages 5+
Hour of Code Activities. Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages. Join millions of children in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code.
Daily picture prompts to inspire writing - Use the picture or the sentence and story starters to write an amazing story.
A range of maths games are resources covering a variety of maths topics. Free to use during school closures.
Starting on Monday 27th April - 12 weeks of daily summer term video lessons using the 'Letters and Sounds' programme we use in school delivered by experts.
Throwing for Accuracy
School 360 gives you access to many online games and learning resources. Select 'resources' from your home page. Your teacher may have also added quizzes to 'Frog Play' for you to complete. 'Busy Things' offers activities for all age groups. The login format is first.surname (e.g alice.jones) and the class name and 1 with a capital (E.g Rowan1). You may be prompted to change the password.If you have any problems logging in please email [email protected]
A selection of channels and content from other providers. From art to reading, science to yoga. Lots of interesting content to stir the imagination and mind. Please note that children should be supervised while watching videos online and parents and carers should monitor the content of videos their child is watching.
Why not create a family twitter account and share what you have been doing at home. We would love to see photos of your drawings, writing and models or videos of you reading, singing, dancing and acting! Tag us @bspsoffical, and use the #BSPSAtHome
Remember to stay safe online. Make sure you don't include your names in your username or post
To support you during this period, Twinkl is offering access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge to every parent and carer. Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
The Robin Hood MAT have create a set of Learning Projects for parents to use at home, based on the National Curriculum expectations. The projects are arranged into weeks which may help parents who would like a more structured activities.
Head over to our Facebook page to see a collection of offers we have complied for you.
Teacher's Pet - We have made the following promise to teachers and parents regarding COVID-19 and school closures...Weekly 'Home Learning Resource Packs' - available to download completely FREE of charge for the duration of UK school closures caused by COVID-19.We are committed to doing what we can to help parents during this time of uncertainty and difficulty