We have prepared a list of curriculum-based activities that allow your children to practise their skills if they cannot attend school, but would be well enough to complete school work at home. These activities can be used as a guide, and there is no formal requirement to complete any of them.
As well as being designed to maintain your children's skills, they are also designed to be completed with family support, and as a way to do something constructive together during this difficult time.
Not being in school is far from ideal when considering your child's learning, however, these tasks will help prevent skills from slipping or for learning already achieved to be lost.
Above all else, we will insist that all absent children READ, are read to or discuss reading. Reading is the single most powerful tool our children will have to further their learning. Keeping these skills going will help when we do return to normality.
At the end of the list are some useful website links to help supplement your child's learning.
Things your child can do when they are self-isolating or if school is closed in the short-term…
Useful website links
The Oak National Academy: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/
Specially developed by teachers during the Coronovirus lockdown, there are daily video lessons in most subjects for all year groups.
White Rose Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Online video lessons in several areas of maths for ALL year groups.
BBC Bitesize: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
More video lessons in most subjects for ALL year groups.
The Literacy Shed: https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html
A FANTASTIC website full of inspiration for writing in all year groups. We use this website a lot in our normal writing lessons.
PE with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl
Really fun PE workouts with Joe Wicks: Live every weekday at 9!
Espresso: https://online.espresso.co.uk/ (see separate email for log in details).
Espresso has a range of whole-curriculum activities for everyone. Lots of activities, coding, clips and daily news, too.
NumberGym: www.numbergym.co.uk (See separate email for log in details).
Dozens of maths exploring activities and games for all key stages.
Times-Tables Rockstars: www.ttrockstars.com (Your child has an individual login)
Times-tables challenges and great practice.
Twinkl: www.twinkl.co.uk/offer (Enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS)
A useful website full of curriculum-related activities. Usually this is a subscription-based website, but they are offering free access via this link for parents and teachers in the event of school closures for one month.
Math games: www.transum.org/Software/Fun_Maths/Holiday.asp
Lots of fun maths games and activities.
Sudoku For Kids: www.dailysudoku.co.uk/sudoku/kids/
Teach your child how to do Sudoku and challenge them! Puzzles range from very, very easy to quite hard.
Old SATs papers (Years 2 and 6): www.satspapers.org.uk
ALL the past SATs papers to download, including guidance and mark schemes.
A FANTASTIC website full of intriguing and sometimes challenging maths problems, puzzles and questions. Great for the whole family to discuss!
English Club: www.englishclub.com/esl-games/grammar/
A selection of grammar games involving word classes.
BBC Supermovers: www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Video clips from the BBC designed to get kids active and moving!
Language Nut: www.languagenut.com
KS2 language website that all children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 have logins for.
Search the App Store or Play Store for:
Squeebles: Apps to practise spelling, grammar and times-tables.
Hairy Letters: A fun app for younger children to practise letter formation and phonics.
Both the App Store and Play Store have a wealth of suitable apps for you to download and practise in many areas of the curriculum.
Below are some spelling documents that will support your child's writing available to download.