Useful Curriculum Links
Please find below lots of useful links for home learning. Please click on the title or the images to be redirected to each website. If you need any usernames, please ask your class teacher.
Purple Mash has a great range of resources for all subject areas, including spelling, reading, maths games, science and much more! You need your LGfL log in and password to access (the one ending in .208)
As a school, we often use Now Press Play in our classes to explore different subjects. They have offered up their resources for use at home during this time. The password to access the experiences is: nowpressplay
Find a list of experiences here: Now Press Play at home
CAT Corner is a website that is full of creative activities that parents/carers can use at home with their children. It is beautiful and full of lovely and really practical playful ideas.
BBC Bitesize has lots of resources about all subject areas in the National Curriculum, including games and activities. Have a look at our curriculum pages to see what your child's topics are.
They are also having daily Bitesize lessons via the Red Button from Term 5 onwards
London CLC have put up lots of useful resources and websites to keep you busy at home during the school closures, as well as some ideas for free apps and tools.
PSHE, including resources to help talk about the coronavirus
Axel Scheffler (the illustrator for The Gruffalo books) has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
There is loads of information across the internet about how to talk to or support children and young people who might have questions or worries about coronavirus. You can find some helpful websites here:
Now more than ever, we need to be looking after each other. The British Red Cross have produced a calendar for us all to record our acts of kindness.
It can read online or downloaded here: (scroll down to the bottom of the page):
Or read it here:
Here are some useful resources to talk about worries and concerns:
Newsround is a great way of finding out about what is happening in the world, in a child-friendly and accessible way.
TT Rockstars is great times table practice! Every child has been given a log in to access all the different competitions and games - Rock on!
And here are some links for some of our younger children to explore number and maths with:
Mr Thorne does Phonics is a great YouTube channel to practise all phonics with your children:
Audible are sharing children's stories for free while schools are closed. Choose from a wide selection for all ages.
Oliver Jeffers is reading a book a day live, then talking about some of the things that went into making it.
Some English activities for some of the younger children are here:
Lots of free online activities around film that can be completed at home.
Science Sparks has lots of ideas for fun science investigations (for all ages) which can be done at home.
You need to create a free log in then you can browse all the free resources which BPES have.
The WWF have a whole host of activities to do at home, and have lots of live learning experiences on their YouTube channel too.
The RSPB has lots of online activities, competitions and games for children.
Joined Up Science were meant to be visiting us during Science Week this year - instead, they have put some ideas together about Science at home. Click on the Simple Starters link in particular for some fun ideas!
Scratch is a great way to learn to code while making fun games and activities - the website has lots of help sheets and challenges. You just need to create your own, free log in.
London CLC are sending out daily Scratch challenges - look for this #dailyScratchchallenge on Twitter to have a go at them!
Barefoot Computing has lots of ideas for how to learn about computational thinking - with or without a computer! They have put together lots of enjoyable activities, designed by teaching professionals for families to do at home with their children.
Code Club also has lots of free resources for ideas for making games using Scratch.
Code.org provide lots of resources to learn about computer science at home, including a live, weekly interactive classroom with a weekly challenge to engage students of all abilities, even those without computers.
There are lots of helpful websites with resources to help you keep your children safe online.
This website helps children be safe and confident explorers of the online world, with family activities to do at home, and the Interland online game, in which you practise the skills needed t stay safe online.
Can you reinvent an everyday object, making it better than before? Come up with a Cracking Idea that helps get boring jobs done quicker and better, draw it and explain how it works. A competition open for 4-11 year olds.
Big Ideas - The Great Exhibition at Home
In the spirit of Prince Albert’s original Great Exhibition, which showcased the most exciting Victorian technology and inventions from 1851, students across the country will take part in engineering challenges and create their own Great Exhibitions at home!
Online encylopedias and search engines
Virtual trips and learning experiences!
We may not be able to go and see places for real at the moment, but it doesn't stop us being able to explore the world virtually! Try out some of these online tours of famous places, museums and more!
Where would you like to see in the world? Choose from the seven wonders of the World, historical monuments, zoos, aquariums and more - all from home, due to the power of technology. Happy exploring!
Through Google Arts and Culture, go on virtual tours of different museums around the world and explore their collections. Zoom in on paintings to really explore them in detail. Can you discover a new favourite painting?!?
Check out the different animals at Edinburgh Zoo though the different webcams. See what the pandas, penguins, tigers, koalas and rockhopper penguins are up to!
As well as exploring museums, Google Arts and Culture can take you on tours of famous places around the world, including iconic monuments and key sporting locations. You can even get views from the top of places such as the Eiffel Tower - if you have a head for heights!
Lonely Planet have also put together a whole lot of different virtual tours from galleries, to national parks, to digital safaris...
Explore the rooms and paintings of the National Gallery online and take your time to browse the different paintings.