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.

General resources 

Purple Mash

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)


 

Now Press Play

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

 

 Creative Arts Therapy (CAT)

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

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

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 

Coronavirus Information book for children

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?

 

Returning to school

These stories may help, as children start to return to school:
The Little Elf and the Flowers of Hope and Bravery
The Little Elf  who missed his birthday party
Returning to School Social Story

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:

Newsround
Mencap easy read information sheet about coronavirus
Carol Gray social story about coronavirus
Covibook from Mndheart - with ways of discussing emotions about Covid-19


British Red Cross Kindness Calendar

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):

Coronavirus: A book for children 

Or read it here:

Coronavirus Information book

 

 



Useful Resources

Here are some useful resources to talk about worries and concerns:

Dealing with Negative Emotions
Where Emotions are Felt
Early Warning Signs
Helpful and Unhelpful Worries
Managing Stress and Worries

 

 

 

 

 




Newsround

Newsround is a great way of finding out about what is happening in the world, in a child-friendly and accessible way.

Maths 

London Maths Week

Don't miss the Maths Week London contest from Sumdog!  This is your chance to compete against other classes across London!  Last year over 3 000 000 maths questions were answered over the week by 11 884 children across the capital.  The contest is completely free to enter.
Click below to register and explore the site further!

 

Times Tables Rockstars

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:

Numberjacks

 

Maths on Toast

Maths On Toast is just one of the websites offering free resources for all the family during London Maths Week:



Mangahigh

Mangahigh is another website with lots of great games and competitions - compete alone or against your friends to climb the medal board and see who ends up the Maths Ninja!  Every child has a school log in they can use to access. 

 

Number Blocks

English 

Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Mr Thorne does Phonics is a great YouTube channel to practise all phonics with your children:


Audible

Audible are sharing children's stories for free while schools are closed.  Choose from a wide selection for all ages.

Oliver Jeffers - a book a day

Oliver Jeffers is reading a book a day live, then talking about some of the things that went into making it.  

Alphablocks

Some English activities for some of the younger children are here:      



Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl have a whole selection of free ebooks (with audio as well) for ages 3-11.  You need to make a free log in, then will have access to over 100 ebooks.

Into Film

Lots of free online activities around film that can be completed at home.


Science 

Science Sparks

Science Sparks has lots of ideas for fun science investigations (for all ages) which can be done at home.

 

BP Educational Service

You need to create a free log in then you can browse all the free resources  which BPES have.


 

Join the Pod

Lots of useful information, activities, movies and games to help you learn all about energy, biodiversity, climate science and much more. There is no need to log in.

 

Wonderopolis

Open up a world of wonders for all our inquisitive children! 

 

WWF

The WWF have a whole host of activities to do at home, and have lots of live learning experiences on their YouTube channel too.

 

RSPB

The RSPB has lots of online activities, competitions and games for children.

Joined Up Science

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!

Computing 

Scratch 

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

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

Code Club also has lots of free resources for ideas for making games using Scratch. 

 

                 



 

Hour of Code

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.
 

Online Safety 

There are lots of helpful websites with resources to help you keep your children safe online.  

Thinkuknow

Lots of  resources to help your child get the most out of the  internet and keep them safe online, including a parents helpsheet, home activity worksheets, and lots of other resources too.

 

Be Internet Legends

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.

LGfL Digisafe

LGfL Digisafe have produced some top tips for staying safe during the school closures.

LGfL have also produced some daily tasks, which we'll add here:
Task 1
Task 2
Task 3
Task 4
Task 5
Task 6
Task 7
Task 8
Task 9
Task 10

PE 

Cosmic Kids yoga 

Try some yoga and mindfulness with Cosmic Yoga for kids.

Joe Wicks PE lessons

Have a go at a daily PE lesson at 9am every weekday with Joe Wicks - or catch up later in the day if you prefer!

DT 

Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Inventions

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 

Here are some good websites for finding out information about different topics that you may be studying - or just interested in!

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!

World virtual school trips

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!

Virtual tours of museums 

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?!?

Edinburgh Zoo

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!

Virtual tours of key monuments 

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

Lonely Planet have also put together a whole lot of different virtual tours from galleries, to national parks, to digital safaris...

 

National Gallery Virtual Tour

Explore the rooms and paintings of the National Gallery online and take your time to browse the different paintings.