In response to the coronavirus outbreak we are aware that many children will be at home for extended periods of time whether or not the school closes. We have updated this page to include a range of websites that families may find useful during this time. We will review and update this page periodically so do check back from time to time.
Young Minds – advice for supporting those dealing with anxiety linked to coronavirus.
Commonsense Media – to help you check any websites / games that children are accessing and their suitability.
Hungry Little Minds – Recommended by the dfe and full of ideas for 0-5s
Teach Your Monster to Read – A fantastic app to help EYFS and early readers
Virtual Museums – Google arts and culture provides links to many museums who have put their collections online.
Go Noodle – sensory breaks and mindfulness videos
Scratch – computer programming
Duolingo – languages
Mystery Science – science lessons and activities which can be carried out at home
CBeebies Radio – listening activities
Red Ted Art – arts and crafts activities
DK Find Out – quizzes
Mathletics is an online maths resource that all our children are encouraged to use from Year 1 to Year 6. Mathletics switches kids on to maths. It’s engaging, supportive and targeted to the various National Curricula of the UK.
A really useful starting point is the BBC Schools website where a lot of information and resources for teachers and parents are held.
In the run up to National Curriculum tests, the BBC Bitesize website provides a huge range of games, activities and quizes from Key Stage 1 right up to GCSE level.
Websites for Literacy/Numeracy
ict games also provides a range of activities and games to help with literacy and numeracy skills. The site does contain adverts.
The Topmarks website contains a dedicated parents section as well as a wealth of ideas and resources for all areas of the curriculum.
Like the Topmarks website, Crickweb contains a large range of resources and activities for all subjects across the curriculum.
Websites for Phonics
Whether you are a parent or teacher, you can use the free resources on the Letters and Sounds website to help support the DfES Letters and Sounds phonics programme. The site contains lots of useful information if you are new to the phonics approach.
Another very useful website for phonics is the Phonics Play site which contains activities and resources for teachers, parents and children.
Further information from the DfE can be found here
Safer Internet Advice
We have also created some cribsheets for parents with advice for using key websites and apps safely:
Whether you are a parent or teacher, you can use these free resources to help support the DfES Letters and Sounds phonics programme.
from – www.letters-and-sounds.com