EVEN MORE IDEAS!
LitFest Young Writer Competition 2020 – Now Open!
The LitFest & Black Pear Press Young Writer Competition 2020 is open until 30 June. It is free to enter for children between the ages of 4 and 12 (age-bracketed), and is a chance to win some great prizes and have fun at the same time. The word limit is 300 words, so it’s not going to be a huge bit of writing. If you have an entry you want us to check, we might even be able to give you some tips if you email the working draft to school…
BorrowBox (If you want to use this, you will need a Worcestershire Library Card)
Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks free from your local library using BorrowBox.
You can download these to any smart device to read or listen to – perfect for a bedtime story if the grown-ups are busy!
For as long as schools are closed students can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening – we’d recommend the fairy tales selection in particular!
Digital Magazines. (You will need a Worcestershire Library Card)
Dozens of popular titles including New Scientist and National Geographic – obviously a bit advanced for the children on their own, but could be great to read together with a grown-up.
BookTrust has a ‘Home Time Hub’ full of lots of ideas and activities to keep you occupied including Cressida Cowell reading her book ‘How to Train you Dragon and a letter from Michael Morpurgo.
Uploads a story to listen to even day at 11am from his World’s Worst Children series,
Live Q and A every Wednesday at 09:30.
Maths with Carol Vorderman
Fun dance tutorials to well-known songs from the queen of Strictly!
Music with Mylene Klass
Twinkl Home Learning Hub
Twinkl are now updating this every day with links to other sites and resources (including BBC Bitesize, Joe Wicks, The Sealife Centre etc) and are offering combined lessons with downloadable resources to work through so you aren't just relying on individual worksheets or websites - well worth a look
Third Space Maths Hub
A great site for different ideas and ways of exploring maths beyond simple methods of calculation - you'll need to create an account but there is a whole range of different resources on there which can support your learning or ask children to look at things in a different way.
Useful websites to support home learning!
Starting from 20 April, the BBC is introducing a lot of new content to help your children at home, including resources, TV lessons, games and support. If you visit the BBC Bitesize website you can have an explore. The lessons will be on the “red button”on TV – watch out for some famous names delivering the teaching…
The Government has also launched an online school, Oak Academy, which is packed with different lessons for all key stages.
In addition, we would recommend the following sites for help and ideas:
Prodigy Maths – Free App www.prodigygame.com/
Master the curriculum – currently free for educators and parents – www.masterthecurriculum.co.uk/
Primary Stars http://primarystarseducation.co.uk/
Cbeebies – Numberblocks www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
Vocabulary Ninja - https://www.vocabularyninja.co.uk/
Teach your monster to read - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/accounts/sign_up (currently free)
World book day https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/primary/
Project Gutenburg http://www.gutenberg.org/
International Children’s Digital Library http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
Scholastic - https://www.scholastic.com/parents/kids-activities-and-printables.html
The Reading Realm - https://thereadingrealm.co.uk
Into the Book – www.reading.ecb.org
Audio stories for children
Story Nory https://www.storynory.com/
Cbeebies bedtime stories https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories
Storyline online – www.storylineonline.net – stories read by film stars
Vooks – Storybooks brought to life www.vooks.com
Mindfulness and Keeping Active
The PE Shed – www.thepeshed.com
Go Noodle https://www.gonoodle.com/
Smiling Mind https://app.smilingmind.com.au/
Cosmic Yoga – You Tube www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
BBC Supermovers – www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Premier League Stars – www.plprimarystars.com
Newsround – www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
Practice our French colours (and learn how to use "il a" for "he has", and "yeux" for "eyes") by learning the 'Arc en Ciel' song!
Songs are a great way of picking up vocabulary and correct pronunciation, and there are many more irritating songs out there!
How is a rainbow actually formed? There is a very detailed explanation here:
but more kiddy-friendly ones are available. Try creating your own by shining a light through a cylindrical glass of water onto a sheet of white paper behind it. What do you see? Can you draw a labelled diagram explaining what you did, what you could see, and why?
Apps (free with no log-in required)
- 10 minutes a day times tables
- Maths champions lite for kids
- Times table quiz
- Maths Loops Lite: times tables
- Monster Maths
- Woodland trust - identify different plants and trees on your walks