As you are aware, many children will be learning from home at this time. On our website there are a range of resources to support your child during school closure as outlined and explained below. However, it is important to bear in mind other ways children learn and the importance of interacting with family. With this in mind, we believe that the most important thing for children is to feel safe and well. If there is one thing which we feel is integral to your child’s education is to read, read and read more! If you have any questions about any of the resources, teachers will be available between the hours of 8:30 – 16:30 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Teachers will signpost you to the resources above in more detail. We really encourage any baking, arts and crafts, playing games, roleplay, building dens and getting out in to the garden (if appropriate). Here is a suggested timetable for you to follow if you so wish. This is by no means compulsory and is only a guide. Even though it says Year 1, it can be used across all Primary School aged year groups (R-Y6).
If art and drawing are more your child’s thing, there are various drawing classes being hosted on Facebook and YouTube throughout the week. Steve Harpster from Harptoons Publishing is hosting classes via his Facebook page and YouTube channel at 2pm EST/6pm GMT every day, aimed at teaching families how to draw cartoons. Monday’s episode focused on drawing different types of monsters. Grumpycorn author Sarah McIntyre is similarly posting drawing classes to her YouTube channel with the hashtag #DrawingwithSara.
Primary Engineer and Ford of Britain have partnered with other engineering brands to launch two free online challenges designed to inspire the next generation of young engineers. The first is called the Leaders Award and asks children to submit ideas along the idea of: “If you were an engineer, what would you do?” The programme gives children of all ages the opportunity to interview engineers from NASA, Facebook, Ford and more about their careers before coming up with engineering solutions to everyday problems. The second challenge is called Statwars and is aimed at primary and secondary school ages to learn about climate change by developing mathematics, numeracy and data literacy skills. Children can enjoy the programmes at home with help from their parents and each has a hub of downloadable packages including videos direct from engineers.
A fun project to get into for all the lego lovers out there!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize – Some really comprehensive and detailed resources published by the government to support everyone with home learning. The first lessons are published on Monday 20th April. A fantastic, free place to start.
https://offschool.org.uk/ – Off School is free for all families. Throughout the school closure period local teachers and authors will be creating short films of fun learning activities for families at home to keep children excited and enthusiastic to learn! Off School also helps parents and carers navigate their way through the maze of activities that are available. There is also a competition zone.
https://schoolsportal.derby.gov.uk/professionaladvocacyforchildrenineducationpace/dailybulletins/ – Phonics lessons aimed at KS1 from the Derby City English Hub.
https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets – Talk for Writing home booklets. This is what many teachers use to plan our writing when the children are in school.
https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/create-a-national-book-token-for-your-class?utm_source=nbt&utm_medium=email&utm_content=create&utm_campaign=schools-campaign-2020 – Create your own books token to be in with a shout of winning various prizes!
www.kooth.com – Some emotional and well being support for for transition and Year sixes in particular.
https://derbyshiremusichub.org.uk/get-involved/music-at-home/music-at-home.aspx – Some fantastic music resources form the Derbyshire Music Hub for all ages.
https://amazon.firetechcamp.com/python/ – Some online coding resources for the children to work through as part of the Future Engineer Programme.
https://schoolsportal.derby.gov.uk/professionaladvocacyforchildrenineducationpace/dailybulletins/ – Some colouring templates to show our support for a range of key workers.
https://offschool.org.uk/ – A mixture of online resources and tutorials linked to many different topics. There are various competitions to get the children involved in too.
https://library.crestawards.org/ – Some great child friendly engineering ideas and projects for everyone to engage with.
https://bettyforschools.co.uk/?utm_campaign=betty%20education%20-%20we%27re%20back%20v%202%20%28Y4gGLK%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=bettyeducation_master_April.16.2020&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJqcGxhbnRAbGZhZG0ub3JnLnVrIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiTFhnUU1MIn0%3D – Resources to support our Y6 children only in preparing for their body changing and topics surrounding secondary schools.
https://www.englishmastery.org/our-response-to-coronavirus-covid-19/ – English resources and worksheets for a variety of ages.
https://coronavirusandschools.org.uk/resources/ – A range document of planning all about the South Pole, Space and the Earth.. There are some fantastic creative activities for the children to explore. There are three different booklets designed for different ages.
https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources – A range of brilliant resources that many staff have used within, which are now free. There are videos (with questions linked to them) and also activity and comprehension packs.
https://www.chatsworth.org/your-visit/learning/learning-resources/ – Home learning activities linked to some great historical around Derbyshire and beyond.
https://education.rspca.org.uk/home-resources – Resources all centered around animals: how to care of them, their habitats and so much more.
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/ – Free online virtual tours from the best attractions around the Uk from art galleries to zoos.
https://www.intofilm.org/news-and-views/articles/activities-for-young-people-to-do-at-home – All based around film, film making and storyboards with a range of quizzes too!
At 11.30 every day this week, Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse is live-streaming dance classes suitable for all age groups on her YouTube channel and via her Instagram page. Along with her dance partner, and husband, Marius Lepure, the pair will be teaching steps from famous dances as well as choreographing new routines. Monday’s lesson was themed around the idea of washing your hands and can be watched again on YouTube.
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ – A website aimed at children in Early Year and KS1 to support with phonics. A great resource that we also use at school.
https://www.ealhub.co.uk/home-learning-area/ – A range of resources of English isn’t your first language. Also a great resource to learn about other cultures too.
https://www.readwithphonics.com/ – A great phonics website with a variety of games to play.
http://www.darrellwakelam.co.uk/ – Some amazing art and craft ideas for all ages.
https://pages.sumdog.com/ – A range of mathematical games and online resources.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i3of2cg88u4r8z6/Zentangle%20Art%20Projects.pdf?dl=0 – A link to some amazing art patterns to draw and create for all ages.
https://code.org/break – A coding website for beginners with a range of games on their for children to explore.
https://www.fender.com/play – If you’re lucky enough to own guitar, here are some beginner lessons for you to have a go at.
https://education.minecraft.net/class-resources/lessons/ – Some free resources linked to the popular game of Minecraft.
https://blog.kidadl.com/articles/cool-ks1-science-investigations-to-do-at-home – 7 cool science investigations to do with KS1 children with KS2 sibling to support!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks – Four series of brilliant mathematical programmes for KS1 children on the BBC Iplayer. They are created by the mathematical orgainsation NCETM which provide professional development for teachers of mathematics across the UK.
https://app.senecalearning.com/sign-up – A thorough humanities (history and geography) resource where there is a range of online content to read and some booklet to complete. You can access this without having to sing up as well. A great one if you would like a change from English and Mathematics.
You may have seen these in windows across your local area or you may have your own! Here is a creative way to ‘grow your own rainbow’.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebBoP-rW_UE&app=desktop – These are links to a range of drawing tutorials to get you started. If you look at the right hand side of your screen when loaded there are plenty more options to choose from as well.
https://www.lbq.org/TryLbQ – A free trial for 60 days with access to a range of maths, reading and science questions. Aimed at KS2 children predominately.
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ – These are fantastic live lessons (but can be accessed at any time if the time doesn’t suit) linked to range of different mathematical concepts. He is aiming to a live lesson a day for KS1 and KS2.
https://www.researchify.co.uk/ – A great website where you can complete arithmetic papers (Y5/6), listen to auido books, search for writing prompts and learn about different periods of history. It is a very child friendly search engine.
https://t.co/5tJn4pC3Jt?amp=1 – From the company ‘authorfy’ whereby they are setting a creative writing challenge each day. Here is the video to introduce the activities. Check their website or Twitter feed daily if you so wish.
https://www.duolingo.com/ – This a great website for beginning to learn another language!
http://www.british-sign.co.uk/learn-online-british-sign-language-course/ – This is a great life skill to have!
https://www.youtube.com/user/julesdaulby – Live Spelling lessons for all ages. Dyslexia and Special Educational Needs (SEN) friendly.
https://www.roalddahl.com/home/teachers – Lots of resources on the Roald Dahl website for all ages, interest and children’s needs.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiai-MqUoEe-lQ2FbApQChw/playlists – Live lesson for all primary aged children where you can pause the video to complete the task. There will be new videos uploaded daily.
youtube.com/channel/UCo7fb – Live speed lessons from our school phonics trainer RWI (Read Write Inc). This is what the children complete everyday for their phonics lesson (or something very similar).
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen– A range of audible stories to listen to .
https://www.youtube.com/c/thetrainingspace – A live lesson everyday from a fabulous author (Jane Considine). This will primarily involve a video with some sentence learning and writing linked to it.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ – Mathematics resources with videos and updating periodically.
https://www.numberstacks.co.uk/free-trial/ 14 day free trial for Mathematics resources across all year groups.
https://www.numberstacks.co.uk/diy-resource-kit/ Versatile Mathematics kit to be used in all areas of maths e.g. counters and place value.
https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/– Investigative mathematics resources across most mathematical topics. They are mainly worksheets.
https://en-gb.padlet.com/grahamandre07/covid19resources A range of resources to use at home across many different subjects, this will signpost you to them.
https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning A range of resources across different subjects, this may also help older siblings in Secondary school
https://padlet.com/seanjones1/q7yfgbq970v2 A range of resources to use at home across many different subjects, this will signpost you to them.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ A range of e-books to be read online for ages 3-11.
Read Theory – An online comprehension resource tailored to your child’s reading level, mainly to be used at KS2. Teachers will have a log on for your child if they are in Year 5 or 6. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9o4q5GmUAhbyKvOb11uPtw – a tutorial to set up own account if desired.
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ – Similar to Twinkl a range of worksheets and PowerPoints to help with primarily English and Maths.
Joe Wicks PE work outs daily – We really encourage your child to do at least one of these a day to stay active during this time. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=joe+wicks+home+work+out+for+children&view=detail&mid=CED173429F56E1D8F1FACED173429F56E1D8F1FA&FORM=VIRE
https://schools.firstnews.co.uk/remote-learning-resources/ – This is a child’s version of a newspaper.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Particularly important for KS1 children to keep up to date with phonics. Please follow instructions on website.
http://www.pobble365.com/ – Creative website with amazing pictures to inspire creative writing. Help and prompts on the website too.
https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb – Spelling app and website to support children spelling, can be played with friends and be competitive.
https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb – Maths app and website to support children spelling, can be played with friends and be competitive.
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html – A website full of videos and ideas for creative writing opportunities.
https://t.co/bXYQAclhWR?amp=1 – TTR – set home learning activities for your children.
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reading-activity-sheet-12268143 – Reading activity sheet with a range of ways to support your child reading.
https://www.mracdpresent.com/plans-pricing – Free one month subscription for high quality English, history/geography, maths, science and music resources.
https://myminimaths.co.uk/ – A range of small, basic skills activities links to mathematics.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/51cn4l4zzms00n5/AADg9qI8pivUj9dApqo62zVra?dl=0 – UKS2 resources for most subjects.
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/what-went-wrong-11877091 – Reasoning maths ideas.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – A range of English and Maths interactive games
https://www.cosmickids.com/ – A range of yoga videos.