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General Resources for Home Learning

During these exceptional circumstances, several educational resource providers are offering free resources for those wishing to support the continuation of learning for their children. In addition, there is a wealth of engaging, interactive material on line that will keep little minds interested in learning. Please see below for ideas and links which can be used in addition to the resources provided by individual year groups.

Closer to home, Mrs Johnson has sent us a new story about Ralph and Norman. She was hoping that the children will help her to finish it by drawing some illustrations. Maybe they could send a photo of their illustrations to their teachers (they can forward them to Mrs Johnson). Click on the picture to read.   

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See below for some useful links and ideas:

Online Safety at Home

The Thinkuknow website has a variety resources, for children of all ages. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities that can be done with children to support their online safety during this time when they will spending more time online at home.

Remember that 'Childline' is always there for help, advice and support.

If you have seen something online that worries you or if you are experiencing online bullying, then please speak to an adult you trust. 

Childline can be contacted online (click here or on the picture to go straight to their website) or you can talk to someone by phoning 0800 1111 (Childline telephones are currently manned between 9am and Midnight)   

General 

Twinkl have created some free learning packs for children in each year group. To find these resources, parents should create a free account and use the offer code (see Parentmail dated 17.3.20) to access the resources for Home Learning. Select the relevant Key Stage and then year group. There are packs and resources to download which include links to online activities. The resources do rely on parents having the ability to download documents etc. Click on the picture below.

The Best Ideas for Kids Website has recently updated their list of the 35 best educational apps for kids. The website also includes a wide range of activities and ideas from craft to cooking. 

                      

Early Years

Parents of children in the Early Years could try some of these indoor activities:

Phonics Play have allowed free access to their website so that parents can use a wide range of  interactive phonics games with their children without subscribing. 

If you would like to get active and try a little bit of Yoga at home with your child have a look at the Cosmic Kids Website.

The PEN Network Home Learning resources have been developed for families to play and learn together at home. All the activities that parents and carers do at home with their children are very important in helping them to develop learning skills. Click on the picture to go to their website.

Hungry Little Minds is a government campaign aimed at supporting parents with their children's learning. Take a look on their website here:  

Maths

Play maths learning games at home: 

Counting games for children in the Early Years can be found here:  

Years 1 and 2 can use their own log-in to play Numbots: 

Years 2 to 6 can use their log in to play Times Table Rockstars:  

English - Phonics 

Practice using phonics at home on Phonics Play: 

Phonics Play have allowed free access to their website so that parents can use a wide range of  interactive phonics games with their children without subscribing. 

English - Reading

Oxford Owl have a number of eBooks available for free in their eBook Library. Parents will need to log in or register but the eBooks are free to use.  

Older readers in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 can access Accelerated Reader from home, in order to quiz on their reading book.

The option to quiz is now available between 9am and 5pm each day. Children should log in using their username and password by clicking here: 

 

To check whether a book that you are reading has a quiz, visit the free ARBookfinder website here: 

 

 

'Schools are closed but reading doesn't have to stop!'

Rennaisance Place (the providers of Accelerated Reader) have announced free access to pupils for over 6,000 eBooks through 'myON'. The best news of all for the children in Upper Phase is that they will all have quizzes! Click on the picture below to find a book to read. 

Alternatively, consider signing up for the eLibrary (Libby) from Suffolk Libraries by clicking on the picture. 

English - general

To wet your appetite and keep learning in English moving, try the following pages on the BBC website:

Years 1 and 2:        

Years 3 to 6:         

Speech and Language Support

A free parent portal has been set up to provide advice and tips for parents of children with specific Speech, Language and Communication Needs. The Speech Link Team also have an online help desk for those who require support. 

 

Theme / Topic

The BBC bitesize pages have a wide range of learning resources, covering all topics, for children on their website here.

Woodlands Primary School has a good selection of resources for researching topics and themes here.

Active

If you would like to get active and try a little bit of Yoga at home with your child have a look at the Cosmic Kids Website.

 

Also, the ‘Supermovers’ section of the BBC learning website has lots of fun activities for learning and moving at the same time.   

 

Special Educational Needs

The STARS website contains a range of visual resources designed to aid autistic children and young people's understanding of the Coronavirus. Click on the picture to go straight to the relevant page: 

Home Learning Advice from Suffolk Virtual School

Please take a look at this useful document by clicking on the picture:  

 

 

Remember that the children can always keep reading and please encourage them to write stories, diaries, poems and reports while they are at home.