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Book of Hopes 

This is 'The Book of Hopes' edited by Katherine Rundell, with contributions from more than 100 children's authors and illustrators. It's written to comfort, inspire and entertain children in lockdown. 

 

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/ 

 

Learning Projects for Children

www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/

Weekly projects from EYFS to Year 6

 

BBC Learning

www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer

 

National Geographic Kids www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Activities and quizzes for younger kids

 

Museums online

www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online

Access 12 of the world’s major museums all online

 

Cbeebies Radio www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities for the younger ones

 

Twinkl www.twinkl.co.uk This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

 

Chatterpack

chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

A website which has very comprehensive list of resources for all ages

 

Cbeebies

www.cbeebies.co.uk

Online videos, games etc for all subject areas for EYFS and KS1

 

Blue Peter Badges

www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

Start working towards a Blue Peter badge!

 

Hungry Little Minds

hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#0

A website for parents with ideas of how to stimulate your child from birth to 5 years

 

Children's University

www.norfolk.gov.uk/out-and-about-in-norfolk/activities-for-children-and-young-people/childrens-university

Follow the links to the challenges page for half term and holiday fun

 Click here to learn how to learn how to post work on SeeSaw.

Video learning

 

Ted Ed https://ed.ted.com/ All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidsshouldseethis.com/

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Maths and English

 

Topmarks

www.topmarks.co.uk

Online games for all subjects

Choose from 3-5 years, 5-7 years or 7-11 years

 

ABCYA

www.abcya.com

Online games for maths and English, mainly for EYFS and KS1

 

Starfall

www.starfall.com/h/index.php?mg=m

Online games for maths, English and other subjects Able to pick activities for EYFS and KS1

 

ICT games

www.ictgames.co.uk

Choose from maths and English games for child’s age group. See home learning games for Years 1,2 and 3+ for suggested games.

 

Maths

 

Prodigy

www.prodigygame.com/pages/parents/

Parents can sign up for a free account for their child

 

TTRockstars

ttrockstars.com/

Children will need their usernames and passwords to access this site

 

Reading

 

Oxford Owl for Home www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

DK Find Out

www.dkfindout.com/uk/

Huge selection of topics to choose from. Read extracts and then complete quiz or activity

 

Science

 

Mystery Science mysteryscience.com Free science lessons

 

Nature Detectives

www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/categorymenu/?cat=activities A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

Computing

 

Blockly blockly.games Learn computer programming skills - fun and free

 

Scratch scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ Creative computer programming

 

Tinkercad

www.tinkercad.com/

Free online app for 3D design, electronics and coding

 

Children's school email

idp.nsix.org.uk/

Children will need their email address and password to log in to the email

 

Geography

 

World Geography Games

world-geography-games.com/

 

Modern Foreign Languages

 

Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com Learn languages for free. Web or app

 

Arts and crafts

 

Red Ted Art www.redtedart.com Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 

Paw Print Badges

www.pawprintbadges.co.uk/

Get creative and earn badges

 

The Imagination Tree

theimaginationtree.com/

Great ideas from a stay at home mum/early years teacher for structuring your day when at home with the kids. Lots of arts and crafts ideas and outdoor learning activities

 

The Artful Parent

artfulparent.com/kids-arts-crafts-activities-500-fun-artful-things-kids/

Ideas for getting crafty at home

 

https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/50-youtube-channels-for-home-learning/

 

 

NASA learning library

https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html

 

Offer to help children with special needs get exercise during lockdown

https://www.broadland.gov.uk/news/article/327/thorpe_tree_plantation_offer_to_help_children_with_special_needs_get_exercise_during_lockdown