Websites that can be used to support your child:
This is a government funded online classroom and resource hub. The online classroom will provide free lessons and resources for pupils from reception through to year 6 and beyond. As part of a collective response to the crisis, 40 teachers will be producing over 180 free online lessons each week, which will cover a range of subjects from English and maths to arts and languages. These can be dipped into as much or as little as you like and can be used to supplement what we are already making available on line ourselves.
Explorify are posting weekly science activities that can be completed at home. The first activities are plants and properties of materials. There are also questions and photographs on twitter (@ExplorifySchool) that will spark children’s curiosity and thinking skills.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation have launched a new, free Digital Making at Home initiative to support parents and young people with coding at home. You don’t need any coding experience to join in, and all of their resources and activities are free forever.
Every Monday, they release new themed code-along videos about projects designed for all levels of ability. They also provide support tutorials for parents who are interested in learning more about coding tools like Scratch and Python, and over 200 projects with step-by-step instructions that are accessible online at any time — all for free.
Sign up now to start receiving free activities suitable to your child’s age and ability straight to your inbox.
Online interactive activities to support the learning of phonics.
To support parents in their child’s home learning, this popular teaching website has made all of its content free to access for parents. The web page has a full range of teaching and learning resources that can be downloaded and used. These are arranged by key stage and subject.
To take advantage of this FREE offer, visit the web page below, sign-up and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Alternatively, there are year group packs, again FREE from the link below.
Helps to support early phonic skills and reading.
Songs to help consolidate phonic knowledge.
30 minute workout daily starting 9.00am, 23 March aimed at primary school children.
Children’s books are now free to listen to for our children.
Let’s go live with Maddie and Greg
On YouTube each day at 11am. Each week there is a theme and lots of chat and learning about science and nature.
Lots of ideas for carrying out fun science investigations at home, with a daily science challenge.
A maths challenge every day – a bit different and open ended but they do answers too.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Virtual School
Please see the attached document for guidance from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Virtual School on ways which you as a parent or carer can help or support your child in their learning, if for any reason they have to stay at home for a period of time.
Here are some additional ideas for non screen based learning: