Twinkl is an educational resource website that will be a great bank of materials for you to call on. They have made it free for the next month so set up your account now.
Your offer code is: UKTWINKLHELPS
Once you have signed up you will be signposted to “school closure help.” Now you will see 3 options: parents, school closure packs and interactive resources. All are useful but first go to school closure and click on your child’s key stage. Browse through these but also notice at the top of the page there is a search bar and if you put in “visual timetable” you will get really fun cards that can be cut out and stuck up on the fridge as a way of breaking up the day. Or make your own!
Support with reading
Set up an account with Oxford Owl, where you will then see the option Oxford Owl for home. Then go to free ebooks for ages 3-11 where you will be able to scroll down and select levels and book band. There is also an option to look at different genres. These are fantastic resources – the children love them and they have little activities after you read each book.
The site also has lovely Maths activities, storytelling videos, and age-specific tasks for reading, writing and Maths. You don’t need to print endless sheets – you could copy the ideas and record in the Learning Journal.
Another website that has made itself free for this period is Phonics play
User name: march20
For Year 2 additional books visit https://www.getepic.com/students and use the class code JUL3154. Books are even categorised into Accelerated Reader levels.
Sign up and get active! The children LOVE this website and it’s a great way of getting indoor exercise.
News videos and weekly assemblies for children aged 5-11.
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A virtual half marathon challenge for children at home/school.
The idea is they run a mile at a time to reach the 13.1 mile target over the time they decide.
The cost is £12 per child and for this they get a medal, wristband for when they reach 6 miles and also a colouring sheet and a table to record their progress.
Some more resources that can be found online include
- Curiosity Stream
- Beast Academy (Math)
- Khan Academy
- Creative Bug
- Discovery Education
Some resources to help with kids at home that have been shared with us:
*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.
*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.
*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!
*List of thinking games by grade:
**More awesome free learning websites that we like to use**