Educating Home – some helpful resources picked by our staff

We’ve selected a few resources that we think you may find helpful. Have a browse!

 

General

Find free maths and English learning games and activities.  No account required.  Click here. 

Premier League Super Stars Home learning activities. Free.  Click here.

Games for Key Stage 1 English and Maths.  Click here.

Twinkl home learning hub.  Click here

How to Utilise Twinkl during the Coronavirus Shutdown: A Guide for Parents  Click here

Twinkl Kids videos Click here

Twinkl Parents videos Click here

Twinkl visual timetable -suitable for adapting to Home Learning. Free. Click here.

**NEW** Education City 24 hour free trial.  Also has some free resources. Click here. 

Reading

Listen to audio books online for free. No account required. Click here.

Read an e-book from the Oxford Owl library.  Sign up to create a free parent account and gain access to over 100 free e-Books. Click here.

Play a game on PhonicsPlay. Sign in for free: Username: march20 Password: homeClick here.

RWI: Daily Phonics Lessons on YouTube. Click here.

Scholastic e-books to listen to and to read along with.  Comprehension activities. Free. Click here.

Teach Your Monster To Read. Fun phonics games.  Website free to play.  App is also free at the moment for Home Learning.  Click here.

Get FREE Biff, Chip & Kipper Kindle books! Download the Kindle app for your phone or tablet. Click here.  Next, download the books for free. Click here.

*NEW* Go to Collins Connect and click on the Teacher portal and enter: 

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!  and click Login. 

Writing

BBC Bitesize English for KS2. Free.  Click here.

The Literacy Shed videos to provide a stimulus for writing.  Click here.

Create your own Storybook. Free to create and share but a fee applies to print the finished book. Click here. 

BBC Bitesize – grammar, punctuation and spelling activities. Click here.

Spelling Shed – games for spelling practise.  KS2 children will already have log ins. Click here.

Maths

Year 1 and 2 Daily Dollop of Maths YouTube videos created for Home Learning. Free.  Click here.

Prodigy – engaging maths game for Year 1 to 6. “Like Pokemon with maths!”  Free to create an account and play but some in app purchases/ upgrades promoted. Click here.

 

Oxford Owl Maths Games, activities and videos. Sign up to create a free parent account.  Click here.

Carol Vorderman’s Maths Factor is now FREE! Create an account and unlock a daily maths session for your child.  For ages 4-12. Click here. 

PE

Curriculum linked movement videos to dance and sing along to, Free. Click here.

Go Noodle.  Get moving to fun movement videos on YouTube. Click here.

Premier League Stars.

Videos and activities to help support Maths, Literacy, PE and PSHE. Click here.  

PE with Joe.  Free PE lessons with Joe Wicks “The Body Coach”. Click here.

Cosmic Kids Yoga. Free. Click here.

Andy’s Wild Workouts. Free. Click here.

Relaxing

Poetry and stories to listen to. Free.  Click here.

Moshi Twilight: stories, music, meditation and sleep sounds.  This is not free but has a free 7 day trial.  Click here.

The Storytime Family – thought provoking stories read aloud. Free. Click here.

Computing Skills

Dance Mat Typing – a fun way to learn touch typing. Free. Click here.

Program your own virtual Beebot!  Free. Click here.

BBC Bitesize computing teaching materials and activities. Free.  Click here

ScratchJR – programming language for children to create interactive stories and games. Free.  Click here.

Scratch – program your own interactive stories, games and animations for 8-16 year olds. Free. Click here.

Support and Advice 

Tips and ideas from top parenting and educational experts. Click here.

Parenting advice including downloadable reward charts. Free. Click here

Care for the Family – a charity providing parenting, relationship and bereavement support. Click here.

Wellbeing

Three Good Things – a happiness journal. Free from app store.  Click here

ELSA support. Calming colouring, self –regulation activities and support materials.  Social stories to support and explain Coronavirus, social distancing and school closures for children. Click here

Childline Calm Zone.  Relaxation exercises, videos and activities to help calm anxieties, lift your mood and distract from stressful situations. Click here.

Heartsmart YouTube Channel.  Boris the Robot video and meditation videos Click here.

*NEW* Heartsmart – The story of Boris the Robot. Free. Click here.

*NEW* Heartsmart at Home. Click here.

Worship

Why not enjoy a St Mark’s Home Worship together.  Click here. 

Saddleback kids – animated bible series for children. Free. Click here.

Hillsong Kids – Worship songs with actions. Click here.

Hillsong Kids Jr Click here.

Dance-a-long Worship with CJ and friends. Click here.

Bethel Kids Worship songs Click here

Fun, silly worship songs Click here.

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