Dear Parents and Carers,
Whilst this list is not exhaustive, it may help you a little to have a place to start. I will continue to post links and activities as and when I find them. I hope to write a blog relating to outdoor and indoor activities to do with children (like Forest School).
Reading and Storytelling.
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities
This website contains a list of times and dates that authors will be reading their books online for children to enjoy. It is an American website so the ages are split into Elementary, Middle School and High School. Many of the authors are posting on Facebook and Instagram and we do not encourage children to access these independently. However, this could be a lovely shared activity as research shows that children who listen to stories are more likely to enjoy reading as adults, as well as improved levels of comprehension.
Youtube and CBBC.
Further recorded stories can be found on Youtube and CBBC iPlayer by searching for ‘Cbeebies Bedtime Stories’
Purple Mash allows children to read example texts of several key texts taught in Key Stage 1, including ‘Stories with familiar settings’ and ‘Stories from other cultures’.
Audible are releasing hundreds of audiobooks for free. They are grouped by age group. These can be accessed on devises as well.
Short videos to demonstrate cursive handwriting and games.
Vooks- Storybooks Brought to Life.
You can sign up for 1 free month to get access to virtual story books.
For free access, please use the username: march20 and the password: home
Letters and Sounds
Third Space Learning
Here, you can download a free Home Learning Pack for Key Stage 1. Accounts are free and signing up gives you access to many more resources. Some children may be ready to start learning their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and resources can be accessed here. Please note, the children have been learning to count in 2, 5 and 10s but may need more guidance in writing these formally.
This website contains a variety of Flash games. The children have loved planning ‘Hit the Button’ this year.
White Rose Maths
A normally paid-for website that has removed its paywall to help home learning.
Master the Curriculum
Maths subscription service has made resources free for educators and parents.
Virtual Learning Experiences
Virtual Tours of World Museums
An extensive list of museums, galleries and zoos from around the world that have set up virtual tours and webcams for you to explore- a truly amazing list that will provide many hours of enjoyment. I’m still working my way through them now!
Edinburgh Zoo have set up their own webcams for their most famous exhibitions. These include: koalas, penguins, pandas and tigers.
Explorify for Science
Mindfulness and Keeping Active
We have done a few of these in class and the children love them! Great for a short break activity and suitable for Year 1 and their siblings!
Go Noodle- Youtube
Premier League Stars
From poetry to mini-workout videos featuring stars, present and past.
Subscription service used by schools is offering a free premium service for educators, parents and children to use whilst school is closed. Enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Maths and reading, home learning packages to use during school closure. Free access to child version of this.
For those with access to an App Store, these apps can be beneficial to home education, in moderation.
- Beebot for Computing
- Prodigy Maths
- Teach your Monster to Read
- Smiling Shed (mindfulness)
- Newsround- will need adult supervision to explain and supervise.
Enjoy the sunshine,