We ask all parents/carers to agree to the following guidelines on behalf of their children:
While the need to stay home is so great, we are not able to offer the children the opportunity to change their home reading books. However, reading regularly and enjoying it is still very important. Please see below for websites that provide free ebooks. Keep reading!
You can eborrow books and register for membership online too - it's free! Click here.
Oxford owl ebooks - click here.
Get epic ebooks - click here.
Additional Resources to use at home
Reading Comprehension Activities
English Based worksheets
Maths worksheets (Grade 4 = Year 5)
Daily Reading Aloud (David Walliams reading his books!)
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishB15.htm the website in general has a lot of resources but this page has a variety of sentence work resources.
https://themumeducates.com/ this has daily worksheets for each year group.
Chelsea Football Club:
Chelsea Football club have created their own PDF resource packs for the school to share with. It can download these from their website here bit.ly/2vPeYmw.
Authors Reading Aloud:
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service:
General home learning websites and resources
Please find below a list of some of the websites offering free or trial periods of their resources. They have been broken down into different subjects, but often websites do in fact cover the whole curriculum. None of these websites require payment to access, so some of the obvious platforms haven't been included. Some do require you to log in or create a free account to access.
https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/ lots of activities for you to door indoors!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/primary-live-lessons/zmc9jhv - BBC Teach Live Lessons for primary schools - BBC Teach
https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ - interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects. Also holds links to games etc that are hosted by other sites.
http://www.pobble365.com/ - a new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ - a huge range of different subjects and focuses, arguably the best host of any resource you could need. Have offered a free account in the result of school closures.
https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/ - lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups.
https://tpet.co.uk/ - free online resource packs.
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html – free online home workbooks
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group.
https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ - free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper.
https://lindsaylittleson.co.uk/home/resources/ - free resources linked to the books of Lindsay Littleson including The Titanic Detective Agency and Guardians of the Wild Unicorns.
http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ - vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world.
https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf - downloadable reading activity pack.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - free online books – brilliant if you can’t get to the library
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ - Highly recommended
https://parallel.org.uk/ - free online maths problems, more focussed at older children.
https://mathsticks.com/my/ - online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses.
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html - a large range of free videos and short films that are then supported by questions and tasks underneath.
https://masterthecurriculum.co.uk/ - free online range of activities broken down into year groups and levels including Greater Depth
https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/ - lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on this site).
https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/14/30-ways-to-go-wild-with-science/ - lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2MfJ5Gydv3gP6W3Ff67vd0b/hands-on-science - These investigations can be done at home, there are clear instructions and explanations of the science behind them.
https://www.gonoodle.com/ - lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and mediation
https://www.typingclub.com/ - online programme for teaching and developing touch typing
https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/12/30-ways-to-get-creative-for-30-days-wild/ - different activity ideas that involve creating or engaging with different things in your house or garden