This page is for links and ideas for children and their families based at home. We hope these links will provide a means to support learning, creativity and fun at this time.

 

Please refer to this page regularly, as we will try to add more information , and make others aware of it.

 

 

All Subjects (General)

Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. They will  also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer.

Please click here for the link to their website. 

Please click here  for the latest DfE Guidance around helping school children continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Please click here activities, tips and
inspiration for you and your
children during lockdown (opens in new window).

Twinkl is free for the next month. The offer code is: UKTWINKLHELPS.

Please click here for the Twinkl website (opens in new window).

Art

For fun, creative and artistic activities you and your family can try at home, be sure to click here for a link to the Tate Kids website (opens in new window).

Computing (ICT)

The BBC Bitesize website has some great videos to help you understand parts of the new ‘computing’ curriculum.

Please click here to find out more (opens in new window).

Dance

Live at 11:30am with videos remaining online.

Please click here to go to her page (opens in new window).

Earth Day

 

Please click here for resources and ideas for Earth day 2020.

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Early Years & Foundation Stage (EYFS)

 

 

 

 

 

Please click here for a link to the What to Expect, when? document. This document provides  suggestions for parents to do with their child at home. We are working towards the Early Learning Goal for each area of learning by the end of Reception (opens in new window).
Please click here for a link to this half term’s Topic Web for Reception children (opens in a new window).
Please click here for a link to maths home learning for Reception children (opens in new window).

EasyPeasy completely free until May 31st. Parents can sign up directly. Full access to all home learning games and activities is available.

Please click here to sign up (opens in new window).


 
Please click here for phase 2 and 3 keywords for the children to practise reading and writing (opens in new window).
Please click here for a copy of a phonic phase 3 home learning challenges, taken from Twinkl (opens in new window).
Please click here for an Early Years Minibeasts Home Learning Challenge (opens in new window).

Common Exception Words

 

Year 1

Please click here for a list of Year 1 Common Exception Words (opens in new window).

Year 2

Please click here for a list of Year 2 Common Exception Words (opens in new window).

Cookery/Food Technology

Join Katy and her helpers as they cook tasty meals. Sing songs, discover recipes and play a cooking game.

Please click here  for the link to the i can cook website (opens in new window).

 

Health & Wellbeing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click here for a social story that will help with what some children may be feeling about the current situation and the possibility of returning to school in the future.

Please click here for a link to the latest Wellbeing booklet, which can be used at home (opens in new window).
Please click here for the ‘Rock and Play-Doh’ exercise:

“Covid19 What Can You Control?” 

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Please click here for a link to GoZen mindfulness flashcards. 

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Please click here for advice around supporting children with
Learning Disability/ASD, and
coping with COVID-19 Isolation
Please click here for links to a variety of anxiety relief tools for children.
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Please click here for the resource pack:

“It’s okay to worry about coronavirus”.

This pack is for children under 12 years old, to help manage difficult feelings about Coronavirus.

History

 

Please click here for a V.E. Day 75th Anniversary Resource (opens in new window).
Please click here for a Picture News Special Resource – VE Day 75th Anniversary (opens in new window).

Languages

Please click here  for a link to Key Stage One Spanish clips (opens in new window).

Literacy

Please click here for ideas and guidance for fun, simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development (opens in new window).

Maths

 

Please click here to find out how you can help your child with maths at home (opens in new window).
Following the Government’s decision to implement widespread school closures, Maths Factor is free for everyone.

Please click here for a link to their website.

Multi-Skills (P.E.)

Joe Wicks is providing daily P.E. lessons at 9 a.m. 

Please click here for the link to his page (opens in new window).

Music

 

 

  Please click here for a link to Key Stage One Music clips (opens in new window).
Please press play to here the Rainbow Days song (lyrics provided to the left)

Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme launches daily singing sessions

Now available at 2 p.m. every weekday. Aimed at primary school children every session includes sacred music, RE and music curriculum learning, and lots of vocal fun and songs to keep children engaged in lifting their voices to God. Please click the link below: 

 

www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk

 

Phonics

Phonics Play is currently free to use during this period. 

 

Please click here to go to their sign-in page (opens in new window).

P.S.H.E.

Boost your child’s self-esteem with this PSHE Lesson Pack focusing on what is marvellous about everyone as an individual.

Please click here for link (opens in new window).

 

R.E.

 

 

 

 

 

During these days of isolation and social distancing we are experiencing different ways of being Church. The Liverpool Archdiocese have created a reflection which you may access and use to provide focus during this times.

Please click here for the link to their website (opens in new window).

Please click here  for a link to the ALPSIT Home Learning Resource (opens in new window).
Please click the two links below for Lenten reflections to discuss and share. 

Lent Reflection 1

Lent Reflection 2

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Please click here for prayer activities that have been created for families to use at home.
Archbishop Malcolm invites us to pray together with him through these times.

Please click here for the link to resources for prayer at home (opens in new window).

Biblical drama and resources supporting Schools, Churches, Community Groups and Families. Please click here for resources to be used at home (opens in new window).
Please click here for resources for the topic ‘Universal Church’ (opens in new window).

Reading

 

 

 

Free as long as schools are closed. Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages

Please click here to go to their website (opens in new window).

BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity. Please click here for books, resources and support (opens in new window).
Every day @NosyCrowBooks are sharing a FREE picture book, complete with Stories Aloud audio Musical noteBooks.
 
Please see their Twitter account for more details.
JK Rowling announces new children’s book, The Ickabog, to be published free online.
 
Harry Potter author announces she will serialise the fairy tale from Tuesday afternoon, so children in lockdown can read it for free before it is published in November.
 
Please click here for more information.

Spelling

Please click here for a link to BBC Bitesize KS1 spelling page.

 

Science 

 

 

Please click here to take part in the Great Bug Hunt 2020! (opens in new window)

Please click here for a link to Chester Zoo’s daily virtual tours – a great was to entertain children and adults, while learning more about nature and conservation (opens in new window).

  • 10am – Red pandas 
  • 11am – Rothschild’s giraffes 
  • 12pm – Asian elephants 
  • 1pm – Butterflies 
  • 2pm – Sun bears 
  • 2.30pm – Sumantran Tigers 
  • 2.45pm – Humboldt penguins 
  • 4pm – Aquarium

Please click here for a link to Year 1 resources and lessons, linked to plants and how they grow (opens in new window).

Please click here for a link to Year 2 resources and lessons, linked to plants and how they grow (opens in new window).