This is a really helpful tool! It supports you with lots of different writing tasks and provides models and help with planning your own pieces of writing.
Talk for Writing trainer Jamie Thomas is writing a daily blog with creative ideas for teaching literacy and maths at home. Access the blog here.
Don't forget to send me updates of what you've been up to via our class email!
Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection
For a collection of small computer programs implementing one-player puzzle games, head over to Simon Tatham's Puzzle Collection.
Try out any of the games, but Mr Cole would particularly recommend: Map, Pearl, Pattern, Bridges, Galaxies, Fifteen, Guess, Rectangles, Towers, Sixteen, Unruly, Untangle, Pegs (Solitaire) and Mines (Minesweeper).
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
Follow this link for a Harry Potter-themed digital escape room.
You can complete it as a group or as an individual, and you can compete against your friends. You can even try it multiple times.
Just make sure you have fun!
Update 20th April 2020
Here is a link to a BBC Bitesize article that may perhaps be of interest. They are going to be offering lessons and other resources to support children online.
We'd also like to remind the Year 6s that they should be accessing IXL daily at home. It's a great resource for keeping your maths skills sharp and recording your progress.
Children may also find it useful to access satspapers.org.uk. Even though children won't be sitting SATS this year, it's handy to have access to maths, reading and SPaG questions to be used as revision and practice to keep skills topped up!
Please find below a list of useful links to various resources which may be helpful to support home learning during the closure period:
- 12 museums that offer free virtual tours
- IXL - each child has a login and password
- Cool Math Games
- TTS Group
- BBC Bitesize
Your child should be reading regularly, to themselves and to an adult.
They can keep a daily diary of what they've been up to.
They can complete the home-resource pack that they took with them when school closed.
They can go over their spelling words again, which can be found in their homework book.
They should keep practicing their times tables and division facts to 12. Compete with your family in a 'Times Table Challenge!'
We have also been given the following list of useful sites:
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
If you would like a better understanding of how to support your children with their reading and writing, then you can take a free course in the Sounds-Write Phonics Program that we use in school.
Follow this link to enrol on the Help Your Child to Read and Write course - part 1
This link will take you to the Help Your Child to Read and Write course - part 2
MFL Home Learning via Languagenut
Madam Pandit has signed up for a 30-day free trial with Languagenut, a digital language-learning platform, and has set up classes and assignments to keep your children going until after the Easter holidays. Your login details will be emailed to you, but if you need a reminder you can email Mrs Main on her class email.
You can have multiple attempts to try and improve your score on the assignments.
If you need to contact Mrs Main regarding homework, please email her on email@example.com