In addition to Google Classrooms, Espresso, TT Rockstars, Quizlet and our Core Knowledge material we are sharing these home learning resources/links to ease the pressure on parents and carers during these uncertain times.
In addition to a daily English, reading and maths activity via Google Classroom we are providing parents and carers with additional home learning material, links and resources. Please use this to help with home learning.
Lock Down Learning Activities
Lots of links to really useful sites and activities to supplement our Google Classroom work.
David Walliams Audio Stories
Every day for the next 30 days David Walliams will be reading a short story that you can listen to for free!
White Rose Maths - Home Learning
The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. We will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
BBC Bitesize - Learn & Revise - KS2
Over the coming days and weeks BBC Bitesize will bring you daily content to help you with your education and wellbeing at home.
Help your children to keep abreast of the latest news in a child friendly format.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Amazing Educational Resources
Education Companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings that staff, parents and carers can access
Home Learning Resources list for schools and families
TTS - Learning At Home
Curriculum-focused independent learning resource with over 40 home learning activities all planned and all prepared
Helping teachers and parents save time finding excellent online educational resources
Daily schedules for pupils (4-18) to keep learning using Khan Academy during school closures
Home Learning UK
Resources here to support learning at home. The resources have been shared by educators and parents
From the innovators who bring you Times Tables Rock Stars, pupils can use their TT Rockstar login to access this highly engaging platform for learning to add and subtract. Play online or download the app.
Go online or down the app to play this engaging maths platform game.
Maths with Parents
Providing free access to all there resources when parents set up a free trial. Thus will include free videos and activities for topics across the full maths curriculum from EYFS to Year 6. Videos of children to both support pupils' understanding and upskill parents who may not be familiar with current methods taught in school. Activities which are fun, require no special equipment and involve exploring maths around the home.
Each week we choose a current news story, provide an image, a thought-provoking question and a variety of teaching resources.
If you would like to receive packs free of charge (each Friday at 7am, ready for the week ahead), please email them directly at email@example.com with ‘weekly packs’ and they will send across a new pack each week.
Fun curriculum linked resources to get children moving while they learn.
Short energising workouts for kids.
A website for stories, yoga and fun.
There are lots of free ebooks here. And audiobooks.
Classic children’s books, free to read or listen to.
Norwich City FC - Community Sports Foundation App
Take on coaches challenges, quizzes, drills and much more.
Countdown Numbers and Letters Game
One for the fans of the TV programme Countdown (adults you can join in too). You can play for fun or for points. For more rules, please click the ‘More Rules’ tab on the website
Hour of Code
Try a one-hour tutorials designed for all ages.
Pete McKee’s Cartoon Workshop
Learn to draw your own cartoon character.
The Literacy Shed
High quality films and animations to support reading and writing.
Access 12 of the world’s major museums all online.
Use for printouts. Free access to families during school closure.
Blue Peter Badges
Start working towards a Blue Peter badge!
Maths at home activities. Ideal for working on at home without a teacher.
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
Norfolk Libraries are starting a new, online book group for children aged 8-11. The first title will be announced onwww.facebook.com/NorfolkLibrariesUK on 20th April.
All of the titles will be free to download from using the Libby app on tablets/phones. You need a library card and PIN to be able to access the books.
Anyone who needs to join the library can do so by using this link, the details you need will be sent by email.https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/your-library-account/join-the-library
If anyone has any difficulty downloading ebooks you can email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to help.
There’ll be a new book every 2 weeks. We’ll be encouraging to share their thoughts and reviews (via their parents) within this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/574424336761359/, so they feel like they are like of a wider group of children taking part. They might even get their reviews published on our online catalogue or displayed in our libraries when we reopen.
Children can access a range of magazines online through the Press Reader App. They have a great range including: The Beano, Gaming Mags and Magazines about Animals. There is something for everyone.
Library cards are required – but it is all free!
Book Trust at Home
Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell, has partnered with BookTrust to launch Home Time, a hub of resources and activities aimed at families and children. Authors and illustrators will be contributing going forward with readings, web chats and lots of other fun tasks.
To see what’s on offer, visit: www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/
Literacy Trust Family Zone
The Literacy Trust’s Family Zone is a new web portal for parents looking for extra resources during this time. Divided by age group, there are lots of ideas and guidance for a variety of activities which will engage children while developing their reading, writing and language skills.
To see which resources are available, visit www.literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/
Peters 100 Books for Parents
Peters Booksellers have curated a handy list of the most popular children’s books, all of which come with supporting activity sheets which can be downloaded to work on at home.
There are lists and sheets for all primary year groups, from reception through to year six.
Find them here: www.peters.co.uk/100-books-for-parents
Open University – Reading for Pleasure
Several reading for pleasure ambassadors from the Open University’s Research Rich Pedagogies team have put together a list of social media support available during the school closures. It brings together lots of internet resources and is a real time-saver if you need something quickly:
For the duration of the school closures, access to Collins Connect is now free, with primary and secondary resources for subjects including English, science & maths. They also have eBooks & activity sheets: www.collins.co.uk/pages/support-learning-at-home