As we continue to develop our resources, please note the pages (to the right) for Weekly Learning Grids, Well-being, Reading, Spelling, Maths, Science and IT, French and Music/Arts, as well as the general information below. Make sure you have a look at our growing Gallery of Children's Work and Videos - it's amazing to see some of the fantastic learning that's going on at home! Also check out our Virtual Reading Club and teacher storytime pages under the Videos tab.
NB: In the current circumstances, your child may well be spending increased time online. If this is the case, please be particularly aware of their online safety - and refer to the activities and resources for both parents and children on our E-Safety page (to the right of this).
- BBC Bitesize: daily lessons and activities across the curriculum.
- Oak National Academy: daily lessons in Maths, English and other foundation subjects (e.g. history, art etc).
- Letters and Sounds (phonics) daily lessons: for Reception and Y1 (some Y2 children would benefit from these too)
- 'First News' free download: First News is a weekly newspaper aimed at 7-14 year olds. It's an excellent resources that many children enjoy reading, with both current affairs and interest stories/articles. For now, a free digital version can be downloaded weekly. Just click on the link and you just have to give an email address to receive your first edition.
- Oxford University Press free resources: the OUP have made hundreds of student guides available free online during school closure
- #in with Lakeside: Lakeside Arts have put together some great activities to have a go at while the theatre and galleries are closed
- Nottingham City 'Staying Home' resources: links to many useful sites for children and families.
- Information/resources for all children (from Nursery through to Year 6)
- Ideas for Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)
- Hungry Little Minds: a website full of suggestions from newborn to 5
- Activity Book for Key Stage 1 (5-7 year olds): a booklet with many stimulating activities covering different areas of the curriculum (some ideally printed, but easy to adapt yourselves if you don't have access to a printer)
- Activity Book for Key Stage 2 (7-11 year olds): as above for older children
- English and Maths and weblinks for all ages
- RE Resources: a range of activities for KS1 and KS2 linked to different world faiths
TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT:
- Numbers walk challenge: Ben R in F2 went for a walk with his dad and they managed to spot things linked to all the numbers from 1-20. Can you do the same? If so, send us your version!
- Stonebridge City Farm: practical planting and growing ideas from our local city farm
- Time Capsule: a booklet to print off and complete (for slightly older children) which will help them to reflect on the current situation in an interesting way.
- Harry Potter At Home: this has a host of activities that should be appeal to all children, whether they're existing Harry Potter fans or not!
- Make your own board game: Archie A in Y5 gave us this idea! He's been designing and making his own board game at home. This is a fabulous activity that can be adapted for all ages: great for planning a project, being creative and problem-solving. Children could take any theme that interests them - and the end product is a game that all the family can play together! The web link gives some suggestions, but with your guidance children could do this in all sorts of individual ways.
- Tour the British Museum: while museums and galleries are closed, there are many fantastic virtual tours available online. This one of the British Museum will appeal to many older children. A quick internet search will open up many other similar virtual visits - if you come across one that you think is particularly good, let us know and we can add a link here.
- Scavenger Hunts: a great collection of scavenger hunts for both inside and outside. A fun and interesting way to get children thinking and moving around at the same time! There's an archive of hunts and new ones will be added too.
- The Muddy Puddle Teacher: currently offering FREE access to great outdoor learning resources for all ages.
- White Post Farm: if you follow the farm on Facebook, they're hosting some virtual takeover activities during the school closure period.