Dear Parents and Carers,
Please find below a whole range of website-based resources that you can use to keep your children ‘ticking over’. We are acutely aware that every family will approach the challenging situation we find ourselves in, in different ways and you must do what you feel is best for you, hence why we have not been prescriptive in what we are asking. You should feel no pressure to do a specific activity, at a specific time – you are your child’s primary educator – but the information is there for you should you wish to use it.
If you do wish to provide some home learning experiences for your child then for years 1-6 we suggest that you look at the Hamilton website (link below) as they have compiled weekly packs for English and Maths. For each day there are a range of activities that will guide you through elements of the curriculum. These are going to be updated on a regular basis.
As well as these resources, please don’t forget that one of the most important and impactful things you can do with your child is reading. Find a book they enjoy, whatever it may be, and read for pleasure, talk about what happened in the chapter and what might happen next. Please don’t underestimate how useful this will be.
It is important that you don’t feel overwhelmed by this situation and we are here to help and guide as necessary via our work email (term time).
Hamilton Home Learning Packs (Years 1-6)
Resources that cover the whole curriculum
www.twinkl.co.uk code UKTWINKLHELPS
A fantastic resource to support your child’s learning which is now free for parents to use for a month. Covers all areas of the curriculum and it is very easy to find work for your child’s year group to ensure the work is appropriate.
A comprehensive range of worksheets and activities especially for Maths and English – grouped by year group. An excellent resource as it provides three different levels of work for each activity (for Maths and English).
White Rose Maths
lesson plans and worksheets – year group specific. Please focus on the areas covered so far (Autumn and Spring terms) initially as it is more important to revisit and consolidate what they have already covered.
Master the Curriculum
A range of resources – teaching slides, worksheets and problem solving activities- for the whole curriculum – year group specific. Visit www.masterthecurriculum.co.uk
Interactive games and resources visit www.topmarks.co.uk
Packed full of games, videos and tutorials all linked to the national curriculum – free of charge! Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Hit the Button
imes tables, doubles, halves, number bonds, division and prime number games, visit https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Times Table Rock Stars
from year 2 to year 6, visit https://ttrockstars.com
The Maths Factor
Carol Vorderman’s maths site. Normally requires a monthly payment- but can be accessed free of charge at present.
This is currently free for home users, Username: march20 Password: home
- YR – Phase 3 and 4
- Y1 Revision of 3 and 4 – and phase 5
- Y2 Revision of phase 3,4 and 5- and phase 6
- Visit www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm
A website that uses though provoking images as great conversation starters and excellent for inference questions. http://www.pobble365.com/
Bee Bot App for computing
Auckland Castle Learning Resources
Mindfulness and Meditation Resources
A video of an Autumn Walk in the Forest with nature sounds and birds singing
Lots of other resources available.