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Home Learning Guides

Cambridgeshire County Council have produced a guide to home learning for parents. It contains activities and ideas for supporting your child with their learning at home. You can download this at the bottom of this page. 

Government Advice

The Government have produced advice on supporting your child with their home learning. This can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-primary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

The Oak Academy

The Government have launched a new website with lessons and resources for all year groups. This is a great website with daily lessons in all subjects. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

BBC Bitesize

The BBC has also launched a website which includes daily lessons. You can access this at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Reading/English

JK Rowling has launched a new website for all you Harry Potter  fans  https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home 

Free audio stories There are some really useful resources to help your child enjoy stories at home. Free audio books to stream, available on Amazon, click on the link to access the wide range. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

9AM - Radio Blogging with Pie Corbett - Daily interactive activities with Pie Corbett, Deputy Mitchell, Ian Rockey and Russel Prue. From 9am. https://radioblogging.net/ 

9:45 - Live 'Super Sentence Stacking' English Lessons with Jane Considine on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/c/thetrainingspace 

11am: Head over to Instagram or Twitter, where you'll be able to join Steve Antony for lots of fun! On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays he'll be hosting a Draw a Story masterclass for children aged 6+, while Thursdays will feature tips for aspiring picture book makers and Fridays will be for little ones, with Mr Panda Friday. For more information visit https://www.steveantony.com/

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/   David Walliams reads extracts from his books every day at 11am.

6PM - Read along with Oliver Jeffers - The wonderful Oliver Jeffers is reading one of his gorgeous book every day at 6pm live on Instagram. He will then post the videos on his website. Suitable for all ages. For more information visit www.oliverjeffers.com

BBC Live Lessons - You can find a range of lessons, linked to English, Maths and Science here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/primary-live-lessons/zmc9jhv From April 20th the BBC will also be broadcasting daily lessons, live. For more information visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f

The Book Trust - For a comprehensive list of interactive activities, where you can join in or watch and listen authors and illustrators, visit https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/fun-at-home-with-authors-and-illustrators/

Check out the online reading activities at   https://readtheory.org/

Phonics

11 AM https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTcZnvuTeovlznioLRo0GOA

Mr Mc Phonics teaches daily phonics lessons at 11am for Reception and KS1 children

A website we use regularly at school where children can play familiar phonics games https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Reading Eggs - An online reading program that helps children learn to read. Hundreds of online reading lessons, phonics games and books for ages 2–13.

Maths

The White Rose website provides a short maths lesson and activity daily. There is a daily activity for each year group.

EYFS: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

YR 1: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

YR 2: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

YR 3: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

YR 4: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

YR 5: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

YR 6: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers  is a great for website for learning maths in a fun and active way. The children can join in with maths learning whilst getting some exercise.

http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ are maths lesson and activities for children in KS2

Maths Challenges -  You can also find some exciting and interesting challenges for children to try at home here: https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning/challenges

The Mathematical Mansion is a tricky digital challenge that we have created, designed for older primary-age children, with a selection of maths problems set in different rooms of a large house. Children can visit rooms in any order and then check their answers with the answer sheet after. Download the resources at https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning/maths

Science and Engineering

Go on a scavenger hunt in your garden- https://www.field-studies-council.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Primary-activities-scavenger-hunt.pdf

10AM Dr Chips presents a daily dose of teaching once a day. Tune in on https://drchips.weebly.com/ He gives ideas for activities to try at home.

BBC Live Lessons - You can find a range of lessons, linked to English, Maths and Science here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/primary-live-lessons/zmc9jhv From April 20th the BBC will also be broadcasting daily lessons, live. For more information visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f

On the BBC there are lots of lessons, linked to several areas of the curriculum but here are three of our favourite Science lessons:

Nature Detectives - is a collection of outdoor activities, created and shared by the Woodland Trust  -https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

DK Science is an encyclopedic resource, with short, factual texts about a range of science topics (mostly aimed at KS2+) https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/

Stem Learning have shared their comprehensive set of resources relating to all of the science topics studied at primary school. The resources contain detailed outlines of activities and investigations to try, with links to external sites including BBC Bitesize - https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science

The Science Museum has shared a range of free, fun games and activities to help children to explore Science. Please note that some of the games are apps. https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/games-and-apps 

Virtual School Trips - If you're interested in going to one of the world's best museums, galleries, zoos or historic sites, then take a look at this link to go on your own virtual school trip: https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/free-virtual-tours-of-world-museums-educational-sites-galleries-for-children/

Music

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ  Myleene Klass teaches music lessons. 

Music Making https://charanga.com/site/home-learning/ 

Out of the Ark - Music, singing and activities: https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner

Art

Hobbycraft are offering free craft sessions to kids at 11am everyday - check this out on their facebook page daily.

Here are some useful instructional videos to help children with their their drawing.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=art+for+kids+hub step by step drawings

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg Draw with Rob

http://gomersalprimaryschoolart.blogspot.com/2020/03/creative-learning-at-home.html  Primary art blog with activities to do 

Languages

If you fancy learning a new language this website is offering free language tuition

https://www.rosettastone.co.uk/lp/freeforkids/

 

PSHCE and wellbeing

PSHE Lesson Online

BBC Live Lessons - Wellbeing 'Live Lesson' from the BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/growth-mindset-and-wellbeing-lesson/z4g4382

Resources to Support Wellbeing at Home

Keeping a journal and doing daily exercise can help us to look after our wellbeing. You can download a free Wellbeing Journal and take part in some 15-minute exercises, created by Nuffield Health here www.nuffieldhealth.com/kidswellbeing

Singing and dancing are also a great way to help us feel happy. Spread The Happiness have shared their Nursery Rhymes and Dough Disco videos for free, here: https://www.spreadthehappiness.co.uk/free-tv-happy-links/

Yoga and Meditation can help children to relax and stay calm. Cosmic Kids Yoga channel on YouTube has free videos aimed at children aged 3+.

PSHE Challenges - Cambridgeshire PSHE Service have created some PSHE challenges, here: https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning/challenges which you can use as conversation starters as a family when talking about how the coronavirus has impacted our lives in different ways and how it will be remembered in the future.

The PSHE Association has created a guide for parents and carers who are educating children at home. You can download the pack here: https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/guide-parents-and-carers-educating-children-home

Their website also contains a 'coronavirus hub' which they are adding content to regularly. https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/content/coronavirus-hub 

You can access free meditation activities at https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath and at https://www.headspace.com/covid-19