Home learning for all ages
Home learning can be lots of fun. We have put together lots of websites and resources that we believe will keep children entertained and learning throughout this difficult time. We’d love to hear from you when you have visited any of these sites, completed activities or found something else that we could share with others. Have fun!
General – bring learning at home to life with resources from a range of different websites
- Oak National Academy – backed by the Government, this site provides new lessons and online resources each week on a range of subjects
- Off School – providing parents and families with simple, fun, accessible activities that can be recreated from home
- Classroom Secrets are offering free home learning packs with a range of activities from EYFS to Year 6
- Scouts – The Great Indoors activity ideas
- BBC Bitesize – new things to do, videos and fun stuff to learn every weekday
- Yorkshire Water – various activities including outdoor learning and science activities
- Online safety at home – activity packs for ages 4-5
- Online safety at home – activity packs for ages 5-7
- Online safety at home – activity packs for ages 8-10
- Hungry Little Minds – simple, fun activities for kids aged 0-5 years
- Audible – free audio books – fancy having a story read to you?
- Readly – a magazine app that is offering 2 week free trial with a wide selection of magazines suitable for older children and adults
- David Walliams – Elevenses – every day at 11 am there is an audiobook story
- Kirklees Libraries are currently offering free online membership, giving children access to thousands of online books to read and enjoy
- SpellingFrame – choose a spelling rule then choose to either practise the spelling or take a test with those words. All words are read aloud (make sure your sound is turned up) and provided within a sentence for context.
- There are free books to explain Coronavirus to children which can be downloaded from the Parents/Useful links page of our website
- Topmarks is a site we use in school to help children speed up their recall of times tables, division, subtraction and addition calculations. It also has loads of great interactive resources for specific subjects and year groups.
- The Maths Factor, a site designed by Carol Vorderman, is offering free access whilst schools are closed. This is an interactive site with videos teaching children different elements of maths. It has games and interactive activities where they can then practise what they have learnt.
- Mathsframe – Telling the Time related worksheets. Read the time on an analogue clock. Lots of choice over levels, including: reading time to the nearest hour, half hour, quarter hour, five minutes or minute. Options include using a 24 hour clock and seeing how many correct answers you can get in a given time.
- Chester Zoo are bringing animals into the home through their virtual visits, run periodically. Check out their site to find out when the next visit will take place.
- The Woodland Trust have lots of exciting ideas for activities in the garden, on your daily walk or from your front room! “Keep in touch with the nature you love. We’ll bring trees, woods and wildlife to your home and garden, from virtual visits and craft activities to interactive quizzes and inspirational stories.”
- The Wildlife Trusts – there are still lots of ways that you can help wildlife during this time. We’ve got some brilliant activity sheets to download. If you do try any of these, please share with us on PING or via email. We’d love to see! All of these activities are perfect for families to do together.
- National Geographic for Kids – this online magazine has a wide range of activities in the ‘Home is good’ section. Exploring the possibilities of bringing the outdoors in. It includes resources for reading and quizzes to complete.
- The Muddy Puddle Teacher – Outdoor learning. Free for one month, this is all about learning in the outdoors and is free due to the number of children in isolation. Click on the link above and select the 1 month free package they have created. This will provide children with lots of different opportunities to learn in the outdoors.
- Cliffe House have produced some weekly activity sheets which can be downloaded from the LOtC page.
- Lock Down Tales, stories and craft activities in video format, delivered by the Be More Outdoors charity, are aimed at all ages from pre school to adult. The stories make use of animal characters, fantasy creatures and humour to examine and explain current changes in society owing to the Coronavirus pandemic.
- History Storytime – podcasts of history stories for children
STEAM – Science, technology, engineering, art and maths
- The STEM website has lots of exciting ideas and activities for you to complete. They will keep your brain active with creative thinking and problems to solve.