Websites and Useful Links

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you are safe and well.
As you know we returned back to Meadows on the 2nd June and are working hard to create a range of online learning that you can access to support your child(ren) whilst they are still at home.
This page holds a host of websites that you can access and drill down to a specific Year Group. We have also added a link to comprehension questions that you can use whilst reading with your child, here (Twinkle Reading comprehension resources).
If you are tiring of the books you have at home, you can find links to online resources below – some companies have uploaded lots of free E-books. Remember our reading motto is Read 4 Life so encourage your child(ren) to keep up with their reading whilst at home.

The rest of the list then focuses on websites that hold content specific for certain Year Groups.

Stay safe. We hope to see you all soon.

Team Meadows


Home Learning

Please see below guidance from the Department of Education for parents and carers looking after primary school children at home:
Help primary school children continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Websites for all age groups

Maths & English
Letter to Parents - Supporting your child with mathematics
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
https://monsterphonics.com/free-resources/
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
https://www.education.com/worksheets/phonological-awareness/
https://www.teachwire.net/news/spelling-resources-for-ks1-and-ks2
https://www.risingstars-uk.com/subjects/english-language/rising-stars-spelling/free-stuff
http://homeworkhelp.stjohnssevenoaks.com/interactive/literacy.html
Times Table Songs
https://www.themathsfactor.com/
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games
https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/
Online Phonics Lessons
Soundpots
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents– activities, worksheets (if you have a printer – if you haven’t – you can just display on a screen
and discuss this with your child) and advice on how to teach certain things (i.e. written addition/subtraction). They cover every Year Group
https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom – Lots of lessons, taught by teachers for different subjects. A different set of lessons each day for all year groups.
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/– access to free E-books that you can read and discuss together. Texts from age 3+. Don’t forget to use the comprehension questions when reading
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn – really useful website with games, quizzes and video for all subjects and age groups, across all subjects taught in school
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving – Maths games and activities across lots of different topics
https://uk.ixl.com/math/ – activities for all Year Groups for Maths
https://uk.ixl.com/ela/ – activities for all Year Groups for English
https://tpet.co.uk/downloads/tag/home-learning/ – Activities in Maths and Literacy for all Year Groups
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#– a range of Phonics activities and games
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/– a whole host of videos, Literacy activities and online drawing/colouring activities
https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/ – Literacy and Maths activities for Reception to Year 6
https://www.pobble365.com/high-flyer/– A picture per day with questions to stimulate ideas and develop thinking and creativity. It can be used to inspire creative writing, story start or drawing ideas for KS1 and KS2
https://www.literacyshedplus.com/browse/free-resources  – Literacy resources for all Year Groups
https://stories.audible.com/discovery– it is great for children to listen to stories, songs and poems. It’s for all ages and includes story stories and longer chapter books, such as Harry Potter. Don’t forget to use the comprehension questions too
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/– a range of activities for children aged 5-12
https://garyhall.org.uk/gordons-numeracy-itps.html– lots of online Maths games that are very open ended


Art,Geography,Science

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/terrific-scientific
https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/resources/challenge-cards.html
https://www.stem.org.uk/remote-lessons#upcoming-lessons
https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiment-library/ for quick, fun experiments the children can do at home (with supervision!)
https://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/​ – has experiments, too, but also has articles on different science topics, along with projects which include worksheets
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science – breaks down science into the different strands and year groups and when you click on each link, it gives you links to their own or external documents, videos, lesson plans, investigations, things to make, etc
https://www.redtedart.com/– Red Ted art is also good for art projects across all ages groups
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/21465.Best_FREE_Kindle_Ebooks_for_Children_– Free E-books for children aged 7-12. Parents will need to sign up use this resource
https://www.themathsfactor.com/ – maths activities and resources
https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/learn-love-nature – science activities and information


Physical Education

PE with Joe Wicks
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Ideas for Physical Education
KS1 & KS2 PE - Stay at home activities
https://healthytelford.com
https://kidz-fit.co.uk/kidz-zone/


Nursery and Reception
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/
https://www.thenational.academy/
Lots of name writing – if your child can write their first name, with all letters formed correctly, move on to their surname
Listening walks – move around the house/garden and listen for 30 seconds at a time. Talk about what you could hear – was it loud/quiet? This is the very early stages of Phonics
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths– videos for Numeracy development designed for children aged 0 to 6.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc– videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters – great for gross motor skills
https://theimaginationtree.com/– Imagination Tree has some great scavenger hunt ideas
Pinterest – search EYFS activities
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#– a range of Phonics activities and games
https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people
https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/


Year 1
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons/1– Daily Maths, English and Topic
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths– videos for Numeracy development designed for children aged 0 to 6
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/– maths videos and activities
https://monsterphonics.com/– phonics activities and resources
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#– a range of Phonics activities and games
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/teachers-area/classroom-toolkit/digital-flashcards – Teach your monster to read – digital flash cards

 
Year 2
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1– Daily Maths, English and Topic
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/– maths videos and activities
https://ttrockstars.com– TT rock stars is free at the moment and great for practising times tables
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/writing– Lots of writing and grammar focused games
https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular– Maths games covering a range of areas
https://scratch.mit.edu/– Children can use their coding skills to create their own scratch game. Sign up required if children want to save their work
https://www.j2e.com/j2code/– Coding activities for KS1-2. No sign up required
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-2-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-e-2549911– Year 2 specific home learning pack, covering a range of different areas
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#– a range of Phonics activities and games

Year 3
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1– Daily Maths, English and Topic
ttps://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/– times tables practise
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/– maths videos and activities
https://ttrockstars.com– TT rock stars is free at the moment and great for practising times tables
https://scratch.mit.edu/– Children can use their coding skills to create their own scratch game. Sign up required if children want to save their work
https://www.j2e.com/j2code/– Coding activities for KS1-2. No sign up required


Year 4
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1– Daily Maths, English and Topic
https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/– times tables practise
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/– maths videos and activities
https://ttrockstars.com– TT rock stars is free at the moment and great for practising times tables
https://scratch.mit.edu/– Children can use their coding skills to create their own scratch game. Sign up required if children want to save their work
https://www.j2e.com/j2code/– Coding activities for KS1-2. No sign up required

Year 5
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1– Daily Maths, English and Topic
https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/– times tables practise
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/– maths videos and activities
https://ttrockstars.com– TT rock stars is free at the moment and great for practising times tables
https://scratch.mit.edu/– Children can use their coding skills to create their own scratch game. Sign up required if children want to save their work
https://www.j2e.com/j2code/– Coding activities for KS1-2. No sign up required

Year 6
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1– Daily Maths, English and Topic
https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/– times tables practise
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/– maths videos and activities
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-6-english-guide-what-your-child-should-know-t-e-966
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/what-your-child-should-know-year-6-maths-guide-t-par-588
https://ttrockstars.com– TT rock stars is free at the moment and great for practising times tables
https://scratch.mit.edu/– Children can use their coding skills to create their own scratch game. Sign up required if children want to save their work.
https://www.j2e.com/j2code/– Coding activities for KS1-2. No sign up required.

Staying Safe Online

As we are all using technology more during the lockdown, here is a list of websites that have lots of information and tips on a range of apps and social media sites you or your child may be using at home currently.
If you would like any further information or help, please contact the school.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://www.internetmatters.org/schools-esafety/primary/parent-support/

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-zoom

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

https://www.childline.org.uk/

https://parentinfo.org/articles/games,-apps-and-tech/all

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/stay-safe-facts

 

If you would like any advice on setting up parental controls on your devices please visit:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parental-controls-offered-your-home-internet-provider

https://famisafe.wondershare.com/parental-control/how-to-put-parental-controls-on-youtube.html