Home Learning

Home Learning Resources for the period of School Closure due to Coronavirus

Learning is now on Google Classroom, or Tapestry for EYFS. There is some more in School Life/Year Group Pages.

If you have question regarding Google Classroom try our FAQs re Google Classroom

Here are the resources previously posted on the News page, but organised by subject.

General

District Schools in Bloom competition: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, St Albans City and District Council has scaled down the District Schools in Bloom competition, which will hopefully encourage children to engage with nature and take part in some outdoor and nature-related activities at home during this difficult time. See News page for details.

Make a miniature book: www.bl.uk/childrens-books/activities/make-a-miniature-book

There are several sites offering free resources for you to use during this time. Here is a link to some fun, free educational sites.
www.helpteaching.com/blog/top-100-free-education-sites.html

Mrs Herron has kindly shared some websites: Websites that offer learning opportunities and resources

From National Curriculum.com – thenationalcurriculum.com/learning-at-home

BBC Bitesize – lessons and explanations for all subjects with videos and games to accompany www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Twinkl – Learning resources for Foundation to KS3. Temporary free unlimited membership with code ‘UKTWINKLHELPS’ www.twinkl.co.uk

Primary Resources – resources made by teachers for all subjects and topics (sorted by year groups) www.primaryresources.co.uk

Orchard Toys – Activity sheets and games including maths, word searches and crafts www.orchardtoys.com/dept/activity-sheets_d0129.htm

PlanBee Home Learning – free enrolment to their online learning sessions for primary-aged children discover.planbee.com/home-learning-enrolment?utm_source=Website+List&utm_campaign=d5ac0739a1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_20_11_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_87cd3bfaf8-d5ac0739a1-107294705&mc_cid=d5ac0739a1&mc_eid=4ff7a3aa3f

Purple Mash – offering free membership for schools and individual families. Not only for computing, it is filled with resources for most subject areas.
Note from Mrs Doherty: This is an updated version of the 2Simple programs that we use a lot in school! 2simple.com/blog/using-purple-mash-school-closure-update/?fbclid=IwAR3Tbd3TzvyioFC1jPnnOVNN-Zmhg0H0Rdj67jDBtTD7QybG3TSe0rPNRKM

BBC Live lessons for Primary Schools – www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/primary-live-lessons/zmc9jhv

Plazoom – free home learning packs for all primary year groups www.plazoom.com/collections/home-learning?utm_source=teachprimary&utm_medium=20200320&utm_campaign=weekly

Seneca – An online interactive revision guide. Free for students, teachers and parents! www.senecalearning.com/?fbclid=IwAR2K9M21FinSJVMwgAcTKyA57kNXvTyepUl-nGlwqSI-ByL98XYh2TV3cug

Living Streets, Walk to School – As we cant walk to school at the moment, the Living Street team have put together a scavenger hunt the children can do when out on their daily exercise. Scavenger Hunt

Pearson – have given 90 day free access to Rapid Reading, Rapid Phonics, Bug Club and other curriculum resources.
www.pearson.com/uk/educators/schools/update-for-schools/primary-support.html

RE

w/c 18/5/20
Gospel assembly: www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/assemblies/assembly-2020-05-18/2020_05_18_assembly_for_home
Daily prayers: www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/prayers-for-home/homeprayer-2020-05-18

w/c 11/5/20
Gospel assembly: www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/assemblies/assembly-2020-05-11/2020_05_11_assembly_for_home
Daily prayers: www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/prayers-for-home/homeprayer-2020-05-11

w/c 04 May 2020
This is the link to this week’s Gospel assembly: www.tentenresources.co.uk/living-your-best-life

Here is a link to daily prayer you may wish to share with your family: www.tentenresources.co.uk/daily-prayers-for-home

w/c 27 April 2020
This weeks Gospel assembly: www.tentenresources.co.uk/meeting-with-jesus

w/c 20 April 2020
This weeks Gospel assembly: www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/assemblies/assembly-2020-04-20/2020_04_20_assembly_for_home/

RE Parents Letter Summer 2020

The Wednesday word: www.wednesdayword.org

English

Centre for Literacy in Primary Education – lots of free resources from their many programmes including free learning sequences clpe.org.uk/library-and-resources

English games – www.topmarks.co.uk

Phonics activities and games – free to sign up at the moment www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Free videos of Shakespeare’s Globe play performances globeplayer.tv

Reading

Authors reading books aloud www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities

Free eBooks www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

Oliver Jeffers (author and illustrator) reads a book live on his Instagram page every day at 6pm www.instagram.com/oliverjeffers

Free reading resources for 40+ books of classic and modern literature with related activities. Appropriate for Years 3-6 · cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/news/free-access-to-cornerstones-love-to-read-resources-for-home-learning

Any author or illustrator’s website. They are FULL of free resources including word searches, colouring sheets and activity ideas

Audible stories (audiobooks) are free for as long as schools are closed. They can be listened to via a desktop computer, laptop, phone or tablet stories.audible.com/start-listen

LoveReading4Kids is a recommendation site for children’s books. Many of the books that are on the website also have free extracts and chapters www.lovereading4kids.co.uk

David Walliam is releasing an audio story every day for the next 30 days for free. www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses

Book Trust – www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games

Writing

Clicker 8 – We are delighted to offer you the chance to use Clicker 8 for your children to use free of charge during the school closure period. Full details have been sent by Schoolcomms.  Initially for 6 weeks, now we have a free extension for all Clicker@home users until May 31st.
If you are having any trouble with set up, try this link: www.cricksoft.com/uk/training/clicker/clicker-8/at-home

Images with questions to inspire writing and support inference skills www.onceuponapicture.co.uk

Images to inspire writing, with questions, grammar activities, story starters etc www.pobble365.com

Maths

Mrs Mannering from the Junior School says “There are lots of fun Maths games for ages 3-11. I would love to see what children do by posting their photos on our Twitter page.” nrich.maths.org/14600

Mrs Mannering has found another site with good resources for Maths. She writes: This looks really good and links to the thinking we have through Maths No Problem. There are really clear videos and follow up activities with answers. Parents can use the Year group which also gives flexibility for those struggling to access their year group so that they can consolidate earlier learning before moving on.
whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Times Tables Rockstars- Times tables fluency app/game play.ttrockstars.com

Numbots- Number, number bonds, addition and subtraction fluency app/game play.numbots.com

Maths games www.topmarks.co.uk

History

Virtual tours of museums across the world www.boredpanda.com/famous-museums-offering-virtual-tours

PE

Herts Sports partnership – sportinherts.org.uk/workoutfromhome/behappy and Be HAPPY

Joe Wicks – Every weekday at 9am www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Go Noodle is full of fun dance and physical exercises to keep you active. You’ll need to sign up to a free account to access their resources. family.gonoodle.com

Science

Eat Farm Now – is a new website about the stories behind food – straight from people in the world’s fields, barns, plantations, kitchens and markets. It includes podcasts, blogs and videos created by farmers, chefs, journalists, foodies, and community groups all in one place. It includes resources for schools and parents to use during these times of remote learning: eatfarmnow.com

Live science streaming from Glasgow Science Centre www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/gsc-at-home

Kew Gardens learning about the outdoors activities www.kew.org/learning/endeavour?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=psocial&utm_content=acqwinning&utm_campaign=endeavour

Computing

Practise coding skills while playing games hourofcode.com/uk/learn

Coding application scratch.mit.edu

Dance Mat Typing- practise touch typing skills www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Art

National Gallery Collection – Look at the National Gallery collection up close from artists ranging from Van Gough to da Vinci www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/search-the-collection

A collection of art resources and creative ideas for children of all ages collated by Access Art www.accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home

PSHE and Wellbeing

Resources to support mindfulness from litfilmfest.com/shop/breathe

Little Acts of Kindness – ‘Little Acts of Kindness’ know a lot of parents are home-schooling during the Covid-19 pandemic, so they’ve put together some activities and little lessons that teach children about the importance of kindness, the science of kindness, and the positive effect it has on our physical and mental health. There’s a quiz at the end, so pay attention!
schoolofkindness.org/resources-for-schools/self-isolation-little-kindness-lessons-and-activities

Mrs Stack’s book of wellbeing – Book of Wellbeing 2020

Languages

Free language learning website/app for over 20 languages from French to Arabic www.duolingo.com

Music

Name the notes written musical notes www.teachingfiles.co.uk/namethatnote2.htm

Collection of music games www.musicteachers.co.uk/resources/funstuff

Music making lessons learningmusic.ableton.com

Band Lab- Online music making software. Free to sign up www.Bandlab.com

Chrome Music Lab – mini music making activities musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

A game where you create melodies apps.musedlab.org/groovepizza

New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s online game collection www.nyphilkids.org

Outdoors

RSPB has an incredible website full of activities, hunts and information www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning

Give nature a home in your garden- full of loads of ideas on how to make your garden more wildlife friendly and encourage biodiversity www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden

STEM

A collection of resources curated by STEM Learning (Science, Technology and Maths) www.stem.org.uk/resources/curated-collections/primary-0

SEN and Support

See also: Special educational needs & disabilities

Signs and Symbols resources to explain Covid-19 and teach good hygiene practice www.therosehillschool.com/resources-for-parents-pupils/

Free British Sign Language (BSL) resources www.deafbooks.co.uk/Free-Downloads_B5-5.aspx

Free BSL course for under 18s www.british-sign.co.uk/shop/product/introducing-british-sign-language-enrolment-2020