Useful Websites & Apps

Please find below a list of websites and apps that you may find beneficial to use at home.

Education Resource Website – Twinkl

  • Twinkl Go! is a collection of thousands of interactive educational resources which can be accessed and completed on any device, with no apps to install.  Click here to access.
  • Twinkl Collections are ready-made resources that cover most ages and subjects. Click here to access
  • You will find daily activities for different age groups and subjects on Twinkl Home Learning Hub, new content will be added daily including videos, games & activities. Click here to access.
  • Twinkl Newsroom delivers news for the kids today with daily news reports. Each news report comes with a range of curriculum-friendly resources. Click here to access.
  • Twinkl Kids TV YouTube offers quick, easy and high-engaging lessons, songs and videos that teach phonics, times tables, spelling, punctuation and grammar and much more. Click here to access.

The Lowry – Timetable of events via Zoom

The Lowry Creativity Timetable

Tutor Bot

Tutor Bot offers completely free online maths games where children can practice their mathematics skills.  The website features over 100 different customisable games which we hope kids will find to be a fun and new way to improve their mathematics fluency, accuracy and speed.  You can access the website by using this link https://www.tutorhunt.com/tutor-bot/

Blue Peter – YouTube

Blue Peter have launched their own YouTube channel Blue Peter on YouTube which provides entertainment outside of home-schooling hours.

Blue Peter is the longest running kids TV show in the world and we are uploading videos to it that are suitable for 5-11 year olds.  The channel offers world record breaking challenges, arts and crafts, environmental videos, cooking and baking how tos, inspirational films, gaming, celebrity appearances, dance routines and music performances. It also features ways of getting a Blue Peter badge, behind the scenes footage and extra content about the incredible presenters Adam, Lindsey, Mwaksy, Richie and Henry the Blue Peter dog.

You can subscribe by clicking on this link https://www.youtube.com/bluepeter  the live programme on CBBC at 5.00pm every week, or on BBC iPlayer.

Virtual School Library

Please click here to access free reading & writing activities from your favourite authors.

Read Write Inc – Phonics

Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on YouTube for children to watch at home.
One lesson at each level will show at 9.30 am each day and be available for 24 hours.

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds, Word Time and Spelling: for children in Reception and children who are new to English.
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds and Spelling: for children in Year 1 and 2 (and those in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds.)
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds and Spelling: for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds.
  • Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words confidently.
  • Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Year 1.
  • Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Y2.
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 1: reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 2: reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3 sounds.)

Click here for the YouTube lessons schedule.

BBC Bitesize – Lockdown Learning

Home learning support is available with Bitesize Daily programmes on TV and on the BBC iPlayer; and home learning lessons and activities on the BBC Bitesize website. Click on the link below for more information.

BBC Bitesize Lockdown Learning

Activity packs – Activity Village

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/school-closures

Screen Free Activities

  • Click here to access 25 screen-free activities to do at home
  • Click here to access fun activities to complete at home

BBC – Tiny People

The BBC have a fantastic website called Tiny Happy People which provides information on how to help your child’s communication skills through simple interaction and play – click here to visit their website. 

Barclays Bank – Computing Lessons

This link below takes you to online computing lessons , the resources are free for the children to learn and also have video lessons-these could be very useful if you want to add additional lessons or activities to there offer.

Currently 10 lessons more key stage 2 but would add to our e-safety curriculum this term

https://barclayscodeplayground.co.uk/student-homepage-bdl/resources-for-students/

Interactive Resources across a range of subjects

Phonics and Reading

Maths Games

Times Tables

Stories online

Websites to support computing

Websites to support Religious Education

EYFS Big stories and resources Let’s Celebrate – CBeebies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/lets-celebrate

BBC films for 3-7 year olds – Religions of the World

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1pYRg2f202rqWHrp3ywhTyX/religions-of-the-world

KS1 BBC films – KS1 Religious Studies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks1-religious-studies/zmtvwty

BBC Bitesize films and home learning lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxnygk7

KS2 BBC My life my religion series BBC Two – My Life, My Religion

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pc1c9/episodes/guide

BBC bitesize home learning pages and home learning lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z7hs34j

BBC films – KS2 Religious Studies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-religious-studies/z6pbqp3

Apps

  • Maths Prodigy
  • Kahoot
  • Scratch/ Scratch Jnr
  • Math Duel
  • Top marks
  • Phonics Ninja
  • Pizza fractions 1
  • Nasa Visulisation Explorer
  • Middle School Maths Planet
  • Vocabulary spelling city
  • Todo Maths
  • Thinking blocks multiplication