Schools are officially closed due to the Corona pandemic and we want to ensure you have enough home learning resources to keep your children entertained and educated while in isolation at home.
Below you will find a list of Government approved home learning resources to get started;
Hungry Little Minds Supported by the DfE – activities for parents/carers to engage in with their children Birth to five years old
BookTrust – Interactive stories and games.
Chatter Pack – Lots of links to resources and guidance
National Geographic Kids – Activities and quizzes for young children.
The Kids Should See This – Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course Kids – You Tube videos on many subjects for a younger audience
Paw Print Badges – Free challenge packs and other downloads. Badges cost but are optional.
Cbeebies Radio – Listening activities for the younger child.
Cbeebies – Lots of fun games to play, songs to sing, stories to listen to – linked to children’s favourite TV characters/programmes
Numberblocks – Fun ways with numbers. Including: counting, adding on, subtraction.
Nature Detectives – A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
The Artful Parent – Good, free art activities – you need a Facebook account to access the page
Red Ted Art – Paper crafts and free printable art
Lingumi – (For children aged 2-5) – Sets of learning games, speech recognition games and video-based games to help with a child’s grammar and getting them speaking their first words early on.
Kaligo (For children aged 3-5) – The first digital handwriting exercise book using a stylus and tablet, built using AI and co-created with teachers, occupational therapists and neuroscientists.
Phonics Hero (For school-aged children) – Over 850 fun, varied and motivating games take a child step-by-step through the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences.
Teach Your Monster to Read (For school-aged children) – Covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying little books, designed in collaboration with leading academics.
Navigo Game (For school-aged children) – Focuses on developing skills that underpin reading, including phonics, letters and sounds, designed by UCL Institute of Education and Fish in a Bottle.
Fonetti (For school-aged children): The world’s first ‘Listening Bookshop’ interacting with children by giving visual cues in real-time as they read aloud and highlighting where the most support is needed.
The Imagination Tree – Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Five Minute Mum – Lots of fun ideas. Provides an outline of how parents/carers could structure their day. In addition, she is planning to provide a video a day on what games to play.
@oliverjeffers – Reads a story every night 6pm
Interactive Phonics Resources
PhonicsPlay.co.uk – Free resources for all Phases. Available as an app £0.79 (Phase 2 only. Phase 3 to follow soon). FREE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PERIOD
Teach your Monster to Read – Phonics’ and early reading. Free to register. Promoted and used by Oxfordshire schools Education City – Subscription website for all curriculum areas. Links to Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics. Between £100-165 per curriculum area. https://www.educationcity.com/
TESiBoard – Free resources available for all curriculum areas. iboard+ £11.99/year.
Twinkl – App covering all Phases £4.99 (lite version available for free)
Oxford Owl website – useful information for staff and parents.
Coosi box: Creative Drawing & Share Imagination
Bizzibrains I Learn – interactive storybook allowing you to add your own photos to the main characters
Hairy phonics – My Story a simple book creator app, great for making multi-modal texts. Children can insert photographs, clipart, saved images. They can also record their voice and there are a range of mark making tools for them to write and record their ideas.