Learning if school closes
This is where any worksheets, notes and website links will be posted for different year groups should the school be asked to close in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. We will try and keep this updated regularly, but please bear with us as we all try and keep on top of things. Links to year groups specific learning are at the bottom of the page but please look at all of the links below as they may be suitable for your children.
We cannot take responsibility for any links that take you away from our school website so please be aware that you follow these links at your own choice.
Please find below a list of some of the websites offering free or trial periods of their resources. They have been broken down into different subjects but often websites do in fact cover the whole curriculum. None of these websites require payment to access so some of the obvious platforms haven’t been included. Some do require you to log in or create a free account to access.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/something-special-getting-started-with-makaton – learn Makaton sign language
https://www.purplemash.com/login/ – Purple Mash login with your own details (if they cannot remember their details then they won;t be able to get on)
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ – Oxford Owls online ebooks and activities
https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ – interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects. Also holds links to games etc that are hosted by other sites.
http://www.pobble365.com/ – a new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ – a huge range of different subjects and focuses, arguably the best host of any resource you could need. Have offered a free account in the result of school closures.
https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/ – lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize – huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups.
https://tpet.co.uk/ – free online resource packs.
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html – free online home workbooks
kids.classroomssecrets.co.uk – free resource
BBC Learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Futurelearn https://www.futurelearn.com Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
Blockly https://blockly.games Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ Creative computer programming
Ted Ed https://ed.ted.com All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This https://thekidshouldseethis.com Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course https://thecrashcourse.com You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids As above for a younger audience
Crest Awards https://www.crestawards.org Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards https://idea.org.uk Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Tinkercad https://www.tinkercad.com All kinds of making.
Prodigy Maths https://www.prodigygame.com Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Cbeebies Radio https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities for the younger ones.
Nature Detectives https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/ A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Geography Games https://world-geography-games.com/world.html Geography gaming!
Blue Peter Badges https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Toy Theater https://toytheater.com/ Educational online games
DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/… Activities and quizzes
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ teach your Monster to read
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ – spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group.
https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ – free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper.
https://lindsaylittleson.co.uk/home/resources/ – free resources linked to the books of Lindsay Littleson including The Titanic Detective Agency and Guardians of the Wild Unicorns.
http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ – vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world.
https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf – downloadable reading activity pack.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ – free online books – brilliant if you can’t get to the library
parent.numberfunportal.com – Free access for 30 days, just make sure you cancel anything before the end of it!
https://parallel.org.uk/ – free online maths problems, more focussed at older children.
https://mathsticks.com/my/ – online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses.
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html – a large range of free videos and short films that are then supported by questions and tasks underneath.
https://masterthecurriculum.co.uk/ – free online range of activities broken down into year groups and levels including Greater Depth
https://uk.ixl.com/math/ – Maths link
https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/ – lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on this site).
https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/14/30-ways-to-go-wild-with-science/ – lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden
PE and fitness – http://theimovement.com/
https://www.gonoodle.com/ – lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and medidation
https://www.typingclub.com/ – online programme for teaching and developing touch typing
https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/12/30-ways-to-get-creative-for-30-days-wild/ – different activity ideas that involve creating or engaging with different things in your house or garden
Welcome to 2M
Class Teacher: Mrs Murphy Teaching Assistant: Mrs Clarke
In 2M the children have had a brilliant start to 2019. As a class we have made two New Years Resolutions to try hard on presenting our work well and also to improve our reading.
The children have shown great enthusiasm in getting stuck into these goals already. It is full steam ahead in 2M!
2M have PE on a Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning.
We have the expectation of ‘Every night a reader’. Please make sure children bring their books and book bags daily.
Latest from 2M
To kick of our half terms work on Ghana the children have been using their sense to induldge in what they might see, hear, taste and smell if they visited Ghana. They used their senses to generate adjectives which they are going to use to write some Ghana inspired poetry. Keep checking to have a rea…Read More
These children have taken on the homework challenge to design the fourth little pigs house. They have put in so much imagination and effort. Well done children and families that helped out too!Read More
The children had the very exciting opportunity to spend a couple of weeks completing the Gym Stars programme. They had lots of fun using their fundamental skills and also tried out some exercise machines. They even learnt about the parts of their body they were using on each!Read More
From Ghana With Love
This half term Year 2 will be learning all about Ghana. We will start by looking at the world and its continents and Oceans. We will then be focusing in on Africa and the country of Ghana and making comparisons between the human and physical geography between there and where we live.
Traditional Tales with a Twist
In all of KS1 this half term we are looking at a range of fairytale stories but ones with some wicked twists. As part of our topic we will be doing lots of Art, D and T and Science experiments too.
The Great Fire of London
In Year 2 we are learning all about the Great Fire. We have looked at a timeline of where the fire started and how it grew. We have explored why the fire spread so easily and used repeated patterns in art to create the Stuart houses. The children have also written some fantastic diary entries as Samuel Pepys using some extraordinary language!
What a fantastic first topic of Year 2. The children have learnt all about famous explorers of the past and present. They have thought about why it is important to remember them and why explorers go on expeditions. The children had a go at exploring their local area and school grounds themselves. They then made their own maps to encourage other people to explore Barley Cop Woodland too!