Online Opportunities for 2-7 Year Olds

The Government have put together a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

Helping children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during School Closures

Please click here for advice for parents and carers of children who have not yet started school.

At Holbeach we have also put together a list of some great resources for your child to use while they are not in school. Many educational service providers are providing free access to resources.

Online Resources across all subjects

  • LGFL Lots of resources can be accessed and in the event of closures  most of these resources will be accessible without a login. Search by subject or key stage. As some resources are designed to be teacher led, a new filter has been added in the subject drop down menu, allowing you to select an option for Home Learning. You can also use key stage drop down to highlight resources that are  are age appropriate for home learning.
  • Busy Things – Fun educational resources especially good for Early Years and KS1. Parents can register for a 7 day free trial or login with the children’s LGFL logins or QR codes and passwords.
  • Twinkl– Free instant access to interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and worksheets across the whole currciulum. Click your year group for some fantastic resources – Nursery Reception Year 1 Year 2
  •  Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS and then visit the Parents Hub.
  • TTS have put together free EYFS and KS1 Learning packs.
  • BBC supermovers – great ideas for learning whilst keeping your children active.
  • Topmarks Early Years and KS1 interactive games and resources across the curriculum.
  • ICT Games – interactive Maths and English games.
  • Newsround – keep up-to-date with the latest news.

Maths resources

  • TTBlast on LGFL – choose your timetables to practise. (Login using LGFL or use without login)
  • Times Table Rockstars – Login and challenge friends or teachers to a Rock Star Battle!!
  • NRICH – Click on the primary hub to access maths problem solving activities for children.
  • Topmarks Daily Ten and other maths games.
  • ICT Games – maths games.

 English resources

  • Bug Club – All children at Holbeach have an account for Bug Club, which is a fantastic online reading resource.
  • Love My Books – This is a great resource to promote the love of reading, with a huge range of high quality books and activities to go with it
  •  ICT Games – reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities.
  •  Reading Zone Live – authors, writing and poetry
  •  Spell Blast on LGFL – practise your spellings (Login using LGFL or use without login)

Physical Activity Ideas

  • PE with Joe – PE kits on Holbeach! Every morning at 9am tune into Joe Wicks for a half an hour PE lesson designed for children!

Computing Resources

  • Dance-mat Typing skills –this is a great opportunity for children to improve their typing skills.
  • Code Club self-led coding projects using Scratch or HTML/CSS projects.
  • Scratch – For KS1 we recommend Scratch Junior which is a free app on ipads and tablets (but not PC’s yet). You can view these free tutorials and activities to get you started.
  • Code.org You can use hour of code or sign up for a free coding course. These courses are self-led and age appropriate and are brilliant for developing vital debugging skills.

Online Safety

  • ThinkuKnow – a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children.
  • BBC Own It! – Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.

Science

 Geography resources

Non-screen time activities

Click here for fun and educational non-screen activities that can be completed at home and support independent learning.

And lastly,  if you are all stuck at home, here is a useful article from Parent Zone with some family ideas on how to entertain your children safely during this time.

COVID-19 Update – Monday 25th May

In order to support you at this difficult time we continue to keep you up to date with the most important aspects of the latest advice.

The latest advice and information

Lewishams information about schools and childcare during COVID-19

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

A useful link to explain how to care for someone in your house if they have the coronavirus

Explaining Covid-19 to your children

Konnie Huq explains the virus in a child friendly way

A Children’s guide to coronavirus

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are usually mild, but some people can become very unwell.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

The Latest Government Guidance – Overview

Online Opportunities for 7-11 Year Olds

The Government have put together a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

At Holbeach we have also put together a list of some great resources for your child to use while they are not in school. Many educational service providers are providing free access to resources.

Online Resources across all subjects

  • LGFL Lots of resources can be accessed and in the event of closures  most of these resources will be accessible without a login. Search by subject or key stage. As some resources are designed to be teacher led, a new filter has been added in the subject drop down menu, allowing you to select an option for Home Learning. You can also use key stage drop down to highlight resources that are  are age appropriate for home learning.
  • Twinkl – Free instant access to interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and worksheets across the whole currciulum. Click your year group for some fantastic resources – Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
  • Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS and then visit the Parents Hub.
  • TTS have put together free KS2 Learning packs.
  • BBC supermovers – great ideas for learning whilst keeping your children active.
  • Topmarks – interactive games and resources across the curriculum.
  • ICT Games – interactive Maths and English games.
  • Newsround – keep up-to-date with the latest news.

Maths resources

  • TTBlast on LGFL – choose your timetables to practise. (Login using LGFL or use without login)
  • Times Table Rockstars – Login and challenge friends or teachers to a Rock Star Battle!!
  • NRICH – Click on the primary hub to access maths problem solving activities for children.
  • Topmarks Daily Ten and other maths games.
  • ICT Games – maths games.

 English resources

  • Bug Club – All children at Holbeach have an account for Bug Club, which is a fantastic online reading resource.
  • Love My Books – This is a great resource to promote the love of reading, with a huge range of high quality books and activities to go with it
  • ICT Games – reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities.
  •  Reading Zone Live – authors, writing and poetry
  •  Spell Blast on LGFL – practise your spellings (Login using LGFL or use without login)

Physical Activity Ideas

  • PE with Joe – PE kits on Holbeach! Every morning at 9am tune into Joe Wicks for a half an hour PE lesson designed for children!

Computing Resources

  • Dance-mat Typing skills –this is a great opportunity for children to improve their typing skills.
  • Code Club self-led coding projects using Scratch or HTML/CSS projects.
  • Scratch – children can watch the tutorials and practise their skills. They can set up their own accounts with parental permission. For KS1 we recommend Scratch Junior which is a free app on ipads and tablets (but not PC’s yet). You can view these free tutorials and activities to get you started.
  • Code.org You can use hour of code or sign up for a free coding course. These courses are self-led and age appropriate and are brilliant for developing vital debugging skills.

Online Safety

  • ThinkuKnow – a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children.
  • BBC Own It! – Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.

Science

 Geography resources

Non-screen time activities

Click here for fun and educational non-screen activities that can be completed at home and support independent learning.

And lastly,  if you are all stuck at home, here is a useful article from Parent Zone with some family ideas on how to entertain your children safely during this time.

Assembly Time! – Come and have a listen to a story.

Come and join us for our ‘Remote Whole School Assembly’, where we will be reading you a story and maybe asking you some ‘Look’, ‘Think’ and ‘Clue’ questions or setting you a challenge. Enjoy the story and if you want to post some answers you can do so in the comments box at the bottom of this page or email admin@holbeach.lewisham.sch.uk

We also have a great link to some other stories read to you by The Little Angel Theatre . Have a look!

Click on the story to hear it.

Each Peach Pear Plum – Allan and Janet Ahlberg

Harry By The Sea by Gene Zion

Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson

Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson

Tiddler by Julia Donaldson

Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson

Wellbeing – Stay Safe, Stay Positive

Don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tricks and tips

Health For KidsHealth for Kids offers a fun, engaging and interactive way for children to learn about health. Find games, articles and lots more right here.

Creative Calm – A great pack to help focus minds with activities to stay positive.

Childline has a ‘calm zone’, with videos, activities, games, and calming activities to help children who are worried about anything

BBC CBeebies for special needs
Resources and help for children with additional needs from the BBC, including Mr Tumble!

Music Matters

Miss Middleton has put together some fantastic music resources for all our Holbeach families. Come and have a look

PS22 Chorus:

Sheku Kanneh-Mason – Rachmaninov, Elegie

BBC Ten Pieces at Home: Get Creative With Classical Music

WWII songs for year 3:

Songs about the Romans for year 5:

Lewisham Zoooom Choir

‘Lewisham Music are delighted to announce that we have launched our new Zoooom Choir. ‘

The choir is for families with children in Y2 – Y8 and if you sign up you can access these great sessions.

Click here to find out more about Lewisham’s Zoooom Choir

‘In order to take part parents will need to sign up and agree to read and comply with our online safety policy. You can find all the relevant information at https://www.lewishammusic.org/zoooom-choirs/.’

Song of the Week

‘Sing Up’ have been having a ‘Song of The Week’ A great song for the whole family to learn each week. Click here for this weeks song.

Myleene’s ‘Music Klass’

Singer and pianist Myleene Klass is giving music lessons from home via YouTube, joined by her talented daughters Ava and Hero. And they’re getting a whole load of new people into music.

Myleene’s ‘Music Klass’ is taught via YouTube, and it’s bringing music to people stuck at home in the most amazing way.

Click on the links to access a fun music lesson

The one where the Klasses play the glasses!

The one where we learn the Tonic Solfa

The one where we show you where all the music came from

The one where we learn basic rhythms and then play your name

The one where I teach you the difference between major and minor and maybe play the piano backwards!

The one where we learn about dynamics and say them in Italian