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
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.
- 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.
- 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
- Yoga – We’re Going On A Bear Hunt / Harry Potter / The Very Hungry Catapillar / Disney’s Moana / Minecraft / Trolls
- 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!
- Give It Your Max – Weekly online tennis sessions that you don’t need any equipment for!
- 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.
- 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.
- National Geographic Kids – games, competitions and interesting fact files.
- Visit A Museum from the comfort of your home!
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.