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The Department for Education has brought together an initial 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.

 

gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

 

Further resources (some of which feature in the above link):

 

spellingshed.com/en-gb (spelling games)

hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/ (Home learning packs for Year 1 – 6 from Hamilton Trust)

classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ (Home learning packs for Foundation – Year 6)

oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ (English and maths activities)

kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/ (English and maths activities – free until april 2020)

collins.co.uk/pages/support-learning-at-home (free access to Collins online resources)

 

Reading

 

twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1BdGYQdyNpMGX (live reading of Wonder by the author herself, RJ Palacio, on Twitter @RJPalacio)

worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ (audio stories from David Walliams)

stories.audible.com/start-listen (free audio books)

youtube.com/results?search_query=%23UsbornePlayandLearn (Dr Joanna Nadin’s daily reading session)

phonicsplay.co.uk/ (phonics games and activities)

readtheory.org/auth/login (reading comprehension: children in Year 4 – 6 already have accounts set up for this. Contact your child’s teacher if you need a reminder of their log in details)

bbc.co.uk/news/education-33644201  (100 books ‘all children should read before leaving primary school’)

tes.com/news/100-fiction-books-read-leaving-primary (list of 100 books from above article)

dropbox.com/sh/d19210dcrkejqd1/AACVCk7xQfshVWDnQCq0f4lea?dl=0 (100 suggested books to read in KS1, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6)

thereaderteacher.com/recommended-reads-year-groups (recommended reads for Year 5 and 6 children)

abebooks.co.uk (website with huge range of cheap second-hand books)

readingeggs.co.uk/ (reading resources – register for a 2 week trial)

 

Writing

 

youtube.com/watch?v=t5kzc2NVikc&list=PL4ypPL9ZSf5o4yqGMmHlNuO-TmhmpXiTH (Super Sentence Stacking – writing activities with Jane Considine)

authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ (10 minute writing challenge videos set by bestselling authors)

hachetteschools.co.uk/hachette-schools-posts/hachetteschools-free-writing-friday/2018/04/24/cressida-cowells-free-writing-friday/ (Author Cressida Cowell’s ‘Free Writing Friday’ resources)

pobble365.com/ (Pictures to inspire writing, with tasks below each picture to give you ideas)

onceuponapicture.co.uk/ (A range of pictures to inspire writing)

thatboycanteach.co.uk/2019/04/showing-instead-of-telling-in-middler.html (Author Kirsty Applebaum’s blog post about how to ‘show not tell’ when writing. Towards the bottom of the article there are ideas for how children can have a go at this)

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