Read Write Inc. Phonics – learning to read at home
Films for children
Films will show at the times below and be available for 24 hours.
Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am (GMT)
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am
Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am
One Poetry Time film will be posted on YouTube per day. This will stay available for children and parents to enjoy (and join in) again and again.
Films for adults
There are also films on the link to show parents and carers how we teach children to read and write with Read Write Inc. Phonics.
During school closure, they will continue to update their page with films and useful resources.
Home learning Website list
These websites are all fantastic to keep your children learning in these uncertain times
Twinkl is the ‘go to’ for teachers. They have kindly opened the doors to all for the duration of school closure and have given a code ‘UKTWINKLHELPS’ to access everything free for a month in the event of school closure.
All-ages Free Audio books (no account needed)
This website is usually a subscription based website and is a firm favourite with year one. They have a huge range of fun phonics games for all levels in the Early years and KS1
A great website from the makers of the Biff and Chip books. There are some simple maths games and access to a huge range of ORT books. Very useful.
It has a search facility to find activities or support for everything from understanding the need for sand and water play to tips on helping your child read. The section on learning numbers through play is particularly good. You can also use the search facility for links to other educational websites.
Lots of free speech and language resources, advice and tips for parents working at home with their children who have SLCN.
This website has a lot of maths games covering many different areas of the subject
from simple addition and subtraction through to reflection and rotational symmetry
and many activities suitable for your older child.
Advice and activities on how to help your child with maths at home. Some lovely activities which mean the children might not even realise they are practising their maths skills!
Mrs Underwood is offering a range of free EYFS and KS1 resources.
This is an American site with some fantastic maths games and activities grouped into topics. This is a wonderful site to help with difficulties in specific areas of mathematical understanding.
This is a wonderful primary school website which has games and information on a range of subjects.
This is a fantastic website with some simple literacy activities. The games will need your support to set up and talk through.
This website has links to games and activities from EYFS right through to the end of key stage two. There are some really simple literacy and numeracy games.
A collection of resources to support learning in all areas of the curriculum.
Children books and movies
This is a great website and app with lots of books. Whilst it is a subscription app you get the first month free. I would recommend using for the free month and then making your own decision.
Quite a few ideas for free activities which the children could access at home. Use the ‘Activities’ section to find the best activities for home learning.
BP provides some nice introductory videos for Science, Geography and Design Technology
Komodo maths offer some valuable KS1 and KS2 online mathematics resources.
All-age working memory boosters
A website with stories to read and games to play. You can browse by age level
A website with activities galore colouring in pages, origami, recipe ideas and doodle books. This website will give you thousands of ideas to keep the children busy. Sadly many of the printable resources are now part of the members only section.
A set of youtube videos showing how to draw cartoons.
A collection of delightful activities it even has some step by step instructions for fantastic origami modals including a brilliant section on paper planes.
Kiddle is a child friendly search engine by goodle. A great place to find out about particular topics whilst staying safe online.
National Geographic for kids has some stunning images and interactive games and colouring books. A lovely site for children to learn more about animals, wildlife and the world around them.
Fun facts and games about space.
There are courses and games for learning how to code on this great website. All courses are free of charge and have a really good range of levels.
Ideas for physical exercise at home
Fantastic fun yoga stories for children. Will keep them entertained when they need down time!
I challenge you to complete the ‘Position and Direction with the Hip Hop Granny’!
Music and mindfulness for children. It’s an American website with lots of fabulous dance routines and guided mindfulness sessions. The chicken dance is a particular favourite!
Teach your monster to read
A fantastic app which the children really love. It has a mixture of phonics and whole word games aimed at supporting reading.
Jungle Time. A great app to help your child with telling the time.
A wonderful app to support phonics and word building skills. Fantastic.
squeebles multiplication. A great app to help with multiplication.
These aim to improve your child’s understanding of place value and number bonds. Both are really good games and are suitable for your older children too. The developer ‘motion maths’ have made a number of apps for older mathematicians too.
Percy Parker is a wonderful times tables app for the end of year one onwards. It teaches them their times tables in a really enjoyable way – but the songs will stay in your head!
You might have heard your children talk about the Bee-Bot at school - it's often used in our classrooms to teach children about control programming and directions in maths. This lovely app version is good fun and free!
Reading Raven - recommended to me
An engaging app that teaches children phonics with a step-by step programme, one lesson at a time. We love the clear letter sounds as you click on each letter. It's also engaging with fab illustrations to hold a child's interest as they learn (£2.99).
Meteor Math - recommended to me
An 'explosive' maths challenge with an arcade game feel - find two numbers to make the answer shown on the planet and watch as they explode! The game gets faster as you go up through the levels and it becomes exciting and challenges children to solve the sums more quickly. A great way of improving speed of mental maths.
A wonderful app aimed at improving phonics.
Always remember to monitor your children when using the internet. Whilst these links are all checked there are some websites which aren’t as lovely.
I hope that you have found this list of activities useful. If you find any additional sites which others might enjoy please let us know so that we can continue to support ICT learning and fun at home with regularly updated lists.