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General resources

General

BrainPop: BrainPop https://www.brainpop.com/ is offering free access to their home learning website which looks like is full of fantastic videos, games and activities. You do need to sign up so make sure you ask a grown-up to help you/ let a grown-up know you are signing up!

DK Find Out: Dorling Kindersley books are my favourite non-fiction books and their website: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ has loads of really interesting facts about any subject you could think of.

Reading

30 mins reading: 30 mins of quality reading is ideal and can be of school books, home books, newspaper articles or websites.

Bug Club: Log in to Bug Club and read a new book!

Spreeder: Spreeder https://www.spreeder.com/app.php is a fun activity to try and improve speed of reading by copying a text into the box and increasing the speed that the words are shown on the screen. See how quickly you can read (and understand!) the words!

Spelling

Scratch: Play a game to rehearse the 5/6 spelling words. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/377120966/

Spellzone: Here are some spelling activities created by another school, aimed at KS2 children: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/school-31052

5/6 Spelling Words: Below are the 5/6 statutory spelling words. Practice these using a variety of strategies.

SPAG

Khan Academy: Watch some grammar videos: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar and answer the questions.

Writing

Diary: Write a diary entry about what you have done today.

Story Shed: Watch a video on https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html  and have a go at one of the suggested activities or make up your own story.

Maths

Khan Academy: Watch some maths videos https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fourth-grade-math  and https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math and answer the questions.

Time: Use this opportunity to learn to tell the time on a digital and analogue clock: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=time

Money: Here are some money games to play https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=money]

Arithmetic: https://candomaths.org/arithmequiz1.html (or https://candomaths.org/arithmequiz2.html or https://candomaths.org/arithmequiz3.html) have online/ printable practice arithmetic tests.

White Rose: We use the white rose for our planning at school and they have just released some daily activities to keep you busy! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

I See Maths: I See Maths have released some home learning videos aimed at problem solving and reasoning http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons56/

Times Tables

Tables: spend time playing these activities to learn your times tables https://www.transum.org/Tables/Times_Tables.asp

Times Table Rock Stars: spend time playing these activities to learn your times tables https://ttrockstars.com/

Numbots: spend time playing these activities to learn your number facts https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

 

Topic

Show Me: http://www.show.me.uk/ has a range of museum activities about any topic. Use the search function to find The Stone Age, Dinosaurs, Evolution or anything else you are interested in and then try out some of the activities.

Random Videos: Here are lots of interesting videos on a HUGE range of subjects: https://ed.ted.com/ See if you can find out something new. Another website offering similar videos is: https://thekidshouldseethis.com/

Geography: If you want to brush up on your geographical skills, https://world-geography-games.com/index.html has some great games for you!

Computing

Coding: Hour of Code has a range of coding games to play online. All activities should be complete with an explanation and instructional videos https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn

Blockly: There are a range of activities https://blockly.games/ using a block coding language very similar to scratch and then java which is what websites use to run!

Science

Mysteries: Here are some videos that answer all sorts of science mysteries such as 'Why do dogs wag their tales?' and 'How much water is in the world?' Some are short 5 min videos and others are longer and have activities that can be done alongside. https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

Crash Course: Another set of videos to give you a crash course in whatever you want to find out about! https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids are all aimed at children around your age but I've been watching some of them too to remind me of my science knowledge that I may have forgotten!

PE

Joe Wicks: Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) is posting daily P.E. lessons for children. Check them out on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl and keep active while at home.

Youth Sport Trust: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources-0 has some lovely ideas to keep you active at home. 

 

Outdoor Learning

Woodland Trust: Here are some activities to get you outside, all to do with trees! http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/categorymenu/?cat=activities

Wildlife Trust: Here are a range of activities all about keeping connected with nature during this time: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/looking-after-yourself-and-nature

French

Duo Lingo: Practise your French (or learn a completely new language) here: https://www.duolingo.com/ There is no need to sign up but you will need speakers/ headphones!

Music

Out Of The Ark: Here some free songs to sing along to from Out Of The Ark who usually do school musicals: https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/

Art

Creative Community: Ever wanted to learn how to draw/ paint and be taught by world-famous artists? https://www.instagram.com/isolationartschool/?hl=en has a load of tutorials, including drawing by Sir Quentin Blake (illustrator of many books including those by Roald Dahl). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Goodchild kindly put together this list of home learning websites that may be of use while you are at home.

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