Here are some online resources that you may find useful. There is a downloadable list as well as the ones linked below (they aren't identical). Please let me know of any others you come across (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can share them below. Thanks!
Updated 23rd April
General or mixed resources
There are loads of excellent resources in School360, our virtual learning platform.
I would highly recommend:
- Frog Play - children can access quizzes and can message their teacher from a safe environment.
- J2e - there are lots of apps in here, the best being J2Blast (maths and spelling games), Jit5 (write, paint, animate) and J2Code (coding platform).
- Busy Things - games and activities galore!
- Shoo Fly - beautifully written, illustrated and animated stories.
- The encyclopedias are also great for any research that you might want to do (The DK encyclopedia is probably most suited to year 2 children).
BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons for Homeschooling
Oak National Academy - Online Classroom
Northumberland Home Learning - a huge selection of resources, activities, games and ideas.
Northumberland Padlet - a large selection of resources for learning from home.
National Geographic Kids: lots of resources, covering science, history and geography, as well as English and maths
Scouts - The Great Indoors: a collection of inspiring indoor activities
Audible are offering free audio books during the school closures.
Borrow Box and RBDigital, Northumberland's online libraries, allow you to access e-books, audio books, e-magazines for free (not just for children, if you need something for yourself).
Jane Considine's Super Sentence Stacker lessons (live at 9.45 and 10.30 daily)
Elevenses with David Walliams: sit back and listen to David Walliams read some of his hilarious stories at 11 o'clock every day.
Your child's password works for both these programs. Let me know if they've forgotten it!
White Rose Maths: online lessons and activities (linked to resources sent home in maths pack)
Science at Home (with very few things needed for many of the experiments)
The Imagination Tree: 30 science experiments for kids
Hour of Code: one hour tutorials to teach coding
Scratch: online block-coding platform
ThinkUKnow: Learning about online safety at home
E-Safety Advice and Support
Joe Wicks daily P.E. workouts
BBC Super Movers - keep active while learning with songs and actions
A great website full of videos that make Yoga fun for everyone.
Go Noodle exercises children's bodies as well as engaging their minds
Google Arts and Culture lets you virtually visit art galleries, museums and famous locations around the world.
Free E-Book Explaining Coronavirus to Children
Nosy Crow have produced a free book that answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
Follow this link to read it online:
Alternatively, you can download a copy below.