Extra Home Learning Resources

YEAR 1 AND 2 MY HAPPY MINDS PARENT KIT FOR HOME LEARNING
BLUE PETER BADGES
 
Lots of children in school have already gained an iconic Blue Peter Badge, so why not try to gain one during this time of school closure.
 
First awarded in 1963, badge owners can gain free entry into over 200 Blue Peter Badge attractions around the country such as theme parks, zoos and castles (when we eventually get back to normal).
 
There are several different coloured badges to work towards and apply for. If you're itching to get your hands on a Blue Peter badge, but don't know where to start, click on the Blue Peter badge below. Good luck! 

30 DAYS WILD RANDOM ACTS OF WILDNESS

Why not take part in 30 Days Wild with The Wildlife Trust. A Random Act of Wildness is any thing that you can do in an average working day to bring a little nature into your life. They can take a few seconds, a few minutes, or if you lose yourself completely, a few hours! We've got quite a few ideas below - but you can make up your own, too! Let us know if you complete all of the challenges! Enjoy!

BBC BITESIZE

From today (Monday 20th April) the BBC will unveil its largest education expansion in a generation, with TV shows and podcasts reflecting the summer term National Curriculum. You will be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of the Bitesize website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button. In launching Bitesize Daily, the BBC have worked with several educational organisations including the RSC, the Premier League, Twinkl, TES, Pearson, SAM Learning, Sparx, Oxford University Press and children's publishers including Puffin Books, Nosy Crow and Macmillan. This week’s timetable for Years 1 and 2 can be found below. To access BBC Bitesize please click the following link

 

STEM SCIENCE

STEM primary science resource packages provide resources, activities and guidance to support parents and carers of primary-aged children with home learning. A link to the website can be found here.

#THIS IS PE

Yorkshire Sport Foundation are working with physical educators from across the country to support parents to teach PE at home. Each short #ThisIsPE video will focus on a different aspect of the National Curriculum.  The videos, delivered by PE teachers, will help children to continue their skill development in PE during this period when we are having to stay at home, to save lives. Videos are posted at 1pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  You don’t need to be in PE kit and you don’t need sports equipment. All of the videos will use things that you can find around the home. Click here to access the resources. 

 

AMAZON AUDIBLE
 
For as long as schools are closed, Audible is open. You can stream an incredible collection of stories that will help children to continue to dream, learn and just be children. Click on this link to be directed to the audible website. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. 
DISNEY 10 MINUTE SHAKE UPS!
 
Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to produce Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney's The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get children moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day! Click here to access the website.
WHITE ROSE MATHS
 
The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. Click on the White Rose picture below to access these excellent resources. 
WE ARE ADVENTURERS DAILY CHALLENGE

The We Are Adventurers Team, who work with us in school, have produced daily outdoor learning challenges that can be done in the garden to help children engage with nature. Each session comes with some additional learning ideas so that you can build on what the children have learnt. Please note that just like at school, the activities will require adult supervision. 

Click on the 'We Are Adventurers' image below. 

 

 

OUT OF THE ARK MUSIC
 
Singing is so good for health and wellbeing. To help with the rhythms and routines of new daily life, 'Out of the Ark' music are releasing seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. Every week for the next few weeks they will be adding songs and resources. Happy singing everyone! Click here to visit their website. 
LITTLE BELTERS
 
Little Belters is for 5 to 11 years olds who love to sing. They are offering free, daily singing lessons. Click here to visit the Little Belters YouTube Page.
DRAW WITH ROB
 
Author and illustrator Rob Biddulph has created draw along videos which are available every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am from his website. Happy drawing! 
JULIA DONALDSON AND DAVID WALLIAMS
 
The children's author Julia Donaldson has started a weekly broadcast (Thursday's at 4pm). The star illustrator on last weeks ‘Julia Donaldson & Friends’ was the amazing Axel Scheffler. Click on 'The Gruffalo' below to visit the page. 
 
Every day at 11am, David Walliams will be sharing an audio story from one of his best-selling 'World's Worst Children' short story collections. Click here to visit his website. 
LIVE READ, WRITE, INC PHONICS LESSONS
 
Live phonics sessions will show at the times below and will be available for 24 hours. Set 1 sounds 9.30 am (GMT) - Set 2 sounds 10.00 am - Set 3 sounds 10.30 am. Click here to access the link. 
FURTHER READING SUPPORT

Read, Write, Inc is now providing daily updates on Facebook/Twitter for regular tips to support reading and writing at home.

Poetry Time films

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.

Parent and carer hotline

Read, Write, Inc. now has a hotline for parents and carers helping children learning to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics. Please email homereading@ruthmiskin.com with any queries. 

Oxford Owl for Home from Oxford University Press

  • 72 free eBooks matched to Read Write Inc. Phonics Storybooks
  • 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets
  • 28 Ditty practice sheets
  • Parent information booklets
  • 8 Speedy Green Words slideshows

Resources are available on Oxford Owl for Home. The first batch of Read Write Inc. eBooks has now been added and the rest will arrive over the coming weeks.

Parents and carers will need to login to access eBooks.

PE WITH JOE 
 
Personal trainer and author Joe Wicks is holding live free PE classes at 9am Monday to Friday via his YouTube channel for children of all ages, in a bid to keep everyone moving! Click HERE to access the channel.  
THE MATHS FACTOR

Countdown legend and maths whizz Carol Vordeman has created The Maths Factor, a site where she teaches children basic skills from 4 to 11 years. The subscription-based site is now free for users during the closure period. Along with short lessons and exercises, there are educational games children can play on the site to help them learn.

TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS
 
We have signed up for free full access to Times Tables Rock Stars – a platform for multiplication and division. TT Rock Stars is easily accessible for pupils to play from home via the free app or browser. If you would like your child to have access to the platform please email homelearning@templemoor.trafford.sch.uk, and we will provide you with a username and password. 
CHESTER ZOO VIRTUAL TOUR

Many youngsters (and adults!) will no doubt be desperately missing visiting Chester Zoo. The zoo's animals are being well cared for and looked after by keepers while the gates are closed, but if you're having withdrawal symptoms, don't worry - you'll still be able to catch up with your favourite animals, because the zoo is hosting an all day live virtual tour with hourly slots featuring a range of different animals. Click here for further information. 

OTHER ACTIVITIES YOU MAY WANT TO TRY

Reading

Please ensure that you carry on listening to your child read as much as possible at home. They don’t just have to read their school books they could read their own books, comics, recipes and magazines. Oxford Owl is a great website that has interactive Oxford Reading Tree books. The website is completely free; you just need to sign up to it. Click on the Oxford Owl below for further information. 

Phonics

Here is a link to a useful website with a focus on developing phonics.

1.    Free Phonics Play.

2.    Parents and then…

3.    Interactive resources 

 

Mathematics

Top Marks is an excellent website. You find lots of activities and games you can play at home.

Enrich maths is another brilliant website. https://nrich.maths.org/.  Click on:

1.   Primary pupils

You find lots of activities and games you can play at home. 

 

General

To keep your children active go onto Youtube and search for ‘Go Noodle’, ‘Just Dance’, ‘Cosmic Yoga’ or ‘Joe Wicks – Body coach, Active 5 and 8 minute moves’.

http://www.ictgames.com/ has a large variety of Maths and English games.

https://www.funology.com/funology-science-experiments/ has science experiments and art and craft project ideas

FREE SUBSCRIPTION WEBSITES TO SUPPORT LEARNING
The subscription websites below have offered free home learning access to their super resources for the next few weeks.