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Updated 22nd April



During the current school closures, we will continue to inform you of different websites and resources that you can use at home for home-learning, online activities or getting some daily exercise.


More and more subscription-based services are being offered free-of-charge at this time and we will continue to tell you about these as we hear about them, but please pay careful attention to the terms and conditions of these sites, especially as their free period comes to an end.



Please note that this is a shared list of resources for children across our school and therefore not all resources will be appropriate for all ages.



Recent Additions


BBC Bitesize now includes short daily lessons for all ages:


Oak National Academy is an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, and it includes a range of short lessons for all subjects:


The Government released its own list of resources for parents at the beginning of April.  Please see more information at



This is a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler



Timestable Rockstars – (Y2–Y6 only)


Spelling Shed


SplashMaths (Y3/4) - free maths games - class codes and usernames to be sent out


Purple Mash - coding and online literacy activities


Scratch - online coding and creation of environments


Read Any Book - online free books (check age range to make sure they are suitable first)


Phonics Play - Phonics games


Top Marks - Lots of educational games including times tables


Oxford Owl - Lots of educational games


ICT Games - Lots of educational games and online tools to demonstrate mathematical methods (eg, number lines)


Snappy Maths - Lots of mental maths worksheets



JIT5 - A range of fun programs for the children to access: word processing, programming, animating etc


Crickweb - Sorting games, particularly good for science


National Geographic Kids- Activities and quizzes


Duolingo - Learning languages (available on web or app)


The Maths Factor – Carol Vorderman’s maths site (currently free of charge)


You can listen to David Walliams' daily short stories at any time. Each new story is being released at 11.00am from 24 March to 23 April.


Other online reading books are available from The Book Trust


For as long as schools are closed, children can instantly stream audible audio books.


RSPCA - Lots of fun and free resources!




10-Minute Shake-ups


Pinterest - An amazing collection of activities, games, etc Amazing for rainy day ideas


For theatre lovers:



There are also teaching and learning sites that are currently offering free resources to families: – enter code UKTWINKLHELPS - no code needed





Biff, Chip n Kipper Pictures

In anticipation of a possible school closure, we will be using this section of our class page to provide homework tasks for the children.


Additionally, there will be individual folders coming home, which will include regular spellings and English writing target cards, as well as the recent SATs practice papers.  I will also communicate through Teachers to Parents about children's individual maths challenges.  Where you are able to provide support at home, The Maths Organiser, which has been used for revision, and other resources which I will post here, could be used to support these challenges.


Any completed work, should you wish it to be marked immediately - and have the means to do so - can then be sent in to the school email address, which will be clarified at the appropriate time.  Anything else will be marked when we return.


More details will follow, but for now I hope you are all safe and well.




Mr Geraghty