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Optional Home Learning Activities

Home Learning links will be posted on Tapestry or Class Dojo by class teachers weekly. Please continue to upload class work to Dojo Portfolios (Y1 to Y6) or Tapestry (EYFS).

Documents providing additional optional activities and links to websites can be found below:

Website Links (all titles are hyperlinked)

Recently Added

Spelling Shed: spelling games and activities, a login is required. A Quick Start Guide can be found in the documents at the bottom of this page. Please note that this platform works better on chrome or equivalent browsers - you will not be able to access the full platform if using explorer. 

BBC Daily Lessons: daily online lessons for each year group, provided by BBC Bitesize.

Oak National Academy: daily online lessons presented by Primary Teachers for each year group. 

Art - We have added a 2nd pack of creative activities put together by Hinchingbrooke school into the documents below. 

 

English

20 KS1 English ChallengesCambridgeshire's English Team have produced an activity grid linked to English perfect for children aged 5-7

20 KS2 English ChallengesCambridgeshire's English Team have produced an activity grid linked to English perfect for children aged 7-11

Radio Bloggingdaily radio shows with interactive activities to keep you busy and engaged.

Questr: active English games for parents and children.

 

Phonics/Spelling

Word Walls and Phonic Sound Mats can be found at the bottom of the page.

Year 3&4 and Year 5&6 Word Lists can be found at the bottom of the page. 

PhonicsPlay: phonics games and activities.  Login using username: march20 and password:home for free access. 

Alphablocks: fun and friendly phonics videos by the BBC

Spelling Shed: spelling games and activities, login required.

 

Reading 

AR: book quizzing and recommendations (login required)

FirstNews: free downloadable issue to First News, a children's newspaper. 

Audible: Amazon audible books are providing free access to children's stories during the school closures.

Oxford Owl: free e-books from Oxford University Press.  You will need to create a login. 

David Walliams: Listen to David Walliams read some of his most loved stories. 

Collins Big Cat reading ebooks: Collins have made some of their book bands available. The ebooks have sound and are read aloud so you can mute your device when you want your child to read the text.  Go to Collins Connect and click on the Teacher portal and enter:                                                            Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk                                                                                                        Password: Parents20!

 

Writing

 ​​​​LetterJoin: handwriting practice (login required). Examples of each letter formation can be found at the bottom of the page.

SPAG.com: spelling, grammar and punctuation quizzes for Year 6 (login required)

Pobble: a daily stimulus picture with questions, story starters and sentence challenges. 

 

Maths 

Mathletics: maths activities and games linked to taught units 

TTRockstars: times tables practice (login required)

White Rose Maths: tutorial videos and activities linked to primary maths following the system we use in school. 

Primary Gamesfree interactive maths games.

Corbettmaths: videos and activities linked to primary maths, most suitable for KS2.

NumberblocksNumber based videos from the BBC

 

Science

Mystery Science: a range of fun and engaging science lessons (please note this website  uses US grades).

Marvin and Milo: simple and fun experiments to try at home.

Kitchen Science: 10 science experiments to try at home from the London Science Museum.

Starters for STEM (Part1): 10 activities to try at home from STEM Learning.

Starters for STEM (Part2): 10 more activities to try at home from STEM Learning.

 

Computing 

Blockly: play the games to learn computer programming skills

Typing Club: a free website where children can learn to touch type.

 

PE

The Body Coach TV: Join Joe Wicks for a daily 30 minute workout - PE with Jo.

Succeed in PE: active games and ideas to play at home. 

Supermovers: a range of videos to get you moving.

Cosmic Yoga: yoga videos for children to follow and join in with. 

 

Geography

World Geography Games: a range of games testing your knowledge of world geography.

 

Languages

Linguascope: the interactive, language platform we use for French in school. Please contact class teachers for login details. 

 

Art

We have added a pack of creative activities put together by Hinchingbrooke school into the documents below. 

 

Outdoor Learning 

We have added some outdoor learning activities into the documents below. 

 

Indoor Learning

The Great Indoors: The Scout Association have created a bank of  activities (with instructions) that can be done indoors. Lots of great ideas for all of the family 

Pen and Paper GamesSimple pen and paper games to play in small groups or as a family.