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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Stay up to date with the latest government guidance and see how our service is adapting to support you during this time.

For school staff check out our 'return to school' programmes which will help you support children back into the school environment post lockdown.

Resources for home learning for primary children

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Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy is a national resource built be 40 state schools as well as organisations across the education sector.

It offers lessons for Maths, English, Arts and Languages.

Available for all primary ages - you can pick a specific lesson or follow their weekly lesson schedule.

https://www.thenational.academy/ 

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BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize has ready made lessons for all ages as well as games. 

A trusted and easy to navigate resource:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

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bbc bitesize
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Learning

We cannot recommend BrainPop more highly.

This resource helps you make any room a classroom covering almost any subject you can think of with ready made lessons and super engaging content.

It even has a games site so tablet and electronic downtime can become educational!

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Coding for kids

Okay, so computer coding sounds a little scary, but Tynker makes it easy and fun.

There content is suitable from 5+ and makes code accessible for even the biggest technophobes amongst us so you’ll be able to enjoy this one with your kids!

Visit the Tynker webite to access free premium content during school closures!
 

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National Geographic

We love the National Geographic site.

Not only is the content great (and covers a lot more than Geography!) but it is also so quick to filter through what you want.

You can search by year, content or subject and quickly get access to word-class teaching material!

 

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NASA

An amazing bank of resources and games delivered to you by NASA.

Great for home projects and learning everything from rockets to wind tunnels.


 

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Scholastic

Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

A really trustworthy source for curriculum based learning.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

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NRICH project

Maths brought to you from Cambridge University!

This site is easy to navigate and comes highly recommended by educators!

Visit the NRICH project website for more information.


 

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Museums

Conventional school trips may be out of the question at the moment, but luckily you can take a tour of some of the world’s most famous museums and galleries from the comfort of your living room:

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YouTube

YouTube might often be the bane of parents and carers life but there is some extremely good content beyond the challenge, video game and dance vids!

Check out a couple of channels we recommend:


 

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PE with Joe

PE with Joe

Every Monday - Friday at 9am – 9.30am you can tune in to YouTube channel of one of the nation’s favourite body coaches, Joe Wicks, as he takes a P.E class suitable for all children and young people.

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

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The PE Shed

The PE Shed is packed full of ideas and resources for getting active at home, it is easy to navigate and has a mix of longer or shorter sessions.

https://www.thepeshed.com/

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PE Shed
Change 4 Life

Change 4 Life

Kids need to be active for 60 minutes a day. From fun 10 Minute Shake Up games to information about active hobbies and sports, you’ll find everything you need to get your family moving here.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

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Maths with Carol Vorderman

Let Carol teach your child in a fun way during this difficult period
This is free for everyone aged 4-12 years due to COVID-19.
click on the link below.  There's fun for everyone.

http://www.themathsfactor.com/

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Maths
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English with David Walliams

Time for Elevenses

Enter the world of David Walliams with a great selection of entertaining books for your child and also to broaden their minds.  Click on the link below. 

 https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

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Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)

Get the kids involved and introduce them to new ingredients, equipment and skills.  Packed with recipes for all the family. A combination of safe and easy-to-use equipment will help you and the kids get brilliant results (and have fun!) every time you cook together.   

Click on the link below.  Happy cooking!

https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/6-brilliant-recipes-to-get-kids-cooking/

 

 

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Cooking with Jamie Oliver
Music with Myleene

Music with Myleene Klass

Let Myleene teach your child how to learn basic rhythms and have fun with their name.  Very creative.

Have a browse through the video links.  There are lots of fun teachings and something for everyone.

Click the link below

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

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Dance with Darcey Bussel

Dance with Darcey Bussel; Join a member of the Diverse Dance Mix (DDMIX) for Schools team for a 10 minute shake up on Facebook LIVE just after lunch at 1.30pm. Keep your kids energised and active during these difficult times.

Click on link below:

https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

 

 

 

 

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Music Apps

Fun music apps to use for learning and play: 

Loopimal – fun and accessible app for iPhone/iPad which teaches children how to make music through building sounds using animals and loops.

Bandimal – another fun creative music composer, for iPhone/iPad.

Loopesque Kids – circular piano/looping wheel with engaging sensory graphics, patterns and peaceful sounds.

GarageBand – powerful app for iPhone and iPad that features a range of musical instruments and a recording studio, so you can create your own music.

Music Maker Jam – similar to GarageBand, but for Android users.

ThumbJam – powerful app for iPhone/iPad with a wide range of real instrument sounds which you can play in a broad variety of styles.

DrumJam – percussion and drum sounds to explore for iPhone/iPad.

REAL DRUM – drum-kit app for Android.

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