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Common Year group resources

Active Summer Challenge

Summer is here and what better way to step into the sunshine than celebrating the fantastic sports events happening in July and August. From UEFA’s Women’s EURO 2022 to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, it promises to be a summer full of excitement!

This year has seen a welcome return to the physical activity in schools, PE lessons, break time games, school sport and after school clubs. We want to build on that and encourage primary aged children to step into their own Active Summer Challenge. The summer holidays present the perfect opportunity for time together, enjoying the weather and taking a rest from the usual routine.

The Active Summer Challenge will help children be active every day by setting their own pledge and taking part in the six weekly challenges. There are resources for teachers to help launch this challenge in schools, fun activity cards for children and links to some lots of amazing content from sport organisations. You’ll find everything you need on this website: https://www.yourschoolgames.com/active-summer-challenge/

Useful Links

Practice of Faith
Please click this link for the Diocesan news page, where they have published an article with recommendations for parents with school-aged children to enable them to continue to worship in the home, and continue to mark the season of Lent / Easter period with their families without gathering publicly for Mass. The website also gives a link to be able to see Mass live streamed. Alternatively, search for ChurchTV to see a selection of Masses that are live streamed.

Home Learning

PE at home - http://peplanning.org.uk/downloads/pe-at-home/

Twinkl - Resources and packs for parents to use during school closures. Made by teachers, trusted by parents. Numerous Home learning packs:
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures 
and further free resources.

Hamilton Trust are providing free Home Learning Packs for English and Maths across all year groups
https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs

Here is a useful blog highlighting all educational sites and resources offering free subscriptions for over the school closure period. https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

 

Useful Links to FREE online education resources

Here is a non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.
Feel free to share.

BBC Bitesize
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
This site covers all subjects at KS1 and KS2 and is regularly updated.

NRich Maths
https://nrich.maths.org/primary
Fantastic British Maths website with a host of games and activities

ClassroomSecrets
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/
This website contains free home learning packs for each year group which include all subjects

Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac
Activities and quizzes

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

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