What if I need more work for my child?
The work set on Class Dojo should be your child's first priority. This work should take 3-4 hours to complete. This time should be a mix of watching the recorded online lessons, pausing to join in with activities as directed, and then completing the independent activities set. Your child can then submit their work for feedback and may need to revise or correct their work following this feedback. If you still need more for your child to do then the following ideas will help
CBBC - If you do not have stable internet access, but you do have TV - The CBBC channel will have a three-hour block of primary school programmes from 9am. This will include programmes from BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily as well as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories and Operation Ouch
Twinkl - Twinkl have worksheets, reading activities, and online games. they are offering a premium account for free during the current situation. Register for an account using your own email address, and use the code UKTWINKLHELPS to get full access
Pearson Primary - Pearson Primary make our Power Maths books. They have a range of materials to support parents
BBC Bitesize - games, videos and articles for all ages, across all areas of the curriculum
Top Marks - a wide range of activities and games in all subjects for all year groups
Crick Web - a wide range of activities and games in all subjects for all year groups
Five Minute Mum -a blog written by a mum with lots of 5 minute ways to keep children busy
BBC Good Food Kids - a starting point for cooking with kids.
David Walliams Elevenses - Listen to David Walliams read a different short story for free. A new one released at 11am, but listen at any time of the day.
TrackitLights - have some free resources designed to help parents motivate their children and structure their day to help balance the needs of children with other competing demands
Learn by Design - STEM at home have a range of activities - word searches, worksheets, colouring sheets - all related to science, technology, engineering and maths - some need a printer, BUT THE BEST BY FAR.... Are the practical experiments you can complete at home with household objects! See static electricity in action with a comb and some salt and pepper! Make clouds in a jar with some hairspray and ice! And more! Some activities will need adult supervision
Oxford Owl - sign up for free to access an ebook library. If you are not sure which book band your child is reading please email the class email to ask their teacher
Get Epic - an online library. Class teachers in some year groups have already signed up their classes. If your class hasn't yet signed up but you would like to use this, please email the class teacher to request this
Nessy - we have already contacted everyone who we think would most benefit from this. If you haven't received an email but think this would be beneficial to you, please email your child's class teacher for more info.
Story Starts - a website which gives your child the start of the story for them to continue
Fiction Express - weekly stories where your child can vote on plot twists and be rewarded for their reading. If you would like to be set up on this and your child's teacher hasn't done so already, please email them!
Book Life - have some free ebooks which can be downloaded. You have to create a free account, but can then download the books. Titles including Parts of a Plant, Space Stats, Why do I wash my hands and more. one of the titles - A Kid's Guide to Feeling Lonely is available to download below
Keeping Kids Busy - Nottingham City Libraries have online activities including "live" story sessions through Zoom for all ages
Phonics Play - online phonics games, currently FREE for everyone
Teach your Monster to Read - sign up for free to help younger children learn to read. The website is free, but the app has a charge. There have been free offers on the app recently, so it is worth checking
Times tables rock stars (Y2-6) and Numbots (Y1) - your child has a personal login. If you need a reminder, please contact your child's teacher through the Class Dojo app
Math Playground - lots of maths games. Many are free, but some require a subscription
Dance Equation - combines dancing and maths, great for 2-8 year olds and those with additional needs. Some older children may also enjoy it. The first lesson at each level is free.
BBC Supermovers - lots of ways to get your children active whilst learning at the same time
PE with Joe - daily, live on YouTube at 9am, but can be used any time of the day. Great for kids and grown ups too!
Cosmic Kids Yoga - Children's yoga on YouTube. Kids love it - active, but also calming!
There are a few free apps which you might find helpful, here are some that we like:
-Khan Academy - loads of activities to help with spelling, maths, reading and more
-STEM kids - articles, videos and pictures linked to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
Pre-school and Nursery
The government have produced the Hungry Little Minds site with lots of advice for children from 0-5 years, aimed mainly at those who have not yet started school. There are many links within that site to suitable websites and apps for younger children.
The Tiny Happy People site from the BBC also has lots of ideas for babies to preschool age children.