Useful Activities & Games for children
On this page, we will upload links and ideas for activities which may be useful when school is closed. Please note that not all links have been thoroughly quality assured and checked, so you must check any site before allowing your child to access.
6th July - Keeping the Beat latest issue (Music)
5th June Keeping the Beat Issue 4 (Music)
Link to free ebook library from Oxford University Press - this will be very useful while we're not able to use our usual reading books. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
11th May Parent Advice Sheet - COVID
Keeping the Beat Issue 3 (Music)
Link to YouTube Daily Singing lessons
Link to DfE advice to parents and carers
DfE list of online resources to help children learn at home
National Oak Academy - online classrooms & lessons
Daily Lessons from BBC Bitesize
White Rose Maths lessons online
Link to a full project called Journey to Space, suitable for Y4,5,6
You are Awesome project, 8 lessons for Y 5 & 6 focused on development of Growth Mindset
Keeping the Beat - interactive music website - lots of really great music lessons/activities set up by Music for Bedford Borough teachers
26.3.2020 An updated list of links and activities.
Useful website links for parents: https://www.teaglo.com/blog/free-home-learning-resources-for-parents-during-school-closures/
Ideas for home schooling for KS2 children, set up by an experienced teacher: https://www.theconfidentteacher.com/home-school/
History Home Learning packs written by an experienced history teacher: https://www.mrtdoeshistory.com/home-learning-packs
White Rose Maths free resources to support maths at home: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Recommended by a parent: https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors
Recommended by a parent: Amazon audible books for children: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
See the big list below which has been collated by Eleanor Holton, one of our mums - thanks so much Eleanor!
Please check with a grown up before you use any of these resources for the first time. Remember to be safe online, and tell a grown up if you're worried about anything you see when on the internet. You can also report any worries to CEOP.
Woodlands School has loads of interactive games and activities on its website.
Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers. The games which are against the clock challenge and develop a child's mental maths skills.
Designed for 6 to 11 years olds, the activities can be matched to appropriate mathematical ability. Regular use of Hit the Button can help children to sharpen their recall of vital number facts in a fun way and learning multiplication tables need not be boring.
Practice Times Tables here
Spellingframe.co.uk - useful activities to learn and practice spelling rules
Eleanor's list: (please note we haven't checked these out, so just be careful!)
- Crash Course Kids
- Free School
- Geography Focus
- Kids Learning Tube
- Science Channel
- SciShow Kids
- National Geographic Kids
- Geeek Gurl Diaries
- Mike Likes Science
- Science Max
Joe Wicks live ‘PE with Joe’ 9am, every Monday – Friday
Daily Mile… Jog/run around garden/down street for 15 minutes every dayhttps://thedailymile.co.uk/parents-and-carers/