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Website Learning Links

Please see below a list of learning links that would be great for your child to engage with.

Teach Your Monster to Read

A picture a day to discuss with your child

ICT Games

BBC Teach - support and advice for teachers and parents/carers -

100 books for parents - To support teachers and parents, we've compiled a list of books to read with your children at home, along with downloadable activity sheets for each book. We've collated a range of activities from publishers and from our own team of librarians and curriculum specialists. - 

Ragdolly Annas provide a range of quality sessions to include music and rhyme, craft and story time -

Twinkl- Subscription service used by schools is offering a free premium service parents and children to use whilst schools are closed. Enter the code-UKTWINKLHELPS. There are worksheets, games and PowerPoints to help with learning.             

Classroom secrets - Maths and Reading activities.         

White Rose Maths-Maths home learning packages during school closures.

This website has learning ideas for Early Years if you want them.

Rob Biddulph is presenting drawing workshops #drawwithrob. There are two new videos uploaded each week on a Tuesday and Thursday. Two workshops are currently on the website.

Edinburgh Zoo are also live streaming from their enclosures.

Just to let you know Ruth Miskin our Read, Write, Inc expert is offering free daily phonics sessions, our children should be securing Set 1 and Set 2 sounds. Once these are secure you can move on to Set 3 sounds.

Please see below;

Support during School Closure for Parents and Carers

RWI Phonics lessons at home

Free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons every day.From Monday 23rd March and for the next two weeks, films will show at the times below and be available for 24 hours.

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am

Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am

Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am

There are daily updates on Facebook/Twitter for regular tips to support reading and writing at home.

There are also standalone you tube videos at;

Pearson Education - Free Resources -

Stay Active with Premier Education - Supporting Health and Well Being at Home -

There are a huge number of resources that are available for school and home, to ensure both families and practitioners are well supported throughout this time. We hope that this list will give you some ideas and resources that you can use at this challenging time.

Lots of great ideas to help engage with children at home and chat, play & read together. The activities are in age groups from 0-5 years and there is also a list of quality approved apps that support language and communication development.

The National Literacy Trust has developed a comprehensive web portal for parents. It will be regularly updated with new and useful content to engage children at home while benefiting their reading, writing and language development.

Small Talk is another website from the National Literacy Trust with lots of ideas to help develop language and communication skills at home for ages 0-5.

The early years community have been submitting ideas for fantastic things to do at home to ABC Does, new ideas are being added all the time.!/whats-it-all-about

Use Bradford’s ‘50 things to do before you are 5’ app to give you some ideas for fun and practical experiences to share with your child.

Practitioners can message them directly for ideas/letters to send home to introduce the 50 things via Twitter @50TTDBradford

Scholastic has released free home learning packs for all key stages, including EYFS.

Here are some ideas for fun and engaging indoor activities from the Scouts.

Free to download Messy Play and Loose Parts Play booklets from Play Scotland.

Both these websites have good ideas for gardening with children.

50 outdoor activities for young children 


This is a social story for parents to share with children about how to talk about Coronavirus.

Usborne Books will be regularly uploading activities and resources to support home learning.

Joe Wickes, The Body Coach, will be leading the nation in a live 30 minute PE lesson every weekday at 9.00 am on his youtube channel.

RSPB Nature reserves are open and there are no entry or parking fees.

There are many virtual tours of museums and galleries around the world that you can access for free.

Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation for children age 3+

TTS has produced free home learning activity books that can be downloaded for EYFS, key stage one and key stage two.

Many authors and publishers have story recordings and live storytelling, for example:

Michael Rosen’s youtube channel has lots of fun poems and stories to watch together.


Oliver Jeffers will be leading a live Stay at Home Storytime session on Instagram every day at 6pm, where he will read and talk about one of his books:

There are lots of ideas for parents and teachers linked to the magical world of Roald Dahl.

Apps to use at home:

CBeebies Storytime – interactive books and bedtime stories

CBeebies Playtime Island – fun and educational games

Teach your Monster to Read – phonics and reading for 3