Useful Websites and Resources for Home Learning
Here are some links to websites and resources which you may find useful for additional home learning activities. Please feel free to access any which you feel would support or benefit your child.
Whipsnade Zoo Resources
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo have launched their own home learning resources area on their website which can be accessed here https://www.zsl.org/learning-resources. It is filled with animal themed activities which you can download and use for free and is being updated regularly to continue facilitating learning from home for all ages. They are also posting daily activity ideas which you can do at home on their ZSL learning twitter account (ZSL_Learning).
https://www.afpe.org.uk/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/ The Association for PE have created short videos to show parents free, fun and easy to follow activities for the whole family to enjoy together. The #ThisIsPE videos focus on different areas of the National Curriculum and are posted at 1pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can access a full list of the videos on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYGRaluWWTojV3An2WEgsQ4qGFy_91jDL. They don't require sports equipment and offer a great opportunity for children to continue their skill development whilst learning from home.
Additionally, The Youth Sports Trust https://www.youthsporttrust.org/pe-home-learning, BBC Super Movers https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers and NHS Shake Up https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups also have useful ideas and resources for exercising at home and are lots of fun too!
STEM Engineering Project
STEM have created a home learning project - 'If you were an engineer, what would you do?' It is free for children and young people aged 3-19. There are online interviews with engineers who will share their work experiences and answer your questions along with other activities to help you get thinking like an engineer! To get involved, follow this link to register (for free) https://leadersaward.com/resource-area-registration/. After registering, you will have access to all of their online resources, guides and information. The deadline for the project is September 10th 2020. This would be a great way to keep the children creative whilst working from home!
Smart Raspberry Cookery School
Smart Raspberry are running some free live cook along sessions to help children stay inspired to keep healthy, maintain a balanced diet and to teach them new cookery skills at home. For more information regarding these sessions, please access their Facebook page or the cook along group directly at https://www.facebook.com/groups/smartraspberrycookalong/.
Oak National Academy Online Classroom
This is an online classroom which has been set up to support teachers, parents and pupils with home learning. They are offering daily sequenced video lessons taught by teachers along with resources covering all of the different subject areas which the children would be doing at school. All of the video lessons and resources are free to access. The online lessons for the Year 1 subjects can be accessed here https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#subjects. Alternatively, you can follow the scheduled lessons for each day by using this link https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#schedule.
In particular, these lessons would be especially beneficial for Year 1 this term as they link directly with our current learning. Please feel free to access individual lessons or follow the sequence if you wish.
What do we know about the weather? https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/what-do-we-know-about-the-weather-year-1-wk1-3
How does the weather change across the seasons? https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/how-does-the-weather-change-across-the-seasons-year-1-wk2-3
English Resources for Creative Writing
https://www.pobble365.com/ This website publishes a new image each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are also provided to support with creativity.
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html This website has a range of different 'sheds' to explore with downloadable resources and tasks to complete based on video clips on YouTube. This, again, is a great resource to use for creative writing.