Useful Websites

Please make sure whichever device your child is on; internet safety is key. Do not leave your child unattended on the internet for long periods and aim to engage with the activities that they are doing.

Please click on the links below.

 

DORSET READING PARTNERS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2w6OvMnTzQ– A short YouTube video created by Dorset Reading Partners encouraging parents to continue reading for pleasure with their children at home.

DRP reading for pleasure at home

 

MATHS

https://www.themathsfactor.com – Carol Vorderman’s maths for 4-11 year olds is free for the duration of the UK Schools closure period.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – Maths games designed for 6-11 year olds.

 

 

GENERAL

Twinkl – Just a quick reminder that Twinkl are offering a free membership for a month! Twinkl is an amazing learning resource which offers educational games, PowerPoints and printable learning sheets. To sign up, please follow the steps listed below

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step 2: Enter the code you have received, or CVDTWINKLHELPS if you have not yet been given a code

Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit 

 

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids– Play free games and quizzes, find art activities, explore homework help and share your art with Tate Kids. The best art website for kids.

https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/– Illustrations, digital art and animation to stimulate discussion and develop vocabulary, as a prompt for creative writing and/or a reading comprehension activity

 

https://mailchi.mp/dorsetcouncil/online-resources – Dorset Council Stay at Home Ideas

 

 

LITERACY

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/ – A  beautiful and inspirational collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures that has contributions from more than 100 children’s writers and illustrators.

Read Write Inc Phonics Lessons at Home – (NB: this takes you to You Tube.)

http://www.ictgames.com/ – Spellings.  Look, Cover, Write and Check – great for practising spellings and spelling rules.

Five-A-SideReading_Challenge_Star_Wish_and_Wonder (1)– Reading and writing.   A star, a wish and a wonder.

https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets– Talk for Writing Home-School Booklets

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/– Phonics Play. A site packed with interactive phonics games. To access all their phonic resources and fun games, all you need to do is log on using the following details: Username: march20   Password: home

 

 

READING

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ – Oxford Owl – Free eBook library

David Walliams –  David Walliams is currently releasing daily audiobooks. Please find them on his website.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen – Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.  All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

 

 

SCIENCE

BBC Bitesize – Circuits

Build your own circuits – Play with and build circuits on this website

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html– Great for science

https://sciencebob.com/– Lots of ideas for experiments and videos to watch

Butterfly Conservation– Narrated presentation about butterflies and moths and their lifecycle, with a bit about the Barberry Carpet project 

 

HISTORY

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/kids/-Explore England’s History