FILTER FUN

In this activity you will learn about how we use filters to separate things. You will test different materials to find which ones are best at cleaning murky water. Just like scientists in industry, you will prepare samples, carry out a fair test and record measurements. Click on “Filter Fun” to get all the information you need!


Useful Learning Websites

Art

Tate – Kids

The Tate has its own website just for kids. It is brilliant for anyone interested in exploring and creating art. The ‘Make’ section has lots of ideas to inspire you, including: how to make a robot, how to create Van Gogh style art and many, many more ideas. Finally, the ‘Games and Quizzes’ area will provide you with hours of arty fun!

Draw with Rob Biddulph

Rob Biddulph is an award winning author/illustrator of picture books. He started posting online videos every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am for you to draw-along to! All of the online drawing tutorials Rob has recorded so far are on the website, so you don’t need to stream live if this is not possible.

BBC Bitesize – Art

BBC Bitesize have a great collection of video resources online. It is organised into various sections, where you can choose the area of art you want to look into, including art disciplines, media and materials and artists.

National Geographic – Art

The National Geographic Kids site has a wide range of exciting resources which are free to download, once you have signed up. The resources come with step by step instructions on how to create various different things, including: carnival masks, pebble people and a dinosaur bone.

Computing

STEM – Computing

STEM.org.uk is a one-stop-shop for all things Science, Technology and Maths. The website is crammed full of great resources, tutorials and planning. I would encourage parents to have a look through the site first before letting children explore as the content is vast. Find an area they they are interested in an hone in.

Scratch

Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and website targeted primarily at children. Users of the site can create online projects using a block-like interface.

Code.org

This website includes free coding lessons in an attempt to encourage children to build upon (or start) their computer science knowledge. This is a nice pre-cursor to block build coding.

Design Technology

Fun for all the family, this useful website also has handy recipe ideas, activities for 3-16 year olds and resources including PowerPoint presentations, posters and activity cards.

BBC – Bitesize – Design Technology

A one –stop shop for all things design and technology. Here you will find videos about the design process, different skills you will use and videos relating to each aspect: materials, mechanics and engineering, electronics and electrics and food.

French

The Fable Cottage

The Fable Cottage provides a range of stories in French. There is also a French transcript to go with each story which can then be translated into English so you can read along with the story!

Duolingo

Brush up on French words and phrases while watching entertaining graphics. This website also has mini stories to listen to and follow.

BBC Bitesize – French

This website offers daily French lessons ranging from ‘Activities and Hobbies’ to ‘Birds, Bugs and Beasts.

Geography

National Geographic Kids

You can discover many different things from what it is like to live in a rainforest to explosive volcano facts.

Google Earth

You can search for many different places all over the globe from The Sphinx to the Great Wall of China.  What is the most bizarre place you can find? 

Ducksters

Ducksters is an exciting, educational website which allows you to research and discover many intriguing facts about the 7 continents on Earth. You can study maps, look at a country’s population and research into different geographical features.

History

National Geographic Kids

You can find out so many things from fun facts about the Queen to the treasures of Tutankhamun.

Maths

Times Table Rock Stars

In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. 

Corbett Maths Primary

Do you want to challenge your arithmetic and problem solving skills? Why not try the Corbett Maths Primary 5-a-day questions?

Top Marks

Choose the age group that you want and then pick a category that interests you. There are lots of different games to play. Have fun and maybe even challenge someone too!

Maths Frame

This website has lots of games which you play like regular computer games but with an added twist of challenging your Maths skills too.

Music

Charanga

Charanga is the resource that we use in school to teach music. Many pupils will be familiar to with it. There are many activities for pupils to use at home including learning to play an instrument.

BBC – Explore the Classics

Discover the stories and secrets hidden in these classical pieces of music. For each piece you will find different ways you can explore the music, exciting short films, arrangements and more.

The Rhythm Trainer

The Rhythm Trainer is a free, Flash-based program for learning and practising rhythm.

Classics for Kids

An opportunity for children to explore and bring classical music’s great composers to life through music, stories and games.  Websites for music.

Homemade Instruments

Start your family band by crafting some awesome homemade musical instruments.

P.E

Active Schools

Active Schools help by providing rigorous, outcomes-based curriculum tools to every physical education teacher – no exceptions.

The Body Coach TV

Body Coach TV posts weekly home workouts to help you get, stronger, healthier and happier.

Cosmic Yoga

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence.

Boogie Beebies

Boogie Beebies – a fun website aimed mainly for foundation and KS1 children to encourage them to get up and dance with CBeebies presenters.

Shake Ups

10 min activities that count towards children’s recommend minimum 60 minutes of activity a day. Fun moves for all primary age children based on well know Disney movies. 

BBC Teach – Supermovers

Clips for KS1 and KS2 which help pupils to learn subjects like Maths and English while they move and stay active. 

P.S.H.E

Smartie the Penguin

Join in with Mummy Penguin’s song and follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet.

The Adventure of Kara Winston

These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.  This is more suitable for 8 to 11 year olds.

BBC Bitesize – Emotions

Here are some short video clips, where KS 1 children talk about different feelings and emotions.

WWF- Learn

Learn about our amazing planet and some of its biggest threats.

R.E

NATRE

Lots of downloadable activities in relation to different beliefs and cultures.

BBC – R.E

On this website there are lots and lots of animated and fun stories related to the different world religions.

Guardians of Ancora

Enter the wonderful world of Ancora and play your way through exciting Bible Quests. With new updates every few months, the stories of the Bible are really brought to life in a new and exciting way.

Science

Science fun at Home

The Primary Science Teaching Trust is working with Science Sparks to create activities for children to have some fun with science at home.

Explorify

‘Explorify at Home’ is a weekly supply of activities for parents and carers to do with their learners at home.

Wow Science

‘Wow Science’ is a bank of videos, experiments and games linked related to a wide range of scientific topics.

Spellings

Look, Cover, Write and Check

A great way to practise phonics, spelling patterns or the common exception words listed in the UK English Curriculum.

Little Bird Spelling

Spooky Spellings

Reading

AR Book Find

Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool.

GetEpic!

Unlimited access to thousands of books, videos and quizzes from leading publishers to help kids everywhere read, learn and grow.

Oxford Owl

Help your child learn with expert advice and free activities from Oxford University Press.

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