Activities and Learning Support
- Oak National Academy: The Department for Education have launched an online learning package for all year groups at https://www.thenational.academy/.
- BBC Bitesize: The BBC have also launched a major curriculum package - you can read more about it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfwrcqt.
- National Trust: The National Trust are providing some activities that can be done from home: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lists/our-guide-to-birdsong-and-bird-spotting?campid=email_central_Newsletter_16042020_Sub2aMEMFAM
- Ordnance Survey:A nice set of ideas and resources from the Ordnance Survey “Get Outside-Inside”:
- Royal Horticultural Society: Some resources/ideas from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS):
- Learning Links: This "Activity Bank" has a huge list of websites and links, grouped by school subject.
- Board Games: This might be a good time to rediscover the joy of board games – but maybe not confrontational games like Monopoly!
- Scouts: The Scouts have created a useful resource called the “Great Indoors” at the following link: https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/;
- David Walliams: The extremely popular author is providing daily free stories which you can find via the website: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/;
- Singing: Click for an information sheet called “Kids at Home” that has links to a free singing project which might appeal to all our wonderful singers;
- Authors: The following website provides links to the many authors who are doing reading sessions and providing activities for children: https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?utm_content=1584565321&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook;
- Pre-Schoolers: If you’re trying to manage everything else as well as a pre-school child running around, you might like the “Pre-School Activity Booklet” – thanks to Duffield Treetops who provided this one;
- Taskmaster: Although the show itself is not suitable for primary children (it can have a few rude words!), the concept is suitable for all. Alex Horne, the creator of the show, is running #hometasking every two days with challenges for anyone to try, video and then send in for judging. The first challenge was to throw a piece of paper in a bin in the most spectacular way and you can see the results here (this is all being kept completely family-friendly): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0-C5GH_yxU. You can see each task launched via Twitter or Facebook https://twitter.com/taskmaster, https://www.facebook.com/officialtaskmaster;
- Dancers: For any keen dancers out there you might enjoy the opportunity to watch some productions from the Royal Opera House, in Covent Garden, for free. Follow the link and see what’s on offer https://www.roh.org.uk/news/the-royal-opera-house-launches-a-programme-of-free-online-content-for-the-culturally-curious-at-home;
- Drawing: Whilst the sun seems to be shining quite a lot, here's a fun activity for all ages: