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School Closure Activities

Below are a number of links you may find useful.

(Please be aware that some links take you to third party websites).

Whole School Activities:

PhonicsPlay - free to all during the school closure period

Maths Dictionary for kids - print off various posters to display around your house

BBC Bitesize - Primary 

Elmwood Education - are providing free access to the resources in their digital library section during the lockdown period

Primary Teaching Resources - a wide range of activities for all areas of the curriculum for Key Stage 1 & 2

Science Museum - activities you can do at home

Natural History Museum - activities you can do at home

EarthCam - Travel the globe with EarthCam's live webcams

Animal live cams from around the world - travel the world watching animals in their natural habitat

Aquarium webcams

British & Irish Association of zoos and aquariums - links to various zoo activity packs and live links

13 Zoos that offer live streams to their animals 

Joe Wicks - free workout every morning at 9am

17 Virtual Museum Tours

Great Fire of London - travel back to 1666 and enjoy a range of activities including Mindcraft maps

LearnEnglish Kids - enjoy a range of games, songs and activities 

The Poetry Zone - budding writers can upload their own poems and read those created by other children

The Book Trust - a great website full of activities, recommendations, tutorials and authors reading their own books online! Hours of fun in one website.

Tate Kids - a wide range of fun activities, tutorials and the opportunity to upload your own artwork

Lets Go Live with Maddie and Greg - Maddie Moate from CBeebies' Maddie's Do You Know? and BBC science journalist, Greg Foot, team up for a daily 30-minute educational live show on YouTube that Moate then uploads to her channel.

Wildlife Watch - a range of activities to do whilst learning about wildlife and nature

DK Find Out - find out fun facts from around the world through a range of topics including dinosaurs, space, transport and earth 

The World of David Walliams - a range of book-inspired activities and daily reading by the man himself (which are free for 30 days.

Puffin Story Time - listen to a range of authors read their books online

Mo Willems - the author of 'Don't let the pigeon drive the bus' provides daily drawing tutorials as well as a range of pigeon-inspired activities 

Mathematics Mastery - Downloadable guidance and resource pack for parents and pupils - free resources

White Rose Maths - maths presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week -

Disney 10 minute shake ups - 10-minute videos based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.

Super Movers - PE Videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.   

This is PE - Videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

Audible - All children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed 

Authorfy - Access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.

Classroom Secrets - Downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

Some free online maths games suitable for children ages 3-14 are available from @topmarksed

Sustrans Outside In, is a free resource to help parents who are looking after their children at home.

Walking, cycling and scooting are great ways to keep active and healthy in body and mind. It provides fun ideas and inspiration to bring education, health and wellbeing activities into their home.

The Daily Mile - activities children can take part in at home -

Key Stage Two Activities:

Year 3 & 4 Maths on the Move activity sheet

Year 5 & 6 Maths on the Move activity sheet

Red Cross Kindness Calendar

Field Studies Council - Fieldwork Live

BBC's Ten Pieces - encourages children aged 7-14 to get creative with classical music

Code Camp - Code camp teach children to code during the holiday and in after school clubs in the UK. We've scrapped our normal subscription fees and are offering free access to our online coding software Code Camp World Children can learn to code online with step by step instructions on how to build a selection of apps/games! We're keen to keep the kids coding at home whilst having loads of fun! Here's our website We're working on setting up some virtual coding sessions.