Resources – Home Learning

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In the event of academy closure, we endeavour to create as little disruption to our pupils’ learning as possible. With that in mind, we would like to share the following resources with you:-

Year Group Resources


Please find some fantastic online reading resources below; particularly useful now that we can’t provide

books to you from our school library.

Online reading resources sheet


Our Maths Lead, Mr Walsh, is challenging all Junior Academy pupils to a new ‘Top of the Rocks’ competition! Starting Monday (18th May) morning and finishing on the evening of Sunday 24th May, all classes are invited to join in our academy-wide search for the best number rockstars. Join in, and see if your class can be this week’s champions!

New competition every week! Keep your eyes on your Times Tables Rockstars accounts to play all games. You can log in by clicking on the picture of the ‘Top of the Rocks’ poster and clicking ‘Log In’.

 


Internet resources

There are a number of useful websites, which your child could access to support their learning:

  • The TES pull-out guide 100 fiction books to read before leaving primary school is a useful general resource.
  • Times Tables Rock Stars – https://ttrockstars.com/ will be available for pupils in Y3 – Y6 to practice their times tables online. The children really enjoy doing this and spending just a few minutes each day will help to keep your child’s skills sharp. All children have login details already.
  • NumBots is an online game from the makers of Times Tables Rock Stars. Playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. Children should be able to use their TTRS login details to log in to this site. They can play at home on the website (play.numbots.com) or the NumBots app, available for Amazon, Android and Apple devices. Children might need some help navigating to the website and entering the details but once they’re in, they just need some quiet space to get on with the games for 5 minutes.
  • Discovery Education’s Espresso site holds resources that are suitable for EYFS right up to Year 6. Please go to www.discoveryeducation.co.uk and click ‘Log in’ (top right) and click ‘Espresso’. Log in with the username: student355      The password to the Espresso website will have been sent to parents via ParentMail/text message/paper copy on 18.03.20.
  • Renaissance’s ‘at home’ service provides Accelerated Reader books and learning activities. Please click here to see what’s available.

 

The British Red Cross has many resources available, including the Power of Kindness Calendar! These activities help primary learners develop empathy with others, learn to help others, develop their resilience and gain many other life skills. Just click here or on their logo to go to the website.

 

David Walliams is reading from one of books online, each day from 11am. Just click here or on the picture to go to his website and search ‘elevenses’.


Learning via Museums:

A number of the major museums have excellent children’s zones within their website.

We would recommend the Natural History Museum’s site (nhm.ac.uk) and in particular the ‘Discover’ section https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover.html  which we think will inspire children to learn more about their world.

The Science Museum https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ also contains lots of informative and fun activities for children. These by can be accessed via the ‘See and Do’ section – https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do but please do check that the materials selected are aimed at KS2, as the website does provide resources for older pupils which will not be suitable.

 

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