Year 5 Home Learning

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Return to School (8th March) Letter

Zoom Rules Parent Letter

Lockdown Letter From Co-Headteachers


Daily Lent Challenges

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4


Home Learning (w/c 1st Mar)


Also In This Section


Previous Weeks’ Home Learning


Latest Extra Home Learning Grid

Previous Home Learning Grids


Collective Worship With Rev. Dr. Walker

Please find below the latest ‘Collective Worship’ video from Rev. Dr. Walker along with further Collective Worship’ resources:

‘Collective Worship’ from the Diocese of Canterbury

‘Collective Worship’ from South Kent Community Church


Previous Worship


RE With Mrs Cadwallader

Important Note: Please always supervise your child when accessing YouTube content. All videos suggested have been watched by Mrs Cadwallader and are suitable for children however please ensure you check for any adverts or pop-ups before showing them to your child. Do not let your child use Google Images unsupervised.  You should ensure parental locks are set on your child’s device to prevent any unsuitable images being viewed during searches.

Our Big Question this term is ‘What did Jesus do to save human beings?’

Lesson Two: Last week you made your own ‘cheatsheet’ of the key events of Holy Week. Please bring this into school next week to use in your RE lessons. This week, preparing for being back in class and finally being able to discuss ideas with your classmates, I would like you to think about the significance of each event of Holy week. Which events do YOU think are the most significant event of that week?  

Jesus dies on the cross

Jesus is resurrected

Peter denies knowing Jesus

Judas betrays Jesus

Jesus has a Last Supper with his disciples

Palm Sunday – Jesus is welcomed

The trial finds Jesus guilty

Jesus’ disciples and followers are sad

The Romans and non-believers celebrate Jesus’ death.

ACTIVITY: Above are 9 statements and you need to write one on each of the diamond 9 blank template, print the diamond 9 template, cut them up and then arrange them in order of what YOU think is the most significant – top of the diamond is the most significant, the bottom of the diamond is the least (e.g. it would have the least impact on the overall story if this event was removed). Stick them back into a diamond shape and bring it into school next week to discuss.

We would love to see your work, please send photos to admin@st-eanswythes.kent.sch.uk and we will do a weekly RE blog. In this way we can share what we are all doing at home.


Previous RE Lessons

Our Big Question this term is ‘What did Jesus do to save human beings?’

Lesson One: This term we are looking forward to Easter – one of the most important dates in the Christian calendar. Now you may associate it with chocolate eggs and the days getting warmer, but for Christians it’s about the death and coming back to life of Jesus. The cross is the symbol of Christianity, and it reminds Christians of the sacrifice of Jesus and the hope and promise of them being saved.

Watch these videos:

ACTIVITY: Create your own illustrated timeline of events of Holy Week – you can re-watch the video and make notes to give you ideas about each part. Use these headings for each part of the story. 1. Palm Sunday, 2. Jesus on trial, 3. Jesus’ death on the cross, 4. Jesus comes back to life! How does each part of the story make you feel? Imagine you are a person living at the time of Jesus and are witnessing these events first hand – write a short diary-style paragraph for each section. We will be referring back to and adding to this over the rest of the term so keep it safe!


This Week’s Lesson – Shrove Tuesday

This Week’s Lesson – Lent


Our Big Question this term is ‘How can following God bring freedom and justice?’

Lesson Four:  This week you are invited to join an exciting LIVE lesson with Professor David Olusaga. This will be on Thursday 4th February at 11am and you can access it by following this link on the day.

ACTIVITY: The next UK census is happening this year on March 21st. By having a clear idea of the make-up of the British population, a census allows government and civil authorities to make important plans for the future. Planning for the future, to ensure all people in the UK are equally represented and have access to the same high standard of resources including justice, education and health. This links closely to the Christian belief that there should be freedom and justice for all. Join the live lesson and we will think more about it in our next lesson.


Our Big Question this term is ‘How can following God bring freedom and justice?’

Lesson Three: Last week you learnt lots about the life of Moses – he was certainly a busy and important man! Now one of the things Moses is most well known for, even outside the Christian faith, is his delivering of the Ten Commandments.

These commandments are the basis of most laws in European countries so they affect everyone, even those who are not Christian. There are lots of versions of the Ten Commandments using different phrasing, but the ten rules remain fundamentally the same.

Watch this video:

ACTIVITY: Find a list of the Ten Commandments online. Discuss with your grown up, which ones do YOU think are the most important and why? Do you think everyone should follow these rules, even if they are not Christian? Do you think maybe only some of them are still relevant now? Think about what your own values are and put the Ten Commandments in order, from most to least important.


Our Big Question this term is ‘How can following God bring freedom and justice’.

A great film to watch that links in with this term’s lessons is the animated film ‘Prince of Egypt’. This can be found on most movie streaming apps including Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Lesson Two: This week we are going to be thinking about ‘Who was Moses and why was he important?’ There are two videos to watch that give you more information about the life of Moses:

As you can see Moses did an awful lot of important things in his lifetime – and we’ll be looking in more detail at the Ten Commandments issued through him next week.

ACTIVITY: Create a timeline of the life of Moses (you may want to do a bit more online research about what his did in his lifetime). Illustrate it and send it into school as we’d love to share them with the class.


Our Big Question this term is ‘How can following God bring freedom and justice?’

Follow this link to find a copy of The Big Frieze. Discuss with your grown up what the Big Frieze is – you’ll probably have to be the teacher and tell them all about it! This term you will be focusing on the ‘People of God Panels’ which are found on pages 4 & 5 of the PDF. What do you notice? A great film to watch that links in with this term’s lessons is the animated film ‘Prince of Egypt’. This can be found on most movie steaming apps including Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Lesson One: What do the words ’Freedom’ and ‘Justice’ mean to you? You might like to look them up in a dictionary.

ACTIVITY: Put the words ’Freedom’ and ‘Justice’ on two sheets of paper. Write down as many words and ideas as you can that you associate with these words. Think about;

  • What professions do you associate with these words?
  • Are there any organisations you can think of that have these words as part of their actions or beliefs?
  • Are there any political movements you can think of that have these words as part of their actions or beliefs?
  • Can you think of situations in your own life where you feel these words have been denied you or that you’ve had to fight for?

God’s people, the Israelites, who were also called Hebrews, were living in Egypt as many of them had moved there when a famine hit Israel under the rule of Joseph. The Israelites grew strong and prospered in Egypt.  Read this passage (Bible passage Exodus: 1-14) to find out what happened next to the Israelites. Find it in a Bible or follow this link for an online Bible.

Discuss with your grown up – what does passage this mean? Why did the Israelites become slaves- was it their fault? What things do you think you could do and not do as a slave? Was there slavery at any other point in history, or in other countries? Do you think there is still slavery in the modern world?

ACTIVITY: How do you think the Israelite slaves felt? Why would they want freedom and justice? Write an answer to this question as fully as you can: ‘Why did God’s people need freedom and justice?’


Sacred Places & Pilgrimages

This term we are going to explore the idea of sacred, or special places in world faiths. Places of worship such as churches, synagogues and mosques are clearly special places but we are going to explore the wider picture.

Santiago de Compostela is a cathedral in Northern Spain that usually sees thousands of Catholic pilgrims visit over the year, particularly over the summer months. Pilgrims walk for as much of their journey as possible, even if they start in England! They also stay in lots of different pilgrims hostels along the way.

  • Can you find a photo online of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and draw a picture of it? What do you notice about it – is it similar to Canterbury Cathedral? There are lots of intricate decorations and carvings on the walls of the cathedral – can you spot what they are?
  • The scallop shell is often found on the shores of Galicia, the region of Spain where the cathedral is situated. Pilgrims for thousands of years took a shell back from their travels as a souvenir and now the scallop shell has become a symbol of pilgrimage itself, with images found on signs, shops and hotels all along the trail to Santiago de Compostela. Can you draw some scallop shells and place them around the house for someone in your household to follow as a mini-pilgrimage to somewhere special to you in your home?
  • Pilgrims often wore a scallop shell necklace to represent the fact they had made a pilgrimage. Can you use modelling clay, Fimo or similar to create your own pilgrim scallop shell necklace? You could award it to whoever follows your trail of scallop shells!
  • People undertaking a pilgrimage are often given written prayers from their friends and family, to carry along the way. It’s a long and sometime difficult journey so pilgrims use these prayers and good wishes to boost their spirits when times get tough. Can you write a prayer of encouragement for someone about to start on a difficult journey, what would you say to lift their mood, help them keep going and find the strength to get to the finish of their pilgrimage?

Sacred Places & Pilgrimages

This term we are going to explore the idea of sacred, or special places in world faiths. Places of worship such as churches, synagogues and mosques are clearly special places but we are going to explore the wider picture.

Hinduism is a religion that started in Asia around 4000 years ago and now over 15% of the world’s population are followers (that’s over 1 billion people!)

The River Ganges in India is a sacred river for Hindus. Hindus aim to visit the River Ganges at least once, and many people return repeatedly over their lifetimes.

  • Can you create a geographical fact-file about the River Ganges? Where in the world is it, what countries does it pass through, how long is it, what are its other main geographical features?
  • The water of the River Ganges is thought to be very special and can rid people of bad luck, or ‘karma’. Can you find out what ‘karma’ means in Hinduism?
  • Water is used in special ways in many world faiths, including Christianity. At a christening/baptism for example blessed water is used as part of the welcoming ritual. Can you find out how water is used in Islam?

Sacred Places & Pilgrimages

This term we are going to explore the idea of sacred, or special places in world faiths. Places of worship such as churches, synagogues and mosques are clearly special places but we are going to explore the bigger picture. 

We will also look at the idea of Pilgrimage – this is a special journey that followers of faiths make to get to a sacred place. Last term we looked at how Muslim have Mecca as a sacred place; it’s a place that Muslims make a pilgrimage to at least once in their lives as it is believed to be the birthplace of their most important figure, the Prophet Mohamed.

Many faiths have special places around the world that their followers consider to be very important. Your challenge this week is to find out about a place that is sacred to many Christians around the world. You may well have been there as it’s just up the road…Canterbury!

  • Ask an adult to show you the Canterbury Cathedral website to start your investigation into why Canterbury is the focus for thousands of Christian pilgrims every year.
  • Can you tell us about somewhere, other than your own home, that is really special to you? It could be the beach, a park, a holiday destination you have loved or somewhere you have a wonderful memory from. Tell us why it was so special to you and why you look forward to going back after lockdown.
  • Can you produce a poster or PowerPoint presentation to show why Canterbury is such an important place for Christians the world over?
  • Canterbury Cathedral is a beautiful building, could you draw or paint a picture of it? What makes the building so special – is there anything inside that is extra important to the pilgrims?

We would love to create a special collection of St Eanswythe’s School  prayers to mark everyone’s experiences throughout lockdown. Think about things you have learnt to appreciate during these unusual times; have you noticed more of the wonderful natural world whilst out in your garden or on walks?

Have you learnt to get along better with your siblings, or take a share of household tasks such as cooking or cleaning? What have you missed that you are looking forward to doing again – playing with friends, visiting family, going to the shops?

Have you been thinking about those who are helping during this crisis – the NHS, the shop workers, post workers, teachers, police, so many key workers, how could you show your thoughts about them in prayer?

  • We would like you to write a prayer that reflects what you are grateful and thankful for and anything else you have learnt or experienced throughout lockdown.

E-mail them to admin@st-eanswythes.kent.sch.uk and we will collect them in a book to share with all children during worship as we start to return to school. It will also serve as a lasting memory of a unique time in our school history. We can’t wait to read them!


Understanding Christianity – Kingdom of God

Sunday 31st May marks the celebration of Pentecost, also called Whitsun and often referred to as the Birthday of the Church. This is a time of celebration to mark the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the remaining apostles.

  • Find out why Pentecost is also known as ‘Whitsun’.
  • Read the Biblical account of the story in the ACTS of the Apostles chapter 2. A fun telling of the story of Pentecost using Lego can be found here on YouTube.
  • Ask an adult to help you use Google Images to see ‘Pentecost in Art’. Can you create your own artwork to show the events of Pentecost? You could even use Lego like in the video!

World Faiths

Islam is the religion followed by Muslims. One of the five pillars of Islam is called ‘Hajj’ and it is all about Muslims making a special pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca at least once in their lifetime.

This will take place at the end of July this year, however due to the Coronavirus things will probably be run very differently this summer, as millions of people gathering in Saudi Arabia from all around the world might not be possible.

  • On the Hajj Muslims think about what they might have got wrong in the past year and how they will make changes for the year ahead, a bit like making some New Year’s Resolutions. Lockdown has given everyone time to think about things in a different way, can you think of anything you might do differently once the lockdown has ended?
  • Imagine you are going on a special journey, it might be somewhere you really want to visit once the lockdown has ended. Write a short diary entry about where you want to go and how you feel about going there. Can you create a map to show us how to get there?

Understanding Christianity – Kingdom of God

Ascension Day is this week! This is the day, 40 days after Easter Day, when Christians believe Jesus returned to heaven after his resurrection at Easter.

  • There are lots of famous paintings that show the Ascension of Jesus – ask a grown up to put ‘ Ascension of Jesus’ into Google Images. What do you notice about the paintings?
  • Can you create your own drawing or painting of the Ascension of Jesus?

World Faiths

Islam is the religion followed by Muslims. This week marks the end of Ramadhan, the fasting month, and sees Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr. 

This is a huge celebration with family and friends enjoying lots of fantastic food at parties together (think a lot like Christmas is for Christians!) Some more information can be found on these BBC websites:

Of course as much of the world is locked down now the celebrations will be very different, people will have to make do with video chats and will not be able to go to mosque to celebrate or visit friends and relatives. 

Muslims will exchange Eid cards and say “Eid Mubarak” which means “Happy Eid” in Arabic.

  • Ask a grown up to put ‘Eid greeting cards’ into Google Images – what do you notice is the most popular design on these cards?
  • Can you create an Eid card?
  • How do you think it might feel for Muslim children who have to celebrate Eid during the pandemic? Have you had to celebrate a birthday in lockdown, how would you feel if Christmas Day was in lockdown? 
  • Write a short diary entry imagining how a Muslim child your age feels about celebrating Eid in lockdown. Use information from your own internet research about Eid to add detail to your diary entry. What food might a Muslim child be missing the most, what might they be doing at the mosque if it was a normal time for celebrations?

Understanding Christianity – Kingdom of God

Christian parents believe in baptising their children. Baptism, also referred to as a christening, is a way of welcoming the new child into the church family and to make a promise to raise the child according to the lessons in the Bible.

On  the BBC Bitesize website, there are a selection of videos that explain what Baptism/Christening is and why it is an important ritual for Christians all over the world. 

  • Watch the videos with an adult and discuss what you see, does it look like a fun thing to be part of? Why are there ‘godparents’ involved?
  • Create a poster telling people all about Baptism and email it to admin@st-eanswythes.kent.sch.uk.
  • Have you or anyone you know been Christened? If you have any photos of you or anyone in your family being christened we’d love to see them, what is the baby wearing in the photo?

World Faiths

Islam is the religion followed by Muslims. Most religions have special rules that followers try to live their lives by. Islam has five pillars, or main rules, that Muslims try to live thier lives according to.

  • Watch this video all about the five pillars of Islam. Muslims around the world are following one of the pillars right now – the Sawm, which means fasting through the holy month of Ramadhan. 
  • Discuss with an adult what the pillars mean to Muslims. Which pillar do you think is the most important? Is there a pillar would you find particularly hard to follow?
  • Create a poster explaining all about the five pillars of Islam.
  • Imagine you are following the Sawm pillar now and you are fasting all day throughout Ramadhan. Write a diary entry to show us how a young Muslim might be feeling during this month, especially experiencing it during lockdown.

Understanding Christianity – Kingdom of God

The Bible has hundreds of amazing stories and we’d love to know which one is your favourite! Some of the stories show how the world was made, some show people learning from their bad choices and some show how Jesus wants his followers to behave. 

There are lots of stories in your Beginners Bible (the one you were given back when you were a Duckling!) There is also the ‘The Beginners Bible’ channel on YouTube which shows animations of the stories.

  • Retell your favourite Bible story in a different form. You could create a comic strip, write it as a poem or a song, paint a picture.
  • OR as a big challenge you could ask your grown up to download the free ‘Stop-Motion’ app on a phone or tablet and create your very own stop animation retelling of your Bible story! We would love to see what you come up with, send it to admin@st-eanswythes.kent.sch.uk.

World Faiths

Islam is the religion followed by Muslims. 

Most religions have symbols that are special to their followers, for example Christianity has the cross of Jesus. Muslims have a new moon and a star as one of their most special symbols.

  • Can you find our WHY the new moon (crescent moon) and star symbol is so important to Muslims?
  • Lots of Muslim countries have the moon and star symbol on their national flags. Your challenge is to choose one of the countries that have the moon and star symbol on their flag and find out five interesting facts about that country. Can you find out how children in that country are dealing with their school lockdown? Make sure a grown up is always with you when using internet search engines.
  • Use this template to make your own moon and star decoration, you can use a paper plate if you have one but paper or card works just as well. We would love to see your beautiful moon and star decorations. We would love to see your creations!

Understanding Christianity – Kingdom of God

After Easter we look at how Christians try to follow Jesus’ teachings here on Earth. Christians believe in an afterlife, Heaven – and Jesus’ teachings show Christians how to live their lives in a good and positive way. 

The big question we would be discussing in class this week is ‘Did Jesus come to Earth to show people how to get into Heaven, or to make the world itself more like Heaven – or both?’

  • Discuss the big question with a grown up or sibling – what do YOU think, and what do they think? Does it matter if you agree or disagree? We would love to see a short write up of your thoughts.
  • Can you teach a grown up or sibling in your house our school’s ‘Zaccheaus was a wee little man’ song? Explain to them how this song shows Jesus’ unconditional love.

World Faiths

Islam is the religion followed by Muslims.

The special place that Muslims gather together to worship is called a Mosque. Mosques are often beautifully decorated with patterns of plants and flowers and Arabic calligraphy showing special words from the Holy Koran.

  • Find out about what happens inside a mosque (Search YouTube for BBC Teach My Life, My Religion, The Mosque). How does it differ and how is it the same as what Christians do in church? Think about what we as a school do during worship in St Eanswythe’s Church. Show in a comparison poster the similarity and differences.
  • Explore images of decorations on the inside of a mosque (search ‘inside a mosque decorations’ on Google images’). There are also two fantastic virtual tours of a mosque (search for ‘Virtual tour of the blue mosque in Istanbul’ or ‘ Virtual tour of The Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi’). Pay careful attention to the colours used – what do you notice?
  • Use the templates provided below to create your own beautiful Isalmic art decorations – think carefully about what colours are usually used. The words in a mosque are in Arabic – but can you use English words to create a decorative pattern, maybe your name in a repeating pattern or a phrase from the Bible?

Islamic Patterns PDF


Understanding Christianity – Kingdom of God

After Easter we look at how Christians try to follow his teachings here on Earth. A prayer familiar to all Christians is The Lord’s Prayer. Jesus taught this to the disciples when they asked asked how they should pray.

https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/going-church/lords-prayer

  • Read the prayer carefully – what lines do you personally feel are the most important and why? Can you re-write the prayer in more simple language that a Duckling could understand? You can make it shorter, change the vocabulary, maybe even make it rhyme to help people remember it but take care to keep the main meaning. E-mail your prayers to admin@st-eanswythes.kent.sch.uk.

World Faiths

Islam is the religion followed by Muslims and this week marks the start of a very special month for Muslims all around the world; Ramadhan.

  • Use the internet to find out what happens during this special month (BBC Bitesize has some fantastic information).
  • Muslims believe that the self-sacrifice practised during this month is important to remind them to think of others and encourage generosity and charity. You are making a sacrifice every day by staying home even though you miss your friends and family. Can you write a poem to show what you are feeling about the sacrifices you are feeling in Lockdown? Is it helping you to appreciate things that you maybe took for granted?

Music With Mrs Brookes

Music is a really important part of school life at St Eanswythe’s. Mrs Brookes has kindly recorded videos for you to join in with so that you don’t miss out during these strange times. Why not join in with some singing to put a smile on your face?


Previous Music Videos

Mrs Brookes has been kind enough to provide us with many other lockdown videos which can be found here on her YouTube page.


Art With Mrs Purver

March School Art Challenge

KS2 Art Lesson (w/c 1st Mar)

KS2 Art Lesson (w/c 22nd Feb)

Last Term Mrs Purver has also set an activity for Chinese New Year!

KS2 Art Lesson (w/c 8th Feb)

KS2 Chinese New Year Activity (w/c 8th Feb)

Well done to Eloise and Acer for their fantastic efforts as part of the the ‘January School Art Challenge’! Why not give the challenge for February a go? Details for this month’s challenge can be found below with the latest weekly lessons from Mrs Purver… 

KS2 Art Lesson (w/c 1st Feb)

February School Art Challenge

KS2 Art Lesson (w/c 25th Jan)

KS2 Art Lesson (w/c 18th Jan)

KS2 Art Lesson (w/c 11th Jan)

January School Art Challenge


Story Time With Mrs O & Mrs Giles

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory – Chapters 1-7 – With Mrs Giles

Gangsta Granny – Chapters 1-9 – With Mrs O


Well-being With Miss Fakley

This week Miss Fakley has provided a new ‘Well-being Challenge Grid’


More Well-being Resources


Previous Well-being Challenges

Exercise Objective: This task is all about getting outside and experiencing the beauty of the world around us.

Remember: Before you go outside on a walk or into your garden make sure it is safe and check with a grown up.

  1. Before you go outside make a list of the five senses. Maybe a grown up or sibling can help you with this if you are not sure.
  2. Take your list and a pen with you on your outside Safari.
  3. Look at your list of senses, try and find something that you notice outside next to each sense. For example, you might SEE a Seagull. Or HEAR some cars passing by.
  4. Take your time and try to notice the beautiful world around you.

Exercise Objective: To explore where our minds can take us with a little inspiration!

Take a look at the picture below…

  1. How does the picture make you feel?
  2. Who is travelling on the ship?
  3. Why is the bench empty?
  4. Where is the ship travelling to?
  5. Now show this picture to someone else in your house – did they have the same ideas as you?

Exercise objective: This exercise is all about taking time to sit and relax. Let’s take time to notice the world around us, find a nice place to sit comfortably.

  1. You have one minute to sit in silence and listen to the world around you.
  2. Think about: What you can hear? What you can smell? How does this quiet make you feel? How do you feel when the time is up?
  3. Try and write down all the things that you noticed during your one minute. Have you noticed more things than the other people in your household?

Free Tablet Friendly E-Books

The Oxford Owl website also provide a free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. Help your young child learn to read, and love to read, with their range of over 100 free eBooks. 

If you’d like to learn more about how to support your child’s reading, visit the Reading and Phonics made easy pages. For information about their range of levelled books for schools, visit the Oxford Reading Tree page or explore the Read with Oxford pages to learn about their range of books designed to support reading practice at home. 

Not sure where to start? Check which level is right for your child with this simple test from Read with Oxford.

More Free Online Books


Free Online Resources

Below is a list of free online resources which you may find useful:

Literacy

*** NEW *** The Reading Realm
https://thereadingrealm.co.uk
Free online lessons, books, challenges, quizzes, games and stories written by children for children! 

*** NEW *** Classic Children’s Books
https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html
Selection of books and audiobooks

Audible
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Free children’s audiobooks across all devices whilst schools are closed.

Elevenses With The World Of David Walliams
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com
David Walliams is reading daily “Elevenses with David Walliams”

Kids’ Poems & Stories With Michael Rosen
https://www.youtube.com/user/artificedesign/videos
Weekly poems and stories from Michael Rosen’s YouTube channel.

Literacy Shed +
https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/free-resources
Provides teaching resources for literacy, book studies etc

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Seven Stories 
https://www.facebook.com/7Stories
Book readings, activities and workshops from ‘The National Centre for Children’s Books.

Teach Your Monster To Read
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com
The groundbreaking reading and phonics game

Science

*** NEW *** Crash Course Kids
https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
YouTube Channel – Science with a side of awesome!

*** NEW *** Stem
https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/family-activities
Range of family activities to try at home.

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

NASA Kids’ Club
https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub
Games, latest news about satellite launches, photos from space and interviews of astronauts.

The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here
https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental
ExpeRimental: A series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with your children.

Art & DT

Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent
Good, free art activities

Art Projects For Kids
https://artprojectsforkids.org
Great daily blog with full tutorials.

Lunch Doodles With Mo Wilems
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems
Best selling US children’s author Mo Willems is teaching drawing on You Tube.

Tate Kids
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids
Make and create, art games and quizzes.

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Let’s Get Outside!

Disney Nature
https://nature.disney.com/educators-guides
Nature-based educational materials for lesson plans and fun activities

Kent Wildlife Trust
https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/actions
Simple ideas for things you can do at home to help wildlife

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Numeracy

*** NEW *** My Mini Maths
https://myminimaths.co.uk
Key Stage 2 – Huge resource of free learning packs

*** NEW *** Bond Bonanza
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/bond-bonanza/id1434300125
Free App helping children to move away from counting numbers up to 20 to turn them into instantly recallable number bonds.

Bedtime Math
http://bedtimemath.org/fun-math-at-home
Free non-screen math activities

Cool Maths Games
https://www.coolmathgames.com
Free online math games, cool puzzles and more

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

Mes Games
https://www.mes-games.com 
Daily routine games – American but monsters teach you math!

Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

99 Club Mental Maths Quiz App
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/the-99-club-mental-maths-quiz/id1437411869?l=nb
The 99 club is a weekly mental maths quiz used in UK schools.

Computing

Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games
Creative computer programming

Typing Club
https://www.typingclub.com
Learn touch typing for free

Languages

*** NEW *** BBC Languages
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages
Archived page but still lots of resources.

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

One Third Stories
https://onethirdstories.com/10-awesome-free-resources-for-kids-to-learn-french
10 free resources for kids to learn French.

Geography

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk
Information and games for children.

History

Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

The London Mususum 
http://www.teachinghistory100.org
100 objects from museums across the UK with resources, information and teaching ideas to inspire interest in history.


General

*** NEW *** The Kids’ Kitchen
https://www.facebook.com/TheKidsKitchen
Free online cookery classes and recipes for kids.

Arcademics
https://www.arcademics.com 
Free educational games, math games, language arts games, and more!

BBC Bitesize
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Free online study support resource designed to help with learning, revision and homework!

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

Brain Pop
https://www.brainpop.com
Animated educational website for many subjects

Classroom Secrets
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk
Interactive games, video tutorials and downloadable home learning packs

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk
Activities and quizzes

Expeditions
https://edu.google.com/products/vr-ar/expeditions
Introduce children to a new way of learning with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk
Activities and quizzes for younger ages

Openlearn
https://www.open.edu/openlearn
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com
Educational online games

Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
Giving parents free access for a month to lots of resources

Wimpy Kid Club
https://www.wimpykidclub.co.uk/teachers-resources
Specially created resources for fun, focused, curriculum-linked lessons (Key Stage 2)

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