Here are some of the best online learning platforms with activities and resources to help you with learning at home! Please note that, as all of these websites are online and owned by people other than Michael School, we advise you to explore them and ensure you are happy before allowing your children to have access to them.
The Literacy Shed is an amazing website featuring lots of animations and short films, along with questions and projects based on them. A fantastic learning site which we often use in school with the children.
365 is another website we use in school to generate
creative writing! Each day the site features a wonderful picture
along with some key learning prompts and questions which can be
discussed at home.
Owl is a website which is free for parents to
register on at the moment. You can access lots of online texts
and resources to complete with your child and the e-books are all
linked to colour bands and levels so you will be able to access
the right ones for your child.
Newsround is a great website to support reading whilst also keeping up to date with what's happening in the World. The stories on there are also presented in a way which is appropriate for children.
Phonics Play is fantastic for children in Reception to Year 2 and is free for parents to access during the school closures. This will help your child with spelling and reading so a wonderful website to use!
Book Trust website has lots of read-along books and
activities, including learning how to draw character
illustrations and quizzes!
Classroom Secrets Kids is free to sign up to at the moment and gives you access to resources and learning activities differentiated by age across the whole primary range. Includes comprehension and phonics too... It also includes free home learning packs for literacy and maths by year group and they are fantastic!
Rose Maths is the website I
emailed to you which covers maths using the mastery approach,
like we do in school now. Lots of resources organised by age and
also with accompanying presentations and videos to show you the
methods to use too. Amazing!
Shed is full of different types of maths learning
and activities which should appeal to everyone. Enjoy!
Nrich is a
website featuring lots of maths puzzles and problems which will
really make you think and challenge you...
Marks is for
every curriculum area but particularly good for maths. You just
need to select 'maths' in the subject area, along with your
child's age, then look for the area of learning that you want!
It's particularly great for times table games.
is perfect for practising
consolidating your times table knowledge- remember to keep those
skills sharp and your multiplication fact knowledge will help you
in so many areas of maths!
It's really important for us all to keep physically healthy too while we are at home, so here are some of our favourite sites...
The P.E. shed
gives you lots of ideas of
games and activities to try...
Go Noodle is one of our favourites in school!
You'll have to sign up but then all the resources are free to
Cosmic Kids Yoga
is one which Mrs D our
Other areas of learning:
Bitesize has links to all areas of learning with
resources suitable for ages 5-11 in most areas. They are also
starting online lessons for english and maths from April 20th
2020 so please explore this site!
Stem website has lots of ideas to engage your child in science, technology, engineering and maths. Try some of the activities with your child if they love making, exploring and experimenting!
Wildlife Trust website has some wonderful activities
to complete while you are 'safe at home' so why not try