King's Gate Primary School

Home Learning Hub

During Reduced Opening/ Closure:

 The Oak Academy

This is a website/ hub created by the government to support teaching in all year groups. You will have received an email about this from us.

Teachers may refer to this in the home learning grids. You are free to use this with your child as you wish. It covers appropriate objectives for their year group.

The British Red Cross- Kindness Resources

 Here are some resources that help your child to think about 'Kindness' especially in times such as these:

Outline of learning

Blank calendar to record kindness

Kindness booklet

Alistair Bryce-Clegg at ABC Does

 This is a fabulous website with ideas for Early Years and Year 1. One particular idea that we like is 'Worry Dolls'.

https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/

 

Early Years Story Box- free story book and activities for young children to help them to understand Coronavirus:

https://www.earlyyearsstorybox.com/corona/

 

Joe Wicks (Body Coach)- Live PE lessons @ 9am Monday to Friday:

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

David Walliams has released an audio story a day for 30 days:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Here are a variety of websites and resources that you will be able to use. Many of the sites have been opened up to all for free and so we thank the providers.

Muddy Puddle is offering a free one month subscription to parents. They offer resources for children in Reception to Year 6. 

https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk

National Geographic Kids- activities and quizzes for younger children.


https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

 

National Geographic @ home - activities for all ages.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/family/at-home-education-resources

 

Duolingo- learn languages for free. Web or app.


https://www.duolingo.com

Nature DetectivesA lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!


https:// naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/ naturedetectives/

Blue Peter Badges


https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/ about-blue-peter-badges

 

Twinkl- This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.


https://www.twinkl.co.uk

Below are some useful websites that you can use with your child to help them with their learning. Click on the icon to load the website.

 

 

Each child has been given their own individual Purple Mash username and password. Please use this to log on to the site to have full access to all of the resources. This will also allow your child to save any work they have completed. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you can not find your child's log in details (see example below).

 

Maths Resources

National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM) has produced advice and support for parents as will as videos and lessons:

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/54432?utm_source=NCETM+Newsletters&utm_campaign=dc62ee1bbc-ncetm-newsletter-april-2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_13f8d631f4-dc62ee1bbc-222854025

 

Maths Resources

Classroom Secrets have produced downloadable Home Learning Packs for each school year group. You do not have to have a subscription to access these materials.

English Resources

Department for Education - Letters and Sounds Phonics Lessons for School Closure

Online Phonics lessons for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be every day (Monday to Friday) from Monday 27th April. Please see the letter below for details of how to access the lessons:

Click here for letter.

Wiltshire Libraries E-Books

You can borrow ebooks, audio books and magazines from Wiltshire libraries. These can be read on any device. You can do this if you are a member already and you can also sign up as a member. 

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/libraries-ebooks

 

If you are unsure of how your child should pronounce a sound, this is a great resource. You can also find Mr Thorne on You Tube. The children really like these videos.

Handwriting:

We have a subscription to Letter-join. Letter-join is the website that we use to teach the children pre-cursive and cursive handwriting. There are video clips which show you how a letter or join should be written. You can print sheets if you wish. Letter-join can also be put on an iPad.

Username: jk5846      Password: home     

                 

 

We have a subscription to Phonics Play and this has a variety of games for your child to play. If they are in Reception, they should be working on Phase 2, 3 and 4, in Year 1 they should be working on Phase 4 and 5, and in Year 2 they should be working on Phase 5 and 6.

Username: pewsey        Password: king

Oxford Owl

To keep your child reading at home, you can use Oxford Owl. If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or 2, this document will help you to find the appropriate phase of books for your child. You can look on the back of their reading book to see what phase they are working on:

How to find phonics reading books on Oxford Owl

Audible are offering a series of stories for the children to listen to.

 

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Resources made available through the English Hub:

Reading Aloud Stories

Home Reading

Online Books

Science Resources