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There are also plenty of home learning activities on Google Classroom. You don't need to print anything- the children can write in their books provided by the school.

The children all know how to login to Bugclub (reading and grammar) and TT Rockstars (Maths). As teachers, we are able to add challenges and extra resources to this remotely, so these are fantastic learning platforms. 

WEBSITES

ALL SUBJECTS

Oak National Academy resources

Website: https://www.thenational.academy/

The Literacy Section on here is particularly good. Just follow the links to find the year 5 lessons.

You will find videos from teachers as well as questions to answer.

LITERACY

Ms Brown’s Top Tips:

The most important part of Literacy is, without a doubt, reading. It is so important that you read every day. Remember, the more you read, the more you understand. Make sure you ask someone if there are words that you don’t understand and then challenge yourself to use the words in a sentence throughout the day / week. Other things that I would recommend doing are learning your Year 5 and 6 spelling words – when we eventually come back to school, we will have a lot of catching up to do, so if everyone knows all their spelling words, that is one less thing to worry about! As well as this, keep up with your grammar activities and try some creative writing. We would love to read any writing that you do so please send it over to us on google classroom or email it to the school.

Audible

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

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed. Listening to stories is a great way to increase vocabulary, it enables you to hear correct sentence structure, increases understanding and brings a story to life.

Registration: not required

 

Authorfy

Website: https://authorfy.com

Description: access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.

Registration: is required

 

BookTrust

Website: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Registration: not required

 

Classroom Secrets

Website: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Description: downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

Registration: not required

English Mastery

Website: https://www.englishmastery.org/

Description: downloadable resource books providing 8 weeks of activities.

Registration: not required

 

Literacy Shed

Website: https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources

Description: downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.

Registration: not required

BBC Bitesize has decided to use Britannica’s content to encourage pupil engagement in daily lesson plans. Here you will find daily lessons in Literacy and Maths, as well as a range of other subjects.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

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Love Reading 4 Kids

Website: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required

 

Pobble 365

Website: https://www.pobble365.com/

Description: a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

Registration: not required

 

Poetry by Heart

Website: https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

Description: a wide selection of poetry covering different topics

Registration: not required to view poems, but it is required to access teaching resources.

 

Storytime with Nick

Website: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

Description: available from Monday 20 April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer.

Registration: not required

 

The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

Registration: not required

 

The Day newsletter

Website: https://theday.co.uk/subscriptions/the-day-home

Description: a daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills.

Registration: is required

MATHS –

Ms Brown’s Top Tips:

The most important thing to do at home is to keep up with your basic skills. This means that you need to keep practising the four operations (Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction). It also means that you need to keep practising your number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 as well as your times tables (including the platinum challenge!).

It is also a good idea to try some investigations to get your brain working – I would recommend Nrich – a lot of my challenges in class come from this website.

Hamilton Trust (home learning section)

Website: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Description: downloadable resource packs with teacher guidance. A week’s worth of resources is provided for each year group.

Registration: not required

 

Mathematics Mastery

Website: https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Description: downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.

Registration: not required

 

Nrich

Website: https://nrich.maths.org/

Description: a range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.

Registration: not required

 

Numberblocks

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

Description: videos for numeracy development designed for children aged 0 to 6. There are fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play.

Registration: not required

 

White Rose Maths (home learning)

Website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Description: presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week.

Registration: not required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

 

STEM Learning

Website: https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: an online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.

Registration: is required for some resources

 

 

 

 

PE and physical activity

 

Disney 10 Minute Shakeups

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

Description: 10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.

Registration: not required

 

Super Movers

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Description: videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.

Registration: not required

 

#ThisIsPE

Website: https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/

Description: videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

Registration: not required

 

Mental wellbeing

 

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Description: wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

Registration: not required

 

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-and-carers-help-children-through-uncertainty

Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Registration: not required

 

Children’s Commissioner

Website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

Description: a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.

Registration: not required

 

 

MindEd

Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/

Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

Registration: not required, but registration increases functionality

 

The Child Bereavement Network

Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx

Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Registration: not required

 

History

 

English Heritagehttps://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/kids/

 

Art

 

Tate Kidshttps://www.tate.org.uk/kids

ALL SUBJECTS

Oak National Academy resources

Website: https://www.thenational.academy/

The Literacy Section on here is particularly good. Just follow the links to find the year 5 lessons.

You will find videos from teachers as well as questions to answer.

LITERACY

Ms Brown’s Top Tips:

The most important part of Literacy is, without a doubt, reading. It is so important that you read every day. Remember, the more you read, the more you understand. Make sure you ask someone if there are words that you don’t understand and then challenge yourself to use the words in a sentence throughout the day / week. Other things that I would recommend doing are learning your Year 5 and 6 spelling words – when we eventually come back to school, we will have a lot of catching up to do, so if everyone knows all their spelling words, that is one less thing to worry about! As well as this, keep up with your grammar activities and try some creative writing. We would love to read any writing that you do so please send it over to us on google classroom or email it to the school.

Audible

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

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed. Listening to stories is a great way to increase vocabulary, it enables you to hear correct sentence structure, increases understanding and brings a story to life.

Registration: not required

 

Authorfy

Website: https://authorfy.com

Description: access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.

Registration: is required

 

BookTrust

Website: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Registration: not required

 

Classroom Secrets

Website: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Description: downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

Registration: not required

English Mastery

Website: https://www.englishmastery.org/

Description: downloadable resource books providing 8 weeks of activities.

Registration: not required

 

Literacy Shed

Website: https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources

Description: downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.

Registration: not required

 

Love Reading 4 Kids

Website: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required

 

Pobble 365

Website: https://www.pobble365.com/

Description: a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

Registration: not required

 

Poetry by Heart

Website: https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

Description: a wide selection of poetry covering different topics

Registration: not required to view poems, but it is required to access teaching resources.

 

Storytime with Nick

Website: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

Description: available from Monday 20 April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer.

Registration: not required

 

The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

Registration: not required

 

The Day newsletter

Website: https://theday.co.uk/subscriptions/the-day-home

Description: a daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills.

Registration: is required

MATHS –

Ms Brown’s Top Tips:

The most important thing to do at home is to keep up with your basic skills. This means that you need to keep practising the four operations (Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction). It also means that you need to keep practising your number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 as well as your times tables (including the platinum challenge!).

It is also a good idea to try some investigations to get your brain working – I would recommend Nrich – a lot of my challenges in class come from this website.

Hamilton Trust (home learning section)

Website: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Description: downloadable resource packs with teacher guidance. A week’s worth of resources is provided for each year group.

Registration: not required

 

Mathematics Mastery

Website: https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Description: downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.

Registration: not required

 

Nrich

Website: https://nrich.maths.org/

Description: a range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.

Registration: not required

 

Numberblocks

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

Description: videos for numeracy development designed for children aged 0 to 6. There are fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play.

Registration: not required

 

White Rose Maths (home learning)

Website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Description: presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week.

Registration: not required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

 

STEM Learning

Website: https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: an online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.

Registration: is required for some resources

 

 

 

 

PE and physical activity

 

Disney 10 Minute Shakeups

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

Description: 10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.

Registration: not required

 

Super Movers

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Description: videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.

Registration: not required

 

#ThisIsPE

Website: https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/

Description: videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

Registration: not required

 

Mental wellbeing

 

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Description: wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

Registration: not required

 

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-and-carers-help-children-through-uncertainty

Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Registration: not required

 

Children’s Commissioner

Website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

Description: a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.

Registration: not required

 

 

MindEd

Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/

Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

Registration: not required, but registration increases functionality

 

The Child Bereavement Network

Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx

Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Registration: not required

 

History

 

English Heritagehttps://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/kids/

 

Art

ALL SUBJECTS

Oak National Academy resources

Website: https://www.thenational.academy/

The Literacy Section on here is particularly good. Just follow the links to find the year 5 lessons.

You will find videos from teachers as well as questions to answer.

LITERACY

Ms Brown’s Top Tips:

The most important part of Literacy is, without a doubt, reading. It is so important that you read every day. Remember, the more you read, the more you understand. Make sure you ask someone if there are words that you don’t understand and then challenge yourself to use the words in a sentence throughout the day / week. Other things that I would recommend doing are learning your Year 5 and 6 spelling words – when we eventually come back to school, we will have a lot of catching up to do, so if everyone knows all their spelling words, that is one less thing to worry about! As well as this, keep up with your grammar activities and try some creative writing. We would love to read any writing that you do so please send it over to us on google classroom or email it to the school.

Audible

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

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed. Listening to stories is a great way to increase vocabulary, it enables you to hear correct sentence structure, increases understanding and brings a story to life.

Registration: not required

 

Authorfy

Website: https://authorfy.com

Description: access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.

Registration: is required

 

BookTrust

Website: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Registration: not required

 

Classroom Secrets

Website: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Description: downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

Registration: not required

English Mastery

Website: https://www.englishmastery.org/

Description: downloadable resource books providing 8 weeks of activities.

Registration: not required

 

Literacy Shed

Website: https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources

Description: downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.

Registration: not required

 

Love Reading 4 Kids

Website: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required

 

Pobble 365

Website: https://www.pobble365.com/

Description: a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

Registration: not required

 

Poetry by Heart

Website: https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

Description: a wide selection of poetry covering different topics

Registration: not required to view poems, but it is required to access teaching resources.

 

Storytime with Nick

Website: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

Description: available from Monday 20 April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer.

Registration: not required

 

The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

Registration: not required

 

The Day newsletter

Website: https://theday.co.uk/subscriptions/the-day-home

Description: a daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills.

Registration: is required

MATHS –

Ms Brown’s Top Tips:

The most important thing to do at home is to keep up with your basic skills. This means that you need to keep practising the four operations (Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction). It also means that you need to keep practising your number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 as well as your times tables (including the platinum challenge!).

It is also a good idea to try some investigations to get your brain working – I would recommend Nrich – a lot of my challenges in class come from this website.

Hamilton Trust (home learning section)

Website: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Description: downloadable resource packs with teacher guidance. A week’s worth of resources is provided for each year group.

Registration: not required

 

Mathematics Mastery

Website: https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Description: downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.

Registration: not required

 

Nrich

Website: https://nrich.maths.org/

Description: a range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.

Registration: not required

 

Numberblocks

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

Description: videos for numeracy development designed for children aged 0 to 6. There are fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play.

Registration: not required

 

White Rose Maths (home learning)

Website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Description: presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week.

Registration: not required

Science

 

STEM Learning

Website: https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: an online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.

Registration: is required for some resources

 

 

 

 

PE and physical activity

 

Disney 10 Minute Shakeups

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

Description: 10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.

Registration: not required

 

Super Movers

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Description: videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.

Registration: not required

 

#ThisIsPE

Website: https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/

Description: videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

Registration: not required

 

Mental wellbeing

 

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Description: wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

Registration: not required

 

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-and-carers-help-children-through-uncertainty

Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Registration: not required

 

Children’s Commissioner

Website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

Description: a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.

Registration: not required

 

 

MindEd

Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/

Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

Registration: not required, but registration increases functionality

 

The Child Bereavement Network

Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx

Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Registration: not required

 

History

 

English Heritagehttps://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/kids/

 

Art

 

Tate Kidshttps://www.tate.org.uk/kids

 

 

Tate Kidshttps://www.tate.org.uk/kids