Resources for home learning
- The daily tasks aren't compulsory but it's something our teachers want to do and we hope you and your children will too. We would love children to share their completed tasks with their class on Seesaw (or by email, if you can't access Seesaw).
- There will be a fresh page for each week's daily task but you can scroll down the menu to revisit previous week's tasks.
- If have questions for your child's teacher about learning at home you can contact them directly on this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Mark your email for their attention. (Queries about anything other than learning at home should be addressed to email@example.com as usual.)
- Teachers are uploading the daily learning tasks, answering emails and doing other admin jobs related to their class.
- If your child does not have their Seesaw QR code and logins for Reading Eggs and Mathletics please contact their class teacher.
- We welcome your feedback and will do our very best to keep you all informed and the good ship Hillcrest well and truly afloat!
Here are some websites and apps we recommend to help support learning at home. If you and your child find other good ones, do let us know and we'll add them to the list.
Please note that we advise parents to visit new websites together with your children to ensure their safety.
For all apps – go to the App Store on your device and search for the title (some are to be purchased but most are free).
www.oxfordowl.co.uk (Free Oxford Reading Tree Online Books and More!)
Lego Movie Maker app
www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk (Lots of Learning – but the Adjective Detective is particularly fun!)
https://authorfy.com/ excellent free resources and short story masterclasses by amazing children’s authors
www.makebeliefscomix.com (Comic Strip Maker – Write in different languages as well!)
We also recommend the Oxford Primary Punctuation, Grammar and Spelling Dictionary Book. Please click here to view its online description.
ixl Maths (For all year groups – great practice!)
Sushi Monster app (For all ages to help reinforce and build up calculation fluency)
Maths One Billion app (Recommended for ages 4 to 6 – Brilliant to build up core foundations!)
http://www.digitaldialects.com/French.htm - French games: online language learning for kids. All French language learning exercises are completely free to use, do not require registration, and are suitable for both school kids and adult language learners.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2cxfngNyPM (Gruffalo in German)
www.languageguide.org/german/vocabulary (German online dictionary)
www.goethe.de/en/spr/ueb/led.html (Goethe Website – great information – links to German Apps)
www.lingonetz.de (Fun and Games all in German)
http://www.keybr.com/ (Touch Typing)
Bee Bot app (Age 4+ to help children with simple programming)
www.thinkuknow.co.uk (Internet Safety)
www.kidrex.org (Google Safe Search Site for Kids)
www.quandarygame.org (Game for age 8+ where children have to make ethical and moral decisions)
www.theforestacademy.com (Learn about trees)
www.hunkinsexperiments.com (Fun experiments)
http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/system/interactable/1/ (Investigate how to make a planet work)
www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/index.html (Science of Cooking)
Art, Design and Technology
www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/index.html (Artist’s Toolkit – Learn about different artistic styles and techniques)
www.whatimade.com (Some fun and quirky projects found in this online blog with illustrations)
www.ldd.lego.com/en-gb (Lego Digital Designer)
www.keepingscore.org/interactive (Explore music interactively!)
www.sfskids.org (San Francisco Symphony – Fun and Games with music)
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/films/view_all_films.htm (Excellent historical short public information clips)
http://www.ancientcivilizations.co.uk/home_set.html (Discover ancient civilizations)
http://www.operationwardiary.org/ (World War I)
http://www.ngkids.co.uk/ (National Geographic for Kids)
www.thekidshouldseethis.com (An excellent video website for curious young minds!)
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/games/questionaut (Fun KS2 game testing English, Maths and Science - go on a magical journey to uncover your friend’s hat.)
www.splash.abc.net.au/home (Australian website for all subjects)
The children have already been given a SPAG, Reading and Maths revision pack to work through. There is a mark scheme in the back that will help you to support their learning.
Teach your monster to read
Letters and Sounds games Phase 3
Numberblocks BBC iPlayer