KS 1 AND 2 Websites and Links
Here in primary, we use a variety of online learning platforms, both in lessons and for home learning tasks.
We work with Pearson Education and utilise their online platform of ActiveLearn. Within this platform, we can access resources that are used within school to support the children's learning in English with Wordsmith, Science with ScienceBug and our whole primary Maths scheme, PowerMaths.
Each primary student is given log in details to access their own personal account with ActiveLearn at home. This gives them access to:
Online reading books, via Bug Club
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar activities, via Grammar and Spelling Bug
English activities, via Wordsmith
Science activities, via Science Bug
Students in EYFS and Year 1 are each set up with an account on Numbots; a fun and engaging websites where the children play a variety of mathematical games. There are two play modes in NumBots that serve different purposes.
1. Story Mode for Understanding
In Story Mode, the emphasis is on mathematical concepts and is underpinned by a mastery approach to teaching. Story Mode features visual representations, procedural variation, exposure to different calculation strategies and interleaved material all in very carefully sequenced order.
2. Challenge Mode for Recall
In Challenge Mode, the emphasis is on rapid responses to essential facts and simple sums, against the clock.
From Year 2 onwards, students are also given access to Times Table Rockstars; an energetic and exciting variety of games that test their ability to recall their times tables.
Here is a video from the creator to explain what Times Table Rockstars is, why it was created and the benefits of it:
Our students absolutely love GoNoodle! GoNoodle videos get kids moving to be their strongest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves! The website contains a wide variety of different activities, some focusing on mindfulness, literacy skills, numeracy, physical exercise and even foreign languages. You can also access these videos at home, either by creating a GoNoodle Family account or visiting their YouTube channel.
LetterJoin is a fantastic website for practicing handwriting and letter formation! It has resources that model how to form letters, ascenders and descenders and how to join letters together. Each primary pupil in King Solomon is given their own log in details to be able to access work set by their teacher, as well as independent activities that address allow children to practice their handwriting in the context of spelling, punctuation and grammar work, as well as all other subject areas.
Home learning resources
Oak National Academy is the online classroom made by teachers, for teachers. Our free, high-quality video lessons and resources are available throughout 2020/21. On the site are a wide variety of lessons, for every key stage and subject.
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. Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted practice and lessons covers math, science, and more. Always free for learners and teachers.
Wanting tips on supporting your child's wellbeing? Looking for practical advice? Or scouting for activity ideas for some lockdown entertainment? BBC Bitesize have got you covered.
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
A fun, engaging and fast paced free language learning course, full of games and activities, which can be used via the app or website.
Every lesson begins with a Mystery that hooks students. The narrator then shares an unforgettable story told with stunning images and videos and punctuated with opportunities for discussion. Every lesson concludes with simple hands-on activities designed to use supplies you already have (or are easy to get).
Big History examines our past, explains our present, and imagines our future. It's a story about us. An idea that arose from a desire to go beyond specialized and self-contained fields of study to grasp history as a whole. This growing, multi-disciplinary approach is focused on high school students, yet designed for anyone seeking answers to the big questions about the history of our Universe.
The Big History Project is a joint effort between teachers, scholars, scientists, and their supporters to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to knowledge to lifelong learners around the world.
World Geography Games offers you challenging and entertaining quiz games to improve your geographical knowledge. Whether you are practicing for a test, looking for a free interactive whiteboard resource, or searching your next holiday destination, you've come to the right place. This is your chance to learn the 5 oceans, 7 continents and layers of the earth and atmosphere. Explore the major rivers, mountain ranges, deserts, lakes, islands, volcanoes and other fascinating places of our world. These internet quizzes are a brain booster for both kids and adults, and bring fun to school classes all over the world.
A collection of activities created by a former primary school teacher with over 10 years experience. Lots of fun and engaging activities looking at English, Maths and Science, as well as creative and physical tasks.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.
For a daily dose of creativity and fun, check out our '10 Minute Challenges', which are set by bestselling authors and illustrators.
Enjoy these free resources and activities for librarians, schools, teachers and readers…