This page is full of ideas for how to continue learning at home, whether school is open for you to attend or you are working remotely. These links will supplement the schoolwork you re already doing. For age specific links check the Class Home Learning posts on the appropriate Year Group page.
The Department for Education has complied a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.
Whilst you are working at home the most important way to keep learning is to keep reading.
At St. Vincent’s we want children to love reading. Below are some suggestions for books to read at home.
If you would like more ideas for great books, linked to your age and interests, try using the Book Sorter. You can also add your own recommendations!
Don’t forget to share your reading on the Reading Blogs. News Post: We Love To Read
London Grid for Learning Resources
The school is part of the London Grid for Learning which has some excellent resources. Your USO username and password have been provided in your Home Learning Pack. Any links below that require the USO log in have * next to them.
Here are some useful links to resources for Home Learning:
- BBC Bitesize
- Twinkl – while schools are closed, Twinkl is offering for parents to sign up for a free account to access the full range of worksheets, resources and educational games.
- J2e *
- Busy Things *
- PB Bear’s Interactive Adventure*
- The Kids Should See This
- Cbeebies Radio
- Toy Theatre – educational games
- DK Find Out
- Shopify Time Capsule-try making a COVID-19 Time Capsule to help you to remember this moment in history
- London Learning at HomeThe Mayor has launched London Learning at Home to bring together the city’s free learning and cultural resources that children can access from home. Search for resources by age range, subject, key stage and level of adult supervision needed.
- Summer Camps Trust Lockdown Activities One of the great things about most summer camps (and part of the reason why The Summer Camps Trust is keen to see many more British children taking part) is that they show young people all sorts of ways to have fun and be active which cost nothing and do not involve electronics.
- Nature at home The Ecology Centre and Sayers Croft Paddington Rec. have put together some ideas for keeping you connected with nature.The activities are suitable for all ages and living spaces, and use minimal resources, so there is something for everyone. Some activities can be done entirely indoors, some are suitable for daily walks and a few require outdoor space. All activities have step by step guides and resource lists.
- National Theatre In response to the school closures caused by Coronavirus, National Theatre is now offering username and password access to the National Theatre Collection. For a temporary period, plays can be accessed remotely ensuring students studying from home can still watch them. Your access details are: https://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com Please contact the school office for a Username and Password.
- Catholic Icing -a variety of craft activities for pupils to complete at home.
- Wednesday Word Children’s Area
- Wintershall Some wonderful religious activities including stations of the cross
- Be Inspirational This website has various resources for both KS1 and KS2 including some lovely Holy Week activities with Scripture pieces for each day with accompanying videos, artwork and thoughts.
- Phonics – username: march20 password: home
- Grammar Explained* – explanation videos
- Reading Zone Live*
- Oxford Owl for Home
- David Walliams and Oliver Jeffers are reading a book a day aloud for children to listen to
- Radioblogging.net – Pie Corbett is presenting a free, daily, interactive literacy show with language games, creative writing, poet of the day and author of the week.
- Audible – all children’s book are free to download
- Stories online – lots of videos stories being read aloud where you can see the book too
- J2e Spelling *
Scholastic, who run our regular Books Fairs have shared some free downloadable home learning resource packs that may be of interest:
- Scholastic Early Years Pack
- Scholastic Key Stage 1 Pack
- Scholastic Lower Key Stage 2 Pack
- Scholastic Upper Key Stage 2 Pack
- Maths No Problem
- Mathletics – a separate log in is required. This can be found in your Home Learning packs and your normal Homework folders.
- Maths At Home* – explanation videos
- Maths Raps*
- J2e times tables *
- J2e SATs arithmetic practise (Yr 2 and 6) *
- Hit the Button – practise for number bonds, times tables and addition/subtraction
- The Maths Factor-games and activities. Free during the coronavirus outbreak. Parents need to sign up.
- Top Marks – lots of online games to practise mental maths and maths facts
- White Rose Maths a series of five maths lessons per week for each year group. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
- NCETM Support for parents when trying to help their children with Maths
- KS1 Science BBC Bitesize
- KS2 Science BBC Bitesize
- National Geographic Science
- Science Museum games
- Virtual Experiments for Years 1&2*
- Virtual Experiments for Years 3&4*
- Virtual Experiments for Years 5&6*
Languages (especially German!)
- Sing Up– This has some of the songs we have sung at school on it with backing tracks and words.
- Out of the Ark Some more old favourites to sing along to
- BBC Bitesize
- Schools Singing Programme Daily virtual sings for schools and parishes
- The Royal Opera House Make the most of a rare opportunity to watch a performance free from the comfort of your home
- BBC Ten Pieces – 40 pieces of music with an introduction and full performance
- Filmed On Stage Free musicals and plays you can now stream during the coronavirus outbreak-updating daily
Physical Education (P.E.)
- Daily home workouts with Joe Wicks for children
- Solve, Shoot, Score -a Premier League Primary Stars Football Game with spelling and maths practice
- Youth Sports Trust Home Learning Activities PE activities that can be done individually or in pairs/small groups with a focus on the development of physical competence and actively learning the importance of personal skills to support social, emotional and mental wellbeing.
- Nike-Move CrewNike has created a Youtube channel called ‘Move crew’ which is a series of ‘at home sporting missions…!’
- NHS Disney 10 minute shakeups10 minute activities based on Disney films
- BBC SupermoversThe BBC has created a number of activities and videos which link physical activities to other subject areas e.g. Times table dances.
Why not go on a virtual tour of a famous museum from the comfort of your home?
Always remember the importance of internet safety
The internet is an amazing resource which enables us to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However the internet is always changing and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge.
If you want to learn how to stay safe online while playing games, visit this website, http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ for fun games and activities. There are different sections and games depending on how old you are.
Some other useful websites for children:
Some safe search engines: