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!
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.
- Woodlands Junior homework site
- J2e *
- Busy Things *
- PB Bear’s Interactive Adventure*
- The Kids Should See This
- Cbeebies Radio
- Toy Theatre – educational games
- DK Find Out
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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!)
- 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
- Daily home workouts with Joe Wicks for children
- Solve, Shoot, Score -a Premier League Primary Stars Football Game with spelling and maths practice
Why not go on a virtual tour of a famous museum from the comfort of your home?
View the Homework Tips for Parents and Carers.
View the Homework Presentation Sep15.
View the Phonics Tips for Parents .
View the Year 1 Spelling Words
View the Year 2 Spelling Words
View the Year 3 & 4 Spelling Words
View the Year 5 & 6 Spelling Words
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: