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Website What is it? Recommended use

BBC Bitesize online learning

 

Bitesize has 150 new lessons every week to keep you on track with your learning.

You'll find lessons for homeschooling in every year group/

Click on  the weekly schedule to see what is available this week,

Click on "Daily Lesson" and find the year group you need

Fit these lessons into your own timetable that is working for you and your family

Oak National Academy 

Similar to the BBC lessons above, this gives a weekly schedule and a range of lessons for children. The maths in particular is effective and is broken down by topic really well..

Either use the schedule to do the suggested lessons for each day, or search by subject and look for lessons that you need- eg stuck with something in the homepack? Search for the lesson here.

DJS Maths

Our maths support page. Videos showing all the methods we use in school and links to lots of online resources

We are adding to this all the time, so keep coming back and checking!

Maths: Mathletics

 

Online maths activities. Class teachers will direct pupils to activities to complete. There is also free play and "Live Mathletics" allowing competition around the world. Aim to complete 1 activity a day and achieve a 1 bronze certificate a week.

Maths: Time Tables Rock Stars

 

Fun game for working on improving your times tables and becoming a Rock Legend.

Lots of different modes, including competitive online play.

15 mins a day - at least 1x soundcheck a week. Track your progress graph.

 

Maths: Hit the button

Fantastic game that builds confidence recalling key mathematical facts. Players choose what level of difficulty, and what range of facts to recall.

Play individually on a regular basis and track your scores on a table in your workbook.

Or play competitive games against family members!

 

Maths: Topmarks

Huge range of games that cover all areas of maths- can you beat your own scores?

Try the other games on this website as well- one of the best collections.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money is an excellent money game

Maths: Maths frame

Range of free maths game to try. Usually behind a paywall, they have been made free during this period.

Try out these games while free! Write a review of them in your home book. 

General- Learning by Questions

STAR RESOURCE:

Questions broken down by year group and subject.  This is is one of the best organised sites available. 

When you click on a subject, it generates questions for you to answer- this can be done independently or with support

General: Classroom secrets kids

A huge range of interactive online games for all subjects.

These are organised by year group and by subject making it easy to navigate

This is a very new site, and some of it is only just coming online- it is free at the moment, and is very promising!

Spelling: Spelling shed

Online spelling games- this is the weekly spelling homework normally.

Players earn points for completing games.

Complete weekly spellings. If spellings are no longer set, practice the words you have previously been set.

Spelling- Spelling frame

Spelling practice in a range of online games. A lot are currently free.

Work on one word list a week, and play games. Combine with written practise! 

Geography: Oddizzi 

STAR GEOGRAPHY RESOURCE:

Research the world and play quizzes.Check class leader board to see if they are in the top 10.

Complete 1 quiz a week.

Geography/History: Google Earth

A really powerful resource that allows you to go anywhere in the world- you can go on tours and get further information about places.

Hit "I feel lucky" to be flown to a random location

Try "Voyages"

Scouts- The Great Indoors

A link to the scouts website with lots of "do at home" activities".

Try them out! Record anything exciting as a video or as a recount in your homebook.

Online Safety

A range of regularly updated games that allow children to understand how to stay safe online and improve their understanding of the internet.

Work through together!

For further ideas, visit the DJS online safety page.

Computer coding: Scratch

STAR CODING RESOURCE:

Free online coding- available on tablets and desktops, this is a popular progaming language used by the pupils at DJS.

Play and create, or remix other user's projects 

Try https://scratch.mit.edu/starter-projects for ideas.

Computer coding: Tynker 

Currently free

Similar to Scratch, but in a slightly different range of programming languages.

The hour of code section is particularly good, as it sets varied challenges

https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/

RE- Guardians of Ancora 

Story based tablet game that takes the player through biblical stories.

Tablet app- it is totally free.

If you like it, contact Mrs Grant or the office about joining the guardians club when we return to normal

PSCHE/Wellbeing: Jigsaw

Stories and activities designed to improve children's communication skills and mental well being

Read through the stories together and see where the discussion takes you.

Art- The Crafty Classroom

A fantastic collection of art and craft ideas. On this page they are themed, and easy to sort through. The step by step instructions are clear and easy to follow.

The famous artists section has some fantastic ideas. There are a lot of advert links on this site, but the content and ideas are worth visiting.

Well-being: ELSA support

Lots of downloadable materials that have been made free. The activities are designed to support well being and positive mental health in children.

The social stories give a really good framework for adults to talk to children about the current situation in a safe and supportive way.

PE- indoor PE challenges

A range of planned challenges for PE inside the home!

This is regularly updated and they have lots of inventive ideas. Maybe the adults could join in as well?

PE- Youth Sport Trust

A range of PE activities specially designed by the Youth Sport Trust

The 60 second challenges and active breaks are very effective as refocusing activities.

General - Premier League Stars

A range of football linked activities that include Maths and English

Part of the premier League community program, scroll down to find activity ideas and follow the links to resources.

Science- WhIzz Bang Pop

A large collection of free resources from the schools science club.

The activities are arranged by year group.

Scroll down the page to find the experiments and ideas.

There is even one about how toilets work!

Science- Woodland trust

A brand new selector that organises activities by key stage and subject.

A lot of these activities can be done from the back garden, or form inside.

Science- Terrific Scientific

From the BBC, this is a range of investigations and scientific puzzles than can be done at home

Look at the links towards the bottom to "live lessons". This could develop further soon.

Science - STEM centre

A range of resources and ideas to try out. This is a huge site, and the ideas link to many different age areas of the curriculum. 

This is huge resource, covering lots of different subjects. It is also getting updated regularly.

Out of the Ark Music

New songs added daily to sing along to.

Recommended by East Riding Schools Music service.

Each song comes with a range of activities to accompany it

Change for life 10 min shake up

A range of 10 minute activities that are designed to get the whole family active

All the activities are free and can mostly be done at home. Most importantly, they are Disney themed!

Stay at home Science

A series of science experiments that can be done at home with little no resources. This page is regularly updated, and has many links

Try the oobleck experiment. It is a solid? Is it a liquid? Miss Westerby would love to hear about your theories!

Video resources What is it? Recommended use

Disney Dance Along

Dance along to you or your children's favourite Disney songs.

Part of a super website full of physical activities.

Mrs Mattimoe strongly recommends "Break this down" from the Descendants 3.

This Girl Can

A website that is all about getting active- The link takes you to the exercise with children section.

This website is great for introducing ways into sport for now and when life returns to normal.

 Dance with Go Noodle

Huge range of dance activities

Dance along with the video

Cosmic Yoga

Range of online Yoga Videos aimed at children

Clear a space and enjoy a free yoga session - adults can join in too!

BBC Supermovers

Range of videos that are designed to get children active.

Great cross curricular links to other subjects

BBC Newsround

A classroom favourite, news items that are broken down into individual videos for different stories

Aimed at primary age children, this is more accessible that the main news, and explains in child friendly terms

Science- Maddie Moat

Daily science lessons, and a huge back catalogue of science and engineering videos aimed at children. She is an excellent presenter who explains tricky concepts well.

This channel is fantastically organised into different areas- experiments, topics, themes. 

Art for Kids Hub

Family based art channel with lots of "how to draw...." videos

The adult and child draw side by side in these videos, in clear easy to follow steps

SciShow kids

Short science videos, each taking on a simple question or area.

Range of experiments that mostly can be done safely at home...

A youtube channel that is well organised, and has a range of different areas of science covered.
Parent resources What is it? Recommended use

Twinkl

Usually a resource bank for teachers, they have opened up a free home learning hub. This is easy to navigate, and has plans, activities and resources to print off. Very useful if you have children of different ages as this resource covers the whole school range.

BBC Bitesize

A brilliant range of videos that support learning across the whole curriculum These videos are really well organised, and make good suggestions for what to

BBC teach

Huge range of activities and ideas in a well structured site. The videos and clips are a good start point for further learning.

White Rose Maths hub

Usually a teacher resource, they have made huge amounts of ideas for maths available.

While some of the representations are different to what DJS pupils encounter normally, this is a good way to improve fluidity!

 Check the video clips for ideas. Let the learner lead to a degree, and aim to cover content that has already been taught.

A huge part of maths is effective communication, so challenge children to explain their thinking in clear, mathematical terms

 National Online Safety

STAR ONLINE SAFETY RESOURCE:

Our online safety hub.

Huge range of resources if you sign up (for free) Search through parent guides to lots of platforms, apps and games.

Online training, video guides and talk through are very useful to keep yourself up to speed with what children can do online.

Online Safety- Thinkuknow

Child activity packs released fortnightly. Develops children's understanding of how to stay safe and responsible online

The first is here.

Look at the information first before working with children on it.

This is best used in tandem with the adult support from the DJS online safety hub

Wordsearch maker

An online resource for making word searches.

Put in the words you want to hide, and if fills in the rest for you.

You need at least 10 words to find, and must put as title and description or it will not work.

Results are kept for 30 days online.

 Kahn Acadamy

A range of online videos that are useful to explain new concepts and ideas.

If you need to try explaining something in a different way!