Accelerated Reader allows our students to log-in and access reading books on the internet. Please follow the link to Log-in to Accelerated Reader and to view the Parents and Carers Guide to Accelerated Reader
Staying Safe Online
February 2021 - At Churchward School, we will be celebrating Safer Internet Day this week. It’s celebrated across the globe, with thousands of young people joining in across the UK to explore how they can use the internet responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to focus on online safety with your child – whether that’s trying out some of the learning activities in this pack, asking about what they like to do online or using their favourite app or game with them. You could support the day on social media, tell other friends and family about the day, or ask your child for their best tips for staying safe online. Find out more here: saferinternetday.org.uk
Conversation starters activity sheet
Thinkuknow Online Safety - Follow the link to view family activity sheets which contain a selection of short conversation starters, practical tips and fun tasks to do as a family ThinkuKnow Home Activity Packs
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ – free membership due to COVID-19 – endless resources for learning!
Oak National Academy – learning resources provided by the government https://www.thenational.academy/
https://www.intofilm.org/ – film clips for education or entertainment
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen – free audible stories
https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/english/ – English revision quizzes
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar – spelling and grammar games
http://www.funenglishgames.com/games.html – a whole host of English games to develop reading, writing, spelling and grammar
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7vdy9q – spelling, punctuation and grammar games
https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-291697.htm – spelling games
https://reading.ecb.org/ – reading lessons and activities
https://www.teachwire.net/news/online-vocabulary-games-for-ks3-ks4-english – vocabulary games
https://www.puzzles-to-print.com/printable-word-search/ – word searches and puzzles
www.worldofdavidwalliams.com – live readings
Audible, part of Amazon.com, has released a collection of hundreds of free audiobooks for children. stories.audible.com/start-listen
www.themathsfactor.com – free access
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ – Free during COVID-19: 5 maths lessons for each year group up to Year 8.
https://www.redoaks.org/pupil_portal/pp_maths_08.php – daily maths challenge sheets – quick number – variety of levels
https://www.coolmathgames.com/ – maths games
https://mathszone.co.uk/ – maths games
https://www.mathplayground.com/math-games.html – more maths games
Variety of Learning Games
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z4kw2hv – BBC bitesize – all subjects
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – games for all subjects
https://www.abcya.com/grades/6 – English, maths and problem solving games
www.funbrain.com – maths and reading games
https://www.highlightskids.com/ – crafts, cooking, science, games
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ – National Geographic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR2Zb7TbiOA – Basics of British sign language (BSL)
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University (UK), but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could be of interest to young people. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
Khan Academy – https://www.khanacademy.org – 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.
Futurelearn – https://www.futurelearn.com – Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
Seneca – https://www.senecalearning.com – For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher-level material.
Blockly – https://blockly.games – Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Scratch – https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ – Creative computer programming
Ted Ed – https://ed.ted.com – All sorts of engaging educational videos
Duolingo – https://www.duolingo.com – Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Mystery Science – https://mysteryscience.com – Free science lessons
Crest Awards – https://www.crestawards.org – Science awards you can complete from home.
The Kids Should See This – https://thekidshouldseethis.com – Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course – https://thecrashcourse.com – YouTube videos on many subjects
Big History Project – https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home – Aimed at Secondary age. Multidisciplinary activities.
Geography Games – https://world-geography-games.com/world.html – Geography gaming!
DK Find Out – https://www.dkfindout.com/uk – Activities and quizzes
Free language lessons: Rosetta Stone is giving free access for schoolchildren to use its language courses for the next three months, saving parents the usual £50 fee. Go to rosettastone.co.uk/lp/freeforkids/
Teaching Remotely for Grades K – 12 | Free Resources and Strategies https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com
For older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:
Happy Newspaper Resources please follow the links for two free booklets:
Happy Newspaper Free Resource Pack 1
Happy Newspaper Free Resource Pack 2
30 day lego challenge – Please follow link for the Lego Challenge Sheet
Swindon Borough Council Social Distancing Week One – Please follow link to view Social Distancing Week One
Swindon Borough Council Social Distancing Week Two – Please follow link to view Social Distancing Week Two
Please follow link to view Thrive Activity – Week 1
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https://family.gonoodle.com/ – GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w – Joe Wicks 5 minute workouts for kids
The Body Coach TV on YouTube with over 250 free workouts
Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
The NHS has 24 free instructor-led videos covering aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga. They range from 10 to 45 minutes long, and are available at nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/
Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
Cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking
National Theatre – Free full length plays every Thursday on You tube
From Broadway – free plays and musicals you can stream. http://filmedonstage.com
For 10 of the world’s best virtual art gallery tours see list and links at https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/10-of-the-worlds-best-virtual-museum-and-art-gallery-tours
For a list of 500 museums with virtual tours: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner – the list defaults to listing some of the most popular options first, but you can also sort them in alphabetic order or look at where they all are on a map.
Lots of big names including Robin Ince, Al Murray and Josie Long are playing the Stay at Home festival from the Cosmic Shambles Network. All the shows, for now, will be live only and free to watch, though donations are being encouraged. cosmicshambles.com/stayathome
The Montreux jazz festival has just made more than 50 festival concerts available to stream for free, including performances by Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple and Carlos Santana. You can access them for free for 30 days. Go to stingray.com/FREEMJF1M and enter the code FREEMJF1M.
Best family movies from around the world plus lesson plans for kids: https://kidworldcitizen.org/best-movies-for-kids-from-around-the-world-plus-lesson-plans