Home Learning

Some useful resources to support home learning|:

British Library page with super ideas for activities related to children’s books.  Videos and extracts

Scottish Book Trust –Authors Live Events can be viewed at home with Teams then used for questions/reflections/extended writing?
80 Author’s Live Events available to watch on demand.

WorldBook Day Masterclasses are also super and available for primary and secondary –great resource.

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html -This is a super resource. Huge wealth of visual resources mostly organised thematically. Use as s stimulus for writing, vocabulary generation, discussion.  If doing a piece of wiring then please encourage younger pupils to continue to use a pen and pencil to reduce screen time,  Pupils can take a photo and send or download the App Scanbot which allows you to create a pdf and e-mail to the teacher as easily as taking a picture.

Fiction, Non-fiction and comics available. E-Books, Videos and quizzes currently available for free during school closures

https://www.literacywagoll.com/- Clicking on WAGOLL texts you then have access to readymade word documents you can download and then e-mail to Glow E-mail addresses for off-line work – reading/highlighting/comprehension/ vocabulary exploration…. All organised again in different themes and genres.

Short extracts from classic texts. Comprehension, Vocab. Fairy Tale Home Learning Pack available to download for free as a pdf.

excellent pictures providing a stimulus for talk, writing, art, vocabulary generation.
I see……I think…..I wonder…… as a stimulus?  Writing Challenges, Story Starters all free.

https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ -could be used for variation once pobble has been used a few times.


https://mathsbot.com/ -This is a definite for all ages and stages –retrieval practice, starts can be used for random generation of questions for practice, puzzles.  Great for virtual use of manipulatives.

www.youcubed.org – A useful site.

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/54409?utm_source=social&utm_medium=primary-round-up&utm_campaign=six-resources-for-teaching-and-learning-times-tables&utm_source=NCETM+Newsletters&utm_campaign=5247b05835-primary-round-up-march-2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_13f8d631f4-5247b05835-222993661 -6 resources for teaching times tables.

https://vimeo.com/showcase/timestables- videos for helping with timetables learning.  Parent video at the end helps to see how to personalise.


Times Table Rockstars is another highly recommended one https://ttrockstars.com/  Free access for 60 days for any school closed that does not currently have access.

Again, Flashcard apps are a great way to go here.  Often they can be used offline (great for poor or limited Wi-Fi) – calculations, times tables, number facts.  This is perhaps most suited to older pupils creating their own decks and may require some support in school to get started –well worth it though for practice and spaced repetition of content (both new and that already covered since August for recall!)

BBC Bitesize –Early Level Maths and Numeracy- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zrnbwty

BBC Bitesize -1st Level –https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zpdj6sg
2nd level also available.

CBeebies- Number Blocks –https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
Could be good to get kids making/drawing their own at home too.