Covid-19 Home Learning Resources
If for any reason your child is not able to attend the Academy, it is important that continue to develop healthy routines that keep them active both mentally and physically. Whilst we are certainly not expecting you to create a daily timetable that replicates what we do in school, we do hope that you can incorporate a healthy balance of activities and games to help keep your child educationally on track (and ready to rejoin academy life when we get the nod to re-open!). We have therefore created this page to gather together in one place links and documents with resources and advice to help support your child's home learning. Please have a look at the 'Whole School Learning Challenges' and year group 'Learning Menus' in the 'Related Documents' section below to help get you started!
We suggest that children continue to read daily for a minimum 20 minutes- you can use your reading books from school or access hundreds of FREE e-books at Oxford Owl. Spellings could also be practised every day- year group spelling list documents can be found below and Class Teachers will also set weekly tasks on Spelling Shed. For extra online activities, please head over to Speed Spell. Times-table facts can be practised as usual on Times Table Rockstars (look out for the challenges we set!) and there is also a YouTube playlist of [very catchy] songs to help the children learn their times tables here!
We have also set up accounts for all pupils on the Active Learn platform that offers online learning, books and games. Please follow this link and enter your child's existing Spelling Shed username and password, along with the school code 'coni' to access book banded reading books set by their Class Teacher. If your child is unsure of their login or any of their accounts please contact the academy.
BBC Bitesize - Brand New, daily home learning lessons for children of all ages!
Virtual Tours - Take a virtual tour of art gallery and museums around the world from the comfort of your home...
TTS - Selection of FREE downloadable activities
Pobble365 - A website full of fantastic and intriguing images that you can use with your child to encourage thinking beyond the picture and prompt questioning
Scratch - Used by children in KS2 throughout their computing lessons, Scratch allows children to programme and create their own animations for FREE
Phonics Play - Website for your child to practise their phonics in a fun, interactive environment- just click on 'Free Phonics Play' and there is no charge!
Classic Children's Stories - Children's books with FREE audio files (and PDFs) to listen to and read at home!
Twinkl - Get a month of FREE 'Ultimate Membership' for a vast range of learning resources- simply put in your home email address, create password and type 'UKTWINKLHELPS' into the offer box...
GoNoodle - Website to help parents get kids moving with short, interactive activities! GoNoodle is designed for children from EYFS through to Y6...
White Rose Hub - A fantastic scheme of learning that we use in school for Maths- resources and planning have now been made FREE. Just click on the year group of your child, then click on a Maths area of choice, using the timetable
Topmarks - Access FREE support and educational games for Maths, Reading and English...
Cosmic Yoga - YouTube clips which are great for promoting those calmer moments of mindfulness, that we're sure will come in handy! Suitable for all ages...
Newsround - Child friendly news bulletin that will help keep children up to date in an age appropriate way. Episodes available daily!