The Week Junior Activity Hub - From news to nature, science to geography, and sport to books, The Week Junior explores an extraordinary array of topics from around the globe. Written to engage a young person’s point of view, The Week Junior have set-up an online activity hub with a range of activities to try out at home
First News publication – First News in an award-winning national UK newspaper for children which aims to present current events and politics in a child-friendly format, alongside news on entertainment, sport and computer games.
Elevenses with David Walliams - David Walliams is the biggest selling children’s author to have started writing since the year 2000. Not only that, you can also read his books in over fifty-three languages, and he’s sold over thirty-five million worldwide. David has released audiobooks for his fans worldwide, tune in at 11.00am each day for 30 days to listen to his entertaining stories.
Pobble 365 - Each day a new weird, wonderful or thought provoking picture is added to fuel the imagination. Ask your children to communicate their thoughts around the image whilst or inspire them to write creatively. There are 365 images to choose from, why not select your birthday and see which one comes up...will it be a mythical creature causing mayhem, a magical fairytale, or a trip deep into the rainforest. Make sure you scroll down to the activities to spark new ideas and questions.
Spring Poetry - For those that can't get out and about, celebrate this delightful season by enjoying some great classic poetry about spring. You could start with Hopkins, who tells us, 'nothing is so beautiful as spring,' and asks us, 'what is all this juice and all this joy?' You could then appreciate the sweetness of spring from a distance with Browning, who, from abroad, imagined how, ‘…the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough, In England – now!’
Harry Potter at Home - Many of our pupils and their friends from outside of school have attended our popular Harry Potter themed ‘Bring-a-Friend’ events held in the Prep Hall, so we know how much your children enjoy the magic of Harry Potter. At this time, JK Rowling has announced that she wishes to bring a dose of 'magic' to children and parents whilst they are at home. The author has launched the online hub 'Harry Potter At Home', which features information and activities for children, parents, and carers.
Free Audible books for children - Audible are offering children the chance to listen to free audiobooks whilst they are off school. Click this link to view their selection. Parents can also sign up to audible and receive free audiobooks for 30 days.
DK Findout! - Produced by the award-winning children's publisher Dorling Kindersley, this free online encyclopaedia pulls together the very best of DK’s amazing images and content across a wide range of subjects with particular focus on Key Stage 2.
Scholastic Learn at Home - Every day there are four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin.
The Day and The Day Explorer - The Day and The Day Explorer provide daily news stories, quizzes and discussion topics and include an audio version for both publications. They are superb resources, with curriculum sections for all our main subjects. Some of the articles are translated into modern foreign languages and there are sections for PSHE. The Day Explorer is for younger pupils, predominantly aimed at children in Year 5 and below.
Let’s get writing – The websites below provide some fantastic learning facilities linked to the teaching of the English language. They are suitable for all age groups.