Learning Resources

Learning Resources

From home, please feel free to continually access all of the resources on this page for your child's learning. BBC Bitesize and some other free learning portals will continue to be accessible too as they were during the school closure period. 

At Home Learning

Many websites, such as Twinkl, are currently offering entirely FREE access to educational resources. Please make use of free resources and all websites that you have logins for such as Bug Club, TT Rockstars and Reading Plus and remember, reading is the best adventure - keep it up each day! 

As of Monday 20th April, BBC Bitesize has teamed up with over 200 education professionals to create an amazing at home learning tool for all UK children. This is available for all children from Y1 to Y10 and is FREE for all. It offers lessons across a variety of subjects made up of exciting videos, activities and worksheets hosted by practitioners and famous faces! See the letter below to find out how to access this learning tool and for more general information. 

Mrs Moffatt (FS2) - fs2@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk

Mrs White (Y1/2) - lwhite@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk

Mrs Rees (Y1/2) - emccormick@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk

Miss McCormick (Y2/3) - njohnson@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk

Miss Hancock (Y3/4) - ahancock@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk

Miss Baker (Y4/5) - kbaker@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk

Mr Chwalko (Y5) - achwalko@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk

Mrs Williamson (Y6) - swilliamson@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk

Miss Johnson (Y6) - njohnson@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk

Mrs Probert (Science lead) - hprobert@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk

Mrs Johnson (Computing lead) - ljohnson@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk

Foundation Stage 2

FS2 have worked together to compile a list of activities for children to undertake. Please find a list of suggested activities to practise below. 

Count to 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100.

Writing numbers from 1 to 100.

Counting backwards from 20 to zero.

Encourage children to say thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen - reinforce the teen in the number.

Ask children to say one more than or one less than any number up to 20.

Order numbers from 0 to 20. Try ordering from smallest to largest and largest to smallest. 

Match the number to the amount e.g 7 = ******* - use objects from around the house or the garden.

Double numbers up to 10 and halve numbers up to 20.

Go on Bug Club (using your pupil login) and continue with our love of reading by reading every day

Saying letter sounds and digraphs and trigraphs.

Writing your child's name (and other people's) and the alphabet including upper and lower case letters. 

Read out tricky words whilst encouraging your child to write them.

Read and copy sentences from a reading book. Encourage children to use capital letters at the beginning of the sentence and for people’s names. Use finger spaces between words and a full stop at the end of the sentence.

Go on listening walks, encourage your child to stop and listen and say what they can hear e.g cars, bus, birds. When back at home, draw a picture of what was seen. Can they write the word? Can they write a sentence - "On my walk today I could hear….."

Cutting with scissors - straight lines, wavy lines, shapes- square, circle, rectangle, and triangle to promote fine motor skills. 

Practise nursery rhymes - encourage your child to join in with you.

Go on nature walks and collect sensory items to make a collage e.g leaves, twigs, flowers, grass. Children could write about their picture. 

Happy Breathing - remember the FREE at home parent app too! (https://myhappymind.org/

Phonics - Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl for Home is for parents and carers.

·       It is completely free and you do not need to login.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/school-closure-resources/?region=uk

·       Oxford Owl for home is suitable for helping children aged 3-11

·       It contains a huge variety of learning activities, games, and storyteller videos

·       There is an extensive free eBook library – but to access this you do have to create a Log In (but this is free to create)

·       It Includes specific resources and support for Phonics, Times Tables, and SATs

·       Resources are organised by age/school year 

Phonics (Year 1)

Despite the government's cancellation of the phonics check last year, children made such progress with their phonics and this will still prove to be of great importance during future learning and progress. The following is a list of websites/activities which will support your child and ensure they are ready to progress with their phonics and reading when the time comes later this year. 

On Twinkl, please refer to:

  • Phonics screening check weekly morning starter PowerPoint 1-5
  • Phase 5 colour by phoneme real and nonsense words
  • Phase 5 spelling activity pack
  • Any of the phase 3 or 5 resources 

Please also continue to refer to https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 (Bug Club) and use your child's login details to enable them to have access to their personalised account where e-books of their level can be read and phonics lessons and games can also be accessed. 

Key Stage One

Please refer to the National Curriculum https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/425601/PRIMARY_national_curriculum.pdf for specific objectives your child can practise and consolidate during learning undertaken at home. 

Every child up to Y3/4 has a kodable.com login and all KS2 children have a SCRATCH login - please drop Mrs Johnson an email if you'd like your login details. 

Please find below a list of FREE websites and links that both key stages can access and utilise from home. Again, if any website require pupil logins that you do not have, please do not hesitate to contact the office or your class teacher. 

General resources

https://savedyouaspot.com/2020/03/12/20-screen-free-things-to-do-with-your-kids-indoors-when-school-is-closed/

https://www.chesterzoo.org/schools/resources/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm0kccbZpYY&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Oep8b2LKks

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/

https://www.challengesporteducation.co.uk/

https://www.oddizzi.com/

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8tmH5KoepPGQboyLGR2avCTY_liZmW4b (Holy Trinity Easter Experience)

https://www.gosketchclub.com/

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/home-learning/?utm_campaign=19_03_2020_COVID-19_Parent_Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Pardot&utm_content=text

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/iplayer-children

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/

https://artsology.com/

https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/

http://www.preschoolexpress.com/

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/

https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term= (FREE login access code: PARENTSTWINKLEHELPS) 

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso (pupil login: student6563 AND password: tap321)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

https://www.ducksters.com

https://www.plazoom.com/collections/free

http://www.lcfclubs.com/

https://code.org/ (coding) 

https://www.kodable.com/ (coding) 

https://scratch.mit.edu/ (coding which all KS2 have logins for) 

 https://code.org/starwars (coding)

https://myhappymind.org/

http://aimeesnurtureresources.co.uk/Resources

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/about-elsa-support/

https://litfilmfest.com/playlists/

https://www.tes.com/

https://www.tts-group.co.uk/

https://www.getset.co.uk/

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/ 

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

 https://www.farmfood360.ca/

https://www.crazygames.com/

https://www.funology.com/

 https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/

https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/fbclid=IwAR3tYXAqw7tJRAzLExpPcJo4rApLsKtgL0AwghzxgnhwOajc4auX6o12_xw

https://switchzoo.com/

https://supersimple.com/

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

https://www.funbrain.com/

http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

http://www.whatwasthere.com//

https://www.geoguessr.com/

https://www.brainscape.com/

Maths

https://corbettmaths.com/

https://www.themathsfactor.com

https://www.testbase.co.uk/contingency-planning-covid-19/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

http://www.first4maths.co.uk/product-category/free-resources/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (free username: march20 AND free password: home) 

https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in

https://artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus

https://www.mobymax.com/

https://pages.sumdog.com/

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.dragonboxapp.com/

http://www.mathchimp.com/freddysfractions.php

https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/

https://mathsframe.co.uk/

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.numberphile.com/

 http://www.brainbox.co.uk/

https://urbrainy.com/

http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/index.html

https://www.resourceaholic.com/

https://www.resourceaholic.com/

Literacy/Reading/Phonics

https://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/the-summer-reading-challenge-launch-party---schedule-announced.html

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

https://britishlibraryemails.bl.uk/5JXV-1MN8-E411HSBXB6/cr.aspx

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

https://www.grammaropolis.com/

https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login

https://readingsolutionsuk.co.uk/teacher-hub/

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/literacy.shtml

https://www.theliteracycompany.co.uk/free-resources/

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/english/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z3kw2hv

https://www.literacyplanet.com/uk/

http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

https://www.brainscape.com/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

https://www.starfall.com/h/

Science

https://edheads.org/

https://thehappyscientist.com/

https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

https://www.exploratorium.edu/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://www.cellsalive.com/

https://www.brainpop.com/

https://ocean.si.edu/

https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

https://www.aplusclick.org/

https://medium.com/kidslisten/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-listen-to-with-kids-6fe46ac506b8#.rb23iuaw6

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams

https://premeditatedleftovers.com/naturally-frugal-mom/amphibians-unit-study-resources/

https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engineering-challenge/

News/current affairs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

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