Michael Faraday School will be updating the home learning work we have prepared for each year group whilst the school is closed.
We are also publishing a list of useful learning links for pupils. The websites below will help you with different areas of the curriculum. The activities cover all learning levels.
One of the best things you can do is to read a book! Ten minutes of shared reading time with a family member each day will help to continue with your learning. It would be great if you could keep a reading diary as well.
You could write about:
Who are the main characters?
What happens in the story?
Which parts of the story did you like or not enjoy?
Would you recommend the book to a friend?
Class teachers are happy to review any work at a suitable time.
Daily Online Events
English with David Walliams (free audio stories)
11:30am – dance classes with Oti Mabuse
History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)
Non-daily events include:
News and General Interest
A list of online learning resources published by the government.
This link from thinkuknow is also useful for parents and carers to help keep their children safe online at home
Children’s University – Science, History, Languages and Art & Design
Free language lessons with Rosetta Stone
Discovery Education Espresso – a resource aimed at all children and covers all subjects. Pupils should know their logins.
Teacher’s Pet – KS1 and KS2 learning activities
National Geographic Kids – Activities and quizzes for younger kids
Duolingo – Learn languages for free – web or app
Paw Print Badges – Lots of free badge challenges to do
Nature Detectives – Activities can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Scholastic Learn at Home – A free learn-from-home website with 20+ days of learning and activities
Storyline – Celebrities reading stories with visuals and video
Busy Things – a great learning resource for Nursery and Reception children. You can now subscribe for only £1 a month
Reading and Literacy
You can download and listen to stories via audible
Letter Join – pupils will be provided with a login for this site
Spellodrome – For Year 6 pupils. Please use your mathsletics login details
Oxford Owl for Home – E-books to listen to
Geography Games – Interactive geography quizzes
Blue Peter Badges – Earn badges doing fun activities – you will need a postage stamp and a nearby post box
Toy Theater – Educational online games for EYFS and KS1
DK Find Out – Dorling Kindersley activities and quizzes on a range of subjects
Star Fall – Fun learning for EYFS and KS1 – phonics, numbers and much more
Story Line Online – Lots of story books read aloud by different narrators to share and discuss
Maths Frame – pupils have their own logins
Interactive Resources – pupils have their own logins
The Maths Factor is now offering a free service. The lessons match the National Curriculum
Fun Brain – Problems to solve
Word and Number Games
Prodigy Maths – Maths activities
Mystery Science – Free science lessons
thinkuknow – Year 1 and Year 2
thinkuknow Years 3 and 6
Scratch – Creative computer programming
Tinkercad – All kinds of making – design, electronics and coding
Music creation games
(please download and install google chrome first)
Arts and Crafts
The Artful Parent – Good, free art activities
The Imagination Tree – Creative home play and learning ideas for the very youngest
Many museums and galleries are publishing online learning activities for pupils.
Big Foot Arts Education Learning Links
Here at Bigfoot we are so aware of how much pressure schools, parents, and carers are under to provide learning opportunities for our children and young people during this crisis. Therefore, we want to make your life easy and to give you as many of our resources, ordinarily sent to schools to accompany our Assembly and Workshop programmes, as we possibly can…and all for FREE!