Thorn Grove Home Learning/Activities Links

Thorn Grove Home Learning/Activities Links
Thorn Grove Home Learning/Activities Links
  A document of resources that are available to help you in support your children at home. This is not a list of ‘must-dos’ but instead a list of
                               ‘might helps’. A lot of them are fun activities as well as some educational ones.
                                        - original list created by St Melwyn School, edited to suit our school

What                                                        How to access
RWI Phonics – Ruth Miskin, the creator of RWI               YouTube: RWI:
phonics which is the phonic scheme we use in school,
is producing daily phonic teaching videos. These can be     d=IwAR2ZxmYVH1o_D2SBamTlCmYZAlOTymKyTVr4pCy1z4OW1NjAeS
accessed at set times on Facebook:                          ycKXdRwQ8

Set 1 Sounds – 9.30 and 12.30                               Facebook post:
Set 2 sounds – 10 am and 1pm                      
Set 3 Sounds – 10.30 and 1.30pm                             8

There are also sounds videos and videos on how to           Facebook page:
make the phonic sounds and teach phonics on the   
YouTube page. Free
Literacy Shed videos and clips that can be watched
and some English writing ideas are suggested too. 
Some classes will have specific examples set for their
weekly home learning.
Classroom secrets home learning packs. Free to
download. Extra support if you need it.
Numbots – Y1-3 pupils can use the same login as
TTRS. It can be used to secure key facts linked to
addition and subtraction skills. Free to parents at our
Times Table Rockstars – all Year 2 – 6 pupils have a
log in for this. It can be used to practise tables. Free
to parents at our school.
Bug Club – all Nursery to 6 pupils have a login for this.
Books have been allocated according to their book 
band. Free to parents at our school.
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Active Learn – Abacus: all Y1-4 pupils Bug Club login
will also allow access to this. Games can be played to
help Maths skills; Free to parents at our school.
Microlibrarian: all Y1-6 pupils have a login to access
the Free to parents at our school.
BBC Supermovers Some great video clips linked to a
variety of subjects that get the children moving. Some
classes will have tasks set based on video clips from
here. Free
Mathszone - great site for linking to a variety of maths
games for all aspects of Maths. Free
LTE – Let’s Think in English (who produce reading
comprehensions) are producing a video/image/stimulus
with comprehension questions. Free
David Walliams reads audio books.
David Walliams (and friends) will be reading stories
every day at 11am. Free
For worksheets and home learning packs linked to the
curriculum; they are offering a month of free access to
parents. Free at the moment

Phonics Play
A website full of phonic games ideal for Nursery to Year
2. Free at the moment

Oxford Owl are a great online resource for parents.
You can follow them on Facebook where they are giving
daily tips or get resources and teaching tips from their
website. They explain key words we use in schools and
how we teach certain areas of the curriculum in a way
parents can understand easily. Free
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Books for topics have produced home reading lists
for every age group. Free                         _D2SBamTlCmYZAlOTymKyTVr4pCy1z4OW1NjAeSycKXdRwQ8

I See Maths have produced home lessons for maths.
White Rose Maths have produced home learning
packs for every age. This includes videos and email
support at Free

The Maths Factor is a maths page for children by
Carol Volderman. It’s usually £2 a week but currently
free. Free

Pobble 365 posts amazing images every day with You can sign up to free lessons here to get details emailed to you:
activities and lessons for writing based on the images.
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                                                     Or view daily activities:
Once Upon a Picture more amazing amazing images
every day with activities and lessons for writing based
on the images. Some classes will have tasks set based
on images from here. Free
Audible is an online audio book library. You can
download books for children to listen to. They have
made many of their stories free for children at the
The School Run – if you sign up (for free) they will
send you daily activities for your children.
                                                        Subscribe for 2 weeks free:
Cosmic Kids Yoga is free for two weeks. They also
have a YouTube channel where lots is free and there
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are children's breathing exercises and meditations on Free videos on YouTube:
their website                               

30 Day Lego Challenge –
                                                            Google ‘30 Day Lego challenge’ and download.
30 days of Lego challenges. Free

The Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet are
offering free screenings of Ballet productions on their
Facebook and YouTube accounts. You can also view
other videos on their sites such as the dancers in
training. Free
    ● Peter and the Wolf, The Royal Ballet, 2010 – 27
       March 2020, 7pm GMT
    ● Acis and Galatea, The Royal Opera, 2009 – 3
       April 2020, 7pm BST
    ● Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera, 2010 – 10 April
       2020, 7pm BST
    ● The Metamorphosis, The Royal Ballet, 2013 – 17
       April 2020, 7pm BST
The National Theatre are offering free screenings of
productions every Thursday at 7pm. Probably more for
the adults and older children, but a great thing to watch
   ●   One Man, Two Guv’nors                                theatre-at-home
   ●   Jayne Eyre
   ●   Treasure Island
   ●   Twelfth Night
Joe Wick’s Daily PE lessons – 9am daily Free
Oti Mabuse (strictly winner, choreographer and
dancer) will live stream dance classes for children daily
at      11.30        am.     She’s       also      doing
adults/children’s/beginners classes at 7.30
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The themes this week are:
Tuesday: trolls
Wednesday: Shrek
Thursday: Mary Poppins
Friday: Jungle Book
Saturday: Aladdin
Sunday: High School Musical.

Les Mills On Demand – move like an avenger –
                                                         Les Mills on Demand App free two weeks
full workout accessible by using the free two weeks
‘Les Mill on demand’ app or a short version available on
The Wind in the Willows musical can be live
streamed. There are also some resources to go with it.
Josh Gads (who is the voice of Olaf) is reading a story
a day on his twitter page. Goggle Josh Gads Twitter. @joshgad on twitter
Cincinnati Zoo are doing daily live safaris of the zoo
at 7pm every day as well as posting videos about their
animals regularly. Free                          
Chester Zoo are doing daily live posts of different
animals on their facebook page. Free
Lunch Doodles with Mo – Mo Willems is the Kennedy
Centre’s artist in resident. He is leading daily drawing
classes on YouTube which can also be viewed after on       vCLqGbOkF
YouTube. Free
Oliver Jeffers – author and illustrator of books such
as ‘ The Day the Crayons Quit’ and ‘Boy’ is reading
stories daily at 6pm. Free                       
Postcards of kindness. An initiative on Facebook
where people write or draw cards to send to a nursing
home for the elderly to brighten their day. Details can
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be found on the Facebook page including addresses. A
nice isolation activity. Free
The Scouts have created a list of indoor activities you
can do during isolation
Ben Fogle talks about his adventures. Next instalment Go to Ben Fogle’s Instagram account and watch the ‘story’ in the circle
4pm 24th MARCH, Free                                  on the top left of his page.
Edinburgh Zoo – Live Cameras where you can choose
to view the Rockhopper Penguins, Pandas, Tigers or
Koalas. Follow the Link for the camera you want. Free – a great resource for learning computer
coding. Free
Drama Tots UK – Online drama workshop – 10 am
every day. Free
Mind Body Dance
A Cornwall based dance company streaming dance
classes daily on Facebook and uploading later to
Mon: 9.30: Mini Dance 1 – 5 years
Tues: 9.30: Junior Dance - 6 – 11 years
Wed: 9.30: Kids Yoga – all ages
Thurs: 9.30 Toddler Dance 1 – 5 years
Friday: 5.30: Family Dance
Saturday: 9.30: Family Yoga. Free
The Ballet Coach – online ballet classes during the
closure. Free
Window art – colour a picture inside a polly pocket/plastic
wallet with either paint pens or sharpies. When done, hang
on the window.
Khan Academy
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Especially good for maths and computing for all ages
but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses
the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Toy Theatre Free                                 
DK Find Out                                      
Activities and quizzes. Free                               A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac
BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's
so much still available, from language learning to BBC
Bitesize for revision. Free
BBC Teach Some interesting video clips linked to a
variety of subjects. Some classes will have tasks set
based on video clips from here. Free
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free. Free
Creative computer programming. Free
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger children. Free
Learn languages for free. Web or app. Free       
Mystery Science
Free science lessons. Free
Free home learning ideas for Science, Technology and
Maths Free
The Kids Should See This
A wide range of exciting educational videos      
Crash Course Kids
Amazing science videos. Free
An online resource for design, making and coding. Free
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Cbeebies Radio
 Listening activities for the younger children.
 Nature Detectives
 A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can
 get to a remote forest location! Free
 Geography Games
 Geography gaming! Free
 Blue Peter Badges
 If you have a stamp and a nearby post box and are
 allowed out! Free
 The Artful Parent
 Good, free art activities                   
 Red Ted Art
 Easy arts and crafts for young children.     
 The Imagination Tree
 Suggestions for activities that encourage learning
 through play. Ideal for KS1 and younger children.

Ideas that might help with family activities/fun things to do:
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