Boughton Monchelsea Primary School
Church Hill | Boughton Monchelsea | Maidstone | ME17 4HP

 

Dear Parents,

Please find below some really useful websites to help your children with their home learning. We will be adding to these on an ongoing basis so please ensure you visit this page regularly.

General

BBC Websites

The BBC Bitesize website is a great website to use for all age groups.Daily Maths,English and Core subject lessons are easily accessible.The lessons will include interesting videos,interactive games and articles.

The website also includes valuable guidance for Special Needs Pupils (SEN).

From the 20th April parents/pupils will be able to use the "red" button to access 6 daily 20 minute shows ranging from English and Maths to Art. Please click on the the link below to access the BBC bitesize and find out more useful information.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn9447h

The BBC also have another great link which gives some good advice on how to make home schooling a little easier.Please click on the link below for more information.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/five-ways-to-keep-your-kids-learning-at-home/z4966v4

 

Twinkl – Free to everyone.

Twinkl is a website often used by teachers.They are offering parents full access to the site for 30 days.The site contains thousands of useful resources that can easily be used at home.

Well worth a visit. To access Twinkl please see the details below.

                  Full access to the site for free for 1 month with code CVDTWINKLEHELPS

 https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilize-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-schools

Setting up - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Preschool, KS1 and KS2 activity workbooksfun printables to download

The Learning Resources team of educational experts have created fun and engaging activity sheets that will help parents with their home learning journey.
 Download them for free and help your children keep their brains active and develop creativity, all while having fun too!

 

We have another new website to show you, this one is Oak National Academy. It is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.  Please take a look.

https://www.thenational.academy

 

Kent Fire and Rescue  - sent the following message and ideas for keeping active:

We're all in this together, so we want to share as much positive information as we can, to make you smile and keep you and your family safe and well.

 We have plenty of arts and crafts for you and kids to get involved with. Why not start with our simple how-to video and create your very own fire engine. Give it a go!

Keep fit with our firefighters
We have some great fitness videos from our firefighters to help you boost those energy levels. There are plenty of exercises to take part in, just head to our website and choose yours.

Maidstone Museum

Maidstone Museum have been creating some fun info-activities for children. These focus on Spike, our dino mascot, and his inquisitiveness in learning about objects in the museum. They care called ‘Spikes Daily Activity’. Each activity has a selfie photo of Spike with an object, some information about the object and an activity linked to the theme. They are a mixture of activity types. We are posting them daily on social media and they are all on our website to download.The links for the website and their youtube page are below. Have fun with Spike.

 https://museum.maidstone.gov.uk/learn/learning-with-spike-at-home/

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkOfSj8_2YiGphDnlOcn_Cg

Maths

The website below has some fantastic maths lessons that can be taught using household items you have at home.There are also some great lessons using LEGO bricks . The site also contains some literacy lessons as well as some phonics.

Well worth a visit.

https://frugalfun4boys.com/learn/math-and-literacy/

 

Carol Vordeman has now set up her own  family friendly maths website.Please click on the link below to access some great maths activities.

https://www.themathsfactor.com/​

Reading

The Reading Eggs website is great to get your children reading.Watch your child's confidence grow as they follow the guided, one‑on‑one lessons that perfectly match their ability.They'll fall in love with the fun games, colourful animations, catchy songs and exciting rewards.

For 30 days free subscription please click on the link below.

https://readingeggs.co.uk/parents/signup/

 

David Walliams’ daily story  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

KS1 Reading

The following link was sent out to all infants a few weeks ago:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

Oxford Owl books can be accessed at the following:

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx​   

Parents may access the Collins books through the school subscription. Guidance for access has been sent in a separate email.

 

Science

Science with Maddie Moate https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate/videos

 

Mindfulness

It is very important in these unsettling times that children are able to relax and be calm.The website below has some great exercises for you and your children to do to help with this.

http://calmforkids.com/free-stuff/

 

Coding

This is a great site if children are interested in learning how code.

https://www.codingacademy.london/online

Music

Music with Myleene Klass (you tube)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ/videos

Dance with Oti Mabuse (you tube) https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape/videos

 

Skills for Parents

Free courses are available through the new online platform, the Skills Toolkit. This platform signposts to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help people build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects and confidence whilst at home.
Courses on offer cover a range of levels, from everyday maths and the use of email and social media at work to more advanced training. All courses are available online and are flexible so that people can work through them at their own pace.
The Skills Toolkit may be accessed here: