Ideas for Little Acorns' Home Learning

It is proven that young children learn best when learning through play. However, technology has a super part to play in our world - more so than ever, so here are some recommended websites or apps to grab the interest of your Reception child. 

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https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free reading resources for the whole primary age range.

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www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Free online subscriptions during the school closures – login with the following details:

Username: march20

Password: home

Supports our phonics teaching. Children love it.

Fully decodable comics available at www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk

Aimed at EYFS and KS1. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for younger children 

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Maths Shed/Spelling Shed: www.mathshed.com and complementary site www.spellingshed.com  Some nice games and activities to support spellings.

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www.gonoodle.com

Short videos to help keep your children active (also available as a channel on Youtube). All ages. Fun and active.

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional. Suitable for all.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

Lots of activities to earn a Blue Peter Badge! If you have a stamp and a nearby post box. All ages.

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk

Activities and quizzes for enquiring minds. Suitable for all.

https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html

Downloadable workbooks.The books contain work from all different subject areas. 

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www.Twinkl.co.uk/offer

Available for free for at least one month to support learning from home. All curriculum areas, all ages.

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https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos. 

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

Lots of games and activities.

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https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location! Supports our work on the Woodland Trust Green Tree Award. Suitable for all ages.

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https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

A good page to follow on Facebook for some good, free, art ideas. All ages.

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 www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk

Support and advice for children and family to support their mental health.