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Online resources

Online resources are playing an important role in supporting children's learning at home during the current period of partial school closure.

Please refer to our interim online safety at home during COVID-19 policy as well as useful tips and advice relating to online safety by visiting our safeguarding page.

The government have produced a list of online educational resources  to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

Below is a list of key online resources our school uses which can be accessed from home:

 

Accelerated Reader

Once children reach a certain level in their reading, they are able to access a reading program called Accelerated Reader. The program provides quizzes for the children to take once they have read a book which improves their comprehension.

Bookfinder

There are over 30,000 books with Accelerated Reader quizzes. You can check whether a book has a quiz by searching for it on Accelerated Reader Bookfinder. Information about the books such as its book level and how many points it's worth will also be provided. Children should choose books with levels that fall between their zone of proximal development (ZPD).

myON

We subscribe to myON so that the children can have access to over 6000 enhanced digital books online. All of the books on myON have Accelerated Reader book levels so that children can choose books within their ZPD range. Most of the books also have an Accelerated Reader quiz to complete afterwards.

Quizzes

The children can take the quizzes using an iPad or computer. While school is closed, children will be able to take Accelerated Reader quizzes at home.  Children should use their username and password to log in, then select "Accelerated Reader": 

Renaissance Home Connect

Accelerated Reader has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect which enables parents and carers to access information about the books their children have read and the quizzes they have taken. Parents/carers should use their child's username and password to log in. 

 

BBC Bitesize Daily

BBC Bitesize Daily  provides regular daily lessons in English and maths, as well as other subjects. 

Our teachers will direct children towards relevant Bitesize lessons on our Virtual School pages and via Google Classroom.

 

Espresso

Espresso is an excellent resource full of online resources for children to use at home as well as at school.

Ask your child’s class teacher for the username and password.

 

Google Classroom

We are using Google Classroom to set new home learning tasks, give feedback to children and provide an effective communication channel between home and school.

 

Mathletics

Our school subscribes to Mathletics for children in key stage 1. We use this in school to support our teaching of mathematics but it is also available as an excellent resource for children and parents to use at home.

Ask your child’s class teacher for the username and password.

 

Oak National Academy

Backed by government grant funding, the Oak National Academy provides video lessons across a broad range of subjects.

Our teachers will direct children towards relevant lessons on our Virtual School pages and via Google Classroom.

 

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is a collection of free eBooks, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. Additional eBooks are being made available for the duration of UK school closures.

 

PhonicsPlay

PhonicsPlay is used in school regularly to support the teaching of phonics. It is currently free to use during the period of school closure.

 

Pobble 365

Pobble 365 uses pictures to inspire children to write. Our teachers will direct children towards relevant images on our Virtual School pages and via Google Classroom.

 

Sing Up at Home

Music and singing are incredibly powerful, and can help support children in so many ways – emotionally, physically and intellectually. Sing Up at Home provides free resources to keep children learning and singing outside of school. 

 

Spelling Shed

Our school subscribes to Spelling Shed. We use this in school to support our teaching of spelling but it is also available as a fun resource for children and parents to use at home.

Ask your child’s class teacher for the username and password.


StarLine 

StarLine is a national home learning parent helpline established in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Led by a partnership of education and parenting organisations, the helpline provides parents and carers the opportunity to ask questions about home learning from qualified teachers with substantial experience and expertise. The helpline number is 0330 313 9162 and is open six days a week. We would recommend asking our teachers for help first via Google Classroom or by contacting school. However, StarLine may be a useful resource for parents if help is needed outside of school hours.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

Our school subscribes to Times Tables Rockstars. This is used in school as an enjoyable way for the children to practise times tables. Children can log in at home too. Ask your child’s class teacher for the username and password.

 

Topmarks

Topmarks provides free educational resources for a variety of subjects. Our teachers will direct children towards relevant resources on our Virtual School pages and via Google Classroom.

 

White Rose Maths Home Learning

We use White Rose Maths in school to support our teaching of mathematics. During the period of school closure, maths lessons will be made available to use at home. Our teachers will direct children towards relevant lessons on our Virtual School pages and via Google Classroom.