Supporting Learning At Home

 

At Alexandra Junior School we have a programme of workshops for parents to attend for about a range of subjects that all parents and carers are welcome to. Please clikc the link below to access the workshop programme for 2019 – 2020.

Learning Projects

We have put together a learning project for your child to use each week to support their learning. They promote maths, spelling, reading, writing and various other subjects using the links below and through discussion with those around them.

Please support them as they continue their learning journey.

If you would like to contact your child’s teacher with a query or to send them some work that your child has completed you can do so by using the following e-mail addresses using your child’s name as the subject.

Year 3 Teachers

Year3group@alexandrajunior.co.uk

Year 4 Teachers

Year4group@alexandrajunior.co.uk

If you would like to contact your child’s teacher with a query or to send them some work that your child has completed you can do so by using the following e-mail addresses using your child’s name as the subject.

Year 5 Teachers

Year5group@alexandrajunior.co.uk

Year 6 Teachers

Year6group@alexandrajunior.co.uk

StarLine UK

StarLine is a new and updated service available to parents and carers of pupils from all schools nationwide. It offers free, confidential advice is available six days a week by phoning the StarLine team on 0330 313 9162.

Maths

TT Rock Stars - Guinness World Record Attempt!

Are you up for the challenge? Can you be a Guinness World Record holder?

I know some of you are as fast as this so let’s get on it and show the world what you can do!

Sumdog

Sumdog is home to lots of maths learning resources and at the moment, parents can sign up for free!

White Rose Maths

Short tutorials to support your child in developing and practising a maths skill.

Teach Active

Access to maths activites that will get your child up and moving at the same time as learning and practising maths skills.

Complete Mathematics

Mathematics, teaching, learning, resources, schools, worksheets, activities, teacher, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, GCSE

Numbots

Use your TT Rock Stars log in to access this resource, a highly engaging platform for learning to add and subtract.

Corbett Maths

Home to 1000’s of maths resources: Videos, Worksheets, 5-a-day, Revision Cards and much more.

Times Table Rock Stars

We use Times Tables Rock Stars to practice our times tables with band battles taking place each half term with certificates for speed and engagement!

The challenge is on to complete 10 garage tests every week!

Prodigy Maths

Prodigy delivers a unique learning experience through an interactive math game where success depends on correctly answering skill-building maths questions.

The Maths Factor

Unlock your child’s maths confidence with Carol Vorderman’s maths site for 4-11 year olds. Kids can watch her maths videos, play games and practise.

Doodle Maths

With over 350 topics from Reception to Year 6, our step-by-step explanations include examples and sample questions from the DoodleMaths app, making them a fantastic way to revise or support your child in any areas they’re finding challenging.

English – Reading and Writing

Phonics Play

Visit the Phonics Play website for lots of phonics activities!

The Literacy Shed

Welcome to The Literacy Shed – providing excellent video inspiration for stories.

Jane Considine

Daily writing lessons for all year groups

Authorfy

Introducing the School of Stoke City. Activity packs to keep Junior Potters entertained. Each ‘lesson’ will be Stoke City themed with the chance of winning a squad signed shirt

Recently confirmed as an approved resource for home learning by the Department for Education, authorfy.com has more than 800 videos with 100+ authors (including creative writing challenges, book readings and more), and you can access everything in less than 60 seconds

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is home to lots of learning resources.

Harry Potter at Home

Where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied.

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

The World of David Walliams is releasing an audio story from The World’s Worst Children every day for the next 30 days.

World ebook

Access lots of books online for your child to read, including a selection of audio books

 

MyOn

MyON reader personalizes reading for students by recommending books based on their interests, reading level, and ratings of books they’ve read

Once Upon a Picture

Image prompts to use at home that can be used to teach reading skills, prompt creative writing and more!

Audible for Kids

For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

 

Stoke City Competition

Introducing the School of Stoke City. Activity packs to keep Junior Potters entertained. Each ‘lesson’ will be Stoke City themed with the chance of winning a squad signed shirt

 Introducing the School of Stoke City. Activity packs to keep Junior Potters entertained. Each ‘lesson’ will be Stoke City themed with the chance of winning a squad signed shirt.

Science

Mystery Science

Mystery Science are offering free short science lessons in the form of videos to get your child thinking scientifically and enjoying science at home. They also offer free printable worksheets that you can do with your child too.

Make me Genius

Science Lessons in Animation Cartoon videos

Marvin and Milo

Over 80 “Do try this at home!” experiments featuring Marvin and Milo, the IOP’s intrepid cat and dog team.

Crash Course Kids

This bi-weekly show from the producers of Crash Course is all about science for kids. We’ll look at Earth, Habitats, Space, Chemical Reactions, Engineering, and much much more with host Sabrina Cruz. So, join them every Tuesday and Thursday for new uploads. 

The Happy Scientist

The Happy Scientist is totally free for everyone. You do not need to log in. Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way.

NASA Kids' Club

A place to play games and learn about NASA!

Wow Science

A child friendly gateway to high quality primary science resources on the internet and beyond

Computing

Blockly Games

Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming.

Scratch

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Thinkuknow - E-SAFETY

Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 inute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will be spending more time online at home.

Shaun the Sheep Games Academy

Find out about the essential parts that make up a game and learn to code with Scratch.

Tinkercad

Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool.

Websites covering various subjects

Study Ladder

Mathematics, English, Science and more! A comprehensive program of online educational activities for students aged 4 to 12, mapped to the curriculum.

Woodlands Resources

Hundreds of pages of easy to read information and facts on many homework topics

Crickweb

Free interactive learning resources for primary age children.

National Geographic Kids

Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more.

Toy Theater

Toy Theater is chock full of interactive online art, reading & math games for kids.

DK Find Out

Visit DK Find Out! to learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature & more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes & galleries at DKFindOut.com.

Kiddle

Kiddle is a child friendly search engine by google. A great place to find out about particular topics whilst staying safe online.

Children’s University of Manchester

The Children’s University of Manchester has been designed to support KS2 (7-11) teaching and learning both in the classroom and at home.

Kidzania

The fun doesn’t have to stop, take a look at our downloadable and printable activity packs, resources and games to keep your kids from boredom!.

Home Huddle

They’ve collected together all of their favourite educational, inspiring and fun websites for primary school children into one place, so you can concentrate on what’s important right now.

Grammarsaurus

Free resources from the home of quality resources.

STEM

Starters for STEM are ten activities that parents can use at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. These activities are easy-to-resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them.

Super Movers

Fun curriculum linked resources to get your child moving whilst they learn.

TED Ed

Short, award-winning animated videos about ideas and research that spark the curiosity of learners everywhere

Khan Academy

You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free.

The Kid Should See This

Educational videos for curious kids of all ages, a free resource for parents. Science, art, nature, animals, & more.

Primary Games Arena

A variety of games covering a variety of subjects

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is home to lots of learning resources.

Twinkl

School closure learning links interactive PDFs that are perfect for parents to use to help children to continue learning at home.

Use code UKTWINKLHELPS for free parent login

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. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

BP Education

Science, Geography and Design Technology

Free resources for ages 4 to 11, Key Stages 1 and 2 (KS1 & KS2)

Dr Chip’s Daily Dose

Science, engineering and computing activities to try at home. Join Dr Chip live at 10am each day for a new idea.

Teach Starter

The resources cover the key learning areas of English, Maths and Science, along with some additional craft and mindfulness activities – all for free!

Fun Brain

Fun Brain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (maths, grammar, science, spelling, history)

Scott Walker - STEM

Follow the twitter feed of Scott Walker – with plenty of STEM ideas to do at home.

Art

The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities

Tate Kids

Tate Kids: play free art games and fun quizzes, find art activities, read about artists and share your art.

Red Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts 

Hello Kids!

Learn to draw with tutorials.

Geography

Geography Games

Brain-engaging geography games to test your knowledge: learn countries of the world, capitals, flags, US States, continents, islands, oceans and much more!

Social skills

Bullying UK

Bullying UK has lots of advice and information on bullying.

Languages

Duolingo

Learn languages for free!

Outdoor

Learning

FSC

We understand this is a challenging time and have therefore created some simple activities which children can do at home, to help them learn while also having fun.

Music

BBC Ten pieces

BBC Ten Pieces – opening up the world of classical music to the next generation

Mama Lisa: Kids’ songs from around the world

Lyrics of international songs from many countries, some of them with midi files to listen to, or videos to watch.

Classics for Kids

Classics For Kids has lots of fun online activities to introduce young people to classical music!

PE

Pottermus Challenges

Lots of ideas for keeping fit during your time at home.

Zumba Kids

There’s so many amazing videos on Youtube to check out! If your child loves dancing, check out Zumba Kids tutorials.

Cosmic Kids

A fun series using yoga to develop mindfulness for kids aged 5+

Premier Education

Support your children’s health and wellbeing at home with FREE and easy activities.

Get Set

Explore their free, cross-curricular resources for students aged 5–19

Oti Mabuse - Dance

Latin and ballroom dance classes – FUN for KIDS and ADULTS!

GoNoodle

A media platform that gets kids moving to be their smartest, strongest, bravest, silliest, bestest selves. GoNoodle is one of the fastest adopted tech resources connecting movement, mindfulness and learning.

School Games

School Games Organisers have been tasked with creating virtual competitions and a programme of ideas to assist with keeping your students active each week. Help our school to be number one!

Joe Wicks Body Coach

From Monday 23rd March, Joe Wicks will be posting daily PE lesson style workout routines – perfect to keep your children active! Posting every day at 9am. There’s workouts for kids and adults on this Youtube channel!

Youth Sports Trust

Youth Sports Trust are compiling resources to use at home to support you and your children to stay active during this time. These resources will be updated regularly.

ASM Sports

ASM will release videos on several occasions weekly on Youtube.

Jump Start Jonny

Physical Education for all Year Groups

School Games Activities

Welcome to the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent School Games Online Resource. 

Mental Well-being

 

Top 50 Mindfulness Resources

A free printable list of mindfulness resources for children and teens.

Action for Kids

Spotting the signs of mental health issues in your child and what to do to help

Little Learner

FREE – Self Isolation Printable Workbook for Kids

Big Life Kids

The ONLY growth mind set podcast for children. It teaches about persisting through challenges, believing in yourself, learning from your mistakes — and much more!

British Red Cross

Find out how children and young people can practise kindness every day during the coronavirus emergency.

BBC Teach

To support your child and promote the importance of mental wellbeing they’ve created this collection of resources for use with both primary and secondary students.

Rising Stars

A selection of positive resources that can be used with children at home.

Care Packages

FREE – Printable care packages to keep your child motivated at home.

Other things to do at home

If using websites that refer to US grades, use the table below to help you to see which grade to use for your child’s learning.

Year 6 only

Monster SATs

Practice papers and revision activities for Year 6 children

SPaG.com

KS2 practice grammar and punctuation tests online for Year 6 children