Learning Links - additional links for use during lockdown

English (reading & writing) support


Another free book explaining Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner. So many children are feeling worried and anxious right now, this could help alleviate some of their fears. It has received some wonderful feedback so I believe it would be useful to get it to as many children as possible. 
Amazing! Over 300 of the Big Cat Phonics books for free!


Click on the Teacher portal and enter

Username  parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password  Parents20!

And click  Login


Oliver Jeffers will be reading  a book a day on his Instagram account, then posting the video to his website. https://www.oliverjeffers.com


Oxford Owl have a free ebook library available as well as advice if you’d like to learn more about how to support your child’s reading.



If you have a library card you can use the link below to borrow books digitally. Can get ebooks and audio books free from the library


Maths, Coding & Computing

Topmarks have lots of maths games to play and reinforce key concepts as well as information and advice for parents.


Times Tables Rockstars are offering free access throughout school closures


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


The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities.


Spiritual, Physical, Health and Mental Wellbeing

The Covid-19 pandemic has made handwashing more important than ever before. Yet no matter how many times you remind kids to wash their hands, they forget! Washing hands is the single most effective way to teach kids how to prevent the virus from spreading.



Joe Wicks kept the nation fit every day with a home workout. You can still find him on YouTube.


The Super Yummy Kitchen : I wanted to share this with you, as there's some great, fun activities for all to do on here while we are still on lock down including making Knickerbocker Pouree, Selfie Pizza's, Giant snail Island and lots more.

 Please see the link below. It would be great if they could get to see some of your creations as well!!



I Sing Pop – fantastic group who have pulled together this channel for videos, songs and routines, plus chances to share back.



Family prayer adventures being shared by Thy Kingdom Come on twitter and here


A YouTube channel from a minister in Bath and Wells for family and school worship - a 15 min slot at 9.30 after Joe Wick's workout slot, PE with Joe. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf5XYzcToACINGxA0oIKrPw/videos

Or at 11am via


Songs from Rend Co Kids that are suitable for collective worship at https://www.worshiptogether.com/worship-leaders/rend-co-kids/

If you have young children, you can join  Diddy Disciples for Bedtime Prayers at 6.45pm on their Facebook page. Words here https://c46300a4-2f1d-45b8-abca-22a8546ab143.usrfiles.com/ugd/92d490_2fc3fa7458f245ea86a95fe26d017d3e.pdf

Also daily prayer and worship activities for families. https://engageworship.org/engage-at-home-daily-family-prayer-and-worship-activities



BBC Bitesize want to support you. Over the coming days and weeks they'll be changing to bring daily content that supports parents with education and wellbeing of your children at home. 

This week (Monday 20 April) the BBC is launching its own education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and some of the best teachers – helping to keep children learning and supporting parents. The lessons will include videos, educational games, articles and practice tests and will also have advice for parents or guardians on how to teach anyone who is home-schooling as well as guides for parents of pupils with special educational needs. There are links to support wellbeing, understanding emotions and staying calm.


Oak Academy joins a broad range of support and resources available for schools and parents. This includes a list of high quality resources recently published by the Government, as well as the existing tools and resources schools use to provide remote education. Many suppliers are making resources, both online and hard-copy, available to schools for free.