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Dear Parent or Carer,
I hope this finds you and your family well at this difficult time.
Although all our libraries are currently closed, Bexley Library Service has a whole host of free online resources that can be accessed by library members.
These include a great selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks for children, from classics such as ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ to the popular ‘Wimpy Kid’ and ‘Tom Gates’ series.
We also have a wide selection of digital comics on offer, including Disney and Marvel titles as well as Britannica Online, a child friendly online encyclopaedia, perfect for topic learning.
Every member of Bexley Libraries can download up to 4 eBooks or eAudiobooks to their personal device for up to 3 weeks. Please see the links below to these resources and also one on how to join the library.
eBooks and eAudiobooks, including children’s titles. The eBooks can be made dyslexia friendly by altering the font type and size and background colour
eMagazines and eComics, including children’s titles
The world’s most famous encyclopaedia available online – including the child friendly junior version
If you are not already a member of Bexley Libraries you can Join Online. Remember to include an email address so that your card number and PIN can be emailed to you.
For assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful Websites for Learning from Home Resources
New resource has been made free for schools to log on to at http://www.createdevelopment.co.uk There are some great tools for use at home AND at school. The have resources for EYFS all the way up to Year 6, all based around themes. They include video support, songs and stories all to embed skills, games and activities.
Lots of sports pictures to print off and colour in.
Nuffield Health has lots of great resources around health and wellbeing
Free to register Chance to Shine have resources useful for home learning or for
sessions for schools who are open for key workers and vulnerable children
Ultimate Indoor Football Workouts drills to practice indoors (no garden needed!!)
wants to help keep primary aged children as active as possible by offering free access to their imovement platform. Some of their best resources including videos, music and lesson plans are now available free to help pupils stay active and healthy even when they can’t go to school https://imoves.com/
Receive weekly food and exercise log, sporting challenge cards such as active monopoly, plus daily exercise videos to help keep your children active from Healthy Futures. Schools can receive these free resources straight to your inbox https://healthyfutures.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=35a57192e9ec6a559eaaa6cf9&id=492f01d6de
KidsRunFree have been activating children across the UK for over a decade and they want to continue to do so. They are uploading daily videos of games and activities that families can play together to help stay, fit and healthy https://www.kidsrunfree.co.uk/
Home learning Website list (copied from the Year 1 page)
These websites are all fantastic to keep your children learning in these uncertain times. Stay safe everyone and best of wishes from the Year 1 team!
Twinkl is the ‘go to’ for teachers. They have kindly opened the doors to all for the duration of school closure and have given a code ‘UKTWINKLHELPS’ to access everything free for a month in the event of school closure.
This website is usually a subscription based website and is a firm favourite with year one. They have a huge range of fun phonics games for all levels in the Early years and KS1
A great website from the makers of the Biff and Chip books. There are some simple maths games and access to a huge range of ORT books. Very useful.
This is the best website I have found. It has a search facility to find activities or
support for everything from understanding the need for sand and water play to tips on helping your child read. The section on learning numbers through play is particularly good. You can also use the search facility for links to other educational websites.
Probably the best website on the net for literacy and numeracy. A firm favourite with the children in year one. This website also has games and activities suitable for reception through to year 2. I have posted a poster specifically for this website in our files section on teams.
This website has a lot of maths games covering many different areas of the subject
from simple addition and subtraction through to reflection and rotational symmetry
and many activities suitable for your older child.
Advice and activities on how to help your child with maths at home. Some lovely activities which mean the children might not even realise they are practicing their maths skills!
This is an American with some fantastic maths games and activities grouped into topics. This is a wonderful site to help with difficulties in specific areas of mathematical understanding.
This is a wonderful primary school website which has games and information on a range of subjects.
This is a fantastic website with some simple literacy activities. The games
will need your support to set up and talk through.
This website has links to games and activities from Kindergarten right through to the
end of key stage two. There are some really simple literacy and numeracy games
which your children will really enjoy.
A collection of resources to support learning in all areas of the curriculum.
Kids books and movies
This is a great website and appwith lots of books. Whilst it is a subscription app you get the first month free. I would recommend using for the free month and then making your own decision.
Quite a few ideas for free activities which the children could access at home. Use the ‘Activities’ section to find the best activities for home learning.
BP provides some nice introductory videos for Science, Geography and Design Technology
Less educational - more fun!
A website with stories to read and games to play. You can browse by age level
A website with activities galore colouring in pages, origami, recipe ideas and doodle books. This website will give you thousands of ideas to keep the children busy. Sadly many of the printable resources are now part of the members only section.
A collection of delightful activities it even has some step by step instructions for fantastic origami modals including a brilliant section on paper planes.
Kiddle is a child friendly search engine by goodle. A great place to find out about particular topics whilst staying safe online.
National Geographic for kids has some stunning images and interactive games and colouring books. A lovely site for children to learn more about animals, wildlife and the world around them.
Fun facts and games about space.
There are courses and games for learning how to code on this great website. All courses are free of charge and have a really good range of levels.
Ideas for physical exercise at home
Fantastic fun yoga stories for children. Will keep them entertained when they need down time!
We have had SUCH FUN with the super movers this term the children love dancing and hardly notice that they are learning at the same time. I challenge to to complete the ‘Position and Direction with the Hip Hop Granny’!
Music and mindfulness for children. It’s an American website with lots of fabulous dance routines and guided mindfulness sessions. The chicken dance is a particular favourite in Year One!
I am really sorry but I don’t know if many of these are available for android.
Teach your monster to read
A fantastic app which the children really love. It has a mixture of phonics and whole word games aimed at supporting reading.
Jungle Time. A great app to help your child with telling the time.
A wonderful app to support phonics and word building skills. Fantastic.
abc pocket phonics
This is a wonderful app based on Letters and Sounds, the phonics teaching programme used throughout many UK schools. I can’t praise this enough.
squeebles multiplication. A great app to help with multiplication.
These aim to improve your child’s understanding of place value and number bonds. Both are really good games and are suitable for your older children too. The developer ‘motion maths’ have made a number of apps for older mathematicians too.
Percy Parker is a wonderful times tables app for the end of year one onwards. It teaches them their times tables in a really enjoyable way – but the songs will stay in your head!
You might have heard your children talk about the Bee-Bot at school - it's often used in our classrooms to teach children about control programming and directions in maths. This lovely app version is good fun and free!
Reading Raven - recommended to me
An engaging app that teaches children phonics with a step-by step programme, one lesson at a time. We love the clear letter sounds as you click on each letter. It's also engaging with fab illustrations to hold a child's interest as they learn.
Meteor Math - recommended to me
An 'explosive' maths challenge with an arcade game feel - find two numbers to make the answer shown on the planet and watch as they explode! The game gets faster as you go up through the levels and it becomes exciting and challenges children to solve the sums more quickly. A great way of improving speed of mental maths.
A wonderful app aimed at improving phonics. This app covers all phases of letters and sounds.
1. Language games
2. Phonic and spelling games
3. Memory games
4. Listening games
5. Action games
6. Tactile games
7. Screen games
8. Car journey games
9. Practical activities
10. Reading books of all kinds together
Why not choose a book from our library to share on-screen now together?
11. Play maths games
12. Cook together