Home Learning Resources

In light of recent events, we have been exploring the best ways to continue to support your child with their learning.

If you have access to the internet, there are some excellent websites which we subscribe to and some that have chosen to provide their content free of charge at this time, to help your child to continue to learn at home.

We have put together a list of recommended online learning resources and the links for these are available below:

A letter regarding home learning resources during school closure was sent home on 19/03/2020 a copy of this letter can be downloaded here:

Home Learning Resources Letter - 19/03/2020
Twinkl

At Twinkl, our mission is to help those who teach and we are therefore taking steps to support continued learning at home, by offering the teachers and parents of children in schools which are closed, or facing closure, free access to all Twinkl resources for a period of one month in the first instance. We are committed to continuing to offer this help in the event of longer term closures.

To make use of the resources offered on Twinkl follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step 2: Create a Free Account and Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS

Twinkl have really helpful guides, designed for parents, for different areas of the curriculum. Twinkl's Parents’ Hub contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home.

Twinkl have also put together Home Learning Packs from Year 1 to Year 6 -these can be accessed via this link - Twinkl Home Learning Packs.

Mathletics

Maths work will continue to be set on Mathletics by your child’s teacher—they will be able to see who is ready to move on to new content and who may need further support or practice . Use your current log in details.

 Click here to access Mathletics

School Reading List is a great resource for recommended reading books for children aged 3-11.

Click here to access the reading lists for each year group:

PhonicsPlay website is filled with free interactive games and printable resources.

In response to the ongoing situation, PhonicsPlay have made their full content free to use during school closures. Children can use the site at home without needing a subscription.

To make use of the resources offered by teacher's pet follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Go to https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Step 2: Log In with the following details:

  • Username: march20
  • Password: home

Step 3: start playing one of the fun interactive phonics games of print of one of the many resources.

BBC Bitesize

Bitesize is one of the BBC's most successful online brands and the cornerstone of our formal learning content. The family of sites helps students aged six to 16 years. The sites provide "bitesized" interactive content, video and audio summaries.

Bitesize is continually reviewed to keep up with the curriculum.

Click here to access BBC Bitesize 

Teacher's Pet

Teacher’s Pet have created ‘Home Learning Resource Packs‘.

There are packs is a pack for EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. Each pack contains 2 weeks (10 days) worth of activities to support handwriting, spellings, phonics, story writing, maths, wellbeing and much more.

To make use of the resources offered by teacher's pet follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Go to https://tpet.co.uk/latest-resources/

Step 2: Create a Free Account and add a FREE ‘Starter’ membership

Step 3: Click on the pack that you want to download and then click 'download now'

Love My Books highlights ideas for fun, creative, reading activities at home.

  • SHARE lots of great books something old or something new. Not sure how to choose books? Here’s what we look out for.
  • TALK about books Share favourite characters or parts of the story, talk about what you want to happen next. Find the rhyming words, think about what unfamiliar words might mean.
  • REVISIT books Encourage children to join in as you read with the rhyming or repeated parts, by being one of the characters or just with the sound effects!
  • PLAY the story Act it out together or make sock or stick puppets to retell the story.
  • MAKE a mini book To retell the story or draw the main characters.

Explore Lovemybooks for 200 + activity pages.  They are all based on great books for children aged 0-9, all with ideas for sharing, talking or playing the story, lots to make and do and find out about.

Click here to access Love My Books

Activity Village

Activity Village have thousands of colouring pages, kids crafts, educational resources, puzzles, printables of all sorts, worksheets, sudoku for kids and lots more fun activities for kids!

Click here to access Activity Village

5-a-day Fitness

Gordonbrock School currently subscribes to 5-a-day Fitness. The team at 5-a-day fitness are passionate about getting children and young people active throughout the school day, and beyond. With this in mind, they have offered all parents / carers of children at Gordonbrock ‘Pupil Home Access’ to help children exercise whilst at home during the school closures.

Find out more about 5-a-day fitness using the link below to read the letter that was sent home to parents:

5-a-day Fitness Letter - 25/03/2020

Click here to access 5-a-day Fitness