Micklands Primary School

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Useful sites for all

This page brings together the more general sites that we think you will find useful when you learn with your child at home. Scroll down or click on one the section links to skip to that section:

These sites are more suited to Foundation and KS1:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - Enter code: CVDTWINKLHELPS

Twinkl has lots of downloadable worksheets as well as PowerPoints and teaching activities covering the majority of the primary curriculum. They have offered free access during school closures

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures - This page is particularly helpful during this time.

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/lists-curriculum.cfm - Some of the activities on SpellZone require payment so avoid those, however there are lots of free activities and word lists to practise the spellings relevant to your child’s year group or phonics level. Once you have chosen the year group, scroll down to a particular spelling pattern and click on it. You will then be shown a list of words as well as some free to access games using those words.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - PhonicsPlay are offering free access during school closures.

Log in with the username: march20 and the password: home

There are lots of reading and spelling activities to keep your child’s phonics knowledge improving.

https://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/ - They also have a selection of  short online comics matched to each phonics phase for your child to read and then they could write their own version.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p - BBC Bitesize have lots of short film clips, teaching tools and games that cover most aspects of the curriculum

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/ - Yoga activities set to stories/themes that vary in length. This is good to use as a calming technique or just for a movement break.

https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/ - Children’s author Oliver Jeffers (The Day the Crayons Quit, Lost and Found, How to Catch a Star and many more) will be reading one of his books each day and talking about what went in to writing each book. Watch live on instagram (@oliverjeffers) at 6 PM or view on the website above.


https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - There are some free to access eBooks, similar to the home readers your child normally brings back from school available on this website. You will need to create a log in but you do not have to buy a subscription.

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/activities - A free science based website with activities that do not need many resources.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting - Lots of free maths games and activities split into different curriculum areas. This website is good to keep

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking - Child friendly recipes to follow. Also use this opportunity to involve your children in their meal preparations and teach them how to safely prepare food.

https://numbots.com/covid19support/ - This is from the TT Rockstars website and focuses on addition and subtraction.

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html - Free access to lots of short film clips to inspire writing and creativity.

www.pobble365.com - Daily pictures to inspire writing and creativity.

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/ - Daily maths problems are uploaded to this website. The orange problems are aimed at KS1 and the blue problems are for KS2 children.

https://2simple.com/landing-pages/free-access-parent/ - Free access during school closures to Purple Mash. This is an educational website with lots of lessons and activities covering a range of topics. You will need to sign up but they have stated that there is no obligation, cost or commitment once schools have reopened. 

Joe Wicks 5 Minute Move on YouTube – Joe has created lots of short workouts designed to get children moving and increase their heart rate

Joe Wicks is also going to do live PE sessions on his YouTube channel at 9am from Monday to Friday.

To help spread some happiness in your local area, create a piece of art work and display it in your home to help brighten someone’s day. These can be saved and brought into school when we re-open to help make a beautiful display.

Week 1 – rainbows

Week 2 – land animals

Week 3 – sea animals

Week 4 – plants and trees

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning - This website has collated links from various other sources in one place. They have split the websites into subjects but please remember that not all will be suitable for KS1. They have also included some general wellbeing activities, support for parents as well as emotional support for children who may experience higher levels of anxiety during this unsettled time.


These sites are more suited to KS2:

www.twinkl.co.uk - now offering free access to many excellent resources. Look for ‘School closure home learning resource packs’ for your child’s year group. The parent’s taster pack for children from 7-11 also has a good range of activities. In general, reading comprehension, SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and maths appropriate to your child’s year group are the type of tasks that will be most beneficial.

www.mymaths.co.uk- all children should have a log-in for this site. You can also sign up for a free trial. Work is organised into year groups with lessons that you can work through based on all the main areas of maths (see menu on the left). There are also online worksheets and games (bottom of the menu). If your child finds the work for their year group too difficult, just try activities from a previous year group.

www.topmarks.co.uk- this free website has a wealth of games and activities organised into year groups. Try the ‘Daily 10’ for mental maths challenges; you can set the level of difficulty, area of maths and time to answer each question. Great for times table practise.

www.bbc.co.uk- bitesize This free website is excellent not only for a range of activities for English and maths but also for other curriculum areas. Your child should (!) be able to tell you what topic they are doing in school but check the school website for curriculum details and to see what their new topic will be after Easter. Bitesize has a range of information, activities and video clips for each topic. Just click on primary- KS2 and choose your subject (eg history).

www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk - this free school website has plenty of information, activities and links to other related websites. Again, children can find support for all curriculum areas.

www.spellingframe.co.uk -   click on the appropriate year group for a huge range of spelling games which focus specifically on particular spelling rules.

www.educationcity.com – usually a website that requires a subscription, you can register for a free 30 day trial. Just type in ‘Micklands’ and complete the rest of the information as a parent. Lots of engaging games for maths, English and science.

www.ttrockstars.com – all children have a log in for this site. At the moment, you can also click on the ‘Numbots’ logo which will give you free access to this maths website too. Alternatively, try www.play.numbots.com to play maths games currently free until 27th April.

Activities and support for wellbeing and mental health

Try to establish a routine with a designated time for learning and some time set aside for exercise and leisure. Try:

www.cosmickids.com or cosmic yoga for kids on you tube

www.headspace.com offer a free two week trial

www.nhs.uk has some general advice for keeping active whilst at home.

Why not ask your child to write a letter or postcard to an older person in the local area to help tackle loneliness, or facetime a family member? Paint a bright picture to put in your window to cheer up passers-by. Do some jobs at home to help your family. Read or listen to stories. Practise a favourite dance routine. Keep in touch with your friends.


Relax Kids Free Calm pack - Calm exercise, affirmations, activities, meditation etc


Relax Kids Free Happiness Pack  - Lots different activities focusing on Happiness, to celebrate International day of Happiness 20th March.


ELSA Support – 14 day challenge


Big Life Journal Podcasts