Recommended Websites

During our school closure, I will keep updating this page with recommended websites and activities.
If there is a website or activity that you have particularly enjoyed, send me an e-mail at to tell me all about it and I can add it to this page for everyone else to enjoy.
Here are some general resources that I recommend during our enforced closure:
Keeping Fit
Joe Wicks is holding live PE lessons on his YouTube channel each morning at 9am. If you miss it, his channel is full of child-friendly workouts that can be done at home.
BBC Teach Super Movers have a wide range of fun curriculum linked resources to get children up and moving whilst learning, it's great for keeping active!
As a school we follow the White Rose maths scheme. They have prepared a series of 5 maths lessons for years 1 – 8. Each lesson comes with a short tutorial video and an activity to complete after.
Keep those maths brains ticking kids and get problem solving each day.
Each child has a Times Table Rockstars username and password. Weekly challenges will be set to encourage children to continue learning and securing their times tables up to 12 x 12. We also have access to the 'Numbots' bolt-on. It starts off simple, but as your child completes each level it gets progressively harder.
Take part in an interactive maths lesson every day and put your mastery skills to the test. These fabulous lessons will cover all areas of the maths curriculum, providing you with endless opportunities to make mathematical connections whilst also explaining and reasoning.
The fabulous people at LitFilmFest have some really fun writing activities, all for free!
Reading, investigating text and activities. Keep on reading!
Our current class reader is 'Viking Boy' by Tony Bradman. The children have been enjoying the adventures of Gunnar who is seeking to avenge the death of his father at the hands of a band of vicious raiders. This book is available online from Amazon in various formats, including as a Kindle eReader and audio book. 
Every day for thirty days (from Monday 23rd March) David Walliams is releasing a free audio story at 11am. Listen in for disgusting and hilarious fun with one of the class' favourite authors!
BBC Bitesize
The KS2 section of the BBC website has some great resources for all subjects, including short explanation videos and quizzes.
By following the 'Resources' tab on their School 360 account, children have access to a range of games and quizzes including ‘Frog’ and ‘J2 Blast’. Children can also access their Gmail account and keep in contact with me. My email address is: 
National Geographic Kids
This site offers free online games, resources and competitions and covers a wide range of subjects: History, Science, Geography, English, Maths, Art & Design and PSHE. Something to interest all of you.
The Great Indoors
For those rainy days, the Scouts and Bear Grylls have developed the Great Indoors. A collection of inspiring indoor activities. Keep learning and having fun whilst at home!
Edinburgh Zoo
We might not be able to visit tourist attractions, but Edinburgh Zoo are streaming footage live from their webcams so that we can still see some of our favourite animals. Follow the link above to check out what the pandas, tigers, koalas and penguins are up to.
31 Day LEGO Challenge
We all love LEGO but sometimes it can be hard thinking of fresh ideas of what to build. This link will take you to a free downloadable calendar with a different challenge each day.
Take a virtual tour of world famous cultural sites and art galleries.
Fantastic lives streams and video tutorials teaching you how to paint some stunning pictures. As it's Facebook, please make sure that an adult watches the videos first.