KIDS' ZONE

How to support your child at home

The games and resources mentioned on this page are from third parties like the BBC - they've been checked for suitability but we cannot be held responsible if the content changes.

Computer Science Week

https://hourofcode.com/uk/how-to/parents

Computer Science Week took place at the end of 2016 Some classes in school took part in the international 'Hour of Code'.  If you would like to take part with your children at home, please follow the link above.  Have fun!

Other Websites......

** KS1 - Hector and his friends can help you stay safe online.  Watch the videos to find out more:
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld/

** KS2 - Spend some time in the Cyber Cafe learning about ways to stay safe online:
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/cybercafe/Cyber-Cafe-Base/

Find out what is going on in the world today at the Newsround website:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Year 6 can work on speeding up your mental maths here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/mental_maths/read/1/

This is a link to the coding apps children in our school have made in computing lessons:
http://apps.espressocoding.co.uk/?site_id=16051

For child friendly, world news, visit
https://live.firstnews.co.uk

Need some help with information for homework? Try
http://www.homeworkelephant.co.uk/keystage2.htm

Or maybe the online version of Encyclopedia Brittanica
https://www.britanica.com/

Plenty of child friendly health information here:
http://kidshealth.org/en/kids

NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. There is some fascinating information and stunning photographs on the 'kids club' section of their website.
https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

If you're interested in animals, science and nature and our planet, you should find the National Geographic website an amazing wealth of information and wonder.
http://www.ngkids.co.uk/

Lots of lovely craft ideas here:
http://www.theideabox.com/

Have some fun whilst you increase your typing speed with this website.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

 BBC bitesize is a useful site for all ages of school children. There are lots of video clips to help with different topics.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

English Websites

Oxford Owl - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

This website has lots of useful advice, top tips and activity ideas to help your child with reading. It also includes lots of eBooks which you can share with your children.

Letter Join - http://www.letterjoin.co.uk/

This is our handwriting scheme at school and this online program allows the children the opportunity to practise their handwriting at home. The program can be used on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers. You will find the same, easy-to-use handwriting resources we use at school, including videos showing the children how to form all the letters of the alphabet, the option to trace over the letters and words using a tablet and the option to print out worksheets from the computer for real handwriting practise.

A letter was sent at the beginning of the academic year containing the log in details, if you have misplaced this then please let us know and we can give you this information.

Phonics Sound Pronunciation Guide - http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide/

Learn how to pronoune pure sounds from Set 1 Sounds through to Set 3.