things to do at home

Here at MCPA we believe that homework is a good way of supporting children's learning in school and involving parents as partners in their child's education. As such we expect parents to read with their child, help them to learn weekly spellings and complete other activities set by the class teacher. Parents who cannot support this can sign their child up to homework club where their can do this work with the support of staff in a relaxed but focused environment.

 

We think that we give a sufficient amount of homework as the primary function of a child's evenings and weekends should be spending quality time with their family and friends.

 

As part of this quality time however, some parents may like to do some additional work, or play games with their children to support their learning. This page contains a list of websites which parents can access to enable this.

ENGLISH

www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/treasure

A site based on treasure island.

www.eric-carle.com

The official Eric Carle website – features 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and 'The Red Fox'.

 

www.peterrabbit.co.uk

The world of Beatrix Potter tells us about the life of the author and the characters in her books.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Activities and games based on familiar CBeebies characters

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger

Digger and the Gang activities to support the KS1 and KS2 programmes of study.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/dynamo

DynaMo Literacy, numeracy and science games, including Spellbound and Who's Spooking Who? Designed for home use.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits

Covers the word and text objectives of year 3, 4 and 5 of the National Literacy Strategy.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship

Aimed at children preparing for KS1 National Tests in English.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey

Can be used in the literacy hour for reception year and year 1.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures

Learning phonics can be used as part of the literacy hour for years 1, 2 and 3 with interactive games suitable for whole class work using an interactive whiteboard.

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five to help them read and write

MATHEMATICS

www.nrich.maths.org.uk

A really rich resource, for extending students, with new activities each month; use the Archive to find activities and solutions from previous months.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Activities and games based on familiar CBeebies characters

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger

Digger and the Gang activities to support the KS1 and KS2 programmes of study.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime

Number Time activities alot into the Numeracy Framework for reception year and years 1 and 2.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship

Aimed at children preparing for KS1 National Tests in Maths.

science

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Activities and games based on familiar CBeebies characters

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger

Digger and the Gang activities to support the KS1 and KS2 programmes of study.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/dynamo

DynaMo Literacy, numeracy and science games, including Spellbound and Who's Spooking Who? Designed for home use.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/podsmission

Pod's Mission covers a number of KS2 science topics

computing

http://www.howstuffworks.com/

A site jam packed full of useful information on how everything works including the INTERNET!

 

https://code.org/learn

An introduction to coding for children

Geography

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/ 

Free and Fun section of the OS site for children.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear

Supports KS1 - Where in the world is Barnaby Bear?

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/riversandcoasts

KS2 - Investigating rivers and coasts.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/twocities

Explores and compares life in Belfast and Mexico City.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather

Covers KS2 - Weather around the world.

history

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece

Ancient Greece

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/anglosaxons

Anglo-Saxons 

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/victorians

Children in Victorian Britain 

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ww2children

Children of World War 2 

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/romans

A Roman case study.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/vikings

A Viking case study.

 

www.vam.ac.uk

The Victoria and Albert Museum better known as The V&A.

art

design technology

www.howstuffworks.com

A site jam packed full of useful information on how everything works.

www.flying-pig.co.uk

Ideas on mechanisms and structures.

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Activities and games based on familiar CBeebies characters. Aimed at ages up to 6.

P.E.

www.olympic.org/uk/index_uk.asp

The site for all information on the Olympic movement.

 

www.rfu.com

The official site of the Rugby Football Union.

 

http://www.ecb.co.uk/

The English Cricket Board

 

http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/

The official England Hockey website

 

http://www.englandnetball.co.uk/

The England Netball Association

 

http://www.thefa.com/

The official website for English Football

languages

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryfrench

Beginners' French for 10-11 year olds.

duolingo.com

A fantastic website/app for learning a wide range of languages in short blocks of time.

Homework help

www.bbc.co.uk/sosteacher

A service for students from KS2, KS3, GCSE and AS/A2 Level to ask a teacher a question on homework, coursework or revision (replies in 24 hours) and to search the database of over 15,000 previously asked questions.

educational sites

www.thegrid.org.uk

The public pages from Hertfordshire Education.

 

www.dfes.gov.uk/index.htm 

Help with the topics your child is following in school.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/learning/index.shtml

Contains a range of interactive sites for Primary Pupils - check out SPYWATCH and The Romans

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