P1S / Mrs Simpson

Literacy

Alphablocks

Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages.

bbc.co.uk

CBeebies Storytime

CBeebies Storytime is filled with free interactive story books and bedtime stories for young children and is a great way to enjoy reading with your little one. The library is always growing, with amazing stories featuring all the CBeebies’ favourites.

bbc.co.uk

Classroom Secrets

Free home learning packs and interactive games due to school closures

classroomsecrets.co.uk

Doorway Online

Doorway Online is a collection of free and highly accessible educational games that learners will find easy to use independently. Each activity has a range of accessibility and difficulty options.

doorwayonline.org.uk

Epic Phonics

Epic Phonics is a website full of useful teaching ideas, resources, video tools and phonics games to help teach children to read and write.

epicphonics.com

Fonetti - listening bookshop

Fonetti is a Listening Bookshop™ that provides young children with a patient, comforting listening ear to help in the learning-to-read journey, but also with the added benefit of tracking progress, identifying reading challenges, and highlighting to their adult carers where the most support is needed.

fonetti.com

FREE Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Home Learning Packs

FREE Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Home Learning Packs

resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk

Growing Book by Book

A great resource for story time for Nursery and Primary 1 pupils

growingbookbybook.com

Letters and Sounds

Lots of phonics games and resources for P1-P4!

letters-and-sounds.com

Library Service online

Free ebooks for children to read online (need library login details)

librariesniuk.overdrive.com

MyOn

Read books online to support reading and comprehension. There are lots of different types of books to read online which cover different ages, interests and abilities. All pupils have logon details for MyOn.

readon.myon.co.uk

Oxford Owl

Although based around the English curriculum, this is a useful website to support your child and their learning, as well as giving you support and resources.

home.oxfordowl.co.uk

Phonics Bloom

Lots of phonics resources suitable for P1-P4!

phonicsbloom.com

Phonics Play

A great website to support the development of phonics through games!

new.phonicsplay.co.uk

Primary Resources

A very good website that covers lots of areas of the curriculum.

primaryresources.co.uk

Scholastic

Please note spelling is American but some lovely stories to listen to, word match activities, quizzes and information about authors

classroommagazines.scholastic.com

SumDog

A fantastic resource currently FREE during school closures. You can sign up your child up for FREE!

pages.sumdog.com

Teach your monster to read

This is free to register online and at times the app is also available for free. Great app beginning at initial sounds and supporting learning to read.

teachyourmonstertoread.com

Topmarks

Very good website that covers all aspects of the curriculum.

topmarks.co.uk

TTS

Free downloadable material for all year groups in Literacy and Numeracy

tts-group.co.uk

Numeracy

Classroom Secrets

Free home learning packs and interactive games due to school closures

classroomsecrets.co.uk

Doorway Online

Doorway Online is a collection of free and highly accessible educational games that learners will find easy to use independently. Each activity has a range of accessibility and difficulty options.

doorwayonline.org.uk

Master the Curriculum - Maths resource

Master the Curriculum offers a range of maths learning resources and worksheets for all year groups.

masterthecurriculum.co.uk

Mathletics

Maths activities and online tasks to reinforce school learning

login.mathletics.com

Mathletics Help for Parents

Some documents that might help explain Mathletics, the student console, parents pack, how parents can sign in to monitor progress and achievement and how students can gain rewards and recognition.

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National Physical Lab Measurement Challenge

As the ‘Home of Measurement’ NPL is keen to promote STEM activities and inspire the next generation. Getting everyone engaged and interested in science, maths and engineering is key to improving UK prosperity and is part of NPL’s mission. Through these weekly challenges, NPL hopes to create a measurement community that 'virtually' brings science into households, nationally and globally. The challenges are led by Outreach Manager, Andrew Hanson MBE. If you would like to suggest experiments we can include, please get in touch.

npl.co.uk

Numberblocks

Videos and ideas for numeracy development designed for early years children.

bbc.co.uk

Number Fun Portal

FREE of charge for one month. The portal contains over 200 song video presentations, accompanied by their respective resources for learning and teaching mathematics. There are four age ranges and nine themes in each age range to include: number and place value; addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; fractions, ratio and proportion; measurement; shape; position and direction; statistics; algebra; and, extras.

parent.numberfunportal.com

Numicon guide for parents

Some of our pupils use Numicon to support their learning and develop an understanding for number. This is an information guide for parents.

home.oxfordowl.co.uk

Primary Resources

A very good website that covers lots of areas of the curriculum.

primaryresources.co.uk

SumDog

A fantastic resource currently FREE during school closures. You can sign up your child up for FREE!

pages.sumdog.com

The Maths Factor

FREE!! The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period.

themathsfactor.com

Topmarks

Very good website that covers all aspects of the curriculum.

topmarks.co.uk

TTS

Free downloadable material for all year groups in Literacy and Numeracy

tts-group.co.uk

White Rose Maths

Lots of numeracy resources, select appropriate year group.

whiterosemaths.com

World Around Us

Religious Education/Assemblies

Being Active

Mental health and wellbeing

Autism NI

Free resources to support your child in a visual manner. Including pictures for a schedule of daily activities and a hand washing schedule.

autismni.org

Back To School After Lockdown – Tips From An NHS Psychologist

mytutor.co.uk

Camhs resources

Lots of helpful resources that are available to download to help support your mental health and well-being.

camhs-resources.co.uk

Everybody Worries book

'Everybody Worries' book offers your child the reassuring message that this crisis will pass, we are there for them, and we will get through this together.

en.calameo.com

Go Noodle

Go Noodle- free resources with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts

gonoodle.com

Headspace

Learn a mindful approach. Explore guided exercises, videos, and more to help you.

headspace.com

Health and Social Care Trust for NI - Advice for parents during the Coronavirus outbreak

A resource for parents

publichealth.hscni.net

IFA Foundation online resources

Lots of online resources, video challenges and worksheets that you can download.

t.co

Making paper chains - mindfulness activity

A mindfulness activity which you create a paper chain to wear around your wrist

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Mental Health Foundation - Talking to your children about scary world news

A resource for parents

publichealth.hscni.net

Middletown Centre for Autism resources

Providing videos, visuals, social stories and resources for FREE

best-practice.middletownautism.com

Mindfulness activity - rainbow art

A mindfulness activity which you create a rainbow art task

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Parent leaflet - managing the daily routine during Covid-19

A practical leaflet to help support parents during Covid-19

view.pagetiger.com

Playboard

Play is both fun and educational and is essential for children’s well-being, helping them build resilience and cope with stress. Play allows children the opportunity to learn new skills and make sense of the world around them. As we face worrying and uncertain times it’s important that children have the space and time to play every day. Take a look at some play ideas for children to try out.

playboard.org

Supporting and reassuring children during Covid-19

A short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. My recommendation is to print this material so children can draw on it. Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo's anxiety all over the world.

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Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ASD Coping with COVID-19 Isolation

Great tips on supporting children to cope during COVID-19 isolation. This article was written to specifically support pupils with autism whilst they are at home. However there are lots of helpful suggestions which could help all pupils during this period.

cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk

Supporting Parents who are Worried About Their Children’s Emotional Health & Well-being During Lockdown

A resource for parents

publichealth.hscni.net

Young Minds - Talking to your child about coronavirus (resource for parents)

If your child is worried or anxious about coronavirus, here’s experts’ advice on what you can do.

youngminds.org.uk

Other

Art - Draw with Rob

Rob Biddulph, an author and artist is doing FREE videos showing how to draw characters.

robbiddulph.com

Autism NI

Free resources to support your child in a visual manner. Including pictures for a schedule of daily activities and a hand washing schedule.

autismni.org

BBC Bitesize

Lots of home learning resources with daily online lessons being added.

bbc.co.uk

BBC class clips

Thousands of curriculum-linked film resources to help you with lots of different subjects from chemistry to art and history to physics! Take a look!

bbc.co.uk

BBC Teach

Interactive lessons featuring some of the BBC's biggest brands and presenters

bbc.co.uk

BusyThings

A great website which covers all aspects of the curriculum. Login details have been emailed to parents.

busythings.co.uk

Do2Learn - developing social skills and behaviour regulation

Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games and communication cards.

do2learn.com

Doorway Online

Doorway Online is a collection of free and highly accessible educational games that learners will find easy to use independently. Each activity has a range of accessibility and difficulty options.

doorwayonline.org.uk

Duolingo

Learn Spanish online! Free language lessons, with content tailored for kids.

duolingo.com

Middletown Centre for Autism resources

Providing videos, visuals, social stories and resources for FREE

best-practice.middletownautism.com

Playboard

Play is both fun and educational and is essential for children’s well-being, helping them build resilience and cope with stress. Play allows children the opportunity to learn new skills and make sense of the world around them. As we face worrying and uncertain times it’s important that children have the space and time to play every day. Take a look at some play ideas for children to try out.

playboard.org

Primary Resources

A very good website that covers lots of areas of the curriculum.

primaryresources.co.uk

Tates Kids - lots of Art ideas

Explore art and artists at the Tate gallery and get lots of ideas to create your own pieces of Art

tate.org.uk

The Artful Parent

Lots of creative projects for children

artfulparent.com

The National Academy

This is a website that provides a bank of high-quality, sequenced video lessons and resources. They cover a range of subjects including maths, English, art and languages.

thenational.academy

Topmarks

Very good website that covers all aspects of the curriculum.

topmarks.co.uk

TTS

Free downloadable material for all year groups in Literacy and Numeracy

tts-group.co.uk

Twinkl

Twinkl is an excellent website that supports all areas of the curriculum. They've got a membership package you can sign up for for a month absolutely free! Get signed up and let the fun begin by entering UKTWINKLHELPS

twinkl.co.uk