Welcome to Lower Key Stage 2!
(Years 3 & 4)
Year 3 - Maple Class Year 3 & 4 - Silver Birch Class Year 4 - Willow Class
Learning at Home
To minimise the impact on your learning during the Coronavirus outbreak, we have put together a selection of resources and weblinks to support your learning at home. We hope you will find them useful.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - White Rose Maths runs alongside our Power Maths resources and these videos and activities are perfect to help you with your on-going learning at home. A copy of the accompanying Power Maths textbook is also available for FREE!
https://ttrockstars.com/ - Times Tables rockstars to practise your times table facts
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - Hit the Button – practise all sorts of number fact recollection from times tables to number bonds, doubles, halves and even square numbers.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 - Daily 10 - 10 maths questions which can be used for mental maths practise.
https://www.themathsfactor.com/- Unlock your child's maths confidence with Carol Vorderman's maths site for 4-11 year olds.
http://www.pobble365.com/ - reading and writing activities inspired by a different picture each day.
https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ - image prompts to use in the classroom or home that can be used to teach reading skills, prompt creative writing and more!
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - a place where you can practise all of the key words on the KS2 spelling lists.
http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html - a place where you can practise all of the key words on the KS2 spelling lists.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ - Lots of free resources
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar - practise all sorts of grammar, punctuation and spellings by playing lots of fun games.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - A site packed with interactive phonics games with free access using the following: Username: march20 Password: home
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks – Cbeebies Alphablocks
https://www.getepic.com/ - The leading digital library for kids offering unlimited access to 35000 of the best children’s books of all time. Join FREE for 30 days.
https://www.vooks.com/ - Animated storybooks - 1 Year FREE subscription to teachers and those who are home-schooling (following a curriculum or following recommended government guidelines). Each account is limited to 3 personal devices.
https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/ - practise letter formation and handwriting joins
https://blockly.games/ - learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
https://scratch.mit.edu/ - Creative computer programming
https://hourofcode.com/uk - learn how to code
https://www.tinkercad.com/ - All kinds of creations using computer design
Science & the outdoors
NEW - http://nyorks-eco.education/ - Power down Pete, North Yorkshires finest planet protecting super hero, has devised a range of activities and mind boggling lessons that will release your inner eco warrior; designed to assist both children and parents in understanding the issues facing planet earth.
https://mysteryscience.com/ - Free science lessons
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6bqkmn/articles/zj7s6v4 - Earth Squad Go! (KS2) – Join the Earth Squad and explore the Rainforest in this new science game.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdp4382/articles/zn7bscw – Galaxy Pugs (KS1) – Meet the Galaxy Pugs! Help them study and observe our planet’s animals, plants and materials.
https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/ - Live animal webcams
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ - from houses, buildings and gardens to coast and countryside. Plenty to do outdoors - an currently all for FREE.
https://wowscience.co.uk/ - provides links to the best primary science learning materials on the web
https://world-geography-games.com/ - Geography gaming.
https://www.dkfindout.com/ - activities and quizzes about our world.
NEW https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/discover-from-home/ - Digital resources for stay-at-home exploration!
https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/ - lots of topical news stories, articles, games and activities aimed at children and young people.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=pshe – lots of games with PSHE and citizenship themes.
NEW - http://www.crucial-crew.org.uk/ - a lively and colourful online urban adventure game that challenges children, in a fun and interactive way, to test out the life skills around internet safety, water safety, electricity safety, fire safety, road safety, gas safety. etc. Lots of points to be scored.
http://www.harptoons.com/index.html - learn how to draw lots of different animals, characters and objects.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XMF3Inoi8R9nSI8ChOsdQ - Art for kids hub. Learn to draw almost anything with these easy step-by-step tutorials.
https://www.duolingo.com/course/fr/en/Learn-French - Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free. Learn French online with free lessons that feel like a game.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z39d7ty - lots of useful topics to help you learn French.
https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/games/monkey-doh/index.html - Catch a falling banana and put it in your monkey pocket! Train your ears with Monkey Sing, Monkey Doh!
https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/namethatnote/?service_path=namethatnote - designed to help improve the speed at which you read music. Its fun and easy to play!
https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/games/holy-mole/index.html - It's a Mexican Mole Fiesta! Test your listening skills with Holy Mole!
PE & Healthy Lifestyle
https://primarypeplanning.com/home-pe/?fbclid=IwAR02Eq3coVmTKzRG0FXth61OAQM7EpDd7e1FgzYyAQU9qUSWXMbuj274Ax8 – try the Pirate Adventure, Baby Shark Challenge or the Home PE Olympics.
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 - Live PE lessons with The Body Coach every weekday morning at 9am.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers - get moving!
https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames - Go Noodle. Get moving!
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga – Cosmic Yoga for kids.
https://www.smilingmind.com.au/ - a non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life
Other useful websites with online resources as well as resources to download:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - topics from all areas of the curriculum
https://ed.ted.com/ - All sorts of educational and engaging videos
https://www.educationquizzes.com/ - 3,000+ online quizzes covering most subjects. Written by teachers to help children remember and revise what they are learning in class.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search - resources to print out. Usually this is a paid for website. However, they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/ - resources to print out. Usually this is a paid for website. However, they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
https://www.plazoom.com/ - resources to print out.
https://littleowlsresources.com/ - FREE Early Years/EY (EYFS) printable download resources/activities.
https://plprimarystars.com/ - Premier League Primary Stars – inspiring primary school children in everything from Maths and English to teamwork and sport.
Yesterday, the Y4s enjoyed an amazing day at The Dig and Jorvik Centre in York. We were delayed in our arrival but the staff at the Jorvik Centre were great in looking after us. All the children enjoyed the trip around York in Viking times, including sights and smells! At The Dig, the children took part in two workshops, one being archaeologists and the other was about using evidence to decide if Vikings were looters, traders or settlers. Now they have returned back to school with their new knowledge, it can used in their work about the Vikings.