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PRIMARY RESOURCES

 

As well as working with schools, The Education People and Children's University staff are committed to supporting children, young people and their families with home learning and enrichment opportunities.

We appreciate that this is an uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible lockdown.  Making happy memories, whilst learning during this time, will be very important to all.

These links have been given to us by a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors, Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations, libraries and partners such as Primary School Improvement.  

This section of our website will be updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's new.  Do click on the subject links on the left tab for more specific resources available to schools and families.

 

These resources have been supplied to us by the Primary School Improvement service from The Education People

The Education People Primary School Improvement Advisor's resources

  • The Primary School Improvement Advisors have produced PDFs containing useful links for the following areas:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other support materials include:

 

Medway Council's suggested resources for primary-aged children

  • This list contains information about free resources for families to use when looking at distance/home learning opportunities.

 

Animate Arts

  • Animate Arts will host at-home workshops for families.  

    You'll need toilet roll tubes (who has those??!), egg cartons and cardboard packaging - so don't throw them in the rubbish! Save your resources and keep tuned for further details about our online Easter fun.

 

The big list of authors doing online read-alouds and activities

  • With kids at children and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. Here is a list of 50 top authors to enjoy!

 

BBC Bitesize primary games

  • There are a variety of games suited to children of primary school age here.

 

BBC quizzes for children

  • There are a large range of quizzes for children of all ages here.

 

BBC Teach lesson plans for primary-aged children

  • Whether you're at home or at school, you can use BBC Teach for free. The website is home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.

 

BBC Teach live lessons for primary-aged children

  • Bring your subject to life with interactive lessons featuring some of the BBC's biggest brands and presenters.  Subjects include English, Maths, Science, PSHE and more

 

Bright Educational Consultancy's reading planner (suitable for all ages)

  • Here are some Reading Activities in the form of a planner Bright Educational Consultancy thought would be helpful to share or add to packs. Filled with fun things to do around reading during school closure.

 

CBeebies (primary)

  • Art and craft activities for primary-aged children.

 

 Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (for Key Stage 1 and 2)

  • To support you with the school closures and home learning, CLPE wants to share with you their FREE Poetry resources to use with children.  Poetry is a fundamental element in the development of children's literacy. The Poetryline website holds an extensive bank of poems for children and teaching resources, videos of poet performances and interviews to support the teaching of poetry in the classroom.
  • To support you as you plan for school closure and home learning CLPE wanted to share with you their Power of Pictures FREE resources to use with children. Their Power of Pictures research,  on which these free resources are based, finds that giving children the opportunity to explore their creativity through drawing and supporting them to learn through picturebooks, has a direct and positive impact on children's literacy.

 

Chatter Pack

  • A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!

 

Creativity Cures

  • They invite younger generations (suggested ages of between 4-18) to pick up any 'mark-making' tools you may possess around the home; from raw, synthetic art materials, digital graphics, even textiles, and use them to create something that conveys your feelings, captures your emotions, brings you joy, communicates positivity, unites us, extends peace and increases hope to everyone in the world right now!

 

Culture Street   (Key Stage 2 and 3)

  • Culture Street has instructions for things like animation, films about museums and galleries, interviews with artists.

 

Into Film - family-friendly films with educational value

  • With cinemas closed and many children at home, chilldren and young people may be in need of some quality films to watch. Into Film will be regularly recommending their top picks across a variety of genres and categories. All of their choices are available to stream within the UK, come with recommended viewing ages and talking points, and many have additional educational resources too. 

 

IXL Standards for all year groups  (for Key Stage 1 to 4)

  • From phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies and more, IXL helps learners develop the communication skills needed for success in school, university and career.

 

IXL Standards for all year groups (for Key Stage 1 to 4)

  • Gain fluency and confidence in maths! IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support and motivating awards.

 

Kent Association of Headteachers  (primary)

  • Curriculum Linked Learning Resources

    *The resources listed here are all free (some may have paid options included).

    They have not been quality-assured by KAH. Schools will need to make local decisions about the validity and appropriateness of the resources.

    Some are websites and apps that you might recommend to parents and carers; others have useful resources that you might include in the materials you provide to support home learning.

    If you would like to share resources that you have found useful with other schools please email them to support@kah.org.uk and we will upload them here.

 

Kent Association of Headteachers  (multi-age)

  • Curriculum Linked Learning Resources

    *The resources listed here are all free (some may have paid options included).

    They have not been quality-assured by KAH. Schools will need to make local decisions about the validity and appropriateness of the resources.

    Some are websites and apps that you might recommend to parents and carers; others have useful resources that you might include in the materials you provide to support home learning.

 

Kent Children's University's Spring Challenge

  • Families can complete this Challenge together throughout Spring and possibly beyond, depending on the development of the COVID-19 virus in the UK.

 

Kent Children's University and The Education People's Online Protection team's Safer Internet Challenge

  • We launched this back in February 2020, to coincide with Safer Internet Day but have reopened the Challenge so families can get involved again.  Please note:  If you decide to decorate pebbles, please keep hold of them until we are permitted to move around freely outdoors again.

 

Kent Sport - Primary school updates

  • You can find out more about activities suitable for primary-aged children here.  You can also use this link to subscribe to their newsletters.

 

The official Neil Gaiman Website for younger Readers

  • The official Neil Gaiman Website for younger Readers, read, play games, download printable activities, and watch videos inspired by Neil Gaiman's books.

 

Primary-Science Teaching Trust (is a Children's University Learning Partner)

  • Our partners at the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) have developed off the shelf resources for running extra-curricular clubs for children. Aimed at teachers or other adults looking for support to introduce a science or STEM club to children, PSTT is creating 4 freely accessible club packs.

 

Roald Dahl - Things to do indoors

  • The next few weeks are going to be a little bit different.

    So, in the meantime, the Roald Dahl website has put everything they can think of that might help distract you, entertain you or just cheer you up on this page right here.

    For teachers, all the lesson plans are contained in the link above, and they're packed with resources that you might find useful while your class are at home.

 

Rochester Bridge Trust  (soon to be a Kent Children's University Learning Destination)

  • Their Fun and Quizzes page has some ideas to try at home or school to find out more about Rochester Bridges and other bridges around the world.

    For those who want to learn more, they have produced an education kit of 12 Sessions for teachers, homeschoolers and families which can be used as a complete programme or any of the any of the Sessions can be used alone.  They have developed the programme by running afterschool clubs for Key Stage 2 pupils and our family bridge building activities.

 

Safeguarding considerations for lone working (link specific to schools)

  • This NSPCC resource highlights the safeguarding implications related to lone working with children and young people.

 

Scholastic Resource Bank (Key Stage 1)

  • In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, Scholastic Resource Bank have put together a range of FREE home learning packs for Early Years, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 children to help parents and teachers prepare for all eventualities 

 

Scholastic Resource Bank (Lower Key Stage 2)

  • In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, Scholastic Resource Bank have put together a range of FREE home learning packs for Early Years, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 children to help parents and teachers prepare for all eventualities 

 

Scholastic Resource Bank (Upper Key Stage 2)

  • In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, Scholastic Resource Bank have put together a range of FREE home learning packs for Early Years, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 children to help parents and teachers prepare for all eventualities

 

TES home learning resources

  • TES has created this page to facilitate the sharing of free resources and information on coronavirus, as well as anything that might help support teachers, schools and students during this time, such as revision material, home packs and self-guided study material. 

 

Third Space Learning maths resources

  • As part of Third Space Learning's provision for primary schools they have an online Maths Hub of thousands of KS1 and KS2 maths resources, many of them linked to the White Rose Maths scheme