Online learning at home.
Children love using technology, and there are some fantastic apps and websites which can support your child’s learning at home. There are a multitude of websites and apps out there, but we have chosen just a few of our favourites below.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both on and offline. The content is arranged by age and has lots of advice, videos and games for both children and their parents / carers. This is a must to ensure your child can have fun online, whilst also being aware of knowing how to protect themselves from the potential risks.
The London Grid for Learning (lgfl) has an enormous amount of content. Busy Things and the j2e Tool suite are particularly good. They include a wide range of support for many subjects including computing, maths and grammar. We especially like the spelling and times tables support on j2blast.
BBC Bitesize covers both key stage 1 (KS1) and KS2 (KS2) for a wide range of subjects. It is a fantastic resource which covers all subjects. It is particularly good for support with topics and science. It has videos, games and loads of interactive content.
Oxford Owl for home is useful for understanding the curriculum objectives. It also has lots of great interactive maths resources which support the Inspire Maths your child is covering at school.
Woodlands Primary School has fantastic interactive resources across a range of subjects. The maths games are great and are organised into particular concepts. This could be useful if your child needs some extra support in a particular area.
The National Numeracy Website is a really great website with lots of useful resources. It is designed to raise standards of numeracy across the country for both children and adults and it has specific areas for parents who want to help their children.
At Belmont, we strongly believe that screen time needs to be monitored. But we also believe it can be great fun when it involves thinking. If your child has access to an ipad or tablet at home, they can access all the above websites, but here is a list of our top 5 apps to support cognitive development whilst having fun:
- CBBC Horrible Histories
- Times Tables Rock Stars
- Doodle Maths
- Stop Motion Studio
- Lego Juniors
- CBBC Buzz
While we have made every effort to ensure that these websites are relevant and appropriate, we would strongly advise that children are supervised whilst accessing the internet. If you have any problems with these sites, or find a great one you think we should add to the list, please do let us know.