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Additional Resources

Listed below are some further resources you may wish to use with your child/ren. These are completely optional and offer additional ideas if that is what you are after.

 

Whitehall Weekend Wonders

Don't forget that our Weekend Wonders cards offer many suggestions of activities which can be done in the home. Listen to the birdsong, watch the sun set, look at the stars. Create your own possibilities...

 

Daily Home Learning with White Rose Maths

Some of you will have accessed these superb materials before the Easter holiday. White Rose Maths continue to provide daily maths lessons, including videos, some of which now link into the BBC materials. Click on your year group’s web address below and you can keep your maths skills fresh!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Support from the BBC

BBC Bitesize daily lessons

From Bitesize Daily, parents and children will be directed online to BBC Bitesize for videos, quizzes, podcasts and worksheets on a range of subjects. These shows are aimed at all children across the UK and split into age groups 5-7 years, 7-9 years, 9-11 years, 11-12 years and beyond. The website will also house guides offering help to parents about how to teach their child, advice for effective

home schooling, and guides for pupils with SEN (Special Education Needs). https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

BBC iPlayer BBC iPlayer will serve up specially curated content to showcase the very best curriculum-related videos and programmes. Organised by year group and subject, it will be easy for children to find and navigate further support for their learning.
BBC Sounds Two brand new daily education podcasts will be available on BBC Sounds, aimed at parents of primary and secondary pupils. Each episode will last around ten minutes and will be a guide to help families home schooling find content on the BBC that supports their education and well-being.

 

Audible Stories

Stories help!  They entertain, they teach and they keep your young mind active, alert and engaged.  Click on the link below and instantly stream an incredible collection of stories.  All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.  It is that easy!

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

Book Trust

An excellent site with recommended book lists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

 

Pobble

For those of you who love creative writing, Pobble displays a daily, visual story-writing stimulus to get you started! It also suggests story starters and asks questions to get your ideas flowing.

https://www.pobble365.com/

 

Nessy 

For those children who have been accessing Nessy in school please do continue to log onto the Nessy site and carry on your learning. 10 - 15 minutes a day would be great!  If you need help with logging in please email senco@whitehalljunior.org

 

Hillingdon Library Service

The library service has a blog available at https://hillingdonlibraries.wordpress.com/2020/04/ which hosts some writing suggestions for children. For those families who do not have a library account, the service has also organised a temporary sign in. You can now join Hillingdon Libraries as a temporary member online. This will give you access to many of their online resources including @BorrowBox and @PressReader. Simply visit https://hldn.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/public/search/registration/$N?pc=SYMWS to sign up today!

 

Virtual Museum Tours

Although we are unable to visit some of London's top museums at this time, many of them have created online access to their museum collections. You can take a virtual walk around many of these and feel amazed by some of the world's top art and artefacts. If you feel inspired by what our London museums have to offer, many other international museums are offering the same access to get exploring and safely search those of interest to you!

British Museum: https://blog.britishmuseum.org/how-to-explore-the-british-museum-from-home/

National Portrait Gallery: https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/exhibitions/2001/mirror-mirror-self-portraits-by-women-artists/virtual-tour

Science Museum: https://360tour.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

 

Century: English, Maths and Science Learning Resource

Please visit the following website https://app.century.tech/login/

Here you will need to enter the following codes, along with your child’s email address (if your child does not have an email address, we recommend setting one up). Please monitor your child when working online. The account is then created and your child can start learning straight away.  Century will provide your child with a personalised learning path that is tailored to their skills and knowledge.

Year 3 code: 3XVUL9

Year 4 code: 3XVUDB

Year 5 code: 3XVUK9

Year 6 code: 3XVUQ3

 

Oxford Owl

A free collection of ebooks from Oxford University Press which compliment our reading scheme. You can log in as a parent and access free resources. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Discovery Education

A website which has a wealth of educational resources for every area of the curriculum as well as daily challenges. 

To log onto Discovery Education visit https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

Once there, the log on details are as follows:

Login: student23162 (no spaces or capital letters)

Password: whitehall (all lower case)

 

Home-based Learning Ideas

Learning ideas

Read with your child and hear them read.

Do puzzles and play board games.

Draw imaginary story maps.

Look up the flags of the world.

Use an atlas or online map to identify countries and capital cities.

Science at home

Gardening activities (either in your garden, if you are fortunate enough to have your own outdoor space, or through tending for a plant - perhaps a fresh herb plant if you can buy one at a supermarket).

Cooking and baking (you can link this to maths and measurement).

Entertainment

Make up a play to perform.

Read some poetry - can you learn a poem off by heart?

Can you create a dance or fitness workout to a favourite song?

 

Third Space Learning

This week's mathematics set tasks - engaging retrieval practice activities where you have to apply your problem solving skills to answer the set questions.  Good Luck!

For those of you wishing to discover more about the learning covered within each year group, our curriculum overviews can be found, as always, by clicking on the link above.
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