Learning Links for use at home
PARENTS: Please check the website before your child uses it. We have, of course, checked these out and they come from recommended sources. However we cannot watch every video or clip on every site, every day. At school we have strict 'firewalls' in place that you will not have at home.
Please read this letter which gives more information about helping your children stay safe online from Herts for Learning: Online Safety
There are also Home Activity packs for children about online safety from Think U Know
The NSPCC site is also very helpful NSPCC Online Safety
Children's Mental Health Week resources
See our YouTube channel for 3 short relaxation videos with Mrs Connolly: Ardeley YouTube
SCREEN FREE ACTIVITIES FOR DIFFERENT KEY STAGES - below are some ideas of screen free activities that your children should be able to do fairly independently (some EYFS activities will need setting up/explaining first). They don't require any special equipment but develop all sorts of skills. Children can do activities from a different key stage but may need more help. These can be used when children have finished the work set by the teacher or if they need a screen break.
Independent activity rules -look at these together to ensure nothing gets damaged!
EYFS - set 1 - 25.01.21 with thanks to Epic Early Years
Phonics and Spelling
Phonics Play - online games and activities to practice phonics. We have a subscription to this so you can access all games etc. Details have been emailed to KS1/EYFS parents.
Phonics Play Comics - online comics to practice reading and make your own
Phonics Bloom - online games to practice phonics
Spelling Shed - practice your spellings online
Spelling with Jules - a range of videos explaining different spelling rules
Rising Stars for Ardeley - online books: of different books at different book bands
Oxford Reading Tree - online books
Book Trust - stories and fun online
Herts Library Service - ebooks and audiobooks
Numbots - practice number bonds and key number skills online
Maths with Carol Vorderman - There is a great times-tables checker on here!
TTRockstars - practice times tables online
Top Marks - a variety of online games and activities for Maths inc pairs to 10 & 20 & counting in 10's and 1's
Herts Maths - Youtube channel with games and ideas.
Epic Early Years - activities and ideas for Under 5's
Learn how to illustrate - 100 videos on You Tube which show pupils how to draw alongside a real illustrator
Doodles - quick doodles to copy & try