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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

Posters with guidance and ideas from CAMHS

Children's Mental Health week Toolkit

Place2Be Parent and Carer resources

Mental Health Collective Worship

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

EYFS - set 2 - 02.02.21    with thanks to Epic Early Years

EYFS Scavenger hunts


Key Stage 1 - set 1 - 25.01.21

Key Stage 1 - set 2 - 02.02.21

Household Treasure Hunt


Key Stage 2 - set 1  - 25.01.21

Key Stage 2 - set 2 - 02.02.21

Positivity colouring

Mindful activity cards


BBC - Learning Broadcast schedule (scroll down to the bottom).


Staywise - educational resources from the emergency services


 Instilling Inspiration, mindfulness and fitness - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3hQnkM4M1bQeW5g99wv3Og/

PE games and ideas from our local sports partnership

PE lessons


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 Treeonline books

Book Trust - stories and fun online

Herts Library Service - ebooks and audiobooks



Numbots - practice number bonds and key number skills online

Herts Maths games EYFS

Herts Maths games Y1

Herts Maths games Y2

Herts Maths games Y3

Herts Maths games Y4

Herts Maths games Y5

Herts Maths games Y6

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.



Worship at home resources

Faith at home




Science based activities with Maddie Moate 

Science and Technology based ideas with activities for home  

Professor Brainstorm - experiments for home 


Other Topics


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



Coronavirus - a book for children

A PDF version of a book for children explaining the Coronavirus, written by experts and illustrated by Axel Scheffler