Support Topics

This page will help you to support your child’s learning at home through a range of interactive websites, games and apps.

 

Well being and Mental Health

During this time of adjusting to new routines and activities it is important to think about your own and your children’s mental health and well being. Please find below a range of online resources that can support you with this.

www.minded.org.uk/ – a free online educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults, which can support parents and carers through challenging times.

https://childmind.org/article/best-childrens-books-about-mental-health The Child Mind Institute has a great reading list for children experiencing a range of difficult emotions.

 

Helping your child with Literacy at home

Literacy and Phonics Websites

Follow the links below to phonics games and interactive literacy pages. Your child will have lots of fun while developing their literacy and phonics knowledge and skills.

For support in Phonics:

Early Years

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

www.ictgames.com/phonics

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/speak-spell

www.topmarks.co.uk

Early Years and Key Stage 1

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

For support in Literacy

Key Stage 1

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1

www.ictgames.com/literacy 

www.storynory.com/

Key Stage 2

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2

www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy

Apps for the Early Years

Hairy Letters

Forest Phonics

Teach your monster to read

 

Helping your child with Numeracy at home

Websites

Children love to use technology to learn. Here is a list of different websites for you to use at home, these sites will help your child with their understanding and rapid recall of key concepts in numeracy.

These websites link lots of great learning games together.

http://www.maths-games.org/

http://www.ictgames.com/

https://mathsframe.co.uk/

The three websites below are tailored to your child’s key stage.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/EYFS

A link to the BBC Bitesize and Numberblocks websites.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

DoodleMaths 

DoodleMaths is a personalised learning package to support children in specific areas of maths by building their confidence through activities tailored to each individual child.

Some children at Archibald First School already have a DoodleMaths login. See your child’s class teacher if you are unsure about this

http://www.doodlemaths.com/

Times Table Rock Stars

Times Table Rock Stars is a fun way to develop your child’s rapid recall of their tables. In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

All children in years 2, 3 and 4 have a login for Times Table Rock Stars. Please see you child’s class teacher if you are unsure what this is.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Helping your child with Science at home

Help your child with their scientific understanding by looking at these fantastic websites. They are full of games, fun facts and exciting experiments designed to make learning FUN!

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2

https://wowscience.co.uk/

www.homeschooling-ideas.com/home-school-science

www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/science

 

Helping your child with Computing at home

Here are some websites to help your child with computing and coding at home.

www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning

https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk/interland

https://code.org/athome