Nascot Wood Infant & Nursery School
Nascot Wood Road
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 4YT
Tel:01923 239653
admin@nascotwoodinfants.herts.sch.uk
June 18 2020

Home Learning Websites (Updated 18/06/20)

Ben Swain

During the school closure, we want to be able to support parents in being able to offer home learning to their children. As well as the Home Learning pack available on the relevant year group pages, below will be a list of websites that you may find useful that offer home learning opportunities and resources.

Name of WebsiteLinkDescription
Purple Mashhttps://www.purplemash.com/login/A fantastic range of activities and templates. Teachers will be setting children tasks (2Do). Logins and information have been sent home.
Daily activities are also being posted by Purple Mash
Espressowww.discoveryeducation.co.ukA range of activities covering a range of subjects – logins and information sent home
Oxford Owlswww.oxfordowl.co.uk/A selection of free ebooks . These can be filtered by your child’s colour band.
Twinklwww.twinkl.co.ukParent or teacher, at home or still in school, Twinkl's free Home Learning Hub, has you covered during school closures. Each day you'll find a new set of free, daily activities to get involved with. Qualified Twinkl teachers will provide book readings, live lessons, positive news updates and more.

*The code UKTWINKLHELPS
has now been withdrawn.
FitterFuturewww.fitterfuture.comGet Active: A series of short, differentiated online physical workouts designed for use in the classroom and at home. Create smarter thinkers, save valuable teaching time and get your children more active more often.
Be Mindful: A series of short activities included guided visualisation, Yoga and Pilates for classrooms and home use. Allow children to self regulate, control their emotions and cope with everyday scenarios.
Login details to be emailed home.
Super Star Sport https://www.youtube.com/Super Star Sports, who run some of our clubs, have launched 'Super Star TV' which is a YouTube channel featuring lots of fun and challenging videos for the children to watch and interact with.
Game Onwww.youtube.comOne of our school clubs providers, Game On, are producing short videos with ideas on how to keep children active. Videos are posted to their YouTube channel.
Phonics Playwww.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk Phonics activities, that many of the children will be familiar with from school. Currently free to use with the following login:
Username: march20 Password: home
Joe Wicks Workoutwww.youtube.comJoe Wicks is going to be running 30 minute, virtual PE lessons on his YouTube Channel every weekday at 9:00am.
Hertfordshire County Library e-books www.hertfordshire.gov.ukAll you need is a Hertfordshire County library card! The easy instructions for setting up e-book borrowing are on the website.
Best part of this is, no lost books or overdue fines!
National Literacy Trust Family Zone:www.literacytrust.org.ukThe National Literacy Trust has set up their Family Zone to specifically help with reading, writing and language development during our unplanned break from school. All resources on this hub are free.
Art Club with Olaf Falafelwww.youtube.comChildren's author and illustrator Olaf Falafel, who visited ours school in September, has set up a regular Art Club on YouTube every Monday at 11am. The half hour episodes will be in a similar vein to the assemblies he's been doing in schools - a bit of drawing - a bit of painting - a bit of fun and just a pinch of learning!
Think U Know www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parentsOnline Safety Home Learning Packs
Amazonhttps://stories.audible.com/start-listenAmazon have cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
British Librarywww.bl.ukThe British Library is offering their “get creative” resources for children all in one place. This hub is full of ideas for any child (and adult!) who is in the mood for making and creating around reading and books.
Parent Kind - Ways to keep your child’s reading up while schools are closed (Blog)www.parentkind.org.ukFiona Evans from the National Literacy Trust explores some of the ways families can support their child’s reading at home, as the charity launches its brand new Family Zone.
Smithsonian Kidshttps://www.si.edu/kids A range of activities, videos and games covering many topics
Classroom magazines Scholasticwww.classroommagazines.scholastic.comEvery day they put up activities, videos and projects suitable for each age group
Scholastic Home Learning PacksEYFS - resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk

KS1 www.resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk
FREE learning packs to help parents prepare for school closures
Busy Toddlerwww.busytoddler.comA range of activities for young children in the EYFS
Pre school inspirationshttps://preschoolinspirations.com/ A range of ideas and activities to do with young children in the EYFS
Super Simplehttps://supersimple.com/ Ideas for activities and games
Pre School Expresshttp://www.preschoolexpress.com/ A range of ideas and activities to do with young children in the EYFS
Nomster Chefwww.nomsterchef.comChild friendly cooking ideas
Fun phonicswww.funphonics.educationFor a short time, fun phonics have made all of their digital products free of charge.
Spelling Trainingwww.spellingtraining.com/ Help to learn spellings
Math Playgroundwww.mathplayground.com/ Maths Games
Little Twisters Yogawww.littletwistersyoga.comYoga for children books and cards - currently all free