School Closures - Extra Home Learning

 Here you will find a selection of resources to support you and your children at home during this period of school closures. We will be reviewing and updating this page regularly. 

There are a number of subscription-only websites that are currently offering free packs and are really worth a look. We hope you enjoy using these resources with your children.

Many thanks, The Magdalen Gates' team.

Online Resources

BBC home learning

Visit the World Museums from home: Museums of the world

100 activities to do indoors totally free from Scouts.org.uk 

Free Resources for School Closures:


Twinkl home learning packs


Maths Information


Resources from World Book Online

This link will bring you to the scholastic home learning page where packs are available for all year groups: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/homelearning

This link will bring you to videos on supporting your children with reading and comprehension skills: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/learning-at-home-videos/parent-how-to-videos/how-to-help-with-comprehension-videos/

This link will take you to Oxford Owls where you will find a wealth of information to help you. It's split into year groups and age ranges. There are parents guides as well as practical activities to do with your child: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/reading-at-home/

This link will take you to a library of hundreds of free books that your child can read on a tablet, or other mobile device. You do have to register but it is free: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&book=1&book_type=&series=#

Spelling & Phonics

Read Write Inc. Phonics during School Closure

Practise your spellings: https://www.spellingshed.com/

Phonics Play - This is an online learning resource which is available to parents for free during the Coronavirus concern.

How to videos to help you with phonics at home: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/learning-at-home-videos/parent-how-to-videos/how-to-help-with-phonics-videos/

This link will take you to resources and information to help you with spellings at home including games to play: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/help-with-spelling/

This is a blog about Five creative ways to help your child learn their spellings: https://blog.oxfordowl.co.uk/five-creative-ways-to-help-with-spelling-homework/


Foundation subjects

Music: https://charanga.com/site/

PE: https://family.gonoodle.com/

Fun, informative and captivating talks to inspire young minds: https://www.ted.com/playlists/86/talks_to_watch_with_kids

Pobble - pictures to stimulate thinking and learning

The perfect place for story starters and writing inspiration: https://www.astarterforten.co.uk/blog

Short films for thinking and discussing:  https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html#

Creative Computer Programming: https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ and https://code.org/hourofcode/overview