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.
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
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/
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#