Welcome to our Learning Zone.
4 steps to success
1. Below are some useful links which can support your child to practise the skills and knowledge they have been taught in school.
2. You can also find bespoke planning for each class on our class pages. This will be uploaded each week.
3. You can click on the Home Learning Tab at the top of the page which will direct you to the Astrea collection of things to do indoors.
4. You can click on this link which will direct you to the government list of online resources.
Reading as much as you can will really help you with your work in and out of school. Even though you are away from school for a few weeks we challenge you to do as much reading as possible. You can read story books, information books, magazines, leaflets, signs and even the back of cereal boxes!
Can you complete our 5 step challenge?
1.Send Mrs Mason a photograph of an unusual place you can read in. (Please use Castle Admin email address.)
Click here to see our gallery – Reading display
2. Keep a list of everything you have read.
3. Write down 10 new words you have found the meaning of.
4. Create you own character to star in a book- draw what he/ she or it would look like.
5. Write a short story or a piece of information about a new skill you have learned.
If you complete all of these Mrs Mason will be awarding prizes! Good luck and remember relentless reading!!
Looking after yourself
Take the 30 day LEGO Challenge.
Please send in your photographs.
Twinkle website- enormous variety of resources available.
How do I sign up for the free month?
Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step 2: Enter the code you have received, or CVDTWINKLHELPS if you have not yet been given a code
Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit
Home Learning Packs- general (see class pages for more.)
Scroll through our curriculum subjects.
Free curriculum-mapped videos arranged by subject and age-group; Live Lessons presented by top BBC talent; educational campaigns including Super Movers and Bring the Noise.
https://www.educationquizzes.com/- The 3,000+ online quizzes are written by teachers to help children remember and revise what they are learning in class. Subjects covered: English, Maths Science, Times Tables, Spelling, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, RE, Citizenship, Art & Design, Music, D & T, PSHE, PE, Spanish and ESL.
https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ – interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects. Also holds links to games etc that are hosted by other sites.
http://www.pobble365.com/ – a new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ – a huge range of different subjects and focuses, arguably the best host of any resource you could need. Have offered a free account in the result of school closures.
https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/ – lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize – huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups.
https://tpet.co.uk/ – free online resource packs.
https://www.gonoodle.com/ – lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and meditation
https://www.typingclub.com/ – online programme for teaching and developing touch typing
https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/12/30-ways-to-get-creative-for-30-days-wild/ – different activity ideas that involve creating or engaging with different things in your house or garden
Design and Technology
Children’s audio books –
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
BBC Phase 3 Phonics
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ – spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group.
https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ – free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper.
https://lindsaylittleson.co.uk/home/resources/ – free resources linked to the books of Lindsay Littleson including The Titanic Detective Agency and Guardians of the Wild Unicorns.
http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ – vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world.
https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf – downloadable reading activity pack.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ – free online books – brilliant if you can’t get to the library
Click on these links to have a virtual tour of a well known site.
https://parallel.org.uk/ – free online maths problems, more focussed at older children.
https://mathsticks.com/my/ – online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses.
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html – a large range of free videos and short films that are then supported by questions and tasks underneath.
https://masterthecurriculum.co.uk/ – free online range of activities broken down into year groups and levels including Greater Depth
Our assembly songs
Please click here to find PE activities to do at home
Here is a link to the Joe Wick’s 5 Minute Moves
https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/ – lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on this site).
https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/14/30-ways-to-go-wild-with-science/ – lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden
Below are a couple of versions of the famous Spanish story Medio Pollito (Half Chick)