Useful Resources

Please ensure your child reads and discusses what they have read with an adult each day.  Here are some additional resources to help encourage reading at home:
 
National Shelf Service 
 
Book Trust
 

Listen to 100s of children's audiobooks, incl Beatrix Potter and Winnie the Pooh (normally £11-£15).

 

With the majority of schoolchildren across the UK now learning from home, Audible has released a collection of audiobooks for free, which it says will be available 'for as long as schools are closed'.

 

Books include Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Secret Garden, Winnie the Pooh and Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter.

 

If you (or your children) prefer to read rather than listen, see our 11 cheap Kindle book hacks, including how to get any book from the Harry Potter series for free.

 

Parents and carers can sign up for free to the East Sussex library link: https://livebrary.overdrive.com/library/kids  and children will be able to access high quality books here.

 

Oak National Library: https://library.thenational.academy

 

The National Literacy Trust have a website dedicated to helping enthuse children toward reading, with age dedicated sections here: https://wordsforlife.org.uk

 

The Educational Endowment Foundation have published a guide for parents to assist children with reading which could be attached in its two parts, here: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_schools/7_top_tips_to_support_reading_at_home_%E2%80%93_for_Key_Stage_2.pdf

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_schools/Read_with_TRUST_infographic.pdf

 

CLPE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwbRHoPYbEifOE0SKCrnDfQ

PhonicsPlay are offering free access to their resources:

username: jan21

password: home

The username: march20 with the password: home will also work as we know that this will still be on lots of existing home learning documents and web pages that remain from the previous lockdown.

Please ensure your child enjoys fresh air each day wherever possible.
 
Here are some additional resources which be helpful whilst learning from home:
 
mymaths.co.uk (Years 3 - 6) each child has a personal log in - please contact the school if you need help logging in.
 
TT Rock Stars (Years 2 - 6) each child has a personal log in and Year 1 children have logins for Numbots, part of TT Rock Stars. TTR log ins will work on NumBots too! NumBots Introductory film.
 
https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-resources/ for all Maths curriculum plans, overviews and resources.
 

These two videos help support children learning maths at home by using household objects and gives lots of fun examples of how to practise different maths topics:

 

EYFS and Key Stage One - https://youtu.be/GaKabevMKBY

 

Key Stage Two - https://youtu.be/TS4zlSyIjfk

 
Foundation Subjects
Thinkuknow - Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
 
 
Twinkl - offering free home learning packs for each year group.
 
www.discoveryeducation.co.uk - Espresso coding (logins have been emailed to parents and carers).
 
General
 
 

Ardingly College have organised a concert on Friday, 5th February which sees the piano extraordinaire, Harry the Piano, deliver a live performance showcasing his wonderful skills of virtuosity and improvisation. We are very keen that those who wish to watch this and hopefully be inspired by his musicianship are able to and so with Harry’s permission, below is the link to the concert. This will air from 630-730pm on Friday, 5th February and we do hope it might be of interest to you and your children. The concert is free of charge and we hope that piano students across Sussex and the South East will be inspired by this!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ledJqAYkNsw

 

Here are some details on Harry for your information - http://www.harrythepiano.com/welcome.php