There are many websites that can support home learning and help your child to rehearse and practice the skills they are developing daily at school.
Below is a list of some websites that you may find useful.
www.storynory.com - a varied collection of stories from a range of genres, also poems, written word and audio versions to engage and model reading behaviours.
www.wordsforlife.org.uk - provides a series of linked activities related to popular reading choices. Activities are listed to encourage and promote reading and writing. Links are made to other websites for suggestions and interactive activities. Support with phonic development.
www.magickeys.com - a collection of stories to share.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools - a wide variety of suggestions, interactive activities and ideas across the curriculum.
www.sentenceplay.co.uk - improving sentences through interactive games.
A variety of spelling games
This website has a variety of fun, interactive games for a variety of ages and abilities. It covers all areas of maths, to help improve mental recall and general understanding.
Although this website is designed as a teaching tool to use in class, it is packed full of great games, which help to improve understanding across all areas of maths. Many of the games are also levelled, allowing your child to start at an easier level, then progressing to more challenging levels when they feel ready.
This website includes a range of maths areas, and often has step by step explanations to describe the best methods to use. Some of the games also feature your child’s favourite TV characters.
Free online math games for children of all ages, helping your child with maths across a range of subjects.
All the resources are designed, by an experienced KS2 teacher, to help children to visualise numbers, patterns, numerical relationships and to develop their mathematical thinking. New games are added regularly.
This website hosts a wide range of games for pupils across all areas of maths. It collates many of the games from other websites and puts them into easy to find topic areas.
Although this page doesn’t currently look very exciting, it is a firm favourite with many teachers. Click on the links and they will take you to colourful, easy to use games and interactive activities. They can be easily differentiated and adapted to suit the needs of your child too.
A dictionary of maths definitions with diagrams, and when necessary, explanations on appropriate methods of calculations.
Useful Times Tables:
This allows children to select the times table they are working on and they can choose the answer or the question to “hit” which improves both multiplication recall and that of division facts.
This grid based program develops a quick recall and an understanding of multiplication.
This program has a clear and straight forward approach in which the operator is in control of the time (less pressured), more suitable for initial learning and practice.
With the setting of a race track this game adds some element of competition. There are statistics including accuracy rates etc. and any errors are listed for concentrated practise. The race itself may be distracting for some but it is certainly worth having a look at this. It offers an on-line option, there is no need to use this at all.
Useful Time websites:
A variety of time games, which are easily adaptable to suit the needs of your child.
A few games based around telling the time, as well as a range of differentiated worksheets to practice basic rehearsal of telling the time and the positioning of clock hands.
An interactive demonstration clock, to allow time to discuss the positioning of hands on a clock, as well as ‘am’ and ‘’pm’ and 24 hour clock times.
Useful Measure Websites:
Learning measuring skills needs lots of practical experience. These games and activities will help your child to learn skills such as comparing length and height and measuring using millimetres, metres and kilometres. There are also games on volume and capacity, weight and temperature, as well as some useful interactive tools.
Clear explanations about the difference between area and perimeter, as well as step by step instructions on the methods we use to calculate them.