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Westminster Cathedral

Roman Catholic Primary School

Founded by
The Jesuit Fathers circa 1849

USEFUL WEBSITES

As schools are closed at present there are plenty of opportunities to continue learning at home. We hope that this page will give you ideas to complement the work that is being set by class teachers. These are resources you may wish to look at but please do not feel pressure to do so. 

The Department for Education have  brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

Department for Education

London Grid for Learning Resources

Our school is part of the London Grid for Learning which has some excellent resources.  Your USO username and password have been provided by your class teacher. Any links below that require the USO log in have * next to them. You can also access these resources through My USO

Home Learning using LGfL resources-To help schools offer continued meaningful education during school closures, the majority of LGfL learning resources have been changed to open access (no login needed) for the LGfL school community.

Click on a subject to take you to useful websites.

Reading

General resources to support home learning

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

Computing

History

Geography

Art

P.E.

Music

Spanish

Internet Safety

Safe search engines

Reading

An important way to keep learning is to continue to keep reading. Please find suggestions for books to read at home.

Booktrust Book List for 0-5 Year Olds

Booktrust Book List for 6-8 Year Olds

Booktrust List for 9-11 Year Olds

Book sorter

Audible is an online audio book library. You can download books for children to listen to. They have made many of their stories free for children at the moment.

Oxford Owl- . For a limited period, while the UK schools are closed, Oxford Owl are temporarily adding hundreds more eBooks to the library so your child has more to read

Partnership for Children-Recommended reading for 5 -12-year olds that deals with difficult topics and feelings

Espresso

Our school has a subscription to  Discovery Education Espresso  which is an award-winning, curriculum-centred primary teaching resource made by teachers. Please ask your class teacher if you can't remember the log in details.

General resources to support home learning

Twinkl-Which contains  home learning and school closure packs, which are completely free.

BBC Bitesize daily lessons-You'll find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.

BBC Bitesize- revision activities for a range of subjects.

Classroom Secrets-weekly home learning packs to take the stress out of these uncertain times due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

CGP -free resources for all subjects and year groups

J2e*

Busy Things* Access to 100s of engaging games, activities and teaching resources across many subjects.

Coram Life Education-provide daily wellbeing ideas. 

The kids should see this-Educational videos for curious kids of all ages, a free resource for parents & teachers. Science, art, nature, animals, & more.

DK find out-Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more!

London Learning at Home-The London Curriculum has reached out across the city to bring together free learning and cultural offers that children can access from home.

Nature at Home-Learn about nature even when at home.

R.E.

Catholic Icing-Catholic Crafts and More for Kids

Wednesday Word

CAFOD-Resources for teachers, parents and children to use for home learning through this time of school closures due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Cross curricular topics, and RE project ideas and activities.

English

Phonics-Username: march20 Password: home

RWI- daily speed sound lessons

Grammar Explained*

Radiobloging is a LIVE daily radio broadcast that teaches literacy and is aimed at families and schools.

J2 Spell Blaster* spelling game

Grammarsaurus

Newsround

Maths

Maths at Home*-explanation videos for parents

Maths Raps*-A series of rap videos about Numbers and Calculations, Shape and Space, and Solving covering basic rules for KS2.

J2 Times Table Blast*

J2 Arithmetic*-For Year 2 and 6

Hit the Button-practise of key maths facts

Top Marks-online maths games

Maths Factor- FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support children's continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. Parents need to sign up.

White Rose Maths-has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Reception-Year 6. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

Science

Science Sparks-easy science experiments for kids of all ages.

Dr Chips- Science, computing and engineering activities

National Georaphic Science

Science Museum games

Virtual Experiments Year 1 and 2*

Virtual Experiments Year 3 and 4*

Virtual Experiments Year 5 and 6*

STEM-This website has excellent links with all of the cross-curricular topics that we learn in school. It gives a range of ideas for investigations and explains the science behind each one

STEM Early Years

Computing

J2e*

Dance Mat Typing-Touch typing programme

Scratch-Coding- a free programming website for children 8yrs+

Scratch Jr-A more simplified version of Scratch for younger children (5-7yrs)

Code-Learn to code. Free tutorials for children.

History

Significant People*

Ducksters - History

Liverpool War Museum-are offering a series of history lessons over the coming weeks aimed at primary school children, but suitable and interesting for all.

Natural History Museum

British Museum-explore the museum at home.

Geography

National Geographic

Geography Games

Ducksters

3D Geography

Art

Tate Kids-Ideas for art activities

Red Ted Art

Art Ninja

Every School

BBC Bitesize-Art

Art Cyclopedia-a collection of over 7000 artists on database

National Portrait Gallery-They have launched a collection of new activity books for young people

The National Gallery Where ever you are in the world, take a tour of the collections of artwork found in the National Gallery

P.E.

Joe Wicks daily PE lesson

Go Noodle-Exercise videos

The imovement-Keep the kids moving every day, we want to support you to get your children active!

Music

Tri-Borough Music Hub

Sing Up

Royal Opera House

BBC Ten Pieces-get creative with classical music

Virtual Music Instruments-Play instruments online

Spanish

Duolingo-Parents will need to create free account

Rockalingua-some free games

Hola speekee-is our free 10-week series of Spanish lessons for children at home

Crickweb-Spanish games

Spanish-more activities

Internet Safety

Thinkuknow-UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Digizen-provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS

Childneta wonderful place to explore and discover new things, to connect and communicate with others and to be creative.

Safety Net-for kids

Online Safety NSPCC

Safe search engines:

Primary School ICT

Kiddle

Swiggle

YouTube Kids