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Additional Home Learning Opportunities

Useful links to support home learning:

School Provided Learning Portals:

Purple Mash - Lots of fun and educational games                                                      - Improve your grammar skills (Y5-6)                                      

10ticks Maths - Improve your maths with 10 Ticks (Y3-6)                       

Phonics Play - Interactive Phonics games                                                 


Mental health advice for those supporting children

Kooth is a mental health and wellbeing online platform for young people aged 10 to 16 across the whole of Kent. The service is free and can be accessed at It’s a place to get advice, information and support 24/7. Young people can chat to a friendly qualified counsellor Monday to Friday between 12 noon and 10pm and Saturday and Sunday between 6pm and 10pm. 

Accessing or to learn about mental health and find tips and resources to keep emotionally healthy.

Texting ChatHealth for support around physical and mental health on 07520 618850. The number is monitored Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Kent Educational Psychology service has created a leaflet which gives practical support, information resources and websites, across areas such as parent/carer wellbeing, home schooling and children’s emotional health.
Coronavirus- advice for parents and carers

Remote home learning links -2020/2021


      Talk 4 Writing                                                Booktrust                                                  Phonics 

      English Mastery                                           Literacy Shed                                            David Walliams 

                                                                              Poetry Archive 


                          Mathematics Mastery                                                     Numberblocks 


                          Primary Science                                                              STEM Learning 


     Boogie Beebies                                                 Disney                                                  Super Movers 


Keeping Active at Home -
Joe Wicks has been doing P.E lessons online at 9am and there is also BBC Movers (link below)
Interested in Rugby? Have a look at this activity website to help keep the children of our community busy during this difficult time. There are a few surveys and a video challenge for them to complete. They can enter one or all of them, There will be prizes awarded to the individual with the best response as well as the school with the most entries.  

RSPCA competition - most compassionate class.

Here are some Disney themed indoor activities you could add to your blog for children to do to keep active.

Online safety

Be Internet Legends is a multifaceted programme developed by Google and Parent Zone to teach children the skills they need to be safe and confident online. We are evolving to support schools, pupils and families through new challenges and deliver content remotely. Find out more about our assembly videos and parent sessions.

Additional Resources

BBC Learning:
Commencing on 20 April, BBC Bitesize Daily, as the service will deliver a tailored day of learning across BBC iPlayer, Red Button, BBC Bitesize website and app, BBC Four and BBC Sounds

BBC Learning:
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Oak National Academy
This brand-new enterprise has been created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England, backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.


Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Science Jamboree.
Visit the STEM@Home and Ambassadors@Work tabs for the resources which are being added to on a regular basis.


Creative computer programming

National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos

All kinds of making.

Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council

Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games

Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

Red Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes


Used by teachers and normally requiring a fee Twinkl is currently free for parents during the current situation.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

For interactive books and storytelling: - lots of suggested books, reading online and storytelling - online books and activities

www.worldbookday - storytime online - online suggestions to help parents at home.  - ebook library log in to get free access. - has resources for age appropriate books to share and activities. - has learning packs for creative writing and book packs and also has a resource to make a reading bookshelf so children can keep track of what they have read. - has free activity packs on their website along with book suggestions. The American site has free learn at home resources.

The Downs Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.