Home Learning for everyone

Home Learning

While we are all away from the classroom, it will give us all the chance to learn some different things and have a go at something we haven’t tried before.  Have a look at the links below and try some of the challenges.  Each year group tab in Home Learning also has lots of activities.  Aim for children to do an element of Maths, Writing (linked to SPaG), Reading, topic every day.  Answers will be uploaded at the same time as the questions so you know if they are on course!

As well as that, all of the staff at Carbeile thought it would be a great opportunity to learn some life skills for the future.  Have a go at doing some of these:  making the bed, putting a duvet on, making scrambled egg, telling the time, gardening, folding clothes, making a cup of tea (with supervision), learning a song, making a packed lunch, making tea for the family (with supervision), washing a car, tying shoe laces, looking after a pet, tying a tie.

Self Isolation help sheet

This has been devised by one of our amazing TAs, Mrs. Doherty.  It has a large range of suggested activities for children of all ages to have a go at.

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Try some of these…Home Learning Websites and Resources

Mrs. Shaw has come up with some very useful websites to set your child on.  Obviously monitor the amount of screen time, but try and access some of these as they have a great range of tasks.

Please find below a list of some of the websites offering free or trial periods of their resources. They have been broken down into different subjects but often websites do in fact cover the whole curriculum. None of these websites require payment to access so some of the obvious platforms haven’t been included. Some do require you to log in or create a free account to access.


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.theschoolrun.com – English and maths sheets plus explanations



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.

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

https://www.spellingshed.com/ As with maths shed below, a two week free trial, then extended for as long as mandatory closures are in place



https://mathsticks.com/my/ – online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – times tables and number bond practise

https://ttrockstars.com/ – our children have their own log in for this

https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb    As with spelling shed above, a  two week free trial, then extended for as long as mandatory closures are in place

https://whiterosemaths.com/  lots of teaching slides and resources

https://login.mathletics.com/ – our platform for home learning released



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


Foundation Subjects.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&safe=active – Joe Wicks has recorded various 5 minute fitness activities aimed at primary school children

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home – some videos are free – dances, workouts, fitness challenges

https://scratch.mit.edu/ – Programming tool, free for everyone and fun to use

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround – child friendly news

https://www.smilingmind.com.au/ – mindfulness and well-being for children

https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/recipes/ – great recipes, age specific



As a focus for when you are reading with your child, aim to use these VIPERS questions.

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Computing Websites for Home Learning in case of closure:

Free apps for programming, algorithmic thinking and coding:
  • Kodable
  • Lightbot
  • Scratch Jr
Typing practice:
  • www.abcya.com has some super typing games that the children love
Digital Literacy skills:
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • General Internet research
There is lots of advice on:
  • ThinkUKnow.co.uk