While schools are closed we would like to give you some useful ideas to fill your time with your children at home.

There are a variety of websites offering free logins for the duration of school closures and many online activities you can join in with on a regular basis.

Follow our links to some of the ones we recommend.


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Daily lessons are here!
School shut? We’re bringing you three new lessons every weekday, with videos, activities and more.
Start a lesson
If you feel like having an online party, Boomchikkaboom have live online events you can access through their Facebook or Instagram page.  These are great to get children active and have fun while at home. These are mainly aimed at early years children, but children of all ages enjoy a good rave.

BBC Bitesize

Boomchikkaboom - Facebook / Instagram
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Chatter Pack have a variety of 'free, online, boredom-busting resources' for parents and pupils to access to keep you going over this period of closure. Joe Wicks is offering a daily PE session live at 09:00 aimed at getting children active at home. It would be great to get your children involved.  If you can't follow it live you can always watch the video later in the day. 
Chatter Pack Joe Wicks Daily PE
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Mumbler have put together 101 good ideas to do with your children while you are off. The Premier League have made available a variety of resources you can access for free at home during this period of school closures.  There are ideas for some home learning in Maths and English, as well as some fun activities to do.
101 things to do with the kids

Premier League Primary Stars Home Learning Page

5 A Side Family Reading Challenge

Train Like a Footballer

Football Fun Activity Pack

Handling Data in Football

Washing Basket Maths Challenge

Top Drawing Tips

Football Club Activities

Get in Touch Challenge

Solve, Shoot, Score!

Premier League Kids Quiz

Drawing Challenge

Resilience Pack

10 Star Challenge

Mental Health Awareness Week Challenge

Live Event - Tuesday 2nd June at 11:30

Try your best challenge

Tackling Plastic Pollution

Everyday Numbers Challenge

Bitesize Daily Lessons

National School Sports Week

Super Move Celebration Challenge

Reporters Challenge

Live Event - Monday 13th July at 10:30

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For extra home learning you can access Twinkl for free (with the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS).  There are a variety of resources and work sheets for all subjects and year groups on this site, which they can complete in their home learning book handed out by school before the closure.  David Walliams is reading a story every day at 11:00.

The World of David Walliams

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Everyday at 09:30 Steve Backshall is answering all your Wildlife, Biology, Conservation, Geography and Exploration questions. Weekdays at 11:00. Maddie and Greg chat about Science and Nature.
Wildlife with Steve Backshall

Science with Maddie Moate

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Everyday at 11:30 Oti Mabuse is dancing on Facebook. Children can view the videos at anytime. Free access to Carol Voderman's website
Dance with Oti Mabuse Maths with Carol Voderman
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Twice a week, the next one is on Friday 27th March, The videos can be viewed at anytime. There are a variety of playlists set up by YouTube Kids that give you some ideas you can do with your children at this time.  The first time you use it you will need to set up a free account using an email or google account.
Music with Mylene Klass

Mars, Monkeys, Math's and more

DIY Instruments

Washing Hands

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As you can't come to the zoo right now, we’ll bring the zoo to you!

Join us LIVE on our Facebook page from 10am when we'll be throwing open our 'virtual gates.' 

So, break up the boredom of being at home and, for the first time ever, enjoy a whole day of animal antics, live from your sofa!

In the light of school closures, we wanted to provide a range of advice and resources for parents/carers.
We are keen to signpost you to resources that start valuable conversations with your children and young people, providing tested tools to maintain well being at a time of concern and anxiety for many families.
Chester Zoo Virtual Tour Parent/Carer Advice and Resources
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Always happy to help, the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. We will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. Each day you'll find a new set of daily activities to get involved with. Qualified Twinkl teachers will provide book readings, live lessons, positive news updates and more. We'll be bringing you activities from our partners too, to help fill your days and offer some much-needed variety. Activities will be listed the day before - giving you enough time to get prepped and set up for the next day's learning.
White Rose Maths Twinkle Home Learning Hub
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Below are links to activities done by the Leeds Rhino's Foundation.

During the current climate, and with the challenges we are all facing in the coming weeks and months, we want to do everything we can to make our resources available to you for use at home. Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired, and is something we all have in common.

So, to help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, we are releasing seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song.

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 1 - KS1

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 2 - KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 3 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 4 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 5 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 6 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 7 - KS1

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 8 - KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 9 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 10 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 11 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 12 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 13 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 14 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 15 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 16 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 17 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 18 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 19 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 20 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 21 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 22 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 23 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 24 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 25 - KS1 and KS2

Leeds Rhinos Foundation Video 26 - KS1 and KS2

Out of the Ark Music
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The new NHS Nightingale Hospital opens today, and they want your little ones to decorate the walls of the hospital's wellbeing area - that's the area where the doctors, nurses and all the other hardworking staff go to have a well-earned break during their shift.

So if you have artistic children who would like the chance to say thank you to the NHS, we would love them to draw or paint picture of the doctors and nurses hard at work helping people. They can decorate it with rainbows and messages of thanks and support. The brighter and more colourful the better - and make sure you add your child's name and age to the picture!

For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

It's that easy.

This Morning Audible Stories
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With Holy Week approaching, the Diocese of Leeds and the Diocese of York have made available some online resources and have identified a few high quality opportunities for reflection and learning. Julia Donaldson has recreated some pages of her books that help explain some of the things that are going on at the moment with Coronavirus. 

Easter At Home

Holy Week Resources

The Story of Easter

Centurion Soldier - KS1

Jesus Journey - KS2

Easter - KS2

Gruffalo Facebook Page
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45 minute videos from Maths guru Bobby Seagull, live on Facebook! Picture News are creating virtual assembly videos for you to watch online. Below is also a guide for parents.
Explore Learning - Maths

Picture News Parents Guide

Picture News - Online Assemblies

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A book about Coronavirus for children, illustrated by Axel Scheffler who illustrated Julia Donaldson's books. Whizz, Pop, Bang Science for kids have released this great booklet showing some great experiments for kids to do over Easter.
Coronavirus - A book for children Easter Experiments
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This page contains some experiments that you can do at home whilst the schools are closed.

You won’t need any special equipment - just yogurt pots, Pringles tubes and other

bits and pieces that you can probably find easily at home.

The experiments are aimed at Primary age children (aged from 4 to 11 years)

Year 3 to Year 6

We are creating free access to our products for a limited period of time, to help parents, children and schools during any isolation or school closures. Register using the link below to get free activity sheets and the first news PDF edition.

Professor Brainstorm

Free Registration - Activity Sheets and First News PDF

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Yorkshire Sport Foundation and leading national organisations are working with Physical Educators from across the country to support parents to teach PE at home.

A new lesson will be added to a YouTube playlist at 1pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They'll also be posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. There are already nine different activities to choose from, all led by PE specialists.

Active Schools+ helps schools to develop a sustainable system for PE, sport and physical activity to enrich the lives of all children and young people. It is a fundamental component of creating a Child Friendly city.

YSF Youtube Playlist

PE Toolkit

Disney 10 Minute Shake Up

BBC Supermovers

Boogie Beebies

i Moves

Youth Sports Trust

Jasmine Active

Children In Need

Jump Start Jonny

Cosmic Kids


Go Noodle

Energetic Education

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Children's author Tom Palmer has a wide range of free resources on his website below. From video's of him reading his books to free colouring activities, there is something for everyone in KS2. See the link below from Leeds Schools Library Services - it's full of resources for you to use and share with your families
Tom Palmer Website

Leeds School Library Services - Resources & Fun Activities

Summer Reading Challenge

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