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Learning Resources

At Vaughan, we like to make your learning fun!  There are a number of online resources which students have access to which enables them to extend their learning outside the classroom.

Home Learning

If you have any questions regarding logging into the websites provided for home learning please email homelearning@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk with your child's name and class in the subject box and your query. A member of staff will get back to you as soon as they can. In the meantime please continue to use the many free websites that are posted under our Curriculum tab under Learning Resources. 

Physical Education

Active Kids

Small bursts of physical activity throughout the school day are proven to help kids concentrate and stay on task. The UK Government guidelines of 30 minutes of physical activity in primary school are easy to achieve with these tools.

Go Noodle

GoNoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

Supermovers

Fun curriculum linked resources to get your class moving while they learn

Your School Games

Inspiring millions of young people across the country to take part in appropriate competitive school sport. 

Youth Sports Trust

In these unprecedented times the Youth Sport Trust want to be able to support parents and carers in understanding the importance of continuing with Physical Education (PE) whilst children and young people are inevitably going to be schooled in the home environment.

Early Years Resources

Family Learning

Here you will find lots of information and links to useful resources to explain various aspects of the UK school curriculum, and how you can help your child to learn without causing confusion.

Alphablocks

Good for phase 2 blending and segmenting. You can also search different series of alphablocks on youtube to find the relevant digraphs that your child has been learning in phase 3.

Oxford Owl

This is a great website with online books and activities to do after reading.

Numberblocks

This is a great website for children to watch programmes at different levels and from a range of Maths Topics.

General Resources

KS1 Bitesize

Key Stage 1 is a phase of primary education for pupils aged 5 to 7 in England, or 6 to 8 in Northern Ireland.

KS2 Bitesize

Key Stage 2 is a phase of primary education for pupils aged 7 to 11 in England and Wales. 

Purple Mash

Purple mash is an award-winning website for nursery and primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way.

The Literacy Key

For access to literacy resources. 

Discover education - Espresso 

Espresso's rich, all-in-one learning service offers a wide range of subjects mapped to the curriculum, ensuring that your school will deliver high quality education and appropriate coverage with thoughtfully structured content to meet the requirements of the new 2019 Ofsted Inspection Framework.​

London Grid for Learning 

Award winning, safe and secure learning resources to help learners improve effectiveness.

Downloadable Workbooks (new)

Using this link parents can download free workbooks to use at home to support Key Stage One Maths and English alongside Key Stage Two Maths, English and Science workbooks. Please note these workbooks are designed to be used at the end of a Key Stage so are more applicable to Years Two and Six.

Home Hunts (new)

Home Hunts are educational treasure trails.

Family members can quickly and easily set up a Home Hunt for their child(ren) around their own home after printing it off the website. The creative clues are based on the national syllabus for each primary school year group and require children to answer questions and decode their answers, each spelling a common household item where the next clue is hidden (example clues are given online).

All Home Hunts will be available for free for all families in the UK until at least September 2020 in response to school closures. The first set of Home Hunts are Maths and English-based, now available online at www.homehunts.uk but more Hunts in other subjects will appear very soon. 

You will need to set up your own accounts and follow the instructions should you wish to access the resource.

Maths Resources

MyMaths

MyMaths provides complete curriculum coverage and offers a wealth of resources to develop students confidence and fluency in maths. 

Maths at Home

Provides easy to use videos to help your child apply their mathematical understanding at home. 

Times Tables Rockstars

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

Times Tables Practice (new)

This is a great tool where you can practice your times tables under timed conditions using the times tables test simulator.

The Maths Factor (new)

This is a site owned by Carol Vorderman. She is currently allowing free access for children aged 4-11 until schools open again. Parents would need to access this link individually and register their own child or children. They would then be sent login details in due course.

Reading Resources

Reading Zone

Everything you need to know about children's books and authors.

Words for Life

Words for Life is the National Literacy Trust’s website for parents. Visit our main website for literacy news, support for schools and more information about our work.

Children's Poetry Archive

Listen to the world's best poetry read out loud.

Collins Big Cat eBooks (new) 

Collins Big Cat is reading programme that provides support for primary reading. It supports children to become fluent readers through the use of high quality fiction and non-fiction colour banded books by award winning authors and illustrators.​ Collins have provided free access to many books for parents to access at home to read with your child/ren. Please follow the instructions through the link below.

Amazon Audible Books (new)

Amazon have cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children of all ages as long as schools are closed. Children will be able to stream a large collection of stories (including titles form across 6 different languages - English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish and Italian) onto desktops, laptops, phones or tablets.

MyOn (new)

Enjoy thousands of books at your finger tips. You can choose a book based on a category or topic you enjoy. You can listen to the book being read aloud or read it for yourself. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you are keeping your imagination active. Escape in a new book everyday and let it lead you somewhere new.

KS1 Questions to ask about reading

KS2 Questions to ask about reading

Downloadable Books

The Insideouters No 1 Fluff has a  Birthday Party

The Insideouters No 4 The  Insideouters Take a Holiday

The Insideouters No 9 - Peter The  Penguin Saves The Day

Writing Resources

Crickweb 

English educational kids games and activities to teach your child, spelling, reading, alphabetical order and grammar with these English learning games.

KS1 Literacy Resources

KS2 Literacy Resources

Grammar Explained

This resource is closely mapped to the National Curriculum appendix for vocabulary, punctuation and grammar, with every item in the appendix scripted into a short, clear video to demonstrate what the term means and how it can be applied to every day situations.

Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed is the home of visual literacy. 

Science Resources

Crickweb 

Science games for children, interactive resources and activities to aid learning science facts about animals, materials, sound, water cycle, your body and the weather. 

KS1 Science Resources 

KS2 Science Resources

Science Museum

Explore the science museum collection, complete brain-teasing puzzles or learn about science with our range of science games and apps.

Science at Work

The St Mary’s University Primary Science Team has been working with the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and Spectrum Drama on a project called Science at Work. This project has created opportunities to meet past and present scientists, and to learn more about people whose work involves using science.

Science at Work consists of weekly activity sheets about scientists and people who work in a science-related job. Children are encouraged to send in their questions to the scientist who will answer as many questions as they can in a video released the following week on the PSTT’s Facebook page (and released on their YouTube channel).

There are now 4 previous videos; Meet Florence Nightingale, Meet a medical doctor and an immunologist, Meet Gene Cernan and Meet Space Scientists. On Tuesday, the video featuring Isambard Kingdom Brunel will be released.

All the Science at Work videos are available to download from the PSTT’s website. 

Explorify

Explorify activities during science week to bring science into sport.  Have a look at their latest activities using their website.