Learning At Home
At Hill Top we understand that learning happens in all sorts of forms and can take place in all sorts of place. Here we offer some links to websites and resources that may be helpful to children to further their learning whilst at home.
TT Rcokstars is a programme used at Hill Top in order to raise the profile of times tables across the academy in an exciting way. Each child at Hill Top has been given a user and login in details so that they can continue to practice their times tables at home. Click the link below to login
To support teachers and parents whose schools have closed because of the Coronavirus, Twinkl have made Twinkl free for one month. Go to Twinkl and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS For a collection of interactive Go! resources. How to use Twinkl guidance for parents
Along with this Twinkl has also created interactive learning pdf which are below. To use the interactive PDFs simply click the file to download the PDF. Once opened you simply click on the learning resource you wish to use and it will take you directly to this resource .
Classroom Secrets Kids is a brand new site from Classroom Secrets packed full of activities for children to use independently. Simply go to Classroom Secrets Kids and select family access.
Family Access BETA will create a parent account for you and the child accounts you need for the children in your family. When registering put the name of your family in ‘Team Name’. In the ‘Seats’ field, enter the number of children in your family and then click the ‘add to cart’ button. Once you’ve completed this, click the ‘View cart’ button in the top right hand corner of the page. You’ll see that the price is £0.00 which is correct as this is Classroom Secrets BETA test. Click the ‘proceed to checkout’ button. On the checkout page, fill in your personal details and tick the box to say you’ve read the terms and conditions (please read them!). Then click the ‘place order’ button. You will see a summary of your account and a button to ‘Add a Team Member’. Click this and you will be able to create individual accounts for your children by adding their user names and passwords. And that’s it. You and your children will be able to access all of the activities straight away!
Classroom secrets have also created some free at home learning packs that can be downloaded here by clicking on the links below:
Scratch creative computer programming for free.
National Geogrpahic Kids
National Geographic Kids offer a range of activies and quizzes for children for free.
Crest awards is government subsidised awards and are a great introduction to problem-solving in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). They offer children the opportunity to learn through hands-on challenges by exploring the world around them. Anyone can run these activities – crest provides lots of advice and tips to help you get the most out of CREST. For £1 the children will recieve 8 1-hour long challenges and on completion they will recieve a certificate and a badge for completing the project.
Prodigy Game is a maths game platform that will track your progress across a wide range of areas in maths. Accounts are free to set up. Please not that this site is based in the USA therefore you need to find the correct grade fro your child (simply add a year to your child's year group and that is the grade they are working at eg. year 1 would be grade 2)
Activ8 have kindly put together some home learning PE resources that can be download by clicking here PE at Home
Children can practise their phonic skills including segmenting, blending and recognising real and non-sense words. Click here to access Phonic Play
Discover a range of free e-books and learning games with Oxford Owl
A fantastic interactive maths site for children to practise all areas of the maths curriculum at Top Marks
Year one: Activity Book
Covid-19 Time capsule
An activity to help children find the postives in the current situation and a way to memorialise how they spent this time in history. Click here to download Covid-19 Time Capsule
Education Endowment Foundation
The Covid-19 crisis has meant that schools are having to maintain communications with parents and families in very challenges circumstances. Here are some EEF resources to help schools communicate with parents/carers, as well as resources schools can share with families to support home routines and valuable learning opportunities, such as shared reading.
Hill Top are proud to be a part of the mini police project in Edlington. The mini police project has created some resources for the children to do at home but all children can acces them if they wish at mini police