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Curriculum Support Websites

 

Below are links to websites that will help your child with aspects of the curriculum.

English

Love my books: Lovemybooks combines carefully chosen books with activities and resources designed to help parents and young children enjoy sharing books together.  In addition to suggestions for reading, talking and writing, there are ideas for play, art and other creative activities to fire children’s imagination and extend their enjoyment of the stories.

Spellodrome: Bring your word lists to life with an engaging array of activities, games and challenges – all powered by your own word lists.  Designed by educators, Spellodrome encourages independent learning and the development of critical spelling awareness. - you will need to pay for this as the school no longer has a subscription

Spelling City: A site that helps you child build confidence with their spelling.  They can practice comprehension, vocabulary through independent study and self tests.  You can get a free subscription that allows your child to take part in games or upgrade to a full subscription that needs to be paid.

 

Mathematics

Mathletics:  Mathletics is designed to provide students with a captivating and safe learning experience. Our not-so-secret formula combines targeted and adaptive curriculum content, structured and interactive support, with engaging gaming and rewards – all aligned to the requirements of the UK’s key primary maths curricula.  - Your child has an individual password as the school pays for this subscription.

Science/Geography

National Geographic: Watch animal cameras, learn interesting tidbits about animals, see and share photos of nature, learn about different countries and try science experiments. These activities don't even begin to scratch the surface of the National Geographic Kids website. There's even a "Little Kids" section for the younger explorers in your house.

NASA for kids: NASA provides a safe place for children to play as they learn about NASA and its missions. On the site, you will find games of various skill levels for children pre-K through grade 4. These games support national education standards in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Make me genius: A site that guarantees to make your child a genius has a lot of promises to live up to. MakeMeGenius.com is filled with videos that cover a variety of subjects, such as physics for kids, photosynthesis, the nervous system, solar system and electricity. All of the videos are kid-friendly and will keep even your youngest children interested from start to finish.

 

General Knowledge

TIME for kids: From the publishers of TIME magazine, TIME for Kids is loaded with interesting articles, photos and videos. Politics, the environment, entertainment, sports and health are just some of the topics covered. TIME for Kids isn't as interactive as most of the other website on this list of educational websites for kids, but the site does tackle subjects that are in the news now while being written for an audience of children.

How stuff works:  When your child wants to know why the sky is blue, how a tornado forms or any number of other questions she can come up with on a daily basis, head on over to How Stuff Works. The articles break down subjects like autos, culture, entertainment, science, money, technology and more. Games, quizzes and videos also round out your children's learning experience.

BBC History for Kids: Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. Kids can set off on a learning adventure when they walk through ancient history, world history and histories of specific countries on the BBC History for Kids website.

BBC History Magazine: great articles related to all periods of history.

 Homework Help: this was called the Woodland Junior site.  It has a wide range of games and information across all topics of the curriculum.