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Additional resources for remote learning

Reading Resources and online links

Fun reading activities

  • Create a word search. You can have a theme e.g. characters, favourite scenes, different settings.
  • Draw your favourite character and explain why you like them.
  • Draw a picture of your favourite setting from the book and then write a short description.
  • Write a Book Review. Who is your favourite character? Why? What is your favourite part of the book? Why? Would you recommend it to a friend? Why?
  • Create an acrostic poem based upon your book.
  • Create a new book cover for your book and explain the choices you have made.
  • Re-write a scene, event or chapter.
  • Draw a new character you would like to include in the book and explain their characteristics.
  • Write an alternative beginning to your book.
  • Write an alternative ending to your book.
  • Change one of the characters from your book. For example, for a ‘good heroic’ character turn him/her into a villain. Write the new character description

Number facts practice

Some tips for practising times tables/number facts at home:

  • Little and often – a little bit of practise (5-10 minutes a day) will support children with retaining their number facts.
  • Have key number facts displayed in the house to encourage children to practise them. You could ask children to design a poster to help them to retain key facts (eg. a 5 times table poster)
  • Have a ‘fact of the day’. This could include related facts.  For example, if the fact was 18 + 2 = 20, you could link the 3 related facts: 2 + 18 = 20, 20 – 18 = 2, 20 – 2 = 18

Fact of the day:
3 x 7 = 21
7 x 3 = 21
21 ÷ 3 = 7
21 ÷ 7 = 3

Fact of the day:
18 + 2 = 20
2 + 18 = 20
20 – 18 = 2
20 – 2 = 18

Quick fire practice: as you are taking your daily exercise, for example, ask some quick fire questions to support children’s ability to recall facts at speed.

  • Look for patterns. Eg, for times tables: the 2 times table is always even and ends in 2, 4, 6, 8, 0, the 5 times table alternates between odd and even and always ends in 5 and 0 – could children create a poster/fact sheet to show these?
  • There are lots of other tips and ideas for games and activities included in the resources linked above and below.

Additional Maths resources:

Below is a list of links to additional Maths resources that have been produced to support home learning.  They provide opportunities to practise number fluency as well as other areas of the Maths curriculum.  A lot of these include videos with links to activities and all are free to access.  Most of these provide resources from EYFS through to Year 6.


Foundation subjects



  • https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-computing-resources
    Teaching resources to develop an understanding of the computing curriculum, helping children to become creative, confident and safe.
  • https://code.org/
    A great website which helps you learn all about computer science
  • https://scratch.mit.edu/
    With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
  • https://www.codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/
    Here you’ll find step-by-step instructions for coding projects, which will teach you how to create games, animations and more with code.