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    Family Learning resources     

Why not try one of our family learning activity sheets?

BBC

BBC Bitesize continues to be a great site for any home learning, such as school maths, English and ICT.

CBeebies has hundreds of activities and games for younger ones. 

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SATs

SATs practice and past papers for English and maths, with mark schemes (Gov.uk).

Alternatively, see satstestsonline.co.uk.

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Maths

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Not sure where to start? Try this guide from Third Space Learning which covers everything you need to know to support your budding mathematician at home!

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What's in the National Curriculum?

Teaching KS1 and KS2 maths (Gov.uk)

Our quick guide to KS1 years 1-2 milestones (PDF)

Our quick guide to KS2 years 3-4 milestones (PDF)

Our quick guide to KS2 years 5-6 milestones (PDF)

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White Rose maths has a comprehensive range of maths worksheets and revision resources for Key Stages 1 and 2. Widely used by teachers.

Times tables are a key part of the national curriculum. Many schools sign up to Time Tables Rockstars to give children regular practise.

La Salle also have a great Times Table Game.

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Why not join the Karate Cats to revise Key Stage 1 addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and more.

BBC Bitesize has many more games to try.

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Corbett Maths is home to 1000s of maths resources, from worksheets and videos to their famous '5-a-day' revision tasks. Covers Primary to GCSE level.

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The MathAntics YouTube channel has fun videos on many core maths topics (KS2-KS4).

Virtual manipulatives

At primary level, many schools teach maths in a hands-on way, using blocks, counters and other manipulatives. These sites provide online versions  that you can use:

toytheater.com/category/teacher-tools/virtual-manipulatives/

mathlearningcenter.org/resources/apps

didax.com/math/virtual-manipulatives.html

visnos.com/demos

mathigon.org/polypad

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English

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Oxford Owl has a good range of English (and maths) activities for the very youngest learners through to KS1 & KS2 SATs revision.

In particular see their free e-book page.

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What's in the National Curriculum?

Our quick guide to KS1 years 1-2 milestones (PDF)

Our quick guide to KS2 years 3-4 milestones (PDF)

Our quick guide to KS2 years 5-6 milestones (PDF)

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Phonics

Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the sounds that make up each word.

Visit Phonics Play to find out more, and try some of their games and activities.

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Visit literacytrust.org.uk for lots of help, advice and activities for supporting literacy skills.

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Science

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What's in the National Curriculum?

Our quick guide to KS1 years 1-2 milestones (PDF)

Our quick guide to KS2 years 3-4 milestones (PDF)

Our quick guide to KS2 years 5-6 milestones (PDF)

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ScienceFun.org has  a selection of classic science experiments you can try at home (with careful supervision, of course).

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Health & Wellbeing

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Together with our partner organisations we have put together a guide to making healthy packed lunches (PDF).

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How much sugar should we be eating? What is saturated fat? Visit the NHS Food Facts site for everything you need to know!

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Local services

The Local Offer directory lists a range of local services offered in Blackburn with Darwen for families, including support for children with learning difficulties or disabilities.

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Creative

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EasyPeasyandFun.com has some brilliant craft ideas for kids, many of which use household items rather than expensive resources.

Why not try some of these fantastic craft and science activities from the BBC's Let's Go Craft Club.

Digital

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Many UK schools use Scratch to introduce learners to thinking and reasoning skills. You can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. 

Younger children (below 8 years old) may want to try ScratchJr.
 

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