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Reception

Hello to all the wonderful Reception children and parents and welcome to the new reality of virtual interactive home school learning!

If you want to ask us any questions, you can email us on the Reception email: year.reception@kirkleeseducation.uk and we will be happy to help.

Best wishes and take care 

Miss Kitson & Mr Ahmed 

PLEASE FIND BELOW A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF EDUCATIONAL INTERACTIVE WEBLINKS TO KEEP YOUR BRAIN GOING AND HAVE FUN LEARNING LOTS OF NEW FACTS, WHILST LEARNING AT HOME.

  • IXL

IXL offers personalised learning in maths and English while covering hundreds of different skills for children in reception up to those in year 13.

  • BBC Bitesize

Want to access learning and revision tools as well as support and advice from other students? BBC Bitesize has your child covered whether they're in primary school, secondary school, or aged 16+.

  • Natural History Museum

Your child may have to stay inside but that doesn't mean they can't get nature savvy. With the Natural History Museum, they can become Naturenaughts, plus learn how to identify different insects, plants, and fossils.

  • PhonicsPlay

Improve your little one's reading skills with PhonicsPlay, which is offering free access to non-members due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

  • Mathletics

Kids from reception to key stage 4 can flex their number skills with a Mathletics free 48-hour trial.

  • Big Eyed Owl

With everything from songs, craft recipes, and multi-cultural teachings, Big Eyed Owl is a great resource for 5-7 year-olds.

  • A Maths Dictionary for Kids

This comprehensive archive has over 630 simplified mathematical terms along with more than 270 free printable maths posters that you can hang up around the house.

  • Ten Pieces

BBC's Ten Pieces encourages children to get creative with classical music.

  • LearnEnglish Kids

Brought to you by The British Council, LearnEnglish Kids offers games, songs, stories, and activities for children aged 5-12. 

  • Teach

Teach provides a slew of curriculum-mapped videos conveniently arranged by subject and age-group with materials for early years students all the way up to secondary school.

  • Crickweb

Conquer crosswords, sort your way through different sounds or ace anatomy with Crickweb's 250+ lessons for kids aged 4-11.

  • BP Educational Service

Inspire your child through the power of STEM with BP's Educational Service. Here, they'll find balloon rocket experiments and learn what happens when sugar dissolves into tea, along with a bunch of other cool experiments for ages 4-19.

  • Science Museum

You can always rely on the Science Museum to spark an interest in learning. And while there's nothing like being there in person, the website is packed full of creative games and activities. 

  • ICT games

Created by a UK teacher, ICT games offers maths and English games for children in years one, two, and three.

  • Think! Road Safety

Kids aged 3-16 can learn about the importance of travelling safely with Think! Road Safety, including how bright clothes keep you visible, how to map a journey, and what not to do as a pedestrian or passenger.

  • Poetry Zone

Could your little one be a budding writer? The Poetry Zone has been publishing children's poems since 1998 and accepts submissions all year round. 

  • BookTrust

With character quizzes, illustration tutorials, and interactive games, the BookTrust makes story time fun for the whole family. 

  • World Book Day

We may have just celebrated World Book Day earlier this month, but thankfully there's still lots of literature to explore online for nursery, primary school, and secondary school kids including activity packs and yummy recipes. Gruffalo cake anyone? 

  • Tate Kids

You may never have tried soap carving or textile weaving but that doesn't mean your child can't. And thanks to Tate Kids they can access craft tutorials like this and even submit their artwork to be displayed in the online gallery.

  • CBeebies

Waffle the Wonder Dog, Peter Rabbit and Mr Tumble are just some of the characters you can learn to paint and create with CBeebies.

  • Tracing Ace

Tracing Ace makes learning to draw easy thanks to author and illustrator Peter Reynolds. Simply print out one of the tracing sheets and your child can start practising straight away. 

KEEP ON LEARNING!

Many thanks 

Miss Kitson & Mr Ahmed