Summer-  Home Learning Ideas and Local Activities


This page has been updated to give you some ideas to help keep your children busy over the summer. Please do continue to navigate around the online learning pages, particularly the Maths and English page, for further support re home learning.


Haringey Summer Activities:

Have a look in the Haringey brochure for activities to keep the children busy over the summer in Haringey- many of the activities are free!

Haringey Summer Fun Booklet


Hackney Activities and Play Schemes:

Hackney Summer Activities and Play Schemes


Please do keep reading with your child over the summer. Please look at the English page for ideas and free E-books.

Why not get involved with one of these exciting competitions?


Summer Writing Competition:



Summer Reading Challenge:

We would like to share the 'Summer Reading Challenge' with you this week- there are more details on this weeks newsletter. Please get involved and continue to encourage your child to read over the summer.

Need some new reading material?

Here are links to two websites that can support your child with reading. These websites will give you access to eBooks which your children can read. This website has access to eBooks that your child will be familiar with. You can browse the books by age, series or level. This site also has access to other learning resources for different subjects.  This site has thousands of books available where you can browse by categories. For example; About me, Animals or Science.  



  • Newsround- Tune into Newsround every day to find out the latest news around the world.


  • Weekly Challenge Page 


Have you had a go at any of the challenges this week? Next week we will upload our final challenges for the summer term- please get involved and have a go with your family!




  • Class Dojo- Please connect with the class teacher on Class Dojo. Please follow the instructions sent via text and use the code to add each child. For more support with this please read the document below!


  • Online Safety Page - Please look at this page for support and advice on keeping your children safe online.


Support for Home Learning:

Example Timetable- how to organise your day!

If you would like some support in how to structure your day with the children at home, please see below- suggested daily timetable. You can do as much or as little as you feel.

Daily Home Learning Timetable


Links to key websites for St Ignatius pupils to access:

Link to LGfL:

Link to activelearn:

Link to Sumdog:



Sing along with Ms Crome- Song for Years 1-3 New song- Love shine a light!


Sing along with Ms Crome- Years 4-6 - New song- El Condor Pasa


From Monday 20th April- BBC Bitesize will be showing a daily programme of lessons for all year groups. Teachers may signpost you to a particular lesson in the weekly plan or you may wish to choose some lessons that you think your child/children may be interested in.

KS2 - BBC Bitesize



Please click on our English page for lots of lovely reading ideas and links to free audio stories etc.





As well as the maths work set by teachers on the year group pages, please also see our Maths page for more resources and ideas.


Live Lessons:

Daily online writing videos:


Makaton Finger Spelling


There are daily phonics lessons on these two YouTube Channels:

Ruth Miskins-

Letters and Sounds


Daily science experiments from the Glasgow Science Centre at 10am


Maddie Moate live fun activity videos everyday at 11am


Happy Drawing !

Children's book author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph, is running draw-along videos every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am.



Twinkl is a great online resource that teachers use. For one month Twinkl is giving access to parents for free so that you can use their educational resources at home. Go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.  They have a parents hub which is very useful- see link above!


Keeping active at home:

Joe Wick's PE lesson online at 9 am every day Monday- Friday:  PE WITH JOE- YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV!

Why not join the body coach and get the children to do his home workouts for kids- you could join in too! For more ideas on how to keep active please look at our 'Well being page'.


Online Fitness lessons for all the family: Subscribe to Fitt-In Movement Breaks


Weekly Reading Activity- First News- 'Roll up roll up, read all about it!'. 

Each week we will post the latest First News newspaper for you to read online - see also English page!

First News- Newspaper for Children

To download free copies see this link:

First News Quiz- 19th June Edition


Interested in Space?  NASA have now released many unseen photos- take a look!

Plus see NASA Tours @


Virtual Tours:

Zoo's and Animals:

Chester Zoo -​​​ 

Houston Zoo -

Georgia Aquarium -


Famous Buildings and Landmarks:

Buckingham Palace-


Art Galleries:
US Air force Museum -



Have a tour of the National History Museum:


Why not go pretend to travel the world?  Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous musuems:


Creative Learning:


Science:  Try some Science experiments at home!

STEM have published some great lesson ideas to be carried out at home. They mostly need no resourcing.

The BBC have published some science videos for the children to watch:

Twinkl have also published experiments for children to try at home:


This is the NASA exoplanet information. Year 5 Science PoS connection plus is just interesting!


Other Science Websites:



History: A great website to support learning about the Great Fire of London



General: (subscribe for free access)



Watch this daily @


Art Ideas- Website links



YouTube Channels for kids:

Crash Course Kids

Science Channel

SciShow Kids

National Geographic Kids

Free School

Geography Focus



Kids Learning Tube

Geeek Gurl Diaries

Mike Likes Science

Science Max



Further free educational websites/Apps for children:

National Geographic Kids-

The Kids Should See This!

Mystery Science

Oxford Owl- Reading -

Nature Detectives-

Fact Finding-

Cbeebies Radio-

Scratch- Computer Programming-

Learn a Language!  - The school run website is a great way for parents to keep up to date with changes in education. There are lots of resources on here. 


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