Home Learning


May Half Term

Dear Parents/Carers

For half term we will be putting up some fresh challenges for you to try at home. From next week we will be including an 'Eco challenge'. Please have a go at the challenges with your family and then we would love you to share your photos with us on dojo.

Haringey have produced a guide to some virtual activities you can access online this half term- please go tohttps://www.haringey.gov.uk/libraries-sport-and-leisure/culture-and-entertainment/whats-haringey/holiday-fu

Oak Academy have lots of fun half term activities as well- check them out here: https://www.thenational.academy/oak-activity-club

With many thanks and keep safe!

Miss Taylor and the Home Learning Team


A special message from the staff at St Ignatius for the children- please click below and watch!:


Updates- WC 1st June



Oak National Academy

  • New Assembly from Oak Academy- 28th May

'This week we’re joined by former England captain Stuart Pearce, who is talking about the highs and low of his international football career. We also have a special message from WWE World Champion, Drew McIntyre and Childline'.



  • Would you like to learn how to play Chess? Look at the link below!

How To Play Chess For Kids & Chess Rules - ChessKid.com

Chesskids.org.uk- a great website that children can use independently to learn the game of chess.



  • Now Press Play

now>press>play At Home






now>press>play is an immersive audio resource that engages primary school children in the curriculum through emotion, imagination and movement.




We have been given free access to their home package.



 Password: nowpressplay



  • Weekly Challenge Page 


New weekly challenges coming soon....! Look at the new 'Art Challenge'- Mandala Creations!


Find out more on Monday- Creative Page/Online Learning



  • Scratch- Have a look at their website- details below!

The V4T - Videogames 4 Teachers project

Scratch is a programming software and community that is committed to supporting children to learn coding. It is pitched at 8-16 year olds, with Scratch Jr accommodating 5- 7 year olds. The whole project is developed by academics at MIT, The app and website are very user-friendly; children can create animations, stories and even games, and there is a lot of help for parents and pupils alike.



  • 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.


https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/early-years/- age 4- 5

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/5-7s/ - age 5-7

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/8-10s/- age 8- 10



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


Understanding the Coronavirus- for Children:

If you are having difficulty explaining about the Coronavirus to your child/children this is an excellent document which should help- see below!. Please also go to our 'Well being' page which can be found under 'Key Information', as there are lots of support materials there as well.

Children's Guide to the Coronavirus

Coronavirus- A Book for Children


Links to key websites for St Ignatius pupils to access:

Link to LGfL: https://www.lgfl.net/

Link to activelearn:  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Link to Sumdog: https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in



Sing along with Ms Crome- Song for Years 1-3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOtt6LaJqvU  - New song this week- 'Sing!'


Sing along with Ms Crome- Years 4-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHXL4wl4Yu0  - New song this week- 'Big Yellow Taxi'


Signs of Spring Activity:

Signs of Spring Activity


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 - Week Beginning 1st June


Daily Phonics lessons from Letters and Sounds- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw


Daily Writing videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_odjZ7bN8F65VKih3RE0MQIQ_ObkisUU


There are daily lessons with the Oak Academyhttps://www.thenational.academy/



History at home- Ben Shires from CBBC has linked up with English Heritage- have a look at this YouTube Page!





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 www.twinkl.co.uk/offer 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 Breakshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYtXFG-4yauEHXfe7PUIQRg?view_as=public


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: https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

First News Quiz- 8th May Edition


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


Plus see NASA Tours @ https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours


Virtual Tours:

Zoo's and Animals:

Chester Zoo - https://www.youtube.com/c/chesterzoo/live​​​ 

Houston Zoo - https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/

Georgia Aquarium - https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/indo-pacific-barrier-reef/


Famous Buildings and Landmarks:


Buckingham Palace- https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/step-inside-the-exhibition-in-the-buckingham-palace-state-rooms/mwIiCOcgzC0dIQ?hl=en


Art Galleries:
US Air force Museum - http://www.nmusafvirtualtour.com/



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: http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/


http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/- A great website to support learning about the Great Fire of London


Geography: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/


Art: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

General: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

https://www.brainpop.com/ (subscribe for free access)




Watch this daily @ https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround


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- https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

The Kids Should See This! https://thekidshouldseethis.com/

Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com/

Oxford Owl- Reading - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Nature Detectives- https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

Fact Finding- https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

Cbeebies Radio- https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Scratch- Computer Programming- https://scratch.mit.edu/

Learn a Language! https://www.duolingo.com/


https://www.theschoolrun.com/  - 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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