Useful websites

Below are some useful websites that you could explore when you are at home.

A GREAT PLACE TO START

Woodlands Junior School has loads of fun games to play on, but beware it is a little bit messy! Click here to visit the site.

Don’t forget that BBC Bitesize is also a great place to visit if you are starting a new topic!

Infants – Click here to visit the site.

Juniors – Click here to visit the site.

If you enjoy exploring the internet click here to find a list of safe websites for you to use.

If it’s games you’re in to, click here to play some safe games online at Friv for Schools.

ICT

Computer Science (programming) is going to play a big part in our ICT lessons this year. We will be using 2 programs in class and they are both free to download so you can play with them at home as well!

Computer Programming

The main program we will be using is called Scratch and can be downloaded from here.

We will also be looking at a program called Kodu which can be downloaded from here.

Image Manipulation

When editing images we use a free alternative to Photoshop called Paint.net. It can be downloaded from here.

Another good alternative is Gimp. It offers more tools than Paint.net but is therefore more complicated. It can be downloaded from here.

An excellent online alternative can also be found here.

E-Safety

It is very important that you stay safe when online. CEOP’s Think You Know website will give you some great tips on how to do this. To visit the site click here.

We have been exploring how anything we put up online can be changed. In order to demonstrate this we used a nifty piece of software called X-ray goggles which allows you to change any website within your browser. For more information click here.

Typing

The BBC offers a set of online games entitled Dance Mat Typing which are designed to help you child become quicker when using the keyboard. To visit the site click here.

MATHS

Mathletics – To access the site please click here.

Suffolk Maths have provided a range of maths activities to help to get your children thinking. Please click here to find out more.

Dara O Briain’s Homework Puzzles – Click here.

LITERACY

Useful Links

Online learning platforms for English – Children all have user names and passwords for each site.

https://www.spag.com/

http://uk.mathletics.com/ – access to spellodrome through the same website

http://readingeggs.co.uk/ – includes Reading Eggspress

http://www.lexialearning.com/

https://www.pobble.com/

 

Web Links to Support Writing

Pobble is used across the school to showcase the childrens’ writing, inspiring even the most reluctant of authors! Using the link below (click on the image), you can explore and enjoy pieces of writing from a wide variety of genres and even comment on them!

 Pobble background

http://blog.pobble.com/picture-of-the-day-to-pobble-365/

http://pobble365.com/watery-world/

Web Links to Support Reading

http://www.starfall.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey/weblinks.shtml

USEFUL WEBSITES FOR PARENTS

CEOP are a government organisation that work with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children when they are online. To find out more please visit the website by clicking here.

The Money Advice Service offers free, impartial advice on how to best manage your money. To find out more please visit the website by clicking here.

CAMHS are specialist NHS children and young people’s mental health services. If you think your child might need more help than friends, family, school and GPs can give, you can read more about CAMHS here or visit NHS Choices – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and search for services in your area.

DfE School Performance Tables – find out more please visit the website by clicking here.

Female Genital Mutilation: The Facts – to find out more please click here.

Child Sexual Exploitation – to find out more please click here.