Useful Links

Useful Links

More learning links for KS2

Literacy Ideas

  • Authorfy - Requires you to create a free account and then click on the "Creative" button to access workshops.  Access to loads of authors talking about their work and masterclasses includes fun writing challenges, authors reading from their books, writing tips & advice and more.  Illustrators and authors being added all the time.  The current list includes.

- Michael Rosen
- Michael Morpurgo
- Emma Carroll
- Maz Evans
- Abi Elphinstone
- Ross MacKenzie
- Kiran Millwood Hargrave
- Lucy Strange
- M.G Leonard & Sam Sedgman
- Katherine Rundell & more


Scholastic books - have online books and videos with matching activities.

Numeracy ideas

  •  White Rose Maths which we use across the school have released a excellent home learning pack which we thoroughly recommend to parents.  It includes a video tutorial and then pdf which you you can work from, with an answer sheet to check children's work.



 Science ideas

First start by having a look at our live and pre-recorded lessons page.  There are lots of scientists worldwide who are offering daily live webcasts and experiments that you can view at home.

  • have an excellent home learning section which focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) related challenges which require minimal resources but really encourage children to develop their STEM skills.  
  • Dyson have developed an exciting set of challenges for children to try at home.  
  • Use BBC Bitesize to help with your homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.
  • Visit the learning pages of the science museum to extend your home learning.
  • Children's Museum Manchester has science information written in child friendly language and games to play.

  • National Geographic Kids - From the publisher of the magazine, this webpage has downloadable posters and lots of information.

  • Reach out reporter - Up to date Science news
  • Minecraft education have just released various free education worlds for pupils to explore including the international space station and inside the human eye.  Before you begin to use Minecraft, make sure you've read through this online safety guide.
  • The national science museum have an excellent set of learning pages.

Computing ideas

 Have a look at this document to access a range of different plugged and unplugged ideas to support your computational thinking at home.  

To access the barefoot lessons on crazy characters click here and logical number sequences click here.  

STOP PRESS: Barefoot have just introduced a really excellent home learning section with some great challenges that we'll be using at school over the next few weeks.  You can have a sneaky preview here.

Scratch Junior


With Scratch Jr an app download is necessary. Scratch Jr .  Click the icon to access ideas and tutorials.


Scratch online


Scratch online doesn’t require an app  but works better on a computer than on a tablet.  Click the icon to access ideas and tutorials.


An American based website with a selection of free ‘unplugged’ activities as well as levels that can be worked through steadily.