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homework & home learning resources


Homework is set via Google Classroom. The tasks are discussed in class and the instructions, resources and deadlines are posted online so pupil and parent can be certain of the requirements. Homework is increased in KS3, however, in KS2 it is expected that each child will receive weekly Maths and English in addition to Reading and Spelling tasks. Other subjects will set homework occasionally. 

For more information on how to use Google Classroom please see our guide below

Parents Guide to Google Classroom

Home Resources

Links for the software that students use on a regular basis can be found here https://connect.woodlandacademy.co.uk

We are also pushing the use of Google Classroom for students to access resources. For help on how to login to Google Classroom and join a class please click here.

However we have also added some additional resources below that might be useful during time spent at home. Please take a look below at some of the links and sites we have collated for you all.

The Government has launched its own online academy https://www.thenational.academy

Click the links below the section you want to visit 

Free Audio/eBooks ePlatform

Virtual Tours of Museums, Parks and more

Resources for the Mind and Body

Resources for English

Resources for Maths

Resources for Computing

Geography Resources 

Special Educational Needs

Even more useful links 

Virtual Tours of Museums, Parks and more.

The British Museum - over 5,000 objects to view online. The museum and Google have teamed up bring an interactive experience through time, continnents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history. 

Tate Britain Gallery - view this collection of art work and take a Google Street View tour of some of the galleries.  

Van Gogh Museum - with multiple street views across many of its floors this is the ultimate collection of Van Gogh work. High resolution photos allow you to view the art using Google Street View. 

US National Parks - walk in the steps of a ranger through the National Parks of the U.S.A and learn about the hidden worlds of the National Parks. 

The Guggenheim Museum - the Guggenheim is known for its collection of contemporary art, as well as for its unique architecture, and the experience of roaming the signature curved building is still captured by the Google Street View digital tour.

Science Museum Group - Explore over 325,000 objects and archives from the Science Museum, Science and Industry Museum, National Science and Media Museum, National Railway Museum and Locomotion.

The Story Museum - The Story Museum highlights the human need for stories and celebrates the many ways that people can benefit from them.

Home Learning Routine

Resources for the Mind and Body

Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence - and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!

KidsListen - Short stories that help children calm down and relax by guiding them through visualisation and breathing exercises. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation.

TheBodyCoach - 5 Minute Fitness workouts for kids by Joe Wicks the Body Coach where all the family can get involved stay fit without any need for a gym or equipment. 

Headspace - Meditation and mindfulness app, lots of free resources during the current global crisis. 

YoungMinds - A website for mental health matters, worrying or feeling angry check this site out

Mindfullness Challenge -  #positivemind 30 day mindfullness challenge 

Breathing Exercises - breathing exercises for kids

How to sleep well - a checklist for sleeping well 

Charlie Waller Trust - Our vision is of a world where people understand and talk openly about depression, where young people know how to maintain wellbeing, and where the most appropriate treatment is available to everyone who needs it.

 Fitter Future - Fitter Future is an online fitness platform for primary school children. We put children's fitness and enjoyment at the heart of everything we do.

Resources for English language, reading, writing, stories and more

Radio Blogging - an innovative project combining education radio and blogging to enhance and support continuous learning provision at this critical time.

7 Tips to support Reading at home

Helping Home Learning - Reading with TRUST

Helping home learning - Talk with TRUST

Oxford Owl - We are making even more eBooks available here, for the duration of UK school closures, so that your child has more to read. If you'd like to learn more about how to support your child's reading, visit our Reading pages.

MyON - Schools may be closing, but reading doesn’t have to stop. To help support teachers, students and parents to 'Keep the UK and Ireland reading', we are offering access to thousands of enhanced digital books through myON and articles from myON News.

The Punctuation Show - Raising attainment through entertainment: we provide roadshows and performances that really stick in learners' minds

BBC Bitesize KS2 English - Grammar, punctuation and spelling

First News - First News is a weekly newspaper aimed at 7 to 14-year-olds that aims to get kids talking about the news in an easy to understand and non-threatening way.

Skulduggery Pleasant - One formidable teenage girl, one well-dressed skeleton detective and a cast of magical characters both good and evil come together in Derek Landy’s Skulduggery Pleasant series.

Myths and Legends - You will know some of these stories from myths and legends, but here, for the first time, they are told in the form of children's bedtime story poems.

Central Bedfordshire Libraries - Anyone can sign up remotely to be an online member of Central Bedfordshire Libraries. Library members can download the RBDigital app, then use their library number to download ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. There is a good selection of audiobooks and ebooks which can be selected by audience – children/young adult/adult.

Teach your monsters to read - The groundbreaking game that makes learning to read fun

Starfall - opened in September 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read.

Audible - Free stories for kids of all ages. Audible Stories is a free website where kids of all ages can listen to hundreds of Audible audio titles across six different languages

Phonics Play - Free to use with username: march20 and password: home 

Books for Keeps - the childrens book magazine online 

Radio Blogging - daily shows with interactive activities to keep everyone busy and engaged, brought to you by Pie CorbettDeputy MitchellIan Rockey and Russell Prue, just listen and blog, it’s live, fun and interactive with new educational tasks each day for your students whether at home or in school.

Into Film - write a film review and win £20 amazon voucher

Resources for Maths

Times Tables Rockstars - In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

Maths 4 Everyone - This site has been designed to help with primary and secondary school maths. 

Top Marks Topmarks gives children the opportunity to learn online, through safe, fun and engaging games and activities.

My Mini Maths - KS2 Learning resources. 33 Weeks of Home Learning packs now avaliable for EASY & FREE access at home.

eMaths - Emaths has been providing free resources for mathematics teachers and students since 2004.

The Maths Factor - We will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens' continued learning at home

BItesize KS2 Maths

Bitesize KS3 Maths

Bitesize GCSE Maths

Resources for Computing

Google Interland - Interland is a free, web-based game that makes learning the ways of the web a fun, engaging and hands-on experience. Kids are invited to play their way to Internet Awesome and become fearless explorers of the online world in a quest to deny hackers, sink phishers, one-up cyberbullies and outsmart oversharers.

Code Academy - Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.

Hour of Code - A selection of tutorials designed to teach pupils about coding

Scratch - Learn how to code using Scratch. Find lots of activity guides here

Telenor - Digiworld is a curriculum designed to help children, aged between 5 and 16, to develop the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the online world in a safer and more enjoyable way.
MicroBit Lots of activities to try using a Micro:Bit. For a lot of the projects you can use the virtual on screen Micro:Bit, you don’t need to own an actual Micro:Bit.

Raspberry Pi - The Raspberry Pi website hosts multiple projects for pupils to try. Most of which you don’t need a Raspberry Pi for.

Thunkable - Thunkable: Teaches computer science concepts using block based programming.

Parent Info Fake News - Train your kids to spot fake news

Geography Resources

BBC Bitesize Geography KS2 Resources from the BBC tailored for children up to age 11.  A variety of topics and skills are made available.

BBC Bitesize Geography KS3 - Resources from the BBC tailored for children up to age 14.  A variety of topics and skills are made available.

Kids World Travel Guide - Kids World Travel Guide provides comprehensive and easy-to-read country facts and insights about famous landmarks, people and cultures, animals and attractions. The guide is used extensively in schools and education centres around the world. 

World Atlas - Since 1994, WorldAtlas having been providing the best geography content online, that is both factually accurate and engaging. You can still have a look through original database of maps on the site, supported with fascinating charts, lists, graphs and tables that cover demography, economics, travel and much more!

All about Iceland (not the shop) - An awesome company recommended based on their expertise in wonderful adventure holidays. The Artic Family offers exciting experiences across Iceland, to give you a real taste for world geography beyond your run-of-the-mill holiday destinations.

Art and Design

Mrs M Drawing a Day - daily drawning challenges with kids with a teacher on Instagram. 

Woodland Art Gallery - our students are submitting their art work to the Woodland Gallery 

Special Educational Needs

Home Learning Pack - Early Years

Home Learning Pack - Year 1

Home Learning Pack - Year 2

Home Learning Pack - Year 3

Blank & Example Timetables

Anxiety Technique - staying calm 

Stay at home superheroes story - Part 1 and Part 2

Control - things you cannot control

Social Story - social story from Austism Bedfordshire 

Plazoom - Timetables for working with children at home

Even more useful links

Twinkl - Our educational activities and worksheets cover the whole primary curriculum. (PARENT CODE: PARENTSTWINKLHELPS)

Oxford Owl - Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press.

Seesaw Meaningful learning can happen anywhere. We're here to help with resources to support effective remote learning experiences for students, teachers, and families.

Teachers Pet - Home to thousands of unique and creative resources.

Primary Homework Help - Hundreds of pages of easy to read information and facts on many homework topics including tudorsvictoriansromansrivers and mountains.

ABCYA - Educational games for grades PreK through 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun

Switch Zoo - At Switch Zoo you can make new animals, play animal games, build a biome, learn about animals, and hear animal music.

Highlight Kids - The place for children of all ages to play games and discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, and fun crafts and recipes from Highlights.

Nat Geo Kids - Do you love exploring, learning and discovering new and exciting things? Then our Kids Club is for kids like you!

Educational Alexa - This document contains some fun ideas you can have with Amaozn Alexa. 

Lego Challenge - 30 day lego challenge 

100 indoor activities - activities for kids