Willoughton Primary School

01427 668381


Northfield Lane, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 5RT


Minecraft has released a series of free educational sessions that parents can download to help children learn at home. Minecraft Marketplace, which features items and add-ons that people can use in the popular block-building game, has a new Education section. The educational content lets players explore the International Space Station, through a partnership with NASA, as well as learn to code with a robot, visit Washington DC landmarks, find and build 3D fractals, learn what it’s like to be a marine biologist and more. This is launching for free download today and will be available through June 30, 2020.


 Sites to access learning whilst at home



Home Learning Links


https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - free phonics activities

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ - free on desktop (free to download app for a limited time)

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/category/year-1/year-1-phonics/ - phase 4 and phase 5 phonic activities

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=43 – a variety of ipad/computer friendly activities for maths and literacy

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-1 - literacy and maths activities (there is a subscription cost to this)

https://www.abcya.com/grades/1 - maths and literacy games (can be used on on ipads or computers)


https://play.prodigygame.com/ - Prodigy maths game

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Times Tables Rock Stars

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/2014-curriculum-maths-resources/ks1-maths-resources/ks1-maths-resources-year-1 - a wide variety of printable resources for maths, literacy and phonics (4 weeks free)

 https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/#maths-5-7 - resources and activities.

http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/MathSphereSampleWorksheets.htm - printable maths worksheets, free resources, fun and games.

https://coolsciencelab.com/math_magician_addition.html - mental maths addition and subtraction (beat the clock)


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p - bbc bitesize offers a wide range of educational videos about a range of topics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE - Learn the continents song (it’s super catchy – sorry)

https://www.youtubekids.com/?hl=en-GB – you tube for children – parents can set children up on an account and subscribe to various things such as counting in 2s/5s/10s song, big numbers song (kids tv), number blocks, alpha blocks