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
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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