Kyson Primary School

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Because of the measures in place to contain the Coronavirus outbreak, inevitably some families will need to self-isolate ahead of any possible school closure. In order to ensure that children can continue to access learning at home, this area of the website contains links to year group pages that detail a simple timetable of activities for children to complete.

This will be focused on revising and revisiting maths concepts that have already been taught, daily reading and writing activities and elements of the wider curriculum that can be completed at home. The majority of activities can be completed on paper, so as long as you can access the school website you will be able to take part in them. We will plan for children to spend about 2 hours of learning a day. If the school was told to close for a period of time, the timetable of activities will be updated weekly.

This will obviously be a difficult time for children who may want additional activities to keep them occupied. Please find below accompanying material about activities they may enjoy and links to websites with additional tasks and interactive games to support learning.

Link to Year Group Pages                           Non-Screen Activities

Here are some other websites and activities you might find useful for additional activities.  Some of these may be referenced in the plans from the class teachers.

Year group


Website and helpful instructions

Year 1 – 6

Spelling, Maths, News, Reading, Computing, Art, Other

Year 1 – 6 children have their own Log in details for wonde.  They can use it to access a variety of different activities and applications, some of which are explained in greater detail below.

Available on wonde




Select age group and then subject.



Most (particularly good for maths games)

Choose from the ‘Popular Subjects’ box with lilac border.

Some of these games/activities are marked as ‘tablet friendly’.  Each one has a suggested age range.


If you’re not sure what to look for, the following two games are a good place to start.

·  Daily 10 is easy to use.  You can change the level, area of maths and how long you have to answer the questions.  You will need paper and pencil to record your answers.

· (Year 1 and above) Covers Number bonds, Doubles, Halves, Times tables, Division Facts, Square Numbers


Year 1 Year 2



Phonics play is free during school closures.

Username: march20 Password: home

Then click on the correct Phase down the left hand side:

·         Reception = Phase 1, 2 and 3

·         Year 1 = Phase 2, 3, 4 and 5

·         Year 2 = Phase 4 and 5. 

Phonicsplay will soon be switching to a mobile friendly website: 

Year 2-6



- Coding

No Log in required.  Click on ‘Start Creating’.  Year 2-6 have used this in some form and can enjoy exploring it further.

Year R-1

Computing - Coding

If children in Reception and Year 1 want to try their hand at some simple coding, then Scratch Jr is available as a free app on most app stores.


Any go to New to Twinkl, add an email address and password and type in UKTWINKLHELPS in the offer code (This will give you free access to the resources for the duration of school closures).

Click on age group of your child along the top line, under the top blue banner.

EYFS (Nursery or Reception), KS1 (Years 1 and 2), KS2 (Years 3-6)

Then click on the area of learning/subject you’d like a resource for.

Or if you know the type of thing you are looking for, you can type it into the ‘Search’ bar at the top.

E.g. Addition to 20, Year 3 Reading Comprehension, Adding and subtracting decimals, Sorting materials.


Year group


Website and helpful instructions



Click on ‘Watch The episodes’. Choose the length, energy level or category you would like. 

These episodes can also be found on YouTube or the Cosmic Kids app if you prefer.



On YouTube search for ‘Joe Wicks Kids Workout’ where he has created a variety of different workouts for children. 



You can access free e-books at this website.  You are required to create a log-in, but there is no charge.

Year 3-6


Learn to type using either of the following, whichever you prefer.

Dance Mat Typing from BBC Bitesize 



Further Suggestions and Websites:

Jane Considine  @janeconsidine on twitter

During school closures in the UK Jane will be delivering daily English activities by video for pupils to complete at home.

This is an American based website but its recommendations, links and apps are all really great.

 Daily Live Lessons and Activities:

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman

11.00am - English with David Walliams

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)…/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel…/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)

 Non-daily events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests

9.30am Wednesday 25 March - Geography with Steve Backshall…/status/1242058846941712385