So here we are getting ready to have our children home for who knows how long. I am definitely going to take this time to have the extra cwtches, fun, play games etc. I know we will have to carry out some form of education every day to semi keep a routine for them and also to give me some sanity and breathing time.
So far I have found so many lovely resources I will split them in to standard foundation phase resources and also Welsh medium resources as my two are in Welsh medium education. A lot of the links / sites listed also have resources for all phases too it’s worth scrolling through the sites if you have older children.
Welsh medium education –
Reading / story time
Every day we will be having some form of story time and the children will be doing some independent reading too. I previously wrote this post about reading books for Welsh medium children – there are loads of lovely books that can be ordered on Amazon and also links to apps/sites etc to help you read with your children. There are also some amazing free Welsh audio books here.
Welsh medium resources sites / apps – I have linked to the foundation phase but a lot of the sites have a selection of resources for most ages/phases.
Twinkl This site is amazing loads of free Welsh and Englsh resouces – they are also offering a free membeship to the full site for a month with this code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS if you go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer you can enter the code there.
Hwb For all ages you can click on the phase you want and scroll through. Loads of resources / videos here to download and use on various topics. The resources are so vast and varied – such a good place to see all of the sites / apps in one place.
Cyw Teaching activities and games to play.
Folk dancing activity time with Dawnsio Gwerin Videos to follow and teach the children some folk dances.
BBC Bitesize The Welsh section – loads of good activities and videos for the foundation phase.
Science – NFU CYMRU Some amazing Welsh STEM resources here
Reasoning activities Interactive reasoning activities for the foundation phase
Welsh language charter Seren and Sbarc PDF activities to download
Welsh Water Resources about the water cycle (Science)
Welsh apps to download – just type in the below apps in to your search bar in app store
Foundation phase general resources – I have linked to the foundation phase but a lot of the sites have a selection of resources for most ages/phases.
Such a lovely website and they are offering free access during this time for one month maybe longer so you can access it all for free.
RAF Downloadable workbook all about the RAF incorporating comprehension, maths and science
Numeracy from Techniquest Downloadable booklet with activities for numeracy
Orchard games Free downloadable worksheets and games
Schoolasitc Free home learning packs all topics
TTS Downloadable home learning packs – these are amazing
COSMIC YOGA Such a fab YouTube channel for some chilled out yoga time
Teachers pet A variety of learning resources for all ages
PE with Joe Wicks Joe wicks will be running remote PE lessons over at his YouTube channel
Apple for the teacher A variety of learning resources for all ages
Virtual zoos 13 sites that offer visits to virtual zoos
Educational Netflix This site lists 30 educational Netflix shows
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
I will be adding to this post daily as and when I see new and useful resources. Please keep checking, stay safe and have fun!