Home Learning During Lockdown 2020


May Half Term (Saturday 23rd May - Sunday 31st May)

We have added fun activities below for pupils to access during the half term holiday whilst we reactivate our seesaw codes. We have arranged them in Year Group Lists to help you find some age appropriate work but children can have-a-go at any of these activities with parent support!

Further down the page are a variety of other ideas you can do at home! Stay safe!

The AJS Team

Year 3

BBC Bitesize Lessons - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1

Worries - https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

Maths Hit The Button Game - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Maths Problem Solving - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving

Reading with Bug Club - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Book based activities - https://literacycounts.co.uk/parents/storytime-counts/

Book Based Activities - https://literacycounts.co.uk/free-home-learning/

David Walliams - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Grammar Songs: https://www.theteachertrain.com/mc-grammar

Learning a new language - https://www.duolingo.com/

Touch Typing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

ALL Topics - https://www.purplemash.com/sch/airedalejunior

Year 4

Daily Lessons from BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Maths Hit The Button Game - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Maths Guardians Game - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd2f7nb/articles/zn2y7nb

Maths Problems Solvng - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving

Reading With Bug Club - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Literacy Zone Family Ideas - https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

SPAG Games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Grammar Songs - https://www.theteachertrain.com/mc-grammar

Learn a new language - https://www.duolingo.com/

Learning through movies & games - https://www.brainpop.com/

Learn Touch Typing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

All topics - https://www.purplemash.com/sch/airedalejunior

Geography Games - https://world-geography-games.com/

Year 5

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-lessons/1

Audio Books - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1--ks2-aesops-fables-index/z73s6v4

Audio Books - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/audio-stories-relationships/zvm67nb

Reading with Bug Club - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Meet the Authors - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-meet-the-authors/z7s78xs

Grammar Songs - https://www.theteachertrain.com/mc-grammar

Maths Games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

ALL Topics - https://www.purplemash.com/sch/airedalejunior

Computing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/computing-ks1--ks2-cracking-the-code/z7ntgw

Teach Yourself Touch Typing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

SCIENCE - Space Topic - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks2-neil-armstrong/zr9tjhv

SCIENCE - Space Topic - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/world-space-week-primary-and-secondary-resources/zjvxbdm

SCIENCE - Space Topic - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-science-the-solar-system-from-the-tardis/zkr

Half Term Space Project

Year 6

Maths Games - https://www.echalk.co.uk/Maths/PrimaryNationalStrategy_Yr6/DfES-MathsActivitiesforyear6/index.html

Subtraction Grids - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/subtraction-grids

Rounding - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding

Multiples & Factors - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/multiples-and-factors

Place Value - http://www.math-play.com/Place-Value-Millionaire/place-value-millionaire-game_html5.html

Hit The Button - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Harry Potter Reading - https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived

SPAG Game - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbkf4j/articles/zbm8scw

Antonyms - https://www.english-guide.org/node/3463

Grammar Songs - https://www.theteachertrain.com/mc-grammar

Science Galapagos Islands - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3fycdm/articles/zk9cxyc

Science Habitats- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6bqkmn/articles/zj7s6v4

Science Adaption & Evolution - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhhvcw

Science Circulatory System - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwdr6yc

Topic Rivers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/z7w8pg8

Topic Maps - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/zdk46v4

Topic Time Zones - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/zjk46v4

Topic Being a historian - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb

Topic Egypt - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb


Further Activities

The aim of the links below are to help parents who wish to do further activites at home with their children.

We aim to add suitable new links and ideas as we find them. There is a range of ideas for a variety of subjects. In term-time teachers are providing work based on the main curriculum subjects via our home-school learning app so this list will include ideas from other areas. 

Please access and use any of the activities you wish to, or are able to use, in your own homes and gardens


Free Lockdown Lessons recommended by the UK Government

Click this link from the UK Government to free lockdown lessons for kids!


Team GB/Aldi Healthy Eating Fitness and growing healthy food

Click this link to go to the website packed with lots of advice and lessons for eating helthily, gorwing your own healthy foods and fitness from Team GB


Captain Tom Moore (28-04-20)

Find below a pciture news special article for children about Captain Tim Moore who has become a National Hero and a link to some activities for children linked to his achievements

Captain Tom Moor Picture News Article

Captain Tom Moore Activities


General Knowledge/Current Affairs

NEWS 4 KIDS: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround - updated by the site every day

Weekly newspaper for children (13-19th April 2020)

Weekly newspaper follow up activities (13-19th April 2020)

Current news topic for children to discuss at home (20-04-20)

Weekly newspaper for children (20-26th April 2020)

Weekly newspaper follow up activities (20-26th April 2020)

Weekly Newspaper for children (27th April - 3rd May)

Weekly newspaper followup activities (27th April - 3rd May)

Weekly Newspaper for children (4th May - 10th May)

Weekly newspaper follow up activities (4th May - 10th May)

VE Day News Resource (8th May 2020)

VE Day News Follow Up Activities (8th May 2020)

Weekly Newspaper for Children (11th-17th May)

Weekly Newspaper Follow Up Activity (11th-17th May)

Weekly Newspaper for Children (1st June - 6th June)

Weekly Newspaper Follow Up Activity (1st June - 6th June)

Why do we go to school? An activity  - https://connecting-classrooms.britishcouncil.org/resources/home-learning/quality-education

Corona Virus & Gender An Activity - https://connecting-classrooms.britishcouncil.org/resources/home-learning/coronavirus-gender



Mindfulness/Relaxation Activities

YOGA: https://www.youtube.com/CosmicKidsYoga - updated by the site regularly

MEDITATION: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8snGkhBF7njO0QvtE97AJFL3xZYQSGh5 - updated by the site regualrly

MINDFULNESS: https://skillswithfrills.com/ - updated regualrly by the site

100 DAYS of MINDFULNESS: https://youtu.be/19dG8yD1O38  - updated daily for 100 days starts 20-4-20


Kindness & Resiliiance

Red Cross Site Resource Link


Arts & Crafts

BIRTHDAY CARD FOR MAJOR TOM: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/people/send-captain-tom-moore-birthday-card-wakefield-woman-calls-people-send-100th-birthday-greetings-champion-nhs-fundraiser-2540748%3fam

30 Day Lego Challenge


British Values

20th -26th April - Rule of Law ideas to discuss at home

Which journeys should I make during lockdown? - discussion for children

01-05-20 - Individual Liberty - Ideas to discuss at home

11-05-20 - Democracy - Ideas to discuss at home

​​​​​​​01-06-20 - Individual Liberty


The Environment

Tackling Plastic pollution https://connecting-classrooms.britishcouncil.org/resources/home-learning/life-below-water

Other Resources

Link to download a homelearning ebook

Live lessons - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/primary-live-lessons/zmc9jhv

Lessons from Yorkshire Water - https://www.yorkshirewater.com/education/home-learning/