Helping your Child at Home

Reading at Home

Useful Websites

We’ve collected some really good websites that could be used at home. Some sites will help with some of the work done in class and some will help with Online Safety.


Looking to practice what you have been doing in class? Try these websites:

BBC Schools – playing games whilst everyone thinks you’re learning, what could be better?

KS1 BBC Bitesize – BBC Bitesize has some excellent games to support learning

KS2 BBC Bitesize – BBC Bitesize has some excellent games to support learning

British Council Learn English – Helping children to learn English

CBEEBIES – Loads of fun for our very youngest children.

ICT Games – Maths and Literacy tools and games for all ages.

Math Playground – use your maths knowledge to play some great games

Oxford Owl – reading activities for ages 3-11 and maths activities for ages 3-7. There is online access to 250 free eBooks.

Phonics Play – Helping our younger children use sounds to read.

Top Marks – You will find some super Maths and Literacy games to help practice skills taught in class.

Primary Homework Help – some brilliant links for lots of different subjects and topics.

Spelling Frame

Spelling Shed


Online Safety

Links for Children

There are lots of great things to do on the Internet from playing games, looking for something for school, listening to music, watching video clips or just looking for cool stuff. You also need to know how to stay safe online and what to do if you come across something you don’t like.

Think U Know for 5 to 7 year olds – 5, 6 or 7? This website has been set up just for you, to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.

Think U Know for 8 to 10 year olds – showing you what’s good on the Internet. Have a look at what’s not and shows you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.

Childnet – gives advice on how to stay safe on the Internet, whatever you are doing including searching for information, playing games, listening to music and entering competitions.

CBBC Stay Safe: Advice on Internet Safety – includes interactive clips from Tracy Beaker, a Newsround Special and Dongle’s Guide to be SMART.

Links for parents and carers

Using the internet can make learning fun, fast and easy. Whether researching a school project, chatting with frends or playing a game, you can help your child surf safely and feel confident about learning online. The following sites offer help to keeping you and your child safe online:

BBC Webwise online safety course – this site gives advice on not only keeping your child safe, but also gives tips on what adults should be doing for themselves too.

Think U Know – Parents and Carers – produced by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Their site offers really good advice on keeping your child safe online.

UK Council for Child Internet Safety– offering advice on Cyberbullying, Social Netwroking, downloading files and online gaming as well as general advice on keeping your child safe online.