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George Street Primary School

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Learning and Activities At Home

Hello and Welcome


Below are a selection of interesting, fun and challenging activities for children and families alike to see and do.

We'd be interested to know what's working well for you.


Please be aware of e-safety and how to keep safe online.

Get Moving

Joe Wicks P.E.Start your day and keep fit with a half-hour P.E. workout from Joe Wicks, every Monday to Friday at 9am, live on YouTube.  Who can do the most squats?





Not an early bird?  Try a midday workout with Mr. Motivator.  Say Yeah!

Listen a Little

Comedian and children’s author David Walliams is releasing a free children’s audio book daily for the next 30 days. The audio book extracts will be released daily at 11am, and will be selected from his ‘World’s Worst Children’ book series. 
While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website- look under the heading ”Story Time Videos”.

Read a Little

Brilliant Brainz is a new monthly magazine for kids that inspires creativity, thinking and learning across a wide variety of subject areas including music, art, philosophy, science and more. Each issue is full of entertaining yet educational suggestions for activities to do at home which is presented in a fun and engaging way with a lack of adverts.
A free eBook collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. Help your young child learn to read, and love to read, with our range of over 100 free eBooks. Features the much-loved characters who have been helping children learn to read for over 30 years.
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

Watch a Little

The best child friendly short films and short animation that you can find online come and enjoy great cartoons, stop animation, and short films for kids.
Like books, painting and music, films and animated films help children develop their taste. Films Pour Enfant's short films keep children's attention and are particularly appropriate for young children since they have diverse messages and original visual universes.
Watch the best Family Friendly films on Short of the Week—review and discuss the new generation of innovative stories that are shaping the world.

Do Something Different

Join the National Theatre on YouTube every Thursday at 7pm UK time for some of the best British theatre, free to stream for a week. Starting from 2 April with the online premiere of One Man Two Guvnors featuring James Corden.
Reading Rocks Reviews is a 5 lesson English project in which students write, video and share their own vlog-style book reviews with the help of some well known authors including Michael Rosen.

Be delighted by the antics of sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of our jellies. With ten live webcams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

Learn how to write and sound out your name in Egyptian Hieroglyphs, just like a scribe in Ancient Egypt!  Make a Mummy case and other fun projects.
Do you want to make Films? Be a Director? Camera operator? CGI Animator? Hair & Makeup artist? Wardrobe? Set Builder? Script Writer? Reviewer?  Get IntoFilm with the British Film Institute.

Watch the International Space Station pass overhead from several thousand worldwide locations. It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up.

Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster!

Keep Learning at Home

Twinkl is offering parents of children in schools which are closed, or facing closure, free access to all Twinkl resources for a period of one month in the first instance and are committed to continuing to offer this help in the event of longer term closures. 


Parents and carers get specialised access to Twinkl by visiting and entering the code CVDTWINKLHELPS alongside an email and password.

Use BBC Bitesize to help with your homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.  In April Bitesize will be changing to bring you daily content that supports education and wellbeing. Stay on track with Bitesize.
Carol Vorderman is making The Maths Factor free for everyone to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. Unlock your child's maths confidence with Carol Vorderman's maths site for 4-11 year olds. Watch her maths videos, play games and practise.

What does it mean when we say we are in free-fall?

How do Newton’s Laws of Motion work on the International Space Station?

Come explore with the astronauts.

Learn a Skill

Kaffe Fassett is known worldwide for his celebration of colour and pattern, inspiring people across the world with his colourful work in fabric, knitting, needlepoint, patchwork, painting and mosaic.  What designs could you make? No wool, cloth or fabric?  Draw your own Kaffe inspired colourful designs on paper.
Book a free online cooking session.  Entertain with plenty of low-energy ideas, oodles of confidence, ways to find out more and a big network of other people cooking from scratch with kids!

Learn to Program

Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation. Learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.

With schools closed and tens of millions of students at home, is launching Code Break — a live, weekly interactive classroom where their team will teach your children at home while school is closed, and a weekly challenge to engage students of all abilities, even those without computers.

No computer at home?  There's an app for that.

Play educational worlds on your own, with your brother/sister, parents or friends. You can tour the International Space Station or even explore the inside of a human eye. All of these worlds are free to download through June 30, 2020 for Windows, Mac or iPad.

Important Information


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  • the school does not produce them or maintain/update them
  • the school cannot change them
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