St James' CE Primary School

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  • love
  • hope
  • peace
  • joy
  • forgiveness
  • compassion
  • honesty
  • patience
  • perseverance
  • koinonia

Useful Activities & Games for children

On this page, we will upload links and ideas for activities which may be useful when school is closed. Please note that not all links have been thoroughly quality assured and checked, so you must check any site before allowing your child to access.

6th July - Keeping the Beat latest issue (Music)

5th June Keeping the Beat Issue 4 (Music)


Link to free ebook library from Oxford University Press - this will be very useful while we're not able to use our usual reading books.

11th May Parent Advice Sheet - COVID

Keeping the Beat Issue 3 (Music)

Link to YouTube Daily Singing lessons


Link to DfE advice to parents and carers


DfE list of online resources to help children learn at home


National Oak Academy - online classrooms & lessons


Daily Lessons from BBC Bitesize


White Rose Maths lessons online


Link to a full project called Journey to Space, suitable for Y4,5,6


You are Awesome project, 8 lessons for Y 5 & 6 focused on development of Growth Mindset


Keeping the Beat - interactive music website - lots of really great music lessons/activities set up by Music for Bedford Borough teachers



26.3.2020 An updated list of links and activities.

This is a whole Space themed pack of learning, from Picture News. Please click on the links to an assembly type activity, newspaper, news at home, poster, resource, resource1, resource2

Useful website links for parents:

Ideas for home schooling for KS2 children, set up by an experienced teacher:

History Home Learning packs written by an experienced history teacher:

White Rose Maths free resources to support maths at home:

Recommended by a parent:

Recommended by a parent: Amazon audible books for children:

See the big list below which has been collated by Eleanor Holton, one of our mums - thanks so much Eleanor!

Please check with a grown up before you use any of these resources for the first time. Remember to be safe online, and tell a grown up if you're worried about anything you see when on the internet. You can also report any worries to CEOP.




Woodlands School has loads of interactive games and activities on its website.








       Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers. The games which are against the clock challenge and develop a child's mental maths skills.

Designed for 6 to 11 years olds, the activities can be matched to appropriate mathematical ability. Regular use of Hit the Button can help children to sharpen their recall of vital number facts in a fun way and learning multiplication tables need not be boring.


Practice Times Tables here - useful activities to learn and practice spelling rules





Eleanor's list: (please note we haven't checked these out, so just be careful!)

General learning/resources:




- Crash Course Kids

- Free School

- Geography Focus

- TheBrainScoop

- Kids Learning Tube








- Science Channel

- SciShow Kids

- National  Geographic Kids

- SciShow

- Geeek Gurl Diaries

- Mike Likes Science

- Science Max





Joe Wicks live ‘PE with Joe’ 9am, every Monday – Friday

Daily Mile… Jog/run around garden/down street for 15 minutes every day