ID-10036086FREE Educational Websites

Educational websites have become an increasingly popular resource for parents looking to help support childrens learning at home. Websites are available for a wide range of ages and abilities, making it easier to gain extra practice in areas of difficulty outside of the classroom. Children can also keep engaged in learning during school holidays. With so many websites out there it can be difficult to decide which one to choose. Sian Goodspeed from Flying Start Tuition gives her recommendations here:

MATHS:

Arcademic Skill Builders – Graded through levels 1-6, Grade 6 being equivalent to KS2 difficulty. Wide range of single and multi-player games, searchable by topic and difficulty level.

Tutpup – Children race against an opponent to answer multiplication, division, subtraction, addition and algebra questions. They can focus on one key skill or attempt a mix of all these question types, choosing from 8 difficulty levels where Level 7 and 8 questions are of KS2-KS3 difficulty.

Woodlands Junior School – KS1 – KS2: Games organised into four core skill sets and subdivided by topic. Variety of games for each topic so children remain engaged even with frequent practice.

Crickweb – KS1 – KS2: Games and interactive resources organised by Key Stage and topic. Includes links to other free resources available online.

Free Rice – KS1 – KS3: Multiplication and basic maths. For every correct answer, ten grains of rice are donated through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.

Hit the Button – KS1 – KS2: Number bonds, multiplication and division. Practice speedy recall of key number facts.

Maths Zone – KS1 – KS2: Variety of maths games divided by topic. Also with interactive learning resources, including some teaching methods for mental and written calculation.

Super Maths World – KS1 – KS2: Algebra, data, number and shape work based around ‘math battles’ with fun characters. Different levels and activities for ages 5+, 11+ and 16+.

Online Math Learning – KS2 – KS3: Directory of games available free online for practising algebra. Includes single and multiplayer games for friends and siblings to learn together.

IXL – KS1 – KS3: Maths organised by topic for each year group. Questions increase in difficulty as the user progresses through each question set.

ENGLISH:

We Love Reading 4 Kids – Full of useful book reviews, organised by year group and searchable by author, title or category. Great website for inspiring children to try a different author or genre. Free downloadable extracts are a handy feature which could also be used for practising comprehension skills with your child.

Woodlands Junior School – KS1 – KS2: Games organised into four core skill sets and subdivided by topic. Variety of games for each topic so children remain engaged even with frequent practice.

Crickweb – KS1 – KS2: Games and interactive resources organised by Key Stage and topic. Includes links to other free resources available online.

Free Rice – KS1 – KS3: Vocabulary and grammar. Targeted practice of synonyms. For every correct answer, ten grains of rice are donated through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.

Space Hangman (on the home page) – KS1 – KS3: 15 difficulty levels. Children can practise key vocabulary and spelling skills through playing Hangman.

Tutpup – KS1 – KS3: Vocabulary and spelling skills. Children race against an opponent to correctly spell the words they hear.

BBC Bitesize English – KS2: Split into three sections: ‘Reading’, ‘Writing’, ‘Spelling and Grammar’. Each topic within these sections has an introductory game, interactive lesson and final quick test for thorough and entertaining learning.

Off by Heart – KS1 – KS2: English worksheets to print and practise, plus a directory of free online games designed to test English skills including reading, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension. Browse by year group and topic.

English Media Lab – KS1 – KS2: 10 interactive Cloze procedure exercises, sorted by ‘Easy’ and ‘Medium’ level. Children select the word they think best fits in the gap. The same site also has many games and activities for vocabulary and grammar practice.

Word Scramble – KS1 – KS2: Unscramble jumbled words. Useful practice for anagram-style verbal reasoning questions.

NON-VERBAL REASONING:

Chukra – KS2 – KS3: Games to help improve children’s abilities in spatial visualisation – a crucial skill for non-verbal reasoning.

Online Non-Verbal Reasoning Test – KS2 – KS3: Children can test their abilities with a multiple-choice format non-verbal reasoning test, covering five common question types.

Aptitude Questions and Answers – KS2 – KS3: Ten non-verbal reasoning tests in multiple-choice format. These are challenging questions but solutions are given! Online countdown timer.

Non-Verbal Reasoning Exam – KS1: Simple non-verbal reasoning exam. Suitable as introduction to ‘Odd One Out’ style questions or as non-verbal reasoning practice for younger students.

Primary Leap – KS1 – KS2: Free printable worksheets. Search by year group.

Learning to Learn – KS1 – KS3: Directory of free online games to improve non-verbal reasoning ability and refine supportive skills including visual spatial skills and visual processing. The ‘Samorost’ games in particular are sure to grab children’s attention!

IPS Sample Non-Verbal Reasoning Test – Multiple choice format paper to be printed at home. Includes answers.

11 Plus for Parents – KS2: Full explanations of 8 different question types, with worked examples and printable worksheets which come complete with answers and explanations.

Illuminations – KS2 – KS3: Interactive tool which allows children to fold and unfold nets of 3D shapes. Useful for developing the skills needed for cubes and nets style non-verbal reasoning questions.

 

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Dates: April 7th-10th & April 14th-17th
Enrol your child on an Easter holiday course and give them a flying start to the summer term!
Suitable for children in years 4-6; courses in English, maths and non-verbal reasoning.

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