Fox Learning Zone is a section within our school website that is dedicated to supporting home learning. It provides links to a large number of other websites containing free, interactive learning materials. The sites chosen have been very carefully selected to ensure that children will enjoy them and learn as much as possible. The content of the site has been divided into five sections. Please click a link to expand.
Click here to access Linguascope.com – a language learning website that Fox is subscribed to for Y5 and Y6.
A series of interactive learning activities from the Ladybird Book Publishing Company. Parents will need to play these games with children as there are written instructions to follow. The use of pictures assists children to discriminate visually (good for early reading skills)
In this resource pack, pupils listen to and sing along with some popular nursery rhymes – Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, The Grand Old Duke of York and Baa, Baa Black Sheep. They then complete activities based on the characters and events of the nursery rhymes they have heard.
A learning to read website. Short sentences are made using very simple words. There are good quality games and animated stories which children can interact with. The children can click on words to see what they say. Excellent for learning the sounds that different letters make.
A learning to read website. Four activities for young children based round the character Bo Bear. Children have to dress Bo Bear by identifying appropriate clothing. The narration helps children with their decisions.
Look at how all the letters of the alphabet are formed. Children can listen to their names and the sounds they make. Each letter is illustrated with a picture which begins with the sound. Good for learning to read and learning how to form letters correctly.
Choose a letter for your child to find. Now place all of the bears wearing that letter on the picnic cloth.Then match a drink with a capital letter to the bear or bears wearing the same letter in lower case.
Colourful interactive games from the BBC on the Bobinogs website. Ideal for nursery and reception aged children. A large number of topics are covered which help to develop children’s knowledge and understanding of the world.
One of the best early learning sites we know. Delightful, animated illustrations. There are excellent interactive educational games based around the well-loved character Spot. A must for children from 3 to 5 years of age.
A programme to help children learn their spellings. After children have entered the spellings they wish to learn flash cards are created.Subsequently these are shown to the children. After a view they are covered and children have to type out the spelling and check to see if it is correct.
The best possible way to practise multiplication tables. Children have to either find the answer to a multiplication question or use the answer to find the question. The site is also useful for ‘quick fire’ number bonds work and deriving division facts.
An activity to assist the development of understanding about rotation, reflection and translation. Children can also extend their understanding of coordinates. The game can be played at a range of levels.
A very exciting site designed by Cambridge University. Children are given important missions and are taught concepts through exciting stories. They are also given activities to do. The site is particularly good for learning about light, sound and forces
A superb site for children on the human body. Click on the parts of the body to find out about topics such as the senses, bones, digestion, lungs, heart and kidneys, to name but a few. Well worth delving into!
Please click here to download a list of free iPad apps that we use in school You are our best researchers: we welcome you to add your suggestions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org [some apps may have changed from free to paid since we downloaded them]
If your child continues to find the level of challenge of the activities too hard, you may wish to try sites for younger aged pupils. Conversely, if your child keeps finding the activities too easy, you may wish to try activities for an older age range. Some sites have links to other related sites that you and your child may wish to explore. Some sites require the user to download Macromedia Flash Player, a simple piece of software which will take a couple of minutes to obtain. If you do not currently have this software simple instructions will be provided on how to obtain it from the first host site that requires it.