All children at Westwood Academy have access to Purple Mash. Your child’s teacher will set work on here. Check the alert button on your child’s home page for work that has been set. Otherwise, there are 1000s of fun resources for your child to explore on here, for all curriculum areas.
All children now have access to MyOn which is an online library, containing thousands of books, quizzes and book reviews. Children should have their logins for this in their yellow reading records.
Follow the link here- https://www.myon.co.uk/login/index.html
Watch and Learn
Letters and Sounds
The Department for Education have released some great, easy to follow phonics lessons that will support the teaching of phonics at home. They are a fun way to learn and revisit different sound families.
Mr Thorne and Geraldine the Giraffe
The children love watching Geraldine the Giraffe and Mr Thorne’s Phonics. You can use the ‘YouTube Kids’ app to make sure your children aren’t exposed to inappropriate advertisements.
An excellent BBC resource for your child to watch. Available on iPlayer.
Teach Your Monster to Read
A fabulous Phonics game! Children can progress through levels suited to their Phonics Phase. Free to use on a laptop or computer, but apps also available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle tablets.
These websites are excellent for playing phonics games with your child:
Numberblocks is another excellent BBC resource available on iPlayer. Watch here:
Oldham Music Development have put together a resource for children in Reception to access from home also. Please see the password underneath to log in to the reception area of The Music Service Website;