Learning Zone

Barnes Learning Zone is a section within our school website that is dedicated to supporting home learning. It provides links to just under 150 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. All sites used have been carefully vetted to ensure that the content is appropriate for children of different ages.safetycentre

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The current selection of websites was updated in 2010. We will always try to link the selection with the subjects that children in different classes are studying at school. If you, or your child, discover a really good site that is not on here, we would like to hear from you. Please e-mail the school and let us know the website address.

Some sites require the user to download Macromedia Flash Player, a simple piece of software which will take a couple fo 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.

Teaching staff will be using some of these sites in their lessons at school so that when children are using these activities at home they are familiar with them.

The content of the site has been divided into four sections:

Nursery and Reception
Years 1 & 2
Years 3 & 4
Years 5 & 6

 

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. The following table provides an overview of how many website activities are available in The Learning Zone:

Age group English Mathematics Science The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
Nursery & Reception 30
Years 1 & 2 12 10 10
Years 3 & 4 10 20 10
Years 5 & 6 6 20 12
Gifted pupils 2 1

 

Recommended mathematics website of the term: Rainforest maths
http://www.rainforestmaths.com/
Over 800 different activities to choose from
See some really interesting science movies covering a broad range of areas of primary science
http://www.primaryscience.ie/site/activities_activity_movies.php
Recommended English website of the term:  Look, Say, Cover, Type and Check
http://www.crick.northants.sch.uk/Flash%20Studio/cfslit/Spellings/spellings.html
A spelling program designed to make learning spellings fun.