Learning Resources


Parents often ask us how they can support their child's learning at home.  We use a wide range of learning resources throughout the school including web-based resources and interactive games. Below are some of these links which you may find useful in supporting your child at home.     

Steve Lenton - author
Many of the children will remember Steve Lenton, an ex-Havannah pupil, visiting our school recently and entertaining them with his illustrations. Take a look at Steve's website - by following the link above - which showcases his books and links on to his YouTube channel.

The Maths Factor
Unlock your child's maths confidence with Carol Vorderman's maths site for 4-11 year olds. Kids can watch her maths videos, play games and practise.

Read Write Inc.
The newly introduced phonics programme used in school. It contains a parent area with useful videos to help support your child's learning at home. During school closures, there are daily teaching sessions through the 'Ruth Miskin Training' YouTube channel.  

Purple Mash
Games and activities to assist your child with their learning in a variety of subject areas.  A login is given in your child's planner.

MyMaths
An interactive online teaching and homework website for schools that builds pupil engagement and consolidates maths knowledge. A login is given in your child's planner. 

Twinkl
A curriculum-based learning resource website for KS1 through to KS4, providing inspirational lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and teaching ideas. This website is currently free to all. 

Times Table Rockstars
A carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice aimed at schools, families and tutors. A login is given in your child's planner.

Accelerated Reader
AR is part of the Renaissance Reading software package recently adopted by the school to encourage and improve reading, measure growth of the individual reader and to provide quality reading for all.  It allows for personalised learning targets to be set up and for progress to be easily monitored.

Your child will choose a book at their own level and read it at their own pace. When finished, they will take a short quiz on the computer. Passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood the book. AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice. A login is given in your child's planner.

Mathsframe
For KS2. More than 200 interactive maths games and 300 maths worksheets and assessments linked to the new curriculum.

Spelling Frame
For Year 1 upwards. Choose a spelling rule then choose to either practise the spelling or take a test with those words. All words are read aloud and provided within a sentence for context.

BBC Bitesize
Learner guides for KS1 and KS2 by curriculum area.

TES iboard
Interactive games linked to curriculum areas for ages 4-11.

Phonics Play
Features lots of games to help with blending and segmenting and a parents section with useful tips.

Letters and Sounds
Free phonics resources and interactive games.

ICT Games
Numeracy and literacy games.

Topmarks
Education website that includes interactive games by curriculum areas.

NRICH
Maths resources website for children, parents and teachers.

Crickweb
Free online education resources and games.

Primary Homework Help
Produced by Woodlands Junior School in Kent to help parents with information and facts on many homework topics.