Learning Games & Links


Busy Things: Educational games for ages 3 to 9 and SEN. This Busy Things website requires subscription but it’s fab for phonics and lots of other things too! There’s also a Busy Things app 🙂

Phonics Play

Letters and Sounds: Lots of games!



MangaHigh is a games-based-learning site, where pupils learn mathematics via purpose-built casual games that balance fun and learning.  All our children now have access to it and content has now been included for all children in years 1 – 6.   Again, your child has been given their MangaHigh login username and password by their teachers and it is stuck into their reading record.  Children can then access this resource online at home to improve their maths skills whilst having fun.


Maths at Home – A fantastic new resource on London Grid For Learning (LGFL)

The Maths at home resource is designed to provide support for busy parents that wish to help their child with their mathematical development at home. A video has been made for each statement in the Key Stage Two National Curriculum. Each video is a snapshot of how many schools may teach the particular strand, and also provides examples of how parents could support their child at home. Where appropriate, video content is reinforced with a selection of downloadable resources.

Maths at home videos are designed to feel like they are taking place on a table at home, encouraging communication, conversation and lots of fun while working on them.  The video resources are designed to bring Maths to life, highlighting learning opportunities within cookery, play, decorating and gardening. Most importantly, they are designed to ignite conversations between children and parents, and to make Maths a positive and enjoyable experience outside of school.

All children have been given login details for LGFL.

A Key Stage 1 version of the resource is in development with a planned launch of late Spring 2015.




You may have heard about ‘coding’ in the news; this is a key part of the new computing curriculum. In computing terms, a ‘code’ is a list of instructions given to any computer in order for it to perform the desired actions and ‘coding’ is the practice of creating these instructions. KS2 children (years 3 – 6) will use a programme on the school network called Scratch to learn and practice coding.  They can also access an online version of it at home at http://scratch.mit.edu/ but they will need your help to create an online account to do so.  If you wish your child to have access to this resource, please support them in setting it up and monitor their use of it.  The site will give them access to online discussion forums and although Scratch endeavour to ensure that these are safe for children, parents will need to be vigilant and monitor their use.  Please ensure that your child knows that if they experience anything online that they are worried about they should speak to you or another trusted adult about it.  They should never reveal personal details (e.g. name, age, address) to a stranger online.

London Grid for Learning (LGFL)
Your child has been given a LGFL login username and password by their teachers.  This will be in their reading record.  They can use it to access learning resources at www.lgfl.net by clicking on ‘Log in to your LGFL services’ and I would encourage them to do so.  Teachers will be using some of these resources in class so children may wish to follow-up with them at home.  Children will also have an email account through LGFL which is made up of their username followed by @lgflmail.net (same password) and which they can also log into via www.lgfl.net by clicking on ‘Log in to London Mail’. If your child uses their LGFL email at home, please ensure they do so safely and responsibly.
Online educational resources across the curriculum