New site from the BBC released on 20th April especially for home schooling, new lessons everyday.  Click on the link below and then your yeargroup.  It is also available on iPlayer.

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Department for education

Have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

Online Education Resources


Monday 20th April 2020

Dear Parents

As we begin what should be our Summer Term, I want to firstly say I hope you and your families are keeping well and remain safe.

You will probably, by now, have seen the timetables and planning that class teachers have made available on our website to support you working with your children and have had a chance to use some of the websites we have linked.

I have asked teachers to compile the target sheets that we traditionally give out at Parent Consultation Evening and send these out to you via email. You should receive a copy of your child’s targets by the end of next week, 1st May.

Please try not to worry about what your children are missing, let us worry about picking up where we left off and working with the children to make learning on our return as stress free as we can. They will all be in the same boat and the teachers will do what they always do so well and support their learning and progress whilst also supporting their wellbeing.

What they have missed educationally will be so outweighed by what they have gained by being with you.

Take care and keep safe.

Much love

Petra Back


Below are general websites for whole school we are adding to these as we find more:-

Fire Safety Word Search

Amazon has cancelled audiobook subscription for children and students. Lots of books free now until schools reopen   –   Audible Stories


helping-children-cope-with-stress-during-the-covid-19-outbreak (Parents leaflet)


Online safety at home – Think you know   Resources for ages 4-14


Espresso Coding – online programming – KS1 and KS24



Pupil username: student12542
Pupil password: GJPA2014

Mathletics – KS2 maths (also App on ipads) (Children should already have their own logins)

Numbots – Whole school maths (Also App on iPads) (Same login as TTRockstars which children should have)

TTRockstars – Times Tables practice KS2 (Children should have their logins)

iMoves – Exercise videos for all year groups

These are home learning books from TTS

Early_Years_Home_Learning_Collection My_Activity_Book_Yrs_5_7 My_Activity_Book_Yrs_7_11



Collins Big Cat ebooks – free access to online books (instructions and password for login are on the front page of this link.

White Rose Maths

The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from EYFS to Year 8. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.


The children can Learn Programming and Computational Thinking.  These resources are designed for independent learning and can be accessed by you from home during school closure periods.  Click on Login (top right hand corner), then use login details below:-

username: computing@grahamjamesacademy.co.uk

password: computing

The Maths Factor

The Maths Factor is a maths site Carol Voderman set up normally costing £2 a week but you can sign up for free while schools are closed.  Just need to put in an email/password.

Science with Maddie Moate on YouTube – Weekdays 11am – chat about science and nature.


David Walliams reads one of his stories everyday at 11am (it stays online so you can listen anytime)

Thurrock Libraries online – If you are a library member you can download e-books free

RSPB Wild Challenge – Sign up with an email and you can still do some of the activities even though we can’t go out much.

Wildlife Trusts – Activities while self-isolating

Edinburgh Zoo – watch life animal webcams

Country Living – 12 live animal webcams

Draw along videos with children’s book illustrator Rob Biddulph

5 National Parks to visit online

PBS Kids – Learning based games

Music Lab

PE with Joe Wicks

NASA – Lots of astronomy and space based resources

Tate Kids – Games quizzes and things to make.