Ightenhill Primary School

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Maths and English

Maths, maths and more maths


The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-6. They will be adding five lessons each week. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

Teach Active!


As we subscribe to Teach Active, below is a range of maths and English resources they have produced to help learning through lockdown. They are well worth a look.

Weekly learning games and quizzes


Lancashire Professional Development Service TV has been devised for teachers, parents and children, offering short and simple tips, games and activities to keep children engaged with home learning. Each episode lasts around 10 minutes and will be available for free on the Learning Excellence YouTube channel and Facebook page on a weekly basis. Each episode will go live at 9.30am every Monday.

Episode One features maths magic, history around the home, super sentences and a short quiz. 


The answers to each quiz will be given out the following week on the next episode. 

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize offers a wealth of resources for learners of all ages - click the link and explore.  Do not forget to ask your child what topics they have been studying recently.



A site packed with interactive phonics games, phonics planning, assessment ideas and many teaching ideas and resources to help children with their phonics. 

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Read Write Inc

Read Write Inc are publishing daily videos of phonics lessons. Each day they will publish a set 1 video, set 2 video and set 3 video. 

Each video follows the same teaching steps as the children use in school so the learning will be familiar to them. The videos will be available for 24 hours each day. Please take a look and encourage your children to participate in their daily phonics lessons. 



World Book have over 3000 wonderful ebooks and audiobooks to which they are giving free access during the school closures. Why not explore some of the wonderful books they have on offer?

First News - Children's Newspaper


First News newspaper has become a weekly favourite for our children. It engages children with reading news while improving their core literacy levels.


Created for children between the ages of 7 and 14, First News contains both bite-sized news and in-depth special reports, appealing to different reader types and levels. First News upholds a balance between positive stories and hard-hitting news, cultivating a love of learning about the world while providing reassuring context to more complex topics.


Using news as a foundation to learning develops children’s ability to identify and understand the way facts are presented, explore detail in-depth and evaluate information accurately, a crucial skill for exam preparation. First News not only progresses these academic skills but supports children’s personal and emotional development, growing their confidence and expanding their knowledge, empathy and global awareness.


I will post the Online Newspapers every week for you to enjoy at home. 

Happy reading!

Mrs Baron