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Pontnewydd Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day


Helpful Links During School Closures

Please find below some helpful links to websites and channels that are offering online sessions or free downloadable materials during the school closure period.



All children in Wales have logins (available from school if you don't already have yours).  This will allow you to access lots of resources and also J2Easy which allows you to access some of the programmes we use in school. Children also have free access to Microsoft Office through this.


Click here to log in.


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Twinkl is offering free access to all of it's downloadable materials.

Twinkl is offering free access to all of it's downloadable materials. 1
Twinkl is offering free access to all of it's downloadable materials. 2

Read Write Inc Online Sessions.


Ruth Miskin training is releasing an online session for Speed Sounds 1, 2 and 3 daily.  These will be available for 24 hours


This picture shows the different sounds in each set.


Click here to access her YouTube channel.


You can also download free RWI ebooks if you sign up here.

Julia Donaldson Story Activities

Julia Donaldson Story Activities 1 The Gruffalo
Julia Donaldson Story Activities 2 Zog
Julia Donaldson Story Activities 3 The Snail and the Whale
Julia Donaldson Story Activities 4 The Highway Rat
Julia Donaldson Story Activities 5 Room on the Broom

Oak National Academy

This is the government's learning website set up to support home learning during school closures.  They offer daily lessons for Reception - Year 10.

The academy is based on the English curriculum so some bits may be a little easy/hard but feel free to look at other year groups which may be better suited to your child.


Click here to access.

First Aid Champions

The British Red Cross have put together learning resources for children showing them how to become First Aid Champions.

You can access the primary aged resources here.


Captain Tom Moore


Picture News have developed resources and challenges linked to

Captain Tom Moore.


Click on the documents below to access them.

Torfaen Road Safety Resources

Torfaen have produced some road safety resources for primary aged children to support their understanding of road safety.

Click here to access their resources.

Play to Learn

Key movement skills for children aged 3-7; resources include physical literacy stories, skill cards and games.

Click here to access the resources.

Dragon Multi Skills and Sport

Key physical multi-skills for 7-11 year olds.  These are skills that are applicable to, and transferable across, a range of different sports and physical activities.


Click here to access the games and skills.

The Body Coach


30 minute PE sessions to start your day every weekday morning at 9am with Joe Wicks.

Click here to access their YouTube channel.

The Great Indoors

Indoor activity ideas produced by the Scouts.


Click here to view their website.



Techniquest are streaming science videos every day via their Facebook page.


Click here to see what they've been doing.

White Rose Maths


White Rose Maths have produced free online learning packs for each year group.   


Click here to access them.

Teach Your Monster To Read

Interactive games and resources to support the teaching of phonics and reading.  


They have an app which has a cost attached, but their website is free to use if you sign up.

Sign up here.


Interactive games for all subjects and areas of learning.

Click here to visit their website.

Classroom Secrets


Classroom Secrets are offering Free Home Online Learning Packs.

There are packs available for each year group.

Click here to access the packs.

ICT Games

ICT games provide free online games for Literacy and Maths.

Click here to access.



They have also made some suggestions for home learning for some year groups.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3+

BBC Bitesize


Online learning activities and games.  

Click here to access.


They have also launched daily lessons for Years 1 - 6.

Click here to access the lessons.

BeeBot App

You can download the BeeBot app for free. 
This app supports ICT, instruction following, basic programming and directions.

Click here to visit the App Store.

Explorify for Science

Lots of ideas and activities to support Science learning.

Sign up for free here.

Primary Stars Education


Primary Stars are offering free downloadable learning at home packs for pupils in Year 1 and 2.


Click here for the Year 1 pack.

Click here for the Year 2 pack.

Elevenses with David Walliams


Every day at 11am David Walliams is releasing an audio book of one of his stories.  Each story is available for 24 hours via his website.


Click here to listen.

Mrs Mactivity


Mrs Mactivity is offering free downloadable home learning resources if you sign up with an email address.


Click here to access them.

Cosmic Kids


Yoga stories, mindfulness and relaxation activities available on YouTube.


Click here for the link to the channel.

BBC Super Movers


Encouraging learning on a variety of subjects and areas of learning, all through movement.


Click here to access their website.

The Maths Factor

Carol Vordeman's website is offering parents and carers to sign up for free during the school closures to access maths games and resources. 

You can sign up here.

Phonics Play


Phonics Play are offering their services for free during the school closures.


Click here to log on using

Username: march20

Password: home

Phonics Bloom


Free online phonics games for different stages.


Click here to access.

Letters and Sounds


Free downloadable resources to support the teaching of letters and sounds.


Click here to visit their website.

Science With Maddie Moate


Every day Maddie Moate is posting a Science video on her YouTube channel.


You can view previous videos here.

Edinburgh Zoo Live Camera


We can't go to the zoo but you can see the animals live using Edinburgh Zoo's live webcams.


Click here to view some of the animals at the zoo.

Dance with Oti Mabuse

Every day at 11.30am Oti Mabuse is doing online dance classes for children through her Facebook page.

She's also doing adult dance classes at 7.30pm.

You can access her page here.

Mylene's Music Klass


Mylene Klass is posting music lessons during the week via her YouTube channel.

You can access previous postings here.


Fine motor development skills and support; weekly activities from an occupational therapist.

Click here to access.