Jan 2021 Update

Blue Peter have launched Blue Peter on YouTube at CBBC and they were wondering if our pupils and parents would be interested in this, for entertainment outside of home-schooling hours now we’re in lockdown.

Blue Peter is the longest running kids TV show in the world and we are uploading videos to it that are suitable for 5-11 year olds. We have world record breaking challenges, arts and crafts, environmental videos, cooking and baking how tos, inspirational films, gaming, celebrity appearances, dance routines and music performances. We also feature ways of getting a Blue Peter badge, behind the scenes footage and extra content about our incredible presenters Adam, Lindsey, Mwaksy, Richie and Henry the Blue Peter dog.

If you think your child would be interested in this ask them to subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/bluepeter – (it’s obviously completely free to subscribe!) and don’t forget to watch the live programme on CBBC at 5.00pm every week, or on BBC iPlayer.

Thanks so much for your time, The Blue Peter Team!

The Northumberland School Games Organisers have created for school staff and parents/guardians on the exercise app STRAVA. Any person who is employed by a school (Primary or Secondary) or who has a child who attends a school in Northumberland is invited to take part.

The club intends to be a bit of fun to encourage individuals and families to get out and enjoy running/walking and let us see how far we can travel as a collective group over this lock down period!

We have a ‘Friendly’ challenge with our counterparts from County Durham, Tyne & Wear and Tees Valley who have each set up their own ‘Strava’ club. We will have an initial ‘warm up’ challenge next week between the county groups starting on Monday 11th January 2021, this will involve ‘who can recruit the most participants/members to their county group’ AND which county group can achieve the most accumulative distance by 10pm on Sunday 17th January 2021.

Then starting on Monday 18th January, the target for each county club is to travel an accumulative distance of 10,000 miles (the distance between the UK and Tokyo- the host city of the 2021 Olympic & Paralympic Games) as quickly as possible – the club to run/walk 10,000miles collectively first are the winners.

This challenge starts on Monday 11th January, though you can opt to join the club at any time from now (we plan on having new challenges to keep motivated throughout this new lockdown period).

June 2020 update – we will continue to update this page with any extra resources for subjects should parents or carers need them.

History & Geography







ABCya Maths and reading on-line games https://www.abcya.com/games/lineum

SCI Show     For those who are curious about the universe https://www.youtube.com/user/scishow

NASA Curiosity Rover –Surface of Mars  https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/home/

Kid Spot Skittles science experiment https://www.facebook.com/KidspotAustralia/videos/skittles-rainbow-science-experieme

National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

National Theatre 4 free plays https://secretldn.com/national-theatre-at-home/

Harry Potter    https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

Crafty Tea Cup Creative Lots of lovely craft ideas https://www.facebook.com/craftyteacup/

Minecraft12 educational pages https://www.minecraft.net/en-us

JCBkidsColouring in sheets cb.com/en-gb/campaigns/2020/kids

Print and play board games https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamecategory/1120/print-play

Free online jigsaws great selection https://www.onlinejigsawpuzzles.net/easy-jigsaw-puzzles/

Tasty  21 deliceous recipies to make with your kidshttps://tasty.co/article/melissaharrison/cooking-with-kids

  Free virtual museum tours   https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/04/02/these-museums-are-offering-free-virtual-tours/

Brockbushes scarecrow comp  https://www.brocksbushes.co.uk/2020/03/31/mission-scarecrow-2020/

Photo shoot ideas https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/tutorials/photography-for-kids-10-ideas-for-kids-to-shoot-to-stay-busy-during-lockdown

Purple pumpkin things to do at home for Easter https://www.thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk/

Make your own songs  https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

Yogo exercise for everyone  via posters https://www.google.com/search?q=ocean+yoga+posters&safe=strict&rlz=1C1GCEV_en&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=SbBrXDd_qBe8hM%253A%252C7oWkn9EO7AF2FM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kR2XM40u0UinGKhOJYlXkkSf8jfFQ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiYzZbI5svoAhWK 

Easter activities (1)

Drawing Guide – Tim Burton Finis Everglot

Resources for mental health and well being

Activities tried and tested by the teachers


International Space School

Kids Yoga4

NCC Padlet

Useful COVID-19 information for children for online use

Update letter of thanks from NCC