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Useful links

Below is a list of useful links to other websites providing lots of fun and creative ways to keep your children occupied.

We will keep adding to it as we find them so please do keep checking back.

If your child would like to send a picture of what they have been up to at home or send a message to us, we would love to hear from them. Please use the email address mrschesterteacher@gmail.com and we will get back to them.

A local illustrator Emma Lucy has illustrated lots of books for the children’s author, Ruth Whenham. She has also created a wonderful colouring sheet of Chester free to download. This is perfect for both children and parents to spend time together. Head over to her page, she has lots of craft ideas and there is also a link to hobby craft with more colouring sheets. https://www.emmalucyillustration.com/blog/colour-in-chester


The wonderful Mrs King from Hoole Church of England Primary School has started a youtube channel. It has some fantastic craft ideas, stories and healthy recipes that the children will love to create. Activities with Mrs King

One of the sites we use a lot at HETTY is Twinkl. They produce the most amazing resources on practically any topic you could imagine and have sections specifically for children in EYFS! They have given free access to parents over the coming weeks by creating an account and using the access code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS   https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

There is also a section dedicated to home learning  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

Lots of CBeebies programmes are great for educating little ones too – have a look at:

Nina and the Neurons for all things scientific

I can cook to have fun in the kitchen

Alphablocks to learn about letter sounds

including A parents’ guide to phonics

Numberblocks to learn about numbers


Chester Zoo have lots of resources on line for you to do at home. They even have live streaming of certain animals on their Facebook page (virtual day at the zoo from 10am on 27th March linked from their Facebook page)   https://www.chesterzoo.org/schools/resources/

Google ‘Edinburgh Zoo’ to see live webcams set up for favourite animals.

Really great games to help with phonics – http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Lots of fun activities from slime to craft ideas and print outs – http://www.thebestideasforkids.com

Brilliant ideas and loads of fun from ‘The Dad Lab’ –   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_-hy0u9-oKlNdMKHBudcQ

Ideas for different activities to do at home for older children – https://theweekjunior.co.uk/activity-hub

Brilliant ideas for all subjects – interactive games, activities. Sections for all year groups of children including EYFS https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Printable activity cards for the family to do at home – https://hbc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Activity-Cards.pdf

Excellent writing and phonics activities for all school year groups including a section specifically for EYFS http://www.theliteracycompany.co.uk/free-resources/

Carol Vorderman’s maths activities  https://www.themathsfactor.com/ 

David Walliams’ story telling  https://worldofdavidwalliams.com

Wildlife and birds activities https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/

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The World Book Day website has lots of ‘stay at home’ resources available here https://www.worldbookday.com/2020/03/book-ideas-hub-brilliant-stay-at-home-ideas-free-resources/