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Reception
Years 1-2
Years 3-6
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Instructions
Support
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Stone Age
Mission to Mars
Seasons
Jack and the Beanstalk
Stone Age

Stone Age

Recommended for ages 7-11

After weeks going hungry in your stone house, you’re desperate to join your dad and sister, Etta, out on the hunt. But the hunt party is attacked by wolves, and in the confusion you and Etta get lost and discover a house made of wood. What other new technologies do these people possess, and how will they lead you back to your dad?

Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars

Recommended for ages 7-11

On a school trip to NASA, you and your classmates are accidentally sent on a space mission to Mars. Will you survive the 300 day journey to the Red Planet? And will you ever make it back home?

Seasons

Seasons

Recommended for ages 5-7

It’s Summer, your Mum’s flowers are wilting and you’re too hot to water them! There’s a strange clock on the wall that doesn’t tell the time, but instead tells what season it is. Surely if you could change the hand to Winter, then it wouldn’t be so hot? But be careful what you wish for!

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Recommended for ages 3-5

On the way to market, you meet a man who gives you five magic beans for your cow. Out of the beans grows a giant beanstalk and a whole world of adventure!

Instructions

Learn at Home with now>press>play!

How does it work?

  1. Write North, South, East, West on paper and stick one on each wall*
  2. Put on wireless headphones (if you have them)
  3. Stand in the centre of the room and… now press play!
  4. Follow the instructions in the story
  5. Afterwards have a discussion and use the follow-on activities

*If your child is listening to a Reception story, you don’t need to do this.

Top tips:

  • Your Audio Adventure will be enhanced if you use wireless headphones / earbuds
  • You will equally have fun if you play it out loud
  • Join in - it’s fun to do together!

Share your Audio Adventure At Home with us on Twitter or Facebook and use the hashtag #nppAtHome.

Having technical difficulties? Read our Support & Troubleshooting Document.

Support

Support & Troubleshooting

  • Go to Learn at Home on the now>press>play website: http://nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/
  • If your school or your child’s school has subscribed to now>press>play enter your password in the box provided labelled ‘Password’ and click ‘Enter’.
  • Your browser will remember this password and won’t ask for it again unless you change device or clear your history/cookies cache.
  • If your school or your child’s school hasn’t yet signed up to now>press>play click on ‘Free’ and you’ll have access to all the Experiences we’ve opened up to the public.

Using now>press>play At Home

  • You’ll now have access to Experiences, Instructions on how to do them at home, and Resources and an Set Up Guide for each one, which you can download or open online.
  • Under the header and synopsis for each Experience you should see an audio box from Soundcloud with a time in the bottom right between 12:00 and 30:00 minutes.
  • To play the Experience just click the pink > button.
  • To look at the Set Up Guide or Resources such as ‘Storyboard’ online just click the pink underlined word.

Errors on page

  • If you can’t see the SoundCloud box and instead see a greyed error message like the one below.

Follow these steps:

  1. Try refreshing the page. In most cases, playback hiccups are only temporary.
  2. Check to make sure you have the latest version of your browser, and Flash installed.
  3. Clear your browser's cache and cookies, and then restart it.
  4. Disable any extensions or ad-blocking plugins that could be blocking SoundCloud from working properly and add soundcloud.com to the exceptions list in the plug-in settings of your browser.
  5. If you’re in a school, check to see if they have restrictions on accessing SoundCloud on the network.
  6. Try a different browser (such as Firefox, or Chrome) to see if it is a local issue on your browser.
  7. Contact hello@nowpressplay.co.uk or DM us on Twitter or Facebook.

We’re happy to help so contact us at hello@nowpressplay.co.uk or DM us on Twitter or Facebook.

If you’re a teacher at a now>press>play subscribed school and would like to suggest we add a different Experience or have any other feedback or queries, please get in touch hello@nowpressplay.co.uk.

Reception
The Gingerbread Man
Goldilocks
Jack and the Beanstalk
Little Red Riding Hood
Three Little Pigs
People Who Help Us
Under the Sea
Minibeasts
Space
The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

When you and your Grandpa make a gingerbread man, things do not go as planned. The gingerbread man outruns everyone he meets, but will he be able to outwit the fox?










Goldilocks

Goldilocks

You are baby bear and you live with mummy bear and daddy bear. When your porridge is too hot to eat, you go for a walk but Goldilocks is also out for a walk and she is hungry…










Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

On the way to market, you meet a man who gives you five magic beans for your cow. Out of the beans grows a giant beanstalk and a whole world of adventure!










Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

You’re on your way to your Grandmother’s, when you meet a wolf in the forest. When you get to your Grandmother’s, she’s got rather bigger teeth than usual…










Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs

When Mummy pig sends you and your siblings out into the world, you build your own houses. But it’s not long before the Big Bad Wolf turns up and threatens to blow your house down!










People Who Help Us

People Who Help us

Your class is going on a trip to the beach. Along the way you meet all sorts of people who help you!










Under the Sea

Under the Sea

At the seaside, you meet a pirate who has been shipwrecked and lost his treasure. You vow to get it back for him by going under the sea. But will you find the treasure, and will you make it back to land?









Minibeasts

Minibeasts

On a minibeasts hunt at school, you meet a ladybird who shrinks you down to the size of an insect. You meet lots of different minibeasts and learn how they live and move.










Space

Space

When your dog Mars gets sick, you have an unexpected visit from an alien called Kai. Together, you travel the solar system, collecting ingredients to make a medicine for Mars. But will you make it back in time, and will the potion cure him?









Years 1-2

Geography
History
Science
PSHE
Geography
Arctic
Arctic

Arctic

When you go on your first ever hunting trip, you are really excited. But it doesn’t go as planned. How will you cope when the ice caves, trapping your father under the ice?

History
Castles
Neil Armstrong
Great Fire of London
Florence Nightingale
Castles

Castles

When King Cole’s crown is stolen by the Goblin King, it’s up to you to get it back. But how will you break into the Goblin King’s castle, and will you ever achieve your dream of becoming a knight?

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

As a child, you dreamed about going to the moon. Now you’re an astronaut with NASA. But will you complete your mission to be the first man on the moon?

Great Fire of London

Great Fire of London

It’s 1666, and you live in London with your mum and your cat, Max. In the middle of the night, a fire starts on your street, Pudding Lane. When Max goes missing, you stumble across Samuel Pepys, who calls on your help to stop all of London from burning down. Will you be able to stop the fire, and will you ever see Max again?

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

Your father’s friend Sidney Herbert, the Minister for War, pays a visit one evening to recruit one of your family’s servants, Jim to join the war effort in Crimea. It’s not fair that men have to risk their lives as soldiers and women don’t, so you decide to go to nursing school in London. The other nurses look down on you because you’re posh, but you persevere, and eventually make your way to Turkey to help.

Science
Habitats
Seasons
Plants
Habitats

Habitats

You are an alien from the Planet Doom. You and your co-pilot Shift need to find a new planet to inhabit. When you stumble across the planet Earth, you visit different habitats to find a suitable home for your people. But Shift is kidnapped by some creatures called ‘humans’ – will you ever see her again?

Seasons

Seasons

It’s Summer, your Mum’s flowers are wilting and you’re too hot to water them! There’s a strange clock on the wall that doesn’t tell the time, but instead tells what season it is. Surely if you could change the hand to Winter, then it wouldn’t be so hot? But be careful what you wish for!

Plants

Plants

When the crops in your village fail, it’s up to you to work out where is best to plant the last remaining bulbs and seeds. Will you pick the cave, the desert or the fields? Will you save your village from disaster?

PSHE
Healthy Living
Superheroes
Online Safety
Healthy Living

Healthy Living

You don’t have time for breakfast as you’re practising for the school concert. When an unexpected turn of events finds you driving a submarine inside your friend’s body, you learn the importance of a good breakfast and exercise.

Superheroes

Superheroes

During a huge thunderstorm, you gain superhero powers and become Lightning Worm! With your new powers, you try to figure out who has been stealing from your village. Will you find the culprit?

Online Safety

Online Safety

When you click on a pop-up whilst playing online, you are sucked into the computer game. To escape, you must prove you’ve learnt how to stay safe online. Will you collect enough gold coins to get out, and will you ever make it back to your Dad?

Years 3-6

Geography
History
Science
Languages
PSHE
Geography
Rainforests
Water Cycle
Climate Change
Natural Disasters
Rainforests

Rainforests

On a night-time excursion into the Amazon Rainforest you get lost and meet Tatui, a girl from an Amazonian tribe. Together you discover a rare plant with medicinal properties. But will you be able to save it from destruction by the mining company?

Water Cycle

Water Cycle

When your village well runs dry, you go on an epic journey through the water cycle. But will you be able to solve the drought in your village?

Climate Change

Climate Change

The year is 2062 and the world’s climate has changed radically. When the Thames floods, you get stuck on the wrong side of the river and meet Dr Eco, a scientist with some radical ideas for saving the planet from destruction…

Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

On a school trip to Pompeii, you fall down a well and go back in time to 79AD. Ash is falling from the sky and the people don’t realise Mount Vesuvius is about to erupt. Will you be able to save them? And will you ever get back to the present?

History
World War 2
Ancient Egypt
Dinosaurs
Stone Age
The Vikings
The Maya
Victorian Britain
World War 2
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Whilst you are training to be a scribe in Ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh dies and you are chosen to go on a very special mission through the Underworld. But will you reach the Afterlife and what will you find when you get there?

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Professor Bodgit has created the Scarirex, a dino-monster, and it’s wreaking havoc. He recruits you to go back in time to the Triassic period, collect dinosaur bones and create a dino-monster which can take down the Scarirex. Will you stop it before it reaches your Mum in London?

Stone Age

Stone Age

After weeks going hungry in your stone house, you’re desperate to join your dad and sister, Etta, out on the hunt. But the hunt party is attacked by wolves, and in the confusion you and Etta get lost and discover a house made of wood. What other new technologies do these people possess, and how will they lead you back to your dad?

The Vikings

The Vikings

Food is scarce in the Norse lands, and you and your sister, Freja, have heard tell of other Vikings travelling to England to start a new life. Led by the village headman Grim, however, some of your fellow villagers are more intent on pillaging and stealing than settling alongside your new Anglo-Saxon neighbours. When Freja is captured by King Alfred, you’re pulled into the fray. Can peace prevail?

The Maya

The Maya

When drought forces you and your mum to leave your village, you set off to find a new life but on route your mum is kidnapped by warriors from Tikal. Along with your friend Ixcel and your pet jaguar Soft Paws, you make your way to Tikal to get your mum back!

Victorian Britain

Victorian Britain

When your father has an accident down at the mine, your family has to go into the workhouse. You decide to stowaway to London to make your fortune and free your family. But how will you, a child on their own, survive the Big Smoke?

Science
Mission to Mars
Plants
Rocks
Materials & Changing State
Forces
Evolution
Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars

On a school trip to NASA, you and your classmates are accidentally sent on a space mission to Mars. Will you survive the 300 day journey to the Red Planet? And will you ever make it back home?

Plants

Plants

You discover a rare talking plant in your garden but soon government scientists arrive to take him away. It’s up to you to find the right environment for him to live in and protect him from the scientists!

Rocks

Rocks

When the Firebreathers burn down the Emperor’s wooden palace again, you are sent on a special mission to Planet Earth to collect some good rock samples. But will you find enough samples in time? And will the Firebreathers let you keep hold of them?

Materials & Changing State

Materials & Changing State

When a meteorite destroys your planet Squidge, you must travel to planet Earth to collect samples of solids, liquids and gases so you can rebuild your home. But Earth is a difficult place to navigate and you get separated from your brother. Will you collect enough samples to build your people a new home? And will you find your brother before your spaceship leaves Earth forever?

Forces

Forces

You have just started your training as a member of the X-force, an organisation that uses forces for the good of humanity. During a trip to the moon you come across an unidentified box. It contains a dangerous force – it’s your task to get it back to X-force HQ.

Evolution

Evolution

When you arrive late on your first day at secondary school, you are sent to the headteacher. But a strange looking man called Darwin is in the headteacher’s office and he asks you to accompany him on a trip through time. Your mission? To prove the theory of evolution.

Languages
French Animals
French Greetings
French Animals

French Animals

When the Queen’s rabbit is stolen, MI6 sends you undercover in a French pet shop to try and get it back. Will your knowledge of French animals be good enough to fool the people of Paris? And will you get the Queen’s rabbit back before she is sold?

French Greetings

French Greetings

When two secret service agents ask you to go undercover for them in Paris, you have to use your best French accent to pass as a French child. Will you find the criminal Pierre Poulain before he blows up the Eiffel Tower? And will your French be good enough to impress the people of Paris?

PSHE
Recycling
Recycling

Recycling

After throwing a plastic bag in the bin, you step outside your front door and find yourself a hundred years in the future in a deserted and terrifying world where resources have run out. How will you survive and will you ever get back home?