To keep everyone safe, it has been necessary to shut schools to all but key workers and vulnerable children on two occasions so far since March 2020. There may also be times when we will need to close class bubbles.
When this happens, we have home learning provision for children who are having to continue their learning away from school. To see our school’s home learning provision, click here.
On this page, we have placed useful information and links to help parents having to provide home learning in order to make the experience easier. We know it is hard but thank you for all of your efforts.
Some helpful tips for reading at home
Schedule a time and place in the day where you sit down to read with your child.
Ensure there is a comfortable, preferably quiet, place to read.
Before reading, encourage your child to discuss what has happened so far and what they think is going to happen next.
Encourage your child to speak to other family members about what they have read.
Reading resources and online links
- Oxford e-Library
free to register. Opens up the Oxford e-library. You can match book band colour levels.
- Fiction Express https://en.fictionexpress.com/
- Storyline Online
Stories read aloud
- Literacy Shed Plus
KS1 + KS2 activities and comprehension
- World of David Walliams
Daily audio stories
- The Reading Realm
Daily English reading lessons and home learning packs
- Read Theory
Free to register. Texts plus comprehension questions.
- BBC Bitesize
Free audio books
- Spelling Shed https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/
Resources for practising times tables/number facts at home:
The following websites and resources have all been checked are suitable for use by children but, as always, please do ensure that children are supervised when using the internet.
Times Table practice:
- Times Table Rockstars
- Maths Frame
- Times tables.co.uk
- Top Marks
- 10 Minutes a Day Times Tables (Apple only)
- DoodleTables: Times Tables (Apple and Android)
Number facts practice:
- The Maths Factor
- Top Marks
- Math Playground
- CBeebies Number Blocks (EYFS)
Additional Maths resources:
Please see below for a list of extra maths resources:
- White Rose Maths
White Rose Maths resources are used a lot in school and they have published a set of free resources with daily videos and activities available for free on the link above.
- Mathematics Mastery
This website has a range of pupil packs and activities for all ages which are free to download.
- I See Maths
Each day a new teaching video and activity is uploaded for KS1, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6
- Hamilton Trust
There are home learning packs for each week, with activities for each day. Each download comes with Powerpoint slides, mostly fluency practice and a few nice investigations
- Mathematics Shed
Here you will find lots of tips for supporting your child with their Maths learning at home, as well as links to websites and activities.
Here are some topic ideas:
Access art information, quizzes, games and art ideas – All aimed at primary children. Learn all about art and get lots of ideas of art activities to do at home.
The children have all had some experience of Scratch in school and will enjoy creating games, stories and animations.
Fun ideas to help with learning about Geography.
BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. They also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content.
This links to Horrible Histories, a fun-take on history.
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for younger children.
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks1-pshe/zfyskmnFree resources suitable for use in PSHE lessons with primary school children at Key Stage 1
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-pshe/zbrg7nbFree resources suitable for use in PSHE and Social Studies lessons with primary school children at Key Stage 2
Religious Studies KS1: Religions of the World
Free RE classroom resources for primary school children at Key Stage 2
- Science activities under Starter for STEM
- This website has science experiments you can do at home!
- Fun games providing links to primary science learning materials, helping children to enjoy science both inside and outside the classroom. The resources, which cover a broad range of science subjects and are suitable for all primary ages and can be an excellent tool for students and their parents.
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust is working with Science Sparks to create activities for children to have some fun with science at home.
Learning Spanish with Johanna makes learning a second language engaging, interactive, fun, and joyful! These programmes incorporate song and movement to teach children Spanish.