Scroll down the page to see some examples of home learning having taken place so far. We will also add examples to the year group pages – keep them coming!!!
These resources can be used by parents and carers during the school closure.
Year group specific tasks are available on the individual class pages and are updated weekly.
Oak National Academy
Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.
The online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. They’ll provide new lessons and resources each week.
The links below will take you directly to each year group’s learning schedule, where you will find the current week’s lessons and resources. Below this, you will find all lessons and resources added to date.
To help provide a bit of routine or structure if you need it, here is a suggested timetable for pupils’ learning while they are at home. Some websites need you to register but all are free for at least a trial period.
Summary of items added to this page in the last seven days (see all red entries):
Weekly new ideas for Outdoor Learning (new ones added weekly)
Another Fun Science at Home Experiment (added 27.05.20)
New entry under RE – 15 Prayers during school closure and for re-opening (added 01.06.20)
New entry under Outside Learning: 30 Days Wild (added 01.06.20)
New entry under PE: Premier League Kicks Wellbeing Challenge (added 01.06.20)
These resources can be used to support children’s learning if they have access to IT at home. For those children that do not, we will ensure they are given tasks that will help them. Please also check individual class pages for year group specific tasks.
Starline is a Home Learning telephone helpline, providing free, confidential advice to parents and carers of pupils from all schools nationwide. The helpline number is 0330 313 9162.
DfE List of Online Education Resources – The Department for Education has brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.
These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages in all subjects, including links to resources for children with SEND.
BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons – This also includes toolkits for parents aiding students with SEND, along with videos and engaging tools for a broad range of subjects.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary is an excellent resource for all year groups and especially useful for students in Year 2 or Year 6 who would normally be preparing for their SATs.
There’s a wealth of resources to help children continue with their topics here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach
In addition, we’d recommend that children should be encouraged to continue their reading. There’s a list of recommended books here:
Also, free KS1 E-books: https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks
Coronavirus – a Book for Children can be downloaded as pdf. It is a question and answer book which has been created with healthcare professionals and is recommended for children between 5-9 years.
Twinkl are offering free resources to parents and carers – details of Twinkl were sent out via Ping: www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Collins Resources to support learning at home (free e-books, times tables practice, study books for Maths and English and more …) https://collins.co.uk/pages/support-learning-at-home
Collated by a teacher via Twitter and contributed to by staff from up and down the country, resources and links to support home learning: https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning
Useful resource for parents wanting to support their children at home: https://homelearningtimetable.com/ks3/
A link to Think 5 curriculum cards, which connect areas of the curriculum to the 5 Ways to Wellbeing adopted by the NHS (cost): https://www.dragonflyimpact.com/store
Instilling Inspiration has a You Tube channel which is designed to keep all of the young ones motivated with some nice simple activities they can do with their family throughout this period! There will be new videos every day. They have also created an Inspire-at-Home Just Giving Page and will add a link to it on each video description – this would be a great opportunity to raise money for The Children’s Society charity, which helps vulnerable young people and makes sure no child feels alone through their various different outreach programs they organise with their volunteers.
The i360 has also produced some work packs: https://britishairwaysi360.com/latest-news/ba-i360-home-school-challenge/
Go travelling and exploring! 60 virtual tours and trips
Learning about railways and railway safety – Network Rail want to raise awareness of the dangers of train tracks. https://learnliveuk.com/network-rail-primary-school-safety-talk Use this login to watch: railsafe[email protected]
Premier League Primary Stars – A wide collection of free, curriculum-linked resources with lots of ideas for helping children get active, as well as fun videos, games and worksheets for Maths, English and Health and Wellbeing. https://plprimarystars.com
This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.
Surrey and Sussex Police have produced advice and guidance to help make sure that anyone using Zoom can do so as safely as possible. The police have asked for this guidance to be passed on to you. If you or your children are using Zoom, please check and follow the guidance.
For further information about protecting children and young people online you can go to:
Daily virtual singing sessions from the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme are now available at 2pm every weekday. Aimed at primary school children every session includes sacred music, RE and music curriculum learning, and lots of vocal fun and songs to keep children engaged in lifting their voices to God. They’re led by the Diocese’s expert Choral Directors, and sessions for younger and older children are also available.
Please subscribe to the YouTube channel, found at www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk – this is a wonderful tool to reach children and families across the country, so please share as widely as you can.
Free access to music online resources https://www.musicmark.org.uk/resources/home-learning-resources/
Please check the CAFOD website, where resources are being added.
Other RE Resources for home learning
Link to Diocesan webpage with lots of links
Ascension and Pentecost
A visual journey through Ascension and Pentecost.
Make your own dove to hang in your window alongside your NHS rainbow.
The Word at Home
Check out these Top Ten ideas for in the home.
ACN – Aid to the Church in Need children’s Bible stories’ project – https://acnuk.org/resource/childs-bible-project/ – fun activities and videos to help children understand Bible stories
See also Music/Singing.
Science & Computing
STEM.org have put together some of their own and other trusted resources for Science and Technology learning at home
There are further STEM activities online. Explore downloadable resources from the Science Museum that encourage students to discover the world around them, online games like designing a digital obstacle course and educational videos such as Buzz Aldrin telling the story of the first Moon landing.
New Experiment: Scavenger
The website Once Upon a Picture provides a range of inspiring (and quirky!) pictures for the children to use to inspire a piece of creative writing. If you click on each picture, a list of prompts and questions appear beneath, which you and the children can use to stimulate thoughts and questions.
This website – Authorfy – has 60+ creative writing masterclasses with children’s authors that can be accessed at home for free. You create an account at authorfy.com/join. Every masterclass includes fun writing challenges, authors reading from their books, writing tips, advice and more. There are daily writing and illustration challenges from:
Phonics and Reading
Daily YouTube lessons Update
Storytime with Nick
Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller. A new story will be added to RWI YouTube channel at 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. They are ideal for Nursery, Reception and KS1 children.
We have two new parent films available on RWI YouTube Channel:
• Reading Set 3 Speed Sounds and words with your child
• Introduction to daily Phonics lessons.
Oxford Owl for Home resources
Activities and eBooks are available on Oxford Owl for Home.
A range of books to read and listen to online:
“Audible” – https://stories.audible.com/start-listen Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
KS2: The book of Hopes
A range of activities, all inspired by David Walliams’ tremendous tales: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities/
A range of resources, created for teachers but also great for parents, to use alongside the ‘Wimpy Kid’ books: https://www.wimpykidclub.co.uk/teachers-resources/
A range of interactive film-based content available for download with activity sheets: http://www.thefilmspace.org/library-for-primary/
Maths, Science, Literacy, Geography, History, Art, Music, ICT, DT, PE – all outside!!
Week 1 – Spring is Coming
Week 2 – Spring Magic
Week 3 – Tree-mendous
Week 4 – Grow Your Own
Week 5 – Symmetry in Nature
Week 6 – Sticks and Stones
New: 30 Days Wild Homeschooling – plenty of activities for a wild June!
Just One Tree Home Learning Resources: These packs cover the importance of trees, spanning topics such as photosynthesis, providing habitat for wildlife and mitigating climate change. They include a range of tasks including creative writing and maths, and have printer friendly worksheets on the final pages of each pack.
Other Resources for Parents and Children
And finally, to keep everyone busy, of all ages – The Taskmaster #HomeTasking https://youtu.be/_DQ32Vahb1E
Examples of Home Learning
Isaac in Year 4 has been learning about the Egyptians and made a model pyramid, sphynx and mummy out of Lego. He has also written his name in hieroglyphics.
Emily in Year 3 drew a picture of an Egyptian king.
Scarlett in Year 4 made a mummy.
Adrian in Year 6 wrote a poem about a favourite animal.
Ted in Reception has been very busy at home doing his phonics and Maths.
Sammy in Reception has learnt to ride his bike. Well done, Sammy!!
Bailey in Year 2 has written a poem.
Alex in Year 5 made an Anderson shelter out of Lego.
Fifi in Year 1 has designed a Pokemon
India in Year 4 made a poster about Ramadan
India in Year 2 has learnt about Siberian tigers
Xavier in Year 5 produced a lovely poster about the Parthenon in Athens.
Sophia in Reception did some amazing art
Bethany in Year 1 made up her own little story and picture comic strip
James in Year 2 has done geography fieldwork
Caitlin in Year 3 made a Sphinx
Dylan EJ in Year 4 is building a canoe with his dad
Christy in Year 5 has been creative with the Ancient Greeks topic
Toby in Year 6 has created a timeline of the Ancient Greeks
Miss Cordell in Year 3 made a lantern!