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.
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.
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.
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
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/
Audible – 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.
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.
Other Resources for Parents and Children
And finally, to keep everyone busy, of all ages – The Taskmaster #HomeTasking https://youtu.be/_DQ32Vahb1E
Activities for printing
These resources come from the CAFOD website, where more resources will be added soon. Please check.
Also have a look at our Prayer Spaces at Home page.
Other RE Resources for home learning
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. They will be adding daily writing and illustration challenges from next week.
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.
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!!