Remote Learning

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.

Video Message 

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 ResourcesThe 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.

How parents can help their children continue their education

How parents of children with SEND can help their children

Kids Classroom Secrets  – All year groups, all subjects

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:
https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/

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

Online Safety

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.

Using Zoom
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:
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online

Also refer to our Online Safety pages for parents and pupils

Music/Singing

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/

Month of Music Challenges

History

VE Day Home Learning Packs for KS1 and KS2 – Other Home Learning Packs available from the same site too.

Get involved with VE Day – a toolkit with resources, ideas for a party, a recipe, a creative challenge and more!

French
Activities from Gabrielle.  You can also register for free weekly online lessons.  

RE

New:  15 Prayers during school closure and for re-opening

Please check the CAFOD website, where resources are being added.  

Also have a look at our Prayer Spaces at Home page and our Wednesday Word page.

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.
https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/the-god-who-speaks/focus/

The Word at Home
Check out these Top Ten ideas for in the home.
https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/the-god-who-speaks/word-at-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

New:  Pope John Paul II Anniversary booklet

See also Music/Singing.

Art
Some art activities

Lots of games, videos and activities to explore art from the Tate Museum: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Five fun Art projects

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.

Online Computing Lessons for KS2

Fun Science at Home Experiments:  Watery ScienceMusical ScienceGasesSpider SafariSink or SwimEgg-citing ScienceSpinning ScienceScience with Ice –  Salty Science

New Experiment:  Scavenger

Maths
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

As a cornerstone of their skills, children can also continue with their times tables learning using this site: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

https://www.mymaths.co.uk Login in with your school username and password.

Writing

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:

Grammarsaurus free Writing activities

Phonics and Reading

Daily YouTube lessons Update

New:  Updated information from 1 June, including new daily films

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.

Parent films
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:

https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html

https://www.storylineonline.net

https://www.worldbookday.com/storytime-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.

KS1 books: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

KS2:  The book of Hopes

Reading/writing/creativity

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/

Outdoor Learning

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.

Leaf Necklace Activity
Mud Paint Recipe
DIY Natural Paintbrushes
Painting Leaves Activity

Other Resources for Parents and Children 

The Inner Drive have compiled their best resources for teachers, parents, students and athletes in “Lockdown Support Six-Packs” to, hopefully, help you navigate these times.  @Inner-Drive

And finally, to keep everyone busy, of all ages – The Taskmaster #HomeTasking https://youtu.be/_DQ32Vahb1E 

Daily Wellbeing Activities
Five Ways to Wellbeing in Isolation
Our Mental Health and Wellbeing page

PE Activities

PE with Joe Wicks  https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Active for Live Personal Challenge
Active for Live Personal Challenge Score Card
Stay Active at Home Resources
Please click on the pictures below for other activities you can do in a small space.

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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.

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Emily in Year 3 drew a picture of an Egyptian king.

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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.

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Sammy in Reception has learnt to ride his bike.  Well done, Sammy!!

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Bailey in Year 2 has written a poem.

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Alex in Year 5 made an Anderson shelter out of Lego.

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Fifi in Year 1 has designed a Pokemon

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India in Year 4 made a poster about Ramadan

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India in Year 2 has learnt about Siberian tigers

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Xavier in Year 5 produced a lovely poster about the Parthenon in Athens.

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Sophia in Reception did some amazing art

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Bethany in Year 1 made up her own little story and picture comic strip

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James in Year 2 has done geography fieldwork

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Caitlin in Year 3 made a Sphinx

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Dylan EJ in Year 4 is building a canoe with his dad

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Christy in Year 5 has been creative with the Ancient Greeks topic

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Toby in Year 6 has created a timeline of the Ancient Greeks

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Miss Cordell in Year 3 made a lantern!

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