During the period of school closure please refer to this page for all learning activities that can be carried out at home.
We also appreciate that keeping children engaged in their learning whilst at home is not going to be easy and so we have gathered perfectly matched content for your child that can be completed both independently or with adult support.
A letter, dated 19th March 2020, was sent to all parents informing of what to expect during the closure. All children will be contacted by a member of staff to discuss work completed at home and for well-being check ins.
Useful parenting documents about coronavirus
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Learning through play is a key element of your child's development. Focus on:
- reading and talking about books to develop their early reading skills
- count objects, pictures and practise simple word problems using items from around the house
- write letters, words and numbers, encouraging your child to hold writing equipment correctly
- use scissors and other handheld tools to develop fine motor skills
- be active - let your child explore the outdoors
Your child can be supported at home in ways that encourage a love of learning. Reading at home with your child and spelling out words, decoding them together, is a beneficial way of supporting your child's learning. Try to pick stories that centre on their interests to keep it fun.
Check the front and back of the reading book from school as there are often suggested activities for your child to do.
- practise reading words from the 2019 phonics screening check.
- practise handwriting at home, keeping letters neatly sitting on the line.
- count in 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s.
- count objects, pictures and then record in equations.
Recommended sites and activities links
*NEW* RWInc Phonics lessons: RWInc are leading daily phonics lessons via their YouTube channel. Set 1 sounds 9.30am, set 2 sounds 10am, set 3 sounds 10.30am. If you are unsure which set of sounds your child is working on, please email their class
Go Noodle : Family fun exercise routines to keep you active.
*NEW* In these unprecedented times the Youth Sport Trust want to be able to support schools, teachers, parents and carers in understanding the importance of continuing with Physical Education (PE) whilst children and young people are inevitably going to be schooled in the home environment.
*NEW* Our one-to-one maths programmes take place online with tutor support, but central to the learning experience are the teaching resources we provide for all classes and pupils at primary school, not just those who require the one-to-one tuition.
TTS have created a curriculum-focused independent learning resource with over 40 home learning activities all planned and all prepared. With a combination of independent and collaborative learning activities, the home learning books provide a great opportunity for parents to learn with their children.
The Reading Realm: There are some downloadable packs with English curriculum ideas and tasks for your child to access. These can be printed or discussed from the screen.
Numbots: Do not forget that you can access the Numbots site for maths. Usernames and passwords were shared with all children.
Classroom Secrets (Kids) Free access to online learning platform.
Classroom Secrets - Free downloadable learning packs for each year group. It will download a folder containing a learning pack, guidance and answers and practical ideas.
Foundation Stage - 15 recommended apps for learning at home.
Oxford Owl - Free eBook access
Twinkl - A range of resources to download and access. Please sign up and use the code 'PARENTSTWINKLHELPS' for a month of free resources, including reading, writing and maths.
White Rose Maths - Free tutorials and activities for year 1 and 2. More will be added over the next couple of weeks.
Phonics Play - Phonics games and activities. Username: march20 Password: home
BBC Super Movers - Keep your children active and learning. Lots of dances linked to multiplications, number facts and punctuation. Your children are familiar with these as they are used to keep children active in school.
Premier Sports - Premier Sport have created an active learning platform for children to stay active whilst at home.