Home Learning (School Closure)
School will officially close to most pupils on Friday 20th March at 3.15pm. To support you and your child's learning during this challenging time, here are a selection of activities that children can complete at home.
We have made a range of activities available for children to complete from maths to phonics and learning related to class topics. We have also included a mixture of practical and written activities to give you and your child a choice of what to complete.
As always we want to promote the importance of reading to and with your child, so If you are unable to do much whilst school is closed, maybe because you or your children are ill, or you are still having to work, we would urge you prioritise reading over any of the other learning activities.
Please don’t feel under any pressure to complete all the activities, you know your own children and are free to select the activities that you think they would most enjoy or benefit from. There is no expectation that any work is handed in at the end of the closure period.
Keeping Children Safe online
The DFE have released updated guidance for parents and carers: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping Children Safe Online.
Please see the link below for advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Supporting parents of children with additional needs
EYFS - BLIS support and information
The Importance of Play
Health, Fitness and Wellbeing support
***NEW*** VE Day activities
The Kindness Calendar
Additional Web Links for Parents
What else can I do?
Online educational publishers, Twinkl, have offered parents free access to all its resources for a month to support continued learning at home. All you need to do is visit https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter UKTWINKLHELPS to get started. Parents should be able to access free Home Learning Packs for each primary year group. Each pack contains resources to help with distance learning:
For kids who love science, the Children’s University of Manchester website is an excellent interactive resource in which your child can browse a number of different science topics, which have a quiz at the end of each unit.
BBC Bitesize is an excellent online resource that provides students help with revision and learning. Here you will find a number of free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject on every subject for students aged from three to 16 and over.
For those of you who enjoy making crafts with your child at home, Activity Village is a great resource for ideas and templates to develop creativity at home.