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March 2020 Home Learning Resources

To view the home learning set for your child, head over to the Year Group pages. Select the year group, then the 'Home Learning Resources' icon.
Below is a document which outlines the topics your child would normally be studying in the Summer term. There is a wealth of resources available online, for example BBC Bitesize and Oak Academy so if you did want to do any extra learning alongside the weekly tasks being set by teachers, we hope that you will find this document useful. 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are aware that not all families have computer access. In addition to this it is good to break up screen time with practical activities, so here is a list of easy and inexpensive things you can do which will help learning, family bonding and are simply fun!


These activities suit all age groups, but younger children may need more support and guidance.


  • Make sure you have glue, scissors, paper, Sellotape and (ideally) coloured paper and card in your home.
  • Bake a cake with your child, talk about the ingredients, where they come from and how else we use them. Look at the quantities, estimate weights and measure with care. Discuss how the liquid of the cake mix turns into a solid, and what makes that happen. Enjoy decorating and eating it together!
  • Take a walk to a local park or wooded area, if this is still possible and advised; collect twigs, leaves and feathers. See if you can name the plants/animals they are from. Use the materials to make a picture or collage at home.
  • If you live on a busy road do a traffic count: count up home many cars/bikes/motorbikes/vans and lorries pass by in a five minute period. Do this at 8am, 12pm and again at 5pm and compare the data. Children could present this in a table or as a graph. Discuss any differences at the different times. Think about where the people are going and what kinds of jobs they do.
  • Make a range of cards with heart-warming messages inside about the good attributes of the person you are writing it for. Pop it in an envelope and put it through their door.
  • Set up a life drawing/painting scene with fruit/flowers/anything you like from your home. Use paper to draw or paint on. Compare your pictures and techniques along the way: only saying nice things to each other about it!
  • Make play dough: 1 cup of plain flour, ½ cup of salt, 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar, one tablespoon of veg/maize oil, 1 cup of boiling water. Food colouring optional: if desired add the colour to the boiling water. Put all ingredients in a pan: stir and cook for about half a minute. Once cool it is ready to use. Keep in an airtight container for long use.
  • Do junk modelling: think about what you would like to build, design it. Source the things you need from your recycling. If you wish to paint anything plastic mix PVA glue with the paint to help it clung to the plastic.
  • If you have Lego or other building kits, then set a challenge for your children such as building a tower/car/boat within a set time limit or with as few/many bricks as possible.
  • Write an Acrostic Poem for each person in your family: each letter of their name is written down the left side of the page- each new word or sentence starts with one letter of the person’s name.
  • Do some origami: make paper planes, boats, or more complex patterns from a book you may have at home or online videos, which can be found through a web search. See how intricate you can make them.
  • Design an exercise programme to share with your family. It should include 5 exercises for 1 minute each.
  • Design and create a finger or hand puppet: use old fabric or clothes which are too small, and ask permission before you cut any material or old clothing. If you make more than one, then you can create a play afterwards. This activity can be done with paper where no fabric is available.
  • Create a secret trail with clues in your house for other people to follow: this could lead to treasure (a sweetie or special message).
  • Draw a map of your local area from memory. Plan it out: for younger children this might mean just a plan of their bedroom, or the house, but for older children see how many streets they remember and where they are located. Compare to a real map and see what you got right!
  • Play a board game or do a puzzle. Children can even make their own puzzles if you have care: draw a lovely picture and colour it all: no whit spaces unless intentional, cut it up into small pieces (they don’t have to be puzzle shaped) and challenge another family member to complete it.
  • Plant some fast growing seeds on your window sill, such as cress or mustard, decide how you can use this in food and make the dish together for the family.
  • Look through old photos of the family and extended family together (digital and printed). Talk about all the memories that go with them.
  • Teach your child to fix a puncture on a bicycle.
  • Make sure your child knows their home address and an always accessible phone number off by heart: they can make a poster of this for their bedroom to remind them.
  • Do a performance: write a play or learn some songs off by heart and have a ‘show’.


If you do want to go online……


Please see the links on for many of the online resources we use in school.

The following are websites that we use most frequently with the children:


All children have a log in for MyUSO and there is a huge range of educational programmes on here that they can access. You can filter these by key stage and/or by subject

Some programmes through My USO which we often use at school are:



Computer coding

Busy Things

A range of Maths and English activities

Purple Mash

A variety of learning and computing resources


Children can select a topic to work on, either revisiting topics that they have learnt this year or look at new topics. They can also play live Mathletics against other pupils. The top scoring children across the school are often rewarded with a certificate in assembly.

Espresso Discovery Education



Opportunities to research topics and complete learning activities suitable for all Reception-Year 6




Other websites recommended by school staff and parents

BBC learning

This site is old and no longer updated yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.


Creative computer programming

The Body Coach TV - Youtube Channel

Has a '5 minute move'- Short energising workouts for kids section on his page.

National Geographic Kids

Fun facts and quizzes about the world!

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga and mindfulness. There is also a Facebook page.

Top Marks

Educational games on all subjects

ICT games

Educational games on Maths and English




3D design, electronics and coding


A range of activities based on CBeebies shows


A range of activities based on CBBC shows

CBeebies Radio

Listening activities for younger children

The Kids Should See This

Science, Technology, Music and Art videos

Code Combat

Coding games

British Council school resources

Resources for KS2 on a range of global topics.

Resources for all on learning English

Oxford Owl books

Free e-books for ages 3-11

Big History Project

Aimed at secondary age but may be suitable for some KS2 children. History information and quizzes.

World Geography games

Geography games

Blue Peter badges

Apply for Blue Peter badges (8 to collect!) – you will need to post your application form.

Artful Parent

Art activities for children (there is also a Facebook page)

Red Ted Art

Art activities for younger children

The Imagination Tree

Creative play and learning ideas

Toy Theatre

Educational games

DK find out

Online encyclopedia – videos, quizzes and facts on a huge range of topics



This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures

Children & Families Services

Some resources which parents may find useful, including how you can speak to children about coronavirus, educational activities and how to keep your child happy and safe online during COVID-19