Primary Homework Programme During Absence From School

Take part in the world's biggest art lesson!

Learn to draw with World Book Day author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph and help to break the Guinness World Records title for largest online art lesson ever and raise money to fight COVID-19!  Rob Biddulph is a famed author and illustrator of children's books.  You may know him from his #DrawWithRob lessons that have gone viral across families during lockdown (and shared by BBC and CBS). Or you may know him from one of his books like Odd Dog Out.  

On 21st May at 4pm, Rob will teach the world a 30 minute art lesson where we learn to draw a much loved character.  All you need to participate is access to paper, pencils and the video livestream.  To sign up HERE to receive a link to the livestream.  


Online phonics lessons for Letters and Sounds

We are pleased to announce, from Monday 27 April, online phonics lessons are available from Letters and Sounds for home and school

Written and presented by phonics experts and funded by the Department for Education, the online lessons are designed to cover new phonics teaching that children would have received over the summer term had they been in school. This resource is for use by teachers and parents who will find planning and teaching phonics challenging when schools are closed due to Covid-19.

Three sets of lessons will be available. One set for Reception and one for Year 1, based on where children are expected to be in their learning in the summer term. A third set of lessons aims to reach the lowest 20% of children; focussing on areas children find the most challenging. A guidance film for parents to explain the basics of Phonics and how parents can support their child is also available.

From Monday 27 April, a new lesson will be uploaded Monday to Friday at the times below during the summer term. *After upload, each lesson will then be available to watch throughout the summer term.

10 am*
For Reception children who can blend and read words such as ‘fish’ ‘chat’ and ‘rain’
10:30 am*
For Year 1 children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘stamp’ ‘chair’ and ‘green’
11 am*
For children in Reception and Year 1 who need extra practice sounding and reading words such as ‘tap’ ‘cap’ ‘mat’ ‘pat’

Useful Websites

Marjory Kinnon Cookbook - this cookbook has been produced by Ms Pelikan, our Head of Key Stage 3, and includes a wide variety of recipes, written in a format that enables our pupils to make the dishes for themselves and their families.  You can check it out HERE.

Teachers are providing information about homework for children to complete during this time.  There are also a number of websites which offer lots of fun and learning opportunities.  To help your child to keep up with their learning while they are at home, we recommend the following websites:

CBeebies This colourful website has everything - games, craft ideas, recipes and music.  Many of the activities link to popular TV shows and we love the video singalongs!
TTS Group Provides lots of resources to schools to help teachers teach and learners learn.  TTS want to ensure that pupils don't miss out due to coronavirus and so they have made some of their resources free for parents, including an Activity Book for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Scroll down their website to download a copy.
Twinkl Offers learning resources to teachers and parents who pay to become members.  However, due to coronavirus, Twinkl are offering one month of free membership to support continued learning from home.  Sign in on the Twinkl website to access the free resources.
Activity Village Offers lots of fun activities for teachers and parents who pay to become members.  However, to provide support to busy parents during the coronavirus school closures, Activitiy Village has pulled together some of their favourite activities into bundles which are currently free for everyone to download. 
Topmarks Provides a range of fun and educational activities, including resources designed specifically for parents to work with their children.
Something Special Using a sign language called Makaton, Justin and Mr Tumble help children learn how to communicate and develop language skills in a fun and exciting way.
Big Eyed Owl A site dedicated to providing ideas, resources and information for parents, carers and teachers of preschool, nursery and Key Stage 1 children.
Education City Provides engaging, educational resources and games for pupils aged 3-12 years, with a range of activities which are free to download.
BBC Bitesize Help with learning and homework.  Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.
Homework Elephant An impressive resource for every subject and assignment that your child is likely to face.