Updated: 3rd April 13:00 (Numbots)
We would like to take the opportunity to refer you to the ‘Example Timetable’ below the ‘How Will Things Work’ text. This is the best summary of the information we have provided to date, including links to all the websites and documents you need.
All parents should now have received a text with log-in details for ‘Mathletics’ to assist with your child’s Numeracy work.
If you have any questions or need any clarification regarding the ‘Example Timetable’ or indeed any aspect of your child’s ‘Home Learning’ please do not hesitate to get in touch with the office on 01303 255516.
In This Section
- How Will Things Work?
- Example Timetable
- Home Learning Grid
- Read Write Inc Phonics – Live Lessons
- This Term’s Parent Letter
- Young Writers – Poetry & Creative Writing
- Phonics & Reading
- Free Online Books
- Free Online Resources By Subject
- Latest New Online Resources (Creative, PE, Worship, Mindfulness)
How Will Things Work?
Each class has been given a learning grid of activities to choose from. They should have time to complete all the tasks and are allowed to do the activities either on paper or on a computer. The grids are designed to last up until the Easter holidays when they will be updated with new ones if we are still off school.
In addition to the grid all children in the school have Purple Mash logins https://www.purplemash.com/login/. Each week your child will be set at least two activities to complete on Purple Mash. These ‘set’ activities are found in the ‘To Do’ section of purple mash and under ‘My Tasks.’ These can then be ‘handed in’ virtually to their teacher.
Children can send their teachers messages when they submit their work and teachers will reply to them. This will be a lovely way of keeping communication open and will enable us to see what your child has been up to. In addition children can use any of the programs and activities on Purple Mash if they would like some extra work to do. There are a lot of fun activities on there.
Your child was given their login details to take home again on Friday. If your child was off sick please phone the office if they do not know their username and password and these will be given to you.
We suggest that Ducklings spend 15 minutes reading and 45 minutes on Numeracy each day and then choose which other lessons they would like to participate in.
Further down this page you will find a list of free online resources which you may find useful, including live online ‘Read Write Inc Phonics’ lessons and poetry and creative writing worksheets from ‘Young Writers’.
- Reading – 15 mins daily
- Numeracy – 45 mins daily (Choose to use the below ‘Home Learning Grid’ or ‘Mathletics’ and include 10-15 mins of Numbots)
- Further ‘Home Learning Grid’ activities – daily
- Purple Mash – 2 activities per week
- Extra Purple Mash activities
- ‘Read Write Inc Phonics’ online lessons – see below
- ‘Young Writers’ worksheets – see below
- Latest New Online Resources (Creative, PE, Worship, Mindfulness)
Home Learning Grid
Read Write Inc Phonics – Live Lessons
This Term’s Parent Letter
Young Writers – Poetry & Creative Writing
For 5-7 year-olds
Phonics & Reading
Learning to read – and to love to read – is directly linked to children’s success at school and beyond. Find out how children learn to read with phonics, and how you can help your child’s reading at home.
Phonics is a method of learning to read words that is taught right from the start of Reception.
Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sound(s) they represent – so, they are taught that the letter l sounds like llll when we say it. Children can then start to read words by blending the sounds together to make a word.
Free Tablet Friendly E-Books
The Oxford Owl website also provide a free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. Help your young child learn to read, and love to read, with their range of over 100 free eBooks.
If you’d like to learn more about how to support your child’s reading, visit the Reading and Phonics made easy pages. For information about their range of levelled books for schools, visit the Oxford Reading Tree page or explore the Read with Oxford pages to learn about their range of books designed to support reading practice at home.
Not sure where to start? Check which level is right for your child with this simple test from Read with Oxford.
Free Online Resources
Below is a list of free online resources which you may find useful:
*** JUST ADDED *** Elevenses With The World Of David Walliams
David Walliams is reading daily “Elevenses with David Walliams”
Literacy Shed +
Provides teaching resources for literacy, book studies etc
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Teach Your Monster To Read
The groundbreaking reading and phonics game
Listening activities for the younger ones.
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Science awards you can complete from home.
Free science lessons
The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here
ExpeRimental: A series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with your children.
Let’s Get Outside!
Nature-based educational materials for lesson plans and fun activities
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Cool Maths Games
Free online math games, cool puzzles and more
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.
*** JUST ADDED *** Mes Games
Daily routine games – American but monsters teach you math!
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
Resources for English language learning
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Art & DT
Good, free art activities
*** JUST ADDED *** Lunch Doodles With Mo Wilems
Best selling US children’s author Mo Willems is teaching drawing on You Tube.
All kinds of making.
Free educational games, math games, language arts games, and more!
*** JUST ADDED *** BBC Bitesize
Free online study support resource designed to help with learning, revision and homework!
This site is old and no longer updated and 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.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
Animated educational website for many subjects
Interactive games, video tutorials and downloadable home learning packs
You Tube videos on many subjects
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
*** JUST ADDED *** National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger ages
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All sorts of engaging educational videos
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Educational online games
*** JUST ADDED *** Twinkl
Giving parents free access for a month to lots of resources
Wimpy Kid Club
Specially created resources for fun, focused, curriculum-linked lessons (Key Stage 2)