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Home Learning

Please use these activities and resources to support your child's learning at home. We will update this page each week with different ideas and activities which reflect things we would have been doing in class. 

Please upload any activities your children complete to Tapestry and let us know how they get on. 

W/B 18.5.20 Home Learning - Frogs and Tadpoles

W/B 4.5.2020 Worm Activities

Here are some ideas. They are not compulsory but will help your child maintain a sense of routine and ensure they are staying on track!


Apps and Games



Go to Collins Connect and click on the Teacher portal and enter: 


Password: Parents20! 

Follow Collins Big Cat    You will recognise the colour book bands and can select the one your child was on at school or the next one on.


Oxford Owls

Oxford Owls offers ebooks similar to those we use in school. Just choose one that looks at about the right level for your child.

Comic strips at your child’s reading level.  These can be printed out and are great fun to read. We are on phase 3 and 4 in school.


Spelling Shed

All spelling shed user names and passwords have been emailed to you.

On the home screen you will see a Tricky Word Game your children can play.

You can also access games which cover all of the phonics we have covered this year.

  1. Click on More Lists’
  2. Click on ‘Scheme’
  3. Select ‘Stage – PHONICS’
  4. Select the list you would like

Lists 1 to 30 are ideal if your child is consolidating spelling basic CVC words.

Lists 31 to 52 have words containing digraphs and trigraphs.

Lists 53 onward offer more challenge.


Reading Eggs and Maths Seeds – a two-week free trial.

These support phonics and early maths skills.         

This is fabulous for allowing progress in reading. It assesses your child's starting point and also provides books to read.

This also assesses your child's starting point allowing for steady progress. 


Phonics Play

Lots of game to play to reinforce children’s phonic skills. You need Flash player on Internet Explorer to get this to work.

We are currently on phase 3.. The children have played some of these games in class.



Twinkl are offering free membership to parents for the next four weeks. They have lots of online resources you can download. and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS



A range of games for Early Years.









Updated 22nd April



During the current school closures, we will continue to inform you of different websites and resources that you can use at home for home-learning, online activities or getting some daily exercise.


More and more subscription-based services are being offered free-of-charge at this time and we will continue to tell you about these as we hear about them, but please pay careful attention to the terms and conditions of these sites, especially as their free period comes to an end.



Please note that this is a shared list of resources for children across our school and therefore not all resources will be appropriate for all ages.



Recent Additions


BBC Bitesize now includes short daily lessons for all ages:


Oak National Academy is an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, and it includes a range of short lessons for all subjects:


The Government released its own list of resources for parents at the beginning of April.  Please see more information at



This is a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler



Timestable Rockstars – (Y2–Y6 only)


Spelling Shed


SplashMaths (Y3/4) - free maths games - class codes and usernames to be sent out


Purple Mash - coding and online literacy activities


Scratch - online coding and creation of environments


Read Any Book - online free books (check age range to make sure they are suitable first)


Phonics Play - Phonics games


Top Marks - Lots of educational games including times tables


Oxford Owl - Lots of educational games


ICT Games - Lots of educational games and online tools to demonstrate mathematical methods (eg, number lines)


Snappy Maths - Lots of mental maths worksheets



JIT5 - A range of fun programs for the children to access: word processing, programming, animating etc


Crickweb - Sorting games, particularly good for science


National Geographic Kids- Activities and quizzes


Duolingo - Learning languages (available on web or app)


The Maths Factor – Carol Vorderman’s maths site (currently free of charge)


You can listen to David Walliams' daily short stories at any time. Each new story is being released at 11.00am from 24 March to 23 April.


Other online reading books are available from The Book Trust


For as long as schools are closed, children can instantly stream audible audio books.


RSPCA - Lots of fun and free resources!




10-Minute Shake-ups


Pinterest - An amazing collection of activities, games, etc Amazing for rainy day ideas


For theatre lovers:



There are also teaching and learning sites that are currently offering free resources to families: – enter code UKTWINKLHELPS - no code needed