To continue children’s education at home we have implemented a variety of ways for pupils to access educational resources and support from their class teacher. We would like to encourage parents to work together with their child to support them during this time and thank you for your help.
Below you will find a document outlining the various home learning strategies we have put in place and also instructions for parents on how to access the google classroom, our virtual learning environment.
Home Learning Information for parents
Home Learning Routines
Below you will find some useful documents to support you at home.
More can be found on the link below:
Below are some useful links for other educational resources.
York Information and Resources for Parents and Carers
Looking After Yourself and Looking after your Children
A great interactive site with games and worksheets for phonics.
Stay at home story time with Oliver Jeffers
The author, Oliver Jeffers, will be streaming story time on his Instagram account every day.
This site has free 20 minute active learning programmes linked to English.
Epic is a digital library for kids 12 and under.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
White Rose Home Learning
White Rose is the scheme the school use and they have prepared a series of five brand new maths lessons for each year group, which includes a video and activity.
Learning by Questions at Home
This site has hundreds of online classroom resources that children can work through at their own pace while receiving marking and feedback as they go.
This site has free 20 minute active learning programmes linked to Maths.
This site has a variety of online educational resources including ‘hit the button’, brilliant for improving mental maths and calculation skills, but particularly times tables either up to 10 or up to 12 times.
30 Days Wild
This June, join thousands of people taking part in the annual nature challenge, 30 Days Wild! We want you to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, wellbeing and for the planet. That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.
BBC Bitesize - Science
Many videos and lessons based on science activities or topics!
Go Noodle keeps kids active using dances and activities.
This site has free 20 minute active learning programmes.
Family Days Tried and Tested
This site offers free virtual tours of World Museums, Educational Sites and Galleries for children.
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.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
Here you will find a list of education companies offering free subscriptions.
Educational support from Yorkshire Water
Interesting activities to do with their children – both fun and educational!
Get inspired to help the planet on World Earth Day
Interesting activities to do with their children all focused on World Earth Day!
Stephen Lawrence Trust Materials
We are aware that many young people and families are experiencing worries about the current situation. Below you will find some workbooks from our School Wellbeing Worker with positive activities for their emotional wellbeing.
There are also some sites offering reassurances to young people about Covid19.
Pupil Wellbeing Activities
Picture News is a resource we use in school and enables pupils to learn about our world, develop independence, resilience, respect and unlock their own drive and passion for learning. Teaching the news not only provides great content and stimulus and grips children's attention, it is also something that the children can impact. It is current, happening now and so their voice is given meaning and purpose. It is our world and we all matter.
Each week we will upload the news for the week and in the attachments below you will find the photo of the week along with the newspaper for children to read. Picture News has also provided parents with home learning ideas linked to it. There is also guidance and a recording sheet for EYFS parents.
Picture News Resources Week Beginning 13/07
School Wellbeing Workbook
Collective Worship/Worshipping together at home.
Below you will find some links and resources for worshipping together at home.
(25/03/2020) Youtube channel for family and school worship - a 15 min slot at 9.30 after Joe Wick's workout slot, PE with Joe.
(25/03/2020) Blackburn Diocese have a number of digital resources available here
These include podcasts for children and resources for children/youth work at home.
(25/03/2020) God for All in Cumbria have put up a Pinterest page for households:
(25/03/2020) Free film/drama clips for Holy week & Easter from Rhema theatre group:
(25/03/2020) Acts of Worship at Home - Carolyn Brown who curates the #WorshipingWithChildren site has designed a simple act of worship for families at home.
(24/03/2020) Fischy Music are doing online assemblies Join them at:
(24/03/2020) Songs from Rend Co Kids that are suitable for collective worship.
(24/03/2020) If you have young children, you can join Diddy Disciples for Bedtime Prayers at 6.45pm on their Facebook page. Words here
(24/03/2020) Engage at home: daily prayer and worship activities for families. https://engageworship.org/engage-at-home-daily-family-prayer-and-worship-activities