Learning at Home

We have created this Learning at Home webpage to help pupils engage in their learning whilst not in school.

Each class has a tab with focus areas children should be working on regularly, as well as links to resources, etc that have been provided by their teachers.

We will update resources and links over the next few weeks, and also post videos, etc that we feel might be useful to our pupils.

Please also find a range of links to websites which would encourage learning in all areas (some logins are required and will be emailed to parents). These links are to the right or grouped below.

Please remember that setting a routine will help your child to learn at home, but it is also important to take time to play, chat, be active, engage in creative tasks and have fun. This will also help everyone’s wellbeing in such challenging times.

As always, please email us if you have any questions about your child’s learning and we look forward to hearing all about their learning and experiences at home!

 

EYFS Hawaii Class

Please practice these skills regularly at home. See links below for resources and ideas to help work on these key skills.

  • Cutting skills
  • Letter formation
  • Understanding of a healthy lifestyle
  • Throwing, catching, kicking, etc a ball
  • Phase 3 phonics (reading and writing)
  • Writing phonetically plausible sentences
  • Counting, recognising and ordering numbers to 20
  • One more/ one less than
  • Doubling, halving & sharing
  • Addition & subtraction single digit numbers
  • Days of the week
  • Money
  • Size, weight & capacity
  • 2D shapes & 3D shapes and their properties
  • Role play and make up their own stories

Year One Florida Class

Areas of focus for Year 1 pupils:

  • daily reading and discussion about text (ask questions about what they have read, summarise the story, etc)
  • writing sentences with and/because, punctuation and adjectives
  • practice spelling words – see link below
  • creative writing – write stories
  • number bond practice (to 10, 20, 50 and 100)
  • addition and subtraction of two digit numbers
  • counting on and back from given numbers, finding the missing number
  • telling time
  • tying shoelaces
  • practice cutting

Please practice these skills regularly at home. See links below for resources and ideas to help work on these key skills.

Year One Writing Unit: ‘Something Fishy’.
Children to watch the video from Literacy Shed, and complete the related learning tasks in the links below.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiVkDMLh81w

Year 2 Texas Class

Areas of focus for Year 2 pupils:

  • creative writing using punctuation, descriptive language and conjunctions
  • using money
  • retelling stories
  • reading (including the reading quest)
  • time telling
  • the 4 operations (- + x ÷)
  • shapes

Please practice these skills regularly at home. See links below for resources and ideas to help work on these key skills.

Year Two Writing Unit: ‘Something Fishy’.
Children to watch the video from Literacy Shed, and complete the related learning tasks in the links below.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiVkDMLh81w


https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Year 3 New Jersey

Areas of focus for Year 3 pupils:

  • Correct Capital Letter and Full Stop use.
  • Paragraphing similar ideas together.
  • using adverbs in sentences
  • Using inverted commas to quote speech.
  • using fronted adverbials for time, place or how , and using a comma to punctuate these.
  • using D.A.D.W.A.I.V.E.R.S to encourage more holistic story writing.
  • phase 5 phonics recap with link to year 2 statutory spelling list.
  • Year 3 and 4 high frequency words spelling.
  • Reading comprehension, continuation of reading every day, practising phonics sounds to sound and blend new words and writing a summary within their reading record, focused on the high expectations of correct spelling and punctuation throughout.
  • 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 times tables
  • Telling the time to the nearest minute
  • Column methods recap (up to 1000 total)
  • Finding the perimeter of a shape
  • converting between m, cm and mm of lengths.
  • recognising fractions
  • finding fractions of amounts (unit fractions)
  • finding fractions of amounts (non-unit fractions)
  • converting tenths into decimals and counting (0.8,0.9, 1, 1.1, 1.2…)
  • Requirements of a plant to grow.
  • Life cycle of a plant

Please practice these skills regularly at home. See links below for resources and ideas to help work on these key skills.

Year Three Unit: ‘Home Sweet Home’
Children to watch the video from Literacy Shed, and complete the related learning tasks in the links below.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKRZn0uS6eA&t=42s

Year 4 Alaska Class

Areas of focus for Year 4 pupils:

  • Research Sir David Attenborough and find out as much information about him as they can. They could turn this information into a fact file on the man.
  • Use the daily pictures from pobble365 to inspire some independent writing. Remember to use punctuation, extended sentences and descriptive language in all writing tasks.
  • Maths practice – see resources below.
  • Practice times tables on www.timestables.co.uk
  • Science – look at global warming, climates, etc. See “All About Global Warming” link below for resources.
  • Compare the temperatures between countries that have different climates, such as the arctic, the uk, the Andes mountains, Egypt, Australia. Compare features of the countries.
  • Read daily and discuss/answer questions and write about texts.
  • watch and discuss these TV programmes – Blue Planet 2 on BBC iPlayer and My Family and the Galapagos on 4OD

Year 4 Writing Unit: Taking Flight
Children to watch the video from Literacy Shed, and complete the related learning tasks in the links below.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj6V-xZgtlQ

Year 5 Colorado Class

Areas of focus for Year 5 pupils:

  • daily reading and comprehension questions (VIPER)
  • times table practice
  • column method for four operations
  • creative writing using a range of punctuation, extended sentences and descriptive language
  • Year 5 and 6 spelling words

Please also use links below for Year 5 focus areas:

Maths
https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-5
https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/subject/index.html?subject=862390&grade=uks2
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers
https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

English
https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/e2_comprehension_uks2/index.html
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar
https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/english/
http://www.pobble365.com/

Year 5 Writing Unit: ‘Pandora Discovered’
Children to watch the video from Literacy Shed, and complete the related learning tasks in the links below.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBGDmin_38E&t=184s

SPaG
https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item305320/grade2/index.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

View the Ancient Egyptian artifacts at the British Museum on google street view

Year 6 Tennessee Class

Areas of focus for Year 6 pupils:

  • Regular reading for pleasure (reference book list)
  • Daily times tables practice
  • Use of ’10 minute test’ SATs books
  • Use of Ultimate Maths Booster (previously emailed to parents).

Please focus on these at home. See links below for resources for Year 6 pupils.

Year 6 Writing Unit: The Ghosts of Pere Lachaise
Children to watch the video from Literacy Shed, and complete the related learning tasks in the links below.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdDHWiRmSiQ&t=1s

Mindfulness

Follow @MHST Harlow (MIND) on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) for daily wellbeing tips for parents and children.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Joe Wicks will be broadcasting PE sessions for kids.

MMA-4kids Fitness MMA ONLINE Daily Clubs

https://www.broadwayhd.com/ Stream Broadway shows for 7 day free trial

https://www.headspace.com/ Meditation and mindfulness for adults and children

Essential Learning Resources

(Logins to be emailed)

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ – Printable resources, powerpoints, etc
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/free online books – brilliant if you can’t get to the library
https://www.j2e.com/ (Children need a google email account)
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
http://www.pobble365.com/ – a new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas.
https://www.spellzone.com/
https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk
https://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk

http://nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/

Please find below a list of some of the websites offering free or trial periods of their resources. They have been broken down into different subjects but often websites do in fact cover the whole curriculum. None of these websites require payment to access so some of the obvious platforms haven’t been included. Some do require you to log in or create a free account to access.

General

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ – interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects. Also holds links to games etc that are hosted by other sites.
https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/ – lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize – huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups.
https://tpet.co.uk/ – free online resource packs.
https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/ (Creative printouts)
https://www.123homeschool4me.com/
https://www.brainpop.com/
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors

Science

https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/ – lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on this site).
https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/14/30-ways-to-go-wild-with-science/ – lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden
https://www.stem.org.uk/resources
https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/en/activities

English

https://www.readwithphonics.com/
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ – spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group.
https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ – free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper.
http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ – vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world.
https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf – downloadable reading activity pack.
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html (reading)

Maths

https://mathsticks.com/my/ – online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – times tables and number bond practise
https://ttrockstars.com/ – our children have their own log in for this
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
https://pages.sumdog.com/
https://www.boddlelearning.com/
https://www.themathsfactor.com/ Carol Vorderman Maths lessons, currently free.

Fun Activities

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCweeOZgc3kpelijZVIzwx6A Livewire’s own Mr Ashford has some fun with drama and stuff!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0R-B8FMSRBceZ2JJHQsZyQ Step by step drawing with Casey, whose work can be seen in comics and on film and TV!

https://www.willowsmusical.com/ Wind in the Willows West End stage show has put a live performance online

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyHkTXmmdQM Mr Fish reads the story he wrote, “You Must Not Go To Outer Space”

The Phoenix comic quarantine club on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #phoenixqclub

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