How to Help my Child

These printable resources are also available from the school's entrance hall.

Knowledge Organisers can be found in the curriculum section on this website.

The school has knowledge organisers for science, history and geography for Years 1-6. Knowledge organisers are not the whole curriculum in an area of study. Knowledge organisers are very useful as they bring together the essential knowledge and vocabulary we expect almost all pupils to be able to remember. Cross curricular topics may have one or a few knowledge organisers associated with them. 

e-Safety

The school uses a variety of resources to support Homework and Remote Learning. Visit our e-Safety page for information on how to keep your child safe online.

Homework Information

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 Yr 1 Homework Information sheet Sept 2020.pdfDownload
 Yr 2 Homework Information sheet Sept 2020.pdfDownload
 Yr 3-4 Homework Information sheet Sept 2020.pdfDownload
 Yr 5-6 Homework Information sheet Sept 2020.pdfDownload
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REMOTE LEARNING

Remote Learning is the arrangements that the school will use in the event of it having to send pupils home due to outbreaks of infection. For pupils who need to work at home and those who are isolating, the school will do all that it can, within its resources, to ensure that they can learn successfully at home.

In determining the school’s approach to Remote Learning the Board of Governors consider the following principles paramount:

  • Any resource should be risk assessed and controls put in place to mitigate any risks;
  • Remote Learning should be flexible so as not to place undue pressure on families and children’s mental health;
  • Remote pedagogical approaches should be conducive to effective learning.

The full policy can be found below, together with further details of the contingency planning the school has made to support families. 

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 EYFS suggested remote learning timetable.pdfDownload
 KS1 suggested remote learning timetable 1-2OD.pdfDownload
 KS1 suggested remote learning timetable R1.pdfDownload
 KS2 Remote Learning Information Sept 2020.pdfDownload
 KS2 suggested timetable for remote learning.pdfDownload
 Nursery Remote learning Information Sept 2020.pdfDownload
 Reception Remote Learning Information Sept 2020.pdfDownload
 Remote Education Policy 2020.pdfDownload
 Yr 1 Remote Learning Information Sept 2020.pdfDownload
 Yr 2 Remote Learning Information Sept 2020.pdfDownload
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Online Resources Purchased by School:

The resources support our current homework/home learning. The usernames and passwords for these resources can be found in your child's communication book/homework diary.

 

Seesaw: https://app.seesaw.me

Spelling Shed: https://hub.edshed.com/login

MyMaths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/login

Sumdog: https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in

TTRocks: https://ttrockstars.com/

Classroom Secrets: https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/

White Rose Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Other Educational Websites

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The following is a list of websites which could aid parents with their child’s learning in addition to the tasks set by their class teacher.  

This list of online educational resources is to help children to learn at home. The list includes subject-specific resources for English, maths, science, PE, Spanish, RE and wellbeing.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

They are currently being offered for free.

 

English

This list of English resources is based on recommendations from English Hub schools and trusted teachers.

Reading, especially for primary age children, is critical to their educational development and something that families can do together.

Phonics

Continuing to access phonics at home, will help to embed current knowledge and also introduce them to new sounds and letter correspondence. The government has issued schools with a list of recommended websites to help support the learning of phonics at home. The websites are providing a range of activities (most of them free) to engage and enthuse children and ultimately continue to develop their reading and writing skills. Please see below the website addresses and thank you for your continuing support.

DfE’s validated phonics programmes are:

 

Audible

Website: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Key stages: Early years/foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: All children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

Registration: not required

 

Authorfy

Website: https://authorfy.com

Key stages: Early years/ foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: Access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.

Registration: is required

 

Book Trust

Website: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

Key stages: Early years /foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Registration: not required

 

Classroom Secrets

Website: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Key stages: Early years /Foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: Downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

Registration: not required

 

Elevenses with the World of David Walliams

Website: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Key stages: Key stage 2

Description: One free audio book reading is available to listen to every day.

Registration: not required

 

Oxford Owl ebooks

Website: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Key stages:  Early years /Foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: Free ebooks including Oxford reading tree books

Registration: required

 

Literacy Shed

Website: https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources/key-stage-2-activity-packs

Key stages: Key stage 1 and Key stage 2

Description: Downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.

Registration: not required

 

Love Reading 4 Kids

Website: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Key stages: Early years/ foundation stage to Key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required

 

Pobble 365

Website: https://www.pobble365.com/

Key stages: Key stage 1 and Key stage 2

Description: A new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

Registration: not required

 

Once upon a picture

Website: https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/

Key stages: Key stage 1 and 2

Description: Images to inspire creative writing.

Registration: not required

 

Poetry by Heart

Website: https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

Key stages: Key stage 2

Description: A wide selection of poetry covering different topics

Registration: not required to view poems, but it is required to access teaching resources.

 

Purple Mash

Website: https://2simple.com/purple-mash/

Key stages: Early years/ foundation stage to Key stage 2

Description: Free during the school closure period. Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects, including comprehension and grammar.

Registration: is required

 

Storytime with Nick

Website: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

Key stages: Early years /foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: Available from Monday 20 April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer.

Registration: not required

 

The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Key stages: Early years /foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: An archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

Registration: not required

 

The Day newsletter

Website: https://theday.co.uk/subscriptions/the-day-home

Key stages: Key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: A daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills.

Registration: is required

 

Mathematics 

This list of maths resources is based on recommendations from the National Centre of Excellence in the Teaching for Mathematics (NCETM) and maths teachers.

White Rose Maths (home learning)

Website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Key stages: Early years /foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: Presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week.

Registration: not required

 

Hamilton Trust (home learning section)

Website: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Key stages: Key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: Downloadable resource packs with teacher guidance. A week’s worth of resources is provided for each year group.

Registration: not required

 

Mathematics Mastery

Website: https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Key stages: Early years/ foundation stage, key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: Downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.

Registration: not required

 

Nrich

Website: https://nrich.maths.org/

Key stages: Early years/ foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: A range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.

Registration: not required

 

Numberblocks

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

Key stages: Early years/ foundation stage

Description: videos for numeracy development designed for children aged 0 to 6. There are fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play.

Registration: not required

 

Top Marks

Website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

Key stages: Key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: A range of interactive maths games categorised by age group. The Daily 10 is great for mental maths practice.

Registration: not required

 

National Centre for excellence in teaching mathematics (NCETM)

Website: https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/54454

Key stages: Key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: Video lessons for mathematics. New material is being released each week.

Registration: not required

 

Learning Projects

Oak National Academy

Website: https://www.thenational.academy/ 

Description: An excellent website which offers virtual lessons with teachers delivering the content. A schedule is set for a full week with 3 lessons daily in English, mathematics and a foundation subject. You could use the schedule or choose subject specific lessons. 

Key stages: Early years/ foundation stage to key stage 2

Registration: not required

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Description: A fantastic website offering 3 interactive lessons per day in English, mathematics and a foundation subject. A schedule is set for each week but you could choose specific lessons if you prefer.

Key stages: Key stage 1 and 2

Registration: not required

 

Robin Hood Multi Academy trust learning projects

Website: https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/

Key stages: Early years/foundation stage to Key stage 2

Description: This website has different learning projects for seven weeks of home schooling. They incorporate many elements of the curriculum and have lots of great activities.

Registration: not required

 

The Linking Project

Website: https://thelinkingnetwork.org.uk/home-learning-resources/

Key stages: Early years/foundation stage to Key stage 2

Description: This website has different learning projects you can do at home with a particular focus of thinking about our families and how we can stay connected.

Registration: not required

 

Science

This list of science resources is based on recommendations from learned societies, including:

  • the Association for Science Education (ASE)
  • the Royal Society of Biology (RSB)
  • the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • the Institute of Physics (IOP)

These resources link closely to the national curriculum, however there are many other resources supporting enrichment and practical activities available on the societies’ websites and elsewhere.

 

BBC Bitesize

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Key stages: Key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: Interactive resources covering the primary science curriculum.

Registration: not required

 

STEM Learning (Home learning)

Website: https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: an online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.

Registration: not required

 

Physical Education (PE) and Physical Activity

This list of physical education (PE) and physical activity resources is based on recommendations from:

  • the Association for Physical Education (afPE)
  • Public Health England (PHE)
  • Sport England
  • the Yorkshire Sport Foundation (YSF)

These resources will help young people to get the daily 60 minutes of activity recommended by the UK Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in fun ways.

All the resources listed here are for activities designed to be carried out indoors or, if available, a garden.

Children and young people can go outside for one form of exercise a day, such as:

  • a walk with members of their household
  • a run with members of their household
  • a cycle with members of their household

Outdoor exercise should be carried out locally.

Children and young people should always follow the latest official advice on social distancing, which means making sure that they and their parent or carer stay more than 2 metres from others (including friends and other family members).

 

Boogie Beebies

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

Key stages: Early years/ foundation stage

Description: Videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.

Registration: not required

 

Disney 10 Minute Shakeups

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

Key stages: Early years/ foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: 10-minute videos based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.

Registration: not required

 

Super Movers

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Key stages: Key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: Videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.

Registration: not required

 

#ThisIsPE

Website: https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/

Key stages: Key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: Videos delivered by teachers focusing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

Registration: not required

 

RE & Worship

The following are a list of websites recommended by Chester Diocese to aid home learning in RE and Collective Worship.

ROOTS - FREE Weekly Resources for Worshipping Together at Home - Prayers, Reflection & Activities

30 Day Lego Bible Challenge - Something to Read & Build Each Day

The Lord’s Prayer - Printable Version for Children to Colour In & Learn
Little Worship Company - FREE Bible Story Videos on YouTube
Adventure Bible - Bible Activities & Games
GodVenture - Creative & Fun Ways of Sharing God with Children
The Assemblies Website - Thematic, Ready Planned Worships Organised by Key Stage
Bible Based Assemblies (Scripture Union) - Biblical Ideas & Resources for Planning Christian Assemblies
Worship Workshop - A Helpful Tool for Planning an Act of Worship Around a Theme
Barnabas in Schools - FREE Resources on a Variety of Themes & Values (Includes Global Christianity & RE Resources)
Joshua Centre (Liverpool Anglican Cathedral’s Café Church Website) - Worship Resources Suitable for Class Based Worship or Reflective Areas at Home or School
Max7 - Library of FREE Ministry Resources for Children, Youth & Families (Includes Bible Story Videos)
Illustrated Ministry - FREE Faith Formation Resources
The Church of England - Ideas for Prayers & Worship at Home
The Gospel Coalition - Upbeat Songs for Quarantined Kids - FREE Playlist
iSingPOP - Songs 2020 (Compatible with the New SIAMS Requirements for Collective Worship)
PopUK - ‘Kids at Home Singing Project’ - FREE Resource for All Primary School Music Teachers
24-7 Prayer - Praying the Lord’s Prayer Daily
Prayer Spaces in Schools - COVID-19 Prayers
Prayer Spaces in Schools - Prayer Activities & Resources
Christian Aid - Primary School Resources Including Assemblies, Activities & Games
Fischy Music - Health and Wellbeing Songs and Resources 
Fischy Music Assembly - Collective Worship for Primary Schools - Week 1 (YouTube)
Spinnaker - Primary School Assembly Resources
Engage Worship - ‘When Church is Closed’ - Ideas for Worship at Home
National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) - FREE RE Resources (All Key Stages)
NATRE - Spirited Arts ‘Art in Heaven’ Competition
NATRE - Noah & the Ark Resource
NATRE - Religion, Science, Creation and Charles Darwin Resource
NATRE - The Nature of God in Christianity Resource
Barnabas in Schools - FREE Resources on a Variety of Themes & Values (Includes Global Christianity & RE Resources)

 

Spanish

The following is a link from our Spanish provider to aid with Spanish home learning. The activities are ones which the children would have been doing in their lessons year.

Website: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b9gxdt1c1tyztue/AAAXHM1szFX0hD5vD3Urci-aa?dl=0

Another website to help with learning Spanish at home.

Website - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxsvr82

 

Mental Wellbeing

During this difficult time the following websites are designed to support your child’s mental wellbeing.

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Key stages: Early years/ foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: Wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

Registration: not required

 

BPS

Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-blogs

Key stages: Early years /foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: Advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Registration: not required

 

Children’s Commissioner

Website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

Key stages: Early years/ foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: A downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.

Registration: not required

 

MindEd

Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/

Key stages: Early years/foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: An educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

Registration: is required

 

The Child Bereavement Network

Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx

Key stages: Early years/ foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: Advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Registration: not required

 

The Church of England

Website: https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/Guidance%20on%20mental%20health%20and%20wellbeing%20and%20Coronavirus.pdf

Key stages: Early years/ foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: Guidance on mental health and wellbeing and Coronavirus

Registration: not required

 

Sheffield NHS

Website: file:///C:/Users/A.Lang/Downloads/Self-Care-Kit-COVID-19%20(1).pdf

Key stages: Early years/foundation stage to key stage 2

Description:  This resource from Sheffield Children’s NHS entitled ‘selfcare kit’ provides some practical resources that can be used and shared with pupils.

Registration: not required