Learning at Home

The documents in the following pages are designed to support your child when learning at home but are not necessarily a long list of activities and tasks which must be completed.  These can be used to supplement our Remote Learning Offer for children who wish to take their learning further.

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Oak National Academy

Oak’s lessons are free and easy for any pupil to use. Each contains a pre-recorded video lesson taught by a teacher.

There’s usually also a starter quiz, a finishing quiz, and an independent activity. Any materials you need will be listed at the start, and are usually just a pen and paper. It’s easy to use, with no logins and it works on any device.

Oak National Academy will be here for all of  2020/21 to support pupils who might continue some remote learning. It offers lessons across a wide range of subjects for pupils from Reception to year 11.

The National Academy

BBC Bitesize

Students can look forward to Danny Dyer teaching history in a class aimed at five to seven-year-olds, while Doctor Who actress Jodie Whittaker will also be dropping into the Bitesize Daily Lessons.

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero will be on hand to teach kids how to count in Spanish, while Professor Brian Cox will teach science topics such as force, the solar system and gravity.

Strictly Come Dancing star Ed Balls is set to teach maths for 11-14 year-olds, while there will also be geography lessons from Sir David Attenborough.

BBC Bitesize


Starline is a national home learning helpline offering expert information and advice to parents and carers.  Call 0330 3139162 or visit starline.org for home learning advice direct from qualified teachers and education experts.

As well as supporting parents and carers via the telephone helpline, StarLine will also be broadcasting a weekly discussion programme to explore aspects of parenting, education and home learning. Each episode will provide simple and engaging ideas for home learning. StarLive will be broadcast live on YouTube every Wednesday morning at 8.30am and will finish before PE with Joe begins at 9am.

Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.

The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

  • What is the coronavirus?
  • How do you catch the coronavirus?
  • What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
  • Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
  • Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
  • Why are some places we normally go to closed?
  • What can I do to help?
  • What’s going to happen next?

Online Safety

In the coming weeks, as young people may be spending more time at home, with their families, and on devices, we have pulled together a list of resources that you can use with them to explore online safety in a fun, engaging and educational way.

As your family may be spending more time at home and finding new ways to access education, stay in touch and have fun, here are some links and resources to help you protect and support your child with their online lives.

Online Safety at Home

CEOP Safety Centre

Online Safety - Activity Packs for EYFS

Online Safety - Activity Packs for KS1

Online Safety - Activity Packs for KS2