Learning at Home
The following is a list of links and information about how to access resources to support your child's learning at home. We hope that it's useful to you.
Purple Mash (Reception to Year 6)
Purple Mash is an online platform that provides pupils with a wide range of interactive learning activities across a whole range of National Curriculum subjects. Teachers can assign these activities to your child, mark them and feedback. Each pupil has their own unique log in. These have been stuck into their homework diaries.
Microsoft Office 365 (Reception to Year 6)
Office365 is a suite of applications that provide each pupil with an opportunity to work online and collaborate with anyone across our federation. They have access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (email) and a whole host of other exciting but less well known tools like Teams, OneNote and Sway. All pupils have their own individual account and their login details can be found stuck into their homework diaries. Clearly, some of these apps are more useful for our older children but the vast majority of pupils have used Office365 in the classroom so far. To log in, go to the link above and click the sign in button.
Brittanica School (Reception to Year 6)
Brittanica School is the online version of the famous 'Encyclopedia Brittanica'. This contains a wealth of information and activities that can be researched as well as links to other websites that have all been vetted for use by children. A username and password are required the first time you access the site - these are contained in your child's homework diary. Once these details have been entered, the website remembers your device and you won't have to enter them again.
Times Tables Rock Stars (Year 2 - Year 6)
I'm sure that most parents/carers will be aware of the work we do already with this resource. It's excellent for developing pupils' knowledge and understanding of their times tables. Use the link above to access the website. Each pupils' log in is contained in their homework diary. Download the guide for parents, for more details.
Monster SATs (year 6 only)
Children in Year 6 have been working hard towards their SATS and this is a great resource that pulls all their learning together. It is full of practice style SATs papers and also lots of revision activities for anything they may need to revise. Children are all familiar with how to logon and have these details in their diaries if they forget.
BBC Music Resources
BBC Trailblazers and Ten Pieces is a fantastic resource for KS2 students to explore the world of classical music. The children have already studied a few of these amazing pieces but there are many they have not had the opportunity to listen to and explore.
NumBots – available via your child’s Times Tables Rock Stars Login! (Year 1 – Year 6)
For the link – see the TTRS link above!
Numbots can be accessed free of charge after logging into TTRS, as normal. Numbots is similar to Rock Stars but focusses on addition and subtraction skills instead. Check it out!
Some free Music Lessons (Year 1 – Year 6)
Have a go at these music lessons. Nice and simple, accessible, fun and calming. Lots of listening to snippets of classical music etc.
Other Times Tables Resources (Year 3+)
As many of you will know, it's now an expectation that children know their times tables by the time they finish Year 4. The links above will provide lots of different types of practice. Year 4s undertake a statutory times tables check during the summer term.
Spellings Practice (Year 3 and 4)
This website has free 14-day sign up and will allow them to practise the Year 4 statutory spellings:
Learning Projects by Robin Hood Academy, Birmingham (Reception - Year 6)
A significant bank of learning projects have been put together by this school to support parents with home learning. Please browse this site for more details. No username or password is required.
Third Space Learning (Reception to Year 6)
This website contains a vast array of activities for children to develop their understanding of mathematics. To log in, please use the following details:
Username: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: synergy
Twinkl - 1 Month's Free 'Ultimate Membership' (Reception to Year 6)
Twinkl provide a wide range of resources to schools, from traditional worksheets and lesson plans right through to interactive resources. They are offering parents 1 month free 'Ultimate Membership' if you use the code UKTWINKLHELPS when you sign up.
Phonics play (Reception to Year 2)
A great resource for children to practice their phonics!
A great resource for our reception children to practice their number work.
BBC Bitesize – (Reception to Year 6)
There's loads of free resources to investigate and try out on BBC Bitesize.
Ideas for Learning French at Home
Good for Year 3/4. This is a free resource. Click on the blue signs to choose a topic, then follow the instructions. Most topics have been covered in class already.
Good for Y5/6. An excellent free resource with challenging vocabulary and grammar tasks.
Good for KS1. A free app. You receive notifications every day and can choose to learn French for 5 - 20 minutes a day.
National Trust – 50 things to do before I’m 11¾!
Have a look at this list. It might give you some ideas for your daily exercise or things you can do in the back garden!
Hamilton Trust – Home Learning Resources (Year 1 to Year 6)
these home learning resources for maths and English are useful and specific for each year group.