We are producing weekly home learning packs which we advise you make use of in a way which best suits you. We recognise that each household is completely different and so cannot emphasise enough that the priority for you and your family at this time is to stay safe, happy, and physically and mentally well, so that when the time comes, our children come back motivated and ready to learn. With this in mind, we’d like to outline the range of ways your child can engage in learning, as opposed to setting a single expectation for the way this is completed.
You may find that one, or a combination, of these ways of working suits you and your child. This is not a checklist of learning that should be worked through in its entirety, but a resource bank that should help your child engage in learning at home.
Finally, we’d like to remind you that we are still here and contactable each day Monday-Friday, so if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can call the school office or email email@example.com. Please also keep sending your photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also email your class teachers. Just type your child's year group as the start of the address; for example for year 1, email@example.com.
If you or your family require any further support or guidance at this time, information and contact details for wider local support is available at the following websites:
Daily lessons online
BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons:
From Monday 20th April, ‘BBC Bitesize Daily’ is providing English and Maths and foundation subject lessons every weekday, via their website and the BBC iPlayer, for year groups 1-10. Tasks set have explanatory videos and provide links to other sites where further activities can be accessed.
Online lesson content and activities can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons along with their weekly suggested schedule: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bitesize-daily-schedules-teach/zdtwjhv
Three different 20 minute daily lessons for ages 5-7, 7-9 and 9-11 can be viewed each day from 9am at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6vpnrd or via the red button/BBC iPlayer.
The Oak National Academy:
From Monday 20th April, another timetabled online teaching resource has been launched, ‘The Oak National Academy’. This has gives 3 lessons each day from Reception to Y6 in English, maths and another subject (which changes daily). Like the BBC, each lesson has video content alongside activities set.
Daily Phonic lessons:
There are now 12 weeks of online phonic lessons for children in Reception and Year 1. These cover all the learning for the Summer term. There are also five weeks worth of blending lessons which will be available throughout the summer term.
There is also support available via Ruth Miskin (Read Write Inc) @ https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/ and her Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Homework-style revision worksheets:
We recognise that stand-alone English and maths revision sheets are handy when printed and can usually be completed independently by your child.
We will continue to provide weekly packs of these. If you are finding though that they cause frustration, or there is a disproportionate amount of teaching required by an adult, please don’t ‘flog’ these tasks to the point of despair!
However, if you find tasks like this work well for your child, there are many more you can find yourselves for free on sites such as Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer where you can enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to get free access.
Accessing online content:
The DfE has created a list of useful websites which can be found at
Also, please continue to make use of websites which your child has a personalised login for, such as Numbots, TT Rockstars, Activelearn and Education City.
Use of the website/Facebook page:
Each weekday, a new challenge is posted on the ‘Get Involved’ page of our school website. These cover a range of curriculum areas and skills.
We will also continue to post links to other useful sites on this page of our website and on the school Facebook page. Please keep your eye on these!
Please find this week's homework activities available for you to download. They have been organised by year group but you are more than welcome to use a year group above or below your child's age group if you would like to challenge your child or you feel they need a little more support.
We are also available in school so if you are not able to print these resources, please contact the school and then we can arrange for you to collect them safely from outside the school office.
We have also uploaded the BBC Bitesize timetable for each week to help structure your days.
Other useful Links
Additionally, many attractions have virtual tours and online activities if you're missing family days out. Below are a few your children may enjoy:
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: https://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag
Jorvik Viking Centre: https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/discover-from-home/
Natural History Museum: https://www.nhm.ac.uk
The Roman Baths: https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/walkthrough
Edinburgh Zoo: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/#pandacam
Buckingham Palace: https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace
Tower of London: https://www.youvisit.com/tour/meadk
Or if you wanted to go a little further afield, visit Mars! https://accessmars.withgoogle.com
We're all now spending a lot more time at home than we might like, which is why staying as physically active as possible is more important than ever – not only for physical health but mental well-being too.
We are supporting the new #StayInWorkOut campaign by providing fun and creative ideas on how to get active at home through a series of weekly challenges suitable for all ages, as well as signposting you to some of the best content providers out there.
These fun activities range from fitness to mindfulness and are all designed to keep the whole family entertained!