Home Learning

Information During our School Closure

Oak National Academy


Although our staff have been extremely busy with the reopening of school, we have continued to ensure that work has been posted to Seesaw for each year group, every week. You may have read the message on Seesaw that it might not be your child’s class teacher who is responding to their home learning any longer. This is because their class teachers are now working in bubbles teaching every day and our main priority has had to be the safe reopening of the school. Current government guidance to schools acknowledges that it may be difficult to maintain the same level of remote education to those year groups who are not eligible to attend and we now only have a very small team managing home learning for the whole school. As a result you might have noticed a change in the way work has been responded to or a reduction in the amount of work set.


Once our eligible children have all returned safely to school and the pressures of reopening begin to ease, we may be in a position to develop our home learning platform further. If in the meantime you find that the weekly work posted on Seesaw is not enough for your child, we would encourage parents to utilise the Oak National Academy resources set up by the government, where you can find daily lessons for each year group.  The link is here:

Oak National Academy

Whole School Home Learning


Please click on the links below:


Letter regarding home learning


The Rainbow Children 

Great Websites


During the time we are closed to children, we hope that everyone continues to access learning opportunities. Below you will find a list of websites that we recommend.

Here are links for 50 YouTube channels for home learning:


50 YouTube Channels


Here is a list of educational companies offering free subscriptions:

Kids Activity Blog

Here is a link to Twinkl who has free home learning resources


The Learning Cave

Books are currently free to download here

Audible - Amazon have cancelled their subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages for as long as the schools are closed. 

Learn spelling using quick, memorable animations and quizzes.

Sir Linkalot 


EYFS Links






Phonics Activities:

Phonics Play – Phase 1 activities 



Creative Activities:


Preschool Activities



Other useful links:


Oxford Owl – Fun Ideas for learning at home

Oxford Owl - Free eBooks



Downloadable Resources:


Teacher’s Pet – EYFS Home Learning Pack

KS1 Links

BBC Bitesize

Usborne Things to do

TTS Group

KS2 Links 

BBC Learning


Corbett Maths Primary


Wow Science

BBC Science Bitesize


PE and Keeping Active

Here are some ways that you can keep active at home. 

Hang Out with Celebrities


A number of celebrities are doing things for children through websites and social media. You can find a link in the PE and Keeping Active area for Joe Wicks.


Check out some of these: 

Maths: Carol Vorderman and 'the maths factor' (Usually £2 a week but now free)

Geography: Steve Backshall at 9:30am

Science: Connie Huq - Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am

Science:  Brian Cox - Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests

Literacy: David Walliams at 11:00am

Gardening and Nature: Maddie - CBeebies and Greg - BBC at 11:00am


Dance: Oti Mabuse - Strictly Come Dancing

Find her on Facebook every day for a dance class at 11:30am.

Dance: Darcey Bussell - Strictly Come Dancing at 1:30pm from 30th March.

Music: Myleene Klass - Monday and Fridays at 10am

Music: Nick Cope - Online concerts for families. 

Art: Rob Biddulph -  Draw with Rob every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am.

Cooking: Jamie Oliver - Cooking with Kids, recipe ideas and cooking tutorials with Buddy Oliver

PE: Joe Wicks - PE with Body Coach Joe Wicks every morning 9am

PE: Andy's Wild Workout - Join CBeebies Andy for some fun workouts 

Yoga: Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, Mindfulness and relaxation for children.

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