You may find the following websites which your children use (and enjoy!) in school useful.
- Google Classroom
- Purple Mash
- Espresso Coding
- Teach Your Monster to Read
- Oxford Owls
- Phonics Play
- Read Theory for English
Reading At Home
Sharing books makes a big difference to your child’s education. When you read to your child you are making a positive impact on your child’s reading ability and their love of reading. We hope you find the following resources helpful.
The following documents and videos about Book Chat are from the Open University, and are part of their resources to support reading at home.
Ben Harris (Teacher) reads One Fox by Kate Read for 5+
Richard Charlesworth (Teacher) reads A House that Once Was by Julia Fogliano and illus. by Lane Smith for 7+
Professor Teresa Cremin (The Open University) reads The Same Inside Poems about Empathy and Friendship, by Liz Brownlee, Matt Goodfellow and Roger Stevens for 9+
Home, Remote and Blended Learning – Covid 19
We issued all children who were in school at the time of the first Covid lockdown with a set of reading books and English/maths workbooks. These had been purchased by the school to aid families should schools be closed for a significant period of time.
Remote learning is provided via Tapestry for the children in Phase 1, Class Dojo for the children in Phase 2 and Class Dojo and/or Google Classroom for the children in Phase 3, supplemented in all cases with regular contact over Zoom.
You can find our full Remote Learning Policy on our Policies and Key Documents page.
You may also find the following resources helpful.
The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group for each week. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. Click here to find out more.
To support parents and carers with home learning, the subject experts at STEM Learning (based at the STEM Centre, on the University Campus) have put together a selection of activities and materials, all of which are completely free for everyone to access.
Barefoot Computing have developed a range of resources with fun and creative activities to help you guide your child through fundamental parts of the computing curriculum – without the need for screen time!
Mrs Hitchon has also recommended the following resources:
Looking for some extra resources and activities to keep your child busy and to support their continued learning at home? Take a look at the #LearningProjects! These projects were developed by a partnership between Robinhood MAT, Warwickshire Schools Library Service and STEM Learning and there is a weekly learning project for Early Years, KS1, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 packed with great ideas – click here to see the latest.
A number of educational websites are currently offering free access to their online resources to help families to support their children’s learning at home. They may help to keep your children busy!
- The Maths Factor https://www.themathsfactor.com/
- Carol Vorderman’s online maths tutoring site for primary school-aged children is free for everyone for the duration of the UK Schools closure period
- Classroom Secrets https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/
- These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home.
- Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
- Twinkl are offering 30 days free access to families – click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password and use the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS
- NumberFun https://parent.numberfunportal.com/
- The company emailed us to say “To support children’s mathematical learning through this period of self-isolation and school closures we’ve decided to offer ALL parents completely FREE access to our Number Fun Parent Portal for 30 days”
- Lingotot https://www.lingotot.co.uk/llfr2.html
- Practise some French with songs, videos and worksheets!