Welcome to our Home Learning Page

We hope that you find lots of useful website links to help you through this new and challenging time whilst schools are closed. We have created a mix of information based websites and ones that use games or apps as a way for the children to learn.


Tips for parent – ideas to support home learning

  1. Set up a routine

    The key here is to make it a routine – not a schedule. Be flexible, but with boundaries. That means getting up at the same times and having things that you do in a regular order…it doesn’t mean timing every second of the day with military precision! Make the routine visual, factor in free time without screens and when they’re doing schoolwork, do some of your own work/jobs/chores alongside them.

  2. Try new things

    Introduce them to the things you love and share stories with them – make it an opportunity to connect. Watch documentaries and nature programmes (who doesn’t love a bit of ‘Blue Planet’?!); cook together and measure out ingredients, create exercise routines together, play board games and card games, show them how you manage the household budget and divide up money to cover bills, food and other things.

  3. Keep it simple

    Read to them. Yes – even the older ones! It ignites a love of reading, creates a bond between you and it’s soothing and calming. Get them starting a gratitude journal, drawing or doodling and colouring – all activities that support mental health. When you are working on things together, or working side by side, begin conversations. Sitting next to someone without the requirement to make eye contact can encourage them to open up! It also helps if you share something first.


Online Safety

It’s especially important for parents and carers to be aware of what their children are being asked to do, including:

  • sites they will be asked to use
  • school staff their child will interact with

Please ensure you have set up appropriate parental controls on digital devices and use internet filters to block malicious websites. These are usually free, but often need to be turned on.

The following resources can be used to support parents and carers to keep their children safe online:

  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
  • Video chatting– a guide for parents and carers of primary aged children

Reporting concerns

Harmful or upsetting content

Get support by:

  • reporting harmful online content to the UK Safer Internet Centre
  • getting government advice and trusted resources from Educate Against Hate on safeguarding from radicalisation, building resilience to extremism, and promoting shared values

Bullying or abuse online

You can:

Home Learning Downloads

Home Learning Subject Pages

Computing

Scratch is a free programming website suitable for Year 2 and up. If you want to save your work, you will need to create a free account (check with a ...more
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PE and Wellbeing

Physical Health and Wellbeing You might end up with achy legs but Joe Wick’s will wake up or help you stay active throughout the day with his PE lessons on ...more
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Humanities

Geography KS1: Visit the different here. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcdqxnb KS2 : Visit the BBC's Bitesize page for all this geography. From map reading skills and landforms to natural disasters and human impact on ...more
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Science and Nature

Availble for KS1 and KS2. Lots of videos and science information. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q For a bit of fun home science – you will need an adult for these too. They could ...more
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Maths

Below are some links and ideas of some further maths links and activities to complete during school closures. Please enjoy exploring and using your maths skills in some new, exciting ...more
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English

Marlborough Primary School ‘Lockdown Poetry’ competition Hello everyone, and welcome to the Summer Term! I hope everyone’s managing to stay happy and that you’re looking after your grown-ups! We thought ...more
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Art and Design

Rainbows for NHS Last week we saw lots of you creating rainbows to stick on your windows to cheer up everyone in your local community. The NHS staff have created a staff ...more
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