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Home Learning

Welcome to our Home Learning page. This page is designed to support children and families with accessing remote learning from home.

We understand that home learning can be challenging, however all staff are here to support children and families at every step and have carefully planned activities for our children in line with our curriculum. Although children are unable to attend school currently, we want to ensure they continue to make as much progress as possible when at home.

Please read our Remote Education Information to Parents Policy for detailed guidance on how we support and deliver home learning.

The Department for Education have also released guidance for good practice which you can read here. 

Microsoft 365 Teams

For home learning, we are now using Microsoft Teams.  Your child should have received a log in from their class teacher in order to access their class team and the assignments that have been set.
Your child’s class teacher will set daily assignments for your child to complete across Maths, Reading and Writing and all other curriculum areas. Microsoft Teams will also help your child access our learning websites such as Mathletics, Fiction Express and TT RockStars quickly and efficiently as they will all appear within the Teams program, ready for log in.
Teachers may also share pre-recorded videos and PowerPoints to support your child’s learning at home and planning will include a variety of resources to accommodate all different learning styles.

Please find below some helpful videos and guides to help you and your child get started with Teams.

Accessing Teams through Xbox and Playstation

Pupils may be able to access remote learning from Xbox and Playstation devices using the instructions below:


  1. Plug a keyboard into the Xbox USB slot.
  1. Go to my games and apps.
  1. Find and select Microsoft Edge.
  1. Navigate to your online learning platform. (For example, Microsoft 365)


  1. Identify the PlayStation internet browser icon (WWW with dots around it).
  1. Press the PlayStation logo on the controller.
  1. Go to the library and find options for games and applications.
  1. Go to applications and you will find the internet browser.
  1. Navigate to your online learning platform and log in as usual.

More detailed information can be found using the links below:​​​​​​​

Other Downloads

Class Dojo

We will continue to use Class Dojo for communication between school and home and to share important announcements, updates and documents. Please ensure you have connected with your child’s class teacher on Dojo so that we can keep you informed with updates and so that you can contact us directly.

Key Learning Websites

Here are a list of recommended websites and online learning programs we use in school to support children’s learning. For each link, information is given as to whether the site requires a log in or is free of charge.

Please keep revisiting this page as we will regularly update the list.


  1. Mathletics –
    Teachers will assign children Maths activities based on key topics which have been taught and planned. Includes Live Mathletics where children can practise quick fire mental maths with other children.
    (requires school log in)
  2. TT RockStars –
    An online program where children can practise their times tables to earn points and rewards.
    (requires school log in)
  3. Oak National Academy
    A website containing teaching videos for different Mathematical subjects.
  4. Topmarks Daily 10
    A range of mental Maths activities, rehearsing the basics of mental maths.
  5. Hit The Button
    An online game to help children practise and recall their times tables quickly.
  6. BBC Bitesize Maths
    KS1 –
    KS2 –
    A website with a wealth of resources to teach different topic areas across Maths.


  1. Fiction Express
    A website containing a wealth of exciting online books, including live books, where children can decide and vote on what happens in the next chapter.
    (requires school log in)
  2. Reading Plus
    For our Year 5 and 6 pupils. The Reading Plus program will help children to develop fluency and pace with reading at their level, while targeting key comprehension and vocabulary skills. It is recommended that children complete at least 3 Reading Plus sessions per week.
    (requires school log in)
  3. EdShed
    An online program where children can practise their weekly spellings set by the class teacher or can revisit key spelling rules.
    (requires school log in)
  4. Phonics Play
    Currently, Phonics Play are offering free games for children to practise blending and segmenting and early reading. Please read the information on the homepage for instructions on how to use the free log in.
    (currently free)
  5. BBC Bitesize
    KS1 –
    KS2 –
    A website with a wealth of resources to teach different aspects of Reading and Writing.

Other Curriculum Subjects

  1. Purple Mash
    A website with a range of activities and games across all subjects. Your child’s teacher will set activities and tasks to complete.
    (requires school log in)
  2. National Geographic Kids
  3. Joe Wicks Kids Workouts
  4. DuoLingo
    Learn language for free via web or app.
  5. Twinkl
    Lots of learning resources, which are usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures. Use offer code: UKTWINKLEHELPS when setting up your account.


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