Home Learning

 

A home learning timetable will be released for each year group, every week until week commencing Monday 13th July, sharing a range of activities for you to complete with your child. Scroll down this page to see the year group links. We would love you to share any work your child has done by emailing homelearning@stmartinsprimary.org.uk.

There are also many things that you can do that do not require technology or specific resources. These include:

  • Reading with your child
  • Encouraging your child’s speaking and listening skills
  • Developing and consolidating key mental mathematic skills such as times tables and number bonds
  • Encouraging children to learn outside of the classroom and explore the world around them

During the Covid-19 crisis the government have said 'No one expects parents to act as teachers or to provide the activities and feedback that a school would'. For further advice on how you can help your child continue their education at home, please see the DfE guidance.

See year groups links below to access home learning from previous weeks.

Nursery

Year 3

Reception

Year 4

Year 1

Year 5

Year 2

Year 6

 

Summer Resource Bank

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Interactive games and resources for practising a range of key phonics skills. Play as many times as you like! There are also lots of printable resources to download for free.

https://play.edshed.com/login

Interactive spelling games. To login, your child will need to use the username and password they use at school.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Oxford Owl is a free website built to help parents with their child’s reading. This is an excellent resource packed with free e-books from the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme, games and activities.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

A fantastic website, crammed full of interactive games, challenges, lessons and resources to support your child’s learning in English. Click the link to go straight to the Key Stage One English Letters and Sounds resources. Here you will also find links to the other Key Stage One English categories which are Punctuation, Words and Spelling, Learning to Read and Stories.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv

BBC Bitesize is a useful resource for learning and revision across the curriculum. Click the link to go straight to the Key Stage One English page where you will find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities, games and quizzes.

https://www.storynory.com/

Free audio stories for all ages to enjoy. No sign-up, no subscription, just select a story and enjoy!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Alphablocks from the BBC is aimed at four-to-six-year-olds who are learning to read. It is a fun way to learn your letters, both sounds and names. Follow the link to find fun videos, games and quizzes!

 

e Safety

It is important to keep your child safe online. You can do this by setting age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices and using internet filters to block malicious websites. These are usually free, but often need to be turned on.

These resources can also support you in keeping your child 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