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Home Learning (March 2020)

***This page covers the school closure period March - July 2020. For the schools current remote learning offer please see Parents>Remote Learning***


Remote Learning Policy 2021

Our Zoom guidelines for online live sessions

30 Days Wild 2020

Can you do one wild thing a day throughout the whole of June? 30 Days Wild! Do it for your health, wellbeing, wildlife and the planet!


Oak National Academy

Daily lessons for children from Foundation to Year 10 across a range of subjects including maths, arts and languages starting Monday 20th April.


BBC Bitesize

Daily Maths and English lessons for Years 1 - 10 as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more. Videos, online activities and practical ideas.


Maths Links

White Rose Maths - This is the maths scheme used at school - these resources are specifically for home use during school closures.

Active Maths - The Teach Active Maths homework page.

Nrich - Maths challenges.

Mathematics Mastery - Resource packs to use at home.

The Maths Factor - Free access during school closures.


Times Tables Rockstars - Practise your times tables here; login details needed (App for iOS and Android available).

Numbots - Addition and subtraction practise; use your TTRS login to access (App for iOS and Android available).

TTRockStars - Tools to visualise times tables.

MathsBot - Tools to visualise maths.



Reading Links

Audible - Stream thousands of stories for free while schools are closed.

Authorfy - Author videos, book extracts and activities.

Oxford Owl - Free ebooks; under 'Levels' select 'Book Band' to choose your child's book band colour (registration required).

Teach Your Monster To Read - App for iOS and Android available.

CBeebies Storytime - App for iOS and Android available.

Storyline Online - Lots of stories to listen to.

Oliver Jeffers - Reading a different one of his books everyday (6pm for live reading).

Elvenses with David Walliams - A new story everyday at 11am from The World's Worst Children.

Poetry by Heart - A wide selection of poems.

Children's Poetry Archive - Spoken poetry recordings.



Writing Links

Letter Join - Resources to support handwriting, login details needed (Tablet login).

Pobble 365 - For daily writing inspiration. - Daily radio show with Pie Corbett aimed at developing English and creative writing. 



PE Links

Notts School Games - Weekly activity cards focussing on a different sport each week.

60 Second Challenges - From the Youth Sport Trust.

PE Home-learning - Activity cards from the Youth Sport Trust.

Super Movers - Active videos that support other curriculum subjects.

Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga and Mindfulness video tutorials.

PE with Joe - Daily exercise class with Joe Wicks (9am for live workout).

Go Noodle - Movement and Mindfulness videos.

This is PE - Short videos with ideas for continuing physical development at home.

Dance with Oti - Twice daily dance classes with Oti Mabuse (11:30am and 7:30pm for live classes).

Disney Shakeups - 10 minute exercise ideas.



Science Links

BP Science - Home-learning activities from BP.

Explorify - Activities based on the primary science curriculum.



Geography Links

African Safari - Live daily sunrise and sunset safari from Ngala Game Reserve in South Africa.

Nat Geo Kids - Lots of information and activities to explore the world.

Junior Marine Biology Program - Learn about marine biology with videos and activities.



History Links

Homeschool History - Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

National Civil War Centre - Complete a history project on the English Civil War.

My Learning - Sources and artefacts from museums with activities and notes.

History in 100 Objects - Objects from museums across the UK with resources, information and ideas.

Adventures in History - Videos from the Imperial War Museum.



Computing Links

BT Code A Cake - Learn to code at the robot bakery.

Barefoot Computing - Lots of activities to do at home to learn about computing. - Learn to code

ScratchJr App - Learning to code for 5-7 year olds (Guide)

Swift Playgrounds - iOS app to learn Apple's programming language.




BBC Ten Pieces resources - Get creative with classical music.

Inspire Music KS1 - Music Explorer for 5 - 7 year olds (password sent via text).

Inspire Music KS2 - Music Pathfinder for 7 - 11 year olds (password sent via text).



Art & Crafts

Disney How-To Draw Series - Learn how to draw your favourite characters.


Lunch Doodles - Learn to doodle with author and illustrator Mo Willems; a new video everyday!

Draw with Rob - Learn to draw with author and illustrator Rob Biddulph, new videos Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Canon Creative Park - Paper craft activities from Canon.

The Great Indoors - Indoor activity ideas from The Scouts.



General Links

Harry Potter At Home - Lots of activities to support home learning.

Khan Academy Kids - App for iOS and Android available.

CBeebies Go Explore - Learning Games suitable for Foundation (App for iOS & Android available).

Chess - Learn to play chess online.

Twinkl - Resources and packs to use during school closures.

BBC Teach - Lots of short clips linked to all Primary Curriculum subjects.

At Home But Still Together - Orston Primary School 🏡

Orston Primary School - Our version of Times Like These, audio by Live Lounge Allstars.

Orston Story - Orston Primary School Lockdown 2020 🌈


Coronavirus Resources for Children

Children's Guide - Guide from the Children's Commissioner.

Coronavirus: A Book for Children - Illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Government Guidance on Home-Learning

Home schooling - Government guidance on continuing education during school closures.

Online Resources - Government list of online resources for home education.


VE Day

BBC Video - 5 minute video explaining what VE and VJ day are.

Adventures in History: VE Day - Video from the Imperial War Museum (Wednesday at 2pm).

UK Parliment during WWII - Video highlighting it's role, decisions made and laws passed.

VE Day Toolkit - Official VE Day colouring posters and bunting.


Ideas for online learning from Mrs Crosby and Miss Wrench

Year 5 Useful Websites and Additional Resources