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Home Learning

How Can I Teach My Child If School Closes?

You don't have to be an education expert to help your child carry on their studies at home. We are providing all of our pupils with a range of learning resources in our Home Learning Packs and links to suitable online resources. These resources cover content that your child will already have some understanding of from previous lessons at school or that are relevant to their current abilities.

Parents and carers ultimately have the responsibility for ensuring that their children complete tasks. It is advisable to get children into a routine from the first day school closes. Share this routine with your child.  Children often are better prepared to follow a routine that is clearly set out and adhered to. Children should be provided with a suitable, quiet place to study and adults should be prepared to offer support or advice when necessary.

There is an expectation that your child completes a range of activities each day.  Obviously, the age of your child will determine the amount and range of work we would expect them to complete. As such, we have drawn up a recommended timetable for you to follow during the school closure, depending on the year group your child is in. Details of these timetables can be found within the Home Learning Guide documents below. There is one for each year group. 

We have organised information by year group on this page, Please scroll down to the year group(s) relevant to your child. We have included a variety of web links that should take you to suitable web pages. Some web sites are currently offering free access to content that would normally be a subscription service. The links include online content and games as well as printable resources that will supplement the information supplied in your child's Home Learning pack. 

We have set up a Year Group email service whereby parents and carers (not children) can email their child's teachers. Emails will be checked by the teachers from specific year groups. It would be helpful to add your child's name  in the subject box so the relevant teacher can respond.  These email addresses can be used to share weekly writing tasks or to ask a question about something. Please scroll down the page to the Contacting School section for the email addresses to use. It may be necessary for your email to be read by another member of staff if teachers become ill. Please note, emails will usually be responded to during our normal working hours. 

 

Let us know how you are getting on at home using Twitter

School may be out but learning is still on! Send us photos of your amazing English, Maths, project work etc, done at home and show the world how outstanding you are! Mention us @DittonPS and use #DittonHomeLearning so we can retweet and share. We look forward to being wowed!

Contacting School

We will aim to keep parents and carers updated on a regular basis using our school app (MySchoolApp) and website (www.dittonprimary.co.uk). We may provide additional links to activities the children could complete during their absence from school, as well as updates following advice from the Government or Department for Education.

Class teachers (or an alternative member of staff, if the teacher falls ill) will be contactable via email. Emails will be responded to as quickly as possible, subject to individual class teachers’ health, during our normal school working hours.

The emails to contact us on are as follows:

Reception dittonrec@wpat.uk
Year 1  dittony1@wpat.uk
Year 2 dittony2@wpat.uk
Year 3 dittony3@wpat.uk
Year 4 dittony4@wpat.uk
Year 5 dittony5@wpat.uk
Year 6 dittony6@wpat.uk

 When emailing, please include your child's name in the subject box. 

EMAILS SHOULD ONLY BE SENT BY PARENTS OR CARERS. 

Clicker 8 - Free Software Download

Many children do not currently have access to educational software at home, and this will be particularly vital for learners who benefit from additional reading and writing support when at school.

Therefore, Crick Software have offered  any school that is affected by coronavirus closures free access for every pupil and teacher on their home devices. 

Clicker for primary schools – works on iPad, Chromebook, Windows & Mac.

How will Clicker help your learners at home?

  • Child-friendly word processing support that will enable children of all abilities to work independently.
  • Engaging resources on a wide range of curriculum topics to kick-start writing.
  • Can be used on and offline with easy sharing and saving options.

To access this useful learning software click on the link below. 

https://www.cricksoft.com/uk/clicker/clicker-at-home/installation

Download and run the installer. When prompted, enter your Clicker 8 serial number. (We will send the necessary 20 digit serial number required to run this software via MySchoolApp). 

Home Learning - EYFS (Reception)

Home Learning - Year 1

We have prepared a Home Learning Pack for all of our Year 1 children. These will have been given to your child in school on Thursday 19th March (or if your child was absent on this day, they will have been delivered to the address we have on file for your child). 

Contained within these packs are a number of useful items that will help your child learn from home during the current school closure. There is a useful guide specific to Year 1 pupils (this includes our recommended study timetable), along with a number of additional actvities prepared by school and suggested web links. We have also included a selection of CGP workbooks. (Since 1996, CGP has been helping students succeed in school, and they sold,  over 11 million products in 2019 alone). There's even some paper and pencils included.

Please help your child to organise a learning plan for each day to keep up with the suggested timetable of activities. A little and often approach would be possible be more suitable than extended periods of work). Within the pack will be details of a weekly writing task. Please try to photograph this when completed and email to our year 1 mailbox. We will endeavour to reply with feedback as soon as possible (subject to individual class teachers’ health), during our normal school working hours.

We will continue to add to this web page additional resources and ideas. At present, we do not know how long the school closure will be in force. If you have any suggestions as to things we could include, please let us know. 

Please keep safe and look after each other. 

Mrs D Paulls, Mrs N Warner and Miss K Horkins

 

Weblinks

Here are some websites that you and your child can access at home. Some are free and others have waived their subscription fee due to the ongoing situation. We hope you find them useful. Many of the sites are interactive sites containing games and fun learning activities and others will allow you to access resources that you can print at home. 

Please click on the links below to go to online content relevant to Year 1 pupils.

Letters and Sounds (use these free resources to help support our phonics programme)

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

Phonics Bloom (online phonics games)

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

Twinkl (follow this link once you have signed up for a free account)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage2-ks2/ks2-class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-key-stage-2-year-3-4-5-6

Top Marks (use the Learning Games tab to choose suitable actviities) 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

White Rose Maths (click on the relevant year group or resources) 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Phonics Play (free to login currently - see webpage for details)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Maths Zone (a range of online games and activities to explore)

https://mathszone.co.uk/

Maths is Fun (a range of online games and activities to explore)

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

Oxford Owl (a variety of English, reading and maths activities to explore)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

BBC Bitesize (lots of different subjects to explore from the BBC)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Purple Mash  (lots of cross-curricular resources)

https://2simple.com/landing-pages/free-access-parent/

Spelling Frame (explore spelling rules and then try the spelling tests) 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Home Learning - Year 2

We have prepared a Home Learning Pack for all of our Year 2 children. These will have been given to your child in school on Thursday 19th March (or if your child was absent on this day, they will have been delivered to the address we have on file for your child). 

Contained within these packs are a number of useful items that will help your child learn from home during the current school closure. There is a useful guide specific to Year 2 pupils (this includes our recommended study timetable), along with a number of additional actvities prepared by school and suggested web links. We have also included a selection of CGP workbooks. (Since 1996, CGP has been helping students succeed in school, and they sold,  over 11 million products in 2019 alone). There's even some paper and pencils included.

Please help your child to organise a learning plan for each day to keep up with the suggested timetable of activities. A little and often approach would be possible be more suitable than extended periods of work). Within the pack will be details of a weekly writing task. Please try to photograph this when completed and email to our year 2 mailbox. We will endeavour to reply with feedback as soon as possible (subject to individual class teachers’ health), during our normal school working hours.

We will continue to add to this web page additional resources and ideas. At present, we do not know how long the school closure will be in force. If you have any suggestions as to things we could include, please let us know. 

Please keep safe and look after each other. 

Mrs K. Erne and Mrs H. McLoughlin

 

Weblinks

Here are some websites that you and your child can access at home. Some are free and others have waived their subscription fee due to the ongoing situation. We hope you find them useful. Many of the sites are interactive sites containing games and fun learning activities and others will allow you to access resources that you can print at home. 

Please click on the links below to go to online content relevant to Year 2 pupils.

Letters and Sounds (use these free resources to help support our phonics programme)

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

Phonics Bloom (online phonics games)

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

Times Tables Rock Stars (use the user name and password you were given in class)

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/22287.

Numbots (use your Times Table Rock Stars user name and password) 

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/22287

Twinkl (follow this link once you have signed up for a free account)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage2-ks2/ks2-class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-key-stage-2-year-3-4-5-6

Top Marks (use the Learning Games tab to choose suitable actviities) 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

White Rose Maths (click on the relevant year group or resources) 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Phonics Play (free to login currently - see webpage for details)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Maths Zone (a range of online games and activities to explore)

https://mathszone.co.uk/

Maths is Fun (a range of online games and activities to explore)

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

Oxford Owl (a variety of English, reading and maths activities to explore)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

BBC Bitesize (lots of different subjects to explore from the BBC)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Purple Mash  (lots of cross-curricular resources)

https://2simple.com/landing-pages/free-access-parent/

Spelling Frame (explore spelling rules and then try the spelling tests) 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Home Learning - Year 3

We have prepared a Home Learning Pack for all of our Year 3 children. These will have been given to your child in school on Thursday 19th March (or if your child was absent on this day, they will have been delivered to the address we have on file for your child). 

Contained within these packs are a number of useful items that will help your child learn from home during the current school closure. There is a useful guide specific to Year 3 pupils (this includes our recommended study timetable), along with a number of additional actvities prepared by school and suggested web links. We have also included a selection of CGP workbooks. (Since 1996, CGP has been helping students succeed in school, and they sold,  over 11 million products in 2019 alone). There's even some paper and pens/pencils included.

Please help your child to organise a learning plan for each day to keep up with the suggested timetable of activities. A little and often approach would be possible be more suitable than extended periods of work). Within the pack will be details of a weekly writing task. Please try to photograph this when completed and email to our year 3 mailbox. We will endeavour to reply with feedback as soon as possible (subject to individual class teachers’ health), during our normal school working hours.

We will continue to add to this web page additional resources and ideas. At present, we do not know how long the school closure will be in force. If you have any suggestions as to things we could include, please let us know. 

Please keep safe and look after each other. 

Mr. M. Linaker and Miss L  Alderton.

 

Weblinks

Here are some websites that you and your child can access at home. Some are free and others have waived their subscription fee due to the ongoing situation. We hope you find them useful. Many of the sites are interactive sites containing games and fun learning activities and others will allow you to access resources that you can print at home. 

Please click on the links below to go to online content relevant to Year 3 pupils.

 

Times Tables Rock Stars (use the user name and password you were given in class)

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/22287.

Numbots (use your Times Table Rock Stars user name and password) 

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/22287

Reading Plus (use the user name and password you were given in class)

https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login

Twinkl (follow this link once you have signed up for a free account)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage2-ks2/ks2-class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-key-stage-2-year-3-4-5-6

Top Marks (use the Learning Games tab to choose suitable actviities) 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

White Rose Maths (click on the relevant year group or resources) 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Phonics Play (free to login currently - see webpage for details)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Maths Zone (a range of online games and activities to explore)

https://mathszone.co.uk/

Maths is Fun (a range of online games and activities to explore)

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

Oxford Owl (a variety of English, reading and maths activities to explore)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

BBC Bitesize (lots of different subjects to explore from the BBC)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Purple Mash  (lots of cross-curricular resources)

https://2simple.com/landing-pages/free-access-parent/

Spelling Frame (explore spelling rules and then try the spelling tests) 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Home Learning - Year 4

We have prepared a Home Learning Pack for all of our Year 4 children. These will have been given to your child in school on Thursday 19th March (or if your child was absent on this day, they will have been delivered to the address we have on file for your child). 

Contained within these packs are a number of useful items that will help your child learn from home during the current school closure. There is a useful guide specific to Year 4 pupils (this includes our recommended study timetable), along with a number of additional actvities prepared by school and suggested web links. We have also included a selection of CGP workbooks. (Since 1996, CGP has been helping students succeed in school, and they sold,  over 11 million products in 2019 alone). There's even some paper and pens/pencils included.

Please help your child to organise a learning plan for each day to keep up with the suggested timetable of activities. A little and often approach would be possible be more suitable than extended periods of work). Within the pack will be details of a weekly writing task. Please try to photograph this when completed and email to our year 4 mailbox. We will endeavour to reply with feedback as soon as possible (subject to individual class teachers’ health), during our normal school working hours.

We will continue to add to this web page additional resources and ideas. At present, we do not know how long the school closure will be in force. If you have any suggestions as to things we could include, please let us know. 

Please keep safe and look after each other. 

Mr. O. Macbryde and Mr. A. Lynch

 

Weblinks

Here are some websites that you and your child can access at home. Some are free and others have waived their subscription fee due to the ongoing situation. We hope you find them useful. Many of the sites are interactive sites containing games and fun learning activities and others will allow you to access resources that you can print at home. 

Please click on the links below to go to online content relevant to Year 4 pupils.

 

Times Tables Rock Stars (use the user name and password you were given in class)

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/22287.

Numbots (use your Times Table Rock Stars user name and password) 

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/22287

Reading Plus (use the user name and password you were given in class)

https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login

Twinkl (follow this link once you have signed up for a free account)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage2-ks2/ks2-class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-key-stage-2-year-3-4-5-6

Top Marks (use the Learning Games tab to choose suitable actviities) 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

White Rose Maths (click on the relevant year group or resources) 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Phonics Play (free to login currently - see webpage for details)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Maths Zone (a range of online games and activities to explore)

https://mathszone.co.uk/

Maths is Fun (a range of online games and activities to explore)

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

Oxford Owl (a variety of English, reading and maths activities to explore)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

BBC Bitesize (lots of different subjects to explore from the BBC)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Purple Mash  (lots of cross-curricular resources)

https://2simple.com/landing-pages/free-access-parent/

Spelling Frame (explore spelling rules and then try the spelling tests) 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Home Learning - Year 5

We have prepared a Home Learning Pack for all of our Year 5 children. These will have been given to your child in school on Thursday 19th March (or if your child was absent on this day, they will have been delivered to the address we have on file for your child). 

Contained within these packs are a number of useful items that will help your child learn from home during the current school closure. There is a useful guide specific to Year 5 pupils (this includes our recommended study timetable), along with a number of additional actvities prepared by school and suggested web links. We have also included a selection of CGP workbooks. (Since 1996, CGP has been helping students succeed in school, and they sold,  over 11 million products in 2019 alone). There's even some paper and pens/pencils included.

Please help your child to organise a learning plan for each day to keep up with the suggested timetable of activities. A little and often approach would be possible be more suitable than extended periods of work). Within the pack will be details of a weekly writing task. Please try to photograph this when completed and email to our year 5 mailbox. We will endeavour to reply with feedback as soon as possible (subject to individual class teachers’ health), during our normal school working hours.

We will continue to add to this web page additional resources and ideas. At present, we do not know how long the school closure will be in force. If you have any suggestions as to things we could include, please let us know. 

Please keep safe and look after each other. 

Mr.s A. Whittle and Mr. A Hawkins

 

Weblinks

Here are some websites that you and your child can access at home. Some are free and others have waived their subscription fee due to the ongoing situation. We hope you find them useful. Many of the sites are interactive sites containing games and fun learning activities and others will allow you to access resources that you can print at home. 

Please click on the links below to go to online content relevant to Year 5 pupils.

 

Times Tables Rock Stars (use the user name and password you were given in class)

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/22287.

Numbots (use your Times Table Rock Stars user name and password) 

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/22287

Reading Plus (use the user name and password you were given in class)

https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login

Twinkl (follow this link once you have signed up for a free account)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage2-ks2/ks2-class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-key-stage-2-year-3-4-5-6

Top Marks (use the Learning Games tab to choose suitable actviities) 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

White Rose Maths (click on the relevant year group or resources) 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Phonics Play (free to login currently - see webpage for details)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Maths Zone (a range of online games and activities to explore)

https://mathszone.co.uk/

Maths is Fun (a range of online games and activities to explore)

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

Oxford Owl (a variety of English, reading and maths activities to explore)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

BBC Bitesize (lots of different subjects to explore from the BBC)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Purple Mash  (lots of cross-curricular resources)

https://2simple.com/landing-pages/free-access-parent/

Spelling Frame (explore spelling rules and then try the spelling tests) 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Home Learning - Year 6

We have prepared a Home Learning Pack for all of our Year 6 children. These will have been given to your child in school on Thursday 19th March (or if your child was absent on this day, they will have been delivered to the address we have on file for your child). 

Contained within these packs are a number of useful items that will help your child learn from home during the current school closure. There is a useful guide specific to Year 6 pupils (this includes our recommended study timetable), along with a number of additional actvities prepared by school and suggested web links. We have also included a selection of CGP workbooks. (Since 1996, CGP has been helping students succeed in school, and they sold,  over 11 million products in 2019 alone). There's even some paper and pens/pencils included.

Please help your child to organise a learning plan for each day to keep up with the suggested timetable of activities. A little and often approach would be possible be more suitable than extended periods of work). Within the pack will be details of a weekly writing task. Please try to photograph this when completed and email to our year 6 mailbox. We will endeavour to reply with feedback as soon as possible (subject to individual class teachers’ health), during our normal school working hours.

We will continue to add to this web page additional resources and ideas. At present, we do not know how long the school closure will be in force. If you have any suggestions as to things we could include, please let us know. 

Please keep safe and look after each other. 

Mr.s A. McKune, Mr. C Ellis and Mrs V. Adamson

 

Weblinks

Here are some websites that you and your child can access at home. Some are free and others have waived their subscription fee due to the ongoing situation. We hope you find them useful. Many of the sites are interactive sites containing games and fun learning activities and others will allow you to access resources that you can print at home. 

Please click on the links below to go to online content relevant to Year 6 pupils.

 

Times Tables Rock Stars (use the user name and password you were given in class)

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/22287.

Numbots (use your Times Table Rock Stars user name and password) 

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/22287

Reading Plus (use the user name and password you were given in class)

https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login

Twinkl (follow this link once you have signed up for a free account)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage2-ks2/ks2-class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-key-stage-2-year-3-4-5-6

Top Marks (use the Learning Games tab to choose suitable actviities) 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

White Rose Maths (click on the relevant year group or resources) 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Phonics Play (free to login currently - see webpage for details)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Maths Zone (a range of online games and activities to explore)

https://mathszone.co.uk/

Maths is Fun (a range of online games and activities to explore)

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

Oxford Owl (a variety of English, reading and maths activities to explore)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

BBC Bitesize (lots of different subjects to explore from the BBC)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Purple Mash  (lots of cross-curricular resources)

https://2simple.com/landing-pages/free-access-parent/

Spelling Frame (explore spelling rules and then try the spelling tests) 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Additional Home Learning Activities

In addition to the formal learning outlined above, we will be setting some challenges on the school’s twitter page and there will be a weekly assembly PowerPoint.

Our Twitter address is @Ditton_PS 

Some Extra Fun Activities

Learn to draw with author Rob Biddulph. Follow the video for a step-by-step guide. 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Keep fit with the Body Coach Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

Go Noodle (fun exercise activities) 

https://family.gonoodle.com/

The Great Indoors (Lots of ideas for indoor fun) 

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

David Walliams Free Daily Audio Story

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Final Word

As we move into this unchartered and uncertain situation, we hope you will continue to support us in ensuring children continue to receive an uninterrupted education. Please remain safe and follow advise given from the Government and medical professionals.

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