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#movingup #intake2020 Message from Mrs Strong for Year 6

NEW INTAKE 2020: MESSAGE FROM MRS STRONG FOR YEAR 6 Principal, Mrs Strong, has recorded this very special message for students in Year 6 who will be joining ...




This page has been created in order to support parents and pupils during the school closure.


Please use the links to the websites listed below for tasks, activities, challenges and ideas.





Nottingham Schools Trust Home Learning Pack for parents

White Rose Maths maths home learning planner for the Summer term


This website is offering parents the use of their resources, free for a month. You can also download and save resources to use at any time.


Follow the steps below to access this offer:

Step one: Go to

Step two: Enter your details in the 'New to Twinkl' account box using the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS


You will then be able to access year 2 resources for your child at home. If your child requires a different level of work or you have more than one child at home, you can access all levels of work.


Letters and Sounds

If you would like to keep your child up to date with phonics, this website has games and resources and is free to access. Our school teach phonics using letters and sounds.



EYFS activity pack


Dough Disco

If you have some play dough at home, dough disco is great fun!


Fisher Price Play


This website has a variety of games and things to do with EYFS aged children. It is free to access.



This resource is all about counting and numbers.



This resource is a fun way to learn letter names and sounds.



Here are some songs you might wish to sing with your child.

Days of the week  

Months of the year



Counting 1 to 20


Phonics Play

Free during school shut down


Classroom Secrets

This website is offering free resources to children and parents to help with home learning. See the link below:



This website is offering a free year 2 learning from home resource pack. See link below;



Home learning packs available for EYFS, KS1 and KS2


Primary Stars

Year 1 and 2 home learning packs are available to download on this website. See the link below:


Top Marks

A free maths website that includes times table games. tables


Times Table Rockstars

If children have their times table rockstar log in details at home, they can also access the following website:



It is important for children to develop a love of stories and reading. You can find lots of stories to share with your child on the link below:



A maths website with activities and quizzes


Prodigy Maths

A maths website



Maths and spelling website. Now free for home learning.


Get Epic

A website for reading. Currently free for 30 days.


Spelling Frame

Free website to help children practice spellings.


High lights kids

A fun, educational and free website with games and activities.


Switch Zoo

A fun website with educational games with an animal theme.



A lovely website with many stories that children will love.


History for kids

A website with information about history.


National Geographic for Kids

Fun website


Time tables songs



Keep your child active with Joe Wicks' 30 minute PE home workout. A new video is posted at 9am every day.


National Literacy Trust

Split up by age group, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.


Listen to a story by David Walliams

Free audio books. A new story is available everyday at 11am.


The maths factor

A maths website with games, lessons and activities. Free during school closure.


White Rose Maths 

White Rose maths has created some teaching videos which will be updated regularly and are in line with curriculum learning for each year group. A regular daily learning routine will help your child to learn more effectively at home. We, therefore, recommend that you aim to cover just one 20-30 minute White Rose Maths session each day.

Ed Shed 

English and Maths resources which will mirror what your child completes in school. 



Gareth Metcalfe as been producing maths video lessons. He has been posting a Y3/4 lesson and a Y5/6 lesson daily since Monday (23/03/2020). For KS1 he is offering easy-to-use maths games that will be posted twice a week. He is hoping to have the technology to go live from week 3.



Nottingham Music Hub – online lessons and resources for children with or without instruments (further resources will be added over time). - Pulse and Beat - Lesson 1- KS2 Session - Love of Three Oranges Lesson 2 - Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Music Without Instruments - Mr Miller Lesson 1  Mr Miller Lesson 2  - Two Minute Lesson - Boom Said the Cat - Singing -A Young Austrian -  Two Minute Lessons - Singing



Cooking with Jamie Oliver

At 12pm everyday Jamie will be teaching children how to cook.


Music with Myleene Klass

At 1pm everyday Myleene Klass will be teaching music.


Dance with Darcey Bussel

At 1: 30pm there are live dance sessions to get your child moving. Head over to the diversedancemix Facebook page for a live dance work out.


History with Dan Snow

For all those history buffs Dan Snow's history history package is free for 30 days.


Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests


Cooking with Theo Michaels

Kids Cook with Theo – LIVE Cookalong


Watch on Instagram – @theocooks

Watch on Youtube – cookwiththeo


Home school history

Learn about the history of reading



Find lots of religious education resources on the link below.






reading booklets

SATs Booklets

Times Tables Booklets


Talk For Writing

There is a booklet for each year group and they are free to download.


English Mastery


Free resources recommended by The Department for Education for English learning at home. 








Take care of your wellbeing


Our children are just as concerned and worried as we may be right now.  Our children not only can hear everything that is going on around them, but they feel our constant tension and anxiety.  They have never experienced anything like this before. Although the idea of being off of school for a few weeks sounds awesome, they are probably picturing a fun time like summer break, not the reality of being trapped at home and not seeing their friends.


Over the coming weeks, you will see an increase in behaviour issues with your children. Whether it’s anxiety, or anger, or protest that they can’t do things normally - it will happen.  You may see more meltdowns, tantrums, and oppositional behaviour in the coming weeks.  This is normal and expected under these circumstances.


What kids need right now is to feel comforted and loved.  To feel like it’s all going to be ok.  And that might mean that you pause their learning for a few days and push your love on to your kids a bit more.  Play games together.  Bake cookies and paint pictures?  Play board games and watch movies?  Do a science experiment together or find virtual field trips of the zoo on-line?  Start a book and read together as a family?  Snuggle under warm blankets and do nothing for a while?


Don’t worry about them regressing in school. Every single child is in this boat and they all will be ok!  When we are back in the classroom, we will all work hard to get this back on track and meet them where they are.  Teachers are experts at this!  Don’t get upset with your children because they don’t want to do work all day or follow a schedule every day and all week. 


If I can leave you with one thing, it’s this: at the end of all of this, your kids’ mental health will be more important than their academic skills.  And how they felt during this time will stay with them long after the memory of what they did during their weeks away from school is long gone.  So, keep that in mind, every single day.


Stay safe and take care of each other.


If your child is worried or confused about the Coronavirus, please see the story below aimed at children.


Wellbeing packs