We will update this page regularly with lots of useful links to help our children learn at home so please check back with us regularly. We appreciate not everyone will have access to a printer and stationary so we will include a range of interactive and downloadable resources.
Please see our school videos page for our latest videos.
An excellent resource on how to use shared reading with your child to develop their language and communication and to boost their reading skills.
Home learning set by teachers
🔹 We have extended all activities from Monday to Sunday as we know some families may want/ prefer to work over the weekends🔹
PLEASE NOTE THE ALERT BELL AND REWARD ICON ON PURPLE MASH NO LONGER DISPLAY THE NUMBER ICON. THEY NEED TO BE CLICKED ON TO SEE THE NOTIFICATIONS.
💜 Purple Mash- 2Dos have been set. Please also check your child’s 2Email folder as this is how teachers are communicating with the children.
✖️ Times Table Rock Stars- new sessions have been set.
🐝 Spelling Shed- new assignments have been set
💻 Code for Life (years 3-6)
📚 Reading Plus (Year 6 only)
✏️ We also know children are doing lots of learning offline and that some children are having technical difficulties accessing the websites.
💛 Thank you for all your hard work as always we hope you are all safe and well.
Twinkl have granted free access for parents. Simply sign up and enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to get access. Follow the school closures shut down link to find the parent section with a help guide. You can search resources by year group and subject making this a suitable resources from Nursery to Year 6. There are hundreds of different resources including Power Points, worksheets and interactive resources.
Scholastic have devised 20 days worth of learning. This free resource provides children with exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them anytime, in any order. They can work on their own or together with you and your family. The active learning journeys are available on any device and will provide your child with up to three hours worth of exciting learning experiences per day. They can go on virtual field trips, meet best-selling authors, or dig deep into a topic they love. Please note this is an American website and the ‘grades’ match up to our year groups as follows
K2- Year 1
Grade 1- Year 2
Grade 2- Year 3
Grade 3- Year 4
Grade 4- Year 5
Grade 5- Year 6
Phonics Play have now made all the resources on their website free. Access this by entering the username: march20 and the password: home. The resources include worksheets and games (some that are tablet friendly). The resources are grouped by phonics phase which are as follows;
Phase 1 – Nursery
Phases 2 & 3- Reception
Phases 4 & 5- Year 1
Phase 6- Year 2
Please note any children who are in years 3 or 4 who struggle with spelling or reading phase 6 would also be a useful recap.
Also Letters and Sounds is a useful website for phonics.
Oxford Owl have lots of free ebooks for children to read and enjoy. Search by age, level, book type and series (located at the top of the page). There is also a section with free games that the children will enjoy.
ELEVENSES WITH THE WORLD OF DAVID WALLIAMS Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!
Adam Bushnell is a local author and a brilliant story teller and he is now doing daily storytelling sessions on his YouTube channel. We’ve always wanted to work with him in school but he’s always fully booked! We’re sure our children will love listening to his stories.
This a a lovely book that explains the Coronovirus to children and hopefully answers some of their questions.
Simon Berry Optometrist are holding a local story competition. Get your imagination fired up and enter our short story competition. Perfect for those home literature lessons. Send them your stories of ‘random acts of kindness,’ and you could be featured in the book later in the year. Click here to view the leaflet for the competition.
For spelling the school have signed up to Spelling Shed and the children from Years 1-6 have logins. The ‘stages’ on the game correspond to your child’s year group (eg. stage 1-year 1). The children play through the games to build up their shed score and they can choose the degree of difficultly from easy to extreme. The children will be set weekly assignments so keep an eye out for those.
Times Table Rock Stars is a learning platform that we use for pupils in years 1-6 and all the children in these years have logins. The children are leveled by the automatic training mode. The garage section gives the children tables aimed at their ability level whilst the studio tests their speed with all tables. We have been working really hard as a school to move up the leader board of our local schools by upping our whole school studio speed! The children who have Times Table Rockstars logins will be set 50 sessions a week (average 10 per day). These will run Monday to Friday.
Top Marks Maths have lots of online games. Select your child’s age from the top menu bar and then select a category from the box at the top of the page. There are 100s of games to choose from to keep the children busy!
Join White Rose Maths for a Maths lesson each day!
⭐ Choose your year group
⭐ Watch the video
⭐ Try the questions
We use White Rose Maths in school to support the children’s learning. In these home learning lessons all have a teaching video and even if you can’t print the questions out your child can still have a go and verbally discuss their answers.
The government have released updated guidance relating to keeping children safe online. In light of many children spending more time online during this time.
Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online
We have updated our information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.
Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:
The Body Coach will be holding a live PE class on his YouTube channel. These will run Monday to Friday at 9am. This will be aimed at children of all ages and even adults too! The aim is to get the nation’s children and parents feeling happier for 30 minutes and beyond each day.
Our School Sports Partnership are updating their website with home learning resources. There are fitness videos, online competitions and PDF documents showing children’s circuit training.
Durham Music Service have set up their own YouTube channel. Every day from 20th April we will post a short musical learning video for your pupils suitable for both in and out of school. To find out more information please click the Durham Music service link.
The NSPCC have created a new webpage with information and advice for parents/carers who are worried a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about Coronavirus. The webpage includes information on: talking about feelings and worries; keeping in touch and balancing screen time; ways to create structure and routine; and helping to give children a sense of control.
CAMHS have pooled together some really useful resources made by professionals to help any children who are struggling with their emotions and feelings at this time. You can find these here.