Home Learning

As part of our Home Learning Curriculum, we use some fantastic online learning platforms so children can access different aspects of the curriculum at home.

Dear parents/carers

Alongside our weekly structured home learning, we would like to bring to your attention any additional home learning lessons that can be accessed by yourselves at home.

Please do complete the weekly plans set by our teachers in the first instance but should you feel that your child would like some extra learning, you will find resources and websites here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Always happy to help, the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. We will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

https://www.thenational.academy/

Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.

Our online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. We’ll provide new lessons and resources each week.

Follow your school’s advice. They may have their own plans already in place. They’ll be free to suggest if and how this online classroom is used, perhaps alongside any existing work.

Oak National Academy will fit alongside other resources such as BBC Bitesize to offer a structure for the day for children until schools fully reopen.

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

You’ll find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.

Where’s Wally TMA Style

Bug Club

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

Bug Club is an online library of hundreds of books that the children’s class teachers can set reading age appropriate books for the children to read online. The books also included mini quizzes and questions throughout the texts so the children can be tested on their comprehension and understanding.

TT Rockstars

https://ttrockstars.com/

A real favourite of the children! This is a fun and interactive way for children to learn their times tables. Firstly, children create their own rock avatar, then navigate through a rock world whilst competing at ‘Jams’ and ‘Stadiums’ to improve their rock speed (how quickly and accurately they answer times tables questions) and earn coins that can be spent to personalise their avatar.

All children have been given log ons and passwords for Bug Club and TT Rockstars. These are recorded in their Home Learning books. If you have any questions regarding log ons and passwords please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Nessy

https://www.nessy.com/uk/

Some children, as part of their provision and intervention, have log ins to Nessy. This fantastic online resources supports children in making progress with their reading, writing, spelling and maths.

Spellings

Each week, your child will be sent home with spellings to learn. They will be tested on these spellings the following week. Please check your child’s Home Learning book or their Super Spellers sheet to find the spelling rule or sound they are focusing on that week.

There are also lists of curriculum words that the children need to learn by the end of year 4 and 6. These lists are below.

There are lots of different ways you can help your child practice their spellings. This document gives some fun and exciting methods to make practice more fun!

Maths

Each Friday, your child will be set a piece of maths homework which will be sent home in their Home Learning books. This piece of homework has been selected and set by your child’s maths teacher and will reflect what they have been learning in class that week or will be extra practice of fluency skills or previous learning. Rapid recall and fluency are very important for children to feel confident in maths lessons and progress easily on to new maths teaching. Below are the ‘Key Recall Fact’ booklets for each year group. Throughout maths lessons, children will be using these basic maths skills regularly and any extra practice at home towards these will support your child.

Keeping Active

At TMA, we believe that children having an active lifestyle is extremely important. We encourage the children to be as active as possible and make sure we embedded physical activity into as many lessons as we can. Here are some links to videos and websites that we use within school so if you want to keep your children active at home whilst learning and revising concepts, these links are good places to start.

Active Maths

Supermovers

5 Minute Move – Workout 1

5 Minute Move – Workout 2

5 Minute Move – Workout 3