Home Learning

This page is dedicated to supporting learning at home.

Our aims for home learning at Parklands Community Primary School:

  1. Accessible: We’re sending out all different kinds of work which can be accessed in all different ways. Due to the nature of the challenge we need to do this remotely but the majority of our work can be done off-screen. If you can’t get access something or need a hand, just contact us.
  2. Independent: Most of the work we send out will be revisiting work children have covered in class and revising. Teachers will send out ideas to motivate the children such as creating battles on TT Rock Stars or fun ways to share learning.
  3. Prioritising: Our focus is on the 3 Rs – Reading, Writing & Arithmetic. Reading every day is the most important aspect of home learning.
  4. Whole Child: We’re sending out lots of different ways to help your children understand the world they live in. We’re also sending ideas for across the subjects as well as for well-being.

Parents, don’t get stressed about home learning. Contact school if you need a hand or someone to talk to.


Frequently Asked Questions (inc DfE compulsory information):

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

  • Access to the Home Learning page on the school website
  • Access to Purple Mash
  • Access to TT Rock Stars (KS2) or Numbots (Y2)
  • Read their book(s)

Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, in Maths we are focusing on fluency rather than teaching new concepts.

Remote teaching and study time each day
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

  • Early Years – up to 3 hours of activities and ideas to promote learning
  • Key Stage 1 and 2 – at least 3 hours of learning

School will also set a range of work to support pupils’ academic development as well as their social, emotional and mental health.

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

• Class Dojo for EYFS & Year 1
• Google Classrooms for Year 2 to Year 6
• School website has additional learning on the Home Learning
• TT Rock Stars (KS2) (see link below)
• Numbots (see link below)
• Accelerated Reader (see link below)

Parent’s guide to Google Classroom
Google Classroom on a tablet device
Use the following links to access the remote learning apps we use in school.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

• In the Autumn term of 2020, School conducted a home technology survey to establish accessibility to devices and internet at home
• School invites parents to contact them if access becomes a barrier (such as paying for the internet)
• School will lend its own devices during lockdown bubble closures to KS1 & KS2
• Based on the highest need school will issue DfE devices and any other available equipment
• Printed resources will be sent out 3 times a week. Staff will work with families to help them access work online first
• Pupils/families can submit work on site

How will my child be taught remotely?

• Video/audio recording used where needed to explain a concept / task
• Live class assemblies at least weekly
• CPG Books for Year 1 to Year 6 (adjusted to meet the needs of SEN pupils)
• Resource packs for EY
• Phonics packs for Y1
• Google Classrooms and Class Dojo set tasks

Engagement and feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

• Work completed daily
• Parents contact school for support
• Year 2 to Year 6 to engage with Google Classrooms

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

• Daily checks to see if pupils have logged onto Google Classrooms
• Daily phone calls home to those not engaged with offers of support

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

• Written feedback via Class Dojo and Google Classroom; phone calls home

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

• Differentiated work for pupils with additional needs
• Differentiated ways of presenting work – such as printed copies
• Those with diagnosed need, Top-Up Funding & EHCP offered a place on site
• Regular support from Class Teacher, TA and/or Learning Mentors

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Remote learning for pupils self-isolating will be reflective of the above information. Those pupils who become unwell are not expected to work.

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Home Learning Padlet

This is a great page full of ideas! It’s all in one place for you to access. We think it’s fab! Click the address or picture to go there! https://padlet.com/head260/okj3dlb2a5h2

 Staying Safe

Make sure you’re staying safe online by following advice here or clicking on the images below.

Parents, if you have safeguarding concerns, click here to go to our Safeguarding page.

Children, if you need help, we’re still here for you. You might need to contact Child Line. Call free on 0800 1111. Click here to go to their page. Whatever your worry, they’ll help you.


Well-being padlet

There’s lots to help you on this Well-being padlet  https://padlet.com/head260/4pd5gfyw7j1d

Coping Calendar

There’s lots of suggestions online about ways to look after your well-being. Try this ‘Coping Calendar’.


Come off screen with a variety of tasks such as indoor scavenger hunts or this challenge.

Early Years

There’s lots online including ideas for grown ups on CBeebies and Facebook.

Try these activities below:

Garden Maths Lego Maths


Letter formation

naming 3D shapes

Banana Messages


Keeping fit

There’s lots of simple ways to stay active. Join in PE with Joe Wicks on his YouTube channel every day at 9am. Try some of our challenges on @ParklandsCP. Use The PE Hub for a range of activities

Project Work

Children can focus on a subject of interest for them (eg X-Box; favourite book or film, favourite animal). Here’s some suggestions about how they can engage with project work.

  • Fact File
  • Diary entry (from perspective of game character)
  • Write a quiz for someone else
  • Write a prequel / sequel to a favourite story or film
  • Create a setting for a new video game
  • Draw a picture and label it
  • Create a PowerPoint presentation and teach someone in their house

Ideas for presenting understanding

  • Booklet
  • Typing onto Word or PowerPoint
  • Wordle
  • Fold out book
  • Big poster with lots of colours
  • Chatterbox (folded paper)
  • Artwork – drawing, collage, etc

History / Geography

  • Create a poster about any chosen time in history (or the future)
  • Find out about inventions in chosen period of time or write about what invention you wish had never been invented
  • Choose a country of interest and find out about different aspects (culture, climate…)
  • Find out about Ellesmere Port, its history and its future


Downloadable Files

English Home Learning Resources

EYFS-Writing-1                         Year-1-Poetry                      Year-2-Poetry              Year-2-Writing

Year-3-Poetry                            Year-3-Writing-1                Year-4-Poetry               Year-4-Writing

Year-5-Writing                          Year-5-Poetry                     Year-6-Writing              Year-6-Poetry

Spellings and Phonics Home Learning Resources

EYFS-Phonics-and-spelling       Spellings-and-Phonics-Y1 and 2       Y2-Phonics-and-spelling

Spellings Year 3 and 4                  Spellings- Year 5 and 6

Maths Home Learning Resources

Year 1 Arithmetic                           Year 2 Arithmetic                              Year 3 Arithmetic

Year 4 Arithmetic                           Year 5 Arithmetic                              Year 6 Arithmetic



My_Activity_Book_Yrs_5_7           KS1_Answers

My_Activity_Book_Yrs_7_11         KS2_Answers


Year 3 Multiplication/Division          Year 3 Money Maths Code Crackers    Year 3 Statistics Maths Code Crackers

Year 4 Multiplication and Division      Year 4 Area Maths Code Crackers       Year 4 Fractions Maths Code Crackers

Year 5 Multiplication and Division        Year 5 Fractions Maths                    Year 5 Decimals and Percentages 

Y6 Decimals Maths Code Crackers      Y6 Percentages Maths Code Crackers      Y6 Algebra Maths Code Crackers


Additional Maths and English Activity Booklets

Y1 Activity Booklet             Y1 Activity Booklet – ANSWERS

Y2 Activity Booklet            Y2 Activity Booklet – ANSWERS

Y3 Activity Booklet            Y3 Activity Booklet – ANSWERS

Y4 Activity Booklet            Y4 Activity Booklet – ANSWERS

Y5 Activity Booklet            Y5 Activity Booklet – ANSWERS

Y6 Activity Booklet            Y6 Activity Booklet – ANSWERS


Half Term Activity Pack

Half term_Activity Pack