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What is Coronavirus? An explainer for Children.

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Coronavirus explained using images and Makaton. #WeTalkMakaton

Coronavirus - A book for children

Summer Reading Challenge


The Summer Reading Challenge will launch on a digital platform ( on Friday 5th June. The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual event aimed at 4 – 11 year olds. Children are encouraged to read six (or more) books of their choice during the summer holidays. Dudley Libraries will, as usual, be supporting the challenge with activities and book recommendations on social media channels and e-books available on their free app Libby.

This year, with the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the all-new digital aspect of the Summer Reading Challenge is launching earlier than usual to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home.

The theme for the Challenge and associated marketing campaign is “Silly Squad” – a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter, featuring bespoke artwork from award-winning children's author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson.

A whole host of virtual events with guest celebrities and authors will take place on the Summer Reading Challenge Facebook page on Friday 5 June to mark the launch of the digital Challenge. The Challenge website will be free to access and a place for children to rate and review their books and work towards their reading goal. It will also feature video content, games, quizzes, and digital and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in the Challenge at home.

Once libraries are able to open again we will be doing all we can to encourage children to complete the challenge but in the meantime; sign up for the challenge and read, be silly and have fun! 


You can download the resources from this link:

Government Recommended Resources

BBC Bitesize Resource

Lessons led by celebrities!

Physical Exercise

Every day in school we are starting off with a 30 minute workout. Joe Wicks has called himself the Nation's P.E. teacher and is live streaming on his YouTube channel between 9 and 9:30am each day.  Why not start off the day with some fitness and exercise?

P.E. at home




For Years 1 – 6.

If you cannot remember your username and/or password e-mail stating your child’s name and class.

At the start of the week we will assign as many activities as possible.  This will be done weekly so long as staff are available to do so.

White Rose Maths


This is the Maths Scheme of Learning that we follow in school.


From Monday 4th May, home learning on the White Rose website will be fully aligned to BBC Bitesize Daily progression.  The site has been revamped and moved to a new platform to improve performance so that it is able to cope with demand.

Teaching videos will be available from the link below every day, along with extra practice questions in the latest videos for children to tackle.  The premium additional material will no longer be available free of charge, so as a school we have purchased a subscription.  We will upload the premium material each weekend in advance of the week ahead.  The whole week's resources will be made available at once.  This can be accessed via the sub-pages below (please click on the appropriate star for your child).


Premium materials:

Fast Maths


Thanks to Edison Learning, Fast Maths in now accessible at home.  Edison have created online Fast Maths resources and a video to explain how Fast Maths works and how the resources should be used.


Visit their portal here:

You will see an error message and then be asked to log in.  Please log in using these details:


Username: homelearning

Password: l3arn1ng




Welcome to the English Area for you to use for home learning during the Covid-19 period.


Fancy a rest after your workout with Joe Wicks? Take a seat! We will be posting a link each day over the next few weeks to a different poet or English activity.




On the literacy trust, 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.

You'll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Every resource is available for free, although to access some you may need to create a free account.


If you have been using the link to listen to free stories at

Recommend a book to your friends. Post your recommendations on our Facebook page or the daily blog. Mrs Smith will be announcing a weekly winner. 

Let's get everyone reading. 



Oxford Owls


Reading content for Reception to Year 6.

You will need to create a log in.

Luke Temple (Author) - free book, activity pack and competition.


Luke Temple is a children's author who is passionate about getting children engaged with reading and writing. Because he is unable to visit schools at the moment he has decided to try to help bring a bit of excitement to children's 'home schooling.'


To do this he has:

  • Made his most popular book, Mutating Mansion, completely free to download (click PDF below).
  • Created an activity pack for KS2, 'Luke Temple's Writing Toolbox'. This contains lots of the tools that Luke uses to help make his books really exciting, fun and scary to read. He hopes children can use the tools to have a go at their own writing.
  • There is also a competition in the activity pack to win a signed book and a free author visit (there are 3 of these prizes up for grabs). The closing date for the competition is 31st May.


Enjoy reading!

Scholastic Resource Packs for All Key Stages


Resource pack for Early Years

Resource pack for Key Stage 1

Resource pack for Lower Key Stage 2

Resource pack for Upper Key Stage 2

Reading Quizzes

National Literacy Trust - Family Zone

Spelling and SPaG

For Years 2 – 6.

Log on to with your username and password.

If you cannot remember your username and/or password e-mail stating your child’s name and class.

At the start of the week we will assign as many activities as possible.  This will be done weekly so long as staff are available to do so.


Welcome to our new STEM area of the website. Every two days we will be publishing the details of a new science project for you to enjoy at home. Today's is called Fact Finders!


Project 1 Animal Adaptations:


Project 2 Extreme Elements:


Project 3 Fact Finders:

Online Learning 


Hamilton Trust – Home Learning Packs

Not all are available yet, but two weeks’ worth of work will be available for Years 1 – 6 (English and Maths).


Classroom Secrets.

Work packs for Reception to Year 6, including Phonics, SPaG, Reading and Maths

A History Project 


Parent discretion is advised.  This is aimed at Years 5 and 6, but may be suitable for younger children with an interest in History.  This resource will be developed and added to over time.

With thanks to the BBC for the original article.


Modern Foreign Languages

Try some of these learning links...

Dealing with Anxiety and Stress - Mental Wellbeing

Mental Health and Well-being (Education Endowment Foundation)

One of the most important ways to keep mentally healthy is to have routine and structure, and to maintain a healthy sleep pattern. The Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) have produced a series of checklists to help parents and children manage their routines.


Still image for this video

CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) Resources

A couple of useful publications...

Learning Support Service

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Let's Get Healthy Dudley!

Here's a game (from Theo) for Years 3 and 4


Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

This initial list of SEND resources (suggested by the Department for Education for parents to use for home learning during the Covid-19 period) has been developed with a focus on accessibility and inclusivity and is based on the recommendations of:

  • trusted organisations
  • charities
  • multi-academy trusts
  • special education headteachers

We encourage parents, teachers and schools to explore beyond this list to identify what support is best for their children and pupils with SEND.


SEND: apps and games

(Apps must be downloaded onto a compatible device)


Brain Parade


Description: a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.




Description: a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.


Sensory App House Ltd


Description: a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.




Description: an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.


Coronavirus educational resources from The Sensory Projects


SEND-specific resources for learning from home from Tech Ability


 Advice on supporting children with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) from the Council for Disabled Children

Children and online safety away from school

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

Parenting Programme - an online course