This page is designed to give parents ideas to continue learning activities if their child needs to be absent from school for a period of time.

Useful websites – in addition to the activities below, these website links will further support you in helping your child to keep up with school activities.

Using digital devices – online safety

We strongly advise that parents supervise their young children on any online learning activity or game. Also, please set age-appropriate parental controls on any devices young children are using and supervise their use of websites and apps. See advice on keeping them safe online.

General websites to support with learning

BBC Bitesize (all subjects – Years 1 & 2)

Oak National Academy: (this might be useful if you need ‘teaching’ ideas but we don’t expect you to follow their daily schedule)

Oak National Academy (Reception resources)

Oak National Academy (Year 1)

Oak National Academy (Year 2)


Phonics & Reading

Free online Oxford Owl Books (reading books)

EPIC Learning to read APP (US version) – free  The UK version has a charge

Free online Collins Big Cat books (login details)

Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters

Letters and Sounds (Phonics)

Letters and Sounds: for home and school – online phonics lessons that follow phases 2 to 5 of the Letters and Sounds programme. Available from Monday 27 April

Story time on Cbeebies

Stories to listen to


Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Character Education

Advice for parents

Story for children

100 activities to develop children’s character

Calming activities (mindfulness)

Information for adults


Maths & Science


White Rose Maths activities

Science ideas – Key Stage 1


PE & Fitness

Joe Wicks daily exercise class

Greenacre Sports Partnership activity ideas

Keeping active

Young children should be active for at least 3 hours a day in total.

It is also good to get some fresh air every day. If you do not have a garden and are taking children outside to exercise, make sure you follow the rules on social distancing.

While inside, there are plenty of things you can do to keep children active, such as:

  • playing hide-and-seek
  • seeing who can do the most star jumps
  • making an obstacle course
  • playing music and having a dance-off


SEND Resources

Please remember to use the email address sent to you if your child currently has additional needs.

Ideas for supporting speech & language development

Daily routine cards


We thought you all might appreciate access to some resources which have been created by the government to support SEND pupils and parents.  It is being added to weekly so do keep checking for new videos/uploads.

National Academy online resources for SEND children

The sessions are generally a pre-recorded video lesson to guide parents through a range of activities linked to different areas.  It’s probably a good idea to watch the video the night/day before so that you can prepare any resources needed. The video will usually give an indication of the targeted age range within the first minute or so.


Road Safety Ideas  (as the children would normally be having road safety lessons in the summer terms)


UK Safety <>

THINK! Road Safety Education Resources

General ideas:

Activities for 3-5 year olds

Activities for Years 1 & 2

More activities organised into year groups

Phonics and Reading games

How to support your child with reading

letter formation sheet

Greenacre-Sports-Partnership-Activity-Booklet (1) (Physical Activity Challenge Cards)

The site below might be useful for younger children or if your child has a Speech & Language programme:


TERM 4 – Helping Hands Theme

Nursery Term 4 activities

Reception Term 4 Activities

Year 1 Term 4 Topic Web Activities

Year 1 Term 4 Home Learning Activities (PIP)

Y2 Term 4 Topic Web Activities

Y2 Term 4 Topic Web Activities


TERM 5 – Super Seas Theme

Nursery Activities for home

Reception Home Learning Activities

Year 1 Term 5 Home Learning (PIP)

Year 2 Term 5 Home Learning (PIP)


EYFS additional activities

EYFS School Closure Challenge Cards (suitable for Nursery or Reception children)

Five Senses Scavenger Hunt Activity Sheet

Incy Wincy Spider Prop Craft Instructions

Toys Home Learning Challenge Activity Sheet