Home Learning Information
For full details of our Covid Remote Learning provision please see the policy and protocols on the Covid-19 information page
Or click on the documents below
We are excited to launch our new ‘Home Learning’ Class Pages through a programme called ClassDojo. ClassDojo is a school communication and home learning platform that teachers, students, and families can use to share what’s being learned in the school and home through photos, videos, and messages. Class Dojo can be accessed via the internet https://home.classdojo.com/#/signup or by downloading the ClassDojo app https://www.classdojo.com/download/. Parents/Carers have received an invitation to join ClassDojo via email. If you have not received this, please contact your child's class teacher.
Primarily, Class Dojo will be used for sharing class information, for setting homework, spellings and other learning activities and as a way of virtually communicating between teachers, children and parents. In the event of individual, groups or whole zones of children self-isolating, or in the event of a local or national lockdown, ClassDojo pages will be used to facilitate daily home learning.
If you are unable to access the internet from home or have limited computer access, please contact your child’s class teacher or the school office as soon as possible. We have a number of laptops and digital devices that we are able to lend to families where children are accessing remote education from home. Printed copies of activities can also be provided at a parent’s request.
Oxford Owl - Home Reading Resources
We are aware that access to reading books for children learning at home is limited. To support parents and children with their home reading, 'Friends of Hillmorton Primary School' has kindly subsidised the cost of a subscription to the entire Oxford Owl library of e-books. This offers children access to their online library where different reading books are matched to the book band that they are working on. Class Teachers will share the log-in details on their ClasDojo 'Class Story' pages to enable you to access this valuable resource from home.
Additional e-books can be accessed through https://www.booktrust.org.uk
Oak National Academy - Virtual School Library
The Oak National Academy in partnership with the National Literacy Trust has launched a virtual school library:
Every week a popular children's author or illustrator will provide free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads.
Having access to a school library is really important for children. School libraries nurture a love of reading that can enrich children’s literacy skills, academic achievements and mental wellbeing. The Oak National Academy has worked with brilliant publishers and inspiring authors and illustrators to ensure that the books and activities in this Virtual School Library will support children’s wellbeing through reading.
BBC Bitesize contains online lessons with complimentary activities for children in all age groups. Resources have been developed in collaboration with the Department of Education and other trusted education providers in order to provide curriculum led activities and programming to complement the remote learning being offered by schools and to keep up every child’s educational momentum.
To access these resources, visit: BBC Bitesize Page
Oak National Academy
The Oak National Academy is an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers which provides daily lessons, sequenced across a week, taught by qualified teachers alongside linked resources
To access these resources visit their Online Classroom
Please also refer to individual class blogs for additional information or resources. These are updated by teachers regularly and are a great way to keep in touch!
The following websites are currently offering free-access to their home-learning resources:
Twinkl Home Learning Hub (Timetabled activities updated regularly for each age group including links to videos and websites)
BrainPOP (subject-specific activities and games)
Teacher's Pet (you will need to create an account, but this is free to do. New resources added each week)
Chatterpack (lots of links for different subjects)
Vooks (storybooks online - can get a month free)
Times Table Rock Stars (log-ins available from class teachers)
Other Useful Websites
Arcademic Skill Builders (Literacy and maths games) (KS1 & KS2)
Crickweb (Literacy and maths educational games) (KS2)
Kids Spell (Create your own spelling lists & games) (KS1 & KS2)
Fun Brain (Maths, reading and spelling games) (KS1 & KS2)
Eduplace.com (Levelled spelling and vocabulary games) (KS1 & KS2)
PrimaryGames.com (Spelling rules, incl. vowels, blends, plurals etc) (KS1 & KS2)
ICT Games.com (Look, cover, check game) (KS1 & KS2)
Manythings.org (Aimed at ESL students but includes useful spelling & vocabulary games) (KS2)
Spelling city (Vocabulary and spelling interactive activities, printable worksheets, games) (KS2)
Historic Newspapers (Last year, the school was lucky enough to receive historical newspapers to use as a resource for a topic on World War 1)
If your child's first language is not English, these are particularly helpful (but good for all children)
LearnEnglish Kids Games (Games in simple English for children to play)
LearnEnglish Kids Stories (Stories at all different levels for children to watch and listen to)
LearnEnglish Grammar (Grammar and Vocabulary activities)
Real PE at Home!
In school we use real PE as part of our PE lessons. real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.
It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from next week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:
The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com
Parent email: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the most useful things that you can do is practise your spellings! Please see the Hillmorton Super Speller list below - can you reach your next badge by the time you return to school?