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19th March 2020

Home Learning letter

Dear Parents / Carers,

As you are now aware school will be closing on Friday for all but front line key workers.  Class teachers and management have organised home learning activities which can be accessed via our school website.

This will be updated after the Easter holidays, should the closure remain in place, alongside end of year expectations to support parents with pupils’ learning.

There will also be hard copies of the homework given out to pupils who have no access to the internet at home.

Your children will be provided with passwords for the following online educational sites which are used in school:

  • Education City (R to Year 6)
  • LGFL- Busy Things – (N to Year 6)
  • Times Tables Rockstars – (Year 2 to Year 6 )

These passwords will be stuck into your child’s reading record or emailed home.

All children should read to or with a parent/carer/sibling a minimum of 5x per week, and collect signatures in their reading record book. Children may read a range of texts, which may differ from their school reading book.

End of year High Frequency lists or phonics will be put on the website/sent home for children to learn for the duration of the school closure.

Ongoing practising of times tables is expected throughout the school.

Expectations from the National Curriculum are as follows:

by the end of Year 2, children should know their 2x, 5x and 10x tables;

by the end of Year 3, children should also their 3x, 4x and 8x tables;

by the end of Year 4, children should know ALL times tables up to 12 x 12.




We have also carefully selected the following free online learning sites, should you wish to use them:

For all children to access:

Oxford Owl


Classroom Secrets-free trial available at



For Early Years



For KS1,584,037,589,000



For KS2,584,037,589,000

In line with our school homework policy, there will be no homework for the Easter holidays.

Keep checking on the school website for any additional information and updates. You can email school if you need to keep in touch or inform school of anything. Emails will be read daily (except for the Easter holiday).

Thank you for your continuing support.

Kind regards


Mrs Saville