Welcome to our Home Learning Zone.
Here you will find lots of information and advice on how best to support your child to continue their learning journey if they need to be at home.
Below are our year group home learning activities that can be completed with little or no equipment. These are quick jobs that if practised every day can support learning in reading, writing and maths in each year group.
Top tips for home learning!
Be realistic about what you can do
- You're not expected to become teachers and your children aren't expected to learn as they do in school. Simply providing your children with some structure at home will help them to adapt. Use the tips below to help you make this work for your household.
- Experiment in the first week, then take stock. What's working and what isn't? Ask your children, involve them too.
- Share the load if there are 2 parents at home. Split the day into 2-3 hour slots and take turns so you can do your own work.
- Take care of your own health and wellbeing. This will be new for your entire household, so give it time to settle. Take a look at the links at the end of this factsheet for some advice on mental health and wellbeing
Keep to a timetable wherever possible
- Create and stick to a routine if you can. This is what children are used to. For example, eat breakfast at the same time and make sure they're dressed before starting the ‘school’ day – avoid staying in pyjamas!
- Involve your children in setting the timetable where possible. It’s a great opportunity for them to manage their own time better and it’ll give them ownership .
- Check in with your children and try to keep to the timetable, but be flexible. If a task/activity is going well or they want more time, let it extend where possible.
- If you have more than 1 child at home, consider combining their timetables. For example, they might exercise and do maths together – see what works for your household.
- Designate a working space if possible, and at the end of the day have a clear cut-off to signal school time is over.
- Stick the timetable up on the wall so everyone knows what they should be doing when, and tick activities off throughout the day.
- Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, to separate school life and home life.
Make time for exercise and breaks throughout the day
- If you have a garden, use it regularly. If you don’t, try to get out once a day as permitted by the government (households can be together outdoors but 2 metres apart from others)
- Get your children to write in a diary what they did each day – this can be a clear sign that the ‘school’ day has ended
Where you have more freedom in the timetable, make time for other activities
- Add some creative time or watch a dance video from Go Noodle to get the heart-rate going
- Get your children to write postcards to their grandparents or to pen pals
- Ask grandparents to listen to your children read on FaceTime (or ask grandparents to read to younger children)
- Give them chores to do so they feel more responsible about the daily routine at home
- Ask them to help you cook and bake
- Accept that they'll probably watch more TV/spend time on their phone – that's ok but you might want to set/agree some screen time limits
If you need to contact school please email us on
Extra Learning Opportunities on the Internet:
This is where we will suggest websites for you and your child to access that will help you continue learning at home!
- Kirklees libraries have some fantastic, free online resources!
- Words for Life provides tips and activities to improve your child's chatting, reading, writing and listening at home.
- Virtual School Library provide links to their author of the week and an opportunity to download their e-book for free.
- Free Digital Cooking Classes for children every week day!
- Free virtual school trips around the world!
- Have a look at these live animal webcams at Edinburgh Zoo. What can you find out about the different animals?
- Lots of maths games to keep busy!
- Can you complete your year groups maths lessons?
- Get fit each day with PE lessons with Joe Wicks!
- If your grown up uses Facebook you can access free online dance classes from Oti Mabuse every morning at 11.30am. Just search 'Oti Mabuse' in the facebook search bar.
Some fun activities from Huddersfield Foundation
A guide to Covid-19 for children
See guidance on supporting your mental health and that of your children:
Coronavirus and your wellbeing – Mind.org
Supporting young people’s mental health during this period – Anna Freud Centre