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Ideas for home learning

More story-related goodies for your children! 



* Printable activity pack from the British Library. Includes cut-out-and-keep masks, fairy tale mashups, foldable boats, comic strips and imaginary maps and aimed at children without access to screens.


* Basil Brush reads a delightful half-hour-long story that will help children talk about feeling sad.


* Gorgeous short video of the book ‘While We Can’t Hug’, a story about two friends who have to find ways to show each other how much they care. (The words to this story are printed rather than spoken, so an adult may need to supply the text here.)

Memory Game from Mrs Hedley

Resources from Schools in Mind network, to support children who may be missing school, friends and struggling with the uncertain times

National Book Tokens -Competitions

PopUK have launched a new free resource for parents, carers and schools called 'A song a day'.

Reading group

Hello everyone,


It was lovely catching up with a few of you yesterday.  Good to hear that you are staying safe, well, and busy.


Learning from home can be hard.  Reading at home is not something that we all find easy, but reading for pleasure is such a wonderful skill to have.  The more we read, the more likely we are to gain this skill for life, and the more we will enjoy reading.  Reading at any time of the day, helps with memory, problem solving, imagination, speaking, and writing skills too.


Reading in your head, or to a teddy, before you go to sleep, is a great way to relax.  It can help you to sleep well and you may even have some amazing dreams.


Being read to is also the perfect way to improve listening and concentration.  I have added below, a link to some FREE, audible stories, recommended by Mrs Long.  Please give this a try, there are lots to choose from.  An online 'Book Group' would be a nice way to meet up with friends from school.  I know a lot of you are missing each other.


Perhaps a group of you could get together online, at the same time and day, to listen to the same story? 

Send in your videos if possible.  I am available if you would like help or input.


Mrs Hedley


Art competition, don’t miss out!

Mrs Hedley has made a ‘how to video’ for her famous calm box, can you make one at home?

Still image for this video

Please find attached a useful book for children. It is illustrated by Axel Scheffler (illustrator of The Gruffalo) and helps explain the current ongoing situation in simpler terms.

Please find attached another story called Dave the Dog

Easter fun activities and a bit of a challenge for those who like to chart progress.

Have a look at some of the activities suggested  for children under 11, there is something for everyone. 


Activities for under 11’s


[]Cosmic kids – Themed Yoga sessions available via YouTube to help keep the children active. Examples include Frozen, animals and Moana.


RedTed Art – Craft ideas, printable templates and easy activities to do at home using basic materials.


NatGeoKids - Quizzes, activities and learning resources for younger children on topics from animals to the Ancient Greeks.


ToyTheater – Educational online games for primary school ages on a range of subjects, available on computer, tablet and mobile.


OxfordOwl – Free ebooks, activities, videos and activities for ages 3-11.