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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Learning

On this page you'll find various links to useful websites for children of all ages to home learning resources such as online story books, spelling, maths and more.

Please note that Elm Grove Primary School takes no responsibility for external website content.

Please click on the year group to see their home learning projects, that were sent home in March, can be found here.

All the home learning resources, that are used in school, can all be found here.

Last updated: 17/04/2020

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is a family of sites which helps students aged six to 16 years with their coursework, homework and exam preparation. The sites provide "bitesized" interactive content, video and audio summaries covering a multitude of subjects such as Science, Maths, English, Art, Computing, French and Geography among many others.


From 20 April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of their website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.

BBC iPlayer and the Red Button service will host Bitesize Daily.  These are six different 20 minute shows, each designed to target a specific age group, from ages five to 14, and for pupils throughout the UK.  Experts and teachers will be involved, covering what should be learned that day for the different year groups and key stages. Maths, Science and English will be covered in dedicated programmes, and other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and Art will also be covered. 

Last updated: 17/04/2020

Purple Mash

The children at Elm Grove already use Purple Mash, by 2Simple Ltd, in the classroom.  Purple Mash hosts an exciting mash-up of curriculum focused activities, creative tools, programs and games to support and inspire creative learning every day.  From poems to newspapers, masks and 3D models, animations and textured paintings, Purple Mash can support your child's learning.


New every week there will be posted activities your child can do broken down into daily achievements.  Just ask your child to login and they will see the "Weekly Activities" list on the right hand side of the page under the "Featured" column.

Last updated: 17/04/2020


The company have very kindly offered to open up their resources for one month to parents and carers whilst schools are closed.  These resources include really helpful Home Learning Resource Packs aimed at each year group. 

There is a dedicated Parents’ Hub which contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home. For parents with children in EYFS, take a look through the EYFS for Parents area to find some really useful guides and activities to share.  For primary-aged children, take a look at the 5-11 area.  This was created with parents in mind so it’s filled with guides and information.

How do I sign up for the free month?

  1. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
  2. Complete the New to Twinkl sign up box, entering the code CVDTWINKLHELPS

Last updated: 17/04/2020



Fun and creative activities, built by teachers to help you guide your child through fundamental parts of the computing curriculum without the need for screen time. They include everything you need to get started with activity sheets and accompanying materials.


Blockly Games

Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. By the end of these games, players are ready to use conventional text-based languages.



Scratch is designed especially for young people aged 8 to 16.  With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations.  Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively and reason systematically.


Scratch Jr

With ScratchJr, young people aged 5 to 7, can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.


Last updated: 17/04/2020


National Geographic Kids

Explore the globe with their Geography primary resources.  Covering everything from the Amazon to volcanoes and from peculiar places to wild weather, National Geographic Kids has teaching resources that support a range of Geography topics. 


World Geography Games

World Geography Games brings entertaining, educational quiz games for kids, students, adults and seniors to test and improve your geographical knowledge.  Their internet quizzes include questions about all the countries in the world, their capital cities, flags, rivers and continents.


Last updated: 17/04/2020


BBC History Magazine

An online history magazine which is partially free, covering subjects as diverse as the Ancient Romans and World War II.


National Geographic Kids

Discover dinosaur fossils, analyse ancient civilisations or explore Ancient Egyptian artifacts.  Take a leap into the lives of the Romans, Ancient Greeks and Anglo-Saxons, not to mention key world history. 


Last updated: 17/04/2020


Accelerated Reader

The children can now access online books to read and do their Accelerated Reader quizzes at home. 

To help support children and parents to ‘Keep the nation reading’, Renaissance Learning are offering all schools in the UK and Ireland free limited access to thousands of digital books through myON and articles from myON News.

For more details please visit the "Home Learning" webpage.

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl have been helping children develop their reading skills at home for years.  For a limited period, while the school is closed, they are temporarily adding hundreds more eBooks to their library so your child has more to read.


The Children’s Poetry Archive

Listen to some of the world's best poetry read out loud.


Read Write Inc. Phonics (Years R, 1 and 2)

Ruth Miskin Training are streaming three, short Speed Sounds lessons for children to watch at home every weekday on their YouTube channel.

Each lesson is ten minutes long and available for 24 hours.

Repeats of lessons streamed up until Friday 3rd April will be shown during the Easter holidays (6th - 17th April excluding Bank Holidays).

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST) - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds 10.00 am - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds 10.30 am - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

After the Easter holidays, we will:

  • Continue Sets 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons
  • Add lessons to help children read words with Set 1 Speed Sounds and spell words with Set 1,2 and 3 sounds

Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.

Click here for our YouTube Speed Sound lesson schedule.

If your child is reading

  • red or green books they need speed sound 1 lessons
  • purple, pink and orange- speed sound 2 lessons
  • yellow, blue and grey- speed sound 3 lessons.

Oxford Owl also have free Read Write Inc. Phonics eBooks, activities and advice.

Last updated: 17/04/2020



Have a number of games which can be played at home and offline.



Give your child a head start in Maths: everything parents need to know about Numeracy development from 0-6 with fun activities you can build into everyday life and play


White Rose Maths

The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8.  They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks.  Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.


Last updated: 17/04/2020


Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired, and is something we all have in common.

Out of the Ark

We sing lots of songs in assembly from a company called "Out of the Ark".  So, to help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, they are releasing seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. 


West Sussex Music

During term time West Sussex Music will be sending out weekly updates of ideas about how to include and enjoy high quality music experiences with your children each day.  ‘Music on the Menu’ includes ideas that are suitable for both school and home settings.


Last updated: 19/04/2020


e-Bug Junior

e-Bug is operated by Public Health England.  Find out how disgusting microbes can be!  Also join Professor Hallux and Nurse Nanobot travelling around the body in the Helitelibubble learning all about microbes, the amazing immune system, useful antibiotics, superbugs, how you can protect your body from infection using vaccines, and food poisoning.


National Geographic Kids

Covering fun facts and in-depth features on animals, habitats and life cycles, as well as out of this world resources on space, the solar system and being an astronaut, National Geographic Kids has a wealth of resources.



STEM Learning science has resources organised into topic area and year group. To easily identify resources which can be used at home, look out for the note: *suitable for home teaching* in the name. 


Last updated: 17/04/2020



Plazoom has a free home learning timetable pack which can be downloaded here:


This pack contains three versions of a home learning timetable that can be adapted to suit individual families and circumstances, helping to structure the day with a healthy mix of learning, play, activity and relaxation.

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