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Home Learning

Recommended by the DfE Oak National Academy has a structure of learning across the curriculum for all age groups.

SEND Resources

visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.

A collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.

A range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.

An all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.


Picture News

Find out what this weeks question is at Picture News


Maths (All Year Groups)

White Rose have provided a weekly plan for each year group.  Click on the ‘Home Learning Year Group’ tab on the right hand side to access the days work.  There is a lesson for every day of the week.

A range of mathematical investigations children can complete.  Specific to individual year groups.

Number recognition and maths games for Nursery and Reception.

5 mathematical questions a day.  Different levels of challenge available (KS2)



A link to the God who speaks.  Monthly prayers and reflections.

Find out about a range of religious topics.  Why not create a booklet on one of them.



BBC Bitesize: Interactive resources covering the primary science curriculum.

Switch Zoo: Children can make new animals, play animal games, build a biome, learn about animals, and hear animal music.

All curriculum science topics covered. for every year group.  A range of lessons available.

Activities and web based learning games linked to the curriculum.



Code.org: Children can practise their coding skills (the method of giving instructions to a computer to perform a specific task) through taking part in a range of games.

Scratch: Free online program where children can create stories, games and animations.

Pivot: Free downloadable program where children can create animations.


PE (All Year Groups)

Videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters. (KS1)

10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.

Videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.


Mental Wellbeing

downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.

Advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.



Nursery and Reception Geography ideas

KS1 Geography ideas

KS2 Geography ideas

Geography lessons for children.

Different activities on Geography concepts.  A free subscription is needed to access these resources.

Virtual geography for maps and photographs.

Some free resources on a range of concepts.

Information about specific concepts.

Online lessons about fieldwork 

The Great International Lego Challenge

Tianjian Primary School, Futian District, Shenzhen, China is 5, 893 miles away from St Joseph’s Primary School, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England. However, this doesn’t stop us learning together. Both primary schools have been working together over the last few weeks to design a Lego challenge for everyone to take part in. Attached are some ideas of models to make for each year group – more to follow soon. We will be sharing photos of children from St Joseph’s and Tianjian completing the challenges. Send us your models and photos to school@stjosephsna.org.uk Happy building!

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Cross- Curricular Resources

Free access to downloadable resource pack for each year group containing Maths, GPS and Reading activities.Classroom Secrets Home Learning Packs 

Access to activities that children can use independently.  Including History learning on a range of topics.

Free access to activity book (one for EYFS, one for KS1 and one for KS2) which includes activities for all curriculum areas.

Free access to a range of activities and worksheets by entering offer code – CVDTWINKLHELPS or visit the TWINKL Home Learning Hub

Create a free account to access e books from the schools reading scheme.

Free reading books to download.

All children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed

Times Tables Rock Stars (an online, educational website) is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each child has their own unique username and password.

A range of activities from Purple Mash

English and Maths packs that can be downloaded weekly.  Completely free.



Every day, a new picture is displayed and writing prompts are given to ignite the children’s imagination and get them writing. (KS2)

Hamilton Trust have created Free English learning packs (one a week) for all year groups to help with English skills.

Read Write Inc Resources (KS1)

Some activities and ideas around phonics .  Scroll down to the bottom of the page (KS1)

Create an account in 60 seconds to get free unlimited access to our author masterclasses

Activities based on the author David Walliams (KS2)

The Literacy Shed have free videos and activities based on the content.  Specific for age groups.

A range of poetry that children can learn by heart.

More poetry from the National Poetry Archive.


French (KS2 Only)

A range of topics based on key vocabulary such as numbers and at school.



A range of learning on various topics (KS1)

A range of History topics and key concepts covered (KS2)

Different topics covering the KS2 curriculum.  Some free resources.

A short free registration is required but has a range of activities to complete.

Ideas for both key stages on a range of History topics.