Home Learning

Here are some Home Learning ideas which you may find useful, please get in touch with your child's class teacher to access more information.


Home Learning Timetable 

Here is a suggested home learning timetable and a blank one if you wish to create your own. We hope this helps keep some structure to you and your child's day. 


PODD Resources 

We have made a simple 'mini PODD book' to print and use at home and a 'how to guide' to support you. If you would like one printing and sending in the post please call the reception team. 

Click on the links below to download them. 

Mini PODD book for home

Mini PODD book instructions

Coronavirus PODD sheet


Useful Websites and Documents:

This is a list of websites  and documents that we hope are useful. We will continue to add to this list. 


Check out this really useful document that has apps, interactive websites and other websites. Saxon Hill Academy: Online Resource List


This is a handy easy to read social story to share with your child about what Coronavirus is and what we are doing to protect ourselves.

Social Story COVID-19


NSPCC links to help support talking to a worried child about Coronavirus with links to other useful parts of NSPCC website



Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus story

A book for children about coronavirus that aims to give information without fear. This book aims to open up the conversation about coronavirus and some of the things they might be hearing about it and provide truthful information in a reassuring and child friendly manner.


Chrome Music Lab

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.



The Sensory Projects

The resources at the top are inclusive resources, the ones in the second section are specific to the virus and the ones at the bottom of the page are aimed at mainstream and mixed audience - but of course anyone can use any of them.


Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org 
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

BBC Learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ 
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Futurelearn https://www.futurelearn.com 
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Seneca https://www.senecalearning.com 
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Openlearn https://www.open.edu/openlearn/ 
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Blockly https://blockly.games 
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ 
Creative computer programming

Ted Ed https://ed.ted.com 
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ 
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com 
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com 
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This https://thekidshouldseethis.com 
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course https://thecrashcourse.com 
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids 
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards https://www.crestawards.org 
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards https://idea.org.uk 
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk 
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad https://www.tinkercad.com 
All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths https://www.prodigygame.com 
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio 
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find 
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ 
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home 
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games https://world-geography-games.com/world.html  
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges 
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ 
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com 
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com 
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater https://toytheater.com/ 
Educational online games

DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac 
Activities and quizzes

Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk 
This is for educational printouts, powerpoints, eBooks and much more. Use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to access resources for free.