Trafalgar Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 9AS

01206 573519

Lexden Primary School

Community, Courage, Curiosity and Commitment

Home Learning

We will add to our list regularly, but if you find something good, please let the us know so we can share it with our whole community.

  

Coronavirus Advice and Support

Feeling anxious or overwhelmed is completely understandable at a time like this, especially if you are struggling with mental health or are concerned about someone with a physical illness. Our mental and emotional health resource vault is full of advice on issues that may be worrying young people.

The children's Society

  

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

 Shared reading is a great way to develop children’s language and communication and
to boost their reading skills. Regular reading routines can offer lots of opportunities for
learning during school closures.

EEF guidance

  

Helping Home Learning

 Learning opportunities are everywhere. You can make anything a learning experience for your child, just follow the TRUST ideas.

EEF guidance

   

Oak National Academy

Our aim is to support teachers to support their pupils. We provide a bank of high-quality, sequenced video lessons and resources for teachers to use as they wish. We’ll cover a range of subjects including maths, English, art and languages.

Oak National Academy

  

First Site activity pack

Stay inspired with Firstsite’s artist created activity packs, featuring contributions from UK artists including Antony GormleyGillian WearingIdris KhanJeremy DellerMark Wallinger and more.

Artist activity packs

 

Coronavirus (COVID 19)list of educational resources from the Department of Education

We have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

DfE resources

 

ttS Learning at Home

At TTS, we know Coronavirus is affecting thousands of schools with closures and we want to help…
We have created a curriculum-focused independent learning resource with over 40 home learning activities all planned and all prepared!

ttS Learning

 

Childhood 101

Coding for kids: 12 free coding games websites for teaching programming skills

Childhood 101

 

White Rose Maths

As schools worldwide close for now in response to COVID-19, you might be wondering how best to help your child or children with their studies at home.

Always happy to help, the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. We 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.

White Rose

 

Oxford Reading

Free resources to support learning at home including: advice and support for parents, educational activities and games and free eBook library for 3- to 11-year-olds.

Oxford owls 

 

The world of David Walliams

 This site offers free daily audio stories for your children to listen to. 

Free audio story

 

Twinkle

Twinlke 

Twinkle Parents Hub

Offer code: CDVTWINLEHELPS

 

Change 4 Life

Fund ideas to help your kids to stay healthy

Change4life

 

BBC Bitesized

Daily content that supports you as schools close across the UK, to help you with your education and wellbeing.

Bitesize

 

Horrible Histories

Here you can watch episodes and clips, play games, and even sing along to your favourite Horrible Histories songs!

Horrible Histories

 

3d Geography

Fun ideas to help with learning about Geography.  Packed with lots of Geography information and free teaching resources to help making learning fun.

3d Geography

 

Aspire Active Hub

Keep your children active and engages in home learning.

Aspire Active

 

Bring the noise

BBC music lesson ideas and activities you can do at home.

Bring the noise

 

Science Bob

Here’s list of great science experiments with instructions that you can do right at home or at school.

Science Bob

 

PE with Joe

Join Joe Wicks for daily home workouts aimed at keeping children healthy.

PE with Joe

 

Purple Watermelon

A site that provides engaging ideas, challenges, mindfulness and assemblies for parents to stay sane.

Purple Watermelon

Class pages:

Please click the links below to find the daily work set by class teachers.  

Nursery

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Enhanced Provision

 

Interesting activities for children of all ages:

Keeping your child safe online

BBC Own it

Updated in relation to COVID-19, this website provides support for young people to take control of their online life. Topics include help and advice, skills and inspiration on matters such as friendships and bullying, safety and self-esteem.

Childline

Childline helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Children can talk with Childline about anything, whether big or small; their trained counsellors can help. See their website or call free on 0800 1111.

Parental guide to Internet Safety

Support parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools

Think you know

Advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online.  Short videos for parents and carers.

Internet Matters

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online.

Parent Info

Help and advice for families in a digital world.

LGfL

London Grid for Learning online safety and safeguarding.

Net Aware

NSPCC guidance on keeping children safe online.

Essex Safeguarding Children Board

The ESCB is a statutory multi agency organisation which brings together agencies who work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Essex. It has produced guidance for parents and carers to help them understand online safety and exploitation generally.

NSPCC

The NSPCC has produced several online safety guides, from setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps.

Supporting your family through lockdown