Remote and Home Education Support

Autumn 2020 

Remote and Home Education support 

Where a class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there is a local lock down requiring pupils to remain at home, the DFE expects schools to have the capacity to offer immediate remote education.  We are expected to consider how to continue to improve the quality of our existing offer and have a strong contingency plan in place for remote education provision by the end of September.

We have been working hard with the other schools in our trust as well as our designated Ed Tech Partner set up by the DfE to get plans in place. Our Digital Strategy will be published later this term. Each week, we will upload our Remote Learning Plans on to a dated tab in this section of the website. (See the tabs on the right hand side) If your child is absent from school, please go to the tab and click on the link for your child's class. All the required learning for the week will be availabel for you to access.

In developing these contingency plans, we are expected to:

  • use a curriculum sequence that allows access to high-quality online and offline resources and teaching videos, and that is linked to the school’s curriculum expectations
  • give access to high quality remote education resources
  • select the online tools that will be consistently used across the school in order to allow interaction, assessment and feedback, and make sure staff are trained in their use
  • provide printed resources, such as textbooks and workbooks, for pupils who do not have suitable online access
  • recognise that younger pupils and some pupils with SEND may not be able to access remote education without adult support, and so schools should work with families to deliver a broad and ambitious curriculum.

When teaching pupils remotely, we are expected to:

  • set assignments so that pupils have meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects
  • teach a planned and well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with a good level of clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject
  • provide frequent, clear explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher in the school or through high quality curriculum resources and/or videos
  • gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum, using questions and other suitable tasks and set a clear expectation on how regularly teachers will check work
  • enable teachers to adjust the pace or difficulty of what is being taught in response to questions or assessments, including, where necessary, revising material or simplifying explanations to ensure pupils’ understanding
  • plan a programme that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school, ideally including daily contact with teachers


The Department for Education has put together a 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.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:  (click to follow each link)

They are currently being offered for free.

Individual resources cannot replace a school’s properly planned curriculum, and the resources in this list are not intended to do so.

They may be useful for parents in considering how they could support their children’s education, but they should not be used in place of existing resources which schools may be using as part of their continued provision for pupils’ education at this time.

BBC BiteSize -Daily lessons for each year group

The BBC is launching its own education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and some of the best teachers – helping to keep children learning and supporting parents. There are daily programmes for children in each age group.

Reading for Pleasure

Click here to access a range of resources to support Reading for Pleasure

Look at the download below for lots of links to authors and ideas for developing reading at home.

English resources to challenge older children

The Opening Doors English Literature collection is great for KS2 children who enjoy a challenge. Taken from quality literature, these units will stretch children's thinking. TRy them out at

Maths activities from First for Maths - Garden Maths and Lego Maths. See the documents below.

Gareth Metcalfe I see Maths - this is used in school too

White Rose Hub - Daily lessons for each year group. This is our main scheme for maths and highly recommended. A short video tutorial and activity.

Hamilton Trust - Maths and English resources

Please see the downloads below for other activities including EYFS

Instant streaming an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

Useful websites for children and parents

Phonics Play there is a free section for KS1 pupils to use.

Practice phonics screen materials for children in Year 1 and Year 2

English and Maths

SuperMovers the children enjoy going on here to keep active and learn – mainly for KS1 but good fun for everyone.

Oxford Owl

Each class has an Oxford Owl login. Enter the parent site and click on the Class login tab. You can then search the wide range of free e-books to read.

u/n missreeks   u/n misscrumbleholme  u/n mrsellisstansfield u/n  misswoodward

p/w password (this is the same for each class)

To support with the English and Maths, CGP do a range of workbooks for each year group to practice these skills if this is something you would like to do.

Year 6 Maths revision

The Aspirer Teaching Alliance have set up a dedicated webpage for Y6 Maths revision. Topics include – fractions, decimals and percentages.

Other curriculum areas

National Literacy Trust - Family Zone

Free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Learning

BBC Learning
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.

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Creative computer programming

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

All kinds of making.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden.

British Council
Resources for English language learning.

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi-disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes.

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

Teaching Packs
Learning packs to print out, there's LOADS of them and each pack can be tailored to different learners.