Home Learning During School Closure 2020

14th July 2020
Home Learning Gallery
Eleanor's Chocolate Banana Bread
Eleanor in year 4 shared this super recipe with us - why not give it a try!

Useful links and resources
Northumberland Education Padlet
This is designed by NCC for schools to share with parents via our websites. The padlet is regularly updated to provide parents with a changing range of resources.  It also includes a'What's on this week' page including web and TV links appropriate to the week.

Northumberland School Games - Stair Climb Challenge - 6th to 16th July 20
Click here to go to our PE pages to find out home you can get involved!

Chance to Shine Cricket
Here is a link below to the Chance to Shine Cricket website which is full of great ideas and videos - most activities have generic skills and therefore applicable to many sports and overall skill development.


Northumberland School Games Walk/Challenge
We would like to invite you  to join the Hardrian's Wall Challenge which is a Northumberland School Games initiative. I have attached the information leaflet. If you would like to join in please share your walking or running distances via the Northumberland School Games Facebook Page over the next 10 days. The easiest way to record distances is to use a tracking app such as Map my Walk or Strava to upload your distances through a screen shot. 
Miss Haswell


Active Northumberland Resources
Please follow the link for details of a new athletics focus each week along with cross curricular activities to come. They will also be posted on social media.
w/b PE for next week 6.7.20 is throwing; please see the attachments below
w/b 29.6.20 It's back to jumping for this week:
w/b 22.6.20

Active Northumberland Resources

NatWest MoneySense

MoneySense Mondays 

Start the week with a fun and engaging money lesson delivered straight to their home!You can tune in to  live lessons  on the NatWest YouTube channel and Facebook Page every Monday from 10.00–11.00am. 

Next Monday, 18th May we will be covering Needs and wants for lower primary in the first 30 minutes and Raising money for charity in the second 30 minutes for upper primary where we will also be joined by special guest, cricketer Michael Vaughan!

All children need is a pen, some paper and a device to watch on, and they’re all set. Please note: pupils do not need a Facebook or YouTube account to watch the broadcasts, however if they would like to comment , we recommend they use a parent’s account to do so with appropriate supervision.

More new home learning resources

There are two more Distance Learning bundles to help pupils explore key money topics while learning at home. Simply download the resources and instructional Learning Guide to share with your pupils today — each bundle contains fun, digital and practical activities providing at least one hour of learning.

For KS1:

  • Saving money - new!  
  • Coins and notes

For KS2:

  • Ways to pay - new!
  • Budgeting

Active Northumberland Resources Week 6


Oxford Owl for Home

 A wealth of free resources and activities has been added to Oxford Owl for Home. They have added lots of new eBooks to the eBook library, plus extensive support for the Read Write Inc. Phonics reading scheme.



New resources for keeping active from Active Northumberland ,  including some VE day ideas which will be followed up with videos on social media. Also, a great new challenge  - Run 2K in May. There is a  training plan for children and their families to follow. The plan is progressive and builds to completing a 2k on Friday 29th May for the Active Northumberland PE Virtual 2K (info  to follow ).

Mind of My Own's Mindfulness Project 
We know how important it is to take care of our mental health. We're starting to understand how COVID-19 can have a damaging effect on our wellbeing. To help overcome these challenges, NCC Youth Service have been working on a project to teach young people about Mindfulness and to help keep them engaged at home. You can download the 'Mindfulness Workbook' by clicking on the PDF document below.



Created to keep children engaged with financial education, maths and PSHE whilst learning at home. Each bundle contains a set of MoneySense resources and a step-by-step Learning Guide on how to use them. 




BBC Bitesize

Support to students and their parents with a series of special daily broadcasts for both primary and secondary student, complementing a whole host of extra resources online.

From Monday to Friday, you’ll be able to watch Bitesize Daily on BBC Red Button from 9am to 11am, and again on BBC iPlayer.

Each 20-minute lesson will cover a different age group from ages five to 14, and will be brought to you by experts, teachers and some very familiar faces from the world of TV, sport and beyond.

As well as dedicated programmes covering Maths, Science and English, there will also be lessons featuring other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and Art.

Alongside the new Bitesize Daily lessons, there'll also be Teacher Talks - a brand new series offering helpful hints in tackling core concepts in Maths and English as well as extra content from BBC Teach including their Live Lessons series.


NASA Has A Bunch Of Free Activities & Educational Resources For Your Little Astronaut
If your kid is super fascinated by space and the mysteries surrounding the solar system, you might find trying to educate them from home a bit of a struggle. Fortunately, scientists at NASA have your back. In fact, NASA is now offering free…

Read in Romper: https://apple.news/A3zW3HOOcRWCs5aS4oXK_RQ


Calling all home educators,

There is nothing like a little boredom to fuel creative invention!

With that in mind, we would like to present our ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do’ Home Learning Project. Completely free for all children and young people aged 3-19.

We are providing more online interviews with engineers, who will share their work experiences and answer your questions; along with some activities to help get you ‘thinking like an engineer’.

So, how do you get involved?

Firstly, you will need to register, this can be done by clicking the link below.

Once registered, you will be given access to our online resources, guides and information on the upcoming engineer interviews via our resources area.

Please feel free to share this email with other families! We want everyone to have the opportunity to delve into the fun world of engineering and put their creativity to the test.

This project has been created both for parents/carers/guardians to deliver at home to children and young people in their household; and also, for teachers to deliver to key worker pupils in class or pupils at home. Teachers who are already registered for the Leaders Award competition, please share this with parents/carers/guardians to aid them with home learning.  

The deadline for this project is 10th September 2020.

If you do have any queries at all or require more information, please visit our websitesign up to our newsletter, or contact us directly at info@leadersaward.com.

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