We are sharing these home learning packs to ease the pressure on parents and carers during these uncertain times.

Year One teachers have been making useful videos for your children. These include phonics help, stories, arts and dance. Videos will regularly be uploaded onto this platform, so keep checking

MYON which is part of Accelerated Reader has enabled their online Ebook collection for FREE ACCESS while schools are closed.  This can be accessed HERE

Amazon have also made available their catalogue of audio books for children for free.  You can access them HERE.

Norfolk Cloud Portal  Access to school Google Mail, Google Drive etc.
Purple Mash Purple Mash is an award-winning website for nursery and primary school children
Bedrock Vocabulary Bedrock vocabulary is an online curriculum that teaches vocabulary whilst encouraging reading.
Times Table Rockstars Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.
Spag Tests SPaG.com provides KS1 and KS2 practice punctuation & grammar tests.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/  Lots of free reading resources.
https://blockly.games/ Games for tomorrows programmers.
 https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Activities and quizzes for younger children
https://mysteryscience.com/ Free science lessons and resources.
 https://www.duolingo.com/ Learn a language for free
https://thekidshouldseethis.com/ Smart videos for curious minds
 https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Learning activities for the younger children.
https://www.redtedart.com/ Cute and easy crafts for kids
 https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ Activities and quizzes
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/  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.
https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/ Hundreds of free resources
https://www.cosmickids.com/ Cosmic Yoga – yoga videos for every day.
https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html Joe Wicks workout every morning at 9am

www.stem.org.uk/home-learning  encourages parents of primary pupils to get active in science

https://www.cathedral.org.uk/visit/school-visits There is a good quality virtual tour of Norwich Cathedral on You Tube


Weekly resources availble to view and download.  Click on the icon below to access these.

At the start of a new school year, why not Step into the NHS!


Our national KS2 Step into the NHS competitionwhich launched last summer, asks pupils to design a ‘thank you’ to our inspirational NHS staff.

Now more than ever, the competition takes on a truly special meaning. This is why we have extended the deadline for entries to Friday 19 June 2020, giving you and your pupils more time to get creative and recognise the work of NHS staff across the country.

We’re aware of the new and challenging situation teachers and parents currently face and we would like to support you in every way possible. For teachers, the competition can easily be set as an activity for your pupils, with all resources freely available to download and share for remote learning. We have also made it easier to enter via online-only submission.

We would love to see all the ways the NHS has touched peoples’ lives and how it remains at the heart of everything we do. So, why not encourage your pupils to take part?


How to take part in three simple steps:

  1. Download the free KS2 competition pack above
  2. Use the cross-curriculum resources, including films, to explore 350 possible jobs and role models
  3. Ask pupils to design a ‘thank you’ to the NHS and the staff that they’re most inspired by and submit your class’ entries to us

To submit entries, use our online form only – postal entries are not possible at this time.

Encouraging parents to get involved

We understand that parents may also be inspired to use the resources and introduce the activity to their children, which is fantastic. Parents are very welcome to get involved, but please be aware that submission of pupil entries can only be completed by the child’s teacher. This is because prizes are awarded to both individuals and their school. For information, visit our webpage.


If you have any questions, you can contact us on 0345 60 60 655 or by emailing advice@healthcareers.nhs.uk

We wish you well and hope you and your families keep safe.

Wendy Reid

Acting Chief Executive

Health Education England


SEND Newsletter

Parent Pack

Useful SEND Apps

Here are some useful Apps that you may like to try out at home with your child. These Apps are aimed at SEND but would be great for all children, particularly Year R, 1 and 2. Some of these Apps are free but some are paid for. You may be able to access a free trial on some Apps. These Apps are only suggestions to aid your child’s home learning and please do not feel obliged to use them.

  • Grid Player: app is free, but need to purchase PC editing software to modify and upload grids. However ‘Symbol Taker A’ (comes free with the app) is a decent grid with a range of topics for everyday communication.
  • MyChoicePad: The Makaton app. Ability to edit and make grids on the iPad. Also contains demo videos of how to perform Makaton signs.
  • Clicker Communicator (version with Widgit symbols): The preferred app for communication in some of our classes. Like MyChoicePad, also has the ability to edit and make grids on the iPad. Staff find it quite user-friendly.
  • Pictello: For visual social stories inc. recordings, images and videos.
  • SoundingBoard: A great free app that allows you to quickly make simple communication grids using images, photos and voice recordings. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/soundingboard/id390532167?mt=8
  • iSpeak Grid: Another free app for making communication grids
  • Inclusive Technology/Helpkidzlearn apps: (can also buy site license for use on your touchscreen/switch operated PCs). Some of these apps are listed as free: https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/apps


Ideas to support your Year 1 child:

  • Find objects around your home and use your phonics to label them.
  • Read a book everyday and write a sentence about what happened in the story, remembering to include capital letter and full stops.
  • Collect 10 pairs of socks, use them to practise counting in 2s
  • Get a pile of your favourite toys or Lego, group them into tens and count how many you have.
  • Write a letter to a friend at school or your teacher.

Year One teachers have been making useful videos for your children. These include phonics help, stories, arts and dance. Videos will regularly be uploaded onto this platform, so keep checking


Year 1 Home Learning Pack

Year 1 Practical Ideas

Purple Mash Instructions

Ideas to support your Year 2 child:

  • Read everyday
  • Write book reviews for the books you finish
  • Keep a diary
  • Practise 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • Complete calculations using all four operations (+, -, x and ÷)
  • Measure objects around your home and record the lengths
  • Go on a shape hunt, write the names of all the shapes you find, then make a table and record the number of faces, edges and vertices for each object.
  • Draw a plan for a home for an animal of your choice. Make a model of your design.
  • Find different items around your home and try to work out what they are made of. Can you put them in groups based on their similarities?
  • Create a self portrait using only a pencil. Repeat but this time in colour. Repeat but this time colour it in only red, blue, green.
  • Collect leaves and make an animal pictures out of leaves. What animals can you make?
  • Plan a healthy meal for your family. What foods are healthy?What does the body need to stay healthy? What food will you choose?
  • Learn to tie your shoelaces.
  • Practise reading time on a clock in your house

Year 2 Home Learning Pack

Year 2 Practical Ideas

Purple Mash Instructions

Ideas to support your Year 3 child:

  • Practise your 3, 4 and 8 multiplications as well as their division facts. Go on Times Table Rockstars every day.
  • Use everyday objects to write fractions
  • Measure objects around the house using a ruler and record in mm and cm
  • Baking is a perfect way to measure mass and capacity
  • Tell and write the time in 24 hour and analogue – do this at certain times of the day. Ask your children to help create a timetable
  • Draw 2D shapes and use a ruler to measure their sides
  • Add and subtract money using both pounds and pence
  • Ensure your child reads every day. Ask your child to give you a recount of what they have read.
  • Ask your children to keep a diary and include:
    – Conjunctions (if, since, at when, although, because), adverbs and prepositions (during, before, after, behind, in front of, between) to make sentences longer
    – Speech in sentences


Year 3 Home Learning Pack

Year 3 Practical Ideas

Purple Mash Instructions

Ideas to support your Year 4 child:

  • Read every day. Ask questions about what might happen next
  • Write a book review
  • Practise timetables and go on Times Table Rockstars every day.
  • Practise spellings
  • Encourage addition and subtraction using money. How much change?
  • Use everyday objects to practise fractions – how much pizza have you eaten? What fraction of the socks are blue? What fraction of the cars you can see are red?
  • Make a plan to decorate a room and measure the perimeter
  • Write about your favourite hobby.
  • Research a famous person.


Year 4 Home Learning Pack

Year 4 Practical Ideas

Purple Mash Instructions


Ideas to support your Year 5 child:

  • Read lots of different types of texts and discuss them.
  • Estimate the area and perimeter of the rooms in your house
  • Write a story including direct speech and parenthesis
  • Create different fractions using everyday objects, then record and compare them
  • Practise Y5/6 spelling words
  • Recap specific grammatical terminology
  • Practise multiplying 4 digit numbers by 1 or 2 digit numbers
  • Practise dividing 4 digit numbers by a 1 digit numbers
  • Go on Times Table Rockstars everyday.


Year 5 Home Learning Pack

Year 5 Practical Ideas

Purple Mash Instructions

Google Classroom instructions


Ideas to support your Year 6 child:

  • Recap specific grammatical terminology
  • Practise spellings from the Y5/6 word list and put them in sentences
  • Read lots of different types of texts that you might have at home. Is there an Accelerated Reader quiz for that book?
  • Practise calculating using all 4 written methods of calculation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
  • Explore equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Practise calculations using fractions and decimals
  • Go on Times Table rockstars every day
  • Can you make a fact file on Victorians, Tudors, Climate Change, Mexico, Volcanoes.




Purple Mash Instructions

Google Classroom instructions