Education at home

In light of current advice to self isolate families should any member of the family be displaying symptoms, I would like to support parents by providing some key links to learning at home. 

If your child is unwell, there is no expectation that these activities will be done. however if your child is self isolating with the family, you may want to offer learning and structure to your day. We would look forward to sharing your child's learning with them on their return. 

If you have any questions or need anything in relation to this, please don't hesitate to email school. Head@bretherton.lancs.sch. or or call 01772 600431.

Below are a couple of ideas that may help you.

Please don't forget that you can access a digital online library through the Lancashire Library service and your usual library card. Find out more

Class 1

If you have their homework book at home, their targets will be within

play board games, snap , dominoes

read book and read to them spotting words

Phonics games - many online or 'Letters and Sounds' information and Twinkll have free resources at the moment

Phase 3 phonics for reception and phase 5 for year 1

Nature walk, peer massage, circuits, exercise, yoga

counting, baking, measuring, sorting, organising

life skills such as tying shoelaces, making sandwiches,

making a board game, salt dough creations, art, make your own story

Purple mash ( log in - ring school for your child's password if not got at home)

Oxford owl books online

ict games

Class 2

All of the above if relevant and

Homework grids

times table rockstars - login needed ( speak to school)

spelling shed- login needed

spelling frame - free no log in

mathszone games

Project work - learning how to plan contents, pages of fun fact and information with illustrations, diagrams, labels, written or created on computer

powerpoint presentations of any subject of choice

create a story book

design a quiz or board game ( purple mash has great quizlets)

Class 3

As above and mental maths sheets online

spellings linked to age expectations - create games and quizes based on meaning and spellings

dictionary quizzes - how fast can you find....  learn and find out about 50 new words

writing in all genre - newspaper article, diary, sports report, story, non chronological

look at class pages for topics and create project or creative task linked to it.

plan a holiday, problem solve at home, baking , measure and time, 

Class 4

All the above and 

CPG sats revision books,

chapter storybook with illustrations

non fiction book

reading wider and more than ever before

comprehension from twinkl free resource ( dont need to print can read online and answer on paper)


Some children could ( if access to ipad or mobile) use voice recording to share learning, create podcasts and video journals. 

Be creative on a big scale - 3d models, make a scarcrow for the WI event later this year, sew a bag  or toy using old material, do some gardening ( weather dependent!)


This could also be valuable time to discuss - debate- persuade- problem solve- challenge - puzzles and most of all give each other time. Try and shield your children from the news and give them positive messages - plan events, trips ( even if pretending and just costing) gratitude books, positive thought and affirmations ( could even create their own)

Providing times for your children to communicate with others over the telephone will also help them feel 'near' their friends. 

Learning can look and feel different at home than at school but it is still learning. Let's celebrate your children and their interests at this difficult time - it will help our wellbeing too as adults are trying to juggle the many aspects of their lives that are different at the moment. 

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Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School

South Road,
PR26 9AH

Headteacher & SENDCO | Mrs A Moxham

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