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Gretton Primary School

Home Learning

We want to ensure that there is minimal disruption to your child’s long term learning.  To support you to keep your child’s academic skills ticking over during this period, we would like to offer some suggestions on activities you could do with your child whilst at home.

Our year group expectations can be found here

Curriculum Overview & Homework Grids

Your child’s curriculum overview and homework grid is attached here which includes a wide range of activities for you to do at home and explains the learning we would be doing in school. These are also on the school website for you to access. We have also sent a pack of work which reflects work that is being covered in class this week.

PurpleMash - Learning Platform

Teachers will be setting work daily. We suggest children complete these activities little and often on a daily basis rather than in one sitting. Comments can be made to and from the teacher when "handing in" these tasks.


We have created a list of suggested activities you could do at home. We have suggested year groups but please feel free to mix and match to suit your own children’s needs and to allow brothers and sisters to work on joint projects


  • Draw a picture diary each day and write a sentence.
  • Design and make a structure from recycled materials.
  • Go on a treasure hunt around the house/garden to find different shapes.
  • Practise your phonics - click here
  • Practise recognising and writing numbers to 20
  • Practise adding and subtracting to 10 
  • Recognise and name 2D and 3D shapes

Year 1

  • Write a set of instructions/recipe based on something you cook at home.
  • Weighing and measuring - make a cake or similar
  • Measure the height of family members - compare feet sizes
  • Re-tell a traditional tale (fairy tale). Write the story in your own words.
  • Go on a bug hunt in your garden and draw/write about what you find.
  • Practice your phonics - click here
  • Practice Year 1 phonic tests - click here

Year 2

  • Practice your neatest handwriting using joined letter formation. Copy out a favourite poem.
  • KS 1 practice SAT papers - click here
  • Re-tell a traditional story with a different ending – write it in your own words.
  • Create quiz based on your class topic.
  • Design a new toy and explain how it works
  • Design your perfect garden
  • Tell the time
  • Read the time on an analogue clock. Lots of choice over levels, including: reading time to the nearest hour, half hour, quarter hour, five minutes or minute. - click here
  • Practice your 2,5, 10 and 3 x table - click here

Year 3

  • Practice your neatest handwriting using joined letter formation. Copy out a favourite poem.
  • Practice your 4, 6 and 8 x table - click here
  • Write a fact-file linking to the topic you are studying in school.
  • Find right angles, parallel and perpendicular lines around the house.
  • Read the time on an analogue clock. Lots of choice over levels, including: reading time to the nearest five minutes or minute. - click here
  • Find out where your family have come from and create a family tree.
  • Write an acrostic poem linked to your topic.
  • Draw a picture of your bedroom and label what materials things are made from.
  • Plan your ideal bedroom

Year 4

  • Write a travel guide to a European country.
  • Carry out a survey and present data in bar chart.
  • Design and make a bird feeder.
  • Create a board game linked to your topic.
  • Write a picture story book for a younger child.
  • Practise your times tables on Hit the Button. - click here
  • Multiplication check - click here
  • Have a look at BBC Teach - there are some amazing videos for lots of different subjects - click here

Year 5

  • Write a newspaper report about a current topical issue.
  • Review a television programme or a film you have watched.
  • Design and make a musical instrument out of recycled material.
  • Create a dance that you can teach your friends. Look at Go Noodle website.
  • Make a bridge from paper spanning 40cm that can hold a book. 
  • Create an exercise circuit and time yourself completing it. Can you get faster?
  • Look at his half term’s spellings. Test yourself on how many you can spell?
  • Create a book review every time you finish a book. 

Year 6

Mrs Block has created a bespoke revision package for each child which is tailored to the individual pupils. This can be collected from the school office.

Other ideas:

  • Play a board game.
  • Build a den (indoors or out).
  • Do some cooking.
  • Learn about the jobs your ancestors had.
  • Design and participate in a family exercise work out.
  • Draw a map either real or imaginary.
  • Create a play and perform it.

Click each drop down button below for some useful links 

General Links for All

Twinkl have given everyone free access to their resources for a month.  Use the code UKTWINKLHELPS


Teachers Club - for parents signing up, please write PARENT in the text box under ‘Job Title’ and include your home address (instead of a school address) when completing the registration form



Please read the books that have come home with your child and share books you have at home.  “Loving to read” has lots of free children's books once you create a login. It's easy even from a smart phone. It also tracks how many books you have read on your profile.


Where possible we will send home worksheets linked to the lessons ongoing in class. There are many websites which provide lots of great maths activities

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