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Gretton Primary School


Maths, Reading and Writing:

  • Write a newspaper report about a current topical issue.
  • Review a television programme or a film you have watched.
  • 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. 
  • Mental Maths: There are some lovely mental maths worksheets on this website
  • Quick-Fire Write: The Quick-Fire Write challenges you to write around 200 words based on the 4 questions at the end of each video, around 50 words per question. Grab yourself a paper and pen, and get writing. Click here for the website.
  • Creative writing: Literacy Shed is a website that shares videos and animations which inspire children to be creative, write imaginatively and think deeply. Adult guidance is required. Children choose a short animation to watch and then complete the activity pack.
  • Digital Resources: This is really valuable for subjects like grammar and reading comprehension. Plus, no printing out worksheets required! Discover a variety of ready-to-go lessons and activities for each year group across English and literacy, Reading, Maths, Science, and French on Rising Stars.


Physical Education & Physical Activity:

  • The Government website have brought together these lists of online educational resources to support children’s education at home while they may not be attending their normal education setting.
    Included are:

    Disney 10 Minute Shakeups Website
    Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
    Description: 10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.
    Lawn Tennis Association
    Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2
    Description: videos, activity cards and resources giving children the chance to explore key character qualities demonstrated by tennis players.
    Super Movers
    Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2
    Description: videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.
    Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2
    Description: videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

  • There are activity cards that are easy to 'pick up and go' here and they are available across all PE curriculum areas. Each card is brought to life with a short video clip.
  • Jasmine PE: If you’re getting bored of Mr Wicks and want to learn some new skills, this online platform is great for PE. The website is Parent email: Password: grettonpri
  • Outdoor Learning: The link below takes you to one part of the Woodland Trust website. It has some lovely activities to get you thinking about the trees and wildlife in our local area.


Wider Curriculum:

  • 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?
  • Design and Technology: Feeling creative? Try one of these engineering challenges.
  • Coding: Raspberry Pi Foundation have 200+ free online step-by-step projects for children aged 6 and above, support tutorials for parents who want to understand the computing tools used in schools and a weekly series of instructor-led videos and live code-along sessions for young people at home. We use Scratch in school.
  • First Aid: Want to learn a potentially life-saving new skill? Green Box First Aid Training have produced 5 free First Aid Shows for children, with worksheets that children can do alongside the videos.
  • Geography: Use a physical map or Google Maps to plan your own short walks around your local area for you to take your family on! Find ideas here.
  • Pixel art: Just 45 minutes of creating art can significantly reduce stress hormones in our body. (Plus, it’s really fun!) Create and code your own paper pixels as you find out how computers display images here.
  • Science: Can you make a can walk? Or read through an envelope? There are some lovely, easy to resource science activities that I’ve collected together here.
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing: There are some lovely activities here if you scroll down on the page, including calming down techniques, an activity idea to make a ‘jar of joy’ and conversation starter myth busters for parents and children to talk about regarding Covid 19 to alleviate some of the fears surrounding it.
  • Music: Listen to music on BBC Ten Pieces and think about how it makes you feel. I really like the piece of music that inspires you to create a story about a mythical creature! I’d love to see your pictures or read your stories if you give this a go!
  • Internet Safety: Think U Know provides activity packs for parents to deliver to their children. This week they explore how children can stay safe while live streaming. A really important area considering some of the popular social apps being used currently. Packs are available for 5-7 year olds and 8-10 year olds.
  • Click the link below to create your own boredom buster activity jar!
    Boredom Buster Jar
  • Click here to find some screen-free ideas for home learning.

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