Scott Primary Home Learning

Remote Learning

Below you can find our plan for remote learning during a partial or full school closure.

If a singular child from a class is absent due to shielding or isolation due to a family member displaying symptoms or testing positive, we can still support learning by sending homework via ParentMail or paper work packs home.

The links below are brilliant for supporting your child's learning at home.

Additional Resources for Parents

Reading Resources

Some helpful tips for reading at home
  • Schedule a time and place in the day where you sit down to read with your child.
  • Ensure there is a comfortable, preferably quiet, place to read.
  • Encourage your child to read for at least 30 minutes a day. Try to spend part of that time reading with them and talking about the book.
  • Before reading, encourage your child to discuss what has happened so far and what they think is going to happen next.
  • Encourage your child to speak to other family members about what they have read.
Fun reading activities
  • Create a word search. You can have a theme e.g. characters, favourite scenes, different settings.
  • Draw your favourite character and explain why you like them.
  • Draw a picture of your favourite setting from the book and then write a short description.
  • Write a Book Review. Who is your favourite character? Why? What is your favourite part of the book? Why? Would you recommend it to a friend? Why?
  • Create an acrostic poem based upon your book.
  • Create a new book cover for your book and explain the choices you have made.
  • Re-write a scene, event or chapter.
  • Draw a new character you would like to include in the book and explain their characteristics.
  • Write an alternative beginning to your book.
  • Write an alternative ending to your book.
  • Change one of the characters from your book. For example, for a ‘good heroic’ character turn him/her into a villain. Write the new character description
Reading resources and online links

Maths Resources

Some tips for practising times tables/number facts at home
  • Little and often – a little bit of practise (5-10 minutes a day) will support children with retaining their number facts.
  • Have key number facts displayed in the house to encourage children to practise them. You could ask children to design a poster to help them to retain key facts (eg. a 5 times table poster)
  • Have a ‘fact of the day’. This could include related facts. For example, if the fact was 18 + 2 = 20, you could link the 3 related facts: 2 + 18 = 20, 20 – 18 = 2, 20 – 2 = 18
  • Quick fire practice: as you are taking your daily exercise, for example, ask some quick fire questions to support children’s ability to recall facts at speed.
  • Look for patterns. Eg, for times tables: the 2 times table is always even and ends in 2, 4, 6, 8, 0, the 5 times table alternates between odd and even and always ends in 5 and 0 – could children create a poster/fact sheet to show these?
  • There are lots of other tips and ideas for games and activities included in the resources linked above and below.
Additional Maths Resources
  • The Maths Factor
    Create a free login and practise key Maths skills with Carole Vorderman. For children aged 4- 12, with activities matched to the National Curriculum. There are a range of activities including daily lessons and Maths games.
  • White Rose Maths
    White Rose Maths resources are used a lot in school and they have published a set of free resources with daily videos and activities available for free on the link above. They also produced some free activity ideas over the Easter holiday which are available for download.
  • Mathematics Mastery
    This website has a range of pupil packs and activities for all ages which are free to download.
  • I See Maths
    Each day a new teaching video and activity is uploaded for KS1, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6
  • Hamilton Trust
    There are home learning packs for each week, with activities for each day. Each download comes with Powerpoint slides, mostly fluency practice and a few nice investigations
  • Mathematics Shed
    Here you will find lots of tips for supporting your child with their Maths learning at home, as well as links to websites and activities.