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Learning From Home

Dear parents/carers,

Here are some ideas with how to set up learning from home:

  1. Don't try to replicate school at home; you have other things to do!
  2. Make a timetable with your child, and give them ownership over it (see below for an example timetable). Personalise it to your child and your circumstances
  3. Choose 2 or 3 activities (1 Maths or English and one Topic) from the plans below per day.
  4. Alongside this, make the most of real-world learning e.g. baking, gardening, telling the time etc.
  5. Start with a small chunk of learning each day to get used to your routine.  More can then be added as you become used to your routine.

Before 9:00

Help out at home

Make your breakfast, make your own bed.


9:00 – 10:00

Morning fresh air

Play in the garden or exercise indoors

Joe Wicks or Mr Boynton!


Learning time

(Pick 1 or 2 activities  from teacher’s suggestions below)

11:00 -12:00

Creative time

Lego, construction, arts and crafts, drawing, cook and bake




Help out at home

Help to clean down the kitchen, load the dishwasher. Load the laundry.

1:00 – 1:30

Quiet time

Reading, TV, computers, puzzles

1:30 – 2:30

Learning time

 (Pick 1 or 2 activities  from teacher’s suggestions below)


Afternoon fresh air

Bikes, walk the dogs, play outside


Help out at home

Help make the dinner!

Online Primary Geography Bee

We would like you to take part in this optional geography quiz. Click here for details.

Primary Geography Bee R1: Locations

In this round, there are twenty questions for you to answer, mostly about countries, capital cities and continents. Good luck! Download the multiple choice answer grid here.

Answers are at the end, so don't skip forward til you've done the quiz.

*HONK* On the question about Italian cities, there are two correct answers and it is the final two options. Apols!

Primary Geography Bee: R1 Mapping

In this round, we have twenty questions focused on mapping. Before you take part, the best thing to do would be to spend some time brushing up your knowledge of some different continents, perhaps using Sporcle.
Attribution: Free Vector Maps

Primary Geography Bee: R2 Human and Physical Geography

In this round, we have 20 questions drawn from across the geography curriculum. Human geography includes questions about population, at local, national and global levels. Physical geography includes questions about rivers, mountains and climate.

Primary Geography Bee: Round 2 Landmarks

In this shorter round, I share 10 photographs with you, each of them taken at ten different landmarks. All you need to do is name the city in which the landmark can be found.

Primary Geography Bee: Final Round

30 Questions today plus a special surprise at Question 9!

Cormorants Code for Life logins available

If you are in Cormorants and want your Code for Life login details, please email and I will send them.  I'm emailing anyone who has contacted me already with their details.

Mr Pritchard

Maths - Fast 5 (or 6)

Useful links to extra things that might pass the day