Deepening Understanding Resources click below!


Minecraft has released a series of free educational sessions that parents can download to help children learn at home. Minecraft Marketplace, which features items and add-ons that people can use in the popular block-building game, has a new Education section. The educational content lets players explore the International Space Station, through a partnership with NASA, as well as learn to code with a robot, visit Washington DC landmarks, find and build 3D fractals, learn what it’s like to be a marine biologist and more. This is launching for free download today and will be available through June 30, 2020.

 Sites to access learning whilst at home

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends.

If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.



Home Learning Links

Literacy - free phonics activities - free on desktop (free to download app for a limited time) - phase 4 and phase 5 phonic activities – a variety of ipad/computer friendly activities for maths and literacy - literacy and maths activities (there is a subscription cost to this) - maths and literacy games (can be used on on ipads or computers)

Maths - Prodigy maths game - Times Tables Rock Stars - a wide variety of printable resources for maths, literacy and phonics (4 weeks free) - resources and activities. - printable maths worksheets, free resources, fun and games. - mental maths addition and subtraction (beat the clock)

Topic - bbc bitesize offers a wide range of educational videos about a range of topics. - Learn the continents song (it’s super catchy – sorry) – you tube for children – parents can set children up on an account and subscribe to various things such as counting in 2s/5s/10s song, big numbers song (kids tv), number blocks, alpha blocks

Handwashing advice

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

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