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Home-learning Assemblies

Every Monday we will upload a whole school assembly. Even though we can't all be together for assemblies, some of us can watch at school and some of us can watch at home. We want to keep in touch with you all!

News assembly 01/03/21



Assembly (22/02/21)



 Assembly (o8/02/21).



Assembly (o1/02/21).



News assembly (25/01/21)



Assembly Monday 18th January, 2021. 

News Assembly Monday 11th January, 2021


Further Remote learning Activities


If your child is self-isolating, please use the resources linked to the 'Classroom' page. That is where you will find a link to the home-learning specific to your child's class.

In the event of school closure (or even the closure of a bubble within the school), teachers will be providing a timetable and daily English, maths and wider curriculum tasks.

Home-learning timetables for whole school or bubble closure can be found here:

Click here to see the Year R home-learning timetable.

Click here to see the Year 1 home-learning timetable.

Click here to see the Year 2 home-learning timetable.

Click here to see the Year 3 home-learning timetable.

Click here to see the Year 4 home-learning timetable.

Click here to see the Year 5 home-learning timetable.

Click here to see the Year 6 home-learning timetable.

These tasks will appear in your child's 'Things to do' box in your child's area of the school website. Children have to log in to access these tasks. Y5 is a little different as they are trialling Google Classrooms, so Y5 tasks will appear there.

This page simply provides additional links to great home learning resources.

Would you like to chat to your teacher?  Please post comments on your class blog. To find out more click here!

Please share some of your ‘remote learning’ tasks with your teacher. Please click here if you would like to find out more about this.  It would be lovely to see some of your hard work!


All of our pupils have Sumdog accounts for spelling and maths. If you are unsure of your child's log-in details, please email the school using the contact details on this page.

After your child has logged in, Sumdog is very straightforward to use.  As children play, Sumdog asks questions that are tailored to their individual learning. You can use the Sumdog website on your computer, or download the iPad or Android app. If you have any problems or questions, please contact Sumdog directly here.

Educational wesbsites - our favourites!

BBC Primary School and BBC bitesize and BBC newsround
The BBC’s websites are our personal favourites - so much to explore! 

Oak Academy  An online classroom created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England, backed by government grant funding.

Natural History Museum
Most major museums have children’s sections on their websites, and this one is definitely one of the most interactive ones out there.

Online Library (all ages)

Help your child learn to read, and love to read, with a range of over 100 free eBooks.

Various Subjects (all ages)

Various online educational resources.

History (Horrible Histories)

A fun (and rather silly) historical sketch show, based on the successful books by Terry Deary.

Art (KS1 & KS2)

Artyfactory's free art lessons share the knowledge and understanding of art and design to improve your artistic skills.

Brighton Library

If you are a member of Brighton libraries, you can access online Ebooks and eAudiobooks for free.

Google maps

Travel around the world without stepping foot outside.

The National Geographic
The National Geographic website is full to the brim with a vast amount of information on a wide range of subject areas.

NASA For Kids
Space buffs are sure to love the NASA for kids website. There is loads of information for children of all ages,


This site provides 100s of movement and mindfulness videos for kids.

Kids’ Poems and Stories with Michael Rosen

Free stories, poems, songs, and jokes - YouTube. 

PE with Joe!

Lots of workouts aimed at kids created during lockdown, on YouTube

SCRATCH projects

Our school's favourite coding website - get stuck in!

Do you have a recommendation for us? Let us know and we will add it.

Non-screen activities

Reading at home

Helping your child become a reader is the single most important thing that you can do. Sharing books and doing creative activities inspired by the books you read is a great way to spend time together.

Here are some things you could try in KS1:

  • practice learning tricky words - find 'tricky word lists' and useful guidance by clicking here
  • stick tricky words on the wall, door etc.
  • use magnetic letters - make words and read them 
  • "...look at the first sound/sounds"
  • "... look at the ending of the word"
  • "... does it make sense?"
  • "... do you remember that word?"
  • "... this word rhymes with …"
  • "... does that sound right?"
  • "... have a try!"
  • "... what do you think might be happening?"
  • "... what might happen next?"
  • " ...look at the picture!"
  • "... why did s/he do that?"
  • "... how do you think s/he is feeling?"

Here are some things you could try in KS2:

  • draw and label a character or a setting from a description in the book
  • think of 5 questions you would like to ask one of the characters and write their answers as if you were that character
  • talk/write about a memory or experience of your own that is similar to something you have read in your book
  • make a list of the questions you ask yourself as you read
  • which character in your book would you most like to be? Explain your answer
  • say/write a telephone answering 'voicemail' message for a character in your book
  • design a cover for a book you have read
  • draw a cartoon strip of the main events from the book
  • write a diary entry for one of the characters in your book
  • write a letter to a problem page as if you were one of the characters in your book. Then write a response.
  • dear author - write a letter to the author of your book
  • talk/write a telephone conversation between two characters from the book
  • make up a multiple choice quiz - all of the correct answers must be in the book
  • find five new words that you do not know the meaning of. Find out the definition of the words​

Children with English as an additional language (EAL)

  • EFL - Rivet - Free app recommended for those learning English

More maths links...

  • The Maths Mum "I’ll be running daily ‘live’ tutorials on my FB and IG feed covering maths topics and setting work for all primary school years. Also, regular Q&A sessions to help with any questions/problems"
  • Bond Bonanza - Free App helping children to move away from counting numbers up to 20 to turn them into instantly recallable number bonds
  • Manga High - Full, free access at this time - Game-based learning
  • First 4 maths - a few free worksheets (Yr 4/Yr6) to help engage children in maths at home - no login and all free
  • My Mini Maths - (Yr 3, 4, 5, 6) Home learning packs ready to download

More computing links...

Click here to try enjoyable activities, designed by teaching professionals for families to do at home with their children.

More science links...

More art links...

  • Art competition! - Win a family trip to London, whilst supporting a great cause! See your child’s artwork framed by Bourlet and hanging in one of London’s most prestigious Old Master art galleries, plus receive £150 spending money & £150 in CASS ART vouchers.
  • Art for Kids Hub - YouTube videos
  • Walter's Museum - houses the highest artistic achievements from nearly every corner of the world

More PE links...

Home learning PE - Our PE subject leader has recommended these!

KIDS VIDEO ACTIVITIES FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES - website: www.ideagetactive.com online e-brochure: iDEA ActivitiesBrochure free link to subscribe: iDEA Activities - Free Access Sign Up 

WELLBEING PACK: The School of Hard Knocks, a Laureus supported project, has produced an easy to use guide on how to have young people stay fit and healthy over this extended period at home. Please find the pack attached.

FREE CHILDREN’S RESOURCES: To support schools, parents and young people during the ongoing coronavirus situation Youth Sport Trust have put together an extensive package of FREE resources which will aid learning at home, including PE Home Learning and Active Breaks. Head over tohttps://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources-0

NHS 10 MINUTE WORKOUTS: Simple guidance on what to do in the home to keep active – head over to www.nhs.uk/live-well. Gym free workouts are another way to exercise based on NHS guidance:www.nhs.uk/live-well/gym-free-workouts

LAUREUS SPORT for GOOD: The resource page is now up and running:  https://www.laureus.com/sport-for-good/covid-19-support


We subscribe to this website for French. Feel free to give it a try!

1. Click on this link https://www.earlystartonline.com/pupil-welcome.html to go to the Pupil Pages WELCOME page

2. You will be asked to enter the email address msalderson@earlystart.co.uk and the password carlton1 (all lower case) 

3. When you are on the WELCOME page, click on FRENCH 1 or FRENCH 2

4. Click on the section you wish to view e.g. “Greetings” (you can click on the picture or the words)

5. You can now use the Pupil Pages.


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