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Home learning ideas

Please click on the link to access home learning provided by Oak National:





Here are some useful links that can be used in the event that your child is learning from home: 


General - interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups - huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects. Also holds links to games etc. that are hosted by other sites. - a new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas. - a huge range of different subjects and focuses, arguably the best host of any resource you could need. Have offered a free account in the result of school closures. - lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms. - huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups. - free online resource packs. – free online home workbooks


English - spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group. - free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper. - free resources linked to the books of Lindsay Littleson including The Titanic Detective Agency and Guardians of the Wild Unicorns. - vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world. - downloadable reading activity pack. - free online books – brilliant if you can’t get to the library


Maths  - free online maths problems, more focussed at older children. - online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses. - a large range of free videos and short films that are then supported by questions and tasks underneath. - free online range of activities broken down into year groups and levels including Greater Depth


Science - lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on this site). - lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden


Foundation Subjects.  - lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and meditation - online programme for teaching and developing touch typing - different activity ideas that involve creating or engaging with different things in your house or garden.



If you are able to, continue to do the fundamentals of reading, mental maths and spellings daily. If you do complete any of the tasks or have a go at any other activities, competitions or challenges, we would love to see what you have been learning so please share on our Twitter page or email where it can be passed on to your child's class teacher. Most of all, keep yourself and your family safe and well. 



Try and read everyday. Curl up on the sofa,  sit in the garden, lie in bed or make your own reading den to snuggle up with a book. Talk about what you are reading with your families and when you have finished, why not recommend a book to others on our Twitter page? @dartonprimary @DPS_literacy


If you are not sure what books to read or need new ones, use Oxford Owl online This is now a FREE resources and has an abundance of ebooks which are age appropriate. 


David Walliams is also doing a daily session if you enjoy his books.



Use TT Rockstars to practice your times tables and become a rock hero! Go on the studio section to test out your skills and then check out @DPS_maths to see if you have achieved a new status! 


There are other excellent and age appropriate online games which can be found at: