Home Learning 2020

As you are aware the school has been closed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone and hope that you will support us in continuing to develop your child/ren's learning through the use of the home learning packs sent home and the links posted below. 

As a school we work had to keep all children safe.  James Harfield Assistant Headteacher (SEND, Inclusion and Designated Safeguarding Lead) is making telephone calls each week to keep in touch with families and has circulated contact details for any worries or concerns that you may have.  

Information about the following are available through the links below: 

The Food Bank in Peterborough


Below you will find a list of web links, activities and school based challenges.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for any external web links or content held on external sites.   

Class Teacher Messages

Each class teacher is missing their daily contact with all of the children and parents; they have each recorded a short audio message for their classes, which can be accessed in the year group tabs below. We hope that you enjoy hearing these.

Sharing work from home

If your child has been making lots of wonderful things that they wish to share with their class teachers, they may do so by getting a Parent or Carer to email office@limeacademywatergall.london currently and this will make its way to their child's class teacher.  


Web links

Below are some relevant web links and links to documents that may prove useful for you with remote learning; as well as the home learning packs distributed to homes w.e. 20.03.2020 and again w.c. 20.04.2020.


30 day Lego Challenge - 30 days of lego activities.

100 things to do Indoors - a range of activities to complete whilst indoors. 

Disney on stage - activities linked to musical theatre including The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Aladdin and Frozen. 

DfE Educational resource list - recommended list of online resources for home education.

The Oak National Academy - DfE established Online Classroom, providing 3 hours of online learning for each year group. 


Social story - a story to share with children about the coronavirus to reassure them at this time. 

Coronavirus: a book for children - a great story to share with children about the coronavirus, including illustrations by Axel Scheffler.

Feeling Lonely - an interesting book about feelings.  

Storytime magazine - sample versions: Sorcerer's Apprentice, Benji's magic boots and The friendly Lion.

Radio Blogging with Pie Corbett - Daily interactive activities with Pie Corbett, Deputy Mitchell, Ian Rockey and Russel Prue. From 9am.  

Live 'Super Sentence Stacking' - English Lessons with Jane Considine on YouTube at 9.45am. 

Pobble 365 - This website provides pictures - one for every day of the year - and prompts for writing. The resources on this site are most suitable for children in Key Stage 2. 

Pobble 365 - 25 Non-screen activities that you can do at home. 

The Story Starter Shed - This website has a list of possible sentences that could be used to support children when writing their own stories. (Most suitable for Years 3 to 6). 


KS1 and KS2 reading support materials can be accessed here. 

Food Fabulous Food! - Destination Reader Home Learning pack. 

Awesome, Amazing Animals! - Destination Reader Home Learning pack.

Earth. Wind, Fire and Water! - Destination Reader Home Learning pack. 

Let's Remember! - Destination Reader Home Learning pack linked to VE day. 

Let's Move Around - Destination Reader Home Learning pack.

Collins Big Cat e-books - free access to Collins Big Cat ebooks for parents and worksheets to download too.  We use the physical copy of these books in school for reading levels.  

Teach Your Monster To Read - An award-winning series of games that’s helped millions of children learn to read. Play for free on the website or download the app.

First News  - Weekly newspaper for children – suitable for Key Stage 2.

Words for Life - this website contains lists of recommended books to read, which can be filtered by age group. They also have author interviews, which would be suitable for Years 3 - 6 

Reading Eggs - An online reading program that helps children learn to read. Hundreds of online reading lessons, phonics games and books for ages 2–13.

CBeebies Bedtime Stories - You’re never too old for a CBeebies story! A whole library of super stories and superstars awaits here. 

Blue Peter Book Awards - For extracts, author interviews and more. Scroll down the webpage to find the age and content that best suits you! 

Read along with Oliver Jeffers - The wonderful Oliver Jeffers is reading one of his gorgeous book every day at 6pm live on Instagram. He will then post the videos on his website. Suitable for all ages.

David Walliams -  is releasing a free audio story every day for the next 30 days. 

Audible - streaming all stories for kids free on any device whilst schools remain closed.

The Book Trust - For a comprehensive list of interactive activities, where you can join in or watch and listen authors and illustrators.


Read Write Inc Phonics - phonics films will be shown for Set 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds from 9:30am – 11:00am. 

Read Write Inc Phonics - Films and resources for parents.

Read Write Inc Phonics Resources - used by over 5,000 schools across the country, to support home learning, many of the phonics videos and other resources are being made available to parents on the Oxford Owl website. 

Phonics Play - this  has been made free over this period so parents can access the resources without the need for a subscription. Username: march20 Password: home. 


Parents leaflets about our Mathematics scheme - Primary Advantage Mathematics parent leaflets including useful information. 

The Maths Factor - this website has stated that it will be free during the duration of the school closures. 

White Rose Maths - are broadcasting year group videos every day at 10am for pupils to watch and take part in. There is a bank of videos, activities and answers. 

White Rose Maths - Problems of the Day for Year 2 and Year 6 - White Rose Maths.

Gareth Metcalfe: I see Maths - Interactive Maths Lessons.

BBC Number Blocks - Early Number for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 - BBC Number Blocks.

BBC Bitesize - Maths Video Clips for Years 1 and 2.

BBC Bitesize - Maths Video Clips for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Mathigon - Very useful virtual manipulatives website and interactive tool.

Oxford Owl - Fun Maths games and activities. 


Google legendary learners pack can be accessed here - letter, activities, code for Parents & information

Gooseberry Planet Games - this website have given all schools free access for the next 12 weeks to make sure that your children know how to keep themselves safe online.  

Virtual educational visits:

Virtual Field Trips - links to websites can be found here. 

Edinburgh Zoo  - take a virtual trip to Edinburgh Zoo to see the penguins.

Georgia Aquarium - visit the Georgia Aquarium to see the under water animals.

BBC visit the world - the BBC has put together content to enable you to see the world without leaving your home including: Elephants in South Africa, Times Square in New York City, Lapland, a Thai beach, the Northern lights, Venice, Gorillas in Africa, Tokyo, Norway by train and Space via NASA.  

Countryside Classroom - connecting schools with food, farming and the natural environment. 

Physical Education:

Inspire PE - PE Home Learning videos and activities for the whole family. 

Active at Home - a programme which allows children, parents, friends and family to look at some of our fun games that are used in school. You will have access to our lesson plans, videos and diagrams to help you keep active when your children are not at school. 

NHS – Change 4 life - this website shares a number of links and ideas for fun home based activities at home, many of which link with other curriculum areas. 

PE with Joe Wicks - Daily PE lessons with Joe Wicks.

BBC Supermovers - A number of activities and videos aimed at primary aged children, linking physical activity challenges with other subject area. 

Active kids do better  - A range of ideas and resources to inspire families to do some physical activity together. 

National Trust  - 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾ - A range of ideas to challenge children (if they can get outside). 

Rock Steady subscribed parents: 

Rehearse at home  - this is the exciting new Rocksteady distance learning programme available to all subscribers through the online parent portal. So whilst school lessons can't take place, music can still be a regular part of your child's week.

Science & Technology: 

James Dyson Challenge - 44 engineering and science challenges to try at home.  How many can you complete? There are videos to assist from Dyson too. 

STEM challenge

There is nothing like a little boredom to fuel creative invention!

With that in mind, we would like to present our ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do’ Home Learning Project. Completely free for all children and young people aged 3-19.

We are providing more online interviews with engineers, who will share their work experiences and answer your questions; along with some activities to help get you ‘thinking like an engineer’.

Register here 

Download the school learning pack

Once registered, you will be given access to our online resources, guides and information on the upcoming engineer interviews via our resources area.

Please feel free to share this email with other families! We want everyone to have the opportunity to delve into the fun world of engineering and put their creativity to the test.

This project has been created both for parents/carers/guardians to deliver at home to children and young people in their household; and also, for teachers to deliver to key worker pupils in class or pupils at home. Teachers who are already registered for the Leaders Award competition, please share this with parents/carers/guardians to aid them with home learning.  

The deadline for this project is 10th September 2020.


Picture News Assembly Resources:

In school, we use Picture News Assembly resources and we have uploaded these below for you to access at home. 

 VE day Picture News - What is VE Day? and Memories of an Evacuee.

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