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Home Learning

Learning at home is very different to lessons at school. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you had your very own teacher at home but for the majority of us this isn’t the case.

School is currently closed and this is something that we cannot help. Understanding of the Coronavirus is something that is difficult for children to understand. To support conversations at home, we have provided you with a very simple social story to read and discuss together. You can find it here.

If you are worried about how you can support your children through the Corona Pandemic you can Unicef have put together some information for parents on their website.

We talk a lot about progress and attainment but in this situation it is about working to remember things you have previously learnt, keeping your memory going and taking the time to develop social skills (without leaving the house!!)

Daily Facebook Challenge

Every day we will be posting a challenge via our Facebook page. We hope you will enjoy completing these activities. Make sure you email us your work – homelearning@grovehouseprimary.co.uk.

We will be collecting pieces of work to showcase throughout the week.

Daily Maths

White Rose Maths (the programme we follow in school) are running daily maths lessons at 10am. Find out more here.

They have also released some daily maths problems – you can find an example here. Maths Problems. We have downloaded a selection here but you can find even more things to do on their website White Rose Maths – Home Learning

Daily Reading

David Walliams shares short bursts from his book ‘The World’s Worse Children.’ Click here to meet five beastly boys and five gruesome girls.

If you would prefer a wider range of stories to listen to then visit audible. You will be able to stream books free via your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. You may be able to listen to your class novel here.

Handwash Challenge

The children at Grove House have been invited to enter the Handwash Challenge Competition. Get creative! You could make a poster, film a video, record a song, do a science experiment or write a poem. Whatever you decide to do, make sure to include the key messages below.

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Use warm water and soap
  • Wash your hands frequently throughout the day
  • No soap and water? Use hand sanitiser gel

To find out how to enter – visit the medicspot website.

Keeping Active

Life at school is very active. We try and make the most of play times and lunchtimes to be as physically active as possible and even have our very own specialist PE coach. Well now you can have yours at home too.  Body Coach Joe Wicks will be live on his You Tube channel Monday – Friday at 9am and you can join him for your daily PE lesson. He is on a mission to make sure children are active and we want you to join him. Send us your photos of you in action to homelearning@grovehouseprimary.co.uk and we will tweet them so Joe can see.


Sarah’s Little Notes has got so much planned for all you music and performance lovers! Her online classes are aimed at children from under 5s and then through the primary phase. You can follow her on Facebook to find out more. https://www.facebook.com/LittleNotesBfd/   We are looking forward to seeing plenty of our year 6 children in the online talent show!

Why not visit the Royal Opera House. Well you might not actually be able to go physically but you can enjoy their online concerts for free. Visit their website to give it a try.

There are many advantages to singing regularly – it can help make you feel uplifted. Out of the Ark has prepared a different song each day. The lyrics are included, so why not have a daily sing along at home.

BBC have launched a school radio. Here you can explore music linked to your current school topic.

Educational Visits

It such a shame that we can’t go on school trips right now but why not try and visit somewhere new from the comfort of your sofa?  Here you can visit 12 different museums from around the world. Paris, New York, Washington – its the trip of a lifetime!

How about tuning into Chester Zoo to see what the animals are up to. Everyday there is a variety of animals for you to watch live. Check their Facebook page to see when your favourite animals are being filmed! Live streaming begins from 10am every day.

Thought of the Week

In school we use a resource called Picture News. These are sometimes used in assemblies or for classroom discussion points. We will be sharing picture news with you right here so you will have plenty of different things to talk about at home. They even provide us with a child friendly newsletter – we will put a new one here at the beginning of each week.

Picture News Poster

Assembly Resource

Support Resource

Picture News Paper

Question of the Day

Need something different to talk about. Why not start with Question of the Day. We have been working with a consultant over the past 2 years and she wanted to be able to contribute something to our learning community. She will post a question a day  – remember to check the website each day for the new question using the link below.

Question of the Day

Design Technology

Why not try some cooking at home. Jamie Oliver has some simple recipes to encourage children to get cooking.


Visit World Geography Games to play lots of games based on our world and all its beautiful geographical features. Which continent have you enjoyed exploring and why?

DK Find Out! allows you to find out about anything that interests you. What new and exciting facts can you learn?

Online Safety

Over the next few weeks you will be spending more and more online. Do you know how to stay safe online?

Thinkuknow is a great way for you to understand how to stay safe when working or playing games online. Choose your age range from the website to access all you age related videos and games.

If you have any problems learning at home, please contact school on homelearning@grovehouseprimary.co.uk.  This email address will be checked daily and we will do our very best to try and help you.


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