Easter Home Learning

Home Learning

We have been learning fast about the challenges and opportunities of ‘home learning’, just as you, as parents/carers, have at home. Thank you for all your patience and perseverance in supporting your children as best you can. Your feedback has been very positive, and your kind words of thanks and support have been passed on to the CtK team.

We are very realistic that ‘one size’ is never going to fit all, with students having varying amounts of access to IT and of different abilities, in being able to adapt to a very new way of learning.

Please can we reassure parents/carers that we are very aware of this, and our first priority at this time is the wellbeing of all family members (not just the children!). We will do everything we can to work with you, and please do not hesitate to get in touch (usually through your child’s teacher or the school email) if you need any support. Of course we want to support as much engagement as possible in the work set, but please do not feel anxious if, for entirely understandable reasons, your child has not been able to complete everything.

The Easter Break

We feel that it is really important to preserve the sense of the Easter holidays. Teaching staff will generally not be setting daily work on the class blogs and Google Classroom over the next fortnight but they will be setting homework, in the form of a project or a few small tasks.

We have, however, put together a significant number of web links to support additional learning at home during the holidays.

Web Links:

https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/how-to/g1111/easter-crafts/

Craft ideas

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/easter-crafts-for-kids/

Craft ideas

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/easter-kids

Easter recipes

https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/food/recipe-collections/easter-recipes-for-kids-46497

Easter recipes - some no cook

https://thepurposefulmom.com/20-christ-centered-easter-activities-for-kids-and-families.html

Christ-centred activities

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=114428510194162&id=110065173963829?sfnsn=scwspmo&extid=s1ljNSvCqbHr5BG8&d=n&vh=e

Fun animal art

https://www.vocabularyninja.co.uk/word-of-the-day.html

Word of the day

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Free audible books for children

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

English resources

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-decorated-eggs-easter

Decorating real eggs

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/school-closures

Free Easter printables

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

Harry Potter activities

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home

Activities to stop the boredom

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

Bear Grylls activities

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw

National Theatre (suitable for parents only)

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

Free maths games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Free curriculum resources

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

Popular free maths games

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Variety of free resources for English, reading & maths

https://ttrockstars.com/

Times Table games

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#

Free phonics

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Joe Wicks PE

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g

Oti Mabuse dance lessons


To be clear, these are wonderful opportunities for students to spend their time over the break in really productive ways, but there is no set expectation of completion of work over the next fortnight.

Stay safe

Tim Purser

Acting Deputy Head