Home Learning

The week beginning 25th May is officially half-term week (amazing that it has come around so quickly!). We will not be setting home learning for classes in that week as we have been doing.

However, we are posting some activities on this page that parents may want to do with their children during the week. The 'Happy Half Term Oakdene' link above gives you some optional daily activities, whilst below are some links to e-safety activities.

E-Safety is always a key aspect of our learning in school, and at this difficult time, many children are likely to be having more screen time than ever. Below are some links to parent guides, and activities children could participate in to consider safe and responsible use of the internet and technology.

NSPCC - Talking to your child about online safety

Internet Matters - lots of links and resources for parents

Childnet - Online safety activities for 3-7 year olds

Childnet - Online safety activities for 7-11 year olds

Childnet - Online safety activities for 11-14 year olds (some activities here are suitable for Year 6)


Home Learning for each class for the fourth week of the Summer term (week beginning Monday May 11th) is now live on our website.

There are 2 weekly pdf files – one is a suggested timetable for the week’s activities, and the second contains the tasks themselves and any further information required to complete them.

These 2 weekly files will always appear at the top of the home learning page for each class.

Each day there will be 3 tasks set – an English task, a Maths task, and a task from another curriculum area, which we will rotate so that children get activities across the whole curriculum. We also recommend that children do some Reading every day, and some kind of physical activity.

NB: With the Maths Home Learning, please note that some classes are working 2 weeks behind. This is because we had already set our home learning for Maths before Easter prior to White Rose providing their content. If we do the Summer term weeks straight away, children may have missed some necessary prior learning or activities. Please make sure you cross-check with the information on the class weekly timetable to complete the correct week's activities online for your particular class.

Any work completed should be uploaded to Seesaw, where staff can look at it and respond to the children. Please only upload work we have set in our home learning packs. Also, remember that any Word or PowerPoint files have to be changed to pdf files to upload to Seesaw (see previous letter on the main Home Learning page).

Some of the English work set comes from The Literacy Company, and some of the Maths from White Rose Maths. These are educational providers whose resources we use in school. Activities in other curriculum areas will be based around what we teach at Oakdene in that subject for that particular year group.

Children also have access to Sumdog, TT Rockstars and Linguascope.

However, if you wish your children to complete any additional work, there are lots of educational providers offering further online lessons and resources.

BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - From April 20th, they are offering daily uploads of core subject lessons and information. Some of their Maths tasks are from White Rose Maths, which we are using in our Oakdene packs already.

Classroom Secrets – https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ - Each week they are providing free home learning packs and timetables. Some of the reading tasks used in our Oakdene home learning packs are from this provider, and some of their material will be used in the BBC Bitesize package.

Hamilton Trust – https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/ - Reputable educational provider again providing free home learning packs on the core subjects of English and Maths.



Below are some activities that coud have been used during the Easter holiday, or at any point in the coming weeks.

Pobble - Non-screen activities

Spread The Happiness

Other pages

‘Growing and Learning Together’