Our school is now closed to all children except those of key workers and certain other vulnerable groups. During this period of school closure, children should access online learning using our virtual learning environments. These are Purple Mash (EYFS, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3) and DB Primary (Key Stage 2). If your child does not have their login information for these, please call the school office, or use the enquiry form on the bottom of the 'contact details' page. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also a wide variety of useful websites that children can use to access home learning. On this page you will find links to our VLEs and to useful websites recommended by our teachers. These are organised by year group.
We advise parents to supervise their children at all times when they are accessing online learning and to utilise parental controls to ensure that children remain safe online at all times.
Purple Mash is a VLE used by our EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Year 3 pupils. All pupils in these year groups should have logins and be familiar with how these work. Teachers will be setting weekly work on this platform that children can complete online by logging on to Purple Mash and clicking '2DOs'.
Please click the link below to visit Purple Mash as work has been set by your Y1, Y2 and Y3 teachers.
For more information about DB Primary, including e-safety tips and a picture guide showing how to log-in, please visit our DB Primary page. This can be found by selecting 'DB Primary' from the 'Children' drop-down menu on our site, or by clicking here.
Free children's audio books are available from Audible using a free 30-day trial. Remember to cancel this service before the thirty days are over or you will be charged.
Parents can access free ebooks by registering on the following site:
Purple Mash, as above, is the main website for these year groups to access. Parents may also wish to access the websites for all year groups listed above.
Children may also enjoy the maths videos on the following page:
More maths can be found here:
There are also online phonics lessons streamed daily on the Ruth Miskin Youtube channel. Click here to find out more.
Free ReadWriteInc phonics books and resources are also available here:
Year 1 - FREE Learning Resource Pack
Our Summer Term topic is about the circus. Below are links to two useful resources for parents, to help them support their children's learning. You might want to use them to inspire your children to:
Year 2 - FREE learning pack
EYFS and Key Stage 1 Handwriting Resource Pack
Purple Mash, as above, is the main website for these year groups to access. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock
Children may also enjoy the videos on the following website:
Year 3 - FREE Learning Resource Packs
Please note that for the TPet resource packs you will need to sign up for a month's free trial to download them.
Year 4 will be able to access DB Primary shortly.
Year 4 - FREE Learning Resource Pack
The following websites may be useful for Year 5 children:
All the grammar children require is in the big 'revision guide' document on the Y5 page of this website. There is also a list for children to fill in with books they have read and spellings for the rest of the year.
Their reading book can be found here:
Year 5 - FREE Learning Resource Pack
Year 6 - FREE Learning Resource Pack
Both of these websites have in-depth biographies of the poet we are studying, as well as a
collection of his most famous poems. Have your child finding out the meaning behind each poem,
and then learn to recite them off by heart using prosody to demonstrate their understanding.
As we approach the SATs, regular short, sharp grammar revision can help tighten those key skills.
The following websites cover everything they need to know. Pick a topic a night and boost those
This is a great simple guide to all the English grammar rules
This term we are focussing on music, and how famous composers have utilised music to create
idyllic and tempestuous settings, linking to our topic of 'Islands'.
The BBC website, 10 pieces, gives the background to some of these pieces and gives the pupils
an opportunity to listen to them being performed.
Building on work across the school looking at different religious teachings, in Year 6, we look at
non-religious viewpoints, and compare and contrast this to previous work, and our own values.
The Humanist website gives details on this:
And BBC bitesize looks at other non-religious viewpoints.
In geography, as a part of our unit of work on Islands, we have been looking at island formation,
based on plate tectonics. Our particular focus has been on volcanic islands, and looking at the
formation of volcanos. The following websites are great for your child to research this topic further.
Learning about online safety at home
In Computing, E-Safety is an area we work on all the time to ensure the children have the best knowledge
of how to keep themselves and their family safe, whilst accessing the internet. The link below shares a few
resources aimed at different age groups, which your children can do with you.
Other Useful Links
The following websites gives little mini arithmetic papers, just like the ones pupils will face on the
Again BBC bitesize is always a good starting point for revision.
We also see that it is essential that pupils see the utility in maths. This website provides some
great practical activities that you and your child can complete together, which will support your child
to develop a concrete understand of the maths concepts applied.
Finally, NRICH provides some great maths challenges, to encourage your child to think critically and
logically when approaching mathematical problems.