Riverside Primary Academy | Learning At Home

Learning At Home

We understand that there will be children with virus symptoms in the coming weeks which may require them to be in isolation and, therefore, absent for two weeks (under new advice).  We also know that parents/carers are conscious of the time being missed from school, especially when the children’s own symptoms can be minor.  To support parents/carers we have attached some websites so that children can practise and rehearse aspects of learning previously taught.


Clearly other curriculum areas are equally important, and you may decide to do some drawing, colouring in, painting, cooking and exercise too. Taking time to read together and play board games could also be a way of alleviating boredom and having fun as a family.


We are currently preparing for the possibility that the Government may close schools at some stage. We therefore want to ensure that our children’s learning is supported during this period. In the likelihood that school does close, we have prepared a list of a number of useful educational websites and online resources. We will communicate with parents and carers through the school website, Facebook and the text messaging service. If you are having any difficulties or need support with this, get in touch with us as soon as possible. Please also let us know if your child will not be able to access any learning online.

Your child will soon be bringing home a reminder of their various login details for Purple Mash, Timestable Rockstars ,Oxford Reading Buddy and Accelerated Reader accounts and these will be the main platforms for home learning.


We are regularly updating the school website, so it is advisable that you check for daily updates.


Please know that all of our staff are committed to making sure that learning continues, and children have interesting, fun tasks to keep them engaged and happy. On behalf of the staff and governors, I would like to say how much we appreciate your help and understanding at this challenging time. We all need to rally round and support each other through this difficult time.


Mrs J.M. Goodfellow

Head Teacher



Main Educational Websites


Your child will have their own individual logins for these websites which we use in school frequently.


Times Tables Rockstars

Keep up your times tables practise!


Purple Mash

A range of resources for all subjects both core and foundation


Oxford Reading Buddy

Log in and keep up your reading online and complete quizzes! School Code: l8iwz


Other Useful Websites


Your children already have access to many of these through their own passwords or usernames, however some programmes are allowing parents and children free access due to school closures. Please allow your children to access them and support them with their learning.


Digimaps for Schools

Check out their fun home schooling resources. Remember you can also find fun activities on the fantastic Ordnance Survey MapZone


White Rose Maths

White Rose are putting together maths resources for children to access at home.  These resources will be updated regularly.



Topmarks offers a range of games and activities to support learning across the curriculum.  The maths games are useful for quick daily practice of number facts.



An online library with books for under 12s.



Animated storybooks.


Whooo’s Reading

Practise reading comprehension and writing skills.


Oxford Owl

Oxford owl offers free access to hundreds of e-books.  Many of these books match school reading schemes.  There are also activities to complete alongside the books.


Classroom Secrets

Free home learning guide and downloadable home learning packs.


Pobble 365

A picture for each day of the year with some questions and story starters.  A good stimulus for writing.


World Book Reader

Over 3000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children of all ages


Collins Education

Free access to our Resources for Teachers, Students and Parents.



Resources for PE, PSHE, and Science activities

Reception/ Key Stage 1 –  Reading and Phonics Suggested Sites


Teach Your Monster To Read


Phonics Play

Free to use during this period.

Username: march20

Password: home


ICT Games


Key Stage 2 specific:


Accelerated Reader

online reading and quizzes for your children to practise both decoding and comprehension. The link above must be used exactly to gain access to the school link, or quizzes cannot be completed.


Classroom Secret Kids

Download free home learning pack for Year 6.


Twinkl Parents

Download free home learning pack for Year 6.


Teacher’s Pet

Download free home learning pack for Upper Key Stage 2.


Mr T Does Primary History

On this page are packs that can be used at home while schools are closed.


Other useful websites/links:


BBC Bitesize – all subjects

Access KS2 area of the website. Here you will find all relevant subject areas.


Pobble365 – English link

A new picture is added everyday. Scroll down the page for activities (question time, perfect picture, story starter etc.)


Spelling Frame

Practise spelling rules and statutory spellings.


UK Hour of Code – computing link
Coding and programming tasks.


Kids Workouts To Do At Home 
A number of workouts by The Body Coach aimed at young children.


GoNoodle – PE link
Lots of videos to access.


BBC iPlayer – history link
History linked videos and songs.


Rockalingua – Spanish link
Spanish linked videos, songs and worksheets.


Teaching Maths Skills Using Lego Bricks

Mathematical activities that can be done with things from your garden or by using the location of your garden.




Creative at Home Resources. Various maths tasks and activities for all year groups.


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6