Home Learning

As of Friday 20th March 2020, schools were forced to close by the Government, with the exception of key workers' children. We are currently unsure how long these closures will last. We have prepared an extensive list below of online learning facilities to aid and advise home learning.

Home Learning Pack -Week beginning 23rd March 2020 & Week beginning 30th March 2020
Children have been provided with a paper based learning pack to cover the first 2 weeks of home learning. This pack includes the following;
- Daily timetable
- Worksheets & answers (Children can self mark or an adult can mark alongside the child)
- Individual logins to allow children to access websites that we subcribe to (see links below)
- Grids with suggested activities for topic based work.


Home Learning Online - Week beginning 20th April 2020
When children return to home learning after their two week Easter break, they can access the following as a starting point for basic core learning. You may wish to share their activities on our Twitter platform. If you wish to do more, our none screen activites, online lessons and home learning pack links are particularly useful.

White Rose Maths  - These are online lessons, with a teaching video, activity and opportunity to share answers.

Writing - Pathways to Write - Children could complete a daily writing activity
Spelling - Pathway to Write - Practise a daily spelling card. 

Phonics – Ruth Miskin is delivering a daily phonics lesson, on YouTube. These sessions are differentiated for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
KS1 – Read a book of their choice, perhaps drawing a picture or writing a review at the end.
KS2 – Read a book of their choice, perhaps writing a review at the end / Reading Plus.

Physical Activity
The Body Coach (Joe Wicks) is a fantastic resource and can be accessed each day but any physical activity will prove beneficial.


Eccleston Mere Online Pupil Area
Children were provided with a login to access the pupil area of our school website in their home learning packs. Here, childen can make a wiki about a topic of interest or blog about their home learning. At the moment, we will not be setting online homework in this area as this webpage details all online learning.
Follow the instructions below to access our pupil area;
- Access the school website.
- Click on 'Student Login' and enter your child's username and password.
- Use this link to watch a video about how the online pupil area works.


We subscribe to the following sites;


None Screen Activties
- See 'Files to download' below for larger vervsions - From Pobble and Spread the Happiness

Daily Online Lessons
- 9am - Daily PE Sessions - Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach
Cosmic Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation
11.30am - Dance Lessons - Oti Mabuse
Activity for All Education - Post your pictures on Twitter and tag @AFAWirral to enter a prize draw to win a free inflatable in school for an afternoon. See our files below to access the activity too.
White Rose Maths - Home Learning Packs with video explanations, activities and answers
- The Maths Factor - Carol Vorderman
- Daily Mathematics Lessons and Videos - Gareth Metcalfe - I See Maths
- Daily English Videos and Support - Jane Considine
Reading & Phonics
10am - Actiphonics with Tim
11am - Daily Phonics help - Mr Mc Phonics (EYFS & Y1)
- Daily Read, Write Inc. Phonics Lessons  - Ruth Miskin (EYFS & Y1)
Teach Your Monster - Phonics songs and games (EYFS & Y1)
Easter Reading Challege - Eccleston Mere
Story Time
- 11am - Storytime with David Walliams - Free story everyday
- Daily Online Story Event - Reading and writing challenges (KS2)
6pm - Story Time with Oliver Jeffers - Free Story reading
Geography & Science
9.30am - Geography Wildlife Questions and Answers - Steven Backshall
- 10am - Science, Engineering or Technology - Dr Chips Daily Dose
11am - Science & Nature - Maddie Moate
Chester Zoo - Live videos
Out of the Ark Music - New song and Activities released daily
10am - Music with Myleene Klass
Food Technology
- 5.30pm - Food Tech - Jamie Oliver


Home Learning Packs
The websites below offer a wide range of home learning packs across a range of subjects and year groups. There are lots of fantastic ideas!
Robin Hood MAT - Learning projects for each key stage.
Hamilton Trust - Home learning packs for each year group
TTS - Activity Books for each key stage and activities.
Third Space Learning - Home learning activities
White Rose Maths - Videos and lesson activities
Free Audiobooks from Audible - Stream stories for free!
BBC Supermovers - Dance videos linked to the curriculum
Go Noodle - Movement and Mindfulness videos
The Great Indoors from The Scouts - Indoor activities
Number Fun - Video, games and activities to cover mathematics
180 Days Home Learning - Spark Penketh


Subscription Sites - Free Access Offered
Below are some of the educational websites that are offering free access during school closures. These websites are fun and educational.

Twinkl (All ages/ All Subjects)
Twinkl is offering all Twinkl resources for a month, free of charge. 
- Setting this up is really easy - Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Purple Mash (all areas, all ages)
- Fully mapped curriculum and schemes of work.
- Over 100 books in the ever-growing library.

Emile Education (all areas, all ages)
This an app and online program that covers the UK primary curriculum for numeracy and SPaG with some phonics. It is has a smart system that determines the player’s ability (via a Rating Game) and then allows them to play games and compete at their own level. Emile makes use of the latest games-based learning approaches and engages students so that they answer thousands of questions. 


Useful Apps
Vooks - Storybooks brought to life. Free for teachers!
Epic Books - Lots of online reading material
Brain Pop - Loads of useful educational videos
Code.org - Learn how to code
Alan Peat's Sentence App - Learn about sentence types
Spelling Frame - Spelling app
Oxford Owl - Ebooks


Other Useful Sites
Here is a list of lots of other useful wesites. Some of these websites do charge to access them.
TTS Packs (All ages, all areas) 
Teach Starter (All areas, all ages all learning packs)
Classroom Secrets (All areas and learning packs) 
BBC Bitesize (All areas, all ages) 
Nrich (Maths, all areas, all ages) 
Maths Shed (Maths, all ages) 
Literacy Shed (English, all ages) 
Pick a Tale (Stories, all ages)
Deepening Understanding (All areas, all ages)
Muddy Puddle (Outdoor learning, all ages)
Top Marks Maths (Maths games, all ages, all years)
Phonics Play (KS1)
3D Modelling - Tinkercad - Set up an account and follow the tutorials


Online Safety
Please be extra vigilant when children are using devices and online content at home, please see our online safety page for guides to keep children safe online.


Although we are working remotely, we are here and available. If you have any school requests, teacher questions or general enquiries please email us using our central email: ecclestonmere@sthelens.org.uk with the member of staff you wish to contact in the subject box.

Thank you for your ongoing support during this time.

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Eccleston Mere Primary School

Saleswood Avenue, Eccleston,
St Helens, Merseyside WA10 5NX

Tel: 01744 734829

Mr Ryan Mugan (Head Teacher)

Mrs Amanda Noblett (SENCO)

General Enquiries - Mrs Barrow (Office Manager)

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