Home Learning

See below a wealth of home learning resources selected by your teachers. These are arranged by year group and subject, with links to specific home learning resources.

Teachers at Colman Junior school are using OneNote to set online assignments for their classes.


Hello Holly and Willow Class, we hope you and your families are keeping well. Here are some more ideas for you to try at home.

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    We had planned to find out about 3D shapes – especially spheres, cones, cylinders, cubes and cuboids. Can you find any examples of these shapes around your house? Can you sort groceries or recycling by their 3D shape? What about making these shapes from playdough? Can you count the faces on each shape? What do you notice when you compare 2D and 3D shapes?


    We had planned to find out about rhyming – real or made-up words. Can you think of a rhyme for each family member’s name? Do you have any books that have any rhyming words in them (Yawn by Sally Symes and Nick Sharratt is a good one  - there is a reading of it on You Tube).

    Here are some ways you can practise writing at home – a name poster for your bedroom door, shopping lists, labels for your toys, posters to remind everybody to wash their hands, writing cards to your friends to say hi!

    Keep sharing lots stories and books together, talk about characters, beginnings, endings and favourite parts. Share your favourite parts and your opinions.

    Other ideas

    Indoor scavenger hunt – e.g. find something blue, find something that begins with m, find something with the number 2 on it.

    Loose parts picture – gather some lose parts in your house (bottle tops, beads, small pieces of packaging, straws, buttons...) what can you create? What patterns can you find?

    Join in your child’s play – allow them to lead and suggest narratives – Have fun!

    There are also lots of websites which can give you further activities and ideas:






    Look after each other, stay safe and we will see you soon!

    Mrs French and Miss Clasper

    Description Topic Subject Link Free? Log in required?
    Recipe for baking Easter cookies Cooking Food tech https://www.purfordgreenschool.com/attachments/download.asp?file=627&type=pdf Y N
    Daily workout videos - Joe Wicks Health and exercise PE https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html Y N
    Let's get active Health and exercise PE https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/physical-education-ks1-ks2-lets-get-active/z72yjhv Y N
    Dance with the elements Health and exercise PE https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/physical-education--music-ks1-dance-with-the-elements/z7m2y9q Y N
    Baby Shark handwashing video Health and exercise PE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaYEnUDqspc Y N
    Videos - What's my job? Who am I? PSHE https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-ks1-ks2-what-is-my-job/zrdkt39 Y N
    Videos - What makes me, me and other questions Who am I? PSHE https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-ks1-ks2-what-makes-me-me-and-other-interesting-questions/zjbft39 Y N
    Videos - Feeling better - knowing your emotions Who am I? PSHE https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-early-years-foundation-stage-ks1-feeling-better/zm2st39 Y N
    Videos - Religions of the world Who am I? RE https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religions-of-the-world/zfxwpg8 Y N
    Simple garden crafts for kids Spring Art https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/simple-kids-gardening-crafts-4146962 Y N
    BBC teach - signs of spring Spring Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-seasonal-changes-behaviour-animals-growth-cycle-plants/zfynvk7 Y N
    What is spring? Spring Science https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Spring/WhatIsSpring.aspx Y N
    What are seasons? Spring Science https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-seasons Y N
    Britain in springtime Spring Science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLAnt9__5Mg Y N
    Spotting the first signs of spring Spring Science https://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/activities/learning/spotting-first-signs-spring/ Y N
    Wildlife watch - animal spotting sheets Spring Science https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/spotting-sheets Y N
    The seasons Spring Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/zcx3gk7 Y N
    Video - How milk gets from the farm to the shop (9:37) Spring Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/william-whiskerson-dairy-farm/z444d6f Y N
    Video - How honey is made (9:47) Spring Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/william-whiskerson-honey/z7j76v4 Y N
    Spring crafts Spring Art https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/spring-crafts-for-kids/ Y N
    Butterfly crafts Spring Art https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/butterfly-crafts-for-kids-4129196 Y N
    The Snowdrop - springtime story Spring English https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3sgj3bNbNMDR7MMDFRsWXYH/the-snowdrop Y N
    Stories about springtime Spring English http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/spring/short-stories/ Y N
    How to grow beans Spring Science http://kidsinthegarden.co.uk/plants-for-kids/sowing-and-growing-beans-with-children/ Y N
    How to make a cress head Spring Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/mr-blooms-nursery-cressheads Y N
    Book - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Spring English https://www.slideshare.net/samanthamorris211/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-7574597 Y N
    Video - The Very Hungry Caterpillar (6:47) Spring English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY Y N
    Video - The Bad Tempered Ladybird (7:43) Spring English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmmdCoKZJaI Y N
    Video - Jack and the Beanstalk (45:47) Spring English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LoN_TUyvwg Y N
    Aesop's fables Myths and Legends English http://www.taleswithmorals.com/ Y N
    Aesop's fables - read aloud (BBC) Myths and Legends English https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1--ks2-aesops-fables-index/z73s6v4 Y N
    Video - What is a myth? (0:47) Myths and Legends English https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx339j6/articles/ztxwsrd Y N
    What are myths? Information Myths and Legends English https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-myths-and-legends Y N
    Mythical creatures activities Myths and Legends English https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/word-games/mythical-creatures Y N
    Legendary creatures for kids Myths and Legends English https://kids.kiddle.co/Legendary_creature Y N
    Make your own cup monster Myths and Legends Art https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2013/10/creative-monsters-kid-craft.html Y N
    Make a cuddly glove monster Myths and Legends Art http://krokotak.com/2014/11/glove-monsters/ Y N
    Monster egg box eyes Myths and Legends Art https://multiplesandmore.com/crafting-with-kids-eyeball-photo-props/ Y N
    Monster swatter Myths and Legends Art https://happyhooligans.ca/monster-swatters-kids-afraid-monsters/ Y N
    Toilet paper roll monsters Myths and Legends Art http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2014/03/toilet-paper-roll-monsters.html Y N
    Finger print monsters Myths and Legends Art https://intheplayroom.co.uk/2015/09/07/finger-print-monsters/ Y N
    Monster cupcakes Myths and Legends Food tech https://afewshortcuts.com/simple-monster-cupcakes/ Y N
    Rice krispie monster treats Myths and Legends Food tech https://onelittleproject.com/rice-krispie-treat-monsters/ Y N
    Make your own apple Medusa monster Myths and Legends Food tech https://www.pinkladyapples.co.uk/in-the-kitchen/snacks/pink-lady-apple-monsters Y N
    CBeebies - Space Space Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/space Y N
    CBeebies - your space questions answered Space Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/stargazing-big-space-questions Y N
    Early years space resources Space Science https://littleowlsresources.com/space Y N
    Galaxy Pugs game Space Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdp4382/articles/zn7bscw Y N
    What is day and what is night? Space Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/ztdnyrd Y N
    What is the solar system? (13:26) Space Science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQKy19e2OQ Y N
    Video - eight planets song (1:55) Space Science/Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IKRLSwjwyk Y N
    How to make marble art planets Space Art https://iheartcraftythings.com/preschool-space-craft-marbled-planets.html Y N
    Make a bottle space ship Space Art https://alittlepinchofperfect.com/soda-bottle-space-rocke/ Y N
    Make a space mobile Space Art https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/space-mobile-make Y N
    Space snack ideas Space Food tech https://www.kidssoup.com/craft-and-resource/space-snack-ideas Y N
    Video - Aliens Love Underpants (8:18) Space English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdrNCXob0lA Y N
    Wall-e (Disney Pixar film) Space English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alIq_wG9FNk N (available on Amazon and Disney+) Y
    Dinosaur facts Dinosaurs Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/dinosaur-facts Y N
    BBC Walking with Dinosaurs clips Dinosaurs Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sy534/clips Y N
    Andy's Dinosaur Adventures Dinosaurs Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/andys-dinosaur-adventures Y N
    Dinosaur song (CBeebies) (1:44) Dinosaurs Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-dinosaurs/zv7rf4j Y N
    BBC - dinosaur information Dinosaurs Science http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/dinosaurs/ Y N
    Game - dinosaur discovery Dinosaurs Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdp4382/articles/znc3y9q Y N
    Listen and play - dinosaurs (podcast - 13:26) Dinosaurs Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-dinosaurs/z6snmfr Y N
    How to make a fossil (2:35) Dinosaurs Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/presenters-making-a-fossil Y N
    CBeebies - dinosaurs playlists Dinosaurs Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/dinosaurs Y N
    Dinosaur information for parents Dinosaurs Science https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/dinosaurs Y N
    Dinosaurs song Dinosaurs Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0FOZ0-VpcU Y N
    Dinosaur Train (Jim Henson) (22:19) Dinosaurs Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlAkejF8x7A Y N
    Dinosaur poems Dinosaurs English http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems67.html Y N
    Dinosaur poem and facts Dinosaurs English http://www.history-for-kids.com/dinosaurs-for-kids.html Y N
    Video - Dinosaurs love Underpants (4:31) Dinosaurs English https://vimeo.com/317876603 Y N
    How to make your own volcano Dinosaurs Art http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/how-to-make-a-volcano/ Y N
    How to make dinosaur fossils Dinosaurs Art https://www.pre-kpages.com/diy-dinosaur-fossils-salt-dough/ Y N
    Homemade playdough Dinosaurs Art https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/play-dough-recipes.html Y N
    Make a dinosaur volcano cake Dinosaurs Food tech https://ohsodelicioso.com/dinosaur-cake-with-exploding-lava-volcano/ Y N
    Jurassic Park cookies Dinosaurs Food tech https://www.sugarandsoul.co/jurassic-park-dinosaur-cookies-recipe Y N
    Dinosaur (Disney film) Dinosaurs English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlNRVZ871os N (available on Amazon and Disney+) Y
    Water - resources Water Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/terrific-scientific/KS2/zbgnrj6 Y N
    What materials are waterproof? Water Science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nd42ISTOJI Y N
    Waterways - CBeebies Water Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/waterways-wheres-the-water Y N
    BBC Bitesize - the water cycle Water Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39 Y N
    Newsround - Machine turns sweat into water Water Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/23374693 Y N
    Underwater - CBeebies playlist Water Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/underwater Y N
    Waterways - podcasts Water Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04t136d Y N
    Video - Sink or float? (5:50) Water Science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQuW8G2QV_Q Y N
    Video - Why do things sink or float? (2:19) Water Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/messy-goes-to-okido-why-do-things-sink-and-float Y N
    Video - Make a boat (4:58) Water Science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_scnWnN1Fg Y N
    Make a boat with instructions Water Science https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/activity-plan-5-6-build-boat-floats/ Y N
    Make a boat how to guide Water Science https://www.consortiumeducation.com/classroom-ideas/make-a-boat-that-floats-floating-and-sinking-materials-ks1-science-dt-english Y N
    Underwater Wonderland (Newsround) Water Art https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38990579 Y N
    How to make an underwater clingfilm picture Water Art https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwpm4j6 Y N
    Dance with the elements (Water) (7:01) Water PE https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/physical-education--music-ks1-water/zbm2t39 Y N
    BBC Bitesize - habitats and the environment Animals Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv Y N
    What is a habitat? Information Animals Science https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-habitat Y N
    Video - What is a habitat? (5:45) Animals Science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrSWYE37MJs Y N
    Animal habitat quiz Animals Science https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/science/living-things-animal-habitats/ Y N
    Learn to count to 20 with number zoo Animals Science/Maths https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snUGqgAmz-c Y N
    Learn animal names in BSL Animals BSL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urGIbCsCgNg Y N
    Animal habitat video (4:07) Animals Science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj1ASC-TlsI Y N
    Are animals a bird, a reptile or a mammal? (9:31) Animals Science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pap2a3PSkbw Y N
    Australian animals for kids (12:58) Animals Science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkCq54_ho-A Y N
    CBeebies animal playlist Animals Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p04gkls9 Y N
    Video - What is a bird of prey? (1:29) Animals Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zx4rkqt Y N
    Video - An introduction to birds of prey (0:32) Animals Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zk9g9j6 Y N
    RSBP - birds of prey Animals Science https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/facts-about-nature/facts-about-birds/arent-birds-of-prey-brilliant/ Y N
    Video - How animals move and classifying birds (2:14) Animals Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z6ntsbk Y N
    Make a bird feeder Animals Art https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/bird-feeder Y N
    RSPB - bird activities Animals Art https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/ Y N
    Video - how to make shadow animals (2:01) Animals Art https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv-MdaBfk8U Y N
    Animal crafts Animals Art https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/animal-crafts-for-kids/ Y N
    Video - Dear Zoo (2:40) Animals English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rudDGRQ9QGA Y N
    Video - Handa's Surprise (3:10) Animals English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuMS5UQ1kyE Y N
    Video - Rosie's Walk (3:55) Animals English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3kNUTwJhf8 Y N
    Video - Noah's Ark (5:09) Animals English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGAcaFfWmiQ Y N
    Video - Doing the animal bop (3:20) Animals PE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWupyV-fKYY Y N
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