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Home Learning Resources

During the coming weeks, this page will be updated to provide resources and links for you to use at home. Remember, one of the key skills in your child's learning is to read regularly so if you have access to books at home this will help them to stay engaged with learning. Can you please tell as many people as you can about this section of the website so our children can be made aware of these resources and have access to them. Remember to ask your children to visit the 'Children' page and keep an eye out for the 'Home Learning Projects' that you can access from the Parents drop down menu. Thank you!


New!!! Take part in the Durham and Chester le Street School Sports Partnership Virtual Games. Follow the link to get involved.


Sign up for free Maths and Literacy learning booklets for KS1 and KS2 provided by HeadStart Primary. Clear here to be emailed the resources.


The Oak National Academy is the online classroom that the Government have launched to support home learning. When entering the website, you can access the daily schedule and which subject you would like to do first. All you need to do is select the correct year group for your child and everything will be on there for you to access. Click here to visit The Oak National Academy website.


Click here to access the complete list of links to educational websites provided by the UK Government to help parents home-school their children.


From the beginning of April, BBC Bitesize are adding daily lesson content for all KS1 and KS2 children in Maths, Literacy and other curriculum subjects. Visit their website here to find out more.



White Rose Maths have launched their Summer Home Learning Packs for every Year group from Reception to Year 8. Click here to visit their site.

'Sumdog' are giving parents the opportunity to create a free account with them during school closures. Their site is a maths and spelling practice tool. Visit their site to create your account.


Free 'Talk for writing' Home- School booklets. Packs available for Reception to Year 6. Follow the link and find a pack appropriate for your child.

Free Home Learning resources from Scholastic. Visit their site for their Early Years, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 packs.

Learning at Home packs from The Hamilton Trust for Numeracy and Literacy. These will be updated weekly so please keep checking their site for every year group from Year 1 to Year 6. 

'The Literacy Shed +' have provided have provided free KS1 and KS2 literacy packs, reading comprehensions and other supporting activities. Visit their site to download the resources.

'The Literacy Shed' have videos to watch from a range of topics such as Adventure, Fantasy and Mystery. After watching a video animation, there are suggested discussion and writing activities for you to try.

Ruth Miskin Training who provide the 'Read Write Inc' scheme of work for phonics that we use at Newker are offering daily sessions via Facebook and YouTube. Please visit their site to find out more. have made many of their resources and packs free if you create and account with them. Visit their page here and support your child with their phonic and literacy skills.

'Epic!: Kids' Books, Audio Books, Videos & eBooks' are offering 1 month free access to their resources if you create an account with them. Visit google play or access the app store through your apple IOS device.

'Teach Your Monster to Read' is completely free if used from a computer. You just need to register to create an account and you can get started.


Jump Start Jonny has a 'Free Stuff' section on his website to keep everyone active at home. He also has a YouTube channel and will be hosting live Workouts, beginning at 9am on Wednesday 25th March.

Advice and links to videos from 'County Durham Sport' for everyone in your household, as well as relatives of all ages.

Durham and Chester-Le-Street District School Sport Partnership ideas and videos for activities and exercises. Follow this link to their website and then look at the SSP Schemes drop down tab for their 'Home Resources'.


Scratch at home

Computational thinking resources from Barefoot Computing and BT.


Quiz questions for you to complete with your children. Topics include: General Knowledge, Music, Maths, Science, Movies and Trivia. If your child doesn't know the answer, could you tell them or show them how you worked it out or could you work as a team and safely use the internet to find the answer? The answers are included for each quiz.

Quizzes with an American theme, click here!

Quizzes with a UK theme, click here!

CBBC quizzes based on their shows and programmes, click here!



To access the links in the document below from your computer, press the 'Download Document' button and you will then be able to press the 'Ctrl' button on your keyboard and the left mouse button to open any of the sites.