School Statement and General Resources For Home Learning 2020 - 2021

School Statement about Home Learning during Covid19

Please see below the school statement regarding provision of work and communication during Covid 19 and school closure.


This page is full of additional ideas, activities and links for you to use with your child at home. They are not necessarily for you to use as part of your child's learning but they might help to keep you little ones occupied and entertained whilst they are away from school. 

Check out the bottom of the page where there is also an evergrowing list of downloadable activities for you to try as well.

Some of these websites require you to register with them - please feel under no obligation to do so if you do not wish to. There are plenty of activities that require no registration at all.

It would be worth checking the activity out first as they may not all be suitablefor all ages. Please also be mindful of following government guidelines when thinking about where and when to do some of these activities.

NEW RESOURCES added 19/06/2020

Oak National Academy Online Classroom and Resource Hub - The sector-led Oak National Academy has today launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.

Oak National Academy

BBC Bitesize - a huge range of extra lessons across all subject for all ages groups with plenty of help and support when you need it


BBC Celebrity Supply Teacher - a series of lesson where celebrities guide you through a lesson and an activity on a particular theme.

Celebrity Supply Teacher

Storyhouse Storytime - a selection of Youtube videos to listen to.

The Wizard Of Oz

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

The Borrowers

The Secret Seven

The Wind In The Willows

Little Red Riding Hood Revolting Rhymes

The King's Breakfast

Old McDonald Had A Farm

Peter Pan

Vegetable Glue

Alice In Wonderland

Oi Frog

Mr Majeika

Colonol Fazackerly Butterworth-Toast

I Opened A Book

Spot Bakes A Cake


Storyhouse Family Session - keeping active whilst staying at home.

Session 1

Forest Explorers - a webpage link to some outdoor/garden based activities

Outdoor nature activities

BBC Super Movers - easy to follow active learning videos to support their work

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Twinkle Original Story Time - chosse the 3-5 or 5-7 age groups and scroll down to see alink to a different story read each day

Twinkle Daily Story

Joe Wickes - daily excercise routines you can do at home

PE with Joe

The Scouts -  great selection of indor activities to try

The Great Indoors

Premier League Primary Stars - a great selection of footbll based activities for different subjects

Primary Stars

Friday Family Challenges

Liverpool War Museum - weekly live history lessons plus access to previous lessons

History Lessons Live

Oti Mabuse - the Strictly Come Dancing star is doing daily live dance lessons plus you can watch back ones she has already done.

Oti Mabuse Live

Harry Potter  - a stack of stuff to do at home including a Banishing Boredom curse

Harry Potter At Home

RSPCA - loads of different animals based activities


Institute Of Engineering And Technology - loads of practical tasks to complete at home

STEM activities

Art For Kids - youtube videos on how to draw just about anything!

Art For Kids Hub

Forestry England - themed activities for younger children

The Gruffalo

Highway Rat


James And The Giant Peach

House Of Dance - a local dance company with some great videos to kepp you moving

House Of Dance

Muddly Puddles - all about getting children outside (when appropriate)

Muddy Puddles

Chester Zoo- live links and video via their Youtube website plus online resources and games

Chester Zoo

Learning Resources


Steve Backshall - live Q and A sessions with the wildlife expert plus catch up clips

Steve Backshall

Chris Packham - live sessions every day at 9am looking at all aspects of wildlife

Chris Packham

Blue Peter - loads of activities, games and clips to access plus catch on episodes you have missed

Blue Peter

Museum Virtual Tours - a long list of web links to different museums around the world that have virtual tours and they are specifically aimed at children.

Museum Virtual Tours

David Walliams - a whole host of activities to have a go at plus listen to David read some extracts from his stories



The Little Cooks Company- a wide variety of recipes for you to try at home


Same Boat Music - a great selection of songs and routines to keep yourselves entertained and on the move


Boden - they have put together a series of missions designed to fire your imagination

Mini Missions

Carol Vorderman - a website full of maths related information and activities

The Maths Factor

The Ice Company - a list of simple ideas to keep children entertained at home

The Ice Co.

Meic - our friends over in Wales have generated a long list of links (some of which are on this page already) to all kinds of activities and events to get involved with


Field Studies Council - they are hosting live fieldwork sessions on the 20th, 24th and 30th April.

Field Work Live

British Red Cross - they have created a kindness calender of activities for children to complete to encourage kindness during these difficult times

Kindness Calender

Youth Sport Trust - a range of activities to do at home to keep you fit and active

PE home Learning

Active Breaks

60 Second Challenges

Active Learning

Royal Botanical Gardens @ Kew - a learning platofrm full of interesting activities to do at home


Harper Collins - free resources and audio books from the publishing company



BT - they have created a coding activity you can do at home

Coding A Cake

CBBC - they have created a fun set of puzzles for you try at home - some of them are really tough!

Brain-boggling picture puzzles

Mindful Monsters - a set of 12 fun activities you can do at home to stay positive

Mindful Monsters

Pinterest - lots of great ideas to keep children entertained.

Paper Houses

Marble Run

Ella's Kitchen - some fun recipes for the whole family to try.


UK Robotics - drawing and writing competitions for different year groups

School Robots

VUE Cinemas - lots of film based activities for you to complete at home

Film related activities

Cracking Ideas - a Wallace and Gromit based design competition

Wallace and Gromit competition

Ordnance Survey - a selection of free maps to download and colour

Ordnance Survey

Digital Wizards - they have set up an app a day challenge for children to complete

App A Day Challenge

Team GB Olympics - the Get Set team have created a set of Olympic based resources to do at home

Get Set

Venue Cymru - they have created a set of activities based on the popular children's book Zog


European Space Agency - a variety of different space related activities for all year groups


Activity Village - a variety of activities for children of different ages

Activity Village

Teacher's Pet - loads of activitiy packs and bundles for different age groups

Home Learning Resources

TheatreTrain - a whole host of YouTube videos from the staff at TheatreTrain


TheDadLab - a great science based wesbite full of experiments and activities you can do at home


Creative Play - they have created a home learning page full of activities and a £10,000 design a playground competition!

Home Learning Activities

Playground Competition

Cosmic Kids - a YouTube channel full of yoga and mindfulness sessions for all ages

Cosmic Kids

Wild Days - a new set of activities each day to enjoy in whatever outside space you are able to access

Wild Days

StemToy - 101 things to do when the kids are bored

Ultimate Boredom Buster

Fantastic For Families - links to lots of lovely ideas and videos

Creative At Home Activities

Woodland Trust - a range of nature activities you can do at home plus a live webcam of an Osprey nest in Scotland

Woodland Trust

Osprey Webcam

Wildlife Trusts - they have teamed up to create a list of interesting activities connected to nature

Wildlife Trusts

The National Trust - a list of activities to do at home that regularly change

Things To Do

RSPB - another well known organisation with plenty of suggestions to keep you busy

Games and activities

Oxfam - some good ideas to look at for Key Stage 2 children


Barefoot Computing - a range of computing and coding based activities to do at home

Barefoot Computing

ThinkUKnow - a great website for learning all aout how to stay safe whilst using technology and being online


NatWest - a series of sctivities to do at home that teach children all about money and how to manage it

MoneySense Home Learning

Youth Sports Trust - different ideas and activities to improve well being and fitness at home

YST Home Learning

Chester FC - a range of football related downloadable home school resources

Key Stage 1 Pack 1

Key Stage 1 Pack 2

Key Stage 2 Pack 1

Key Stage 2 Pack 2

Book Depository - a range of authors reading story extracts

Book Depository

Country Classroom - home activities from indoors and outdoors

Country Classroom

Met Office - a series of DIY activities to do at home

DIY activities and experiments

Emma Lucy Illustration - a beautiful image of Chester to downlad and colour in

Chester Colouring Sheet

DK - lots  of different home learning resources for different year groups

Home Learning For Kids

ThinkUKnow - a great website with resources for different age groups regarding keeping you child safe whilst they are online.

Home Activity Packs




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St Werburgh's and St Columba's Primary

Lightfoot Street

Tel: 01244 981228

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