Home Learning

At the moment, this is suspended due to a full return to school for all pupils in September 2020. However, I will leave this section here in case we have to revert back to it, e.g. localised lockdown etc.

How to make home learning work for your family


Please look at ClassDojo daily and please check in regularly with your child's Class Teacher. We'd love to see any learning photos/videos.


However, we are realistic about what pupils will be able to do during this period, and we want you to be too.


You are not expected to become teachers and your children are not expected to learn as they do in school. Simply providing them with some structure at home will help them to adapt and keep the ‘habit of learning’.


The following tips are designed to help you create a positive learning environment at home. See what works best for your household.


Create and stick to a routine if you can. This is what children are used to. For example, eat breakfast at the same time and make sure they are dressed before starting the ‘school’ day – avoid staying in pyjamas.


Involve your children in setting the timetable where possible. It is a great opportunity for them to manage their own time better and it will give them ownership


Check in with your children and try to keep to the timetable, but be flexible. If a task/activity is going well or they want more time, let it extend where possible


If you have more than one child at home, consider combining their timetables. For example, they might exercise and do maths together – see what works for your household.


Designate a working space if possible, and at the end of the day have a clear cut-off to signal school time is over .


Stick the timetable up on the wall so everyone knows what they should be doing when, and tick activities off throughout the day.


Take stock at the end of each week. What is working and what is not? Ask your children, involve them too.


Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, to separate school life and home life.


Give them chores to do so they feel more responsible about the daily routine at home. 


Ask them to help you cook and bake.


Accept that they will probably watch more TV/spend time on their phone/computer – that is ok but you might want to set/agree some screen time limits and make sure they are keeping themselves safe online. It'll be worth you taking a look at our 'Online Safety' section of the website: https://windmill-hill.eschools.co.uk/cms_manage/edit_page/419772


Please do not worry about your children getting behind with learning. Everyone is in the same boat and when things get back to normal we will make sure we get everyone back on track.


Where to find learning resources online


There is plenty of support for parents online for everything from tools for home learning to PE:







BBC Bitesize

Online resource for learning and revision. Starting on 20 April, you’ll also find daily lessons to support home learning


Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize




Movement and mindfulness videos for primary children


Website: https://www.gonoodle.com/




Free home learning resources for all ages in science, technology, engineering and maths


Website: https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning




This popular site for teachers is now offering free daily activities for home learning


Website: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub


English National Ballet


Free ballet classes streamed daily