Welcome to the ‘Home Learning’ section of our website. In the event of a class or bubble closure, packs will be uploaded to your child’s Class Home Learning page to support home learning.
In the event that only your child and family need to isolate, we will be in touch directly via text and Tapestry/Seesaw with some personalised activity ideas.
Below you will find links to websites that you can use to practice those all-important skills. Logins can be found at the back of your child’s planner.
If your child is in Nursery, Lambton or Lumley, you will find regular updates on their Tapestry Online Learning Journal.
Tapestry is an online application that collates learning that takes place for every child in Nursery and Reception. A range of media such as photographs, videos and written observations are taken of the child to highlight new learning that has taken place. Communication between school and home is an integral part of school life and Tapestry allows both parents and practitioners to discuss, comment or ask questions.
Find out more about setting up and accessing your account as well as adding observations and messages from home here:
If your child is in Years 1-6, check out their online portfolio on Seesaw via the app or website. There will also be tasks set on Seesaw in the event of a bubble or class needing to isolate. Seesaw is a secure online ‘classroom’ and Learning Journal, similar to Tapestry (which we use in the Early Years Foundation Stage), where children and staff can set work, record audio clips, add photos, observations and comments about your child’s learning. At Neville’s Cross Primary School, we are also using Seesaw to ensure that students can continue with their learning remotely in the event of a bubble closure, lockdown or self-isolation.
Find out more about the benefits of Seesaw here:
Find out about how you can access Seesaw as a parent and how your child can use Seesaw from home here:
Children have access to our online reading platform Bug Club. This is a fantastic resource that allows children to read a wide range of eye-catching and entertaining books that challenge them to practice their reading skills. These books are for children to read to an adult and it particularly supports children with their comprehension because each book has ‘bugs’ that ask the children questions about the book they have read. Your child can also collect coins to spend on exciting rewards!
Every child’s login details have been added to their planners on the back page. Teachers will continue to monitor children’s reading levels and answers to the comprehension questions remotely. If new books are required, they will be allocated to your child’s Bug Club page.
Please use this website to login to your child’s individual ‘Bug Club’ account:
Find out more about how Bug Club can benefit your child here:
Find out how to use Bug Club here:
Use Times Table Rockstars to practise recalling multiplication and division facts.
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables! To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!
World famous rock musicians are the best at what they do because they’ve spent hours practising guitar chords, writing music or playing on the drums. It’s just the same with times tables – all Times Table Rock Stars need to practise and practise and practise. It’s essential that your child does a little bit of times table practice every night. In our experience, short bursts of daily practise are more effective than spending hours once a week.
And this is where you come in. For your child to be fully motivated and for them to get the best out of the practice, they need your help. Without your praise and your
reminders, without you sitting down next to them or checking their work, practising times tables will not feel important to your child.
Find out about why we use TTRockstars here:
Find out about the different games and modes available for your child here:
Find out more about logging in and using TT Rockstars here: TTRockstars Parent Guide
Use Numbots to practise recalling your number bond facts.
Numbots is an online learning platform which is accessed through the Timestables Rockstars login. The game is aimed at boosting addition and subtraction skills for all aged children.
All children start at the same place in Story Mode, and when they get to a certain stage they unlock Challenge Modes. The idea is that they play little and often, and this will significantly improve their understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts.
Find out more about how to access Numbots with this Guide.
If you need help accessing any of these, please contact the school office.