Home Learning

Future Home Learning KS1

Dear Parents/carers and pupils,

I hope you and your families are all doing well?

As you may already know, your child’s home learning tasks for this week were the work pack that were sent home with children on Friday. If your child was not in on Friday, you should have received a ParentMail informing you that you can pick up a pack up from the school office after 10am. It  is not too late if you still haven’t got yours – swing by today and pick it up.

If you do not have ParentMail please get in touch with the shool, as this is how the school will share a lot of information with you.

Moving Forward

From Monday 30th April work will be posted on this page for English, Maths and IPC/Science.

Each day there will be a new article on your year (1 or 2) Home Learning page which informs you of the day’s activities for your child to complete. These activities may require your child to write things down, but where possible we have made these activities accessible to all by making them as practical as possible.

There will also be a Phonics PowerPoint inserted on the home learning page each day to help you and your child to continue to practise and improve their Phonics from home; if you have any problems with accessing this or you are unsure how to do lesson (although I do think your child will probably be an expert at explaining it) then please do not hesitate in contacting your child’s teacher using the email below.

The link below will open a PowerPoint to practise the soft c from Phase 5. Have a go at it with your child, the first few PowerPoints that I upload will be revision as children have had a few weeks off.

28 Phase 5 soft c

Further updates will also be posted based on feedback/ common problems parents  may be facing when home schooling.

Managing Your Child’s Time

It’s a good idea to sit down with your child and create a timetable for their day. Having a timetable means that everything gets done, and having a good structure to the day can help your child to understand that they still need to be learning (just like at school). Try to set different times of the days for different activities and allowing them to have time in between activities for a rest. Most children in Key Stage 1 learn best in short bursts, so try to complete activities in 20-30 minute time slots.

We recommend you complete PE with Joe Wicks, a video below takes you to his channel and will be posted daily along with other activities set for your child.

Contacting Your Teacher

If your child has completed an activity or piece of learning that you would like to share with their class teacher – please take a photo of it and email it to

Year 1: year1@thomasarnold.bardaglea.org.uk

Year 2: year1@thomasarnold.bardaglea.org.uk

These emails can be used to contact your child’s teacher if you are finding anything difficult, you need some advice or you wish to share some work with them.

You can also make use of your child’s Purple Mash and Timetables Rock Stars accounts, if you do not have their logins then please email your child’s class teacher who will be happy to send them to you.

Remember to check this page for updates, please all keep safe and we hope to see you all soon,

Miss Chandler

KS1 Leader