Homework and Online Learning

Children in Years 1 to 6 are set homework on a weekly basis. It is given out on a Wednesday and should be returned the following Monday morning.

If your child is in Nursery or Reception, there are many resources on this page but if you click here, you will find resources that are aimed at your child.

If you have forgotten your username and password for PurpleMash or Sumdog then please email logins@claremont.manchester.sch.uk

Tips for good homework habits

    Find a quiet place at home which your child can use as a homework area. It needs to have a flat surface so that your child can write.
    Turn off the television, when your child is doing homework, so that it is not a distraction.
    Ask your child about the homework they are doing, ask them to explain it to you.
    Don't give your child the answer so that they get the work finished quickly, show them how to look up a word in a dictionary.
    Become familiar with modern teaching methods (for example, subtraction). Don't teach your child the methods you used in school as this might confuse them.
    Try and keep homework fun, it should be a special time that you both look forward to.

    Online Safety

    It is important that you know how to stay safe whilst online. The links below will provide valuable advice for children, parents and carers.


    Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

    Online Safety Home Learning Packs - click on the pack for your child's age group in the Primary section.

    Parent Info - Help and advice for families in a digital world

    Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.

    Having a mobile phone and going online is great for lots of reasons. But it's important to be aware of the dangers too. Childline website provides advice on how to stay safe online.

    Supporting families online

    Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.

    LGfL - Resources and advice to ensure children are safe online.

    Net Aware - support for parents and carers from the NSPCC about staying safe online and whilst using apps.

    Online Learning

    As well as written homework, children in Claremont Primary School are often set online homework. To access this your child will usually have to use one of the following websites:



    Google Classroom

    Click here to log into your Google Classroom account




    Click here to log into your Sumdog account




    Click here to log into your Purplemash account



    Discovery Education - Espresso

    Click here to log into your Espresso account

    Your child has been given a username and password for these sites. They must not share their usernames or passwords with their friends and they must never log on as anybody else. If they do so, their accounts will be disabled. If you would like their username and password, please speak to your child's class teacher, or email logins@claremont.manchester.sch.uk with the following information:

    • your child's full name
    • class name or teacher's name.


    As parents you are your child's most influential teacher with an important part to play in helping your child to learn to read. Click here for some suggestions on how you can help to make this a positive experience.

    Here are some websites where your child can continue to read or listen to books:

    Our reading scheme, "Accelerated Reader" have made over 7000 ebooks free for children to access.

    LoveReading4Kids is a site containing children’s books. Their passion for children’s books ranges from toddlers to teens and ensures that whatever the age, whatever the interest, that you have a steady stream of brilliant book recommendations for your child.

    Oxford Owl - As a parent, you can sign up and children can read books online using the website or app on tablets.

    The Book of Hopes - Short stories to read together at home.

    Collins Big Cat - Free access to Book banded books and activity worksheets for KS1 children.

    Borrowbox - if your child has a Manchester Library Card you can borrow online books using the number on the back of your library card.

    Serial Mash on PurpleMash - there are a large number of books that children can read online. There is also a number of tasks they can complete once they have finished reading each section of the books. Your child will need their purplemash login. If they do not have this, please email logins@claremont.manchester.sch.uk with your child's name and class and we will send their login details to you.

    The Ickabog - JK Rowling's new story. Links to competition too!

    Your child can also listen to different stories:

    The World of David Walliams is releasing an audio story from The World’s Worst Children every day for the next 30 days! Go to the website each day for the latest story!

    Audible - Free books for children to listen to whilst school is closed.

    Into Film have produced a series of film guides - which are designed as informal discussion prompts for use after viewing a film. They also feature extension activities that children and young people can take part in on their own, without the need for constant supervision. There are over 50 film guides with extension activities to help keep young people of all ages engaged.


    Could you be the next Samuel Pepys? Could you write a diary entry each day recording your life in the spring of 2020 when the world changed and we were all in lockdown! One day it will be a little bit of history that you can look back on.Can you include some tips about hygiene and social distancing? How are you keeping yourself occupied during this time? What have you enjoyed about the days? Click here to download a diary which you can type into.

    Other Educational Websites

    Other websites that can be used to support home learning:

    This links to the BBC Alphablocks, Guide to Phonics.

    Whether you're at home or at school, you can use BBC Teach for free. Their website is home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.

    Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. They will also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer.

    https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - Phonics games especially useful for Nursery, Reception and Year 1 and Year 2 children. Currently parents can access for free using the username: march20 and password: home

    https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer – Contains many resources to support learning across the whole curriculum. Sign up for free using code: CVDTWINKLHELPS.


    Scholastic Learning packs -Lots of resources that can be downloaded and printed. You simply have to created a free account first.

    Year 1 and Year 2 Children
    Year 3 and Year 4 Children
    Year 5 and Year 6 Children

    Free fieldwork live lessons hosted by Encounter Edu and led by expert field tutors are now available to book. The sessions will build geographical and scientific enquiry skills in a range of inspiring locations. Click on the link to book onto a session.

    Healthy Living

    Below are some suggestions and links to fun exercise and health ideas to do at home:

    Move Crew - Daily activity missions set by a top Nike Athlete

    PE lessons to try at home.

    Primary Healthy Schools Health and Wellbeing Challenges - see how many of these fun challenges you can complete.

    Dance: Dance will help you keep fit, support well-being and develop key fundamental movement skills here are some links to programmes you can access with your family

    School Radio - School Radio - Primary Dance

    Go Noodle provides fun dance and action songs.

    Cross-curricular activities:
    Super movers have fun active movement videos that will develop number work and spellings whilst keeping active and developing movement skills.

    Change4life provides ideas for fitness activities on your own or with families and how to eat healthily.

    Cosmic Kids provides yoga activities. Yoga helps with health and well-being stability and flexibility.

    Travel to Tokyo - Fun ideas for the whole family to do at home to keep active

    Premier League - Fun ideas to do at home linked to football. Covering Maths, English, PE and wellbeing.

    Stay at home challenges from Manchester United.


    Here are 3 science activities you could try at home.
    Activity 1
    Activity 2
    Activity 3

    Send an email when you've finished telling your teacher what happened.

    Key stage 1 - http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science.html
    Key stage 2 -

    Great Science Share - set of weekly science themes to discuss and try out. Share your ideas with us on twitter or email your teacher on you class email address.

    This year, Earth Day will be celebrated on 22nd April. Click here for resources about Earth Day and information on how you can celebrate by taking part in a discussion about climate change. Click here for the history of Earth Day.

    Biffa Recycling Workshops - Watch the video and complete this worksheet to learn more about recycling, climate change and the environment.


    2Code on Purple Mash contains activities and lessons that teach different aspects of coding through bite-sized challenges.

    The 'Code a Cake' experience forms part of BT's 'Skills for Tomorrow' programme, which aims to teach digital skills to 10 million people across the UK.

    Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages. Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code.

    Learn to type through a series of games on typingclub.com. Keep practicing each lesson until you get all five stars. It really doesn't take much to learn, a few minutes a day for one to two weeks and you will be a pro!

    Why not teach yourself to type on BBC Dancemat? You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.


    VE Day

    When VE Day dawns on 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War 2 in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets to celebrate peace, mourn their loved ones and to hope for the future, but not forgetting those still in conflict until 15th August when it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.

    Click here to open a powerpoint presentation that will provide information about VE Day.

    For further information, click here to watch a video about VE Day.

    You have been set a 2Do on purplemash which should be completed by 15th May. If you have forgotten your username or password you can email logins@claremont.manchester.sch.uk

    If you want to complete any other work and send photos to your class teacher, the format of the class email address is class@claremont.manchester.sch.uk

    For example



    Continue learning Spanish at home with Irene - Es Irene en Casa

    Home Learning for Year 1 and Year 2

    Home learning for Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.

    Summer 1 Learning
    Year 3
    Year 4
    Year 5
    Year 6


    These questions will be updated each week, so keep popping back for the latest lot of questions.

    Reception and Nursery: Why do we play?

    Year 1 and Year 2: What does it mean to be brave? What is strength? What are the different ways you can be strong?


    Year 3, Year 4 , Year 5 and Year 6: What is happiness? How can we find happiness? Can you see happiness?


    Why not email your thoughts and answers to your teacher? You can find the address on your year groups News and Gallery page


    Each week, while schools are closed, UNICEF will provide a fresh slide set containing a variety of learning ideas for both primary and secondary students. This flexible resource is intended to provide an easy to use, rights-related learning for children and their families. @UNICEF Click here for further information.

    Refugee Week

    15 June to 21 June 2020 is Refugee Week and this year’s theme is ‘Imagine’. By imagining ourselves in others’ shoes helps to build empathy and understanding.

    The files list below wil help you to think why people migrate and how we can help refugees feel welcome.

    Using the theme of kindness, you should also consider how your kindness can impact the lives of others.

    Manchester Adult Education Services (MAES)

    Would you like to support your child's home learning through fun, creative activities and link with other parents to share your successes and challenges in this difficult period?

    Due to the Coronavirus, we'll be unable to deliver Family Learning sessions in schools and Children's centres this term. Instead we're offering a number of online workshops for you and your children.

    Please click here to register your interest in any, or all, of theses workshops covering Science, Parenting, Maths and English Games, Crafts with your Children and Wellbeing For the Family


    Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) is delighted to offer schools and parents a range of resources suitable for Home Learning. The material is split into a series of lessons, adapted from the curriculum our tutors normally deliver in over 340 schools across the country each week. There are YouTube videos, worksheets, and Kahoot quizzes to accompany each lesson. The course assumes no prior knowledge of chess and is suitable for complete beginners. New material can be found here each week.

    Year 3 and 4 Resources

    Year 3 / 4 Science

    Year 3 / 4 Maths and Geography

    Year 3 / 4 Language of learning

    Year 3 / 4 Literacy language

    Year 3 / 4 History and Music History and Music

    Year 3 / 4 Time words and Rare GPOs

    Year 3 / 4 Unstressed vowels

    Year 3 / 4 Connecting adverbials and Hypothetical language

    Other Websites

    Various Educational Websites

    Free websites to help with maths and science

    Free websites to help with mindfulness and keeping active

    The Great Indoors - Activities to do inside from the Scouts

    Virtual Tours - 'visit' aquariums, museums, famous landmarks around the world from your own home.

    Other Activities

    Staying Connected Part 1

    Staying Connected Part 2

    Family Games

    Family Recipes

    Family Stories

    Walking Bingo

    Hopes and Dreams

    Feel Proud


    A selection of ideas from Manchester Libraries.