Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to the Ark Academy Primary ‘school closure resources’ section of our website. We have created this new section to cater for all children who are learning off-site during the current school closure.

In this section, you will find year group specific guidance and resources for home learning.


Please click on your child’s year group and see the resource links on that page:



During the summer term, resources will be uploaded each Friday ready for the following week. You will be able to view and download a parent guidance document and suggested timetable in addition to daily maths, English and humanities learning resources. Please note that all of our learning resources are designed so that they are able to be completed with a pencil and paper. There will also be some suggested links to online learning included each week. These links will provide extra learning opportunities and may require the use of online tools to access them.

If you need any support or guidance with the resources provided, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

Jamie Parkhouse

Primary Deputy Headteacher and Curriculum Lead

Virtual Assemblies

Here you will find some online assemblies that have been created to celebrate children who have shown our values of Civitas, Persistence, Participation and Excellence while learning at school and at home.

Click here to view the assemblies.


Online Resources

Below is a list of online resources that provide structured lessons and activities and (in many cases) videos to support. If you would like to, please use these resources in addition to the home learning resources being sent home. In the coming weeks, class teachers may direct you to specific content on these websites to further support your child’s learning at home.

BBC Bitesize – A free, full curriculum of online home learning resources and daily lessons with video instructions -

Oak National Academy – Free daily lessons with video instructions -

White Rose Maths – Free daily lessons with video instructions -

Read Write Inc. Phonics – Free daily phonics lessons with video instructions on their YouTube channel -

Read Write Inc. Get Spelling – A range of spelling resources. Pupils will need their log-ins. Please request these from the class teacher if they don’t have them already -

The Literacy Shed – A range of free video resources to stimulate writing -

Hamilton Trust – A large range of free curriculum resources for home learning -

Nrich Maths – A large range of free maths resources for home learning -

Audible – Free children’s storytelling audio resources -

Authorfy – Access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels -


Below are some resources to support the emotional and social wellbeing of your children. There are some ideas around how to approach spending so much time at home and how to talk to your children about COVID-19.

Coronavirus Social Story for older children.docx

Coronavirus Social Story for younger children.docx

Elsa resource - Explaining why school is closing.pdf

How to talk to your children about the Coronavirus.pdf

Recipe idea 1.docx

Recipe idea 2.docx

Recipe idea 3.docx

Recipe idea 4.docx

Recipe idea 5.docx

Social and emotional support document 1.doc

Social and emotional support document 2.docx


Below is a list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closures. Please click on the links and follow the instructions on that website to sign up.


Twinkl offers a large range of resources related to all aspects of the National Curriculum

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS

Step 3: Go to the ‘Parents’ Hub’


2Simple – Purple Mash

Purple Mash hosts range of curriculum focused activities, creative tools, programs and games to support and inspire creative learning.

Sign up for a 14 day free trial on the website.


Sum Dog

Sum Dog offers maths, spelling and reading activities for children aged 5 – 14.


Phonics Play

Phonics Play has a range of interactive resources for children in Nursery to Year 2. Use the username ‘march 20’ and the password ‘home’ to access these.



Scholastic offers a range of learning activities built around stories for all primary aged children.



TTS have created a curriculum-focused independent learning resource with over 40 home learning activities all planned and all prepared.


The Body Coach TV

Sign up to The Body Coach TV on YouTube. At 9am Monday to Friday Joe Wicks will be running a live PE lesson.


Cosmic Kids Yoga

Sign up to Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube for children aged 3 and up.