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.

Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.

For now, all resources are for the weeks beginning 23.03.20 and 30.03.20 (the two weeks leading up to the Easter holidays). More resources and guidance will be uploaded over the next few weeks detailing learning activities for the Easter holidays and potentially the summer term.

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


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.