Home Learning

At Westways we believe that purposeful, relevant home learning can play a valuable part in a child’s education. We do though recognise that pupils work hard in school and should be encouraged to develop other skills and interests out of school time; they also need the opportunity to play, socialise and relax.  Home learning is designed though to support and reinforce learning.  As staff, we give careful consideration to making home learning suitable and well balanced across the school.

Please click here to view our Home Learning Policy.

Google Classroom

Please click here to view a letter that has information on how to use the free Google Classroom service.

If you are having difficulties with accessing Google Classroom, click here to view our setup guide.

MyMaths

Please click here to view guidance for parents/carers on how to use MyMaths.

Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Support Resources:

Click the links below to view news items that were produced using the EEF support resources:

Easy tips for helping your child with maths

The home learning routine

Tips on doing jobs or playing with your children – the TRUST approach

Tips on helping your child read

Tips on reading with your children – the TRUST approach

Other useful home learning resources/links:

Audible Stories - 100s of kids' audiobooks for free

Barefoot Computing - Home Learning

BBC Early years resources for learning at home

BBC Biteseize - Primary daily lessons

BBC Bitesize - Starting primary school

BookTrust HomeTime

ChatterPack UK - A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!

Department for Education - Home schooling guidance

Dough Disco with Shonette Bason-Wood (9:30am, Monday to Friday)

First Aid in Schools - 5-day first aid challenge

Education Endowment Foundation - Support resources to share with parents

English Glossary (including all the technical grammatical terms used in the programmes of study for English)

Get Set Tokyo 2020 Home Learning Resources

Harry Potter at Home

Hungry Little Minds - Activities for kids, from newborn to five

Join the Movement Sport England Campaign

Konnie Huq - Fun. educational videos (Reading, writing, STEM, art and crafts)

Lego Foundation - Six Bricks

Lydia Monks - How to draw...

National Autistic Society - Resources for autistic people and families  

NCETM - Support for parents and carers helping children with maths

NCETM - Video lessons for primary age children

Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub

P.E. with Joe - a free, live workout aimed at kids (9:00am, Monday to Friday)

Pete McKee's Cartoon Workshop for Beginners

Radioblogging.net - daily shows with interactive educational activities

Read Write Inc. - Speed Sounds lessons, Spelling lessons and Storytime

Sheffield Family Centres - Links, ideas, tips and resources

Sheffied Libraries - The eLibrary

Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust - Activities for Children

Ten Pieces at Home - A simple way to keep listening, enjoying and creating music

The Arches School Sport Partnership - Active Resources for Home Learning

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

The Maths Factor (created by Carol Vorderman)

The Open University - Supporting Reading at Home

The Royal Mint Kids Hub - Activities for Kids 

The World of David Walliams

Thinkuknow - Learning about online safety at home