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.
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.
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
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