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Grange Valley Primary & Nursery School

Inspire to Guide, Challenge and Achieve.

Coronavirus (Home Learning)

Grange Valley Sites we already subscribe to...

You will have already been provided with log in details to these sites if suitable for your child's age.

Education City - https://ec1.educationcity.com/?_ga=2.241556290.1370100449.1584459946-142679856.1584459946

TT Rocks Stars (multiplication) - https://ttrockstars.com/

Reading Plus - https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login

Subscription sites offering free access:

Below are some of the educational websites who are kindly offering free access during any School Closures.  This is an option for those children and parents who wish to keep educating at home.  These websites are not only educational but lots of fun and a good way to keep busy.  These sites normally charge a lot of money and we appreciate their generosity allowing learning to continue during this time. 

Twinkl (all areas, all ages) - 

Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. We’re also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

White Rose (Specific maths, all areas, all ages)

White Rose maths is preparing packages for parents to use at home including video tutorials and access to premium content.

The first lot of resources will be released week beginning 16th March 2020


Purple Mash (all areas, all ages)

How Purple Mash can support home learning

  • Unlimited pupil logins allows teachers to:

  • Set work remotely

  • Assess children’s work and provide feedback

  • Cloud-based, Purple Mash can be accessed, anywhere, at anytime, on any device.

  • Access to 1000s of cross-curricular resources.

  • Fully mapped curriculum and schemes of work.

  • Access anywhere, anytime, on any device.

  • Over 100 books in the ever-growing library.

  • Ability to adjust text size, background colour and font options

  • https://www.purplemash.com/login/ 

Emile Education (all areas, all ages)

Is a multi-award winning app and online program that covers the UK national primary curriculum for numeracy and SPaG with some phonics thrown in. The content is suitable for 4-12 year olds.

It is has a smart system that determines the player’s ability (via a Rating Game) and then allows them to play games and compete at their own level. 

Teachers can track progress and assign specific games or questions. 

Emile makes use of the latest games-based learning approaches and engages students so that they answer thousands of questions. 

Emile works seamlessly on mobiles, tablets, laptops and computers. 



Other useful sites:

TTS Packs (all ages, all areas)

TTS are offering downloadbale packs for chidlren to work on online or print off if needed (see documents opposite)


Teach Starter (All areas, all ages all learning packs)


Classroom Secrets (All areas and learning packs)


Maths Shed (Maths, all ages)


Literacy Shed (English, all ages)


Pick a Tale (Stories, all ages)


Deepening Understanding (All areas, all ages)


Top Marks Maths (Maths games, all ages, all years)


Read Theory (Comprehension, all years)


My Mini Maths (Maths games all years)


Tynker (Computer coding, 5+)


123 Home School (All areas, all ages)


3P Learning (All core subjects, all ages)


Maths Score (Maths Facts, all ages)


Active History (History, all ages)


All Kids Network (all areas, all ages)


Master the Curriculum (Maths, all ages)


Bamboo Education (Alexa skills, all ages)


Bark (Online safety, all ages)


Bedtime Maths (Maths, all ages)


Beeline Reader (Reading, all ages)


Big History Project (History, all ages)


Book Creator (Creative writing, all ages)


Brave Writer (Writing, all ages)


Classroom Cereal (Grammar, all ages)


Classroom Secrets (all areas, all ages)


Common Lit (Reading, all ages)


Conjuguemos (MFL, Juniors)


Dream Box learning (Maths, all ages)


Dream Scape (Reading, all ages)


Duolingo (MFL, all ages)


Dyslexia Academy (Dyslexia support, all ages)


Edhelper (Maths workbooks, all ages)


Epic (Reading, all ages)


Everyday Earth (Geography, all ages)


Fluency Matters (Maths, all ages)


Geopolaris (Geography, all ages)


Khan Academy (all areas, infants)


Little Twisters (Yoga, all ages)


Brainbox games (All areas, all ages)


Mindful Poetry (Poetry, all ages)


Mystery Science (Science, all ages)


Num Bots (Maths games, all ages)


Phet (Science, all ages)


Phonics Hero (Phonics, infants)


Prodigy (Maths games, all ages)


Read Works (Comprehension, all ages)


Scholastic (Learning packs, all ages)


Spelling City (Spelling, all ages)


Story board (Story Creation, all ages)


Stories online (Stories, all ages)


The Good and the Beautiful (all areas, all ages)


Unit for Literacy (Comprehension, all ages)


Writing Legends (Writing, all ages)


Wonderopolis (all areas, all ages)


Reading Plus (Reading, all years)


UKMT maths challenge (past papers, upper KS2)


Silly School Trips (Writing competition, 5-7 years)


Oxford Owls (all areas, all ages)


Click the picture above to open the Oak National Academy, the online classroom, a free, high-quality site full of video lessons and resources.

10,000 lessons and resources cover a wide range of subjects, from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 11. Specialist lessons covering a wide range of learning areas and therapies.

Each lesson is an hour-long. They’re delivered by a teacher, with a pre-recorded video as well as quizzes, worksheets and creative activities. It’s all easy to use, there’s no login or password, you can access our lessons on any device, and pupils only need materials they can find at home.

Zoom Logo

Welcome to our Zoom Lessons Page!

If your child has been asked to self-isolate, we will be using this page to communicate with both Parents and Pupils.

Please ensure that you have updated your version of Zoom on whichever device you are using.  

The first day of isolation will involve your child watching and partisipating in pre-recorded lessons via Oak Academy.  

What will happen from Day 2 of isolation

From the second day of isolation we will be delivering three live lessons per year group.  This will be a mixture of teaching and instruction and also giving children tasks to complete. 

Each Zoom lesson will have a unique 9 digit ID which we will dojo message to you along with the password.

To maintain as much normality as possible during the period of closure, we would recommend the following structure for your day:


1 hour Lesson and independent work via Zoom

20 minutes -Game with family member inside/outside

1 hour lesson and independent work via Zoom

1 hour of active play- inside or outside (if possible)

30 minutes lunch together as a family.

1 hour lesson and independent work via Zoom

10 minute break with fruit snack.

1 hour of reading or revision.

Free time

Please try to avoid computer games during the working day. 

 This routine will help to maintain learning stamina for when we return to school.

Zoom Lessons:

Each evening, the teachers will update the meeting IDs next to the lessons.  The 9 digit number is the passcode you need to access the lesson.  These will be changed daily as the teachers schedule the lessons.

Please be aware that the following apply to live lessons:

  • No 1:1 lessons should take place, groups only.
  • Staff and children must wear suitable clothing, as should anyone else in the household.
  • Any computers used should be in appropriate areas, for example, not in bedrooms; and where possible be against a neutral background.
  • Language must be professional and appropriate, including any family members in the background.
  • Videos may be muted for both pupils and staff if other children in the household become unsettled or cause a disruption.  

Please note, if you are late for the lessons, you can still join.  The teacher will be delivering the input for approximately the first 20 minutes of the lesson and also taking feedback on the last 15 minutes of the lesson.

 All lessons will be recorded for safeguarding reasons.  These will be viewed by both year group teachers after the lesson.  The page will be password protected.  Please opt out of the video option if you do not want your child to be videoed and posted on this page.  

Useful KS1 Weblinks

Online Safety:

Please be extra vigilant when children are using devices and online content at home, please see our online safety parents guides on many of the popular social media sites and games.

Parent guides:

Children are forever accessing new content online and its incredibly difficult to keep up with what is appropriate?, for what age? how it works? how it can be accessed? etc....  The online world accessed by children can be a mystery to parents and educators as it changes at such a rapid pace.  We hope that by placing these guides on the website it will give parents a quick guide to each area of the Internet, whether it be an app or online game.  All your questions or concerns should be answered by the guides below.

If we work together as parents, guardians and educators at home and in school we can educate children on what a wonderful place the Internet can be.  Full of education and fun and although there are dangers out there, our chidlren will be fully informed in how to avoid them or tackle them if the arise.

If you have any questions about these guides or concerns about what your children are accessing online at home, please feel free to call into the office, email or phone school.  We can talk through issues, advise and print off guides to keep us all in the loop with the online world of our children.

Files to Download

APPS for Tablets and Phones:

We have also attached a document with some great education APPS for you to upload on devices at home. The price (most are free), suitability and subjects are in the table along side them.