Remote Learning

Please see below for an overview of our remote learning offer. We are always seeking to improve the offer and will adapt our practice to suit children and families as best we can.

Our online platforms are Seesaw (Y1 – Y6) and Tapestry (Nursery and Reception). We aim to have all online learning uploaded by 7am each day.

As per previous parentmails and texts, do let us know if you are having difficulty accessing work online due to not having a suitable device and we will endeavour to support. As always, if you require a paper pack of resources do let us know!

Ashmead Primary School Remote Learning OfferHere’s a suggestion of activities you could do at home.  There are ideas under each of the subjects – you don’t need to have a go at all the list!  The list may evolve and change as the situation progresses. Each title’s activity is a hyperlink taking you to the activity. 

BBC Resources (updated January 2021)

Online – learning resources for children of all ages can be found on the BBC Bitesize website.

TV – programming for primary school pupils will be on CBBC between 09:00 and 12.00 every weekday. Programmes for secondary school pupils will be on BBC Two, between 13:00 and 15:00.

Red Button – the Bitesize Daily lessons will also be shown on the Red Button service on TV.

iPlayer – all episodes will be available on catch-up, on demand on iPlayer.

Reading Resources (aim to read each day)

  • Bug Club – our online reading platform.  Books and spelling and grammar games are allocated for each year group. You will have an individual log in for this.*
  • Oxford Owl – offers free online books for ages 3 – 11.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home – daily books and linked activities.
  • Oliver Jeffers @oliverjeffers and Mac Barnett @macbarnett are reading their books every evening on Instagram
  • Newsround – keep up-to-date with the latest news.
  • Audio Stories

Maths Resources (aim for 1 a day)

  • NumbotsTimes Table Rockstars – The children will move through NumBots completing levels within a stage for KS1 and Times Table Rockstars for KS2.  You will have an individual log in for this.*
  • Counting tennis – count forwards and backwards from any given number, e.g. 34 to 60 with imaginary throws of a tennis ball/basketball/shuttlecock to your opponent.
  • Roll a die/pick two number cards and add them together.  This could be played timed –  How many can you answer in 5 mins?  Or have a target number – who can get the closest to 20/50/100 or 0?
  • Maths activities–  that don’t require a screen.
  • Topmarks – interactive games and resources across the curriculum but particularly good for maths.  Daily number practise with these games in particular would be good: Hit the Button  Place Value Basketball   Place Value Charts  Coconut Ordering  Helicopter Rescue 
  • Whiterose Tutorials – year groups being added daily.
  • ttblast– times table games and online arithmetic quizzes for KS1 and KS2.
  • Scratch Garden – great online learning videos for maths, spelling, PSHE/social science.
  • Classroom Secrets Kids – online site for learning (from Y2 up).

Literacy Resources (aim for 1 a day)

Writing ideas

  • Creating oral and written stories with pictures following a similar pattern: Once upon a time… One day… Suddenly… Luckily  (EYFS and KS1)
  • Fortunately… Unfortunately…
  • A day in the Life… (an astronaut, a lizard, a banana skin…)
  • 20 Great Opening Lines – take an opening line from a book and continue the story.
  • Literacy Shed – high quality shorts and images to be used as a stimulus for writing opportunities with some ideas of how to use each image/ video.
  • Daily Picture Stimulus – use Pobble for a daily image with a story starter, linked questions and sentence challenges.

Online spellings incl. phonics:

  • Spellblast – spelling resource from LGfL
  • ICT Games – reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities.
  • Phonics Play – free games for EYFS (phase 2 – 4), Y1 (phase 3 – 5) and Y2 (phase 5 – 6).  Free access:  username: march 20    password: home
  • Forest Phonics – work your way through the different sounds.  Listen to the word and then spell it.  Great for practising segmenting.
  • Spelling Frame – engaging spelling games linked to each year groups spellings and an option to print a word list.
  • Vocabulary Ninja – word of the day in weekly bundles.  Two levels: Grasshopper (KS1, years 1 -2) and Shinobi (KS2, years 3-6)
  • Handwriting – please see the year one blog page for a video of how each letter should be formed (handwriting families) and have a go practising your handwriting at home (EYFS and KS1).

Other Subject Resources (aim for 2 or 3 a day)



  • Dance-mat Typing skills this is a great opportunity for children to improve their typing skills.
  • Typing Club – learn to touchtype!
  • Code Club self-led coding projects using Scratch or HTML/CSS projects.
  • Scratch – free platform to code animations and simple games and play other user’s games they’ve created.  Aimed at KS2. *Please not there is a comments feature on this website so please monitor your child’s access.  For KS1 we recommend Scratch Junior which is a free app on ipads and tablets (but not PC’s yet). You can view these free tutorials and activities to get you started.

Geography, History, R.E and Spanish

  • National Geographic Kids – games, competitions and interesting fact files.
  • Virtual Field Trips a blog post with lots of ideas for virtual field trips
  • Google Earth – see your world in 3D
  • Create Maps –  create maps for your local area or another area of interest or a route. Aimed at KS2.
  • Sporcle – a trivia game to build up your ability to name all the countries of the world! Aimed at KS2.
  • BBC KS1 Resources – very useful for history and R.E resources but there are resources for all the subjects here.
  • KS2 Resources – very useful for history and R.E resources but there are resources for all the subjects here.
  • Duolingo – free language app that support learning a language for 10 minutes a day.

Please see the KO for your year group.  See the bottom of the page for resource links specific to each topic.

Y1 – Then and Now KO    

Y2 – Suffragettes KO    

Y3 – The Shang Dynasty KO

Y4 – Anglo Saxons KO

Y5 – Biomes KO

Y6 – Amazing Americas KO

Creative and General Activity Resources

Keeping active (aim for 1 or 2 sessions a day)

Staying active has been scientifically proven to benefit your mood and overall well being, thanks to the ‘happy hormone’ endorphins you release when you get your heart-rate up. While you may not be able to stick to your usual physical activities you can create a new routine at home which includes alternative ways to keep active. Please see the links below for different ideas to keep active within your day.

Online Safety

  • ThinkuKnow – a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children.
  • BBC Own It!– Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.

Topic-related resources (spring term)

Y1 Then and Now

Y2 The Suffragettes

Y3 The Shang Dynasty

Y4 Anglo Saxons

Y5 Biomes

Y6 Amazing Americas

There are also a number of free activity packs/generally useful website for all subjects that you can download/use online:

*Individual log ins for Bug Club, Numbots and Times Table Rockstars

username: first name and year group, e.g.  michael3  for year 3 (all lowercase) 

password: ashmead (all lowercase)

school code: xaqj

*please note: Reception children will have no number after their name.  For multiple first names  usernames will be  first name and the first letter of their surname, e.g. johnb1 for John Birch in year 1.  If your child has a hyphenated name their username does not have a hypen.

Y4, Y5 and Y6 have their own log in for Times Table Rockstars already issues.


This is the letter that went out to parents regarding these resources:

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