Westbrook Lane
Horsforth
Leeds
LS18 5AH

01132587913

info@westbrooklane.leeds.sch.uk

Westbrook Lane Primary School

Home Learning Links

April 2020 - please click here to see our most recent home learning update.

To support you at home during the period of school closure we have a range of resources for you to explore with your child.

This page has a range of resources which cover a variety of curriculum areas. 

This includes a home learning project based on Horsforth past and present. We understand for this that some of the ideas may be difficult to obtain at the moment based on the latest advice from the government related to Covid-19 so please consider this.

For specific resources related to English, maths, staying active or some recipes for home cooking, please click on the relevant link below. 

 English Home Learning

Maths Home Learning

 Cooking and Nutrition

Keeping Active

If you have any questions about the resources, please contact us at website@westbrooklane.leeds.sch.uk

Horsforth Past and Present Project

We are focusing on sharing our knowledge about our local area, both now and in the past: to celebrate this, we are asking children and their families to work on a homework project over the coming weeks.  

You could research one or more of the following areas: 

  • Jobs - e.g. where do your parents work? What about grandparents? Great-grandparents? 
  • Housing - e.g. what did your street look like 50 years ago? 100 years ago?  
  • Schools - e.g. talk to grandparents or great-grandparents about their experiences  
  • Transport - how has this changed over time, photos etc. 
  • Famous people from Horsforth e.g. sports people, politicians, musicians, actors 
  • Leisure activities - pastimes, sports, entertainment, restaurants, park and play areas 
  • Tourist attractions in Horsforth and the surrounding areas e.g. Golden Acre Park, Harewood House, Ilkley Moor, Brimham rocks, 
  • Significant events in the past e.g. WWI and II, local events such celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee, Royal weddings 
  • Photos of the area and how it has changed  
  • Photos of my family in Horsforth in the past 
  • When my family first arrived in Horsforth - where they came from  

Children can present their homework in any way they choose e.g. drawings, writing, posters, photographs, leaflets, maps, timelines - just make it big, bold and well-presented. 

This website may help you with finding out more about the local area.

https://www.mylearning.org/collections/leeds-curriculum

Classroom Secrets

 Home learning packs are available for each year group via this link

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

 Parents can sign their children up to access a range of interactives on this website via the following link

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/product-category/beta/

These are linked to the English and maths curriculum. 

Muddy Puddle Teacher

Some suggestions and resources for outdoor learning.

https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk/resources/

Children's University of Manchester

A website for KS2 children with access to activities, videos and information about a range of history, science, languages and art. 

https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities

Premier League Primary All Stars

There are a range of resources available via this website. This includes English and maths resources and also access to 'Super Movers' (some tips for staying active around the house)

https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures

 

BBC Bitesize French

The key Stage two children in school have French lessons. BBC Bitesize has some resources for the teaching of French.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z39d7ty 

 

 

James Dyson Foundation

Dyson engineers have designed these STEM challenges specifically for children. You can view some here 

https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.com/resources/challenge-cards.html

or download some challenge cards via the following link.

https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.com/content/dam/pdf/US%20challenge%20cards%20with%20cover.pdf

'Thinkuknow' E-safety Home Learning

Please see the following link for some internet safety home learning packs.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/

You can also find much more on supporting your child to be safe online on our e-safety page which can be accessed here.

Twinkl

Please see the following information from Twinkl.

"We have a number of really helpful guides, designed for parents, for different areas of the curriculum. You can direct parents towards our dedicated Parents’ Hub which contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home. Or, browse this area yourself and hand-pick individual resources to share. 

For parents with children in EYFS, take a look through our EYFS for Parents area to find some really useful guides and activities to share. 

For primary-aged children, take a look at our 5-11 area. Again, this was created with parents in mind so it’s filled with guides and information about what children should be learning in each year group, for each curriculum area." 

The following link has a range of photos which are accompanied by suggested activities and questions for KS1 and KS2.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/imagine/collections

Parents can also sign up to the resources on this website via the following link and using the offer code

CVDTWINKLHELPS

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Twinkl Home Learning Suggestions

The following packs are some suggested activities with links for each year group. 

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Hamilton Trust Home Learning Packs

There are home learning packs available for Years 1 to 6 via the following link. These are for both English and Maths.

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Espresso

 Espresso has resources for all areas of the curriculum and for each year group in school. Teachers and children use this regularly in school and it can be accessed by pupils at home via the following link.

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

Use the login tab at the top of the website

Username: student19254

Password: Westbrook

Children can also access some coding units on this.

Scratch

Scratch is a coding piece of software which children in KS2 access. Children could use the features they have covered in school to develop an animation/game of their choice. 

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Access Art

A website used in school to support teaching and learning in art.

https://www.accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home/

 

Sketchbook Project

Access art have a sketchbook project which can be accessed via the following link. This project is suitable for adults and children.

https://www.accessart.org.uk/sketchbooks-an-online-course-for-children-families-parents-teachers/ 

 

 

100 Things to Do Indoors

Please see the following link for 100 things to do indoors. It's important to look after our mental health at the moment - there are some excellent suggestions of activities to do here.

100 things to do indoors

Charanga

Charanga is an online music platform which teachers access in school. 

It is possible to set up an individual login for your child with year group appropriate resources so please email website@westbrooklane.leeds.sch.uk 

if you would like access.

 

https://www.leedscharanga.co.uk/

 

Art Forms Music Resources For Home Education

ArtForms have compiled a list of third-party online music resources, ideas and activities intended for use by home educators. These are all accessible, fun and engaging and we think that parents and staff will find them useful as they plan their daily activities. The link to these suggested resources is here  

bit.ly/ArtFormsHomeLearning

 

You can also view music lessons for Reception and Year 1 from Sam Mercer, an Artforms staff member who regularly visits school in the following videos.