Learning at Home

Resources to support learning at home in the event of school closure or your child not being able to attend school. Each teacher will also be sharing information (via classdojo) about home learning relevant to their own class and this will also be added to this page.

St Barnabas Home Learning Links 

The document above contains links to numerous websites to support home learning, some of which the school subscribes to. The children have their own logins for these. Please contact the teacher via classdojo or email stbarnabas@york.gov.uk if you need the login.

There are also ideas for learning without screens in this document. We will add to this and update it as needed.

Thes document below also contains numerous websites to support home learning



Helping your child to learn their key number facts (addition and subtraction facts within 10 and times tables for Key Stage 2) will help them to be ready for September. There are also some helpful free booklets below to download that can be used to revise the key areas of maths covered in your child’s current year. See the maths page of our website for more information.

Maths Home Learning Booklets

Times Tables Rockstars – Y2 to Y6 – children have their own personal login for this


Teach your Monster to Read – phonics and reading resources for FS & KS1. Children have their own logins which will be sent home

Oxford Owl – hundreds of free e-books as well as spelling and maths activities

National Geographic Kids – good for research

Kids Know It – good for researching information


CREATIVITY MATTERS: There is increasing understanding that creativity should lie at the heart of the offer we make every child and young person. They don’t simply need to revise their literacy and maths, and get active, they need to read, sing, tell and write stories and poems, draw, paint and dance! Click below for lots of ideas from the York Cultural Education Partnership  Creative Activities from York Cultural Education Partnership



Homework Expectations


We expect all children to read at home for at least 10-15 minutes most days. When they first start to read, children will need to read aloud to an adult. As children become more fluent and independent, they should mainly read to themselves, but read aloud to an adult occasionally.

It is helpful if parents ask their children questions about the book, whatever their stage of reading. Many of the early books have ideas for follow up activities on the inside cover. You could also ask your child to tell you what has happened so far in the book, about the characters, about their favourite parts or interesting facts they have found out.

Number facts

It is important for children to have quick recall of their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts as this will help them with all areas of maths. Counting in ones, twos, tens, fives etc is also important. These basic facts can be practised while doing other activities such as walking to school, in the bath, in the car, cooking, and shopping and through the websites above.


In reception, children will bring home a phoneme (sound) to practice. They should think about words that contain this phoneme.

In Key Stage 1 and 2, children will bring home a weekly list of words to learn. These will follow a certain spelling pattern or will be ‘tricky words’ that don’t follow the rules and just have to be learned. 

Other homework

In addition to the above, Key Stage 2 pupils are set a piece of written homework or some research weekly.




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