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Home Learning - Summer 2


Welcome back to the final term of this academic year. We all hope you had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sunshine we have been blessed with last week. Below are the home learning challenges for each year group for Summer 2 and we will continue to add to Purple Mash from Monday 1st June. We cannot wait to see how you get on with this terms challenges. 

As we have said before we have 'Picture News' assemblies in school and they have produced this lovely resource with some great questions to help you and your family to reflect on as some lockdown restrictions change over the coming weeks. Have a look and feel free to share any ideas with us. 




Happy Half Term Berry Brow 


Thank you for your continued support during these difficult times. We have seen so much fabulous home learning! It is time for you to have a break now for half term. Here is a message from us all below. Keep coming back to this page and check your emails after the half term break to find out about our next terms home learning challenges. 


Summer Term Learning at Berry Brow


We hope you all had a lovely Easter at home and have spent some time with family and keeping safe most importantly. We hope you have all had lots of times to rest and now your ready for some new learning challenges.


We will continue as we were before the holidays but with our new topics! Butterflies will be learning all about Transport based around there new book 'The Train Ride'. Bees will be learning all about 'Pirates' and looking at lots of different stories. Year 1's topic will be 'It's Alive, grow it, cook it, eat it' and they will be doing a lot of Science. Year 2's topic will be the 'Huddersfield Jigsaw' looking at our community and there story will be 'Noah's Ark'. 


As before the holidays teachers will add to 'Purple Mash' each day and we will look at your children's work and leave them comments. 


Purple Mash have created a YouTube video for parents - Purple Mash Parent Video (Click the darker writing to be taken to it), this may help you when exploring the website. 


EYFS children (Bees and Butterflies) you can also now use the Evidence Me app to send work in to the teachers as well. 


Below attached are all this half terms 'Learning from home' documents for each year group. Remember to check class blog pages for other regular updates and challenges.


These 'Learning from Home' sheets will be emailed out on Monday 20th April 2020. 


If you have a questions or concerns please email 


Have fun!  


Picture News Virtual Assembly - 11th May

This is "Picture News Virtual Assembly - 11th May" by Picture News on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Some fun activities from Huddersfield Foundation who support school in lots of ways. Have a look, it looks lots of fun!

Picture News Virtual Assembly - 20th April

This is "Picture News Virtual Assembly - 20th April" by Katie Harrison on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Every Monday we normally have a 'Picture News' assembly. We have been provided with some online assemblies for you to join in with at home. We will try and add them each week for you to enjoy.

Happy Easter from Berry Brow ...


Here is information that you should have received about email for learning over the Ester Holidays. Check back on Monday 20th April to find out about our learning adventures for the Summer term. Have a lovely Easter and stay safe! 


Top tips for home learning!


Be realistic about what you can do


  • You're not expected to become teachers and your children aren't expected to learn as they do in school. Simply providing your children with some structure at home will help them to adapt. Use the tips below to help you make this work for your household
  • Experiment in the first week, then take stock. What's working and what isn't? Ask your children, involve them too
  • Share the load if there are 2 parents at home. Split the day into 2-3 hour slots and take turns so you can do your own work 
  • Take care of your own health and wellbeing. This will be new for your entire household, so give it time to settle. Take a look at the links at the end of this factsheet for some advice on mental health and wellbeing



 Keep to a timetable wherever possible 


  • Create and stick to a routine if you can. This is what children are used to. For example, eat breakfast at the same time and make sure they're dressed before starting the ‘school’ day – avoid staying in pyjamas!
  • Involve your children in setting the timetable where possible. It’s a great opportunity for them to manage their own time better and it’ll give them ownership 
  • Check in with your children and try to keep to the timetable, but be flexible. If a task/activity is going well or they want more time, let it extend where possible
  • If you have more than 1 child at home, consider combining their timetables. For example, they might exercise and do maths together – see what works for your household
  • Designate a working space if possible, and at the end of the day have a clear cut-off to signal school time is over 
  • Stick the timetable up on the wall so everyone knows what they should be doing when, and tick activities off throughout the day
  • Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, to separate school life and home life



 Make time for exercise and breaks throughout the day 


  • Start each morning with a PE lesson at 9am with Joe Wicks
  • If you have a garden, use it regularly. If you don’t, try to get out once a day as permitted by the government (households can be together outdoors but 2 metres apart from others) 
  • Get your children to write in a diary what they did each day – this can be a clear sign that the ‘school’ day has ended

Other activities to keep children engaged throughout the day


Where you have more freedom in the timetable, make time for other activities


  • Add some creative time or watch a dance video from Go Noodle to get the heart-rate going
  • Get your children to write postcards to their grandparents or to pen pals
  • Ask grandparents to listen to your children read on FaceTime (or ask grandparents to read to younger children)
  • Give them chores to do so they feel more responsible about the daily routine at home
  • Ask them to help you cook and bake 
  • Accept that they'll probably watch more TV/spend time on their phone – that's ok but you might want to set/agree some screen time limits



Examples of home-learning timetables

  • Horniman Primary School in Lewisham created this timetable for its parents
  • Five Minute Mum has a timetable including lots of activities for younger children



If you need to contact school please email us on



See guidance on supporting your mental health and that of your children:

Coronavirus and your wellbeing – 

Supporting young people’s mental health during this period – Anna Freud Centre






A guide to Covid-19 for children



Welcome to our Home Learning Zone. 

This is where we will suggest websites for you and your child to access that will help you continue learning at home!





  • Kirklees libraries have some fantastic, free online resources!










  • Support for everyone’s well-being 



  • Free Digital Cooking Classes for children every week day! 



  • Free virtual school trips around the world! 




  • Have a look at these live animal webcams at Edinburgh Zoo. What can you find out about the different animals?



  • Lots of maths games to keep busy! 


  • Can you complete your year groups maths lessons?



  • Get fit each day with PE lessons with Joe Wicks! 


  • If your grown up uses facebook you can access free online dance classes from Oti Mabuse every morning at 11.30am. Just search 'Oti Mabuse' in the facebook search bar.



  • Do you want to learn how to use British sign language? Click below for a live lesson on youtube. Every afternoon at 1pm.


  • Join in with Disco Dough every morning live on youtube at 9.30 every morning. All you need is some play dough