Home Learning

Here are some links to interactive websites and supported learning activities that you can use to help with your child's learning at home.  You can also go to our google classroom where work will be set for each week by your child's teacher.  If you have any problems accessing this, please email your child's teacher or lodersoffice@acornacademy.org and we will be able to provide you with paper versions of the work.

Online Safety

We are all spending more time online than usual.  Please find below some very useful online safety activities for you and your children.

Thinkuknow online learning packs for ages 4-11

Chatting online safety advice for parents

Mental health And Wellbeing Resources And Support

Are you being driven mad by home learning yet?  Feeling stressed and anxious?  See the document below for sources of help and support whilst you isolate at home.

Get help with food, money, housing or anything else that is making you struggle

Get support for dealing COVID-19, isolation and education at home from the NSPCC

Get involved and help the community

Support and advice when isolating

A story book for children about being a hero who fights COVID-19

Please Find A Wealth Of Home Learning Links And Resources Below

These are by far the best lists of resources for adults and children that I have found yet:

BBC Bitesize Daily

Oak National Academy (online lessons for the whole country)

Activities and resources for online learning from Dorset Council

Chatter Pack  - Resources For Primary children and SEND

Government home learning resources

Nursery and EYFS Resources

Reception Resources

Chesil Resources

KS2 Resources

The following authors have various things set up:

SF Said - Twitter Q&A's

Ed Vere - 'learn to draw'

Benji Davies - reading his book aloud

Piers Torday - reading his book aloud

Cressida Cowell - reading her books aloud

Alex T Smith - daily story starters

Eva Eland - free resources for her books

Joanne Limburg - a poem a day

Marcus Sedgwick - reading his book aloud

David Roberts - draw together

Michael Rosen - YouTube channel performing his poems and more

Rob Biddulph - draw along

Sarah McIntyre - draw alongs

Frank Cottrell-Boyce - read aloud

Chris Haughton - reading aloud

Matt Goodfellow - sharing his poems

A.F. Harrold - kids' poetry podcast

Oliver Jeffers - stay at home storytime

Tom McLaughlin - Learn to draw

Chitra Soundar - a new stay at home story, read aloud

Ken Wilson-Max - reading aloud

James Mayhew - telling and illustrating traditional tales

Toppsta - Daily Author/Illustrator online event timetables

J K Rowling - Harry Potter at Home

Century are offering free access to English, maths and science resources using the following login codes: Year 3 - 54W9BV / Year 4 - 54W8Z7 / Year 5 - 54WA83 / Year 6 - 54WAK3

Scouts Indoor Ideas - all sorts of fun ideas that can be done indoors with relatively few resources.

Arts and Culture - virtual tours of many different art galleries and museums. If you want specific links around this theme, try this: Walkthrough Tours for Kids.

Many of the other websites linked below, such as Crickweb, Brainpop and ICT Games also contain online games across other subject areas if you browse further. Other websites provide quizzes online to support learning, such as KS2 Quizzes and KS1 Quizzes.

 

Reception - Year R

KS1 - Years 1&2

KS2 - Years 3-6

Maths

White Rose - online daily maths lessons

NCETM - advice and ideas for parents

I See Maths - maths lesson videos

Khan - instructional maths videos

CBeebies - games, activities and video clips

IXL - interactive maths questions

ICT Games - free online games 

Crickweb - free online games

TopMarks - free online games

White Rose - online daily maths lessons

NCETM - advice and ideas for parents

I See Maths - maths lesson videos

Khan - instructional maths videos

BBC Bitesize KS1 Maths - games, activities and video clips

STEM - links to resource packs for all areas of maths

IXL - interactive maths questions

ICT Games - free online games

TopMarks - free online games

Mathsframe - free online games

Mathsphere - maths puzzles and games

Doodle Maths - free trial for personalised learning package

Third Space Learning - home learning advice and links

White Rose - online daily maths lessons

NCETM - advice and ideas for parents

I See Maths - maths lesson videos

Khan - instructional maths videos

BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths - games, activities and video clips

Nrich - excellent maths challenges

STEM - links to resource packs for all areas of maths

IXL - interactive maths questions

ICT Games - free online games

TopMarks - free online games

Mathsframe - free online games

Mathsphere - maths puzzles and games

Doodle Maths - free trial for personalised learning package

Third Space Learning - home learning advice and links

TTRockstars - times tables (email your teacher  if you need help with your login)

Numbots - maths games accessed via your TTRockstars login

English

CBeebies - bedtime stories (with linked comprehension questions here)

Literacy Trust - various literacy activities

Love Reading - lots of reading ideas

Book Trust - reading ideas

Phonics Play  - phonics games and activities

Username: march20 / Password: home

 - including decodable Comics

Oxford Owl - e-books and phonics

Home Activities - at-home literacy activities

ICT Games - free online games (including phonics)

Phonics Bloom - phonics games

British Library - videos linked to Gruffalo etc 

CBeebies - bedtime stories (with linked comprehension questions here)

Literacy Trust - various literacy activities

Love Reading - lots of reading ideas

Book Trust - reading ideas

Toppsta - ideas using books

BBC Teach - clips and interactive lessons

Phonics Play  - phonics games and activities

Username: march20 / Password: home

 - including decodable Comics

Oxford Owl - e-books and phonics

World Books - free electronic books to read

Reading Realm - reading activities

Literacy Shed - animation with linked literacy ideas

Film Education - ideas based around films

Home Activities - at-home literacy activities

Hopscotch - reading comprehension

ICT Games - free online games (including phonics)

Phonics Bloom - phonics games

British Library - videos linked to Gruffalo etc

Make your own book (instructions here) and fill it with writing - make one for a younger subing or send to a friend

Premier League - wrirting competition

Literacy Trust - various literacy activities

Love Reading - lots of reading ideas

Book Trust - reading ideas

Toppsta - ideas using books

Writing POW - daily writing lessons on Youtube

BBC Teach - clips and interactive lessons

BBC Bitesize - games, activities and clips

Pobble - ideas based on a daily picture

Literacy Shed - themed animation with activities

Film Education - ideas based around films

Oxford Owl - e-books levelled by age

World Books - free electronic books to read

Home Activities - at-home literacy activities

Hopscotch - reading comprehension

A few links from the British Library:

Character / Poetry / Miniatures / Comic / Hero 

Computing and E-safety 

Safer Internet - various activities

Childnet - online safety story

Vodafone Goldilocks - digital safety tale 

Esafety - video-based esafety lesson 

BBC Bitesize - computing clips and activities

BBC Dancemat - learn to type

Safer Internet - various activities

Childnet - online safety activities

Vodafone Goldilocks - digital safety tale

Esafety - video-based esafety lesson 

Scratch - learn to code

BBC Bitesize - computing clips and activities

BBC Dancemat - learn to type

Safer Internet - various activities

Childnet - online safety activities

Esafety - video-based esafety lessons

Music

Singup - singing

BBC Bitesize - music clips

Fischy Music - weekly assmblies with songs

Singup - singing

BBC Bitesize - music clips

Fischy Music - weekly assmblies with songs

Singup - singing

BBC Bitesize - music clips and activities  

Fischy Music - weekly assmblies with songs

The Shows Must Go On - full musical theatre performances every Friday

R.E. and Worship

Messy Church - fun family activities

Fischy Music - weekly assmblies with songs

Diddy Disciples/ - daily bedtime prayers

NATRE - RE association activities

Messy Church - fun family activities

Fischy Music - weekly assmblies with songs

Worshiping with Children

Diddy Disciples/ - daily bedtime prayers

NATRE - RE association activities

Messy Church - fun family activities

Fischy Music - weekly assmblies with songs

Worshiping with Children

Diddy Disciples/ - daily bedtime prayers

Science

STEM - home learning activities for science, technology and engineering

Science Week

Dyson

Crickweb

BBC Bitesize

PSTT

Discoverers

CREST - easy, low-cost science challenges to earn awards

STEM - home learning activities for science, technology and engineering

Science Week

Nature Detectives

Dyson

Crickweb

BBC Bitesize

CREST - easy, low-cost science challenges to earn awards

STEM - home learning activities for science, technology and engineering

Science Week

NASA

Dyson

BBC Bitesize

Geography

TopMarks

CBeebies

BBC Bitesize

Geography

3D Geography

BBC Bitesize

Geography

Pod

YPTE

NatGeo Kids

3D Geography

BBC Bitesize

RGS

Pod

YPTE

Cooking

Family Fun Cooking - recipe ideas

BBC Food

Family Fun Cooking - recipe ideas

BBC Food - Cook

BBC Food - No Cook

Family Fun Cooking - recipe ideas

BBC Food - Cook

BBC Food - No Cook

PE

Body Coach - daily PE

Go Noodle

Wake Shake - free dance tutorials

BBC Workouts

Body Coach - daily PE

Go Noodle

Wake Shake - free dance tutorials

BBC Workouts

Primary Resources

Schoolsnet

Body Coach - daily PE

Go Noodle

Wake Shake - free dance tutorials

Primary Resources

Art

Red Ted

Imagination Tree

Artful Parent

Tate Kids

Draw with Rob - draw along videos

Art Craft

Crafty Classroom

Red Ted

Imagination Tree

Artful Parent

Tate Kids

Draw with Rob - draw along videos

Picasso

National Gallery

Art Craft

Crafty Classroom

Red Ted

Imagination Tree

Artful Parent

Tate Kids

Draw with Rob - draw along videos

Picasso

National Gallery

Quizzes

TopMarks

History

 

BBC Schools

History

Coxhoe

BBC Schools

History

Coxhoe

NHM

SEND

Chatterpack - huge list of free to access SEND resources and sites

Cricksoft

Reader Pen

SEND Information Directory

Chatterpack - huge list of free to access SEND resources and sites

Cricksoft

Reader Pen

SEND Information Directory

Chatterpack - huge list of free to access SEN resources and sites

Cricksoft

Reader Pen

SEND Information Directory

French

 

BBC Bitesize - games, activities and video clips

Crickweb - free online games

Digital Dialects - free online games

BBC Bitesize - games, activities and video clips

Crickweb - free online games

Digital Dialects - free online games

PSHE

Heartsmart - mental wellbeing with Boris the robot 

Heartsmart - mental wellbeing with Boris the robot 

Primary Resources - activity ideas and resources

Teaching Ideas - activity ideas and resources

Premier League - activity ideas and resources

Heartsmart - mental wellbeing with Boris the robot 

Primary Resources - activity ideas and resources

Teaching Ideas - activity ideas and resources

Premier League - activity ideas and resources

Announcement

We are now closed except for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children.  Please see our home learning page for resources.

Tribal Kingdom day at Hooke Court

07 Nov 2019

Year 4 became 2 different tribes today, with their friends from the other MAT schools.  They created tribal face art, built shelters and created secret trails with codes.  But the question i...

Year 4 at Hooke Court

06 Nov 2019

We have had a great first day at Hooke Court with Year 4 and as this is being written all children are asleep! Click here to see some more pictures from day 1

Service of Thanksgiving

14 Oct 2019

Pupils, teachers and parents past and present gathered in the church to celebrate 150 years of our school

Loders celebrates 150 years

14 Oct 2019

We celebrated 150 years of the school on this site by dressing up as Victorian children and learning about life in Victorian times.

Crealy Animal Visit

25 Apr 2019

We enjoyed a visit from some exotic animals this week from Crealy. The children were able to handle a stick insect, a millipede, ferrets and a milk snake.

Xtreme Falconry Display

04 Apr 2019

Thanks to the PTFA, we enjoyed a display from Xtreme falconry to end the term. This linked in with some of our science work about habitats and animal adaptations.

National Science Week

11 Mar 2019

This morning the children have worked across the school in house teams for the start of National Science Week. Each teacher led a different activity but all were focused on the skill of prediction.

Year 3/4 Dance Festival

08 Mar 2019

Monmouth pupils took part in the annual Dance Festival organised by Colfox students at Freshwater on Friday. The theme was 'Environment' and our dance was based around and undersea theme to raise awar...

School Library now open

31 Jan 2019

We are delighted to finally have a proper school library. Thanks to some of the Year 6 boys who have been busy sorting all the books, it is steadily becoming more organised and Mr Walsh has some great...

Well done Evelyn!

25 Jan 2019

Evelyn was awarded a medal at our Achievers' Assembly this week for coming 2nd at the recent area cross-country race at Sir John Colfox School. Mrs David came i  to present her with her award and...

New books donated

24 Jan 2019

We were delighted to receive a grant from 'Speaking Volumes' towards new Christian books for our classrooms and library. Mustard Seed bookshop in Sidmouth delivered £250 of brand new books which...

What is Christmas all about?

17 Dec 2018

On Friday we held an RE day based on 'Understanding Christianity' around the theme of "Incarnation" - God coming to earth as a human baby. All classes looked at different aspects of the Christmas stor...

Fire Service

10 Dec 2018

Eype class earned a bronze certificate from the Fire Service for learning to stay fire safe. Children found out that smoke alarms at home whould be tested every week ('Test it' Tuesday) and every bhou...

First Aid Training

04 Dec 2018

Thanks to the PTFA, all children at the school undertook basic First Aid training today. This included what to do in an emergency situation, calling 999 and responding to a casualty who has stopped br...

Celebrating Christingle

03 Dec 2018

Eype Class celebrated 50 years of Christingles by making their own and then lighting a candle and saying a prayer. Lord Jesus, I stretch out my hands and receive this gift,and I hold it tight because...

Feeding the birds

19 Nov 2018

With winter on the way, biodiversity club have been thinking about the birds. This week they made bird feeders with natural resources such as pine cones, apples, sticks, seeds and lard. 

Acorn MAT Tag Rugby

13 Nov 2018

A team of Year 5 and 6 pupils joined others from within the Acorn MAT this week to compete in a tag rugby tournament. It was the first chance we'd had to show off our 'new' sports kit. Remember you ca...

Preparing for Spring

12 Nov 2018

Bio Club have been busy once again, this time getting ready for Spring by planting out some daffoldil bulbs in the borders around some of our trees. They also took advantage of some large geraniums le...

Maths Masterclass

18 Oct 2018

Three children from Loders took part in the latest maths masterclass as part of our ongoing enrichment programme across the Acorn MAT. See our Maths page under Curriculum for more information.

Wacky Hair Day

15 Oct 2018

We managed to raise an incredible £85 for Weldmar Hospicecare today with our Wacky Hair Day. Tiana and Jamie's granddad is currently being cared for by Weldmar and, as ever, our caring school co...

Bug Hotel

12 Oct 2018

The children from this week's biodiversity club did an excellent job refurbishing our bug hotel. Hopefully we will see the hotel thriving with all sorts of wild visitors soon!

Play Leaders

11 Oct 2018

Mrs McGrath has worked with some new play leaders this week to relaunch our playground buddies scheme. We've provided new bibs and caps to make them more visible to the other children and they're acti...

Mountains in Monmouth

04 Oct 2018

Monmouth Class tried some experiments this afternoon to find out how different types of mountains are formed. From fold mountains to volcanoes, plateau mountains to dome mountains... ask someone in Ye...

River Asker project

04 Oct 2018

Cogden thoroughly enjoyed their river-themed day today with river expert Ian and master storyteller Martin. Ian has been working with villagers over the past few months to monitor some of the loc...

Eype busy baking

03 Oct 2018

The school was filled with the delicious smell of baking today as Eype class got busy with some baking.

BSO Live Stream

23 May 2018

All of Key Stage 2 enjoyed a wonderful concert by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra today via a live stream weblink.  After some initial technical issues, everything ran smoothly and everybody...

Memories of the war

17 May 2018

Monmouth class were able to find out what it was like to grow up in World War 2 today when Mrs Higgins (Mrs Malyon's mum) visited the class. She shared lots of interesting stories and was accompanied...

Soup, glorious soup!

16 May 2018

Eype class chopped up some carrots, potatoes and squash today to make thir own soup. It was so tasty that some children even came back for a second bowl! Take a look and see what you think... {! gall...

The work of an architect

11 May 2018

Chesil class visited local bridges as part of their topic investigating architecture. Inspired by their vsisit from Seb's dad who is an architect and has designed bridges around the world, Chesil clas...

Springtime lamb

10 May 2018

Eype class enjoyed meeting a lamb brought in by Joseph's mum. At just five weeks old, this lamb is orphaned and has had to be bottle-fed which the children were happy to assist with.  

Entering Narnia

01 May 2018

Monmouth class have been entering Narnia through the wardrobe to enjoy their new class book 'the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. The children have enjoyed sitting on the snow to listen as the excit...

A trip to the woods

20 Mar 2018

In search of inspiration for a writing task, Chesil class visited the woods in Loders on Tuesday. In her recount Evelyn wrote: On the way there we saw the pigs, then we crossed the slippery...

Loders in the snow!

02 Mar 2018

Thankfullly this doesn't happen too often but when it does, it makes a lovely picture. Here is a photo of the school taken on Friday 2nd March when we were closed. 

Welly Walk to Wellplot

27 Feb 2018

On Tuesday, Ms Morgan and Miss Hill braved the cold to take Eype class for a welly walk to Wellplot. It was the first time out and about for 3 of our newer Nursery children. Here are some photos...

Bridport's war on plastic begins here

20 Feb 2018

Children from Loders Primary School work with local sculptor Peter Margerum to make art with a message: "Save our seas from plastic pollution" The one-day session, paid for jointly by the school...

Tractor Visit

02 Feb 2018

As part of their topic ‘On the Farm’, Eype class were delighted when one of the parents drove into the school playground in the biggest tractor most of us had ever seen!  With its bac...

The Big Write 2018

29 Jan 2018

Literary talent was on show again last week when the whole school took part in this term’s Big Write. This time pupils were asked to write on the subject of the mysterious well and tunnel that h...

Welcome Back and a Happy 2018

02 Jan 2018

School will reopen again on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 at the usual time.  May all the staff at Loders Primary take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy New Year.

The Annual Panto Trip

15 Dec 2017

by Lexi, Monmouth Class On Tuesday 12th of December we went to watch the pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in Weymouth. We went on a coach to get there. When we got there, we put our bags on t...

The Christmas Dinner

15 Dec 2017

By Haze, Monmouth Class On Wednesday the 13th of December 2017 we all went to the Christmas dinner, which was amazing! I liked all of it but my favourite bit was pulling the Christmas crackers. We al...

The Christmas Play

15 Dec 2017

By Tristan, Monmouth Class On the 13th of December we performed a Christmas play in Loders church. I was in it and I was a shepherd in the play. My mum and dad saw me on stage. We performed it twice...

Water, Wells and What’s This?

13 Dec 2017

We recently rediscovered the well in the playground. Built sometime in the 19th century, we assume, the well existed before the school was built in the late 1860s, on the site of a farm and farm build...

Washingpool Farm – 20th June 2017

18 Jul 2017

The Seals had lovely a day out on Tuesday 20th to Washingpool Farm. Here’s 6 year old Evelyn’s account of the day: “On Tuesday we all went to Washingpool Farm. When the coach was ar...

May Fair – Saturday 13th May 2017

18 Jul 2017

The weather was fantastic for the annual May Fair this year. As usual, the children impressed the large audience with their Maypole dancing, and May Queen, Lucy R and May King, Owen S both gave brilli...

Year 6 Leavers Event at Salisbury Cathedral

18 Jul 2017

On Tuesday 20th June our year six children travelled with Burton Bradstock Primary School and Thorners Primary School to Salisbury Cathedral for a diocese year six leavers service. In the morning the...