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Holly Hill Church School, Birmingham

Home Learning

Home school Information

As children will not be attending school, we have put together some ideas and resources for you to use which will support your child’s learning at home.

Reading - As you are aware, regular practice is so important and reading at least once a day will allow your child to retain the skills that they have developed so far.  Please record your child’s reading in their Reading Diary each day and include details of any other books or materials from home that they have read.

Purple Mash -  Children have been provided with log-in details and their own password.  We will set tasks for the children to complete, linked to the learning objectives for their year group.   Staff have access to this website and will be able to see the work that the children have completed.  Your child’s teacher will regularly be setting new tasks for the children to complete. Purple Mash also has lots of learning resources for all curriculum areas should they wish to explore and complete activities that are of interest to them.   Mini Mash is a part of the website specifically designed for Nursery and Reception children. Click on the ‘mini mash’ logo and you will be directed to this part of the website.

TT  Rock Stars (Year 2 only) -  Children can log-in and practise their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and take part in competitions with other children.

Practical ideas- This is a sheet full of ideas of other activities that you can complete at home, without Internet access.  Children are encouraged to record their learning in the exercise book that they have been given.

Project work – If your child has a particular interest, such as the environment or wild animals, they could research these and present their learning in a variety of ways, such as pictures or painting, a story or writing a fact file. 

 

 

Home Learning Hub

 Purple Mash
Our Purple Mash Page
 
 
 
 

Daily Dance
Keep fit by dancing
 
 
ICT games
Games to use on the
computer
 
 
Letters and Sounds
Phonics activities
and help with
phonics
 
 
Literacy
English activities
 
 
 

 
Phonics Bloom
Phonics resources
and games
 
 
Scratch
Space Simulation for
Year 2
 
 
Services for Education
Links to some
home-learning
websites. The music
ones are
particularly great!
 
 
 

Sing up
Learn how to sing
and keep the spirits
up
 
 
Teach your Monster to read
An app and a website
that is free to help
children read
 
 
 

 
 
 

RE and Worship

30 Day Lego Bible Challenge
Do you love Lego?
Why not try our 30
day Challenge? Be
sure to upload
photos of your
creations to our
Guestbook page!
 
 
Diddy Disciples
Listen to Bible
stories and songs
and join in with the
actions!
 
 
Engage and Worship
Daily Prayer and
Worship Activities
 
 
Get Creative!
Creative Arts
Competition
 
 
Little Worship Company
Lots of songs and
Bible stories to
join in with!
 
 
 

Out of the Ark
Singing at home
 
 
The B Tales
Collective worship
and Bible stories
for children
 
 
 
The School is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. We recommend adult supervision for all links to external sites.
 

News

13th May 2020
Well what can I say, WOW Willow Class!!!!! Every time I open my emails I’m...
 
 
 
11th May 2020
This weeks virtual assembly
 
 
 
10th May 2020
Hello Year Two,    We hope you are all keeping well and are enjoying your...
 
 
 
10th May 2020
Hi everyone I hope you are all well and enjoying the stories I am reading and the...
 
 
 
10th May 2020
Hello Children, It was so lovely to speak with you this week and hear all about the...
 
 
 
10th May 2020
The words in this part of my book as very inspiring.  Learning to look after...
 
 
 
10th May 2020
Hello everyone,  As you know, it is very important to take care of our own well-being.  Here...
 
 
 
10th May 2020
Mindfulness  Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness, the...
 
 
 
10th May 2020
Sometimes we worry about things. Instead of keeping those inside, it is a good idea...
 
 
 
10th May 2020
We are all amazing here at Holly Hill and we are all different and unique. Can you...
 
 
 
10th May 2020
We think so much about how to be kind to others and how our behaviour affects others.  Have...
 
 
 
10th May 2020
Hi Year 1,  I hope you are all safe and well.  I have attached this weeks...
 
 
 
10th May 2020
Hi Everyone,  I have found a really lovely idea and I wanted to share this with...
 
 
 
10th May 2020
I just wanted to share some of the amazing work and pictures I have been receiving.  I...
 
 
 
9th May 2020
Hi, I hope you are keeping safe and well. As we're spending a lot more time at home...
 
 
 
7th May 2020
The engageworship website offers families a range of worship activities that you...
 
 
 
6th May 2020
engageworship.org offer daily prayer and worship activities that you may like to...
 
 
 
5th May 2020
Every time I open my emails I am blown away by all of the wonderful work you are...
 
 
 
5th May 2020
The next two pages to my book have arrived. These pages mention your fears and dreams.  What...
 
 
 
4th May 2020
Here it is boys and girls, the next two pages to my new book.  Now, this part...
 
 
 
4th May 2020
Hi everyone I am adding some extra sheets for you. You can use these as ideas or...
 
 
 
4th May 2020
Have a look at the video - our value of the week collective worship.  Please...
 
 
 
3rd May 2020
Hi everyone,  We hope you are all safe and well.  Here is this week's work...
 
 
 
3rd May 2020
Here you go, the next two pages to my new book.  This part I love as the words...
 
 
 
2nd May 2020
Hello everyone I am uploading the story of Lydia Lou for you to listen to and enjoy,...
 
 
 
2nd May 2020
Follow the link below; it will take you to Chichester Festival Theatre; it is now...
 
 
 
1st May 2020
Hello Year Two! We hope you are all having a great time learning at home. We have...
 
 
 
1st May 2020
Hello Children, It was so lovely to speak with you this week and hear all about the...
 
 
 
 
30th Apr 2020
Follow the link below to a new story to help children... and adults deal with the...
 
 
 
29th Apr 2020
Today I recieved my new favourite book. The boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse...
 
 
 
28th Apr 2020
Hello Cedar Class, How are you getting on with the guess who challenge? I've made...
 
 
 
27th Apr 2020
In a time when our Christian Value of Hope couldn't be more pertinent. Here is something...
 
 
 
24th Apr 2020
During this difficult time, we are still here to support your child and your family...
 
 
 
7th Apr 2020
Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying the sunshine! Easter is one of the most important...
 
 
 
6th Apr 2020
Hello everyone as promised I have been out around the farm to take some more videos...
 
 
 
3rd Apr 2020
Boys and girls, Franky has chosen his favourite book and he wants to share this with...
 
 
 
3rd Apr 2020
You might like to create your own prayer space in your home over the next few weeks....
 
 
 
3rd Apr 2020
Hello everyone, I thought you might like to hear one of your favourite stories, so...
 
 
 
3rd Apr 2020
Many of you have been making beautiful rainbows and displaying them in your windows...
 
 
 
3rd Apr 2020
I know it’s not Christmas but I thought id read one of Willow classes favourite...
 
 
 
3rd Apr 2020
Hello to all of the beautiful children at Hollyhill, I've got a little treat, just...
 
 
 
2nd Apr 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-9DFxU8_lo Follow the link and listen to a story...
 
 
 
2nd Apr 2020
Enjoy another story time with Mrs Guilfoyle.  Get comfortable and I'll begin...
 
 
 
2nd Apr 2020
Physical Challenges Choose to complete 2 different challenges per day and attempt...
 
 
 
2nd Apr 2020
Wow! I am very impressed with all of your hard work Cedar Class. I have been look...
 
 
 
2nd Apr 2020
Dear Maple Class, I'm just writing you a little message to let you all know that...
 
 
 
2nd Apr 2020
Mrs Thurman is back with chapter two!   Enjoy!
 
 
 
1st Apr 2020
Dear parents and carers, As schools worldwide close for now, you might be wondering...
 
 
 
1st Apr 2020
Dear Willow, I just wanted you to know that Miss Tullett is thinking about you all...
 
 
 
 
 
30th Mar 2020
Hello everyone I hope you are ok and enjoying this time at home with your family,...
 
 
 
30th Mar 2020
We have had a great morning! Today we created our own painted rocks. We created some...
 
 
 
30th Mar 2020
Maple class had been enjoying hearing one of my favourite books; Harry Potter and...
 
 
 
29th Mar 2020
Fir class, I miss you all very much! I hope you are all staying safe and washing...
 
 
 
29th Mar 2020
Take a look at the link below and let your imagination run wild.  Join Rod Biddulph...
 
 
 
29th Mar 2020
Why not go on a scavenger hunt....  Just a few ideas to get you started. Have...
 
 
 
27th Mar 2020
https://m.youtube.com/user/StorylineOnline It's always lovely to share stories with...
 
 
 
27th Mar 2020
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-english-collection/zjsghbk The BBC Super...
 
 
 
27th Mar 2020
https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/Learn English Kids has lots of free online...
 
 
 
27th Mar 2020
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html This is a good site offering lots of Early...
 
 
 
27th Mar 2020
ohttp://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html This website has a great selection...
 
 
 
27th Mar 2020
It's Friday, which means it is 'Chip day' but this Friday I can't eat any real chips...
 
 
 
26th Mar 2020
Anybody else missing story time? I am... So I recorded a story for you today. Just...
 
 
 
26th Mar 2020
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uh4dTLJ9q9o One of my favourite short movies. It shows...
 
 
 
26th Mar 2020
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06tmmvz For those of you struggling with Joe’s...
 
 
 
25th Mar 2020
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25th Mar 2020
Have a look at the activities on offer. There’s something for everybody. Science Dance Music Enjoy! 
 
 
 
25th Mar 2020
Check out this website: https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn It has plenty of fun activities...
 
 
 
25th Mar 2020
Amazon's Audible is giving everybody access to free books and audio books. You can...
 
 
 
24th Mar 2020
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24th Mar 2020
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24th Mar 2020
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/  Enjoy listening to stories...
 
 
 
23rd Mar 2020
Here is a cute story about the Coronavirus to help explain it to young children
 
 
 
19th Mar 2020
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