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Archived Resources to support children working from home 2019-2020

We will be updating this section of the website while the current school attendance restrictions are in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please check here regularly to access audible books, online activities and more.

Summer holiday Projects

The Oak National Academy have produced some lovely videos where special guests have been invited to talk about something they are passionate about. We think that these are really inspirational and wanted to share them with you.

Each week, we will post a new video with some questions and things for you to think about or do. We would love you to create a piece of project work on at least one (some or all!) of the videos to bring into school in September. We can then share these with our friends in school and bring inspiration to them.

We hope that the videos inspire you to be creative, that you enjoy sharing them with your family and can’t wait to see them in September.

KS2 Speaking Competition

Our former Headteacher, Mr Fox, will be continuing his yearly competition to encourage good speaking and presentation skills. The competition will be open to Years 3 to 6.


Any children who would like to take part will need to prepare, for homework, a 3-minute presentation on a subject of their choice - something that interests them - a hobby, sport, a current affairs theme, etc. They will not be allowed to have notes, but bullet points may be used as prompts on small cards and / or an object could be used.


Each presentation will be judged on the entrants ability to convey meaning and enthusiasm.


Children learning at home can send a video of their presentation to the following email address: between 29th June and 7th July.


Children in school will show the teachers by Weds 8th July.


Once all of the presentations have been watched, one finalist from each class will be chosen to present their talk to Mr Fox and Ms Pendrey on Tuesday 14th July. They will watch the video OR listen to the child in school.


They will then decide on ONE winner from each year group who will receive a £60 gift voucher.


Prizes will be awarded in school on Wednesday 15th July or delivered to your home.


Mr Oldershaw explains the competition in the video below:

A message from the Choir

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Some of our choir members were available to participate in a very special song - True Colours. We hope that you enjoy their rendition and thank you to Miss Jones for arranging, filming and producing the video of the performances.

PE and Fitness with Mr Withers


For the last few weeks of term, our very own Mr Withers will be posting regular fitness videos in this location. They are suitable for all ages (including parents). 

We hope you can utilise them from home and from school.


Good luck with PE Video 1!


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Mr Oldershaw decided to try out making the rice dish provided with the school dinner packs...

Thank you!

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A little thank you video from all of us to all of you.

Bug Club Competition 22.6.20


In order to help your child keep reading at home, we are promoting the resource called 'Bug Club'. It is part of Activelearnprimary and contains a range of e-books for your child to read. The class teachers have allocated the books at your child's level and each book contains 'bugs' linked to activities and comprehension tasks. 


Every child that accesses Bug Club and completes their book activities, will be entered into a prize draw each Friday and could win a special book prize. Winners will be shared on Year Group Blogs and Google Classroom. 


For this week only, we are offering a special class reward to the class which has the highest number of children accessing and completing a book. There will be a special prize for those children in the winning class who accessed Bug Club this week. 


Good luck everyone and keep reading!

Bug Club Guidance

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26 Second Challenge

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Can you complete the challenge? Can you complete a sporting challenge in 26 seconds? Enjoy the video of some of the children who are still attending school completing the 26 second challenge.

If you complete a sporting challenge please ask a parent or carer to let us know via an email into the school office (photo's or a short video can also be attached):

Read a book, Share a book

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We all enjoy reading here at Roding Primary so we decided to share a book....

First News

First News will be sending us our editions of the newspaper as PDF's while schools are closed. Each copy received will be saved here:

Video Guides for Google Classroom

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Help to access Google Classroom

view comments (3).mp4

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Making and viewing comments.

BBC Bitesize

The BBC have introduced three new daily lessons on their Bitesize website for children across all age ranges. Please have a look Bitesize daily.

NHS Learning Project


Dear Children,


We have been asked lots of questions about The NHS (National Health Service).


The NHS learning project posted here may give you some ideas on how to find out more about it, how YOU can help and save lives and, at the same time, you can develop your skills and knowledge.

We hope you find it interesting and motivational.


Good luck.

A Geography Challenge from Mr Oldershaw

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If your parents agree, watch this youtube clip to help you with the task:

Story Time with Mr Oldershaw

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We hope you enjoy The Wonky Donkey read by Mr Oldershaw - Part 1.

Story time with Mr Oldershaw Cont.

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The Wonky Donkey = Part 2

Video from Mr Oldershaw

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Connecting to the internet via a games console

We recognise that not everyone has a laptop, chromebook or tablet at home to access these resources. But did you know that you can access and browse the internet on a PS4 or XBox? We have produced these 'how to...' documents to help your child  access the school website and the resources here and in the year group blogs using XBox or PS4.

Maths Factor

The Maths Factor is a website set up by maths whizz Carol Vorderman. Following the Government’s decision to implement widespread school closures across the UK to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) they have made it FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home. Use the link below to visit the website:

The Cosmic Shambles Network

The Cosmic Shamble Network brings together the world's leading scientists, comedians, writers and performers to create entertaining content fuelled by curiosity. They have set up the 'Stay at home festival' where they will be live streaming pretty much every day, sometimes twice a day, some of their top podcasts like Book Shambles and Science Shambles. They will also present mixed bill comedy nights and conversations for adults (please check schedule on the website) all without anyone leaving their home. 

All the shows, for now, will be live only (with some available On Demand for later viewing) and free to watch.

Home Economics with Theo Michaels

Theo Michaerls will host a live cookalong on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4pm GMT on instagram. Follow theocooks on instagram; ingredients are posted the day before.

Mylene's Music Klass

Classic FM presenter, singer and pianist Myleene Klass has started teaching online music lessons from home.

Also featuring her talented daughters Ava and Hero – who both started playing instruments when they were four – Myleene’s ‘Music Klass’ is taught via Live Instagram Stories and YouTube, and it’s bringing music to people stuck at home in the most amazing way. She is teaching music without instruments to appeal to people who may not have their own instruments.

Elevenses with David Walliams

The popular entertainer and children's author David Walliams will be reading a story each day at 11am. The story will be available for you to listen to throughout the day.

If you miss the live feeds, don't worry - the zoo has lots of recorded animal antics on their youtube site. Investigate your favourite animals - create an animal encyclopedia, fact sheet, advert or poster for the zoo; draw or paint our favourite animals; or just enjoy and talk about the animals you see and how they behave.

Phil the Storyteller

Phil the Storyteller has often visited the school to tell our children fantastic stories and to work with them developing their own stories. Enjoy his storytelling on his Youtube page (The Story Emporium); follow the link below.


For as long as schools are closed, Audible is open. Audible is making it's children's stories free during this time of school closures and isolation.

Children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them to continue dreaming, learning, and just enjoy listening to a story.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.
It's that easy.


Pobble 365

Starting with a weird, wonderful and/or thought provoking image, you and your children will be inspired to write creatively. There are 365 images to choose from leaving no chance for boredom! 
If the image itself doesn’t spark a thousand ideas, simply scroll down and use the activities provided to get you going. Use them as they are or as a starting point for something even bigger.
Begin with a discussion, answering the questions; improve the ‘sick’ sentences that are given — a quick, simple and fun way to cover that grammar, punctuation or spelling; attack the sentence challenge and to finish with, create a story using the story starter provided.


Here you will find lots of information for parents about phonics including: what exactly phonics is, how it is taught in UK schools and suggestions for helping pre-schoolers prepare for learning phonics. You will also find lots of games and ideas to explore with children at home.

PE Lessons at Home

Joe Wicks (the Body Coach) has recorded daily fitness lessons that all ages to join in with. These are streamed at 9am every week day on his Youtube channel.

Accelerated Reader (AR)

Following the recent school closures, Renaissance Place, the company who runs AR, is committed to help keep UK & Ireland reading. They’ve provided step-by-step guides on how to access Accelerated Reader from home (via AR Home Connect), and ensure every child can continue their reading journey. You can even check the AR levels of the books you have at home via AR Bookfinder UK to keep you taking AR tests.

Think U Know

Think U know is an organisation that supports online safety. The following link provides information to parents on keeping children safe online while they are working from home.