Coronavirus School Closure Home Learning

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To find out what our online / remote learning provision was during the third lockdown, please click on the following links:

Remote Online Learning Provision During COVID19 Lockdown 3

Online Learning Review Document

Closing the Gap Plan Funding

DSAT Virtual Learning Strategy

DSAT Remote Learning guidance


Class Dojo

During periods of lockdown, online & home learning was posted through class pages (currently closed) & as well as ClassDojo.

Class Dojo will be resumed if we go into lockdown again or if there are any bubble closures. 




Bug Club” Reading Scheme / Darllen – Blaenbaglan Primary SchoolBug Club

You can access more information about how you can support your child with reading at home (during locldown or at any time) using Bug Club through our Bug Club page!




Mental Well-being

For ideas on how to support your children’ mental well-being during times of lockdown, why not have a go at these  Coping Calendar ideas & download the Wellbeing booklet updated for Coronavirus.  You could also click to access more information from our website.


You can also access Healthy Minds / NHS Sheffield #BeatTheBoredomSheff to help children and young people plan their day & to support them to engage in activities which we know will best support a healthy lifestyle. Please click: Healthy Minds #BeatTheBoredomSheff Planner to find out more information as well as their planner of activities:



How to support home learning:

Follow this guidance to create a positive learning environment at home

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  • 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 abelow 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 that 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

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


Why not also have a go at doing some lovely things & make the most of your time in together!

Here are a few ideas:

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  • Go on a spring walk
  • Go on a mini- beast hunt in the garden
  • Write/email a ‘penpal’ (this could be another child in school
  • Learn how to check you pulse
  • Make a flower necklace
  • Start a ‘collection’
  • Make a home for a small creature
  • Make leaf rubbings
  • Bake some biscuits
  • Perform a dance to your parents
  • Perform a song
  • Press flowers
  • Make a mud pie

Key Stage One- 

  • Have a meal without technology
  • Learn how the place you live got its name
  • Make a daisy chain
  • Make a musical instrument
  • Make a puppet
  • Perform a puppet show
  • Make a paper boat and see if it floats
  • Make a sandwich
  • Make a treasure map
  • Paint a self portrait
  • Write a weather report
  • Bake a cake
  • Climb a tree
  • Build a den in the livingroom
  • Count the stars
  • Sleep in the garden
  • Fly a kite
  • Go bird watching

Key Stage 2-

  • See a sunrise/sunset
  • Send an email
  • Teach someone something you’re good at
  • Use a compass
  • Write a biography
  • Write a play
  • Write and record a radio play
  • Build and fly a kite
  • Change a bike tyre
  • Learn to ride a bike safely
  • Cook on a camp fire
  • Choose objects to put in a time capsule
  • Do a blindfolded taste test
  • Find out one things your parents would like to accomplish
  • Make and eat a picnic in the garden
  • Interview someone
  • Iron a shirt
  • Keep a diary for a week
  • Make a friendship bracelet
  • Learn 20 flags of the world
  • Make paper mache planets
  • Cook a meal for your family
  • Learn to sew on a button
  • Learn the national anthem
  • Plant/grow vegetables in the garden.

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