Welcome to our Home Learning Page - check back for updates and support for helping you to help your children...

Hi all, I do hope you are all holding up and staying safe in these difficult times.  I just wanted to remind you that working from home and working in school, which is a very social environment, is so very different - I know you know this so please don't worry about getting all of the work completed.  This is new to all of us, as teachers we want to ensure that your child is receiving the education they deserve and as parents, you will feel the same. Please do not try to copy the routines of school, for most, this won't work - school as we currently know and understand it - is out!

Instead, spend time doing things as a family - things like cooking, baking, colouring, reading. Find fun things to do in the garden, if you are lucky enough to have one.  If not, take a walk in the countryside  - get your child to look at the wildlife around them, the plants that are growing - make a scrap book of spring.  Look at the live cameras in zoos and wildlife parks, get them to choose an animal - do a project on that, what can they find out about the animal - where did it originate from, look these things up on maps online, find out about those countries and other animals that live there. 

Get children to start a diary (or video diary) about their experiences, feelings and emotions during this time - write poetry or letters to loved ones ready to give to them when this is all over.  This will help with their wellbeing (I have started to write too, it does help).  

Get them to invent - look at a particular object - a mobile telephone for example - trace the history map it on a timeline - what do they think telephones would look like in another 5, 10 or 15 years - what could they do? (this could be done for anything, cars and transport, homes, hospitals etc - I heard on the news the other day that the mantle piece in our home has history - it was used to show the particular status of people depending on what they had on it - go figure?  I never knew that!)

If you need any resources from school - please email the office and I can arrange a 'pick up' point.  We have exercise books, pens, atlases, IT equipment, whiteboards etc.  If you need anything specific to support your child - just ask and we will try to organise it so that you can collect safely. 

Please, please, please - follow the government guidelines, particularly about social distancing and staying at home - ensure that you and your child fully understands the rules and maintain distances and hygiene so that we can all do our part in saving lives.

Stay Safe!


We would love to put your pictures, work and activities on our page - email them to Ms MacLennan or Mrs Smith via:



We have had a lovely Spring Poem sent to us today.

Written by Izzy, it has made my day!

Happy Birthday Ms Hawkins!!

Our First 100 Things Picture

NHS Rainbows


Food A Fact of Life 

Worksheet activities

Less time / Less complex

1. Numeracy and literacy: Using the What can you see? Poster, answer the following:

  • How many types of fruit can you find? Name each type.
  • How many vegetables can you find? Name each type.
  • How many dairy foods can you find? Name each type.
  • How many starchy foods, such as potatoes, bread, rice and pasta, can you find? Name each type.
  • Choose some of the items from the poster to create a healthy lunchbox.

2. Geography and literacy: How much do you know about what happens on a farm? Read through the Down on the farm presentation and write down some key points about what happens on a farm. Then complete the Down on the farm worksheet. What have you learnt? Write down five things you have learnt from the presentation and worksheet.

3. Numeracy and art: Have fun with some dot-to-dots! Choose more or more of the food based dot-to-dot activities here.

More time / More complex

4. Health and wellbeing: Think about what you like to eat, and what you think people should try and eat to be healthy. Watch the Eatwell Guide videos. Create a menu showing food and drink for a day that reflects the Eatwell Guide, but including foods that you enjoy. Draw some pictures to bring your menu to life! Use the Menu planner worksheet and the Eatwell food list worksheet to help. Why not show your plan to someone you live with?

5. Ingredients: Do you know that beans and pulses count towards your 5 A DAY? They are also versatile, tasty and easy to cook with. Investigate beans and pulses and complete this worksheet.

6. Cooking and literacy: Choose one  recipe from the recipe videos. List the steps involved in the recipe and write down any ‘top tips’ that you might have for people who might make the recipe. Complete this for two other recipes.

Some great ideas and free resources section...


Think U Know - online safety home activity worksheets for parents and carers.


Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens - If you're looking for something to do at home, why not check out the Penguin Pool and Meerkat enclosures at:


Life Education Team

Harold – our happy, healthy giraffe mascot and a favourite with children – will be posting a daily blog: Harold’s Daily Diary!  Here’s the link to it:



RE:  Ten:Ten Resources – Prayers for home/Parent Portal and reminder password





Parent Portal:  https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/parent-portal/

Username:         st-josephs-ox18

Password:          ham-18


David Walliams is releasing a free audio story everyday -  https://bit.ly/AudioElevenses


 Times tables Rock Stars – please contact your child's teacher if you have not received a login


Carol Voderman https://www.themathsfactor.com/  Currently free!

Food a Fact of Life

Find more at: https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/whole-school/remote-learning/

Interactive games and quizzes

Less time / Less complex

1. Health and wellbeing: Play the Eatwell challenge interactive game. Record your score. Did you get all 20 correct? If not, make a note of what you didn’t get correct and try again. Did you improve?

2. Literacy: Look at the Dairy farming presentation/video. Make a list of three pieces of information you have learnt from the videos. Imagine that you were a dairy farmer. Write a small story of your day working on a dairy farm. You can include some pictures to bring it to life! (Here's some information - a frieze, poster and booklet.)

3. Literacy: Who in your house wants to play a game of food bingo? Just print the bingo boards, or have your board up on a screen and play along at home. First one to get bingo wins! You can play fruit and veg bingo and green vegetable bingo.

More time / More complex

4. ICT and numeracy: Make a list of all the food and drink you eat today or that you had yesterday. Use Explore food to calculate the energy and nutrients provided. Ask someone else in your house what they had too.

5. PE: It is good to be active, even if you can’t get outside and play your usual games or sports. Find out about the importance of physical activity and test your knowledge using the multiple choice quiz.

6. Health and wellbeing: Why not test your family’s knowledge about healthy eating with a Kahoot! quiz. The answers can be found here. Have a look at the Kahoot! user guide before you start.


Food - a fact of life