Home activities in the event of school closure

In the time of Coronavirus we have been  looking for ways to ensure the continuity of education during and in preparation for any school closures so that no children miss out on valuable learning time.  

You can tweet your class with your pictures/activities from your time at home.  Most classes have their own twitter account and you should have received an email telling you what it is.  Remember not to share anything you don't want others to see as all the pictures will be re-tweeted.  We have a whole school twitter account which is @marlcliffsch.  Miss Butcher also uses twitter - @MarlcliffePS PE to show pictures of any sporting activities.  We would love to see what you have all been doing!

There are many websites your child can access from home to support their learning. We will add details on this page, please follow the links below:

Twinkle have many activities on their site from Reception to Y6 including home learning packs. Go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code UKTWINKLHELPS

We all know the importance of keeping children active at school and at home. It will help them to stay physically and mentally healthy, as well as focused and ready to learn. 

From today, "The imovement" platform will contain resources that will support you and your children, both in school and at home. Teachers, Children and Parents can access these resources for FREE using the link below. New resources will be added on a daily basis, and will include Quick BlastsActive Blasts and Additional Activities to support Maths and Literacy. These resources are super easy to use - no login is required and no password. Simply use the link : http://theimovement.com/

Go Noodle also has fun energetic activities which the children will be familiar with as we use them in school. https://www.gonoodle.com/good-energy-at-home-kids-games-and-videos/

BBC Bitesize  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  This has some good videos to help with all curriculum areas across Ks1 and Ks2. 

Third Space Learning have guides and activities for parents to support maths learning. There are lots of activities and ideas alongside worksheets that can be printed and completed

Classroom Secrets  https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/  This is normally a  subscription website but they have made lots of resources available for free. The reading resources are particularly helpful. 

Hamilton Trust  https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/  This website makes reliable resources. They are about to release home learning packs for all year groups.  

Pete McKee will be posting cartoon workshop lessons every Wednesday starting tomorrow, for the next few weeks.

Anyone can take part in these videos which will be uploaded to the Pete McKee YouTube channel. All you’ll need is a few pieces of paper, or whatever’s lying around, card, scrap paper etc., and some pencils or pens.

The first videos will be posted at 12pm tomorrow (Wednesday 25th of March). Y5 might be particularly interested in these sessions as it links to the work we did about Pete in our literacy lessons, which the children really enjoyed.


Writing challenges for home learning. These ideas are supported by video introductions. Go to Litfilmfest 

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Medicspot has launched its Hand Wash Challenge, a new initiative for children at Marlcliffe Community Primary School to learn about washing their hands in a fun and creative way.

They're asking primary school children to share their creative ideas to help encourage frequent hand washing. They could make a poster, film a video, record a song, do a science experiment or write a poem about handwashing. The top entry will receive £500 for their primary school and 10 runner-ups will receive £100 for their primary school.


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Marcliffe Primary School
Marlcliffe Primary School
Marlcliffe Road
S6 4AJ
Main Contact:Steph Hanson, School Manager