Archive: School Partial Closure March-July 2020

At Kirkstall St Stephen's we are closely following, monitoring and implementing all the government advice on Covid-19. Updated 26/03/2020

Update on Covid-19 in Educational settings:
Government Advice for Educational Settings
In the event of a School closure, we will post relevant advice, guidance and work here. 

NHS Corona Virus Advice

These are two great websites with more listed below the timetable. Don't forget to check out your own class page too!

Top Marks Daily 10
10 questions which you can select the challenge level for and also how long the children get to answer them.

E-books- free

Please see the exemplar timetable below for what a home school learning day could look like- should the household be healthy enough. This has been put together solely as a guide or to help support parents in putting together a structured day, please feel free to adapt as per the needs of your family and your personal situation.





Be Prepared

Spend 15 minutes ensuring you are ready to start work at 9:00. Get dressed, have a healthy snack and brush your teeth!


Academic Work- e.g. Maths

Follow work set by class teacher (see website)


Quiet Reading

Read a book of choice


Physical Activity or Spiritual Reflection

Exercise Inside or Outside- e.g. walk, run, skip, do a Yoga or Dance DVD, or explore the Optional Prayer Activities at the bottom of this page.


Free time



Academic Work- e.g. Reading/Writing

Follow work set by class teacher (see website)


Creative Time

Drawing, colouring, lego construction, baking, cooking, paint a picture, salt dough, play dough


Lunch & Rest



House hold chore

Directed by the parent- could you help clean? Tidy? Dust or polish? Vacuum?


Life Skill

Supervised activity: Use this opportunity to learn a life skill, e.g. tie shoe laces, tell the time, read a timetable, cook, sew a button on, knit, calculate money/a bill, plait hair, learn where countries are on a map, learn a new language


Physical Activity

Exercise Inside or Outside- e.g. walk, run, skip, do a Yoga or Dance DVD


Puzzles and Games

Sudoku, word searches, cross words, dot to dots, board games, brain teasers

Many teaching resource websites have been fantastic in allowing schools and parents access their resources to help plan a range of resources and activities for children. Feel free to explore the links below. 

Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out…
Activities and quizzes

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

Each class has it's own folder accessed above, with any work for those specific classes posted in those folders. 

We intend supplying all pupils with an exercise book and pen. It is our intention that the children can refer to worksheets and questions via a computer screen and do their recording in the exercise books.  
Music home learning resources

Artforms Music Support services have compiled a section of online resources for Music learning and enjoyment.
The strings section includes ideas for those learning violin and there are links to Music and singing websites.

Files to Download

Kirkstall St Stephen's C of E (VA) Primary School

Morris Lane,

entrance via Norman Street

Janet Skelton
School Business Manager 0113 382 1960
OFSTED Good School fair achiever award School Games Gold 15/16 Activemark 2008 Artsmark Gold Primary Science Quality Mark Gold Active Schools Logo COE Outstanding