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Home Learning

Here at Mark Cross CEA Primary we are doing all we can to support parents and carers during the current lockdown.

On this page we will be bringing you stories and resources that you may find useful or enjoyable.

Contingency plan for any potential future outbreak

COVID19 Advice for Parents and Carers

Advice for parents, carers and people that work with children and young people.

National Online Safety - Helpful Guides

Below are a few guides that you or your children may find useful.

They have been produced by the National Online Safety who provide training courses and resources for teachers, parents and children all about online safety.

This Week's Collective Worship

The Oak National Academy

This is an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, for teachers.

To visit, click here:


10 Big Ideas – FREE home learning challenges for children and families

BBC Bitesize

The BBC has launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.

BBC Bitesize can be accessed here:


Home School Lessons

Every week Fun Kids are giving homeschool lessons based on their very own learn series to keep children entertained and learning!

Fun Kids Website

Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Winter Games 2021

It all kicks off at 9.30am on Monday 1 February when the first set of icy challenges are released.

Anybody can take part, and whilst there is no ‘official’ sign-up required, we would encourage you to sign-up to the mailing list to get updates, challenges and results sent to you directly, and also to follow on social media to help spread the word.

Twitter: @SussexSchGames

Facebook: Specsavers Sussex School Games

Instagram: @SussexSchGames

Challenges will be published at 9.30am on a Monday morning, on www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk, on social media, and sent directly to those signed up to the mailing list.


Take A Deep Breath

As days of isolation turn into weeks, many of us are feeling increasingly uprooted from our normal lives. In a world on lockdown, it isn’t just our routines that are being disrupted, but our relationships too. Thankfully, distance doesn’t have to mean disconnection.

This blog has handpicked some of their favorite meditations, sleep stories, movement exercises, journals, and music.


Book Reviews

Here are two excellent examples of how to write a book review. Reading these reviews certainly makes me want to read the book!

Perhaps you would like to write a book review of your favourite book or your latest read.  It may encourage others to pick up that book as an alternative and enjoyable pastime.

Science Experiments

Here are some great science ideas and activities from Tom Holloway.  The experiments are fun, easy to follow and easy to resource!

Sink or Swim

Science with Ice


Spider Safari


Musical Science

Julia Donaldson and Friends

Get ready for singing, drawing and fun activities all about Stick Man! Join Julia Donaldson as she sings the Stick Man poem, follow along with star illustrator Axel Scheffler as he draws Stick Man and family exercising, and learn how to build your own Stick Man garden!

Click here to start the fun!

Scholastic also have some Home Learning packs:

A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler:

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