Home Learning

Some children are currently learning at home. If your child is one of them, please see below for our learning @ home statement and protocol.

The Orchards Staff have been busy compiling resources and activities for you to do at home.

Please click on any of the bold black type for a link to the webpage.

Online safety

It is important to ensure that the children are safe when going online, this includes spending time on an IPad.

Please see the guidance from The NSPCC and Safety Net Kids

The ThinkUKnow website has lots of information and videos to watch with your child around Online Safety. There is also a section that is specifically for parents of children with Autism

PE Activities to help children get some exercise at home

Why not have a go at `Cosmic Kids` this week? There are lots of different songs to choose from on their You Tube page.

The PE and School Sports Network have produced a great document called – Spread a little happiness! It is a fantastic resource with activities, recipes and games etc. for families. 

Information for parents

Place2Be is a great charity that has collated a lot of information to help you talk to your children about what is going on at the moment.

Nosy Crow is pleased to announce that Paddington and Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville has voiced the free audiobook for its free ebook about the coronavirus. You can also download a free PDF copy of the book here.

Here is a social story about the virus. It includes a page explaining being off school. 

50 Fun activities to try – recommended by Manchester Evening News

Communication Question Cards – a fantastic resource by Miss Burgis to help develop speech & language.

Class information and other links

Please click on your child’s pathway for suggested websites

How to contact your child’s class teacher

Your child’s class teacher can be contacted in various ways. They can communicate with you via earwig, email or phone calls. You can leave a message at the office for your child’s class teacher to call you back. This will likely be once all children have left for the day.


We would love to see what you have been learning at home. Parents can “add a record” onto their child’s timeline. Below is our guide to using Earwig.