Home Learning

The Orchards Staff have been busy compiling resources and activities for you to do at home. We will be regularly updating this page to add more activities and recommendations.

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

This weeks recommended websites

Popsugar has lots of free online recommendations.

Premier League Primary Stars has some great free resources including weekly family challenges!

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. 


Why not have fun practicing the Signalong sign of the week with your child?

The sign of the week is: Who

Shown by Miss Cawley

Why not have a go at learning how to sign Good Day or listen to the bedtime story?


Out of The Ark has a different song for each day. Have fun singing together!

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 next to your child’s class for suggested websites and their Pinterest page

Brambles – Suggested websites  Pinterest

Meadows – Suggested websites  Pinterest

Riverside – Suggested websites  Pinterest

Woodland 1 – Suggested websites  Pinterest

Woodland 2 – Suggested websites  Pinterest

Woodland 3 – Suggested websites  Pinterest

Woodland 4  – Suggested websites  Pinterest

Whole School Challenges

Each week there will be 4 new challenges. Have a go and please put photos of what you have done on DOJO.

There is a Pinterest board with ideas to help you with the challenges. Click on the Pinterest Logo to take you to the board.

Challenge 1 – Make your own Junk box musical instruments, send us a video of you playing them.

Challenge 2 – Patio or pavement water painting. On a sunny day use a brush (any size) or a water bottle, use water to create pictures outside, can you time how long they take to dry?

Challenge 3 – How many of the Lidl (the supermarket) mudder workouts can you do, maybe you could create your own Lidl Mudder

Challenge 4 – Send us video of you (can be with a family member) singing/enjoying a song, pop song or nursery rhyme.