The Edge Schools’ Federation

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

I hope that you are all staying safe and well.  This week should have been the first week of the summer term, always my favourite as we have lots of outdoor events and activities planned as well as better weather.  Certainly, the start of the term is going to be different this year (despite media suggestions, we have not been given a date for returning to school). 

With this in mind, I thought I would give you some suggestions for home learning.  You may have already seen our home learning page on the school website, which has lots of ideas on it.  Some of you have signed up for our online learning platform (you should be received your invitation now), where you will find additional activities.  Some of you may find it difficult to do things online with your child or children for various reasons.  Please do not feel under any obligation or pressure to ‘teach’ your child.  The activities below are only suggestions which may help fill the days.  Some are academic and some are more practical.

BBC Bitesize Home Learning

From today, the BBC will be screening live lessons, both online and on the BBC red button for those who don’t have access to a computer.

Jane Considine Super Sentence Stackers

In school, we use the Jane Considine method of teaching writing.  Jane is giving live lessons on YouTube every day, basing the writing on short film clips.  These clips can be viewed in advance. Children, you’ll need your 11/11 pages for this. 

Gareth Metcalfe - I See Maths

Gareth Metcalfe is an advanced maths teacher who is giving daily interactive maths lessons online.  Each lesson is broken down into small steps to solve maths based problems.


White Rose Maths

White Rose Maths breaks down each area of maths into smaller steps.  We use this method in school.  White Rose are giving daily maths lessons based on year group.

Year 5:

Year 6:

In addition to these websites, the government has also launched this week the Oak National Academy, which has online lessons in English, maths and foundation subjects based on year groups.

I hope that you will find this useful.  If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at Our Facebook and Twitter pages are active so you can post pictures of activities your children are doing to them (please remember not to include your child’s name if you are posting a photograph of them).

Hopefully, it will not be too long before I see you all again.  Until then, stay safe and take care.


Mrs Phillips