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Home Learning Extra!

Hello everyone! Even though we are not in school together, the teachers are still busy planning your home learning and thinking of fun activities for you to do. You can find your weekly learning grid on your class page. 


On this page we are going to start loading links to websites, activities and information that you  might find fun, useful or reassuring.


Remember you must always tell a grown up if you are going on the internet and we need you to use all those Safer Internet Day skills we have taught you. So we will start the page with Mr Page's monthly e-safety newsletter.


Keep checking back for new content. 


Jenny says ‘Stay Safe and Keep Reading’



It has been great to see rainbows up in lots of windows.


At Highfields, we wanted to let you know we are all thinking of you, even Jenny. She is missing hearing you read.


It would be wonderful to see rainbows, but also pictures of Jenny in the windows, as we go on our daily walk.

Have a go at colouring in Jenny the best that you can and if you want to, stick her up in your window.

I wonder, how many can you count next time you go out on your walk?


The children who have been in school have completed some fantastic drawings.




Download and print off an image of Jenny below and have a go yourselves.


No need to worry if you do not have a printer, draw your own picture of Jenny and a rainbow and pop it in your window. She will love it just as much.


Take care from Highfields!

Jenny Reading Dog Colouring

Supporting your children's education during coronavirus - DfE Guidance

National Home Learning Support Helpline for Parents - Starline

StarLine is a national parent helpline which is staffed by Ofsted inspectors (who have been redeployed) alongside teachers to provide advice about home learning to parents. The helpline is designed to help parents and carers create regular routines and study habits, offering practical steps to take and access to resources, such as support with a specific topic or advice on how to structure the day, deal with difficult behaviour or manage the learning of several children.
StarLine is open six days a week and covers all areas of the curriculum across all phases of education. The number to call is 0330 313 9162 (calls charged at local rate).

Essex Children’s University


If you belong to Essex Children’s University, take a look at the Learning Challenges.

When you have completed a challenge, send your work to  or

Once it has been reviewed, Learning Credits are issued by email to stick into your Passport to Learning. 

All these hours will count towards the next CU Graduation.

Lots of Worms - songs from Mrs Cole

Lots of Worms * Music Rhapsody © Lynn Kleiner's: Farm Songs and the Sounds of Moo-sic

I have also included some other songs that Foundation Stage and children in year 1 and 2 have enjoyed learning this year.

Harold – our happy, healthy giraffe mascot and a favourite with children – will be posting a daily blog:

Harold’s Daily Diary! 

Each day he’ll be giving children positive, fun messages about what he’s doing to stay happy and healthy while he’s off school, separated from his friends. He’ll invite the children to join in activities which will be family-friendly, varied and tailored to all ages, follow his Daily Plan and download and fill in their own version.

SCARF are doing this because they know that having a routine and structure are key to providing children with security at this challenging time. Topics will include:

·         Taking regular exercise

·         Being creative

·         Helping others

·         Connecting with others – in ways that are safe

·         Mindfulness – learning to enjoy the moment, here and now.

Parents and carers can follow:

 @CoramLifeEd (Twitter) or @CoramLifeEducation (Facebook) each day to see what Harold is up to! It’s already live and Harold has put a little message on

You can just click on the link- no passwords or login details are needed

Charanga Music Calendar

This is a fantastic site that teachers use to support their music learning of the children at Highfields and is supplied by Essex County Council. It has a huge wealth of musical resources and also lessons by year group.

Have an explore around the site – a really good place to start is the “Listening Calendar”.

The Listening Calendar brings together interesting facts related to the songs and the composer of each song.

Home access is available to pupils by going to:

In the bottom left hand corner, there is a button that says “Pupil and Teacher Login” - click on this.

Student Login: 19721

Password: Essex

Interactive Games for PC/ Mac or tablets

Language Angels

Language Angels is a website that maps out the language learning of pupils from Year 3 to Year 6 – Highfields children are learning French as their Modern Foreign Language.

There is a “Pupil Games Area” which pupils can access from home


Home access is available to pupils by going to:

Log in to “Pupil Games Area”

Username: Highfields

Password: French123

It will ask you if you are accessing the site on a PC or Tablet –   it has different versions with or without flash.

Go to the Games Area – choose the level of difficulty – Year 3 should start with “Less Challenge” other year groups will find areas that they are familiar with.

Espresso is an award-winning, curriculum-centred primary teaching resource made by teachers for teachers

Espresso is a super information hub with news, facts , video clips, projects to do and a coding programme linked into the Primary Curriculum and relevant to all Primary School Age children from Reception to Year 6.

We recommend supervision whilst your children are looking at the site to ensure that the content is age appropriate. e.g. there are children friendly news bulletins that can be accessed.

Home access is available to pupils by going to:

Press the “Login” button at the top right corner of the page.

Choose: espresso

Username: student12053       

Password: highfields

To access the daily lessons please click on the link below:


Essex Library Services - Different ways of reading  


Essex Libraries offer a range of formats for children, which encourage them to find different ways of reading.

Click on the links below to find out more.


  • e-books and e-audio -  For as long as schools are closed, Audible is making its extensive collection of children's audio books available to stream free of charge.
  • e-comics and graphic novels
  • Dyslexia book list – A selection of reading ideas for children, some of which are available as e-books. 
  • Wordless Books – Picture books that let you create the story.


Remember to check with an adult before downloading.