Information for Parents and Carers of Harlesden Primary School 

These are unprecedented times for parents and carers. Educators, teachers and education companies are coming together in a shared goal of keeping learning going throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. 


Class teachers have provided weekly Home Learning tasks for students  to complete. Please click on your child's year group to find their weekly task board. Please email homelearning@harlesden.brent.sch.uk or call the school on 020 89657445 if you have any queries.


                 EYFS          YEAR 1          YEAR 2         YEAR 3          YEAR 4          YEAR 5          YEAR 6 


It is important that your child is supervised and supported, where possible, when learning online.  Please refer to the ONLINE SAFETY section below for information and guidance on how to keep your child safe online.


There a many, free resources available online to support your child’s home learning. Please look through the following list of websites, links and home learning ideas.


Links to Educational Websites for Parents/Carers

Cross Curricular Resources:

BBC - A range of videos, tutorials and information relating to the primary curriculum.


Teach: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach

Twinkl - A range of resources for parents to help support children with their learning at home. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents.  Parents, please go to http://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code UKTWINKLHELPS

TTS have produced free booklets to download https://www.tts-group.co.uk 

TED for kids – Many videos that are particularly relevant to young learners. https://www.ted.com/playlists/86/talks_to_watch_with_kids

ParentKind – Bringing together home and school


Topmarks - A range of resources for parents to help support children with their learning at home. https://www.topmarks.co.uk

Classroom Secrets – A range of home learning packs to help every year group with their learning from home. https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/


Reading Resources:

Read Write Inc – At HPS we are a Read Write Inc School. If your child takes part in phonics in KS1 or KS2 reading interventions then use these videos to help you and your child practise together at home.


National Literacy Trust – A parent-facing site. Words for Life provides milestones, tips, fun resources and advice to help parents support their children’s literacy development.


Book Trust – A range of online books to read with children (KS1) and great book lists for different year groups.  https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

Scholastic Kids Book Club - It is a place where you can read about books, along with many games and activities. 


David Walliams - David Walliams is releasing free audio stories every day - Check out his stories on https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/


Maths Resources:

White Rose – We are a White Rose school and use this scheme to support our teaching. The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five brand new maths lessons for each year group from Years 1-8. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Third Space LearningWith home learning now taking place all around the country, we've put together a collection of guides, advice, tips and additional teaching resources to support parents over the coming weeks. 


Times Tables Rock Stars – HPS children in Y1 – Y6 have log in details for this resource.   https://ttrockstars.com/page/covid19support

MathSphere – Free maths resources to inspire learning http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/

Snappy Maths - Snappy Maths has been developed to provide free worksheets, interactive activities and other resources to help with the teaching and learning of mathematics facts and skills in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  http://www.snappymaths.com/

NRICH - The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. Challenging problem solving and reasoning tasks for every year group. https://nrich.maths.org/primary


Writing Resources:

Once upon a picture – Images and prompts to inspire creative writing.  https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/


Online Safety Resources:

Child Net - Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to get knowledgeable about gaming, this section can help. We all know that it can sometimes be challenging to keep up to speed with what children and young people are doing online. On this page you’ll find a whole host of useful ways to help keep your child safe. https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

Net Aware – NSPCC – A guide to social networks, apps and games. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

National Online Safety  - Comprehensive list of guides for games to how to clean devices. Register for free to gain access to helpful and up to date parent guides. https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides


P.E Resources: 

P.E with Joe - Starting Monday 23rd March Joe is going to be hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on his YouTube channel. Please subscribe to his You Tube channel to access these daily workouts along with many more workouts for the whole family. Check out his 5 minute move workouts for children. 

IMovement - Imovement is a website which has plenty of home learning packs. There are various packs and lessons for children across a range of subjects not just for PE. The PE resources are updated daily with short videos to keep the children active. Videos consist of simple heart raising exercises. To sign up, all you need is your name, email address and to state whether you are a parent or teacher. https://email.evoluted.net/t/r-l-jhdjkitd-kuaiduiki-y/

Cosmic Kids - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

NHS - 10-minute Home Workouts. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/10-minute-workouts/