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:

The BBC has expanded content on its education service, BBC Bitesize, to provide regular daily lessons in English, maths and other core subjects.

It includes:


Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub - The sector-led Oak National Academy has today launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.The Oak National Academy can be accessed here: https://www.thenational.academy/


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


Youtubeoffers a range of videos on topics as diverse as coral reefs and the solar system - https://www.youtube.com/user/watchfreeschool/playlists?app=desktop

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/

Break the Neta series of weekly online classes and after school clubs coming to you for children and young people aged 6 years to 18 years. Break the Net will be delivering a series of after school classes to help children and young people feel engaged during this unprecedented time, meet and make new friends and learn something new via Zoom. ** Note - These clubs and lessons are organised through an independent company - they are not run by our school. Please click on the link for registration, payment and safeguarding information.   https://www.skipzproductions.org/breakthenet


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.


PhonicsPlay - PhonicsPlay has decided to make PhonicsPlay free to use while schools are closed. Children can use the site at home without parents needing to subscribe. To access all the resources all you need to do is log in using the following details - 

Username: march20  Password: home https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#

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.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ - Family Zone is full of free activities and ideas to keep your child busy at home, whilst also benefiting their reading, writing and language development. Select an age group to get the latest resources.


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/

World Book Day - This fantastic website provides many free writing, reading and cross curricular resources. https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/primary/

Talk4WritingTalk for Writing Home-school units. The units are age-related but please pick and choose what is right for your child. They all include a model text which is also available as a streamed audio recording - https://www.talk4writing.com/home-school-units/


EYFS Resources: 

Cosmic Kids Yoga - Indoor Yoga on YouTube: Cosmic Kids Yoga

The Playing Preschool ProgramThe Playing Preschool Program 300+ page PDF guide with code HOME25

Nuture Store - Outdoor activities for backyard or the park - https://nurturestore.co.uk/forest-school-activities-for-toddlers-and-preschool

Playdough recipeFeed Me I'm Yours Playdough recipe (you can make it at home with your kid, lasts for a few months)

PhonicsPlay - PhonicsPlay has decided to make PhonicsPlay free to use while schools are closed. Children can use the site at home without parents needing to subscribe. To access all the resources all you need to do is log in using the following details - 

Username: march20  Password: home https://www.phonicsplay.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

Smartie the PenguinAn online safety story for 3 to 7 year olds. https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

Digital 5 a day - Easy to follow, practical steps for children and parents to achieve a healthy and balanced digital diet. https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/our-work/digital/5-a-day/

Internet Matters - Helping parents and carers keep their children safe online. https://www.internetmatters.org/

Safety Detectives - This guide features what children do online, the threat of online strangers and how to ensure a healthy balance between Internet use, your children’s online privacy, digital security and more on online safety to mention.


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)Information and Resources:

This initial list of SEND resources has been developed with a focus on accessibility and inclusivity and is based on the recommendations of: trusted organisations, charities and multi-academy trusts. 

We encourage parents to explore beyond this list to identify what support is best for their children with SEND.

Brent’s SEND Local Offer - Information and advice for children and young people from 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and families.  https://www.brent.gov.uk/localoffer

Easy Science for kids – is a free online resource for tutors, teachers, parents and educators and where young kids enjoyably learn all about science through our extensive articles, free science worksheets and downloadable science activity sheets, fun FREE and educational interactive science quizzes, colouring in activities, science experiment tips and ideas, our large collection of the best science videos and much more. https://easyscienceforkids.com/

SEN Resource Source – This website provides downloadable and printable resources for parents and carers with particular focus on supporting children with special educational needs. Click on the parents page to access a range of free resources to help manage behaviour and routine at home. On the home page of this website there is are two great resources to support COVID-19 and Social Distancing discussions.https://www.senresourcesource.co.uk/

Defeat-Dyslexia -  provides guidance, learning resources, and moral support for parents of dyslexic children. Get to grips with the basics of dyslexia, or take a deep dive into the issues at the heart of this often-misunderstood learning difference. Check out the free resources (Worksheet tab). http://www.defeat-dyslexia.com/

NessyNessy programs are multisensory and fun, teaching kids the valuable skills they need to succeed in reading, spelling, writing, maths and more! There is a free trial available for parents and cares (this requires signing up).   https://www.nessy.com/uk/parents/

Brain Parade - a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs. http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/

HelpKidzLearn - a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.  https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

Sensory App House Ltd - a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities. https://www.sensoryapphouse.com/



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/


Music Resources: 

BMS Music at home - If you are a parent of a child who takes part in paid music lessons at HPS please see links attached regarding guidance for BMS Music at home. Please contact them directly if you have any further questions. 

- Brent Music Service 'Music at Home' - Expression of Interest

- BMS Music At Home - Online Instrumental/Vocal Lesson Enrolment

Parent and Family Guidance for BMS Music at Home


BMS Music's Cool Online (**FREE) - BMS teaches 9,000 Brent primary aged children music every week including the children at Harlesden Primary. The fabulous Music'sCool teaching team have created a website including learning videos and  a range of online learning activities so children can continue their learning at home and have lots of fun! This site will be regularly updated with new activities while schools remain closed.

Click here for more details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJzGt-vOnDE&feature=youtu.be  

Parents of Brent primary-aged children - sign up here for FREE access > BMS Music'sCool Online - Parent Sign Up