Alder Class

Alder Class Home Learning

Hello Alder Class,

I hope that you are all keeping safe and well, and that you and your families are beginning to adjust to a ‘new normal’.

As you are aware, we provided you with home learning packs full of activities to keep you busy learning during the first 8 days of school closure. We are now approaching Easter – there will be no expectation for you to do any work over the next two weeks, during the Easter Holiday period. Enjoy the spring sunshine, play games, do puzzles, listen to music and read.

We are now in a position to share with you what we will be doing, from Monday 20th April, going forward to continue to support your learning.

This is your new Home Learning page which we will use while you are not at school.

Home Learning Tasks

I will add a weekly timetable with an overview of:

  • daily learning tasks
  • Topic-based weekly learning tasks

Daily Learning Tasks

These will cover skills and activities that are important to do every day – reading, writing and maths. Some suggestions for daily learning tasks will be placed onto the weekly timetable while core tasks will be posted daily.

Weekly Topic-based Learning Tasks

Each week, a few topic-based Learning Tasks will be available – fun and engaging learning activities from the wider curriculum. You should aim to do one of these tasks each day. Learning Tasks have been planned to be a mixture of activities you can ‘get on with’ independently and some which may require more adult support. I have planned tasks which require minimal resources and that are easy to complete at home.

All home-learning will be posted onto this page as well as e-mailed to all parents by Friday afternoon, ready for the next week. You will be able to print off the work or simply complete it in one of your Home Learning Books. The answers will be available for the English and Maths work, so get your parents to check.

I look forward to continuing to work with you all during these exceptional circumstances. Should you require any further information or advice, please email me or and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Best wishes, Mrs Dafforn


Reading at Home

We believe that it is important to encourage everyone to develop a ‘Life-long Love of Reading’.  Children are given opportunities daily to ‘read for pleasure’ while they are at school, so please continue to provide these opportunities while at home.

Below is a list of recommended Reads for Year 6.


Why not challenge yourself and your child to read as many of them together as possible while they are at home?

At school your child uses Accelerated Reader from Renaissance.  They are offering free access to digital books articles

If you would like to purchase some books, get in touch with Marilyn at Norfolk Children’s Book Centre – she is offering an order and delivery scheme during this time of school closure

OxfordOwl have a great selection of e-books for you to use to continue reading practise with your child