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Supporting Home Learning

The Teamworks English Hub at Greetland Academy are here to support you and your school during these unprecedented times.

To support schools, pupils and parents the DFE have brought together a list of useful educational resources to help children learn from home. The websites recommended are currently being offered free and have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts. Please here for the list.

Online Phonics lessons for Letters and Sounds

We are pleased to announce, from Monday 27 April, online phonics lessons are available from Letters and Sounds for home and school, please click here or on the image above to view the YouTube channel 

Written and presented by phonics experts and funded by the Department for Education, the online lessons are designed to cover new phonics teaching that children would have received over the summer term had they been in school. This resource is for use by teachers and parents who will find planning and teaching phonics challenging when schools are closed due to Covid-19. 

Three sets of lessons will be available. One set for Reception and one for Year 1, based on where children are expected to be in their learning in the summer term. A third set of lessons aims to reach the lowest 20% of children; focussing on areas children find the most challenging. A guidance film for parents to explain the basics of Phonics and how parents can support their child is also available. 

From Monday 27 April, a new lesson will be uploaded Monday to Friday at the times below during the summer term. *After upload, each lesson will then be available to watch throughout the summer term.


Read Write Inc. Phonics – learning to read at home

Films for children

To help children learning to read at home during the summer term, we have 12 Speed Sounds, reading and spelling lessons on our YouTube channel every weekday.
Lessons include Word Time, Spelling, Reading Red Words, Reading Longer Words and Read and Hold a Sentence.
Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available from 9.30am for 24 hours.
Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.

Click here for our YouTube Speed Sounds Lessons schedule.

Staying Safe Online 

Schools across the UK are now closed to most families. We know this is a difficult time for most parents. Click here to visit a 'Thinkuknow' page created to provide parents with support and resources to help them learn about online safety at home with their children.

Stay Connected

Don’t forget to stay connected with the English Hub by following us on our Twitter page @hubteamworks. We post regular daily updates with exciting activities, book recommendations, resources, websites and useful information to help you with your English home learning. If you need to contact us please see our contact details at the bottom of this page.

Disclaimer: The website, including use of any content uploaded or linked through it, is subject to a disclaimer, copyright statement and detailed User terms. Please read them before using the DfE ‘List of online education resources for home education’ Read the full DfE disclaimer.
Note that you use all content at your own risk. Resources made available through the lists are subject to third party terms and conditions and copyright law.
Access to resources is in most causes free of charge, but it is your responsibility to check whether you have to pay to view and/or copy specific content contained within the resources.

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