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Home Learning (Archive)

This page contains videos and other content which was first published on our website during the initial lockdown in Spring 2020.  

Portesbery 'Storytime' Videos

'Room on the Broom'

Is there any room on the broom? Let's find out with Alison!


'Walking through the Jungle'

Clare reads 'Walking through the Jungle' to you (and her dog, Bertie!)


'The Golden Egg' 

Andrea reads us a fireside Easter story called 'The Golden Egg'.


 'The Gruffalo'

 Alison reads everyone's favourite book - The Gruffalo!


'The Great Pet Sale'

Clare (and Bertie) read 'The Great Pet Sale' to you.


'The Snail and the Whale'

Another firm favourite with our pupils - 'The Snail and the Whale'!


'I'm Really Ever So Not Well!'

Lola is feeling 'Ever So Not Well'!  Hopefully Charlie can cheer her up...


 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'

Clare and Bertie are back with 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea'!


'Doing the Animal Bop'

These animals have got some mooooooves to show you!


'Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle'

Alison tells us the tale of 'Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle'!


'Aliens Love Underpants'

Join Clare and Bertie as they read 'Aliens Love Underpants'


'Chocolate Cake'

Clare and Bertie read 'Chocolate Cake' by Michael Rosen.  Will Clare make it to the end of the story without Bertie eating the cake?


'One Snowy Night'

 Clare and Bertie read 'One Snowy Night' by Nick Butterworth.


'What's That Noise?' 

Alison reads 'What's That Noise?' by Francesca Simon and David Melling.


'The Littlest Owl'

Alison tells us the story of 'The Littlest Owl'.


'The BIGGEST Muddy Puddle in the World'

Join Alison and Peppa Pig in 'The BIGGEST Muddy Puddle in the World'!


'Giraffes can't Dance'

In this edition of Books with Bertie, Clare reads 'Giraffe's can't Dance' 


'Stick Man'

Clare and Bertie share the story of 'Stick Man' with us. 


'The First Hippo on the Moon'

 Clare and Bertie read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams.


'Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack' 

Kirsty reads 'Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack' by Lynley Dodd.


'The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet!'

Kirsty reads 'The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet!' by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter.


'Shark in the Park'

Kirsty reads 'Shark in the Park' by Nick Sharratt for her final phonics and story session.




'Box' sessions

Box session with Andrea

What has Andrea got in her box today?


Box session with Adele

What has Adele got in her box today?


Box session with Clare

What has Clare got in her box today? 




Facebook Live Videos

Arts and Crafts with Cathryn

 Cathryn shows us how to make coloured rice, in preparation for her second Sensory Art session.


Cathryn paints egg-boxes to make Spring flowers, and shows us how to make coloured rice sensory shakers.


Cathryn shows us some Rainbow themed art, and messy play with bubbles.


Cathryn paints a rocket as part of our new 'Space' topic, then creates a galaxy in a bottle!


Cathryn, Esme and Ava paint a moon scene in space then make a sensory star bag.


Cathryn shows us how to make some rainbow artwork using chld's names and also has fun with messy play.


Cathryn's art session this week is sport-themed.


Cathryn continues her sport theme using the colours of the Olympic rings.


Cathryn shows us some sunny artwork!


In her final live art session, Cathryn creates some seaside themed artwork.


Phonics with Kirsty

For her first activity, Kirsty looks at the letters s, a and t.


In Kirsty's second phonics activity, she looks at the letters i, p and n.


In Kirsty's third phonics session, she looks at the letters e, h and c.


Kirsty tells us a story set in space, with some familiar faces and using the letters r, m and d.


Kirsty heads off on a phonics walk around the house and garden.


Kirsty heads off on safari for this weeks phonics activity!


Kirsty looks at the letters bo and f in this week's phonics lesson.


In this session, Kirsty does some mark making to create some phonics artwork!


This week's session focuses on the sounds j, u, v and rhymes. 


Cooking and Yoga with Sam 

In Sam's first cookery session she shows us how to make her porridge biscuits / flapjacks.  Great to make with your children!


Sam shares a yoga session where she grows from a seed to a tree!


Sam and family show us how to make 'moon snacks' to accompany our new Space topic.


Move like an astronaut, pull a funny face like an alien, zoom like a rocket and relax, laying on the floor, star gazing.


Sam and Evie make an edible 'paint palette'!


'Active Maths' with Nathan

 Join Nathan (and friends) for his first Active Maths session, where he tidies his bedroom!


Nathan tires himself out again with more counting activities!


Nathan does some al fresco counting, with wet sponges! 


Nathan's fourth mad maths session features custard pies. Oh dear!


Another manic maths session with Nathan and friends!


This week's wacky and wonderful Active Maths session features a 'Krazy Kangaroo'!


The Krazy Kangaroo has some fun with balls of all shapes and sizes in this week's active maths session.


Will we see the Krazy Kangaroo this week or has Nathan chased him away?


The Krazy Kangaroo bounces around the playground on the hottest day of the year! 


Our resident Krazy Kangaroo shows us how to play Sock Boccia in this Active Maths session.


The Krazy Kangaroo plays football in today's Active Maths session!


Nathan gets wet in his last active maths session - luckily he is dressed for the occasion!


Science with Clare

Clare and Katie are looking at rainbows in this science activity. Join them as they make a 'rainbow cloud'!


Clare and Katie look at different materials to see whether they sink or float.



Clare and Katie look at nature and life cycles, with the help of a very hungry caterpillar!


This week Clare and Katie explore the life cycle of a frog! Ribbit!



Clare and Katie create their own ocean waves and currents in this week's science activity.


Clare, Finn, Katie and Emily have some fun building a den in the woods!


Clare and Katie make lots of bubbles in this week's science lesson.



Clare, Finn and Katie find out what happens when Mentos mints are added to Coca Cola!


In Clare's final science video, she shows us a compilation of quick and easy activities.