Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School

Tips to support reading at home.

Ways to support younger children with speech and language at home.


Oxford Owl are providing free e-books for children to read at home. These are the books that we usually provide in school and are linked to your child's reading age/ book band. They also produce some lovely non-fiction books aimed at primary school children


A further link for our EYFS children Acorns and September Starters  - take a look...


If you have finished reading your favourite series of books, why not give the following a try.....



Instructions on how to use google meet.

 Student guide to using google meet within the classroom.pdfDownload
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Become an inventor and design your own toy. Please share your finished designs with us. 

 Learning from Home Ideas - 4th May.docxDownload
 My Favourite Toy.docxDownload
 Picture News Prompt 1 - 4th May.docxDownload
 Picture News Prompt 2 - 4th May.docxDownload
 Toy Design.docxDownload
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I'm sure you have all heard of Captain Tom Moore and his amazing achievement. Here are some resources based on him and his life- maybe you could even create your own newspaper report. 

 Captain Tom Moore Resource - April 2020.pdfDownload
 Picture News Paper Blank.docxDownload
 Picture News Special Poster - Captain Tom Moore.jpgDownload
 Picture News Special Resource - Captain Tom Moore 2020.pdfDownload
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Free online English Lessons - English Live with Holly via You Tube.  An ex secondary teacher - Holly King Mand is offering free lessons to children via You tube - take a look - there may be something that could be of use to YOU!   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8FBvGfgMoWPGLiPqJ1YWQ

Free maths resources- White Rose Maths have produced some free weekly maths lessons. They are available for every year group and begin with a video clip explaining the activity, followed by activities children can complete. White Rose Maths are the company teachers plan from ordinarily, so the children are already familiar with the styles of questions and the resources are of a high quality. 



Please feel free to share any work completed on google classroom. 


Mr Jeff sports event organiser for Selby Schools has set up a youtube Chanel with short PE lessons - give them a try!



The government have produced some guidance and links to support your child with their home learning. These can be used to complement what our school are already providing. Use the link:



The BBC are also producing daily activities aimed at specific year groups

We are living through what will be a significant part of our History in years to come.

Why not record some of the things over the next few weeks to put away or bury in order to share with family and friends in years to come.   Click on the time capsule link.

Thanks to Mrs Lee Stokes and Miss Clegg for sharing.

 Time Capsule.pdfDownload
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Health & Wellbeing during Covid-19

 compass buzz resources.pdfDownload
 coronavirus-mental-health-and-wellbeing-resources (1).pdfDownload
 coronavirus-mental-health-and-wellbeing-toolkit-2 (1).pdfDownload
 Support for pupils and parents in primary schools in relation to mental and emotional wellbeing - NYES.pdfDownload
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5 minute daily mindfulness sessions to give children strategies that will help them manage their thoughts, feelings, moods and emotions, throughout these unusual circumstances. Children who take part will finish with a toolkit of knowledge, skills and strategies that support emotional intelligence and resilience.

Videos will be uploaded to YouTube – Mindfulness with Miss Steer – by 9a.m. each weekday morning.

National Theatre Access to live shows. - Thanks to Mrs Coughlin for sharing.
Many thanks for your interest in the National Theatre Collection, your application has been successful.
In response to the school closures caused by Coronavirus, National Theatre is now offering username and password access to the National Theatre Collection. For a temporary period, plays can be accessed remotely ensuring students studying from home can still watch them.
Your access details are: 

Username:  3Bnz2Igzl#
Password:  6Idz0Ku%e%


New Harry Potter at Home Link - with lots of fun activities created by JK Rowling - free to use.


New Activity Link - for The Troll Hunters - Thanks to Mrs Sidebottom for sharing.



Keeping busy,  Keeping active and having fun!

Very Talented Chefs in the making .....

Happy "lockdown" Birthdays!  

Here is a Sports Quiz you might like to try ... No prizes on offer but 3 dragon points for those who return it correct and completed. Good Luck

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North Yorkshire Police 


Stay at home and stay safe.

At 1pm on Wednesday 1 April, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be live streaming safety advice, along with colleagues from North Yorkshire County Council.

Find out how to keep yourself and your family safe whilst staying at home and saving lives. The broadcast will also include advice for businesses.

Watch LIVE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_JZLQd6LYE


Sent on behalf of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service


For our Younger Learners  ...

Keeping Active whilst Home Learning

Below are some ideas and links for activities to help keep both your mind and body active.

Below is the link to Joe Wicks' YouTube channel where he livestreams his virtual PE lesson each morning and also uploads previous workouts:



I'm sure that like me, many pupils are missing their Premier League football at the moment. Here are a few ideas for getting their football fix whilst home learning...


The Premier League Primary Stars Programme are making their school curriculum linked resources available for home learning with no registration. Resources cover Maths, English, Physical Activity and Health and Well-being for KS1 and KS2 ages. Follow the link below to access:



BBC Super Movers

The Premier League has teamed up with the BBC to produce a number of videos to get primary school children moving and learning.


Try this football themed game as an activity break during your day. KS1 pupils love these games (although older pupils might enjoy them too) and Super Movers have quite a few different ones...


Match of the Day Game (Level 1) https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/just-for-fun-match-of-the-Day-l1/z6dy2sg

Match of the Day (Game (Level 2) - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/just-for-fun-super-movers-matchday-warm-up-L2/zrqcpg8


Older pupils might prefer to follow the Premier League match day warm up activity with players and staff from Burnley FC:


Matchday Warm-up (Level 1) - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/just-for-fun-super-movers-matchday-warm-up-l1/zvdb6v4

Matchday Warm-up (Level 2) - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/just-for-fun-super-movers-matchday-warm-up-L2/zrqcpg8


Physical challenge - How far can you go?

Premier League footballers travel on average around 10km per match (90 minutes). That's 5km in 45 minutes. How far could you travel in 45 minutes? Why not go out for a run/walk today and when you get back try and plot your route on a website such as https://gb.mapometer.com/ to find out how far you travelled. Younger pupils may need help of an adult to plot their route but for upper KS2 it will be a great opportunity to develop their map skills. Can they recognise the route they have taken on a map? Pupils could also develop their maths skills by using time and distance to work out their speed in kph or mph.


Stay safe and keep active.


Garden challenge 1 - take out a soft object from your house e.g. a teddy and see how many ways you can balance your teddy on your body.  How far can you travel across your garden balancing the teddy on that body part?  Try to beat your personal best.  Can you beat a sibling or grown up? 


Physical home learning resources
Many schools have also been asking about physical home learning resources and we wanted to let you know that we also have a whole range of physical resources available. These include:

> 12 Active Story books to develop agility, balance and coordination
> Physical Activity Board Games
> Mini Challenge Cards linked to our FUNS for everyone programme

 All you need to do is email jasmine@createdevelopment.co.uk and ask for access to real PE at home. 

Covid 19 Communication

Take a look through the gallery from WECPS!

Update 14th May 2020

I will be sending out new information (hopefully by the end of today) that I would recommend you read carefully.  I have aimed to give you as parents more information to help you make informed and considered decision on your child returning to school.  I have provided the reasoning behind the decisions based on the guidance received from the DfE.

A new form will be sent, first to all parents to indicate if they are key workers and need provision.  Please note, the list of Key Workers has not changed from the beginning of school closure  and we still require  specific written confirmation from employers.

A second form will then follow for parents of Year R / 1 / 6.

I appreciate some people have already sent the original form in but we would appreciate you redoing this form in light of the new information.

Both forms will be sent by parent mail this time.

  Many thanks  Miss Langridge

Week 2 - 31st March 2020

Good Morning - I have created my own classroom on Google Classroom - the code is below if you would like to join - Teachers and TA's too.

My plan is to set you a challenge each week to complete - and share.  

Use this code to join Miss L's Class


Latest Government updates on Social Distancing and Free School Meals

Please see the following links and documents to ensure you are up to date with the latest guidance and advice.

Social Distancing - published 30th March 


Please ensure that ALL household follow this guidance closely to ensure that your family members are limited to only immediate household family or essential carers.  

Free School Meals - Published 31st March



As you know we have provided families who are eligible and requested with Potato Packs over these past two weeks.  We are currently arranging with our Catering Services to ensure that we can continue to do this after the Easter Break following delivery of supplies - 21st April 2020.  We will be sending a form out to all eligible families to ask who would like a pack.

WEEK 2 - 30th March 2020

I hope that you have all had a good weekend and kept safe.  It is very strange to think how much our lives have changed in the past seven days, but it is positive to see the messages come through on the Google Class pages showing pictures of work and very importantly baking - perhaps we could create a "Survival Cook Book" when we get back to school with our favourite recipes during this time of isolation.

Later this week I will be sending a form out about home school learning packs for after the Easter holidays.  We appreciate that the learning has not been as easy as perhaps we would have hoped - what with sharing computers,  printers breaking etc but we will be aiming to help out by having packs ready to collect at the end of the Easter holidays.

26th March 2020 - Update

Good morning - Day 4 of Home Learning

We do hope are all staying safe and keeping well.  It's a tough both physically but especially mentally.

We are sure you are faced with the many problems that we are all experiencing:-

  • fighting over space at the table.
  • the internet crashing!
  • " I was using that pen first ...!"
  • children singing whilst you are working! (a personal favourite of mine!)
  • the conference call when  you are trying to concentrate!

to name but a few!

But we should remember some important things

  • we are together with our families and loved ones.
  • we are safe.

The teachers have been working hard over the past week to get in touch with classes and to answer questions the children have about their work - keep going, keep joining the classes  but most of all   KEEP SAFE!

The teachers will continue to add work to the internet as time goes on and after Easter if we are still not back we will be in school to provide printed packs for those of you who need them.

19th March - update 4:45pm

Good afternoon,  we are no further forward with the Government identifying the Key Worker groups specifically and whether the child care option will be for only those children whose main carer (single parents) /s (both parents) working in these categories.

We have been in touch with those parents of children we believe fall into the vulnerable category.

Further to my jotter this morning and from the information received from NYCC it is my understanding that teachers WILL NOT fall into this category and parents who are teachers will be expected to take their children to their work place. This is not totally clear however - as you know several of us have children who will need supervision whilst we are working. NYCC have informed us that all staff should be in unless we are self isolating or are vulnerable. We will therefore be manning the Q&A platform for your children during the school day for questions around the home learning.

We have taken the decision following guidance released that we anticipate sending home a weekly food bag with lunches for children who are eligible for Free School Meals. Please note this does not include KS1 children in receipt of Universal Free School Meals. (These will however be provided for children in KS1 attending school over the next two weeks. We will be sending out a form on parent mail to ask if you would like to collect a pack on Monday morning - from 11am. The meals will be basic but nutritious due to the restriction on food availability - we cannot currently say what will have as the food has not been delivered yet.

We are sorry for the lack of updates but we are beholden to the Government and Local Authority to share updates with the staff on the ground.

Kind regards Miss Langridge

18th March 2020 -19:00 hours - Update

I am sure the word has got around that the Government are shutting schools from Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice. This is a devastating result for so many and we will aim to support families where we can.

Could I please ask you to complete the form sent out today as soon as possible to enable us to know how many key worker children we have in school. I am also aware that we will need to support our teacher colleagues who may also have a key essential worker as the other parent. This is to enable them to support their local community and school.

We are also seeking further guidance on the category "vulnerable" to ensure that these children are identified, notified and supported.

Children who are in receipt of Free School Meals will also be offered vouchers - please note we DO NOT know how this will work at the moment so please do not come into school to ask - we will inform you when we know.

As soon as the official links are added to the WWW will we update the website. In the meantime we continue to upload work and activities for your children to continue their education.

When we have more information on the forum / platform that we hope to set up we will give you details.

We will print packs tomorrow for children who are unable to access the packs on line but this will be done on request only in order not to waste printing or paper. Please let your class teacher know tomorrow so we can sort for Friday. Unfortunately after Friday we will be unable to print and distribute due to the closure.

However we will continue to update the site with work for the children. Please note that this will not happen over the Easter holidays in order to give our hard working staff the holiday they deserve with their loved ones. If schools remain shut after 20th April then we will re stock the pages with more work.

Best wishes and keep safe. Miss Langridge

Compass Buzz Resources

 Resource pack for Primary schools during Covid 19.docx.pdfDownload
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Wednesday 18th March 2020

We now have a dedicated page for all communication, updates and guidance during this challenging time.  Updates and initial messages will still continue to be sent via the jotter app, with brief updates posted on the website homepage.  Past messages from the homepage and more detailed guidance will be posted under the new header 'Covid 19 Communication'.  Please continue see individual class pages for working from home task packs.  Thank you.

18th March 2020 - Update - Letter with current information

Useful Links for home learning / example timetable for learning 

 Key Stage 1-home learn temp.docxDownload
 Useful links and websites (1).docx.pdfDownload
 Useful links for home learning.pdfDownload
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17th March 2020 - Update

Check your child's class page for working at home packs with ideas to keep them busy whilst at home.  If you are able to download at home please do so to help us save printing costs but if you need a copy please contact the class teacher by email.  We are in the process of uploading so please be patient.  We will continue to add and update these packs to provide plenty of activities.

17th March 2020 - Update

 Check your child's class page for working at home packs with ideas to keep them busy whilst at home.  If you are able to download at home please do so to help us save printing costs but if you need a copy please contact the class teacher by email.  We are in the process of uploading so please be patient.  We will continue to add and update these packs to provide plenty of activities.

All children have been given individual logins to these sites during the Autumn Term.  Please email your class teacher if your child does not have their login and password to each site.


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Spelling Shed


New guidance for households with symptoms

Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

  • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
  • if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.

The symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new, continuous cough

The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:

Updated guidance on recording school pupil absences

No school will be penalised for the impact on school attendance of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please record absences as follows:

  • Where a pupil cannot attend school due to illness, as would normally happen, the pupil should be recorded as absent in the attendance register and the school will authorise the absence. Code I (Illness) should be used in this instance.
  • Where a pupil is in self-isolation, in accordance with latest information and advice from Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, the pupil should be recorded as unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances in the attendance register. Code Y (Unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances) should be used in this instance.
  • Where a pupil does not attend school and is not self-isolating, the pupil will be marked as absent. We back headteachers’ judgement and to be pragmatic – having spoken to parents – on whether to authorise such absence, taking into account individual circumstances. We expect, in particular, headteachers will authorise absence where a pupil is not able to attend because of an underlying health condition that means they, or a family member in their household, are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Prime Minister’s statement from Monday 16 March can be found here:

16th March 2020 - Update

Please note that we have made the decision to postpone all public events within the school until after Easter 2020.  We would appreciate that face to face contact with staff is kept to a minimum during this challenging time.  Thank you for your continued support.

Following ongoing discussions with the Chair of Governors, I am notifying all parents that school is open as normal to all children. We would urge you to read all information from the Government, DFE and Public Health England carefully to help us ensure the safety of our whole school community. Anyone showing signs, however mild, should self isolate for the required period (please check current guidance). As a school, we are continuing to work closely with all agencies including NYCC to ensure the safety for our whole community. Thank you for your understanding.