Growing Together, Learning Forever!

Together we reach for our personal best

Newtons Primary School

01708 558613

Lowen Road, Rainham, Essex, RM13 8QR

Mrs. H McClenaghan

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Our Vision

Our vision is to create a federation of schools where children succeed and are proud of their achievements. We strive to actively promote British values and prepare our children to become role models, thus preparing them for life in modern Britain. To do this, we create a respectful, inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming, fun, friendly and safe. We are a federation that nurtures curiosity and creativity through an inspiring, challenging and engaging curriculum, where learning is at the heart of all that we do. Our children learn to become resilient and self-assured in an environment where success is celebrated. Our ethos is delivered through these aims for our children:

• To teach tolerance and respect to all children. All children are valued individuals and should be respected.

• To encourage everyone to have high expectations of themselves in an environment where they can reach their personal best.

• To promote equality of opportunity and aim to develop the children’s awareness of moral, cultural, social and spiritual issues.

• To have engaging and challenging opportunities through a creative and inclusive curriculum within the school and beyond into the local community.

• To encourage excellence by sharing successes and supporting the children to reach their full potential.

Through the aims of the Federation, we actively promote lifelong learning whilst ensuring the children respect one another, enjoy their school experiences and achieve their personal best.

Crowlands Primary School

01708 743402

London Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 9EJ

Mrs. H McClenaghan

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Home Learning

Have a look at the new daily lessons available from BBC Bitesize                            *UPDATE*  Click here to access downloadable activities for each phase.

Click here to follow us on Facebook and view our daily challenges                                          Click here to access the lessons by the DfE accredited Oak National Academy 

Click here to download a book for children about Coronavirus                                  *UPDATE* Click here to access White Rose Maths worksheets

Click here for thousands of books online from Accelerated Reader                           *UPDATE* Click here to access this week's Home Learning timetables

Click here for guidelines on how to support home learning                                                       Click here to access the School Games Active Championships Havering Leader boards

Click here to download information to support your child's well being.                     *UPDATE* Click here for a P.E. lesson with Joe on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

Click here to Join Karina for her ‘Happy Tent Tales’ on BBC iPlayer.                                            Click here to view a video of the Big Dance 2020 

*UPDATE* Click here to access weekly activities from The Primary Science Teaching Trust    


You can use the following year group email addresses to contact your child's teacher:

Reception -                                Year 1 -                         Year 2 -

Year 3 -                                      Year 4 -                          Year 5 -

Year 6 -                                      Nursery -


Suggested At Home Learning Activities for self isolation


Many of these activities should be able to do be done at home without needing to buy any resources. This is not a tick list for you to work down, choose your favourites and do them as many times as you like - repeating them is good!!

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Massage – pretend to make a cake or build a pizza on your partner’s back
  • Share stories – retell and act them out
  • Make bread together
  • Chop the vegetables for dinner together
  • Give your children responsibility to help with household chores – spray the window cleaner and clean the window is a favourite
  • Look at Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube and join in together
  • Sharing a family meal and talk about your day
  • Threading pasta on to wool or string
  • Water play in the bath – scoping, pouring and measuring
  • Design a treasure hunt around the house
  • Junk modelling
  • Make playdough together (
  • Musical movement games similar to musical statues
  • Lego and block play – plan to build something and then see if you can follow your plan
  • Make sensory play – shaving foam, jelly, soap
  • Painting with water in the garden
  • Building dens with tunnels and blankets
  • Watch episodes of ‘Come outside’
  • Story telling with home made puppets (old socks, lolly sticks, straws)
  • Singing nursery rhymes and action songs (Twinkle Twinkle, Wind the bobbin up, 5 little monkeys)
  • Make music with saucepans and pots
  • Play guessing games (Think of an animal – help your child by modelling how to give clues to guess the animal)
  • Play board games
  • Learn to sign Makaton with Mr tumble


  • Pairing socks
  • Playing snakes and ladders
  • Add numbers to pegs help your child to order them
  • Measure ingredients help make dinner
  • Sing number songs (5 currant buns, 12345 once I caught a fish alive etc)
  • Sorting toys by colour or shape
  • Sorting coins
  • Build train tracks in different shapes
  • Build towers from blocks, how many blocks did you use? Can you use the same blocks to build adifferent tower?


  • Share story books and share what’s happening on each page
  • Play lotto games matching pictures
  • Hide an object in a mystery bag and give clues to what might be inside
  • Tap out syllables to break up your name using hands or musical instruments
  • Practise writing your name
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Making bread or pizza
  • Read
  • Information books
  • Hunt for bugs in the garden
  • Use ‘nature detectives’ for lots of exciting activities to do at home https://nature
  • Planting seeds such as cress as watch them grow
  • Look at science experiments for early years
  • Observe the weather each day and make a chart
  • Make a family tree who is in your family
  • Freeze small toys in ice and work out how to get them out
  • Make a rainbow of skittles sweets around the edge of a small plate add warm water and watch the rainbow appear
  • Feed the birds in the garden and keep a tally of birds that visit your garden
  • Dancing to music using scarves
  • Sing familiar songs and make up your own words to nursery rhyme tunes
  • Make shakers with pasta or rice in pots
  • Make your own paint with shaving foam or coloured ice
  • Make props for your favourite story and act it out together

These activities are fun for pupils of any age not restricted to EYFS!


KS1 Years 1 and 2

  • Quick Write- if you were king or queen what would you do?
  • Purple Mash – Children have their own logins
  • Design your own kingdom- what would your palace/crown look like?
  • Draw a self-portrait of yourself as a king or queen
  • Read a biography of a king or queen
  • Make a book
  • Play board games and card games with your family
  • Research your family tree
  • Write a diary of your time at home, include the weather, what you ate and what activities you did
  • Practice phonics
  • This is your life book
  • Write letters to friends
  • Practice Maths including times tables Rockstars and Mymaths
  • Pobble 365
  • Tales Toolkit stories
  • Talk to your family about the toys and games they used to play when they were younger
  • ractise your handwriting
  • Read some new books
  • Cutting and sticking activities – make a collage
  • Make models out of junk
  • Go on a bug hunt
  • Remember to get out in the outdoors.
  • Do chores for your family



KS2 Years 3,4, 5 and 6

  • Spellings Practise spelling and use them all in sentences
  • Quickwrite via Pobble
  • Write letters to friends/older people in the community
  • Google quizzes
  • Make your own board game
  • Create your own podcast
  • Create a music video
  • Write a paragraph describing the following Science experiment-which cleans each room more effectively? A mop, a broom or a vacuum? Explain your answer for each room.
  • Write a diary of your time at home, include the weather, what you ate and what activities you did
  • Learn about your upcoming topics-do some independent research
  • Remember to get out in the outdoors.
  • Do chores for your family
  • Practise your handwriting, copy texts in your best handwriting
  • Create fact files on a topic of your choice
  • Create recipes and make them
  • Create a wordsearch
  • Play board games
  • Play card games
  • Create sketches of objects in your home
  • Remember to get out in the outdoors.
  • Do chores for your family
  • Practise your handwriting




Suggested Websites to use


Fisher Price Play :
Games to practise alphabet, numbers and shapes. More suitable for EYFS

Shaun’s Game Academy:
Shaun the sheep website which teaches children how to make online games. Suitable for whole school

Cbeebies Games:
A variety of educational games. More suitable for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Website full of educational resources. A month’s free access will be given if school’s are closed, A code will be sent out if this happens.



Oxford owl:
Website with lots of educational games. Suitable for all.

BBC bitesize:
Website with lots of educational games. Suitable for all.

Reading Eggs:
Register for a free trial and get 2 weeks free access to reading resources. Suitable for all.

Nasa Kids club:
Children’s website about all things space. Suitable for all.

Education Quizzes:
Education quizzes on different subjects. Suitable for all.

Hamilton Trust

Website with daily English and Maths lessons. Suitable for all.

Home Learning for EAL Learners:

Ideas to support home learning for English as additional language learners

Year 6 practice

tests: Practice tests for Year 6 children.