Melbourn Primary School

Making Learning Irresistible

Home Learning 2020-2021

Short-term absences for individual pupils: 

If your child has a short-term absence due to COVID-19, they should access the home learning packs below. 

In addition to this, you may also wish to use Oak National Academy and White Rose maths which will support your children in continuing to progress. 

If a 'short-term absence' becomes longer than three days, you may wish to contact the class e-mail address. The class teacher will be able to send you some of the learning that is taking place in school. 

Individual long-term absences (eg. for shielding or being contacted by test and trace)

If your child is due to be absent for two weeks or more, please contact your class teacher via the class e-mail address. They will arrange for learning linked to the in-school curriculum to be sent to you. They may also suggest online learning such as the White Rose hub and Oak National Academy to help support your children in receiving recorded lessons. 

Short-term closure of a class due to staff absence (less than 3 days): 

A home-learning pack will be made available to you for any short-term closures of classes. These will be added to this section of the website as required. Printed versions of these packs will be available for your collection from 10am. 

Please only use these packs if your class is closed. 

Classes will only be closed due to covid-19 related staff absence as an absolute last resort (unless the bubble is advised to close). 

Long-term class or bubble closure (two weeks or more):

This type of closure would be in the case of being guided by 'Public Health England' to close due to local risk levels or in-house positive COVID-19 results. 

For day 1 and 2 of closure, please access the 'Intermediate home-learning pack'. Printed versions of these will be available in front of school from 10am on Day 1 of closure. 

After day 1 and 2 of closure, a new pack will be made available to you on this section of the website. These will be added to the website as needed. There will also be additional teaching videos added to this section of the website daily. To submit learning to teachers, please use Tapestry (details to follow).

Teachers will provide feedback to their class using feedback videos. These will help to inform the planning for the following week. 

Printed versions of these packs will be available from 10am on Day 3 of closure.


Please keep an eye on our website; we are currently in the process of developing an online learning platform for teaching videos! 


Please be aware that all of the above home learning is subject to the class teacher being well. Should the class teacher be unwell, we will endeavour to provide the best home learning provision that we can with the available resources. 
We have provided a range of foundation subject activities to broaden the horizons of the pupils. These should be used in addition to home learning packs and could be done collaboratively with siblings.