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Everyone at Crosscrake wishes you a lovely Summer Holiday.

We hope you enjoy doing the Summer Reading Challenge and the Kindness Calendar.

Cumbria Libraries Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Holiday Activity - Create your own Kindness Calendar for August 2020.

At home and back in class, it would be lovely to discuss how you felt when you did these acts of kindness and how it made others feel.

We thought it would be a lovely activity for you to do and be creative with your ideas for kindness but also in your design. It would be great if you could add little pictures pictures, maybe think about the font/handwriting styles and colour of the lettering. Here are some examples of the blank calendars that you can use, but you will find more online by Goggling - blank August 2020 Calendar. Make it neat and colourful and bring it into school in September, as we would love to see what you have created.

We hope you have a lovely Summer Holiday and if you want to continue to dip into some of these suggestions please go ahead as I will not be deleting them from the page.


Please keep looking through all the ideas on this page.  

Newly added suggestions are not always at  the top, so keep scrolling down to check out new additions and to remind yourself of those that have been on since the start.


We hope that you found the  Home Learning packs useful.  They are also on the Class Pages  of this website.


We love hearing about what you've been doing during school closures, so please email

We look forward to hearing from you!

How's your Sunflower doing? Look at Toby and Ruby's! They must have been looking after it well.

There are lots of ideas and activities here, but for specific learning for your child's class, please see your child's Class Page.

Also view Class Pages to see a selection of photos that children have emailed in.
Daily Online Lessons 
Reading & Writing  Section
Reading Comprehensions - see Class 3 & 4 page  

Primary Homework Help - Interactive English Games and Activities - see link below

There  are so many activities here that will help with many aspects of literacy - spelling, punctuation, grammar, text types

Lockdown Letters Competition  - see link below
Like making Puzzles? Crosswords, word searches, number squares - see link below

Captain Tom Moore - Picture News Newspaper Challenge

KS2 - Try RadioBlogging - unfortunately they are not able to broadcast new live shows anymore but you can listen to and have a go at the great broadcasts they have done previously. - see link below

'Lost Words' by Rob MacFarlane

Letter Join – Handwriting and Spelling tasks - see link below

Home user name – ak03174  password- home

Please note Class 1 YR & Y1, Class 2 Y 2,3,4 & Class 3 Y5 & Y6

Reading Challenges - Use these with your own books from home or using or cumbria library service (free ebooks for all primary ages)

 World of Walliams    -  Children can listen to a free audiobook

Topmarks Online Maths Resources, Games etc - Hundreds of resources  

Maths Salamander - Hundreds of Worksheets to print off

These are free - you do not need to click on the XL section

If you are using a phone, keep scrolling down to the 'Maths Sheets By Topic' then select the area of Maths that you want to work on.

On Desktop/laptop, scroll down to see headings/tabs in yellow on the left-hand side and choose an area of Maths that you want to work on. 

Science Section

Crash Course Kids - YouTube videos on a range of subjects but particularly focusing on science and engineering based topics for primary age children. see link below

Eat Farm Now -Lockdown Learning - This website is a resource which links the food on our plate to farming, produced in collaboration with NFU and eatfarmnow. Videos are frequently added. There are a couple of videos from Mrs Robinson's farm!


An idea I thought you might like -

Sports Day Events to do at Home

As in School, I want you to keep beating your personal best at the following events.  Please adapt to your situation. It would be great if you could record your times/distances in your Home Learning Exercise book, but don't worry if you don't, just enjoy the challenge.


1. Standing Jump master the technique to improve

2. Sprint or shuttle sprint (measure a distance and do this distance each time, and try to get faster)

3. Long Distance (maybe 10 laps around the garden or if you have a huge garden 2 laps- use your own judgement but keep to that distance each time. Time yourself and keep trying to beat your PB.

4. Throw (Use the same ball each time.  If you have a small garden you could throw something light like a sponge or a table tennis ball rather than a tennis ball which might end up in your neighbours garden!

Youtube - search

  • P.E with Joe   - These are daily workouts that the whole family can join in
  • Cosmic Kids  - These are Fun Yoga sessions that we use in school which are based on children's stories.  The stories range, so some are more suited to younger children whilst others are more suitable for older children such as Star Wars, & Harry Potter 
Health and Wellbeing

Ruby's Worry

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

A Tale Of Two Beasts | Story Time (2018) | Moral - Empathy

A Tale Of Two Beasts | Story Time (2018) | Moral - Empathy Hey Guys!👋 Today I'll be reading to you a story that teaches us the exact meaning of Empathy! Empa...

Be Kind | A Children's Story about things that matter

What exactly is kindness? What is it to be kind? Is it being helpful? Being polite? Does it have to be a big act to be more kind? Well maybe the smallest act...

Bible Stories

Discovery Education - Maths, English, Science, Topic, videos, educational games, children’s news.

See link below - Click on “login” and select “Espresso”

Home user name- student9762    

password- 19CSch*

Some useful links you might want to try

Here are some useful websites which span various aspects of the curriculum that you might wish to try at home.


 PhonicsPlay is a great site which is free to use during school closure period. Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe.


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The Maths Factor - created by Carol Vorderman

This is a great website which has been free during school closures but I think they now charge but half the usual subscription cost.


Starters for STEM are 10 activities that parents can use at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. 


Youtube - search 

  • Myleene  Class Music Lessons - with the help of her children she helps children understand various aspects of music.  You don't need an instrument!


Try the RSPB website.  Whilst some of the activities  for children will not be suitable, there are some which you can do in the home and around your garden

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  • Ofsted Good Provider Awards Logo
  • School Games Awards Logo
  • Music Mark Awards Logo
  • Green Tree School Awards Logo