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While You’re at Home | Alexandra Primary School - Hounslow 020 8570 6105
While You're at Home Updated 29/05


Here we will be compiling some resources, for you to browse, while you're at home. We will keep adding resources as we discover them. Don't forget to send us pictures of your work to

FREE 1 to 1 Cycle Training


Calling all teachers and education professionals who want to cycle to work as an alternative to driving or taking public transport. Whether you are a beginner, getting back on the saddle or an advanced cyclist, our instructors will tailor the session to suit you. Sessions can be booked at a mutually convenient location and place, and will include planning a safe cycle route to work.


Training will adhere to social distancing rules. Available to all who live, work or study in Hounslow. There is a refundable £5 deposit charge.


For more information go to: or email

Free e-book - I Can Be Sporty

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VE Day TimeTable (Click Here)

The challenge

  • We’re asking you to think about how you would tell the story of VE Day today. There are lots of ways you could bring the story of VE Day to life. You could:
  • Write a short news report in the style of today or 75 years ago
  • Make a short video that tells the story of VE Day, either in the style of 75 years ago or how you would tell it today
  • Design a newspaper front page or article
  • Write or perform a poem, song, drawing or other work of art
  • Share the story of someone in your family or area who was involved in the War
  • Write or perform a short play about VE Day and what it would have been like 75 years ago

Full informmation about this challenge can be found Here

Lockdown learning for children

We know lots of parents out there are looking for ways to keep their children occupied at the moment, so we've been busy putting together some activities to try at home. So if you're looking for activity booklets or our amazing Great Fire of London video presented by Assistant Curator Elena - check out our learning at home page:

Learning at Home

John Lewis Launch “Create a Superbear” to raise money for the NHS

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Minions, astronauts and baking – more activities and inspiration for children


Children can have minion-tastic fun joining Chris Meledandri (Co-Founder & CEO of Illumination) and Brad Ableson (Co-Director of Minions: The Rise of Gru) as they show us how to draw a Minion. 

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Share your Children's creations online by using the hashtags #creativity&confidence and #myminion. We can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Children can also get their mixing bowls ready as Bake Off: The Professionals judge Benoit Blin lets us in on the secret to making his favourite childhood yoghurt cake recipe.

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Sesame Street and Broadway set designer David Gallo shows us that creativity knows no bounds as we drop in on him in his studio (be ready for lots of surprises along the way).

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We also have inspiring messages from Helen Sharman (the first British person in space), Billy Collins (poet laureate of the United States 2001-2003), Dan Brulé (pioneer in the field of breathwork) and Lance Corporal Richard Jones (the only magician to ever win Britain’s Got Talent).

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We are pleased to let you know that your child can receive a daily phonics lesson whilst schools are closed. Phonics is the way we teach children to recognise the sounds in words. It helps your child to learn to read and is an essential part of your child’s education.

During the summer term, you will be able to access for your child a daily phonics lesson by Clicking on Letters and Sounds for home and school. All lessons are introduced by celebrities, including children’s TV presenters, which adds an exciting addition to the lessons.

For full information please Click Here

Please Click Here for more information on the Phonics Phases relating to your child's year group.

We hope you’re well and keeping safe during this difficult time. 

As you / your child is a participant with one of our community projects, we are getting in touch with you to see how we can support you during the Covid-19 crisis. A couple of weeks ago, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust launched its #BeeatHome campaign that encourages children and adults to stay active within their homes. The Trust aims to deliver educational and physical activity content to the whole family. 

Some of the online activities we are currently available for you and your family are: 

Online exercise groups for children and young people

Maths and English challenges in partnership with the Premier League’s Primary Stars initiative

30 Seconds Online Challenges

Online health and fitness for adults

Exercise for over 60s

Specialist online activities for children with disabilities. 

Other activities coming soon: 

Running, Walking and Cycling Virtual Challenges

FIFA competitions for young people (with prizes)

However, we want to continue developing content that you think you and your child(ren) will enjoy, and we need your help. 

We have put together a short questionnaire for you to fill in – this should only take up to three minutes of your time. Plus, the first 100 participants will receive a free activity pack from the Trust ASAP and one lucky winner will win a signed Brentford shirt. 

You can access the questionnaire here.

For any further questions, please email us at
We look forward to delivering exciting online activities for you and your family during this period.

Free magazines for all teachers, parents, carers and pupils

HEP in partnership with Readly, the UK's premium online magazine app, is offering all teachers, parents, carers and pupils free unlimited access for 2 months as a thank you for all your hard work and support over the recent weeks. Simply register your email address to get the offer, download the app and help yourself to 1000's of the UK best magazines. The offer closes on the 10th May. The app offers:

- No credit card details, just an email address to register
- Parental controls
- Unlimited reading
- Family membership (up to 5 people can read)
- Read online or offline
- Read across phone, tablet, desktop

Use this link to register register by 10th May

Explore the limits of outer space, plunge to the depths of the ocean and travel to the far-flung corners of our incredible world. Collect fun facts along the way and impress your family members!

Now more than ever, we need to open up the world to children who are indoors due to school closures and extend their learning in lockdown. From exploring natural world wonders to discovering new technologies, our Make Your World Bigger video quiz will take children on an incredible journey across the globe.

No passport required: 12,000+ children have participated in recent years!

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Please see below for more information on the online education initiatives the BBC are launching on 20th April 2020.

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You can also visit the BBC Teach Website here.

World Rugby Museum - Twickenham

School of Rock

Each week, we’ll be supplying fresh content for children aged 5-11 to do at home.

Resources will be family-friendly, not requiring a teacher or prior subject knowledge. There’ll be fun and diverse activities to do, linking to a multitude of subjects across the National Curriculum. Activities will all be loaded as pdfs, accessible at home from mobiles/laptops and most activities won’t even require a printer!

Don’t forget to share your kids’ creations on social and tag @wrugbymuseum and @EnglandRugby.

Keep fit and healthy and most of all, remember to stay at home.

Take care and enjoy!

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First News

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Scouts - The Great Indoors

40 Things to do at home

Audible - Free Audio Books


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