Westgate, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0BB



Elland C of E Junior, Infant & Nursery School (VA)

Home/School Work

If you are finding it difficult to cope and need support during the school closure please let us know, we may be able to help. Click here for information that might help support you at home.


General/Whole School

Teachers Are Superheroes

Following our video above we have received this video from Edie.

Her mum wrote:

"Each week Edie has a choreography challenge sent from her dance teacher. There is a different topic each week. Edie has won twice. Once for the theme 'time' and once for the theme 'favourite movie'. This week's theme is superheroes and she has asked me to share the final version with you.

Edie really enjoys the choreography challenge.  She has to create a dance on her own using her knowledge of ballet, tap or street.  She always enjoys choosing an outfit or creating a costume to match the theme.

She has worked so hard this week, she really hopes you enjoy watching it."

We all love it (including the grey hair!)

These wonderful pictures were created by Li'leigh in Reception in response to our video. We are so moved by such thoughtfulness. Thank you Li'leigh and family.

Water Safety

In this current hot weather, people are often tempted to cool down by taking a swim in reservoirs or rivers.

However, cold water can be a killer and we'd like to raise awareness of these risks amongst your school community.

Cold water shock can lead to hyperventilation, increased blood pressure, breathing difficulties and heart attacks plus water temperatures remain just as cold in summer as in winter. 

We are supporting the ‘Float to Live’ safety message from the Royal National Life Saving Institute (RNLI). In their hard-hitting video, they deliver advice on how to react should you become stricken in cold water.

Everyone who falls unexpectedly into cold water wants to follow the same instinct, to swim hard and to fight the cold water. But when people fight it, chances are, they lose. Cold water shock makes you gasp uncontrollably and breathe in water, which can quickly lead to drowning.

 If children find themselves unexpectedly in the water, the message is to float until the cold water shock has passed and they will be able to control their breathing and have a far better chance of staying alive.

It is important that we share water safety advice with our young people to prevent further incidents occurring and we would be grateful if you could share this advice with your students and wider school community.

Below IS advice from the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and links to two youtube videos which might be of use for virtual assemblies and for sharing in newsletters.

Make a Miniature Book

The British Library is encouraging children and families to create miniature books. You can find out more here along with all sorts of other creative ideas.

The library is asking children to share their homemade miniature books with its Twitter account @BL_Learning using the hashtag #DiscoveringChildrensBooks, or send them by email to learning@bl.uk. It will commission an illustrator to create a virtual bookshelf to display the work.

Design A Van For Ocado

Are you good at designing/drawing? Then why not have a go at this competition to design a van for the Ocado online supermarket? Parents will have to submit the design so everyone can get involved. If you're interested the link is below:




  Some fun and educational material that everyone can access from home. This content will be released weekly, each Monday, at 

www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/home-learning/ . The material is open access so no usernames or password are required. 

Each week families can work through the following selection of activities.

  • A fun, theme-based worksheet looking at aspects of healthy eating. They are designed to both inform and to encourage discussion
  • A delicious PhunkyFoods recipe to make together using simple, healthy ingredients
  • Phunky15 creative exercises which can be adapted to create your own classroom and done anywhere around the home
  • Mindful Moment activities with guided instructions to help all the family relax

Activities will follow a different PhunkyFoods theme each week - kicking off with Eat Well. The theme-based worksheets and Mindful Moment activities are differentiated according to age. 

BBC Daily Lessons

The BBC has put together a timetable of lessons that can be followed by clicking HERE.

Handy Guide To Oxford Owl

To help you get logged in, follow this guide:

Free Audible audio books. Click HERE.

What is Coronavirus? A book to discuss with your child

Links from the DfE


The government has produced a series ideas sheets to help parents during the closure period. The links are below.

Supporting children 2-4     Supporting children of primary age     Supporting children with SEND

Calderdale Links

Do you love Harry Potter? If you do here's a link to all sorts of activities that will help you to learn.

Click here.

For something a bit more games-based try this Harry Potter Escape Room challenge.

Click here.

Free Reading Resources for Parents and Children

The links take you to external websites from which you can access the app appropriate to your phone/tablet.


Day by day lessons for Maths with a video lesson, follow up work and the answers!


Early Years



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Decorated Egg Competition

Eggciting News!
Why not get busy at home with our Easter Egg Challenge?
We couldn't let our Easter celebrations go amiss, so this year the Easter Egg Challenge will be completed by photo entries. Please send just one picture of your creation, by email to the school website with your child's name. 
We will post some of your wonderful creations on our Nursery page! 
 Routine morning and afternoon .pdfDownload
 Scavenger hunts.pdfDownload
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Why Not Try This?

Every time you wished you could do something, go somewhere, treat yourself, see someone you love or visit a new place put it inside a jar. When this difficult time has passed this can be your bucket list to look forward too!
You can work through your wishes with your grown-ups and become grateful for even the smallest things in your life. 
Until then enjoy watching your jar grow with all of the magical things you can look forward too!

A book to read to your child...

 purple mash instructions for parents.pdfDownload
 website links for parents.pdfDownload
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Things to try...

 Useful Links

cbeebies Nick Jr Happyclick
Peg Cat George Disney
DinoTrain Switchzoo Toupty
Tinypop Slitherio
Purple Mash


 Key Stage 1 

Year One

Some things to try at home...

Year Two

Here are some activities for you to be doing during the school closure.

Summer 2 Learning Links


Log into Oxford Owl and read the stories, then have a go at these questions.

 Year 2 Oxford Owls RC 1.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Oxford owls RC 2.pdfDownload
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Useful Links

Disney Top Marks ABC Countdown
Lego Nick CBBC
Slitherio Switchzoo
Times Tables Rock Stars Purple Mash

 Key Stage 2

Year Three


 Cornflake Coin.docxDownload
 Here comes trouble.docxDownload
 Perfect Pets.docxDownload
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Rivers and Canals

Click HERE for a link to the Can and river Trust website for things to do at home.


 Activity 1 - Dictionary Definitions.docxDownload
 Activity 2 - Disaster Preparation.docxDownload
 Activity 4 - Information Leaflet.docxDownload
 All about volcanoes powerpoint.pptDownload
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Our Changing World

 Berries pictogram.pdfDownload
 Insect identification card.pdfDownload
 Year 3 Science.docxDownload
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Year Four - links for home learning



[A website hosting daily maths lessons via video for Yr 3&4] 
[Free parent portal] 
[Active learning in English and mathematics] 
[Fast fire mathematical fluency games] 
[Competitive times table games]
[Revision lessons, games and videos of key maths concepts] 
[Comic making app which we used in English]
[YouTube channel of authors reading their books]
[Free home learning packs for all ages]
[A vast range of inspirational animated clips to inspire creative writing]
[Vocabulary focused resources- some free content]
[Kid friendly research engine]
[Science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities]
[A range of coding activities for all ages and abilities]
[Create stories, games and animations]
[Geography website containing some activities and resources]
[Get active at home]
[Science activities, experiments and investigations]
[40 different art activities]
[Art activities for kids]
 Pixton login details.pdfDownload
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Year Five

 Air Raid by Jean May.docxDownload
 Comprehension test 2.pdfDownload
 Text and comprehension.docxDownload
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Year Six


Active Maths


Daily lessons with video, work and answers

At the bottom you can access the ‘Power Maths’ Text books too!





All subjects


Daily Activities


Can do one task a day for free

Useful Links

CITV Horrid Henry Funbrain Freerice Starwars
Disney Nick Brainbashers Lego
Gettygames Switchzoo Slitherio
Times Tables Rock Stars
Purple Mash