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The Beacon C of E (VA) Primary School

'Living life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)


1 Beacon Place, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2SR

01395 264300


Home Learning

Teaching teams are sharing learning for children to be doing at home every day.  Click on your child's class (below) and navigate to find their home learning. We recognise that not all families will be able to 'keep up'  with the pace of learning all the time, so we've  put up the work in date order as it's important to start at the beginning and complete tasks in order.  Times are hard for everyone, the most important thing is to look after your own mental health and help your family to do the same.  We will post enough work so your children can find tasks they'll enjoy - we encourage everyone to keep learning (certainly to keep reading and number fluency as much as possible), but we aren't expecting families to be doing all of it!  ReceptionYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6.  

We have a number of pages with things to do at home.  Further down this page are some links to other interesting websites and ideas of things to support Home Learning. Do also have a look at our Things to Enjoy page, and the links coming from it. There is support and information linking specifically to Coronavirus and School Closure for both adults and children.  We've listed other free-access websites, apps and others where our children have got log ins on our Free and Reduced Price Learning Resources page

We will send updates via our School Jotter app and post them on the Newsletters page.

See how to get in touch with your child's teacher if the school is closed further down this page.

If you have any safeguarding concerns, questions or queries whilst in self-isolation or in the event of school closure, we are still here to support you. Please contact our safeguarding officers by email or phone. See also further information on our Safeguarding page.

The Beacon C of E Primary School are not responsible for any information on other websites. Please consider and check carefully before downloading or using these.

Collective Worship

Every day we will post a new idea you could use to think through as a family.  


Miss McDonald has put together advice for families with children in Reception, 1M and some children in 2P.  If your child uses our learn to read reading scheme books, you can still access some as e-books.

Over 3000 e-books are available on this website for free.

Oxford Owl have a number of reading books available as e-books via their website. We have set up log-ins for classes RC and 1M so you can continue to support you child in using the books they bring home from school.  You will need the password and user name we have emailed to you.

Please read this information about how to log in and find books that are appropriate for your child...  and continue to enjoy reading together!

We have compiled a list of book-related apps available to download to support children aged approximately 5 to 7 years old.

Babcock LDP are our key provider of advice and support in Devon, they have produced this list of literacy and book related websites and apps.

Oxford Owl, a producer of reading materials we use, have produced this list of resources and ideas.

This website has information to help you to support your child's comprehension skills.

The British Library has a range of fun and engaging resource packs for book lovers of all ages. They have everything from how to draw a Gruffalo to planning mini books!

The Education Endowment Fund have released these useful ideas on how to support your child reading at home.

Take a look here: 

 7 top tips to support your child reading at home.pdfDownload
 7 top tips to support your KS2 child reading at home.pdfDownload
 Reading with TRUST.pdfDownload
 TRUST reading infographic.pdfDownload
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Enjoying Stories together

Advice about keeping story time fun can be found here.


We use Letters and Sounds in school to support our phonic learning.  The Letters and Sounds website has a number of resources to support learning.

You can listen to how to pronounce all the sounds here.

Oliver Jeffers was reading his stories live during lock down. 

You can view them here on his website

REVIEW: First News - The Newspaper for Young People -

FIRST NEWS - children in years 4, 5 and 6 receive a copy of First News every week, we know they love reading it. Whilst schools are closed, First News are publishing the newspaper online and we can share the PDF with you.

First News 24 April - 1 May

First News 17-23 April

First News 3 - 9 April

First News 27 March - 2 April

Theater Alibi performed Michael Morpurgo's  'I Believe in Unicorns' to everyone at school in the Autumn Term and we loved it!

You can watch the production from the link on our Things to Enjoy page.

Each week, Theater Alibi will set challenge for families and children to enjoy. There's a video to introduce each task.

Week 1: Make a magical creature!

Harry Potter Storytime

Listen along to Mr Sam Collins (our ex-student teacher) reading Harry Potter chapters. Here's a link to Mr Collins' You Tube page.

 Mr Chalkley's Easter Holiday Maths Challenge!  

If you are in Key Stage 1, click here to have a go at Mr Chalkley's dinosaur maths challenge. 

If you're in Key Stage 2, why not click here to take part in Mr Chalkley's challenge. Don't forget there are also lots of brilliant activities to enjoy below.

Routines are important for behaviour and wellbeing. We know our routines have changed significantly over the past few months. Click here for more information on how to support your child's new routines. 

We are surrounded by learning opportunities, find out more about how to make the most of every opportunity here. 

Keeping active in isolation and PE ideas

A daily PE session is available here. It's broadcast between 9 and 9.30am every day - a good way to start your day, and it'll help with creating a routine to your day.

Mrs Lynn's yoga club recommend you have a look at this site.  

Mr Troman and Mr Murren have put together these packs for us - lots of ideas included!  Have fun, and send us photos of what you have been up to!  

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack: KS1 - week 1    

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack: KS2 - week 1

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack KS1: week 2

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack KS2: week 2

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack KS1: week 3

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack KS2: week 3

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack KS1: week 4

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack KS2: week 4

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack KS1: week 5

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack KS2: week 5

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack KS1: week 6

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack KS2: week 6

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack KS1: week 7

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack KS2: week 7

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack: KS1 - week 8   

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack: KS2 - week 8

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack: KS1 - week 9

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack: KS2 - week 9

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack: KS1 - week 10

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack: KS2 - week 10

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack: KS1 - week 11

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack: KS2 - week 11

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack: KS1 - week 12

Primary Sport Home Learning Pack: KS2 - week 12

The Body Coach – Kids Workouts Great for all ages but aimed primarily at Key Stage 1

Cosmic Kids Yoga  Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+. There is also an app that can be downloaded – they've just announced a 14 day free trial but you do have to cancel before the trial is up to ensure you don't get charged.  

Go Noodle Families - GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

BBC Super Movers  Fun curriculum linked resources to get your class moving while they learn

Just Dance 
Gather your family and Just Dance like nobody's watching with Just Dance® 2020!

Change 4 Life - 10 Minute Shake Up games  Change4Life and Disney have teamed up again to bring you new Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney's The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!

Change 4 Life - Indoor activities for kids  Easy ways for kids to keep active

Change 4 Life – Train Like a Jedi    Through this fun Train Like A Jedi video, Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones will guide you through 12 special moves which will help you master the ways of the Jedi. Be strong, healthy and prepared for when the Resistance might need you.


Mrs Murray has created a dance workshop video for us which is available on her website. You will need a username and password which is being shared with families by email.

Music Curriculum at home

You should all have received your login details via email so that children can log in and use Charanga Music from home.  Thank you Mrs Nelmes for arranging this for us!

Contacting your child's class teacher whilst your child is learning from home

These email addresses will be monitored by class teachers in the event of the school being closed during term time. At all other times, please use the main as usual.

If the teacher is unwell and unable to respond, we will put an 'out of office' reply and we ask you to then email the admin address as usual and Mrs Billington will get back to you.

Please do send us e-copies of work your child is proud of, photos of art or craft work and good news stories - we'd love to share some of them with our community.  Help us to give others in our community something to smile at!

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Online Safety

Remember to stay safe online at all times.  Please supervise your children's use of the internet.

National advice and support has been published.

You can find a number of websites with advice and support for parents here.

This video is aimed a EYFS and KS1 children to support their understanding of online safety.

Looking after your Well-being and Mental Health.

Young Devon have collated Mental Health and Well-being advice and support for people of all ages.

Our Sport partners, Primary Sports, have shared these Wellbeing resources with us:

Emotions Bingo

Self-esteem and Snap Dragons

The 21-day Happiness Challenge

Worry and Anxiety

New resources from Heads Up Mental Health  Awareness


'Big Life Journal' Resources  These are some growth mindset activities from 'The Big Life Journal' for you to enjoy!  Happy learning from Mrs Hughes. 



 10 Ways To Make Growth Mindset Fun for Children UK - Big Life Journal.pdfDownload
 30 Ways to Respond to Your Perfectionist Child UK - Big Life Journal.pdfDownload
 45 Growth Mindset Mantras UK- Big Life Journal.pdfDownload
 5 day self-love challenge.pdfDownload
 board game.pdfDownload
 I Can Train My Brain To Stay Positive UK- Big Life Journal.pdfDownload
 Make Your Own Yoga Flipbook UK- Big Life Journal.pdfDownload
 My 2020 Quarantine Time Capsule UK - Big Life Journal.pdfDownload
 My Morning Routine - Big Life Journal.pdfDownload
 My OOPSpace Journal UK - Big Life Journal.pdfDownload
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Devon's Parent Pack to support discussion about Coronavirus.

Window Walk of Solidarity - supporting each other.