Primary School

A partner school within the John Taylor MAT

Distance Learning

During the ten week period of school closure to the vast majority of our pupils, the school has been providing weekly distance learning templates which have been uploaded and accessible via this website. This system will, in part, remain but you will notice that daily tasks are now being added. The purpose of such changes is to provide a little more structure to the learning for the children to undertake, should they wish.

Seesaw will continue to provide all children undertaking distance learning with an opportunity to engage and share work and teachers will respond. We are utilising the services of both Miss Cragg and Mrs Arthur a little more with the Seesaw engagement as both are shielding at home and therefore are able to devote a little more time to this. Of course, the other teachers are all in school and so will not always be able to engage and respond as promptly as they have been doing. Many of you will have now received phone calls from the teachers if you have yet to log on to Seesaw and I would urge you to activate this account if you haven’t done so already.

As you are clearly aware, many of our children have been away from school and the learning opportunities for over ten weeks now. This fact alone now illustrates that children should now be involved in some form of distance learning. Engaging in Seesaw and the distance learning materials is now becoming very important. If you are having difficulty in accessing these materials then I would encourage you to contact your child’s class teacher directly, via the Seesaw account and they will be able to support your concerns.

It is important to recognise that we understand the many difficulties that you are experiencing with supporting home learning, especially if you are trying to work from home too. We know that it is incredibly difficult, so do what you can do! Remember you are supporting your child through a difficult time - I hope you find the above information both helpful and reassuring. Don’t let this be something that stresses you - it is vital that you look after yourself and your own mental health in order to provide the best possible care for your child.

We would be thrilled if all children unable to come to school were able to engage so please do contact us via the school emails which will be checked throughout the day if you need resources or help – seesaw@rykneld.staffs.sch.uk or office@rykneld.staffs.sch.uk

Please click below to find detailed information for your child's year group:

Overview of themes for the coming weeks (weeks 10 - 16)

Mrs Hill has created a selection of PE activities for you to complete each week. Each week she will add 5 resources for you to follow. These are suitable for all age groups, even those who are not at school.

This week's PE activities. In addition to this week's PE activities, Key Stage 2 children are being invited to take part in the 'Joy of Moving Home School Festival' run by Burton Albion Community Trust. Please download the resource pack here if you would like to take part.


Year 1 

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

If you would like any resources to support your child's mental health and wellbeing during these times, please click the image below.


The children can also access an online reading resource https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx to access colour banded books. Please use the student login below:


We also thought these general ideas would be useful for any year group.

Non-screen activities

100+ indoor activities

Simple STEM activities for families

Home learning PE resources

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