Home Learning

Welcome to Bishop Road School’s Home Learning page.

Please use the buttons at the top of the page to navigate to the various Home Learning sections.

Here you will find key information and updates about home learning during school closure.

Recommended Timetable for Home Learning:

Go to each year group’s Home Learning page (found on the classes section of our website) to find activities that teachers have prepared for these sessions. There are some small variations between year groups to the timetable above that are outlined on these pages too.

Read-a-Rainbow Challenge
Miss Robson has designed a special Summer Reading Challenge to keep you reading lots throughout the summer! Have a go at reading seven books – all different colours of the rainbow. Bring your finished book rainbows in to school in September to be displayed in the library!

There’s lots of suggestions of things to read attached. If you don’t have a printer feel free to draw the rainbow yourself!


While We Can’t Hug Competition – Book Trust are running a fab competition for schools to win 50 copies of this lovely picture book. To enter, you need to send in photos or videos of how you’ve been socially distancing with your family and friends. 

How to draw a Blooms Garden –  A good one for the summer, young artists can learn how to draw a blossoming garden with this drawing activity inspired by ‘The Big Book of Blooms’ by Yuval Zommer (We have some of his amazing pull out books in the library!) 


The Truth About Old People -Elina Ellis rads her picture book via the Waterstones’ Instagram page.  

Mr Gum Reading by author Andy Stanton – a 10 minute reading also via Waterstones’ Instagram (There’s lots of great authors on their Instagram lives!)  age  https://www.instagram.com/tv/CB0go0eJM3A/?igshid=yscg4q09ikw2

The Golden Beano – a firm library favourite, Beano have released three online versions of the popular comic available to download for free here https://www.beano.com/posts/the-golden-beano-worth-its-weight-in-lols

Bishop Road’s Lockdown Library – We hope to create a community based lockdown library using the poster template provided. If you cannot print it then please recreate your own. The challenge is to draw a book you’ve either read recently or are currently reading and display it in your window for everyone to see. The link to the posters is here:

The Children’s Bookshow Competition – a challenge for 7-11 year olds to write their own ‘Letter from Lockdown’ and win a trip to London or lots of books! There are examples by Quentin Blake, Axel Scheffler, Posy Simmons and lots of other authors talking about their experience of lockdown. We are happy to send these off for you if you send them into the Year Group email accounts! 


Arts Award at Home

As a registered Arts Award Centre we have been given the opportunity to provide access to the Arts Award Discover. We have successfully run the Arts Award Discover courses within school over the past two years and had hoped to do so again this year. By using the following links both parents/carers and children can read the material they need to complete the course and apply for their own certificates if they choose to.

The Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and art leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry. 

It allows young people to:

  • discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in arts activities
  • experience arts events
  • develop creative and communication skills that are essential for success in 21st century life
  • explore the work of artists and craftspeople and gain insights into the professional arts world
  • gain experience and knowledge to help progress into further education and employment

There are no entry requirementsno time limit for completing the award, and no set rules on how to present final work.

Information for Parents and Carers


Information for Participants


This is a wonderful opportunity for children to engage with the Arts at home and earn a certificate that allows them access to the rest of the Arts Awards.

Lockdown Library Window Posters Activity


We recently received a letter from one of the charities we have supported this year, Crisis. Through our fundraising efforts we have helped raise £853.17 which will help frontline workers provide wellbeing, employment, housing and skills to support those in need. What an incredible achievement in such a uncertain time. Well done everyone!

Research Project:

For the week commencing 6th July, the project theme is Buildings/Architecture :

Take part in the Bishop Road Home Pentathlon with your family!

Reopening Information

Click here to view the Reopening Information page

Home Learning

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