Home Learning

The following document outlines our remote education provision. It is intended that this document will provide clarity and transparency to our pupils, parents and carers about what to expect from our remote education provision where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home and for details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating.  

Resources to use at home:

Within the 'home learning' section of the website you will find a range of resources to suit all age groups.

Seesaw instructions have been emailed to families and children/families can post work on this for teachers to see.

If you are having any problems accessing the above please contact school via email.

Below is a list of useful links to support home learning, which may be of benefit. 

BDP Family Activity Menu

This Family Activity Menu is provided for use by parents during the afternoons of 12th, 19th and 26th March when Benton Dene Primary school will be closed to pupils.

Supporting home learning routines

The Education Endowment Foundation has created the following PDF to create a checklist that you can use to help plan your child's day, as well as a video to help discuss home learning routines with your child.

Physical Education Activities

Mr Smith has put together a home pack of activities to keep pupils fit and engaged. 


Active Mile

Alongside the North Tyneside Sports Team, we would like to promote an initiative to encourage all of our children who have been inspired by Captain Tom to take part in a similar exercise activity. The activity is designed to get children active and running 1 mile each day. This mile can take place in your gardens, up and down your staircases ( safely! ) or as part of your 1 hour of exercise away from your homes.

BBC Bitesize Home Learning Help

Bitesize Topics has got videos, quizzes, articles and practice activities from BBC Bitesize and partners to help you this Autumn term. Just pick your year and subject to find a topic and get started!

Oak National Academy

A vast range of home learning videos and activities, covering a range of topics, that are lead by teachers.

*Some of the History/Geography topics may be in different year groups as schools are free to decide on this so you might need to look around.

North Tyneside EduGames 2020

Home Learning Ideas
Follow the image link to find many ideas, resources and games that have been supplied and created by our North Tyneside Local Authority. They are suitable for a range of ages and cover many different topics. This website will be continually updated with new and exciting resources so keep on checking.

National Trust

How many of these things can you achieve from the comfort of your garden/yard/window?


BBC Bitesize

This website has many fun and interesting video clips on a range of subjects.


White Rose Maths

Log in to White Rose Maths for free. There are lessons on line with supporting worksheets and handy answer sheets.



This website provides a new image each day, all of which are accompanied by a story starter and other activities such as ‘sick’ sentences to improve and make them more sophisticated, sentences to complete and prompt questions to stimulate discussion.


Cosmic Kids

We've had an email from Jaime from Cosmic Kids, and wanted to share it with parents so that they could benefit from the resources Cosmic Kids provide.


Jaime here. I hope you are doing ok.

Martin and I (and Mini and Spence) are here and thinking about what we can do to help...

On top of our videos, we have few more things that might be useful to families - FREE stuff to download and use offline for a bit of variety.

  •  Our funsheets are a great set of printables which have lots of fab mindfulness & crafty ideas which are easy to do at home.
  •  Also our Guided Relaxation scripts. Your voice is one of the most soothing sounds to your kids and will always make them feel safe. 
  •  There's our episode guide. An interactive menu of all our yoga adventures with links. This might help you discover videos which your kids haven't done yet.

I hope you find these useful! Please share them with others.

I honestly think that if we work together and support one another we will come through this stronger than ever."

North Tyneside Libraries - BorrowBox

BorrowBox is a North Tyneside Libraries online service that allows people to become online library members and access a free library of eBooks and Audiobooks online through the BorrowBox app (available both on Android and iOS through the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, respectively).

You can join North Tyneside Libraries online by using the form at:

https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/northtyneside/join which will send you an email with a PIN code that allows you to access the online catalogue and the BorrowBox system. You can convert this into a full North Tyneside library membership later if you want.


To get the app running, start the app and find the North Tyneside Libraries service. Sign in with the Library ticket number (28012) and your library PIN.  If you have forgotten you PIN you can get a new one from any North Tyneside library. If you have an email address registered with us you can reset it here.

Discovery Education Espresso

Discovery Education has been in touch with Benton Dene Primary to inform us that Espresso will remain available during this event and provides resources and services that can be used when learning from home. Students can log in with the username 'student23369', the password is 'benton' and you can access the Espresso website at the URL 'www.discoveryeducation.co.uk'.



Useful Websites

For many parents, access to online resources will be the way forward when continuing their child's education. For this reason, alongside any paper resources sent out by school, we would ask that pupils utilise the following websites for online learning. All of the websites listed are free and many have been used already by pupils in school. Please see the sections on the left of this page for subject-specific links.


BBC Learning:


BBC Bitesize catch-up revision for English and Maths.

Ted Ed:


All sorts of engaging educational videos

The Kids Should See This:


A wide range of amazing educational videos covering a range of subjects.

iDEA Awards:


Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

DK Find Out:


Activities and quizzes