Staff at Elms Bank

Home Learning

Mental Health Week 18-22 May 

To celebrate Mental Health Week click on the links below for Wellbeing activities -

Relaxation techniques try these techniques -

Self soothe Box

Colour breathing techniques

Well-being activity calendar

Well-being Art

Emotion wheel

Printable poster

Try out these activities with the Blob characters - 

Blob families

Blob kindness

Blob Tree

Click on the link - To celebrate Mental Health Week


Week starting 11 May 2020

Music Overview VE Day

Miss Hirst's Home school music challenge, just click on the link below

FA Cup and Football

Song of the Week 11 May 2020

Make Your Own Kind of Music (Song)

Make Your Own Kind of Music (Virtual Choir Instructions)

Just Giving 

We are releasing a charity song to bring happiness for NHS Charities Together because we want to spread joy and thank our incredible NHS!

We are using our passion and love for singing to not only bring the Elms Bank Community together, but also the wider communities. Many students at Elms Bank have underlying health issues and are classed as 'vulnerable'. As such, we are incredibly grateful to our NHS workers and those on the front line, whose actions go beyond our gratitude.

We wanted to do 'our bit' to support the NHS. After such interest from our first song - our cover of 'True Colours' -  we thought what better way to do that than with a charity song!

If you would like to support us please visit our Just Giving page!

 Home Learning

For further suggestions look under 'Elms Bank/Key Information/Coronavirus Update'. 

To support your child with their learning, please enjoy engaging in the activities 

Home Learning Booklets

In this pack you will find lots of activity ideas for you and your family, just click on the links -

Home Learning Booklet - April 2020 

Home Learning Booklet - May 2020

Thrive Home School 

 This week's theme is - The Local Area.  Click on the links below for more activities -

Bury's Sons and Daughters

Planting a Rainbow

Your Local Area

Nature Sensory Activities

Overview - The Local Area

Quote of the Day

Click on the link - Tuesday's quote

Themed Calendar

Click on the link - Themed Calendar June 2020

Specialist Provision Weekly Challenges

Click on the link - Summer A Week 1

Click on the link - Summer A Week 2

Click on the link - Summer A Week 3

Click on the link - Summer A Week 4

Click on the link - Doggy Pampering

Click on the link - How to fold a shirt

Sensory Kits

Free kits to support children with Sensory needs at home, just click on this link for more information -

Home Daily Timetable

See the attached suggestion for your Daily Home School Timetable


42 Phonemes (Video)

Drawing Challenge

For a Drawing Challenge see below, and follow the links for more drawing skills

Drawing Challenge

Drawing Skills using a pen or pencil

More Drawing Skills

Bumper Pack of Activities


More exciting learning links -  

Chester Zoo

Join us for Virtual Day at Chester Zoo at 10am 


For information on the Fundamentals of Communication, Intensive Interaction, Essential Signs of Elms Bank and Objects of Reference and Sensory Referencing, please click on the link below.

The Fundamentals of Communication


Online Resources

Khan Academy

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.


BBC Learning

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.



Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).



For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.



Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.



Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.



Creative computer programming


Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos


National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.



Learn languages for free. Web or app.


Mystery Science

Free science lessons


The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos


Crash Course

You Tube videos on many subjects


Crash Course Kids

As above for a younger audience


Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.


iDEA Awards

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.


Paw Print Badges

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.



All kinds of making.


Prodigy Maths

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.


Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.


Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!


British Council

Resources for English language learning


Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for Primary age


Big History Project

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.


Geography Games

Geography gaming!


Blue Peter Badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.


The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities


Red Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts for little ones


The Imagination Tree

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.


Toy Theater

Educational online games


DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes



This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.



Writing inspiration for a range of ages.


Purple Mash

White rose maths – a range of mathematics resources that are available for all of our pathways. Students that are working towards GCSE there are a range of planning and activities available. use the schemes of learning on the link attached to support your children

Times tables rockstars and Numbots – all students at Elms Bank are able to logon to this resource. Great for practice of times tables, students have an avatar that they are able to dress etc as they answer times tables questions correctly.


Classroom secrets 

This website has a range of activity packs that are printable for all of our learners. has a range of activities specific to Mathematics for students particularly within our inspire pathway. Resources focussing upon mathematical problem solving for all age groups from EYFS - primary – secondary level.


Mr Barton maths website has a range of mathematical activities both interactive and non interactive that focus upon key mathematical learning at an inspire level has a range of interactive mathematical and English based activities for students working at age 3 – 14 years


Practice phonic awareness by using the interactive activities on this website