The Grove Academy
March 19 2020

School Closure

Chris Kelly

We recognise this as a very challenging time for everyone in our community. 

During the closure, there will be a skeleton staff in  operation at the school. 

All SATs, phonics screening, times table tests and national exams have been cancelled. There is nothing more important in the coming months than your family  and loved ones.  Please take care of yourselves and take care of each other. 

Below you will find packs of resources for each year group. You may wish to look into other year groups too, depending on how your child is dealing with the tasks for their Year group.


Virtual assembly 1: Thursday 23rd April 2020
Virtual assembly 2: Friday 1st May 2020
Virtual assembly 3: Thursday 7th May 2020
Virtual assembly 4 – Friday 15th May 2020
Corona Virus- A story for children

Helping your child with Reading

Extra activities are under other resources. Keep Reading with your child every day.

Click here for a link to Hertfordshire County Library. The link will help you set up an e-borrowing system.

Amazon has cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed, children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and reading. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet by clicking here.

Book Trust Home Time: Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy story time with free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters. Click here

Karen Storms, our librarian’s new YouTube channel. Reading aloud books to children. Click here.

David Walliams – Free stories for 30 days – Click here

Oxford Owl – Phonics book FREE e-library Click here

Ways to keep your child’s reading up while schools are closed click here

Helping your child with Writing

Daily shows with interactive activities to keep everyone busy and engaged. Please click here.

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