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Old Dalby Church of EnglandPrimary School

Kind hearts, open minds, courageous spirits

Together we will explore life in all its fullness

Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Hebrews 10:24

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Online resources and work for home

New activities and homework tasks are being uploaded regularly to the class pages. Click below to go to your class page:



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This page has lots of extra activities to dip in and out of with links to all sorts of interesting pages and suggestions of things to do.


Old Dalby Virtual Sports Week, 29th June to 3rd July

This is your chance to win points for your house as we hold our first ever virtual sports week! Mr R and Miss Ingall are challenging Birch, Oak, Elm and Willow to complete a set of challenges to crown our Sports Week Champions. It's not just children who can join in, any members of your household can take part!!

Download the booklet below, have a go at the challenges, record your scores and send them back to the office email by Friday, 3rd July: 


We'll add up all the scores and announce our champions during the last week of term. Good luck everybody!


If you would like to see the challenges in action, click on the page below to watch the Year 6s demonstrate.


Equipment needed:

  • cones or markers
  • stopwatch or timer
  • an empty plastic drinks bottle
  • socks
  • 2 chairs
  • a wall
  • a toilet roll 
  • plastic cup
  • sponge
  • water balloons
  • a long stick or broom handle

Take part in the Leicestershire and Rutland Virtual School Games!

This is a fantastic opportunity to represent the Melton and Belvoir area as we compete against teams from across the county.

Follow the link here to read about the challenges and to find links to demonstrations.

Please use the score sheet below to record how you get on and then send a copy of your results to school by the end of next Thursday. We will collate the results and submit them altogether - this will save you a lot of time at home as submitting scores as individuals is quite time consuming.

There's also a certificate to colour in!



Teaching about equality

Leicester University have created a set of resources to support home learning about equality, including the slave trade. 

These resources were produced for the National Trust by the Colonial Countryside project and a team of historians led by Miranda Kaufmann, who wrote Black Tudors. The lessons are designed to address a gap in knowledge about country houses’ links to the British empire. They were written by a history teacher and author called Dan Lyndon-Cohen. No prior knowledge is required on the part of the teacher and you can go through the slides, working though the exercises together with your child. The answers to any questions that are asked are all there and no additional resources are required. The idea is to teach British colonial history through a local history lens.

We recommend these for Year 3 and above, although you may wish to read through the slides before hand to make sure you feel they appropriate for individual children.

Follow this link to download the lesson plans and resources:

Health for Kids advice from the Leicestershire NHS Partnership

The pack highlights some of the information we have produced on our Health for Kids: Grownups website as well an activity to encourage conversations about feelings, an update from our Community Immunisation Service and details of our secure and confidential text messaging service, ChatHealth, that is available for parents/carers to contact a school nurse.



This half term have a go at Mr R's PE-opoly with your family. Let us know how you get on!


Good luck!


Mr McQuade's Egg Drop Challenge!

Click here to watch the video and then tell us how you get on - we'd love to see how you get on!

Oak Academy lessons:

This website hosts lessons for all subjects for all primary ages.

Do you need to swap your reading books?
As of 28th April, there will be a book trolley outside the school gate. If you need to change your reading books, please drop them off in a named envelope/plastic pocket/plastic bag and there will be replacements ready the following day for you to collect.

BBC Bitesize

The BBC have launched a new set of lessons on their bitesize website:

A message from all of the staff

We wanted to send a message to you all, to say that we miss you all and to make the most of the time you have at home:

An Easter Message

Click here to see our message board and read what others are getting up to.

What have you been up to?

Tell us what you have been doing during your time at home, we'll post messages and ideas on here as a way of staying in touch with each other. If you have any photos you would like to share, email them to Mrs Browne and we'll add them too.

Pentathlon Challenge!

A challenge for the whole family, let us know how you get on...


Online English sessions:

Jane Considine, the lady who designed the reading and writing lenses we use in school, will be doing daily, online English lessons whilst schools are closed.

Useful and interesting links:


Phonics Play:


Sumdog is allowing free access during school closures:


Twinkl - activity sheets and fun activities:


Oxford Owl website - variety of maths and English activities for all ages:


Virtual museum tours:


Into Film - a variety of resources for KS1 and KS2, supporting literacy based around films:


Ideas to stay active - run your own PE lessons!


Celebrity online sessions:


9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks


10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman


11.00am - English with David Walliams


12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)…/category/get-kids-cooking/


1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass


1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel…/status/1241098264373592065


2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)


4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)