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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.



 Covid-19 Closure

During this period of partial closure this school site continues to be open. We currently have learning bubbles set up for children of key workers and those who fall into the vulnerable category.  At this time, as always, the safeguarding of all our children remains our top priority. A revised copy of our Safeguarding policy can be found here.  Throughout this period, our school will continue as normal in supporting our vulnerable children. If you have any questions or concerns relating to this, please contact the school office by telephone on 01903 230 467 or e-mail: office@downsbrook.org

Remote Learning Support 

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During this period, we recognise that learning at home will be very different and that many families will be juggling learning whilst parents are also working from home. 

We know that structure is important to children and may well be helpful to parents who are trying to keep a sense of normaility to routines and daily activities. If routine is what you think is best, we suggest drawing up a daily or weekly timetable with your child. Make sure that you do schedule in regular breaks and where possible time outside (within Government guidelines). Children will need regular screen breaks if they are learning online and a range of short tasks may work better for younger learners. 

All year groups will have provided a suggested timetable for you to follow but this is a guide only - we recognise that circumstances will be different for all families.   

The learning set should take a minimum of 3 hours and this meets the government expectations for learning for primary age children. We know that children will learn at different places so please don't worry if it takes longer. For those who are completing learning quicker, our home learning pages will link to lots of other resources that you may find helpful.  


The key message is to encourage parents not to be too rigid. All of the suggestions that we give are there to help you but not to hinder or shackle you to a set way of learning. You know your children best - make it fun and they will want to learn, make it memorable and they will learn. 

Please take the time to look at the class pages that we have devised. In addition to the class specific learning pages, we have a range of other mechanisms to support children and families with remote learning due to self-isolation or school closure. Take a look at these useful tools...

Accelerated Reader and Quizzing at home

During periods of self isolation or school closure, children will be able to take AR quizzes at home.

To check whether books have a quiz, please visit arbookfind.co.uk

Occasionally titles do not appear if they are part of a series so it is often worth double-checking by searching using the author’s surname. This site will also be useful in checking that children are reading books that are appropriately accessible and challenging.

To log in to take a quiz, please visit this page https://ukhosted98.renlearn.co.uk/1894386/

Please note that the number is our school reference number and must be correct for the children to be able to log in. Due to the reliance of IT skills, Accelerated Reader is only used by children in KS2 (Years 3 -6)  

The children will need to use their individual log-ins. For those that may have forgotten, these can be obtained from the school. 

Support across the curriculum from Twinkl

Twinkl is an educational resource website used by many teachers throughout the UK. Many schools have an online subscription to their website which offers planning support, display resources as well as practical lesson ideas and activities.  In a generous offer, Twinkl  have offered every parent and teacher a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. This will allow children have access to a wide range of learning during any periods of disruption.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

The Twinkl website is also now providing a daily structured programme, which families can access for free at:


 This alert page will be updated as and when new resources become available