Remote Learning

We think remote learning is really important at Cottons Farm whether we are all learning from home or learning from home after school.  Most of our Remote Learning is based online.  Here are the key sites you will need to access to make the most of our home learning offer.  Just click on the logo and you will be taken to the site. If you have forgotten your children's passwords, you can contact the office team who will be happy to help,

Purple Mash

A range of home learning can be completed on Purple Mash.  Your teacher will also send you emails on Purple Mash to help explain your home learning.

Phonics Play

To be a brilliant reader you need to be able to use your letter sounds to sound out words.  Phonics play will help you practise at home so you get quicker and quicker!



Want to read at home?  Struggling to find enough books? Myon has loads of online books available for you to read and they are linked to our Accelerated Reader scheme.

Spelling Shed

It is time to get spelling.  When your teacher sets you spellings on spelling shed, here is the link.  You can still use the link though even just for fun!

Times Table Rockstars

Do you want to make it as a Times Table Rockstar?  If you do, then you need to practise loads and loads on TT Rockstars.  You know what they say, practise makes perfect!


Before you become a Times Table Rock Star, you need to master NumberBots.  Play on here as much as you can and you will soon be a magician with numbers!

At the botton of this page, you can download our remote learning strategy & a summary of our general approach to home learning.  This tells you how we support our pupils at home.  The key features of our stratefy are

  • Microsoft Teams Live check ins and story times
  • Video content recorded by teachers to explain learning
  • Learning that fits in with our existing schemes of work
  • Use of high-quality educational sites like the above
  • Use of Purple Mash emailing to keep in daily contact with parents
  • Investment in devices to support families with home learning

Here are some Fantastic examples of the learning our pupils have been doing at home!

This is Alex's fantastic writing!











This is Arwand's amazing spy story


Henryk has done some fantastic reading work














Nicole did some amazing topic work on Purple Mash!

























Martins did some fantastic problem solving in Maths!


Well done to everyone who has been working hard at home!


Sheridan Street, Sinfin, Derby, Derbyshire DE24 9HG

Mrs K Patmore - Principal

01332 771370 - Cottons Farm Academy