COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

Thriftwood School & College are asking for the support and understanding of our visitors in helping us minimise the risk of COVID-19.

Thriftwood continues to take guidance from Public Health England. Taking this into account, we are now limiting access to the site to essential visitors only.

If your visit to Thriftwood is an essential one, we would nevertheless ask that you refrain from visiting if:

Along with all members of the Thriftwood community, any visitors to the School or College should wash their hands with soap and water before leaving home and once they arrive on site. Gel hand sanitiser will also be available on arrival and throughout your visit. You will need to wear a face covering throughout your visit to our school.

For the avoidance of potential embarrassment, we would also like to advise you that Thriftwood is currently operating a ‘no handshake’ policy for all members of its community.

We apologise for not being able to give you our usual warm welcome, but we must take the current situation very seriously and look after the welfare of our pupils and staff.

If you have any questions, please contact the member of staff you were due to visit.

Please click HERE to visit the news page for more information.

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College's Remote Learning Archive

Please find below a suggested timetable and website links to some work activities for students to complete if they are now staying at home or in self-isolation. We would recommend to try to encourage your child to do some work each day. When students return to College they should bring any work with them to share with their tutor so we can see what they have been up to!

Please see Thriftwood's YouTube page to see various videos and messages from our staff!

Students may also wish to e-mail photos of their learning to adding the tutors name in the subject bar. 

Please click here to read about Thriftwood's unexpected visitor!!


SNAP Family Guide Info Sheet 1-2SNAP Family Guide Info Sheet 4SNAP Family Guide Info Sheet 5SNAP Family Guide Info Sheet 6SNAP Family Guide Info Sheet 78 Ways To Support Your ChildDaily Quarantine Questions / Self-Isolation Support / Things I Can Control

Timetable Guide for Home

Website Links:


Twinkl Website - Twinkl are currently offering a wealth of resources for all levels free of charge at the moment

Blue Peter - Apply for a Badge

Colchester Zoo - Wildlife activities to do at home

RSPB - WildVerse Poetry Competition / Wild Challenge

School of Sign Language - Learn BSL Online

SEAX Trust Learning Resources -

Resources by Subject:

Class K4 and K5

K4 (work for week commencing 13.07.20): English and Maths

K5 (work for week commencing 13.07.20): English, Maths and Fitness

K5 English (Writing a Speech) - Activity 1 / Activity 2 / Activity 3 / Activity 4 / Activity 5

K4 Activities - General Activities / Garden Treasure Hunt / Where to go for Medical Help / Medical Scenarios / Medical Scenarios and Treatment

K5 Activities - Trip Planning / Restaurant Maths

Life Skills - In the Kitchen / Household Chores

Songs & Activities: 27 feel good pop songs with lyrics to learn and sing along to. Also some basic musical activities ( Free if you log in with an email address)


Week commencing 13.07.20: Higher Level Maths (KS4 Group 3 & KS5 Groups 4 & 5), Middle Level Maths (KS4 Group 2 & KS5 Groups 2 & 3), Lower Level Maths (KS4 Group 1 & KS5 Group 1)

My Maths - students have their own personal login details for this website which they use at College. Work will be regularly assigned to students via My Maths for them to complete. Please contact if you experience any difficulties accessing this resource

Top Marks Maths - Various online resources for all ages

Timetables - Summary Sheet

Family Maths Quiz / Lower Ability Maths Worksheet / Higher Ability Maths Worksheet / Budgeting Challenge 1 / Budgeting Challenge 2


INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS: English work for July 2020 - Key stage 4 and Key stage 5

GCSE English - War of the Worlds You-Tube Playlist  / The Storm / Spellings / Radio Broadcast

Literacy with Mr Fisher (work for week commencing 08.06.20): Phase 5

Grammar: Noun, Verb, Adjective and Adverb WordmatsUse of Nouns / Use of Verbs / Use of Adjectives / Use of Wordmats

Reading Tasks: Tasks 1-6

Reading Suggestions: Guidance / Suggested Reading / Audible Suggested Reading / BBC Wind in the Willows

Writing: High Frequency Word Handwriting / Diary

English for all: Writing a Description / Writing Instructions / Garden Senses

Audio Story with David Walliams  - Free 30 minute audio story every day at 11am for 30 days

Units of Sound Website / Guidance Letter

Top Marks Literacy - Various online resources for all ages

Speech, Language & Communication - Mrs Watt

To access a variety of activities that Mrs Watt has selected for you, please go to:

Click on 'sign in' (top right hand corner) and enter the PIN code: JC5738

Select the activity you want to do, click on it to download

(Parents/carers - any problems accessing the work, please email Mrs Watt at

British Sign Language

Clothes / Countries / Drinks / Food / Family Members / Teachers Names


Practical Lesson 1 - Pepper Escape / Practical Lesson 2 - Skittle Rainbow

Design and Make

Design and Make Tasks

Animal Care

Work for week commencing 13.07.20: Animals from Different Countries

Life Skills

Life Skill Challenges 1 / Life Skill Challenges 2


Work for week commencing 13.07.20: Body Weight Circuits

Circuits - Instruction Booklet / Recording Sheet


P.E. with Joe - From Monday 23rd March 2020, Joe Wicks who is also known as "The Body Coach" will be live streaming a daily workout at 9am each day

Daily Football Skills Challenge


Work for week commencing 13.07.20: Summer

Miss Greenhouse and Miss Exell's Art Challenge - Letter to Students   This weeks Art Work Theme is 'SPRINGTIME'

Colouring with Climo / Portraits 1 / Portraits 2 / Making a book / My World / Fruit Drawing / Lynn & Anna's Rainbow Competition / Describing Beetles / Drawing Beetles / Pattern Beetles / Collage Beetles

Performing Arts

Performing Arts / Childnet Film Competition 2020


WLL Horticulture KS4 and KS5 - July and August Rainy Day Activities

Sensory Nature Hub Box Activities / Scavenger Hunt 1 / Scavenger Hunt 2


ICT Fun Test / Hour of Code Flyer


Music Lessons: Lesson 1 / Lesson 2 / Lesson 3Lesson 4

BBC 10 Pieces - Click on each of the 30 pieces for a 5 minute animation and introduction to each piece. Then listen to the full performance ( I suggest one piece a day or every other day)

Drumming - Although you don’t have a djembe drum as we do in the music room, you can join in by tapping on your legs or you could also use an upside down washing up bowl, cushion or cardboard box: Easy / Any Level / Advanced (Start at 2 minutes to skip long intro) / Professional


PSHCEe Education - A guide for Parents/Carers educating at home

Childnet Film Competition 2020 - This year's theme looks at feeling free and safe online

'Lianes A-Z to get you out of bed'

Health & Wellbeing Body Scan / Health & Wellbeing Breathing Exercises

PSHCE (week commencing 13.07.2020): Online Activity

Think U Know is a very helpful website on keeping young people safe and are producing "Home Activity Packs" during the lockdown: Pack 1 / Pack 2

BBC Logan High Series 1 and 2 / BBC Bitesize

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