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Dr. Dog is a collaboration between illustrator Lydia Monks and Professor James G Logan from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Dog was created as a friendly face who can educate and reassure young children about the Coronavirus outbreak.


The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to set themselves a reading challenge to help prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.

Each year the Challenge, delivered with the support of public libraries, motivates over 700,000 children to keep reading to build their skills and confidence.

This year, Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books!

The 2020 Challenge will feature bespoke artwork from award-winning children’s author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson (Amelia Fang; Evil Emperor Penguin; I Don’t Want Curly Hair).

With the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the 2020 Challenge will launch as a digital activity to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home. The Challenge will run from June to September, launching with a week of activity from Monday 1 June and culminating in an official launch day of curated events on Friday 5 June 2020.

The digital Challenge will be free to access, featuring games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in treading related activities at home. Although library buildings are closed, libraries will also continue to deliver the Challenge through virtual services and e-lending platforms.

For more information click the link below



Using the BorrowBox app you can "borrow" ebooks:    https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/mainPage.html?b2bSite=5615

If you are not a member of a library you can join online following this link: 



BBC Bitesize daily lessons are now up and running.




PhonicBursts is an app available for iOS (iPhone). The phonics app is specifically designed with interactive features to support children to make rapid progress in Reading and Writing through a systematic and multisensory process of recognise, build, read and write. The app is free to download, search for it in the app store.


Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.


The online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. They will provide new lessons and resources each week.






Miss Ibsen has put together some ideas and suggestions to keep you busy over the school closure period. See the document below.



Hamilton are an online resource website and are producing free packs for English and Maths for each year group. Packs for Week 1 are being added as soon as they are completed and will all be available by the end of the week. Further packs will follow. Keep checking back for more packs or visit the website using the following link.




The packs are being produced for each year group follow the links below for the pack for your child’s year group.

Julia Donaldson and friends will be on Facebook every Thursday at 4pm, with stories, songs or poems. Follow this link:



The first two videos can be found using the following links:



Settle down with the family for the first weekly broadcast of 'Julia Donaldson & Friends'. This week, Julia is joined by star illustrator Axel Scheffler



Settle down with the family for the second weekly broadcast of 'Julia Donaldson & Friends'. This week, Julia is joined by Lydia Monks.



Audible are making hundreds of their audiobooks free for as long as schools are closed, including titles in six languages. You don’t need an account you can start listening straight away.




Small talk is a site created by the National Literacy Trust. The website is aimed at children aged 6 months to 5 years old. The activities on the website centre around chat, play and read.





Reception Class
Mrs Crompton has produced a number of image prompts to give you more ideas for home learning. Click on the link below.

TTS Home Learning Collection


This home learning collection can be printed out or used as a guide. The collection gives you a recipe for play dough and gives you lots activities to use your dough just like we do at school. There are science experiments with lots of key words, there are craft projects, songs and all sorts of activities.




Twinkl is a fantastic website used by teachers and parents all over the country. You can download worksheets and activities for every subject or theme imaginable. To support parents during this period of school closures Twinkl are offering a one month ultimate membership to their website for parents, for month you can access all of their resources. Follow this link to their website and create an account.

The link will take you to a page that Twinkl have set up just for the one month offer in the box titled ‘New to Twinkl’ fill in your email account, choose a password and pick parent from the drop down box under ‘Occupation’. The offer code as you see in the example to the left is already added so press the ‘Signup & Subscribe now!’ button read the terms and conditions and you can access all of the fantastic resources!



CBBC Numberblocks


Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks! Choose an episode to enjoy with your child.







Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages.





This collection of activities/ideas is simply here to help parents and carers find fun things to do if they find themselves unexpectedly at home with younger children.



Storybooks and Games


Here you can find lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing.


There are classic children's stories that we think you and your family will love, including Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd to Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson, along with newer favourites such as Chris Haughton's Oh No, George! and Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall.


You can also watch Storytime videos from the likes of Ore Oduba, Adam Buxton, Fearne Cotton and many more.


And that's not all: below, we also have free, fun kids' games to enjoy online. Whether you want some number games, puzzle games, colouring or the Shape Game, you'll find lots of interactive activities to try. Have fun!




In response to the ongoing situation, PhonicsPlay have decided to offer free access to all of their fantastic games, videos and resources. To access the website follow the link below and set up your account using the following information.

            Username: march20             Password: home






The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.





As you have probably heard, public Catholic Masses have been suspended for the foreseeable future. We know that our Year 3 children’s First Holy Communion has been provisionally postponed to a later date, a letter has been sent home and is available on the website. 

At home, family prayer time could be included into your daily timetable. This could be a useful time to teach your children the traditional prayers such as ‘Our Father’, ‘Hail Mary’, ‘Glory Be’ etc.


Catholic Kids - https://www.catholic-kids.com/prayers.htm


CAFOD - https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources