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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’.

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.



The Diocese of Salford have put together a fantastic document with links to resources, music and websites for families during the closure period. See the document below.

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.



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.




Ten Ten produce resources that we use at St Joseph's throughout the school year for Religious Education lessons and Collective Worship.

During the closure Ten Ten have produced a range of resources for you to access at home, follow the link below to our page full of links and resources.

The Young People’s Trust for the Environment have produced home learning packs to support parents and carers whilst their children are at home during the Covid-19 lockdown. Click the link button below for the resources.

Year 2            Mrs Grant has set up a Spelling Shed Hive test which will take place every Monday morning at 10.30pm. We will send you the code via email and text ahead of the online test. The words for each test will be on Spelling Shed for your child to practise.


To access Hive:

Log on to Spelling Shed using your child's login details.

Click 'Play'

On the top left hand corner you will see 3 small lines. Click on that and you will see 'Join Hive Game'. Click on that.

Input the game code that you will have been sent (leave out the # symbol).

You should now be able to play!

A new spelling will be asked after a few seconds of you inputting your answer.


Important Information

*Only the top 3 children will be displayed in the leader board to avoid any upset.

*Please note: you will need the volume turned up so you can hear the word being read to you.



Mrs Grant has produced a Home Learning Guide for English and Maths to help guide you and your child through activities and learning over the closure period.



TTS Home Activity Book


This activity book can be printed or the activity sheets can be recreated by redrawing them onto paper or in a notebook. This is a one stop activity book that includes literacy, maths, art, PE and lots of other subjects.




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!





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.



I See Maths are producing video lessons which they are posting up on their website and on YouTube. Parents can sign up on the website and be added to the mailing list to receive updates on resources and ideas and support. Alternatively you can subscribe to the YouTube channel as videos are being posted daily. The links the website and the YouTube channel are below.


Website: http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/


YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfyh0qIIwTEV8ktNRI0x5-g?view_as=subscriber



This document gives you ideas, activities and projects for your child or your whole family.



The document below is a Home Learning pack from Classroom Secrets and covers topics in Maths and English in worksheet format. This learning pack is aimed at Year 1.



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 



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.