Remote Learning

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At St Mary’s we are committed to supporting our children’s learning both in school and at home.  We have been using our home learning platform, ClassDojo for several years now and are ready to switch to weekly ‘remote learning’ plans should a class bubble close or there is a local lockdown. If your child is absent from school for a day or so please see our weekly newsletter where we share information on English, maths and topic learning in school. There are also links at the bottom of this page to help guide your child's home learning.   

For details on your child's class topic plans and curriculum content please see the 'Teaching and Learning' section of our website. Again, we hope this information will support your understanding of the expectations for learning in their year group. If you have any further questions on the curriculum or would like support in accessing anything online or would like clarification of any passwords, please contact the office at: We would ask that wherever possible you send emails between the hours of 9am-3pm and we will reply within 48 hours.

The orange buttons below will be activiated should a class bubble close or if we are placed into a lockdown.  This is where the weekly learning plans for your child’s class will be posted each week. (These are not live yet!)  These plans will also be posted on ClassDojo.

Remote Learning FAQs

Need Some Structure?

Timetabling your day will be important while your child is learning at home. Click below for a sample timetable that might work for your family.  You do not have to use it, but it is there to help you structure your day if you wish!

Possible Home Learning Timetable

Top Tips

Top Tips for Parents

Non-Screen Time Activities

Indoor Activities
Things to do Indoors
30 day Lego Challenge - Print and do!
Nature Time - Activities to do with Nature

New 'Screen Free' Ideas

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Non-screen Activities 2

Off-Line Fun

Off line Activities
Scavenger Hunt Ideas

General Learning

Topmarks - Interactive games and resources across the curriculum.
Newsround - Keep up-to-date with the latest news.
Downloadable Packs - Packs for every year group
Premier League Stars - Learn across the curriculum with sporting stars 
BBC Radio - Fantastic resources to listen to
Take the 30 Day Creativity Challenge
Parents Information /Online Classroom - Oak Academy (online resources and lessons)
BBC Bitesize - Primary school online lessons
Toy Theatre - Educational games across the curriculum
Dorling Kindersley Find Out - Got a question? You can probably find the answer out here 
20 Virtual Trips - From Aquariums to zoos
Take a Trip Around Buckingham Palace
10 Minute Movers - Simple and quick activities to keep active
Change4life - Reasons to get moving...

Marvellous Maths

NRICH - Click on the primary hub to access maths problem solving activities for children.
Topmarks - Daily Ten and other maths games
Maths playground - Interactive maths games
ICT Games - Interactive Maths games.
Times Tables - Games 
White Rose Maths - Maths for every year group

Engaging English

Phonics Play - Phonics games and activities
ICT Games - Reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities
BBC Supermovers - Great ideas for learning whilst keeping your children active.
Books Trust - Fun at home with authors and illustrators
Oxford Owls - Free e books for children aged 3-11
Go on a Bear Hunt with Michael Rosen
Discovering Books - Learn to draw the Gruffalo,create a miniature book and make a talking animal
Talk for Writing - Units for every year group.. Easy to follow, fun to do! / Batch 2
SpellingFrame - Learn and practise spelling rules
Love My Books - Activities for children from 0-9 and links to you tube book readings.
David Walliams - Listen to David read a story every day
Audible - Free stories to stream in 6 languages
Reading for Pleasure - Ideas to support you to love books 
Classic Reads - Read along with some classic full length stories
Authors Telling Stories - Listen to real authors read their books online

Scintillating Science  

Exciting Science Ideas
NFU Education - Science and STEM resources.
Plants and Growing Food - Find out more about where our food comes from
Watch Animals - LIVE from Edinburgh zoo. (Penguins, pandas, tigers and koalas)
More Animals - Time feeds from Australian zoos
Primary Science Resources - Ideas for all National Curriculum topics
Zoo School! - Join educators from London Zoo for games, activities and live tours
KS1 - STEM resources (science, technology, engineering and maths)