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On January 4th 2021 the Government declared a National lockdown announcing that all schools must close and all learning to become remote (online) learning. This applied to all children except those considered vulnerable and children of critical workers, who would remain in school. In response to the Government announcement leaders at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School have produced the attached policy for home learning.

Please CLICK HERE to read our Remote Learning Policy - January 2021

Please CLICK HERE to read information for parents about Remote Learning

Please CLICK HERE to read the EEF's 5 Principles for Home Learning


Please use TEAMS to access daily work set for your children to complete at home

For details of your child's daily timetable please visit their class page.

Message from Leeds City Council Safeguarding Team:

Safer Leeds have updated their website to include useful information for victims of Domestic Violence and people delivering services. They have also launched their DV campaign and messages are being shared across Twitter on @saferleeds and @LCCnews.

Please visit https://www.leeds.gov.uk/domesticviolence/Pages/default.aspx


The BBC has drastically increased the amount of content available on its Bitesize pages. There are daily video lessons, activities and support across all subjects.
- the Oak National Academy is a project funded by the Department for Education and supported by Google. It has lessons sorted by subject or day-by-day.

Please try your best to provide a structured learning environment for your child. Remember, you cannot do more than your best.


Please see below a useful document with many sources of support for parents, pupils and staff:

Sources of Support for Wellbeing


Please see below the documents that were sent home with the newsletter on Friday 15th January 2021:

Guide to Home Learning

Update from Darren Beardsley BWCAT

7 top tips to support reading at home - KS2

7 top tips to support reading at home - KS1


Aireborough Children's Services offer support to families in need. Please click the link  below for further information.



Please see below a document with information about the remote provision we will be providing, as well as 5 principles for home learning:

Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents

EEF 5 Principles for Home Learning


Structuring a day:
Please see your child's class webpage for a weekly timetable to support you in structuring your day.

 On this page:

Maths at home
English at home
RE at home
Science at home
Topic at home
Other activities
Helping your child understand what is happening in the world right now


Maths at home

If you would like further resources, try some of the following:

White Rose Maths - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Daily maths lessons and activities. A short video introduces the day's lesson and there is daily work set and answers available.
Every year group is catered for and they will be adding more lessons throughout the school closure period.

Maths at Oak National Academy - https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom
The Oak National Academy (funded by the Department for Education and supported by Google) has a maths section with online video lessons and activities. Select "Subjects" and then your year group to access materials by subject. 

BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
The BBC has drastically increased the amount of content available since April 20th, with daily lessons and activities across a variety of subjects.

Hit the Button - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Free times table/number bond practice, very good for a couple of minutes at the start of your maths session as a warm up.
They also have an app available on iOS and Android tablets and phones.


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English at home

  • Read for at least 15 minutes every day. If possible, engage with your children's reading and discuss what they have just read for a few minutes after they have finished.
  • We also encourage use of Lexia (Year 1, Year 2 and selected children from other year groups) if you have access to it. Please be patient as school has a limited number of licences that can be used at one time - if you cannot log in at first, please try again later.

If you would like further resources, try some of the following:

English at Oak National Academy - https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom
The Oak National Academy (funded by the Department for Education and supported by Google) has an English section with online video lessons and activities. Select "Subjects" and then your year group to access materials by subject. 

BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
The BBC has drastically increased the amount of content available since April 20th, with daily lessons and activities across a variety of subjects.

PhonicsPlay - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Great website for Reception/KS1 children, available for free during the school closures.
username: march20
password: home

Oxford Reading library - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

These reading scheme ebooks are available for free at the moment. 

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RE at Home 

To help you support your child with the spiritual, pastoral and religious education that they would usually be getting at school, we have curated some resources that both you and your children will hopefully find helpful and fulfilling. 


RE Curriculum

RE online: https://www.reonline.org.uk/teaching-resources/
Provides teaching and learning resources that you might find useful when working on RE at home.


Worship and Faith resources

CAFOD – Virtual Children’s liturgies and resources: https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Children-s-liturgy 
"While we cannot gather together in person due to coronavirus, we can still come together as a community through prayer."


Gospel Readings for Kids - MisterD418: https://www.youtube.com/user/misterD418/videos
Youtube channel that goes through every Sunday’s Gospel reading and explains it with child-drawn cartoons and simple child-friendly explanations.

 Catholic.org – daily readings: https://www.catholic.org/bible/daily_reading/
Full daily readings – First Reading, Psalm, Gospel


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Science at home

You can find the topics that you children have been studying in science in the Spring term and what they were scheduled to study in the Summer Term below:


Science resources to help parents:

Below are some highly recommended resources to support you in leading your children's learning in their science topic. Please do use your own ideas and knowledge to help your child understand their science too!


Additional support

Primary Science Teaching Trust - Videos of the Week: https://www.facebook.com/pg/primaryscienceteachingtrust/videos/
Meet scientists from the past and present. Learn more about people who do jobs that use science.

University of Manchester - Children's University: https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/
An excellent resource to support children's learning in science. Not all of the science topics are covered but there are a number of excellent ready-made activities on a wide range of topics.

Marvin and Milo cards - 155 science experiments to try at home: https://spark.iop.org/collections/marvin-and-milo 
Great experiments for parents and children to try together at home. Full explanations of the physics involved so that even parents that don't feel confident in their scientific knowledge can teach their children.

STEM Home Learning Primary: https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary
Specially selected STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities and resources for you to try at home!


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Topic at home

Below are some highly recommended resources to inform some of your afternoon activities. Please check resources you use carefully before giving them to your children; while resources from child-orientated websites are likely to be fine, those that are not specifically aimed at children (such as Wikipedia) may include historical details that are not appropriate for primary age children.

Additional Support

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) (formerly the World Wildlife Fund):
Activities to do at home: https://www.wwf.org.uk/things-to-do-home
Information on their free Seek app to identify wildlife while at home: https://www.wwf.org.uk/discover-nature-seek-app
WWF YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WWFunitedkingdom/videos


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Other activities


There is a wide range of resources available to help you plan your afternoons. 


Highly recommended - all subjects covered:

Twinkl home learning hub - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents
Really helpful resources and lesson ideas for every subject in the curriculum. Many of the activities are free for the duration of the school closures, including the following full resource packs:
Reception Year 1  Year 2  Year 3  Year 4  Year 5  Year 6   
You can also register for a month's free access to download other resources from the website as you need them. See this page for more details of the free 1-month membership.

BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
The BBC will be adding resources to this site daily. Again, every subject has content.

Classroom Secrets Kids: https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/
Lots of excellent resources and activities aimed a t kids and parents at home. Free membership at the moment.

Premier League Primary Stars: https://r1.dmtrk.net/3VTU-1453Q-D61IJ0X749/cr.aspx
Football themed free resources and challenges to help home learning.





Subject Specific links/advice:


Scratch - https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/
Online coding tool. Simple to pick up but teaches good coding concepts. Video tutorials available.

MS Office (free web-only version available if you don't have it at home)
It is an excellent idea to allow children to create stories on Word, presentations on PowerPoint or even graphs and tables on Excel. It is particulary useful if children learn how to copy, paste, undo and use keyboard shortcuts.

Turtle Logo - https://turtleacademy.com/playground
Programming basics - scroll down for help and commands.



Diocese of Leeds virtual singing sessions - https://www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk
2pm daily!  Subscribe to their youtube channel at www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk

Out of the Ark - https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/
Daily songs with linked challenges and activities

Fischy Music - https://mailchi.mp/00ec056ac5a9/1g6ug92dwc
Lots of fun music-based videos, activities and even Monday Morning Assemblies (11am).


PE, Health and well-being

Leeds United Foundation: https://www.leedsunited.com/news/community/26444/foundation-coaches-to-help-keep-youngsters-active-whilst-learning
The Leeds United Foundation are encouraging youngsters and families to stay active whilst they are learning at home over the next few weeks.

FSC (Field Studies Council) - simple activities which children can do at home: https://r1.dmtrk.net/65YE-W4P-79K4IQZD3/cr.aspx 
Free FSC home resources to encourage fun and active outdoor learning.


Below are a list of websites that are offering free online active resources for children.  Most contain fun active videos with some learning content or tasks.


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The Path to Tokyo 2020 Active Homework (1).pdf

Thornbridge Outdoors - Active Homework 2020 (1).pdf



The following websites have high energy, and mindfulness/yoga activities.  Plus healthy eating content.





Personal challenge tasks/ Active Play/ Get Set Ride resources



Physical literacy



High energy videos:

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv  (Joe Wicks Daily PE videos)





Other useful links

Active Maths:



Activities for all ages and abilities:



QR code reader app required.  KS1&2 English and Science





Maths Resources




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Helping your child understand

If your child is confused, or struggling to understand what is going on at the moment, please see the below Social Stories;

Pandemics and the Coronavirus

School is Closing


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