St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Home Learning Links

This page has been added to support families who wish to self isolate or in the event that school is closed. Below you will find some useful links which will enable our children to be independent learners at home.

As ever, we would like to ensure that the safety of our children is of paramount importance. Internet time should be carefully monitored, and as always children encouraged to report items on the internet which they feel uncomfortable with or upsets them in anyway, to a responsible adult.

Online Safety

Website Link Internet Matters advice for parents (0-5). Various topics to discuss with children and keep children safe online.

Pre-school (0-5) online safety advice

Internet Matters advice for parents (6-10) – Various topics to discuss with children and keep children safe online

Young Children (6-10)


National Mental Health Awareness Week

Time to Change Activity Pack Mental Health Awareness Week

My 2020 Quarantine Time Capsule

My 2020 Quarantine Time Capsule UK – Big Life Journal

Coronavirus- a book for children

A book for children explaining coronavirus written illustrated by Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo)

2020 Pandemic Journal

Journal for children to download and use


Catholic Life

Wednesday Word  – Have provided us with temporary access online. Click on the link to access the page.

Click on the link below to see a beautifully sung blessing from churches around the UK.


General Websites
The following websites are for you to  access with with your children. They offer ideas of activities you can do with your children or activities you can set up to support your child’s continuing learning at home. – this site has 10 practical ideas for parents for reception and Year groups 1-6 – twinkl has opened up their resources online to all schools and parents during this period of possible school shutdown. Access to resources will be password free. – lots of ideas for practical maths activities to do at home – provides short videos on games and activities you can engage in with your child, many of which the children can then play on their own or with a sibling. – Numberblocks – activities for children to engage in to continue with important number skills such as counting, number recognition, simple calculation. – activities for children aged 0-5 chat, play read videos and activities for parents and children from 0-5 – lots of ideas for children to get involved in looking for nature in the garden. Make a bug hotel using empty cardboard boxes left in a corner, and then look to see watch is hiding after a couple of days. Look on the internet to find out the names of the mini beasts hiding in your garden. / for nature’s detective ideas and activities

Activities for all ages  can be found on the BBC Bitesize site.

Useful English websites are:

Oxford Owl (KS1)

Teach your monster to read (Reception- Y2)

ICT Runway(Y1)

BBC Bitesize (Reception-Y6)

British Library (Reception -Y6)

WordMania (An app for KS2)

Phonics Play (Reception – Year 2)

ICTGames (Reception – Y6)

Lovereading4kids (Reception-Y6)

Change for Life website (Reception-Y6)


Useful websites (Years 2 to 6)
Especially the Number Puzzles and Brain Workouts sections. Alternatively, select from the grades at the top of the page (Grade 1 = Year 2, Grade 2 = Year 3, etc). (EYFS and Year 1)
Videos to develop understanding of numbers and how they fit together. (Years 1 and 2)
Short videos and activities covering the maths curriculum for KS1. (Years 3 to 6)
Short videos and activities covering the maths curriculum for KS2.  Daily practice of core skills in maths. Practice a range of mathematical skills.

Broader curriculum 



Useful websites
EYFS/KS1/KS2: ExpeRimental is a series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with your children. The films depict the age of the children for which the experiments are suitable.
KS2: Dyson engineers have designed these challenges specifically for children. Ideal for home or in the classroom, they encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.
EYFS/KS1: Free, downloadable materials to support being nature detectives in the outdoors
Families working together:
For more science experiments try


The Historic England website contains an education section that includes: teaching activities, collections of educational images, downloadable resources, PowerPoints, worksheets and notes.
Learn about local and national heritage
The BBC Hands on History website contains a variety of animations, creative activities and projects to bring history alive for your children.


BBC Bitesize – KS1(Year 1 and 2)

BBC Bitesize – KS2 ( Year 3 – 6)


Code for Life (Rapid Router)
Levels 1-18 for KS1
Levels 19-79 for KS2
Concepts are taught as the children move through the levels.