Distance Learning Resources

If you want online resources to work through with your child at home because they are self-isolating or awaiting a Covid test, here are some useful websites, but please firstly look at your child’s class page for the curriculum/ timetable plan and call the class teacher:

To practice your spellings at home, take a look at https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

For further Maths practice, take a look at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

More Maths activities here  https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Lots of great activities, videos and tips her at BBC Teach https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach

BBC bitesize

The school has subscribed to Times tables rock stars:  Please ask your class teacher for your child’s log in.

10am on a Tuesday and Thursday have fun drawing http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Let children take a break and enjoy listening to a David Walliams’ story : https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ 

 https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/grownups/healthy-minds/download-our-health-for-kids-looking-after-yourself-kit/Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have developed a self-care kit for primary school aged children which is aimed at looking after their emotional health and wellbeing during this time. The kit covers lots of topics, including staying healthy, handling emotions, letting go of worries and staying connected, plus some fun things to do whilst at home. There are breathing exercises, advice on conversation starters, a postcard that can be filled in with a message to family member or friend they are missing and much more. It can be downloaded from the Health for Kids: Grownups website:

Oak National Academy

Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub

The sector-led Oak National Academy has today launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people. Look at the class pages to see the curriculum learning for the term – videos can be found on Oak Academy for it.

The Oak National Academy can be accessed here:


Launch of BBC Bitesize

The BBC has today launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.

BBC Bitesize can be accessed here:


Please submit on the homework email account: saying which year group and teacher you would like to look at it.

Best Websites With Free Online Books For Kids

  • Oxford Owl
  • Storyline Online
  • International Children’s Digital Library
  • Open Library
  • Amazon’s Free Kids Ebooks
  • Barnes & Noble Free Nook Books for Kids
  • P’s Magic Library

The class teachers will also use Class dojo.


  Please also ask the school for a pack of work or where the class resources are if your child is absent from school due to self-isolation or awaiting a covid test.

St Mary's Catholic Primary School