Distance Learning

Dear Parents,

Whilst normal school life is on hold due to the risk of infection with COVID-19 below are a series of online activities your child/children can access throughout the period of closure.

Our staff will continue to update this page so your child has the latest information.

Should you have any problems accessing these online activities you can email Mr McNab who will be happy to assist you. Email itcoord@st-marymagdalens.lancs.sch.uk

PURPLE MASH   https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stmary-bb5  

TWINKL - Free resources and activities from across the curriculum - www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

A range of educational games across the curriculum at - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/


TIMES TABLES PRACTISE AND GAMES - https://www.timestables.co.uk/ 

TIMES TABLE TREASURE HUNT APP(FREE) - https://www.keystoneeducation.co.uk/schools/times-tables-treasure-quest/ 

A range of maths games and activities for all ages can be found at - http://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/


Use the following link to download the Borrow Box app (free) and access the Lancashire Library to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks - https://www.borrowbox.com/






Joe Wicks is doing a daily fitness session on his You Tube channel, found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ you can also find pevious sessions on the page.



Please find a list of useful free resources you can access at home to help support your child’s learning from home. I will also be posting home learning activities on Tapestry for you to do each day with your child. Once your child has done the activity then you can take a picture and upload it .


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Twinkl has given free access to unlimited resources for this period of time. You will need to sign up and enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS. On the Twinkl website, you will be able to select the EYFS tab at the top of the page and use a variety of free resources.



Go Noodle

GoNoodle engages 4 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school and home.

Top Marks

Top marks is a searchable site of thousands of quality interactive resources.


Tate Kids

It has lots of art games for children to interact with.




Oxford Owl

Free eBooks collection developed for children. Help your young child learn to read and love to read.



Cosmic Yoga

Yoga and mindfulness relaxation designed especially for kids. Used in schools and homes all over the world.





Phonics Play

A site packed with interactive phonics games and resources to help children to learn phonics.

Username: march20

Password: home




Watch as all the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics play the learning game and watch clips.




Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks





Oxford Owl Maths

Provides a variety of interactive maths activities.






Teach your Monster to Read

Teach your Monster to Read is a website you can access, this covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences. The computer version is 100% free and the app is now free for a period whilst Corona virus is active.





YouTube can be a great source of educational videos. Listening to the subscription channel Epic Phonics has a variety of videos we use during our phonic lessons. We also use Jolly Phonics songs to embed our learning.

In your distant learning packs please find a set of comprehension questions for the children to read and understand. A grid of activities you can complete at home over this period of time. I also included pencils, colouring pencils, a workbook for children to draw and write in. Plus a number practice book, a letter formation book and a pencil control book.


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