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A video to show you all how much we are missing you. Enjoy the smiley faces and remember that we are ALL thinking about you. Keep smiling! Top tip: Watch the...

Home Learning Resources for Each Year Group

Resource packs that have been created for each year group to help children learn from home

Directory of Videos/ Activities

There are lots of things being released daily and so we will start a collection here. These will be added to daily. There are lots of great things around at the minute to help at this time. Keep checking this page as it is updated daily Monday - Friday.


The Rainbow Children

This poem was sent to Mrs Jacques by a parent who thought it would be nice to share with others. It's a lovely poem and well worth a read. heart

Dancing Queens.

Evie, Poppy and Ava choreographed a dance at school today. Maybe you could do the same. Don't forget to send your video to our school PTFA so we can see it!

Please note: This video is only accessible though this link. It is not public on our YouTube channel.

Useful Links to help you at home...
Super Home Learning Activity Grids for each year group



A child friendly explanation about what is going on right now. It can be hard to explain to our little ones, this may help.

Welcome to Nowhere Chapter 1

Mrs Bibby reads Chapter 1 of Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird.

Lego Challenge



Download it using the link below...


Today's drawing challenge brought to you by Milly.


Head over to the drawing blog on Purple Mash to share your picture.



Happy Drawing!

The Girl, The Bear and the Magic Shoes by Julia Donaldson. Read by Miss Scholfield.

It's Miss Scholfield's turn to read today! Hope you enjoy her reading one of Lyla's books.


Brought to you by our science co-ordinator Mrs Malik....

Starters for STEM are 10 activities that parents can use at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. These activities are easy to resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them. If you see a link, you can explore how to extend these activities, you will need to sign up, for free, to access these materials.

New Blog Alert - Physical Activity Challenges


Miss Pennington has set up a brand new blog on Purple Mash. On her blog she will be setting daily challenges for everyone. Remember it's important to keep ourselves moving and healthy, especially at the minute!

Are you up for the challenge?


Supertato Veggies Assemble read by Miss Bryan

A story for my lovely class of Reception children and the children at St James' in Lower Dawen who I am missing lots! I hope you enjoy the story.

Be Kind At Home | Introduction

Welcome to the introduction to Be Kind At Home. In the light of the current crisis with COVID-19 I am putting together 30 kindness related videos for pupils ...

Today's daily dose from our very own Lisa...

Courage // #OffTheShelf // Collective Worship for Schools

It's great you could join us again for #OffTheShelf a collective worship resource for you to participate with at school or at home! In todays video, Lisa tel...

Today's daily dose of David Walliams...



Chester Zoo announced that it would close its doors to the public from March 21, in line with government guidance on large gatherings and social distancing, but have announced a virtual trip to the zoo will be shared on the attraction’s Facebook page throughout the day on Friday, March 27.

A Chester Zoo spokesman said: “As you cannot come to the zoo right now, we will bring the zoo to you!

“Join us live from 10am when we will be throwing open our 'virtual gates’. So, break up the boredom of being at home and, for the first time ever, enjoy a whole day of animal antics, live from your sofa.”

People can ‘visit’ the zoo live from 10am on Friday morning and will tour various habitats every hour until 4pm.


The full schedule of videos are as follows:

10am: Red pandas

11am: Rothschild's giraffes


12pm: Asian elephants

1pm: Butterflies

2pm: Sun bears

2.30pm: Sumatran tigers

2:45pm: Humboldt penguins

4pm: Aquarium


Friday's Art Challenge 





Pop UK - see the attached flyer about a brand new PopUK song for use in school and for schools to send out to all the families to use at home for free.

How to upload photos and work to a blog



Great history learning opportunity for all ages...


Create your own time capsule



We love this idea and though it is a great opportunity to create a piece of history that could be shared in years to come.

Maybe you could share your capsule on our Purple Mash blogs.

Are you up for today's drawing challenge?




Check out the new drawing blog on Purple Mash. There you will find daily drawing challenges that children (and adults too!) can complete independently. Remember to share your masterpieces with everyone.


Loads of ideas of activities from a range of subjects that can be done without much preperation or resources


Story to share with children about Coronavirus

Here is a  really useful social story about Coronavirus/COVID-19 to help children of all ages and abilities try to make sense and feel empowered in these difficult times.



Phonics Play Free Subscription for Parents


During this time Phonics Play are offering a period of time where you can access all the games for free. 


The games are really good for Reception and KS1 children.


Click on the following link:


Login using the following details:

Username: march20

Password: home

Class Blogs


During this extremely difficult period of time we have set up blogs to help us communicate with each other while anyone is off school or if there comes a time when chool has to close.


How to access the class blogs:


1) Log into Purple Mash using the logins that have been sent home.


2) On the top menu bar click on sharing and then shared blogs. The blogs that are available to you will appear.


3) Click on the one you want to view and it will take you to that blog.


There is a shared blog between Mrs Jacques and the children of St James', this has the heart icon and it is titled 'How are you? How am I?


There is also a blog for each class. Only the pupils in the class will be able to see it and the staff in that class.


Adding messages to a blog:


1) Click on the blog you want to add to.


2) Click the green plus button in the top right of the screen


3) Type in your message and add pictures from a gallery. (See screenshot below)

You must give your post a title and then add content, the summary box isn't        essential.


3) Save your post by clicking the purple save button at the bottom.


4) Before your post becomes visible to the class, a teacher will have to approve the post.






Below are links that will take you directly to the relevant class blogs.