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Holy Family Roman Catholic Primary School

Through Work, Through Worship, Through Witness


Great Gates Road, Kirkholt, Rochdale, OL11 2DN

(01706) 640480


Learning at Home

During the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we will endeavour to remain open and continue to provide a rounded education for all of our pupils, whether they be in school or having to access learning from home. 

In the event that children have to be sent home because of public health guidance or staffing restrictions, we will inform affected children and their parents immediately.  In these circumstances, work packs will be issued to children who are unable to attend school.  Work packs will be issued each week and made available on each class page under the 'Pupils' tab.

Teachers will provide either lesson starters on the school website to accompany work packs or links to videos to support learning at home.  These lesson starters or website links will all be added to the class pages along with electronic versions of the work packs.

Any facility with internet access will be suitable for children to watch lesson starters or video links.  Parents will not need to have laptops or tablets to access the online links but if any difficulties are experienced by parents, please contact the school office or your class teacher for more information and we will do our best to provide laptops to those who need them.

Once completed, the packs will need to be returned to school.  These should be returned to the school office at the end of each week and a register of returned work will be kept for each class. The work will correspond with what the children would be doing in school so it is important that work packs are completed so as to avoid children falling behind.

Our complete Blended Learning Contingency Plan can be found here.


Useful websites for use at home:

Online safety is paramount.  To ensure that your child is safe online, follow the helpful advice and videos available on the Think U Know CEOP website.  Follow the link for more advice: 


Advice is available to parents during this period by following this link:


A book explaining the Coronavirus in an appropriate and accessible way has been written for children by (among others)  Axel Scheffler and can be found here.


Ruth Miskin Phonics Daily Sessions:  these are streamed live online and can be found by following this link:


The Literacy Trust Family Zone offers activities, apps and links to other websites that can be used by parents at home with their children.


NatureED:  RE site with free activities and resources for use at home.


PE Passport Home Learning:  Helpful videos and resources to challenge the children physically which can be done easily at home or in the garden.


Premier League Primary Stars:  The children in KS2 know this programme but the site offers many cross curricular resources that can be accessed by children of all ages:


Stay Home, Stay Active:  Another free resource to use at home to keep children active:


BBC Bitesize:  This website has a huge amount of useful things to do with children of all ages and covering a wealth of subjects.  Easy to access and child and parent friendly, this is one of the most useful sites for parents at home with children.


Recommended Apps for 2 to 5 year olds

All of the sites above will give ideas, activities and resources that can be used at home for children of all primary school age.  Learning at home can be daunting; follow the home learning packs provided by school and any associated links we send on.  Remember, learning at home is not the same as being at school - you don't need to create school at home but as long as children are in a routine of completing approximately 3-4 hours of work each day during the week, they should be able to complete the work packs provided and keep up with their class mates..