Home Learning

Home Learning Update 14th April 2020

Please find below a letter and accompanying guidance which were sent out by email to all families today.

Class Weekly Learning Overviews are available on Class Pages.

Home learning 14th April 2020

Home learning-Reading

Home learning-Google Classroom

During these unprecedented times, we will be doing our best to support you and your children at home. Please remember that we do not expect you to be teachers. This is not ‘home-schooling’ and we don’t want anyone to feel pressurised. Please ask for help if and when you need it. We will keep in touch with you through regular calls but feel free to email us if you need to.

Our main provision at the moment is through Google Classroom. Your child has been provided with their log in details and will be able to access the learning provided by their class teacher. We have also sent each child home with a ‘Home Learning Pack’ . The pack offers opportunities for you and your child to engage in activities together and many will serve as a springboard for other activities. Be guided by your child’s interests,  your own interests and the resources you have at your disposal.

Your child has also been provided with their Accelerated Reader and Times Table Rockstars logins so that they can keep reading, quizzing and practising their times table facts.

Please keep an eye on this page as well as Google Classroom as we will be adding useful links and further home-learning activities over the coming weeks.

To help you to implement a routine, we have provided a possible timetable which includes learning time, active time, well-being time and the all important family-time.

Home learning timetable 22.03.2020

Parent letter – Home learning and suggested timetable

Message from Mrs Dudman:

‘We are all experiencing a period of time that will go down in history and we would like to capture the experiences and thoughts of members of our school family at this unique time. Therefore, we ask that children and family members start a diary and write a few sentences (or more) into their diary each day – you could do this alongside your child. The staff will be doing this too! When we return to school we would like to collate extracts from these diaries with the aim of producing an SMC School Community Diary that can be shared with future generations.’

Please visit Class Pages for further links/support to support your child’s learning. It is also worth visiting ‘Our School as a Catholic Community’ for prayer/reflection opportunities.

Theatre Alibi –  The Alibi Exchange

Each week, we’ll be challenging children to undertake a special task. And we’d love to see the results. In exchange, we’ll make something based on the things we’re sent. Perhaps we’ll film our actors reading out stories the children have written, or we’ll write a song inspired by some of their drawings, or maybe we’ll create short script for puppets they’ve made. There are so many possibilities! Keep watching this space.

Week 1 – Magical Creatures 

We’ve been inspired by the beautiful unicorn in our production of
I Believe in Unicorns to ask children to create their own magical creatures and to draw and write about them.  

Follow the link below to find out more!


We would love to see what your pupils have done We’ll share lots of the magical creatures on the Theatre Alibi website. We’ll also film our actors reading out some of the children’s stories and descriptions!

Please send photographs or scanned versions of your pupils’ drawing or writing to info@theatrealibi.co.uk by Monday the 20th of April.

Or else the children are welcome to send things in themselves. We’re really looking forward to seeing what they do!

All the best

Hattie and The Theatre Alibi Team

P.S. Don’t forget, we are streaming our performance of I Believe in Unicorns for free at the moment! Click here to watch. 

Get writing with Pobble!

Check here for daily writing prompts:


Looking for non-screen activities?

Non-screen activities – from Pobble


Have a look at Mr Zaki’s ideas for a good night’s sleep and plenty of exercise!

Sleep Poster

Sports Games Pack

Healthy Eating Pack

Easter Recipes courtesy of creativeplay.co.uk  Easter-Recipes

Read All About it!!

Each week we will upload First News – a child friendly newspaper.

27th March – 2 April 2020  FIRSTNEWS_719

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10th  – 16th April 2020 FIRSTNEWS_721

17th – 23rd April 2020 FIRSTNEWS_722

24th – 30th April 2020FIRSTNEWS_723

1st-7th May 2020FIRSTNEWS_724

8th – 14th May 2020FIRSTNEWS_725

15th – 21st May 2020FIRSTNEWS_726

22nd – 28th May 2020FIRSTNEWS_727

29th – 4th June 2020 FIRSTNEWS_728

5th-11th June 2020First News 729

12th – 18th June 2020FIRSTNEWS_730

19th – 25th June 2020 FIRSTNEWS_731

26th – 2nd July 2020FIRSTNEWS_732

3rd July – 9th July 2020 FIRSTNEWS_733

10th July – 16th July 2020FIRSTNEWS_734

For more news visit JUNIOR WEEKLY https://magazine.theweekjunior.co.uk/