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Woolston's Loo Roll Challenge (April 2020)

Woolston's Loo Roll Challenge (April 2020).MP4

We hope you like this:-) Huge thank you to all of the staff that took part and a massive thank you to Mrs Waton who spent hours putting this all together. 

I particularly like the out-takes:-)!

We are thinking of you and we really do miss you all (children and parents!).

Year 1 Loo Roll Challenge

Year 1 Loo Roll Challenge.MOV

I have uploaded the weekly home learning (please scroll down to the school learning resources) and I know the teachers have already put the work on their Seesaw pages.

I would also like to say a massive thank you to our Year 1 children and parents. They did their own version of the Loo Roll Challenge and sent it to us. I watched it last night and sent it out to our staff (who loved it as much as I did). 

Feel free to do something similar and send it to us or even just individual children doing something and sending it to their class teacher on Seesaw. We love seeing what you are up to and it all helps to keep everyone upbeat during this difficult time.

Stay safe everyone.

Mr Burgess


Year 5 Stay Active Video.mov

Please have a look at the Year 5 'Stay Active' video. It takes a little while to start so please be patient:-)! 

Home Learning

Below are resources that we have sent out via School Ping or via the Seesaw app. There will be a lot of information below over the coming weeks and months and we don't want to overwhelm you.  Please use the information that is specific for your child (their class etc) and pick and choose from the other resources. The work set by teachers should take around two hours a day and then you can look at the other resources if you want more for your child to do. 

Please be aware that on some weeks staff will be in school looking after Key Worker children so they will not be able to respond easily to Seesaw messages or emails. The staff will alert you via the Seesaw app if they are working in school and on those weeks contact with home learning classes will be minimal. 

On the last day of school (Friday 20th March) we sent every child  home with:

  • A  book that had key logins for apps and websites
  • A maths book to work in
  • An English book to work in
  • Their topic book
  • And some basic stationary such as pencils, pens, rulers etc.

Just a reminder of the email addresses that I created so you can directly liaise with your child’s class teacher. Please contact your child's class teacher if your question relates to learning










We will not use the email addresses above to send out work but they are intended to help if children cannot access apps/the school website or other activities that need passwords etc and parents need to make us aware of this. The email addresses are not intended for children to use but rather for parents to contact us if they are struggling to access the online activities for their children.

Please look after yourselves, your families and our lovely community and stay safe.

Mr Burgess

School Learning Resources and Learning Resources Links

Helpful information for you and Your child

Warrington Borough Council have created a webpage to help you during this difficult time. Below is a list of the sorts of things that are available: 

  • Resources for home schooling
  • Maths/English/Science
  • Music
  • Computing
  • Languages
  • Resources for talking to children about coronavirus
  • Anxiety resources
  • Yoga and mindfulness
You can use this link to access the resources:  www.warrington.gov.uk/website-learning-resource-pack

Here is a link to educational resources provided by the Government. Click here

Online Safety

This link takes you to a lot of information about online safety for children regarding apps and home learning.


Government guidance and links to support home learning

Help primary school children continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice for parents and carers looking after primary school children.

Published 19 April 2020

From: Department for Education

While staying at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19), parents and carers will be concerned about their children’s education and the impact of missing school.

No one expects parents to act as teachers, or to provide the activities and feedback that a school would. Speak to your school who will be planning work for your child to do. Parents and carers should do their best to help children and support their learning.

Structuring the day

Do not worry about trying to maintain a full routine for your child like they had at school. But children will feel more comfortable and learn better with a predictable routine to the day, even if this is difficult.

When schools provide children with work they may give you advice on how to structure the day. But generally, you should try to make sure that they:

  • get up and go to bed at the same time each day
  • have regular meal times
  • have regular breaks
  • make time to be active - children are used to regular play at lunch and break times

Using digital devices

Your child’s school may set them work that can be done on a digital device such as a laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone.

Set age-appropriate parental controls on any devices your child is using and supervise their use of websites and apps. See advice on keeping them safe online and talk to your child about online safety.

Reducing screen time

Digital devices are not the only way to learn. Manage screen time with a timer and break up screen time by getting your child to:

  • use books and other printed materials that their school has provided or that you have at home
  • write by hand – try asking them to complete work by hand, write a diary, a summary of things they have learned or done each day or ‘to do’ lists
  • be active and get away from the screen regularly – see a selection of physical activity resources for primary school children
  • stop using digital devices at least an hour before bed

Reception, year 1 and year 2 children

The best way to help children aged 4 to 7 learn is to:

  • sit with them as they work
  • do active and practical things, rather than trying to make them sit and listen for long periods
  • try to break down the work into shorter periods, based on how long they can concentrate
  • take frequent breaks
  • praise or reward them when they do well


Talk with your child throughout the day and try to explain new words. For example, discuss everything you are doing and pick out words that might be new to them.

Reading together

When you read with your child try to:

  • express the emotion in the story
  • give colour to the characters using voices, tone and pace
  • discuss the things you are reading

You can make a story more interesting and help your child develop their understanding of a book by linking what you are reading to their life. For example, while reading about Cinderella going to the ball, talk about how a ball is similar to a birthday party.

Ask your child questions about what you are reading as you go. For example:

  • ask some questions that only need a short answer, such as what colour something is, or the name of a character
  • ask some questions that need a longer answer, such as how a character is feeling
  • ask them to tell you what has happened in the story so far

Libraries are currently closed, but you can find digital services they are providing at Libraries Connected.


Phonics is a method schools use to teach children how to read quickly and skilfully.

Contact your school, which will be working on ways to help you with this. Try to sit with your child and practise with them, following the advice you get from their school.


Try to help children to continue to practise their writing. This may include the formation of letters and familiarity with pens and pencils for younger children, or practising creative writing for older children.

Ask children to write about their day-to-day experiences of being at home, or to write letters to send to family members.


Practise counting and numbers. This does not always have to be a planned activity. For example, count things around the house while you are doing other things like cooking or cleaning.

For older children learning sums, ask your school for help or see a list of resources to help with maths recommended by teachers and school leaders.

Year 3 to 6 children

The best way to help children aged 7 to 11 learn is to:

  • give them support and direction, but encourage them to do work independently too
  • include active and practical things, rather than trying to make them sit and work for long periods
  • try to break down the work into shorter periods, based on how long they can concentrate
  • take frequent breaks
  • praise or reward them when they do well

To check if they are learning try to:

  • ask them questions as they go
  • talk about things they learned


Ask children to talk through what they have learned during the day and find time to talk with them more generally.


Talk to your child about what they are reading. This will help them understand what they have read and encourage them to read for fun.

Ask your child questions about what they are reading. For example:

  • ask questions that make them think about the story, such as how a character is feeling
  • ask them to tell you what has happened in the story so far

Libraries are currently closed, however, you can find digital services they are providing at Libraries Connected.


Try to help children practise their writing. Work from school may be sent digitally, but using pen and paper will help children be ready for when they go back to school.

Information for parents of year 6 children

Year 6 children (aged 10 to 11) should continue doing any work set for them by their school.

To prepare for going to secondary school this can be a good time for them to follow their own interests. For example, for:

  • history, by visiting the English Heritage website to explore England’s history
  • geography, by researching other countries
  • science, by finding out more about the human body on BBC Bitesize
  • art, by trying the activities on TATE Kids
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