English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ

Home learning information and support for parents

We know that home learning will have it's challenges, and that there will be good days and bad days.  Please remember that we are not asking you to be teachers, you are a parent and what your child needs at this time is safety, security, support and love.  When it comes to the home learning, establishing expectations and a routine are essential.  This video from the Education Endowment Fund might be helpful in supporting discussions with your child and there is a ticklist that goes with it.  It's not about completing pages of work or reams of writing, but keeping your child going with their basic skills, engaging their curiosity, awakening some new interests ... and having some fun and rewards along the way!

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Keeping your child safe online


Remote learning has meant that our children are now online more than they have ever been, and it's never been more important to ensure that your children know and you know how to manage this safely.  The website below provides important information from the Government about how to keep your children safe.  

Coronavirus: How to Mentally Cope When Schools Are Shut? | by Miriam Chachamu

This video came out during the first lockdown,but there are still valuable messages in this for how to turn this into a more manageable and even positive experience for you and your children.

Help is out there! We are always here to help, but there is also a free, confidential helpline you can call on