St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Working from Home

Tackling the Blues - Home Activity Booklet

Guidance for parents regarding online apps


Purple Mash is here. Has your child logged on to receive learning tasks and messages from their teacher?




  • Our children now have access to Purple Mash, a whole world of fun and exciting learning opportunities in one safe place.
  • Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed to be used by Primary aged children in the classroom and at home.
  • With Purple Mash, your children can access learning tasks set by their teachers, complete and upload them and then receive comments and feedback. 
  • You should by now have received information and your child's login through the post. Please log in now to enable your child to take part in this new style of home learning. 

Daily Lessons from the BBC

Some of you may be aware that the BBC have launched a weekly schedule of lessons across the curriculum. They are very engaging, lively and fun. When you follow the link, you will be able to select your child's year group and also see what is planned for the following week. 


Oak National Academy


You can also find online learning from the National Academy Online. With this site, you can either select lessons by subject content or choose a timetabled series of lessons. The link below will take you straight to the schedule page, where you can select the appropriate year group for your child. 


The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown.

Edited by Katherine Rundell, with contributions from more than 100 children’s writers and illustrators


Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.


The book can be read for free by clicking on this link. 

Make a Difference 


Listen to the Make a Difference bulletins on your local BBC radio station every day  to ensure more people stay connected.

You can upload your audio, images or video. It could be voice notes, self-isolation tips, fitness exercises or ways you are making a difference.



Yoga to enjoy at home


The lessons are simply structured, easy to follow and to teach, as well as safe, highly engaging and great fun. Parents do not need any yoga knowledge or experience to do this. 

The lessons consist of THREE short animated videos, which you can download at the link shown, and use when it best suits the children. So no Zoom, no streaming problems; no privacy worries.

They can stop, start, freeze, go back, fast forward, when they want…and revisit time after time, after time; thereby reinforcing the activities which, we know, with children on the spectrum, is key.

Your children will be learning simple yoga postures, a sequence and a relaxation technique, and the whole family will be having fun at the same time.

You can access the videos at


Help with feeling stressed.

Learn more about Microbes and Hygiene

Tackling the blues - Well-being at home 


For any pupils that take part in EitC programmes, there is a bank of resources that can be freely accessed - educational and MH related. The link is below (scroll down to 'Blue Family Activity' at the bottom of the page)

Harry Potter at Home!



J.K.Rowling has announced a new site with all sorts of interesting activities relating to the world of Harry Potter. Click here for a link.


Something for the Heart and Soul



Our children will be familiar with the beautiful illustrations and music created by Hannah Dunnett and her husband Ben, which we play at the start of our collective worship. Ben and Hannah have created a blog site where Hannah gives hints and tips each week on how to create her beautiful artwork. We thought it would be a lovely opportunity to bring out the artist in all of us and so each week we shall add the next link.  When this is all over and we are reunited as a school family again, we would love you to bring in any of your creations and we shall put together a display in school.


A shared moment of celebration

This year we will proudly commemorate 75 years since the end of World War 2.  On May 8th, 1945, victory in Europe was announced.  It was the day which allied forces announced the surrender of Germany in Europe.  This year the Queen will address the nation to commemorate the anniversary.  It is due to be broadcast on the BBC at 9pm- the exact moment her father, King George VI gave a radio address 75 years ago.


We have sources incredibly interesting information, videos and lessons for you to view and complete. You can even hold your own socially distanced party on Friday!  Now, more than ever, we have the opportunity to align our wonderfully strong sense of community spirit with that of 75 years ago.

VE day information and challenges

How to support Home Learning

What else can you do at home?

Click on the buttons to find website lessons in all sorts of areas!