St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

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Whalley Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8EQ.

01254 247157

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

Love one another as I have loved you


Remote Learning Information for Parents Sept  2021


We are continuing with the expected measures to mitigate risk in our cleaning routines. Our school is vibrant and living life to the full again, with assemblies and Mass attendance, and playtimes and lunchtimes returning to more sociable ways.

If a child needs to isolate due to having Covid for the recommended 3 days, Zoom and our remote learning package is available.

Our Covid Catch Up Plan Evaluation for 2020-21 can be found here.

Our Catch Up Plan for 2021-22 can be found here.

We were lucky to be able to continue for 10 weeks from 6th Sept,  our previous Catch Up Plan, with primarily staff for KS2 and KS1 to support smaller groups and 121 sessions for phonics, writing and maths,  where identified as areas to develop. Further Recovery Funding is available throughout the year,  where we can continue to target children in need of additional support to catch up from the turbulent 18 months previously.

Recovery Premium Funding 

In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery. (Catch up - see above)

The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils. See Pupil Premium tab in Parents for details.



Self Isolation rules have altered a number of times in the past few months, Currently, if a child has Covid it is recommended they isolate for 3 days, adults 5. It is not a legal requirement to do so, but guidance.

Please keep us informed of any positive tests or symptoms, just to mitigate risks and keep classes flowing.


Home Learning Guides

These guides were produced to prepare for closure in March 2020 but the advice and websites are relevant for self isolation and any possible closures. Your class teacher will provide new materials for blended learning from class to home, but these guides explain routine and expectations and further ideas for additional learning.

Home Learning 1

Home Learning 2

Home Learning 3


Further Online Resources:

Apps to help mindfulness

In the Event of Self Isolation :

Teaching will continue to blend the learning from class to home. We have several resources that are appropriate for different age groups in different ways. Your class teacher will provide work using the appropriate format for the class.  The work will be matched to lessons we are covering to avoid any break in learning. This could include:

  • Early Years Foundation Stage - Activities loaded onto Tapestry 

  • Class Dojo - uploaded lesson based activities
  • Purple Mash - prepared lesson based activities and Class Blogs
  • Activities or lesson plans described by staff for parents, emailed out to parents by the teacher.
  • Class PowerPoint for the week including learning objectives for lessons, starters, any key vocabulary etc.
  • Several quarantined reading books (if being sent home from school or collected by non-household member and left outside the home for the parent to pick up without contact). Oxford Owls has many books in the colour bands to read on a device. Log in is free.
  • Photocopied resources may be prepared to send with the child or be safely collected.
  • For any on a long (10 day) isolation period, zooms or other appropriate web call may be helpful for wellbeing and teaching groups and individuals.
  • If a bubble is isolating, they may have lessons through Zoom or other appropriate web call where possible, working through the plan for school, done through home, supplemented by the resources available e.g. Oak Academy or BBC Bitesize


  • Spellings and homework and new learning in class can also  be uploaded onto the website.

Your class teacher will clearly communicate the format of your child's learning appropriate to their class and stage of development.