Ursuline home learning hub

Each year group has a page which aims to provide a range of activities and ideas that can be completed both online and without a computer. The links below our year group pages provide further resources, ideas and support.

Year group pages

For information about the curriculum for each year group, please click here.

Foundation stage

Reception  >

Key stage 1

Year 1  >

Year 2  >

Key stage 2

Year 3  >

Year 4  >

Year 5  >

Year 6  >


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COVID-19 home learning

If your child is unable to attend school for any reason related to COVID-19, we are able to support you in establishing a home learning routine straight away. We know that circumstances at home vary so we are aiming to provide a range of resources to support families. Our year group pages contain blogs that provide information about our current curriculum whilst the other tabs in our home learning hub provide a range of useful resources.

Ways home learning can be established to meet your needs:

  • School provides scheduled work that matches the National Curriculum using an online platform called Purple Mash. When your child logs in they will find work within their 2Email and also by looking at the alerts tab for updates. Find out more about this by visiting the 'Accessing remote learning' tab. This online work includes video material (from Oak National Academy, BBC Bitesize and other sources) alongside other digital resources (such as online quizzes, Purple Mash activities, White Rose Maths resources and others). Work set through an online platform needs to be submitted digitally (including the completion of daily online tasks and the uploading of photos or videos of offline tasks to the platform). If you require any stationery to complete offline tasks, please contact school as required.

  • If you wish to establish your own home learning routine and have online access, we recommend the resources at Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize. Both of these sites allow you to follow a daily schedule or search for resources yourself. They provide high quality video teaching alongside clear explanations and print resources that match the National Curriculum. In most cases the print resources can be viewed online and competed using paper or a notebook. School can provide any stationery needed at no cost. Please contact us if this is required.

  • If you do not have online access to allow your child to complete online tasks, we are able to provide printed workbooks for English and maths alongside any other necessary stationery. We are able to provide these print resources immediately and at no cost, simply contact school directly as required.

In some specific circumstances we may be able to offer support with technology and online access (for example through the government digital devices scheme for disadvantaged children/those in shielding families). Please contact school directly to explore the options.

If you need any advice or support to establish home learning due to COVID-19, please contact school directly by telephoning 0151 924 1704 or emailing admin.ursuline@schools.sefton.gov.uk

Accessing remote teaching

In the event that school is closed due to COVID-19, most children, except for the children of key workers and vulnerable children, will be accessing remote teaching online.

We use Purple Mash as a secure platform to deliver remote teaching. Your child should already have a password for this site. Please contact the office using admin.ursuline@schools.sefton.gov.uk if you require these login details.

Your child will need to visit https://www.purplemash.com/sch/ursuline and enter their login details. We have tested this site and found it works successfully using a wide range of mobile phones, tablets, computers, laptops and even web browsers on some modern games consoles.

Purple Mash 2Email icon

Your child will be sent a daily email from familiar classroom staff. To access it from the home page of Purple Mash click on Tools > 2Email > 2Email. This email will contain links to their video lessons that will need to be completed daily. Children should not need any special equipment for most lessons, only paper and pen or pencil. If you or your child have any queries or need further support, simply reply to this daily email and classroom staff will aim to reply as soon as possible, during regular school hours.

Returning daily work is simple and can be completed on any internet connected device (including phones and tablets). Return to the Purple Mash home page and then click on 2Dos, find the dated task and use the 'Upload Work' button. On most mobile devices this allows you to then select from your camera or gallery whilst on a PC or laptop it will allow you to browse for a file on your computer. Your child will then be presented with a 'Hand In' button. They can then type or voice record a comment about the work if they wish.


BBC Bitesize (learning resources and video clips for many curriculum areas - updated to now include daily lessons)

Oak National Academy (structured lessons including video lessons, quizzes and resources)

Department for Education list of online education resources for home education

Coronavirus: a book for children (free book illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler)

Oxford Owl (learning activities, resources and a free ebook library)

White Rose Maths (video led lessons) White Rose resource sheets 

Hamilton Trust Home Learning Packs (English and Maths daily lessons)

Sefton ASD/Social communication team (home schooling resources, SEN and family support ideas and resources)

NHS Change4Life (exercises, activities, meal ideas and wellbeing support)

Twinkl home learning hub (structured activities updated daily)

Access Art home learning (creative art and craft ideas)

Classroom Secrets home learning packs (printable activities for each year group)

The Scouts 'Great Indoors' (indoor activity ideas)

Youth Sport Trust

Out Of The Ark Music (daily singing activities)

CAFOD (resources for home learning)

Audible (free audio books for children)

NW SEND Regional Network Newsletter (updated May edition - a wide range of resources and links to support families and children, including those with additional needs)

Thinkuknow home activity packs (esafety resources for home learning)

Sefton ASD/social communication team (wellbeing, health and home learning resources for parents/carers)

Sefton Council Learning at Home (links to various learning resources and wellbeing support resources for families)

Sefton libraries (free access to e-books and audio books for library members)

Cosmic Kids (yoga, mindfulness and relaxation videos) 

Royal Institution Experimental (cheap and easy science experiments to try at home)

STEM learning centre primary resources (home learning ideas and resources for science, technology, engineering & mathematics)

Our home learning offer is designed so that documents and print resources such as worksheets are not usually required. However, from time to time, we may suggest additional activities that you may wish to view as a document.


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