As with any internet access adult supervision is necessary when using these resources.
Whilst every effort has been made evaluate these sites for content, St Thomas' Leesfield C of E Primary School is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.
Please click on the picture links to access the appropriate year group resources.
Oldham Summer Story Festival
Oldham Summer Story Festival will run across the summer providing early years children and their families with free access to stimulating storytelling and digital music, craft and drama activities. Working alongside Get Oldham Talking the Early Years Service have designed this festival to support early years children and their development.
We will also continue to host the festival online during autumn so that more children and families across Oldham can access these resources. You may find these are also useful for Key stage one children on their return to school and could provide classroom resources.
Each week the website will feature a fabulous story read by a local performer. Each story will have 4 fantastic creative activities to take part in.
Rhyme Time - A selection of action songs based on the weekly story.
Act it Out! – A series of drama based games and exercises to encourage play connected to the weekly story
Make and Do!– Craft, messy play or sensory activities connected to the weekly story.
Play along! - Music based games and activities connected to the weekly story
Alongside these online resources, a downloadable pack of resources will be available for each story.
Due to the success of the first Oldham Story Festival we are happy to be able to continue the offer this summer and on our site for the foreseeable future.
Please join us for a summer of stories, amazing activities and lots of fun for young children and families.
Oldham Libraries - Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge is here! On Friday 5 June the new look online Silly Squad Digital Summer Reading Challenge was launched for all children to access directly and start their reading adventures. Children can log their reads and collect virtual prizes as they unlock content on the Silly Squad website: sillysquad.org.uk. It is free and easy to register. Alongside the main challenge, Oldham Libraries will be running an online programme of stories, crafts, competitions, writing workshops and more, through the Oldham Libraries Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OldhamLibraryService/. For more information please click on the picture link.
SEND Regional Network
The network is keen to provide support for children, families and practitioners during the Covid-19 pandemic. The letter contains information about temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus and guidance to help children with SEND continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please select the document below.
|SEND Regional Network Letter Issue 52 - May 2020.pdf||[pdf 464KB]|
Mental Health Awareness Week - Kindness and Gratitude
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, supported by the Mental Health Foundation who have chosen the theme of ‘Kindness’. The Mental Wellbeing Team have based this week’s theme upon this, and also incorporated gratitude. Over the next week the team will be tweeting about resources and ideas as well as sharing the amazing work going on in our Oldham settings.
|Kindness & Gratitude Children & Families - May 2020.pdf||[pdf 946KB]|
Saddleworth School Voices of Hope
Saddleworth School needs your help in capturing the hope and community spirit of our area during these difficult times. Your work will be entered into a competition and as well as receiving a trophy and prize, all finalists and winners work will be featured in a published booklet available to all entrants! Please select the document below to learn more.
|Voices of Hope Flyer .pdf||[pdf 235KB]|
Science Activities and Ideas - Spring into Spring
Welcome to this collection of ideas to help support you with home learning activities. There are lots of suggestions, as well as useful facts. You may wish to dip into this selection, modifying and adapting them to your child’s interests and to your context. There is an overarching theme of spring but this is a catalyst and your activities could lead into all kinds of new directions.
These learning opportunities are about shared experiences and about having fun. Nature activities may be limited to your garden, window box or a book but so many new skills and insights can be acquired. Be creative and utilise what you have around your home. Always risk assess carefully and ensure children are supervised. Have fun with descriptions and incorporate a lexicon of language, a wonder of words and a fountain of fabulous facts. Nature is really incredible and even if we cannot be really close to it, we can marvel at its magnificence.
|Spring into Spring Early Years Activities and Ideas - May 2020.pdf||[pdf 2MB]|
|Spring into Spring Primary Activities and Ideas - May 2020.pdf||[pdf 2MB]|
Oldham Libraries - Free Resources
Oldham Library Service Family Support
The National Literacy Trust
Bounce Forward Raising Resilience - Free Parents Online Course
|Bounce Forward Raising Resilience 18th May 2020.pdf||[pdf 3MB]|
The Power of Kindness Calendar
As the UK faces a global coronavirus pandemic, things can feel a little uncertain and even overwhelming. But, during these difficult times, one thing is clear: small acts of kindness make a big difference. The power of kindness calendar helps children and young people learn about and carry out kind acts. This would be a lovely thing to do over the Easter break.
Free Audio Books for Children
Amazon today cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages for as long as schools are closed. Children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning and just being kids! All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link: (copy and paste into your web browser).
BBC Bitesize Online Lessons
From 20 April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of our website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
We’ve worked with our colleagues in other parts of the BBC and education experts from around the UK to make sure everyone who needs it can access learning resources during this uncertain time. You can also expect some of it to be delivered by well-known faces. For more information please click on the picture link.
Harry Potter at Home
Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!
If you’re looking for a great science experiment you’ve come to the right place. Science Sparks is bursting with easy science experiments for kids of all ages. Discover our fun facts, cool science experiments, FREE science printables, awesome science fair projects and super STEM challenges!
Freddy Fit Workouts
Eating a balanced diet isn’t the only thing you need to do to keep your body healthy. Exercise helps strengthen your bones and muscles which can help you stay fit and active when you are older. Freddy recommends doing at least 1 hour of exercise every day to keep us fit and strong. Please select from the documents below and visit the Freddy Fit website by clicking on the picture link.
PE with Joe
With the schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it's more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive. Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic. The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved. You don't need any equipment, just tune in to my YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout.
Year 5 and 6 Pupils - British Sign Language Course
During this difficult time, as more of us are finding ourselves in self-isolation or spending longer periods at home, we would like to provide the opportunity for you to use this time to learn British Sign Language. Our 20hr CPD certified course can be studied at your own pace and is a comprehensive introduction to BSL.
£3 – if you are a full time student or finding things tight right now.
Please click on the picture link if you are interested in doing the course.