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St Joseph’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies & Statements > Safeguarding Policy.

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Message to parents/carers regarding home learning packs


Dear Parents/ Carers,

Thank you to those who have ordered and collected a printed version of the weekly home-learning pack. This is something which school are happy to offer, if it will have a greater impact on the learning of our children at home. However, there have been many packs which have been ordered and printed, but then not collected by some parents, which is not only a waste of resources and time taken by staff to organise them, but also a great financial cost to the school.


Therefore, we have put a system in place to mitigate this issue. From Monday 29th June, if you wish to have a home-learning pack in paper form, and are unable to print this yourself at home, you must contact school every Monday to order your pack. This will give school a good idea of home many packs are going to need to be printed and organised. Your pack will then be ready to collect from school the next day (every Tuesday) between 10am – 2pm. However, so that school are not wasting resources, money and staff time, we will only be preparing a small number of packs in advance, so some parents may need to allow a little extra time for your pack to be printed when you arrive at school on Tuesday.


As I’m sure you can understand, staff in school are extremely busy, and having a clear organised structure in place will allow us to best manage the time around the children. Therefore we will only be accepting orders on Mondays, and if you do not order a pack in advance, then you will not be able to collect one. Any parents who arrive on Tuesdays to collect a pack, without first pre-ordering one, will not be given one.


Thank you for your continuous support at this difficult time.

Remember to visit the Gift Team page on the school website.
Don't forget to check our EYFS Facebook page for daily updates and ideas. (St Joseph's RC Primary School Heywood, Early Years 2019/20)

DFE – Phonic Lessons


Daily online phonics lessons are now available (Letters and Sounds)



Letters and Sounds for home and school - YouTube

Welcome to the Letters and Sounds for home and school channel. This resource is designed by experts for use by parents, carers and teachers during the Covid-...

These videos will be written and presented by phonics experts and funded by the Department for Education. The online lessons are designed to cover new phonics teaching that the children would have received over the summer term had they been in school.  Three sets of lessons will be available over the course of the morning.

10 am- Phases 3 & 4 (Rec/Yr1)

10:30am – Phase 5 (Yr1)

11 am- A phase 2 recap (Rec)

A new lesson will be uploaded Monday to Friday at the times above during the summer term. There is also a guidance film for parents to explain the basics of Phonics and how parents can support their child is also available.


'Number Fun Live' maths session suitable for EY/KS1


Useful links for Home Learning

Home Learning for week beginning 08.06.20

Home learning for week beginning 18.05.20

Home Learning for week beginning 11.05.20

Home Learning does not need to take place on Friday 8th May as this is an official bank holiday for VE Day Celebrations. Special VE Day packs and activities will be uploaded to the website for everyone to access. 

Home Learning Week Beginning Mon 4th May 2020

Home Learning Week Beginning 27.04.20

Home Learning Week beginning Mon 20th April 2020

Home Learning Week beginning Tues 14th April 2020

Home Learning Week beginning 30th March 2020