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The Divine Mercy

Roman Catholic Primary School

‘with Jesus in our hearts and the Children at the centre, we welcome and reach out to our diverse community in the Christian Spirit’

Home Learning Support

On this page we will share ideas and short videos to help you to help your child to learn even more! 

If there are any areas you want help on just ask your class teacher.




In Early Years the majority of the time children spend spend learning through play, having fun, both inside and outside, and we would encourage parent/carers to continue this approach.


By all means do have some parts of the day where you support your children to do some specific learning tasks (eg Maths, English, Creative work etc...) but try and make sure it is fun and if needed followed by a suitable reward. 


We would expect children to be able to spend between 10-20 minutes on a task in general, but bear in mind it depends on the task set and how the child feels, encouragement and fun work well! Often we find doing a fun activity can then lead to lots of learning opportunities, eg bake something together and you can then have fun doing Maths (measuring out, counting), English (drawing and labelling what you did), PE (mixing carefully, health & self care - taking about healthy/unhealthy food, being safe in a kitchen), RE (sharing food with others who are less fortunate than us), Science (how ingredients change).


Daily - English (writing), Phonics, Mathematics, Reading (together - lots!), PE - search for "Joe Wicks daily PE lesson" on youtube for a fun PE lesson.


Weekly - Creative (making something together), Science (exploring, search for "Sick Science" or "thedadlab" on youtube for fun experiments to do or watch), RE - has some fun activities or watch Easter videos on youtube (eg ).

Pick some of the fun "non-screen" activities from this website to have a go at:




Talk for Writing - 


Various -


Maths - practice writing your numbers correctly - 

English -


Lots of new PE ideas...




Some eSafety activities you can do at home - 


RE - May is traditionally a month dedicated to Mary - click here and discuss together, why not make a Mary May Altar at home? 


Art / Design & Technology - 30 fun activities - click here


Weekly Mathematics lessons -


Reading & Phonics games -


Children with SEND advice and support -


DAILY Phonics Lessons -


Fun PE sessions -


Talk for Writing - helps with writing and communication skills -


Website with various activities, pick the age range you would like -


New esafety activities


More online lessons:


25 fun non screen activities - 


We use "Talk for Writing" across the whole school to develop the children's skills in writing, language, understanding, imagination and reading. Click here to access an example based around a Magical Witch story! 


Talk to your child about how people might have felt when other countries were not being kind to each other. On VE day we celebrate the day that the countries decided to be friends again. How do you think everybody felt? How might they have celebrated? Talk to your child about how they can be a kind friend. Maybe they could make a card for a friend, or draw a picture of their friends. 
Have a look at the following resources from Healthy Schools Manchester. Some top tips for staying organised and motivated during home schooling, and some useful links to further online learning.

Stay Active!

Join in with daily P.E. sessions with Joe Wicks live at 9am on Youtube. Search 'P.E. with Joe' and have fun!


Communication & Language


This website has some great videos that will give you ideas how you can help develop your child's communication skills - 


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Tricky Words

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High Frequency Words

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Lots of great books can be found on youtube or this website from the library has great links - 


Below is a copy of information shared at our Reception Reading Speed Learning Event, if you have any questions please ask your class teacher for help.

Online games to play:

Phase 2 Tricky Words and Sight Words Song Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we. Tricky words, these are tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky words! Don't let them trick you!

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 3 Tricky Words song as requested by many :) Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was. Tricky words These are tricky, tricky, tricky, tricky tricky words That you can learn, learn, learn, learn Tricky words Don't let them trick you They are just tricky words Don't let them trick you Say hello to me, me, me, me, me m and e spells me Don't let it trick you.

2D and 3D Shapes

Can you go on a shape hunt around your home? What 2D and 3D shapes can you find? Can your child describe the shapes? Talk about the number of sides, corners, faces on each shape. Have they got straight or curved sides?


Learn about shapes

Finding one more than a number

Can you help your child to find one more than a number up to 20?

FInding one less than a number

Can you help your child find one less than a number up to 20?

I Can Write My Numbers! (writing numbers 0-9 for kids)

WWW.HARRYKINDERGARTENMUSIC.COM HARRY KINDERGARTEN MUSIC, LLC Hip educational songs & videos for the K-2 Classroom! Song: I Can Write My Numbers! Educational Content: Writing/forming numerals 0-9 Writing Cues: Zero: Around and Around you go That's the way to make a zero. One: A line straight down is fun That's the way to make a one.

Race Track

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