School Closure Support

We are so grateful to all parents and carers for their support and understanding during the current times. We understand for you and your children these are unsettling and uncertain times.

We have sent work packs home and the school website contains lots of useful links for parents. Also, we will use Tapestry and Seesaw to communicate with you. The school website will also be regularly updated so that we can keep you up to date with any news.

Please keep safe, care for one another, follow our school Mission Statement and we pay for you and look forward to being together again in the future.

We have sent work packs home and the school website contains lots of useful links for parents. Also, we will use Tapestry and Seesaw to communicate with you. The school website will also be regularly updated so that we can keep you up to date with any news.

School will remain open from Monday 23rd March to pupils of  key workers and vulnerable staff as directed, you can still contact school on 0161 338 4095 or email to



We have organised a series of tasks, both online and printed, for children to complete in the event of any closure. Our aim is that all children will bring work home to complete and you will have information on accessing online learning platforms to work through activities – you will be directed via tapestry and seesaw by teaching staff on a regular basis.

In addition children in Year 2 and Year 6 will bring Practice SATS Papers home to work through;

  • Year 2 you will be directed via Seesaw as to which pages to complete and when.
  • Year 6 Mr Matthews has provided clear instructions on using the papers in his class letter.

We aim to stay in touch with our school community in the event of a closure, please communicate with your class teachers via Tapestry and Seesaw and email for all other queries.

Summer 1 – Half Term Overviews are available here

EYFS – Tapestry

All parents and carers in EYFS have access to Tapestry. We will use Tapestry to keep in touch and provide work and activities.

The attached document also provides ideas to support parents at home.

EYFS Activities to do at home


Year 1-6 – Seesaw

All parents and carers in Year 1-6 have access to Seesaw. We are currently expanding use of this in order to provide work and activities.

Seesaw offers an excellent tool for home learning. Teachers can upload worksheets or links to websites and set instructions for how to complete them. Children can write on worksheets using a tablet or computer and then return via the site.

The children do need a code to access this feature which they were given on their home learning packs. The Seesaw site has clear instructions online to help with access to remote learning.

Reception-Year 6 Reading:

We ask that you encourage your child to read each day and record their thoughts in their home school diary. They could write a review of their favourite books. Many book publishers (see below links) are offering free resources to parents.


For further support we provide the following list of resources;


BBC Website

Has a wealth of resource and support for parents and children as follows with Daily Lessons on Bitesize;

CBeebies –


BBC Bitesize –

Newsround –


National Oak Academy

A National online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, for teachers. It provides high-quality, sequenced video lessons and resources for Reception, Primary and Secondary Year Groups.


Inspire Sports Coaches

Subscribe to Inspire on You Tube – Inspire work in School with our children every day!



This website has lots of resources for schools and during the closures this has been made available to parents.


White Rose Maths

Will be publishing free content for parents commencing next week.


Dough Disco – EYFS - link for Shonette’s page where she is doing live TV on her YouTube channel each day - easy pladough

We use Dough Disco in EYFS to support the children’s motor skills… and its great fun!


Oxford Owls

Parents to join for free so that children have access to oxford reading tree e-books.



English and Maths activities for Reception to Year 13.


Cool Math 4 Kids

Maths games for younger children.


National Geographic

Primary resources for History, Science, Geography, English, Maths, Art and Design and PSHE.


Tameside Loves Reading

Phonics support and sesources for Parents.



This can be accessed on any device and the children are all children in Year 1-6 are being given a log in to bring home. Mrs Taylor has set up online courses for the children to complete at home and the attached document is provided for support.


Code Break with -

Scratch Coding

Learn how to pop balloons, splat flies or even catch hearts with our web cam video game guide, for ages 7+!


Code Spark Academy

We have requested log-in details for Year 1-6 to access the free app, we will post details on Seesaw.


TTS Group

Free downloadable packs that can be downloaded onto a device for access at home


Classroom Secrets

Children can sign up for free access.

Learning Packs to support parents.


Phonics Play

Free access for Parents, enter the username MARCH20 and password HOME



Children in Year 1-6 have and know their log-in details.


Times Table Rock Stars

Children in Year 1-6 have and know their log-in details.


Top Marks

Resources for all year groups and key stages in school.



If you have used this before at home enter the usual details.

If you are new Lexia Core5 enter teacher email and then enter the child’s name and the password read.



We use Numbergym at school, to access this at home please use the username straphaels and the password millbrook


Charanga Music Resources

Year1 St Raphs – letter

Year2 St Raphs – letter

Year3 St Raphs – letter

Year4 St Raphs – letter

Year5 St Raphs – letter

Year 6 St Raphs – letter




Book Trust

Support for reading with your child at home.


National Literacy Trust

Family Zone is a one-stop shop for families. Drawing on both expertise and incredible partnerships with teachers, authors, publishers, educational organisations and corporates.



Is launching a Meet The Author series on Instagram. Twice a week an Octopus author—across all subjects, including cooking, health, mindfulness, fashion, design and gardening—will introduce themselves and their book, and answer five questions that they feel readers would most want to know.



Is giving free access to its online learning platform, Collins Connect, for the length of the school closures. The platform is for both primary and secondary schools and is home to learning and teaching resources for a range of subjects including English, maths and science at all levels, as well as international curricula. It includes more than 300 e-books from its Big Cat reading programme, activity sheets, a times tables practice tool, revision and PDF downloads of many of its titles. Collins is adding resources daily to the site.


Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell

Has launched a digital hub with reading charity BookTrust. BookTrust Home Time contains free books, videos, games, recipes, competitions and quizzes. A menu of ideas including activity sheets and live draw-alongs has been created by children’s authors and illustrators.



When it’s time for them to get up and move around, this always-free app has videos that kids can follow along with for a little dance break. They’re also coming up with daily activities for parents to use at home.


Cosmic Kids Yoga

Similarly, the Cosmic Kids yoga videos are good for a few minutes peace and quiet so you can work — we mean, a nice stretch and mindfulness break in the middle of all the academic learning. The app requires a subscription, but you can watch the videos on YouTube.


Gardening for Children


Learning with Lego


Cooking with Children





Outdoor Activities–activity-list

If you aren’t unwell or self-isolating, try some of these activities from the National Trust!



Join up and use this virtual pin-board to save ideas on just about everything!


Living Streets – Walk to School Campaign

Walking & Staying Active during lock down.


Access Art

Sketchbooks! An online course for children, families, parents and teachers.


Manchester Art Gallery

Engage with art and improve your wellbeing.











PSHE Association

Free home learning support for PSHE.





Government Portal


Educational Guidance

Self-Isolation Guidance


NHS Advice


Tameside Council


Social Distancing

To help you understand social distancing better please see the attached poster from the World Health Organisation. If you are not self-isolating this poster helps you determine what you can and can’t do during social distancing;

Social Distancing