Lockdown Resources

Please find some useful resources and information below.  All home learning will now be conducted through Google Classroom.

Coronavirus: SEND Support for families, children and young people

Please click the picture link to access the resources.

Creative Writing Competition

Oldham Council is inviting schools to  take part in a creative writing competition to capture the views and opinions of students during the Covid-19 Pandemic.   For more information please see the flyer below.  If you are interested in taaking part please email all submissions to karen.rose@oldham.gov.uk by 12pm 17th July. 

File icon: pdf Oldham Writing Competition [pdf 214KB] Click to download

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.

Online Courses for Parents and Parent-to-be

Please see the document below for further information.

File icon: pdf Online courses for parents and parents-to-be [pdf 601KB] Click to download

Wellbeing Resources - June 2020

Greater Manchester Moving -  2 videos for GM Moving one called "Weathering The Storm" which is about managing our anxieties particularly at the moment: The 2nd one was for their virtual conference and is about intrinsic motivation and managing negativity - called "Still... Weathering The Storm

Getting Through - 3 short videos for AQUA – a health and care quality improvement organisation - these are shorter 2 x 10 mins and 1 x 16 minutes  - they are entitled “Getting Through” - they can be found at the AQUA Website

Podcast Kind To Your Mind -There's also a series of podcasts called Kind To Your Mind produced by Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership - I have made one for them on self-care and self-compassion - you can listen to it here along with some other helpful podcasts:www.kindtoyourmind.org/podcast
Action For Happiness (great evidence based resource) and free - 10 day online learning resource www.10daysofhappiness.org
4 day Resilience challenge using videos and online resources:
Uplifting, practical activities to enhance wellbeing
Take a look at these sites for lots of uplifting, practical activities to enhance wellbeing: 
File icon: pdf Wellbeing Weekly - Issue 2 - 8th June 2020 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf What is Infant Mental Health and Why does it matter [pdf 63KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Wellbeing Weekly - Issue 3 - 15th JUne 2020 [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Oldham’s Lockdown Museum

Oldham’s Lockdown Museum is a new digital project to collect a snapshot of what life is like in our local area during the Covid-19 pandemic.

There is a saying: ‘Change is the only visible sign of life’ and what changes we’ve gone through. Gallery Oldham is looking for objects that tell the story of life in lockdown so that we can share them with future generations. Have you bought or made something unusual? What object sums up the changing world outside or the unchanging reality of staying at home? Sometimes it is the most ordinary object that tells the most amazing story. We’d love to share your experiences and ideas, and see pictures (photographs or drawings/paintings) of the objects that sum them up, whatever they are.

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.

File icon: pdf SEND Regional Network Letter Issue 52 - May 2020 [pdf 464KB] Click to download

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.

File icon: pdf Kindness & Gratitude Children & Families - May 2020 [pdf 946KB] Click to download

Lockdown Survival Guide

Please download the document below.

File icon: pdf Lockdown Survival Guide May 2020 [pdf 432KB] Click to download

PE Home Learning Resources - The Joy of Moving Festival

This is a PE initiative headed up by Oldham Athletic, called Joy of Moving Festival.  It is essentially a booklet full of PE type activities for families to do together at home during isolation.  It is predominantly aimed at KS2 but some activities may be appropriate for younger children too.

Please see the document below.

File icon: pdf Joy of Moving Home School Festival Booklet May 2020 [pdf 2MB] Click to download

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.

File icon: pdf Spring into Spring Early Years Activities and Ideas - May 2020 [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spring into Spring Primary Activities and Ideas - May 2020 [pdf 2MB] Click to download

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.

File icon: pdf Voices of Hope Flyer [pdf 235KB] Click to download

Oldham Library Service Family Support

With some children remaining at home, the home learning environment and parental engagement will be more important than ever.  To support families, Oldham Libraries are delivering an exciting online offer. From ‘Ask a Librarian’, live rhyme time sessions, quizzes to plenty of creative activities that you can do with your family, there’s something for everyone. Check the libraries website for the weekly programme through this link . You can also follow Oldham libraries on social media.

Oldham Libraries - Free Resources

Oldham Libraries may be shut but children and adults can still get FREE ebooks, audiobooks, magazines straight to a phone, laptop or tablet, as well as websites that can help with learning from home.
Join online today for instant download, you will get a temporary borrower ID
Login and from your account you can search the catalogue, and browse and download books using the library webpage today
Or download the BorrowBox, RB Digital and uLibrary Apps
BorrowBox for audio and ebooks
ULibrary for audiobooks
RB Digital for magazines, ebooks and audiobooks
If you or your child are already library members we can help you login
Forgotten number? We can find it
Need help downloading books? We can help
Overdue books? We don't mind and we don't fine!

Managing Bereavement

Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf Supporting children through difficult times [pdf 142KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Remembering - Collaborative projects for the school community [pdf 94KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf How to deliver sad news [pdf 95KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Guide to supporting children through bereavement [pdf 140KB] Click to download

Dave the Dog and Nurse Dotty Story 

A story to help younger children understand the coronavirus and help them with their worries.

File icon: pdf Dave the Dog Story - Explaining Coronavirus to Younger Children [pdf 7MB] Click to download

Wellbeing Team Resources

This week we will be focusing on‘Healthy Lifestyles’. We appreciate there are a wide range of resources available regarding this subject area so we thought we would focus on sharing our favourite resources linked to 4 key components of maintaining a healthy lifestyle; Sleep, Routines, Nutrition & Physical Exercise.
The attached document ‘Healthy Lifestyles’ cover great resources relating to these subject areas for both adults and children.  We have also attached a template of our weekly planner and a blank planner for you to complete, should you want to. If you are someone who enjoys routine our planner will hopefully enable you to look at how to break your day up so it feels more manageable.
File icon: pdf Week 1 - Healthy Lifestyle [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf My Week Plannner Filled in - 20th to 24th April 2020 [pdf 813KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Weekly Planner Blank - To complete [pdf 585KB] Click to download

General Home Learning Links


- use the code UKTWINKLHELPS (various resources to print in each subject area)


  •  (various resources to print in each subject area)


  • (home learning hub – detailed daily timetables and suggested resources – all subject areas)


  • (information about BBC broadcasting daily on BBC iplayer)


  •  (maths and english online games)






 (online cartoon lessons every Wednesday from Sheffield comic artist Pete McKee)


(online drawing lessons from Marvel artist Will Sliney)













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.

File icon: pdf power-of-kindness-calendar-blank-calendar [pdf 538KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf power-of-kindness-calendar-my-kind-acts [pdf 107KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf power-of-kindness-calendar-supporting-activities-for-learners-7-11 [pdf 79KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf power-of-kindness-calendar-supporting-activities-for-learners-11-18 [pdf 110KB] Click to download

EYFS and KS1 E-Safety - Reception and Years 1 and 2

Please click on the picture link to access the resources.

KS2 E-Safety - Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Please click on the picture link to access the resources.

Activities where you don't need a computer

Please select the document below.

File icon: pdf Non-screen activities you can do at home [pdf 944KB] Click to download

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.

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!

Super Sentence Stacker

Great resources on YouTube from Jane Considine.

Year 6 - 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.

Celebrity Classes

Have a go!