Makaton with Ruth

Hi, I'm Ruth and I am a F.E. teacher at Bidwell Brook School. I am qualified in the Makaton Sign Language.

I'll be bringing you new Makaton videos each week. Get practicing and have fun!

Remember - you can play this video in Fullscreen by clicking on the Fullscreen icon!

More Makaton here!

Phonics with Amy

Hi, I'm Amy and I am the Literacy HLTA at Bidwell Brook School.

You can visit my Phonics page to see more instructional videos. Happy learning!

Remember - you can play this video in Fullscreen by clicking on the Fullscreen icon!

More Phonics here!

Story Time!

Room on the Broom - by Julia Donaldson

(Read by Amber - Bidwell Brook Teaching Assistant)

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin!

Check out the Key Stage menus above for more stories and learning opportunities.

For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Kids 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. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It's that easy.

Espresso is a service that Bidwell Brook school buys into to provide activities, games and short programmes for all areas of the curriculum and for all ages and abilities.

If your child attends Bidwell Brook school and would like to access this resource then please click on the button below for more information.

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, PhonicsPlay have decided to make their site free to use during this period.
Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe. To access our resources all you need to do is log on using the following details:

Username: march20
Password: home


HelpKidzLearn is a collection of software for young children and those with learning difficulties to play online. The software is split into five sections: Early Years, Games and Quizzes, Stories and Songs, Creative Play & Find Out About.

Teach Your Monster to Read

The groundbreaking game that makes learning to read fun
• Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
• Designed in collaboration with leading academics.
• Complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.
• Computer version is 100% free.


Twinkl is free for parents at the moment and has amazing resources to use online or to print. This includes the phonics programme that many of the children will be using in class.

Everyone will be the best they can be

No-one is excluded

Everyone has a voice