Update: Spring Term 2021

We are at a very exciting stage in the development of our home learning offer. Over the coming weeks we will be introducing you to Learn to Live School Jotter, an online learning platform that will be updated with exciting and relevant home learning. We believe that this is going to be the best way to support our young people to continue making progress outside of school, especially if they are not able to attend school for any reason. In the meantime, if your young person is going to be absent from school or college, your teacher will provide you with a range of activities, ideas and resources so that learning can continue at home.
In addition, we are keeping this website available for parents and students to access should you need to. There is a wealth of high quality activities and resources here including videos and stories, and of course, updates will be advertised through our Facebook Page as before.

You can take a look at previous updates either by scrolling down the page, which gives you the most recent learning and stories from each Key Stage, or by using the Key Stage Learning menu above to select the correct Key Stage for your learner to access all the content from the year.

Please do keep us updated on any work you do at home by adding it to Evidence for Learning- we enjoy seeing what you have been up to at home.

Story Time!

What the Jackdaw Saw by Julia Donaldson & Nick Sharratt

Read by Erica

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin!

Check out the other Key Stage pages for more stories and learning opportunities.

Makaton with Ruth

Hi, I'm Ruth and I am an 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!

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!

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.