Learning at Home


Learning at Home

The best support a parent can give to their child is to take an interest in their school life. 

At St Philip’s we will ensure:

  1. Nursery children can take part in shared reading as their first experience of homework.
  2. Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils have a reading book to read at home and a reading journal.
  3. Homework will be set according to a child’s ability and we will not set homework they do not
    know how to do.
  4. Children will have all the resources they need to carry out their homework.

Towards the end of their time with us Year 6 are expected to take extra English and Maths to work
on at home during the week. This is designed to help prepare them for secondary school.

Please find a link to the Salford Libraries website on the left. This gives you information about activities and services that you and your families can access to help you when you are working with your child at home. 


Early Years and Year 1 use Tapestry to record the children's learning and keep you updated on what they get up to throughout the day. Please click the link https://tapestryjournal.com/ and use your individual parent login to access.


Classes from Years 2-6 use Seesaw to set work, support the children's learning and can be used for the children to share the learning they have done at home. Please click the link https://web.seesaw.me/ and children should use their own individual login to access.



As you may be aware, children can access a range of social media and apps. It is important to remember that social media has age restrictions and that software developers are constantly changing and updating their apps.

If your child has a social media account, please follow the guidance on the age restrictions. Please also make sure that the privacy settings are high and you know who children are in contact or friends with. Please report anything that you find and talk to your children about how to keep themselves safe online – particularly talking to people they don’t know.


Here are six ideas that may help:

Do Your Research

Find out and learn more about what children are getting up to while online.  Find out what your child is looking at, and judge for yourself if it’s appropriate.

Talk To Your Child

Knowing how to block and report inappropriate content can help to start to make a difference.  Look at Thinkuknow (the link can be found on the left hand side of this page). The website is connected to police and CEOP and offers advice that’s targeted appropriately to the age of your child.

Take Them Seriously

It doesn’t matter if the fear is real or proportionate, if it’s scaring your child, it’s worth listening. 

Understand Technology

It can be hard keeping up with which app, game or social messaging service kids are using. If you want the latest on the latest technology, consider checking out parentzone.  There are sections ranging from explaining the game Fortnite, to what game age ratings really mean. 

Also look at the National Online Safety website and the Net Aware website that provides updates and guides. Links are available on the left hand side of this screen.

Report Any Serious Risk of Harm

Take a look at the CEOP online safety centre. You can make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors if you are worried about online sexual abuse, or the way someone has been communicating with your child online.