Working at Home

Keeping in touch and support at home

There has been a lot spoken and written on the TV and in newspapers about schools opening. As you would expect this is largely about mainstream schools. We have been very busy behind the scenes and many of you know through the vouchers, through the work online and through the phone calls we are still there for you. In terms of Newman, I would ask that you keep us informed through the phone calls of what the situation is with you, we are here to support your child, your family and your situation as best as we can. We have been open to a small number of children all throughout and we will continue to do so. We are looking at every means possible to make the school as safe for as many children and staff to return when we can. It is highly likely that we are looking more at September for any big increase in provision and I will make sure through the website and social media that you are kept up to date. I hope that all of you are keeping safe and keeping in touch with school.

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If you would like us to share what you and your young person are getting up to or if you have any questions then feel free to connect with us via Facebook

If you need some support or advice from our Leadership Team then please email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

We know that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will have a serious impact on the lives of women, children and men who are experiencing domestic abuse. Click the button for information about support.

Please click the link for some tips about receiving your free school meals voucher. If you think you haven’t received an email then please check your junk/spam folder for an email from 

When your child is ill or injured it is very difficult to decide if/when to call your child’s GP, NHS 111, or go the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E). While the government is asking everyone to stay at home,
it can be confusing to know what to do. Here is some guidance around what to do if your child shows any of the following symptoms or signs.

Click above for the latest information from our head teacher, Paul Silvester. It contains general guidance, health and wellbeing tips and some extra resources that you may find useful.

Family Fund has received extra funding worth £10 million from the Department for Education to provide grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children this can be confusing to know what to do. Here is some guidance around what to do if your child shows any of the following symptoms or signs.

The Division of Educational Psychology has produced this video to provide some useful advice for parents and carers on the psychology behind playtime and how it helps children and young people manage their emotions.

Working at Home

Welcome to the ‘Working at Home’ area for all Newman School pupils. Each form teacher has planned activities, please navigate using the links below to find your child’s form and the activities. There is also a group of art activities that will hopefully be suitable for as many of our young people as possible.

If you have any questions about the work, or if you have any other concerns then please get in touch with school and we will try to support you as much as we can.

A note for parents/carers/pupils

Please feel free to look at any section of the working at home activities that you like – there may be more activities from other teachers that might be of interest.

Online Resources

Twinkl is currently offering parents/carers a full one month ‘Ultimate Membership’ for free. We use these resources a lot at school, so your young person may be familiar with them. This code only lasts for 30 days from when you first log in, please be aware of this!



A lot of pupils at Newman use Conquer Maths to support their learning. If your young person uses this in school they will have been sent home a log in card in their pack.


‘Purple Mash’ has a wide range of activities suitable for our young people. If your young person has been using Purple Mash already, a log in card will have been sent home in their packs. To log in please click the link.


If you do not have a log in and would still like to take make use of the resources, you can click the lick below for a limited version.


Oxford Owl is a great resource for books, there are plenty to choose from at many different levels.


Click on ‘My Class Login’

User: nssks3

Password: pupil


Corbett Maths is a fantastic mathematics website with daily activities for a wide range of abilities. There are also lots of videos and worksheets to have a look at.


Recently made free for young people around the world, World eBook has thousands of books and audiobooks on a wide range of interests.


100’s of free audio books, there are some great titles and can be accessed from just about any internet connected device.


Phonics Play Comics, PhonicsPlay comics are decodable comics featuring familiar characters from PhonicsPlay along with some new friends. They are short, simple, silly comics that can be viewed on screen or printed out. 


User: march20

Password: home

Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, has launched daily PE activities for kids. If you are able this could be a great way to burn off some energy and stay body active.

Link: YouTube

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