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Home Learning Support

This new area is designed to be your gateway to ideas, activities and teacher recommended apps and websites, to help you find ways to keep your children occupied, educated and happy over the coming weeks.  


If you have any suggestions for content, please use the email account, in addition to sending us photos of your own home learning successes or experiences, which we will add to the website here. 


Remember you have the St Veronica's family firmly behind you during these challenging times.  



Lonely people needed social contact:

SILVERLINE – offers 24 hour, 365 days a year, free, confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people.

Telephone 0800 4 70 80 90


Volunteer Support


Volunteer support for people feeling isolated and vulnerable – contact 07779 972114  / 07779 972652  


General help and advice

Age UK Lancashire helpline – 0300 303 1234

Information and advice including local sources of help and support, emergency food, advice on benefits, health and community care, welfare benefit checks.


Prepayment meters (Gas/Electricity):

People who are self isolating and can’t top up their gas or electric prepayment meter can contact their supplier who will help them get  two weeks supply.

British Gas: 0333 202 9802

EDF: 0333 200 5100

EON: 0345 052 000

N Power: 0800 073 3000

Scottish Power: 0800 027 0072

SSE: 0345 026 2658


Welfare benefits advice

Rossendale and Hyndburn Citizens Advice   0300 456 2552

Business Grants

Businesses that call asking about the grants available for businesses impacted by Coronovirus should email for support:


Other useful numbers

Useful phone numbers:




  • SOCIAL SERVICES CHILDREN – 0300 123 6720
  • SOCIAL SERVICES ADULTS - 0300 123 6721 
  • OUT OF HOURS – 0300 123 6722


SAMARITANS – 116 123

CITIZENS ADVICE – 0300 456 2552


PENSION SERVICE – 0800 731 0469

UNIVERSAL CREDIT – 0800 328 9344


We know you can't travel far from home at the moment, but that shouldn't stop you discovering the world VIRTUALLY!


Today we have found some exciting websites where you can watch live footage of all sorts of different animals around the world. From badgers in Cumbria, wildlife in Africa to Winter (yes the dolphin from Dolphin Tale) in her aquarium.


Maybe you could write a story about your favourite animal, or create a beautiful picture that you can then display in your window.


For those of you who like a bit of structure in your lives; here's what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free daily to help with their education while schools are closed:


9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks -
10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman -
11.00am - English with David Walliams -
12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) -
1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass -
1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel -
2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) -
4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) -


Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox -
9.30am Wednesday 25 March - Geography with Steve Backshall -

For your older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels -



Great for home learning and mixed-age groups. Use the link below:


Username:  student17921

password: Veronica


Pupils can now access Espresso for free using the website details and password above.

If you Google "World of David Walliams" you can have access to free audiobooks for the next 30 days

Carol Vorderman's website "The Maths Factor" has been made free to access.

New Phonics Play

Phonics play, which is used in school everyday, have updated their website to allow it to run on iPads and android devices as well as PCs and laptops.  Not only that, but they've set up free login details which allow you to access all the features for free.  The Username is march20 (no spaces).  The password is home. Thank you phonics play!



All children in Years 1 to Years 6 now have an account on this amazing maths app.  If your child was not in school on Thursday or Friday before the school closed, complete the contact form, marked for the attention of Mr Richards, and he will email out your log on details. 

Collins Big Cat online reading library

Reception Year 1 and Year 2 and Year 3 would like to say a big thank you to Mrs White for allowing us to buy more than 300 new phonic based reading books to supplement our existing home readers. 


As part of this purchase, we have also received a year's free subscription to Collins Connect that allow children to access any one of over 250 e-texts to read either on their own or with an adult. 


To log on to our pages simply click on the Collins Log on link below and then type the following into each box: 

Date of Birth:  1(day), January (month)

First Letter of Surname:  A

Year group: 1


Complete this and you can start reading at once. 

School Learning 30.3.2020 - After some school work it is time to 'Monkey around'!

Home Learners Monday 30.3.2020

Another great way to keep fit!

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A great way to learn new words!

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