Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Remote Learning

In the exceptional circumstances we currently find ourselves in we are committed to bringing our children and their parents/carers access to the many educational resources that are available.

A variety of companies are offering free resources and live sessions for primary school aged children, with more being released daily. On this page you will find a link to those resources and we will keep adding as more are released. Please keep checking in on this page to see what else is available.

If you have any queries please contact your child’s phase via the following e-mail addresses:


Remote Learning Documents

Remote Learning Timetables

Please find below the Remote Learning Timetable for your child.

Celebrating Success

Well done to all this week’s superstars. We are all so proud of you and all your continued hard work.

Class Superstars Friday 15th January 2021

Online Safety

Online Safety

Children are bound to spend lots more time on devices during school closure. DON’T FEEL BAD ABOUT IT – lots will be schoolwork or catching up with friends. But there are ways to keep them safe, healthy and happy.

Please click here for Top Tips on Keeping Primary Children Safe During the Closure.

CEOP have released some Online Safety activities that can be completed at home.

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If you require further information about Online Safety please view our E-Safety website page.
Kentmere Academy E-Safety

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing are a top priority, and supporting you and your children through this difficult time is important to us. Please find the most useful websites below for supporting your children through these unprecedented times.

Emotional Wellbeing Apps

Our local Mental Health Service #Thrive are now able to offer phone and video support, if you currently access their services and wish to continue in this way, please contact them directly.



We will be using Seesaw to deliver Remote Learning and to enhance our use of technology within the classroom.

Seesaw is an online learning platform which allows pupils and teachers to connect with one another. Teachers set activities for the children to complete which can then be marked.

If your child is completing work remotely and has forgotten their log in details, please contact your child’s teacher.

Click here for a quick Seesaw tutorial.

KS2 Challenges

KS2 Challenges

During the school closure, all KS2 children received emails from the KS2 teachers with daily and weekly challenges.
For the children to log onto their emails, they can follow these steps.

1. Open up Gmail by typing in Gmail into Google
2. Type in school email address (the same details that children type in to get onto school laptops) with
3. Type in school password



At Kentmere, we follow the Read Write Inc Phonics scheme. RWI are delivering daily phonics sessions as detailed below:

All children can access the following links to help with their reading:

Oxford Owl has lots of digital books for your child to read at home - you will need to create a free login on this website.

Audible, has many different story books that are read to your child

Author Read Alouds please click on the author’s names to listen to them read some of their own work.

Harry Potter at Home - JK Rowling has released a website especially for children during this time of home learning. It has quizzes, games and additional reading resources all based on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

Grow Your Mindset Stories - All the stories via this link are a read aloud so that you can watch with your children. They are

International Digital Children’s Library - This website has children’s stories from across the world. You can find age appropriate stories by choosing your child’s age down the left hand side of the page.

Stories Online - Another website to explore which allows you to listen to a range of children’s stories being read by different authors.

David Walliams - Listen to a different audiobook by David Walliams daily.

Roald Dahl - This website brings the books of Roald Dahl to life! Lots of books and activities to explore.

Michael Rosen - Listen to poems and stories read by famous author/poet Michael Rosen.

BBC Home Reading

BBC Home Reading

The BBC and education experts from around the world have updated their website to provide catch up lessons and Autumn term resources to help support your child during their return to school. Please click the link below to find out more.

The BBC Bitesize website can be accessed here.

Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy

Nearly 10,000 free video lessons, resources and activities, covering most subjects, from Reception to Year 11

You can access this fantastic resource here.



National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics have created videos which can aid your children’s learning in Maths.

NCETM Primary Videos

Most lessons are between 15 to 20 minutes long, each ending with suggested follow-up tasks. All lessons exemplify a teaching for mastery approach to maths. For each age group, a new batch of lessons is added here every week.

Daily PE

Daily PE

‘The Body Coach’ Joe Wicks was holding daily PE sessions during the school closure. You can access via his YouTube channel here:

Dance Tutorial - Dance to School have created a Dance Tutorial for you to follow along.

Purple Mash

Purple Mash

During the school closure, your child’s class teacher (Reception - Year 6) was setting weekly challenges on Purple Mash to be completed. We continue to use Purple Mash as a learning resource and we encourage you to continue accessing this platform from home.

All children have their own username and password.

TT Rockstars

TT Rockstars

All children Y2 - Y6 have their own TT Rockstar login.
This can be used as often as you choose to practice multiplication facts.

Additional Opportunities

Additional Opportunities

RE - NATRE are releasing resources to support Religious Education study at home. You can click on the links below to find the resources for your child’s year.

Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2

Supermovers - we use this a lot in school! Short videos which get your children up and active whilst teaching them about different areas of the curriculum. They love them too!

National Literacy Trust - The National Literacy Trust has launched Family Zone, a platform to support parents during this time with lots of resources, apps, and websites suitable for 0-12 year olds.

Virtual Tours - On this website there are a number of links that give you virtual access to different museums, aquariums, zoos and theme parks from across the globe!

Learn to draw - These tutorials teach children how to draw with follow a long steps.

Nick Sharratt Learn to Draw- Similar to the link above, these videos by famous illustrator Nick Sharratt teach children how to draw.

Summer Challenges - Place2Be’s specialist Art Room team have created a series of projects for primary aged children

Touch Typing

Touch Typing

In school, we are going to be using Typing Club from September. This will improve the children’s ability to type quickly and accurately, without looking at the keyboard.
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Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
Rights Respecting Logo
Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
Rights Respecting Silver Logo
E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
NACE Member 2018-19
School Gold
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
Badge School Status
School Games 19/20
Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Head of School - Mrs Nicola Howard

Contact Details

Kentmere Academy
Kentmere Avenue
Rochdale OL12 9EE

Reception 01706 647 533


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