Autumn 2020 Curriculum Intent Statement
Here is an important letter explaining the arrangements for returning to school in September. There is also an important Permissions' Form that all children will need to return in the first week back. A paper copy will be sent home in the first week too.
Summer Update
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer and enjoying the fabulous weather.
I am just writing a quick update to say that we are very much looking forward to welcoming all the children back to school on Monday September 7th. We have almost completed our planning for how things will work in the Autumn Term. I received further guidance from the Department for Education on Friday last week and so I am now ensuring are plans and procedures are in line with that latest guidance. Nearer to the start of term I will publish our plans on the school website - I don't want to give all the detail at this point in case the government changes the guidance nearer to the start of term, which could result in confusion for pupils, parents and staff.
The focus in September will be on regular hand washing, thorough cleaning regimes and keeping the children in class bubbles for as much of the day as possible. We know, from our experience with some year groups in the summer term, that the children adapt really well to the new pattern of the school day.
Some information is included in the letter below that was written before the end of term. I am sorry if you haven't already received a paper copy of this before the holiday - there was an administrative error.
Please keep checking the website nearer to September for further updates.
With best wishes
Katie Gray
Executive Headteacher

How to Apply for Free School Meals

Dear Parent/Carer

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the financial situation for many families has changed and we have seen a steady growth in the number of pupils eligible for free school meals. At Littleham C of E, we were quick to act regarding FSM for our families and provided our existing FSM families with hampers on a weekly basis.

The government recently announced that they will provide vouchers per pupil for families in receipt of free school meals to help with the costs of food over the summer holidays. Many families are unaware that they are entitled to this support so below we outline the various reasons why you might be able to apply for this.

Children qualify for free school meals if you get one of the following benefits:

  •        Universal Credit ​and your household income after tax is less than £7,400 per year (not including any benefits you get)
  •        Child Tax Credit, as long as you are not getting 
  •        Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of less than £16,190
  •        income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  •        Income Support
  •        Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  •        The guarantee part of Pension Credit
  •        Asylum seeker support
  •        Children aged between 16 and 18 who are getting Universal Credit in their own name can also get free school meals

It is easy to find out if you qualify, click the link below and complete a simple form.

You will be notified instantly if you are eligible. The process is fairly straight forward, as you just need to provide your name, child’s name, school name and importantly your NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER. If you are eligible, please screen shot or send that confirmation to us at and you will then be able to claim these vouchers for the summer holidays and beyond. Of course the free school meals team will also notify us but not as instant as you notifying us.

If you experience any problems with the link please call the Education Helpline on 0345 155 1019.

Littleham Lions!
The Lions Bubble enjoying the field!
Zebra Bubble Photos
Tiger Bubble Photos
The scavenger hunt and bird nest building challenge were a real success as children explored the school grounds and developed skills in PE, science, D and T and art. 
Zebra Bubble Photos
Year 5 Home Learning Wk Beg 22/6/20
Year 6 Leavers' Jumpers
We may be sad that we couldn't present year 6 with their leavers jumpers all together but handing them out to individuals was the least we could do. 
We are incredibly proud of each and everyone of our year 6 cohort. The class of 2020 is so caring and kind to one another. They have been amazing role models. We look forward to confirming details of a celebration which we hope will take place in July. 
It was super to welcome back more pupils to Littleham last week. The pupils and staff have adjusted to their new learning environment and new routines brilliantly - thank you for all your hard work with this. The school is now split into several bubbles with animal names.  Please enjoy having a look at photos from 'Lion Bubble' below!
Well done to you all,
from Mrs Gray 
Summer Reading Challenge
The 2020 Summer Reading Challenge is here!

The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency and funded by Arts Council England, encourages children aged 4 to 11 to set themselves a reading challenge to help prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.

Each year the Challenge, delivered through public libraries, motivates over 700,000 children to keep reading to build their skills and confidence. Last year more than 14,000 children across Devon and Torbay took part. 

The Challenge will run from June to September. 

This year, Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, celebrates funny books, happiness and laughter and features bespoke artwork from award-winning children’s author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson (Amelia Fang; Evil Emperor Penguin; I Don’t Want Curly Hair). Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books!

The digital Challenge is free to access, featuring games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in reading-related activities at home. Although our library buildings are closed we have boosted  the number of children's books available to borrow via our e-lending platforms which can be accessed from our Devon Libraries and Torbay Libraries websites. From July we will also be hosting lots of Silly Squad events and activities on our Facebook pages, so look out for those!

Please sign your children up here 

Please look at the facebook pages ( and where we will be hosting lots of Silly Squad digital events throughout the summer. More information to follow.  

With school life disrupted and many children missing the company of their friends, this year’s fun-filled Summer Reading Challenge will be all the more vital as a way of helping parents and carers find fun, family-friendly activities, maintain literacy levels and create a safe space for children to connect with their peers.
An Important Letter about the Phased Re-opening of School
Important Information Letters About the Phased Reopening of Schools
Thy Kingdom Come
Please have a look at the ideas below and in the separate resources so that we still engage with Thy Kingdom Come this year even if we can't do it together in school. Please send photos into the admin email address of any of the activities you do linked to this so that we can make a special book which I will share with The Diocese.
Thy Kingdom Come is a Christian prayer initiative that happens every year between Ascension and Pentecost. In this time Jesus’ followers had: encountered him as a resurrected person, witnessed him ascending into heaven, had hidden and prayed with him in the upper room, and then had a transformative supernatural with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost which is often called the birthday of the Church.

This year Thy Kingdom Come will run between 21-31st May 2020.

Please find attached some resources to help children learn about this important part of the Christian story and will encourage them to reflect on some big ideas.

Here is the web link for the resource

This is also a link  to the Thy Kingdom Come website that has some podcasts for families to listen and respond to together.

The Family Prayer Adventure podcasts are a fun and engaging way to help families pray together. There is one following each daily theme of Thy Kingdom Come, and they are about 10-12 minutes long. They feature a game, an interactive Bible story (written and performed by folks like Bob Hartman), a chance to pray and great music.

Prayer spaces in schools have also created some ideas for families to create Prayer Spaces at home. The ideas are really simple and I was thinking that we could invite families to send in photos of the prayer spaces that they have created.

Year 3 Maths Answers
A special message from the staff!
Year 5 Home Learning for Week Beginning 11/5/20
A super on-line book to read...

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

More ideas to support your Mental Health are included in this week's Mental Health Ideas' Sheet. 
Some ideas are repeated from last week and some are new. Mrs Gray loves the idea of sending a hug in the post -it looks great fun!
Year 5 Home Learning for Wk Beg 4th May 2020
The children of Littleham CE Primary school have been finding ways of making people in isolation smile. They have been emailing in, letters, poems, drawings, and jokes. I hope they make you smile too. Have a look at the Sunflower Ideas too - Mrs Gray has enjoyed doing them with her son!
Please have a look at this book to help you talk as a family about Coronavirus.
Here are some more ideas to help you to look after your mental health during this unusual time. 
These ideas are based on the '10 a Day' which the children will be familiar with. Please don't feel you have to do them all but focus on the areas that your family are struggling with.
Do you like our new Mental Health logo?
Hub Learning for Week Beginning 27/4/20
Year 5 Extra Home Learning for week beginning 27/4/20
Our Curriculum Intent during Lockdown and for Re-opening
A Letter from Exmouth Library regarding the services currently being offered.

Dear Littleham School,


I am writing to you on behalf of Exmouth Library, to let you know about the services we are offering that may be especially helpful to children while the physical building is closed.


If the children are already members of Devon Libraries they can access eBooks and eAudiobooks for free using their library card and PIN. If they are not sure of their PIN number they can email us at If they don’t have a library card they can join for free online and make a temporary library account with an account number and PIN number (which can be converted to a physical card when we re-open) to access these resources on the Devon Libraries website:


By downloading Libby Overdrive, they can access all of the eBooks we have available. We currently have 1177 eBook titles available to children, including 235 eBooks which are always available (the others are borrowed and have a loan period much the same as physical books). These include a ‘Reading well collection’ for children, with helpful books on mental health and wellbeing, as well as a range of useful fiction and non-fiction eBooks including Beginner Reads. If people look on the overdrive link they will be able to see what is available. If they need any help using the eBook service with their library card, or need help getting the Libby app and setting it up, then Cassie from St Thomas Library has produced this brilliant video guide to help:


Exmouth Library is also updating our Facebook and Twitter accounts every day, signposting to potentially useful resources, including lots for children. We have also uploaded some suggested activities for children on our social media pages such as short craft videos. We are also still offering those who are participating in Book Track to email us from their parent’s or carer’s email a review of the books they have read, helping them get closer to achieving the 100-books challenge. If there are any children who would like to join the Book Track Challenge to read 100 books and are over 6 they can email to let us know.


For any help in accessing online resources, or anything else, please contact us on


Kind Regards,

The Exmouth Library Team

Here are some more ideas to help you to look after your mental health during this unusual time. 
These ideas are based on the '10 a Day' which the children will be familiar with. Please don't feel you have to do them all but focus on the areas that your family are struggling with.
Home Learning for the Summer Term is included in the links below
If you need paper copies of your child's work then learning packs will be available from outside the school - I will add a note to the website when these are ready to collect.
Keep looking lower down this page for other ideas and activities.
Cheering up our local community
If your children would like to share poems, drawings etc with members of the church community to cheer them up in these difficult times then please send them into and Mrs Cambridge will send ensure members of the community can see them. Your own email address won't be shared.
Time Capsule Activity
This is a lovely activity for children to create a Time Capsule of their memories from this strange period of their own history. Something they can keep and look back on in years to come.
'Open Minds' will support children with anxiety. For more information go on or
This letter requires parents of children with an EHCP or have social worker involvement, or if parents think they may be in key worker groups, to respond by March 20th at 12 noon to indicate need for school provision during the School Closure period.