Lessons in lockdown carry on with smiles for pupils and staff at Burnley primary school

Lessons are continuing at a Burnley primary school as the second week of lockdown begins for pupils.

As with thousands of other pupils across the UK children at St Augustine's RC Primary are getting used to their new routine, according to headteacher Mrs Sinead Colbeck who said: "Children in school enjoyed last week's good weather, learning about social distancing, which is challenging when you're a child, trying to remember not to hold hands, hug and so on, and they have been accessing their online learning.

"They have also joined in the Joe Wicks PE workout and are hoping to use an online programme to learn sign language this week too.

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"Having to operate school with reduced staff has its challenges but we know it's essential for key workers who need the childcare in order to fight the coronavirus and minimise the spread.

A young student from St Augustine's RC Primary School in Burnley hard at work at home

"Thanks to the enthusiasm and care of the staff they are going above and beyond to make this time as calm as possible."

All teachers have set up home learning using google classroom, supported by year four teacher Jamie Robinson.

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PE with Joe Wicks starts the day for these two pupils from St Augustine's RC Primary School in Burnley

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Lessons go on in the classroom during lockdown at St Augustine's RC Primary School in Burnley
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