The Shrubberies School

Learning from Home

Free Learning From Home for Parents

Help Kids Learn have a free user subscription available for Games & Activities service. Parents can sign up and they will have access to 20 activities. 


Espresso -   Espresso and Coding


Purple Mash


Our home learning links provide students with the opportunity of learning at home by accessing educational resources online.

User names and passwords can be requested via the students home to school diary.  Free learning resources are also listed at the end of this page. 


The School subscribes to the digital learning provision from ESPRESSO.

Click on the top right hand login box and you will be prompted to enter your user name and password.  Students who use espresso are provided with the login and password for access to coding and espresso.  Please contact your class teacher or teaching assistant, or write a message in home to school diary and we will support your wish to access espresso from home. 

Espresso is successfully used in school to encourage “deeper and wider learning” as specified on their website.

The website offers valuable learning opportunities.



Some pupils at The Shrubberies and Apperley Centre use the programme Lexia Reading Core 5 (or for a few pupils – Lexia Strategies) which supports them with their reading development and spelling skills.  Pupils are able to access this from home.  It is designed for pupils to work at independently and the teacher will be able to check on progress and how the student is doing.  Students can access Lexia through the internet by going to


When asked for your teacher’s email, please put You only need to enter this once on first use.  You can then login, in the usual way. 


If you use  Lexia Strategies (only some of our older pupils), go to   


You can also download the Lexia App on iPad or Android tablets by searching for Lexia Reading Core5 UK (or for those few students using Strategies, Lexia Strategies UK.





Purple Mash (previously 2 Simple) is used by many students in school. Students have individual passwords and can access work at home that has been set by teachers. Parents can also login to see what their child is learning. These logins are updated at the start of every academic year.

There are numerous games, resources and activities covering a wide range of topics for children to access all based on the National Curriculum. Minimash is part of Purple Mash and is aimed at children working within Early Years Foundation Stage.

Please contact Sara Whelan through the School Office if you have any queries about using Purple Mash.