Kids’ Zone

Below is a list of useful websites that children can use to support them in their learning at school. There is also a list of APPs that are available to download on most tablets/mobile phones.

Websites Early Years ideas and activities to take part in at home. Child friendly search engine for children to use when browsing the web. Lots of practical activities to use in the home covering a range of topics. Hoglets Theatre Fun for Little Folk- classes based on stories with retells and drama activities. Online educational resources to support children’s learning at home in a variety of different subjects. Jamie Oliver has lots of recipes that adults and children use to cook at home together.

Language development ideas with a focus on verbs- Blanket time ‘Catch it if you can’ Let’s pretend Paint with brushes Shadow fun A variety of educational videos covering a range of topics. Natwest have a variety of resources to help teach children about money and using it well. Oak National Academy have online lessons available for all year groups from Reception to Year 10, covering a range of subjects.

One Day Creative Youtube Channel A variety of sessions for different subjects from history with the Great Fire of London, Titanic and the Victorians, to dance classes and online safety workshops.

Outdoor Learning Ideas

Rainy Day Puzzles Free opera and ballet broadcasts from the Royal Opera House. A website to help you and your children learn how to be safe in the sun. Stoke Library are live streaming their Singing Bears sessions twice each week. There are free downloadable activities available. You can also follow Stoke Speaks Out on their youtube channel and on their facebook where they will be sharing more activities and ideas Maths and spelling practice.

Supporting Home Learning Routines_-_Planning the Day Homework packs available for download for a variety of different ages and classes. Widgit are offering a 21 day free trial for new users and offers resources to make visual timetables and communication books.



Introducing the Oak Academy Virtual School Library!

Oak National Academy and the National Literacy Trust have come together to launch a virtual school library.

We would love to keep our children reading during lockdown.

Every week, a popular children’s author will become ‘Author of the Week’ and provide a free book or audiobook. There will also be videos and activities, click on the link for this exciting opportunity –

Parents did you know that during the National Lockdown you can still access books to read with your children at home using the free click and collect library service. Please click on the link below if you would like more information BBC Teach has a selection of Nursery Rhymes to sing along with. Lots of free online books and activities. Live reads and suggested activities on the Gruffalo Facebook page.

Mark Making Ideas Ideas for children who are beginning to draw and write.

Online Reading Resources for Parents and Children FollowPiper’s Passport on Facebook to access daily free reads of children’s picture books. Scholastic have free downloadable home learning.

Seven Top Tips to Support Reading at Home Sign up for free access to the APP which supports learning in spelling and grammar.

Our Spelling and Grammar glossary has an explanation of terms which you may find in your child’s home learning. This can be accessed here- SPAG Glossary for Parents, Carers and Children       World Book Online has a range of free to use ebooks by visiting the link above.


Maths All children should have received their log in details via email. If we do not have your email address or you have not received details please email us at National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics are offering different free resources to support the teaching of maths at home.

Stoke Speaks Out Practical Maths for EYFS/Year 1 Fishing in the Bath Guess How Much Hide and Seek House Dominoes Messy Water Fun Opposites Yoga Shapes Around the House As our Nursery and Reception children use Ten Town in school they have their own home log in. If you are unable to log in please email

Guiness World Records TTS Rockstars Attempt

Whole School Maths Week – EYFS

Whole School Maths Week – KS1

Whole School Maths KS2


Science, Technology & Understanding of the World A variety of ideas to support active outdoor learning.

Online Safety at Home

Science Experiments for Families

Science Experiments for Families 2 By following the link you will be taken to a list of virtual trips such as live zoo cams and virtual farm tours.



Christian Meditation: The Catholic Children’s Society in collaboration with the World Community for Christian Meditation have a YouTube channel. New meditations are posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for children and every Thursday for young people.

Bishops’ Statement on Racial Justice: please follow the link to see the Bishops’ statement on Racial Justice in response to recent events.

The God Who Speaks: the website has been updated:  Please note that this initiative will be continuing to the end of this Liturgical year and throughout the next one too. If you wish to receive the newsletters please follow this link

Religious Education Curriculum Directory 3: For those of you who are members of ATCRE there is a recording of webinar led by Philip Robinson on the developments to date.

Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage: The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place next week. Thanks to all those schools who have contributed to this.  You can find out more here

New Prayer Resources from Kenelm Youth Trust and St. John Fisher, Newcastle, Resources for prayer and learning at home. uk 




Art Drawing and cartoon workshops available on Paul McKee’s Youtube channel.


Physical and Practical Activities

Joe Wicks Kids Workouts

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Jumpstart Jonny Workouts

Myleene’s Music Klass

Kids Cook with Theo

Free Meditations

Yoga with Adriene

Kinderama 10 minute exercise classes 10am

Kate R H Child Friendly Workouts

Calm- A range of calming resources from music to stories and meditation

Dough Disco with Shonette Bason Wood

NHS Handwashing Song

Zumba for Children

Outdoor Games

Den Building


Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

·       Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)

·       Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

·       Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

·       LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

·       Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)


At St Peter’s children’s wellbeing is considered a great importance and we would like to help you in the event of a school closure. The following links are to help support your child’s wellbeing and mental health.

Jigsaw PSHE have provided free audio stories and calm me time. Password: Home

Family Links have provided downloadable resources for parents here


Supermovers have numerous videos that will get your children active. The videos link to the curriculum so will keep the children active whilst still learning.

Childline Tool Box has a calm zone where you can access activities, breathing exercises, yoga, games and videos on ways to cope and expressing emotion

Go Noodle have both an ‘At home’ and ‘For families’ option where you can access free movement and mindfulness videos

Imoves have ‘Active blasts’ including workouts and pilates-

Action For Happiness produce monthly calendars to support mindfulness

Blissful Kids share mindful game ideas

Babbledabbledo share creative activity ideas

NSPCC Talking to a child worried about coronavirus

The mental health charity offer advice and support on mental health and wellbeing. You can access support specifically relating to the corona virus for both children and adults here.

Keeping Calm and Providing Supportive Parenting During the Coronavirus


APPS for Tablets

Puppet Pals

Letter Lillies


Letter Wizard


Spelling Shed


Microsoft TEAMS