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.
https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/games Variety of different games and school closure packs available for download.
www.discoveryeducation.co.uk As the school subscribes to the Discovery Education service in school, all children can access the resources at home using username student27971 and password abc123
https://www.facebook.com/nurserypreschoolideas/ https://www.facebook.com/learningandexploringthroughplay/ https://www.facebook.com/Planningplaytime/ https://www.facebook.com/simpleplayideas/ Early Years ideas and activities to take part in at home.
http://explorer.geneeworld.com/ Child friendly search engine for children to use when browsing the web.
https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/whole-school/remote-learning/ Lots of practical activities to use in the home covering a range of topics.
https://en-gb.facebook.com/hogletstheatre/ Hoglets Theatre Fun for Little Folk- classes based on stories with retells and drama activities.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/english-resources Online educational resources to support children’s learning at home in a variety of different subjects.
https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/ Jamie Oliver has lots of recipes that adults and children use to cook at home together.
https://learnliveuk.com/channel/ A variety of educational videos covering a range of topics.
https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/home/ Natwest have a variety of resources to help teach children about money and using it well.
https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom 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.
https://www.phoenixgrouphq.com/covid-19 A variety of resources to support children and parents at home during school closures.
https://www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse Free opera and ballet broadcasts from the Royal Opera House.
https://soltansunready.com/for-families?utm_source=recruitment_smc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ks2_edcoms_june&utm_content=familieshubhyperlink A website to help you and your children learn how to be safe in the sun.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx7e0DxniN82fuLLorsuWmw Stoke Library are live streaming their Singing Bears sessions twice each week.
https://www.stokespeaks.org/ There are free downloadable activities available. You can also follow Stoke Speaks Out on their youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf0hAnDXhQJHX2pAzqQpnow and on their facebook where they will be sharing more activities and ideas https://en-gb.facebook.com/stokespeaksout/
https://pages.sumdog.com/ Maths and spelling practice.
https://tpet.co.uk/ Homework packs available for download for a variety of different ages and classes.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub Twinkl have set up a Home Learning Hub with free daily activity ideas, free story reads and live lessons.
https://widgitonline.com Widgit are offering a 21 day free trial for new users and offers resources to make visual timetables and communication books.
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen Audible stories are now free for children during school closures. Follow the link to sign up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NXZnhLCzJo BBC Teach has a selection of Nursery Rhymes to sing along with.
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/ Lots of free online books and activities.
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ David Walliams is releasing one free story per day for 30 days! Listen to the stories here.
https://padlet.com/joanna_suvarna/Get Creative With Eloise- Creative Writing with children’s author Eloise Williams.
https://www.englishmastery.org/our-response-to-coronavirus-covid-19/ Free home learning resources for a variety of different year groups.
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialGruffalo/ Live reads and suggested activities on the Gruffalo Facebook page.
Mark Making Ideas Ideas for children who are beginning to draw and write.
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ PhonicsPlay has been made free in response to the ongoing situation. Children can use the site at home without parents needing to subscribe. To access all online resources simply log on using the following details. USERNAME: march2o PASSWORD: home
https://www.facebook.com/piperspassport/ FollowPiper’s Passport on Facebook to access daily free reads of children’s picture books.
https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/homelearning Scholastic have free downloadable home learning packs and if you follow their Facebook page Julia Donaldson is doing a weekly free read! https://www.facebook.com/ScholasticUK/videos/welcome-to-julia-donaldson-friends-week-1/1871002403031970/
https://www.sirlinkalot.org/ 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
Stoke City English Activities Competition- Complete the activities and email over your work to be in with a chance of winning a signed Stoke City shirt! School of Stoke City Competition Activities
http://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw== World Book Online has a range of free to use ebooks by visiting the link above.
https://www.themathsfactor.com/ Carol Vorderman is now offering free access to her maths lessons and resources for the time that schools are closed. Visit the link to sign up.
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ 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 email@example.com
https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/54430 National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics are offering different free resources to support the teaching of maths at home.
Stoke City Maths Activities Competition- Complete the activities and email over your work to be in with a chance of winning a signed Stoke City shirt! School of Stoke – Maths
https://www.tentown.co.uk/ As our Nursery and Reception children use Ten Town in school to support their maths learning, Ten Town have supplied all children in these classes with a home log in so that they can continue using this resource at home. All username and passwords are in the children’s homework packs.
Science, Technology & Understanding of the World
https://r1.dmtrk.net/65YE-W4P-4DK4P4724/cr.aspx A variety of ideas to support active outdoor learning.
https://twitter.com/Digitaleagles Code Playground daily challenges can be accessed via twitter.
https://operationbletchley.soldierscharity.org/ Operation Bletchley starts on 1st July- join in with the virtual codebreaking event with your families.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-URP49TgSgyIU1rgh2m7A Steve Backshall is holding weekly Geography sessions and question and answer time for children.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic By following the link you will be taken to a list of virtual trips such as live zoo cams and virtual farm tours.
Good Shepherd Mass- Monday 29th June 10am. If you would like to participate in the mass please click on the link below
Following on from the live service please take a few moments to watch this short video about all the ways that your prayers and your fundraising help Fr Hudson’s Care in its many social outreach pastoral projects throughout our Archdiocese
You may be interested in joining in the National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast 2020. It is on Tuesday 23 June at 8:30-9:00. www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/Event/national-parliamentary-prayer-breakfast-2020-online
Please see below an assembly for “A summer of Hope” from CAFOD,
Day for Life: This day of prayer is on Sunday 21 June. His Holiness, Pope Francis, has given this day an Apostolic Blessing www.cbcew.org.uk/papal-message-day-for-life-2020/
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. https://www.bdes.org.uk/resources-for-prayer-and-learning.html
Bishops’ Statement on Racial Justice: please follow the link to see the Bishops’ statement on Racial Justice in response to recent events. www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/News/bishops-statement-on-racial-justice
If you missed Archbishop Bernard’s Mass (for The Sick and Their Families, NHS Front-line Workers and those working in Social Care) last Thursday, you can listen to or read his homily here www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/health-social-care/coronavirus-guidelines/masses-for-the-sick-and-their-families-nhs-front-line-workers-and-those-working-in-social-care/
The God Who Speaks: the website has been updated: www.godwhospeaks.uk/ 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 godwhospeaks.uk/scripture-newsletter-sign-up
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. https://www.atcre.co.uk/consultations
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 https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/lourdes-pilgrimage
New Prayer Resources from Kenelm Youth Trust and St. John Fisher, Newcastle https://www.bdes.org.uk/shared-resources-from-diocesan-schools.html,
https://www.bdes.org.uk/resources-for-prayer-and-learning.html Resources for prayer and learning at home.
https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Children-s-liturgy Weekly liturgies are available via webinar every Sunday and there are also downloadable resources that can be used by parents and children.
https://www.rosettastone.co.uk/lp/freeforkids/ 3 months free use to support learning French at home.
https://twitter.com/mrs_darl?lang=en-gb Mrs Darlington has lots of art challenges on her Twitter page.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjpNMIjkGJ-vxuOhsN2xxTA Drawing and cartoon workshops available on Paul McKee’s Youtube channel.
Physical and Practical Activities
Joe Wicks Kids Workouts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w
Cosmic Kids Yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I
Jumpstart Jonny Workouts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfbTvJMcRow
Living Streets- Staying Active During Lockdown https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-to-school/primary-schools
Daily dance classes at 11.30am every day with lots of different themes https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape
Myleene’s Music Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
Kids Cook with Theo https://www.youtube.com/user/cookwiththeo
Free Meditations https://www.headspace.com/covid-19
Yoga with Adriene https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene
Kinderama 10 minute exercise classes 10am https://www.instagram.com/kinderamaireland/?hl=en
Kate R H Child Friendly Workouts https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtH13aISJdeyuHPPv5QZqFw/videos
Calm- A range of calming resources from music to stories and meditation https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath
NHS Handwashing Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg
Zumba for Children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiRpnDeAOlI
ASM Sports UK- Bringing PE to your front door https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw3adMR45pFcwVUrii4WGKw https://twitter.com/ASMSportsuk https://www.facebook.com/asmsportsuk/
North Stoke Schools Games- Weekly Newsletter Week 2 Primary newsletter-27.4.20
Pottermus from Stoke City has lots of active home working ideas on this slide show- Pottermus Active Homework Activities
HERE ARE WEBSITES LISTING A FULL RANGE OF RESOURCES WHICH ARE FREE DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES:
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.
Action Calendar- Joyful June 2020 Daily actions to look after ourselves and each other. Joyful June Calendar
Jigsaw PSHE have provided free audio stories and calm me time. Password: Home http://families.jigsawpshe.com/stuck-at-home/
Family Links have provided downloadable resources for parents here https://www.familylinks.org.uk/free-downloads-for-parents
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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
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 https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/?fbclid=IwAR2UDQqDr54URa1T6_pXFAJTxI3PpVt6dkR1dDHiyN4IrWpuocfTuRpUPQ8
Go Noodle have both an ‘At home’ and ‘For families’ option where you can access free movement and mindfulness videos https://www.gonoodle.com/
Imoves have ‘Active blasts’ including workouts and pilates- https://imoves.com/the-imovement
Action For Happiness produce monthly calendars to support mindfulness https://www.actionforhappiness.org/calendars
Blissful Kids share mindful game ideas https://blissfulkids.com/mindful-games-mindfulness-for-kids-and-teens/?fbclid=IwAR0QjYSYGUBrOUEa-aMGKycMpBLfOkIpHEO7GumcIGZJlDzYrQ2co3y9eDI
Babbledabbledo share creative activity ideashttps://babbledabbledo.com/80-easy-creative-projects-for-kids/
NSPCC Talking to a child worried about coronavirus https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/depression-anxiety-mental-health/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Talking%20to%20a%20child%20worried%20about%20coronavirus%20%28COVID-19%29&utm_campaign=CASPAR-2019-03-30
The mental health charity Mind.org 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. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/?fbclid=IwAR3tgvHybSo2cIYe-uOq2iKh0XFXpT12Q-TFP4IxadPa0TZw9UY9rEjf5Jo
APPS for Tablets