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 Variety of different games and school closure packs available for download. 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 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 A variety of resources to support children and parents at home during school closures.

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. Twinkl have set up a Home Learning Hub with free daily activity ideas, free story reads and live lessons. Widgit are offering a 21 day free trial for new users and offers resources to make visual timetables and communication books.


English Audible stories are now free for children during school closures. Follow the link to sign up. BBC Teach has a selection of Nursery Rhymes to sing along with. Lots of free online books and activities. David Walliams is releasing one free story per day for 30 days! Listen to the stories here. Creative With Eloise- Creative Writing with children’s author Eloise Williams. Free home learning resources for a variety of different year groups. 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 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 FollowPiper’s Passport on Facebook to access daily free reads of children’s picture books. Scholastic have free downloadable home learning packs and if you follow their Facebook page Julia Donaldson is doing a weekly free read!

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

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       World Book Online has a range of free to use ebooks by visiting the link above.


Maths 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. 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 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

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 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.

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 Code Playground daily challenges can be accessed via twitter. Operation Bletchley starts on 1st July- join in with the virtual codebreaking event with your families.

Science Experiments for Families

Science Experiments for Families 2 Steve Backshall is holding weekly Geography sessions and question and answer time for children. 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.

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

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.


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

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. Weekly liturgies are available via webinar every Sunday and there are also downloadable resources that can be used by parents and children. uk Ten:Ten have produced prayers for home resources that can be used free of charge while school closures are in place. There is also free access to collective worship resources.


French 3 months free use to support learning French at home.


Art Mrs Darlington has lots of art challenges on her Twitter page. 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

Living Streets- Staying Active During Lockdown

Daily dance classes at 11.30am every day with lots of different themes

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

ASM Sports UK- Bringing PE to your front door

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

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.

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

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