At St. Peter’s we believe that it is important for parents and carers to be actively involved in their child’s learning. Our 'Home School Agreement', revised in September 2016, captures much of the work and many of the changes that we have made to further develop the partnership between pupils, parents, staff and governors. Our mission statement:
“Hand in Hand we journey together, guided by God”
encapsulates this. A copy of the agreement can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Below you will also find the details of some suggested websites. Please take the time to discuss staying safe online with as a family before exploring these.
BBC Bitesize is an excellent online resource that provides help with revision and learning. Here you will find a number of free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject on every subject for students aged from 3 to 16 and over. www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
Oak National Academy is an online resource funded by the Department for Education to support pupils and schools during periods of disruption. There are nearly 10,000 free video lessons, resources and activities covering most subject from Reception to Year 11.
Oxford Owl provides free ebooks all the time for children of primary age. These reflect some of the books used at school.
Phonics Play has again been made available for free with no need to subscribe. Using the username ‘jan21’ and password ‘home’ children can access all the resources and games used in class to support learners in their phonics development. www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Handwriting Heroes can help with daily handwriting practice, essential for primary age children. The site has premium content and apps, but their letter formation videos are always free so will help remind children of the right formation while practicing.
Pobble is an online writing platform. They post a free picture a day with prompts for discussion and writing.
ICT Games has a range of free mathematics and English games suitable for Years 1, 2 and 3. www.ictgames.com
Interactive Resources has some fun original games, again to support learning in mathematics and English. Many of their games require a subscription and have been turned into apps available on iOS, android and amazon. Sadly the evaluation resources are no longer available due to flash player being removed from browsers. You can however sign up for a 14 day trial to access a number of resources. www.interactive-resources.co.uk
Music Theory has some content always free with lessons and exercises to do at home. For all ages and musical abilities.
Duolingo is a free website made for language learning. One for all the family. Not specifically made for schools and you can pick whichever language you like. An initial assessment helps to pick up your current level if you want to improve rather than start from scratch.
Activity Village is a great resource for ideas and templates to support developing creativity at home. www.activityvillage.co.uk
As you will no doubt be aware, the school also has subscriptions to MyMaths, Numbots and Times Tables Rockstars to support home learning. These online resources provide our pupils with an alternative way to develop their mathematical competencies through the engaging range of activities, games and challenges. If you have not received the username and password for these resources, please email email@example.com. Please note that Numbots is available for pupils in Key Stage 1 and Times Tables Rockstars is only available to pupils in Year 2 and Key Stage 2.