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.
As the school will be closed for most pupils and families from Monday 23rd March, we have updated this page to reflect our 'virtual school' by detailing the home learning that will be planned by the teaching staff. Please click on the following links to access the necessary class page for your child.
The teachers will be posting links at the bottom of their class pages to age appropriate websites for the class to access. It is important that the children understand that they are expected to complete the planned daily activities before going online. Some children may still wish to explore additional learning. Below you will find the details of some suggested websites. Please take the time to discuss staying safe online with your child before allowing them to explore 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
Oxford Owl provides free ebooks all the time for children of primary age. These reflect some of the books used at school.
Pobble is an online writing platform. They post a free picture a day with prompts for discussion and writing.
Phonics Play has also been made available for free with no need to subscribe. Using the username ‘march20’ 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 The developers are also close to completing a new version of the site that is accessible on all phones and tablets. The link for this page is new.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.
2Simple’s Purple Mash is an online platform full of content which keeps children engaged and supported through the curriculum in every subject. Games, videos, activities and ebooks are available. Suitable for ages 4-11. Usually a paid subscription but free in event of closures.
ICT Games has a range of free mathematics and English games suitable for Year 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, but they can also sometimes be trialled for 'evaluation only' from the some of the linked sites on this page. You can also 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.
Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, free of charge. They’re also extending this offer to every family in our school, so pupils can access learning materials from home. Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.
Activity Village is a great resource for ideas and templates to support developing creativity at home. www.activityvillage.co.uk
Sumdog have recently provided free access to all of Sumdog maths, spelling and grammar whilst schools are closed up until the start of the summer holidays. Pupils in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 should have received their login details. If not, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.