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Easter Holiday Activities

(These are NOT essential piece of work, just here if you want them.)

Kahoot: Easter Symbols and Christian Beliefs 


Or type 'kahoot.it' into your search bar and enter pin '0721390'.

A useful document for explaining 'what is happening at the moment' to children... I have also put another great document at the bottom of this post!


Power of Kindness Activities (BRC) & Rainbow Fish Maths Activity Book

(The Rainbow Fish story is available on Youtube if you'd like to watch it before completing the workbook. If you do not have a printer, you could simply draw out some of the pages of the workbook on paper.)



Distance Learning Recommended Timetable

& Weekly RWI Spellings



COVID-19: Distance Learning

I have moved the Online Safety information from further down the class page, to underneath this post (before the comments box). Please read the information and access the resources to complete with your child at home. Online safety is vitally important!

'Easter Holidays'

I have put a few activities at the top of this page that you could access over the 'Easter Holiday' time, the next fortnight. These are NOT essential pieces of work/ activities, but are there for your use should you want/ need them. 

The Kahoot from w.b. 30.03.20 is still live until 19.04.20 for you to access. 

I hope you're all keeping safe and well!


Weekly Distance Learning Activities: 30th March 2020



(I have made this live until the end of the Easter Holidays)


1. Using coins (British Sterling) that you have around the house, in purses etc, sort the coins by their properties (colour, size, shape). Is there anything you notice that is the same about the coins? Or anything that is different about the coins? If you have coins from different currancies you could also compare these to British Sterling. 

2. Using any toys at home, ask your grown up to build you 3 towers of different heights, you can then place these in order from shortest to tallest. Extra challenge: If the toys do not naturally connect (like lego/ duplo etc.) see what the tallest tower is you can make balancing the toys on top of each other. 


Friday 27th March 2020

The Maths Factor (by Carol Voderman) is offering a free sign up during the school closures. They have Maths activities and challenges for all children aged 4-11. 


Thursday 26th March 2020

Twinkl are offering a months free subscription to their page. Teachers, including myself, use Twinkl a lot for activity resources. They have thousands of resources for all age groups across all areas of the curriculum. All you need to do is sign up with your email address and use the code below to get the free subscription. 



Wednesday 25th March 2020

In school each week the children take part in Picture News, an interactrive way of helping them understand key issues in current world affairs and the world around them as a whole. While schools are closed to the vast majority, Picture News are putting a video of Vimeo for that weeks Picture News topic. This video will be loaded at 9am each Friday. Have a look on the link below and watch the videos already uploaded and then check back each Friday for the newest video - each week this will be part of Fridays required distance learning.  


Tuesday 24th March 2020

Joe Wicks 'The Body Coach' is doing a 30 minute workout for children at home every weekday on his free Youtube Channel. The workouts will be live daily at 9am and then saved to his page if you wish to do them at another point in the day. It is vital that children are partaking in daily exercise, especially during this time and this will be a fun way for them to do this. Physical activity has many positive affects, not only for you physical wellbeing, but crucially your mental wellbeing.  While school is closed to the vast marjotiy, children at home MUST be doing at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. 


Monday 23rd March 2020

Follow this link below and sign up for FREE with Oxford Owl, Read Write Inc.They now have released many Read Write Inc. books for home use during the school closures if you sign up for free. There is also a lot of very useful information for parents about Read Write Inc. and how it works. 

Please ask your child which group they are in to find the books appropriate for them to be reading at home. 

  • Mr Hobin and Mrs Jan's Groups: Ditties
  • Miss Franklin's Group: Ditties & Red
  • Mrs Chowdhury's Group: Ditties, Red, Green & Purple


Online Safety


This is a helpful article explaining how to keep your child safe online. Please have a read.


Also, 'childnet' have released some resources for online safety activities that can be done at home. 




If you have any comments, questions or just want to let me know what you have been up to, please use the comments box below to contact me. 

Stay safe.

Thank you,

Miss Franklin

I have found a Yoga youtube video which is a lot more child friendly (Joe was too hard for Amina) ,https://youtu.be/9JI01thiHYI It has a story which children can follow alongside the exercise. Highly recommended. I have a list of a lot of websites which are free too, if you want me to put them up?
Amina - March 25, 2020, 9:27 am
Good morning, Thank you for the information about the Yoga video, I am happy so long as they are doing 30minutes of exercise a day. However I would always recommend Joe Wicks as many of their peers (not just from school, but across the country) will be doing it and his videos are designed to challenge them and ensure their hearts are pumping. I am aware of 100s of websites that are offering free activities which I shall post myself as and when required. I do not want to bombard everybody with multiple websites in one go. I shall be using many of them to set distance learning activities from next week when I start posting a more structured advised timetable. Thank you, Miss Franklin :D
Miss Franklin - March 25, 2020, 10:37 am
No problem, thank you for everything you're posting too. Wish you the best of health x
Amina - March 25, 2020, 12:30 pm
I miss you miss franklin I did how to wash hands poster and maths yesterday
Hassan - March 26, 2020, 7:35 am
Oh, Hassan :'( I miss you too! I miss you all very much! Sending big squeezes! Well done on completing the poster and your Maths work, you are working hard! I shall be putting up more things for you to do at home next week. I hope you're all well and keeping safe. Miss Franklin x
Miss Franklin - March 26, 2020, 8:56 am
hi miss franklin these days I love reading ebooks on oxford owl and I did the maths book, coin activity, hand washing poster and the spelling list so far.looking forward to see you soon. thank you for everything you're posting too.miss you and the school. Vihen
Vihen - March 26, 2020, 12:01 pm
Hi Vihen, Well done you, what a lot of work you have done, you busy bee! I will pop some more things up for you for next week. I miss you too and hope that I get to see you very soon. Miss Franklin x
Miss Franklin - March 26, 2020, 12:07 pm
Hi, Mrs. Fraklin Good morning, I registered with this online maths site you have provided https://www.themathsfactor.com/ but they have sent me an email saying They have had an unprecedented number of people sign up to get access which means it is taking a little bit longer than anticipated to get everyone set up. Please be assured that the team is working around the clock to get everyone set up with accounts as soon as possible. We hope to get everyone online by the end of this week. just want to let you know .Thanks
Vihen's mum - March 31, 2020, 12:03 pm
Thank you for letting me know. I am sure they will sort it soon, I know a lot of websites are experiencing an unprecedented level of traffic at the moment. I hope you are all well! Miss Franklin x
Miss Franklin - March 31, 2020, 1:10 pm
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you Miss Franklin for all the work you are putting in with distance learning. Its very hard to be working at home full time and try to make sure Penelope is getting the best out of her education in these strange times and its very useful to be able to pick up all these pre made activities as well as coming up with our own in addition. Being an only child Penelope is missing her school friends very much and as much as we can do to keep her mind and imagination progressing is brilliant. Its a shame there is little way of them all keeping in touch as I don't know the parents. Penelope is doing so well with her reading and writing, structuring sentences and is becoming a little maths wiz using her abacus to do simple addition. Thanks again! Penelope's mum :)
Toni Prout - April 1, 2020, 10:25 am
Hi Toni, Thank you so much :D I am glad the activities are useful! I know the children will all be missing each other a great deal, as am I - but all we can do is hope these strange times are over soon and look forward to seeing each other again soon! I am thrilled to hear how well Penelope is doing with her distance learning! Sounds like she will be able to teach once we are back. Take care of yourselves and stay safe. Miss Franklin x
Miss Franklin - April 1, 2020, 11:14 am
Good evening I have been trying most of the day to do the kahoot quiz with Mackenzie but when I copy and paste that link into google it just takes me the school website each time. When possible can someone let me know if I am doing something wrong. kind regards Donna
Donna - April 2, 2020, 9:28 pm
Good Morning Donna, Sorry to hear the link isn't working for you. I have tried a different route last night to check if it works, it should do (fingers crossed). If you type in just 'kahoot.it' into your search bar it should take you to enter a game pin. Enter the game pin (0240428) it should work. Let me know if it doesn't. Hope you're all well. Miss F x
Miss Franklin - April 3, 2020, 10:25 am

Please enter the code into the box provided.

Covid-19 Self-Isolation


COVID-19: Home Learning

During these uncertain times, and in the knowledge many of us are/ will be self-isolating we have created a pack for your child for home learning. The ideas for work they could complete at home relate to this terms topic ' Real Life Superheroes' and some activities in preparation for the new topic in Summer 1 ' Spring Into Life'.  This pack is being sent home today, 17th March 2020, and distributed to those of you already in self-isolation. We have also sent home 2 reading books with your child today if they were in school. 

In the event of a nationwide 'lock down', I will post some activities to this page and some useful links if you would like to find any home learning resources yourself. Many educational resource companies are offering free acces for home learning. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to add a comment below and I will do my best to answer them. 

At this time, I would like to wish you all well and to keep safe and for those that are already poorly, I wish you a speedy recovery.

Thank you for you ongoing help and support,

Miss Franklin

Welcome To St Peters School


Welcome to Red Class

Red Class Teacher:- Miss Franklin

Red Class Teaching Assistants:- Mrs Chowdhury

                                                  Mr Hobin

                                                  Mrs Jan

                                                                 Mrs Hunter


At St Peter's we value and are committed to building positive partnerships with parents and welcome all children and families into our school community.


Spring Term 2 & Easter Holidays

School opens on Monday 24th February 2020 at 8:55am.

Spring Term 2 finishes for Easter on Friday 3rd April 2020 at 3:15pm. 

Children need to be back in school at 8:55 on Monday 20th April 2020.

Easter is 6th April 2020 - 17th April 2020. 


Reminder of School Uniform

Yellow Polo Shirt

Blue Jumper or Cardigan

Black skirt or trousers

Black shoes 

Yellow or Blue Gingham Summer Dresses


Reminder of PE Kit

White T-shirt

Black Shorts

Velcro pumps


All our school uniform with the school logo on can be purchased at Moonline on Standish Street Burnley.


Early Years Curriculum


The Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is split into 7 areas, 3 prime and 4 specific.

Prime Areas:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

(These are the areas which are worked on first to build a good basis for all children to build on.)

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Art and Design

(These areas are then worked on to develop the children's learning further.)

Characteristics of Effective Learning



The Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL) are a vital part of the EYFS curriculum. The CoEL cover the different ways in which children learn. 

In class we link each of the 9 CoEL styles of learning to a Mr Men or Little Miss. We do this to support the children in understanding how they each individually learn. When we have observed a child showing us a particular style of learing we give them a sticker with the corresponding character and they move their face on our CoEL board in the classroom. 

Each of the 9 styles of learning fall under three main catergories:

Playing and Exploring

  • Finding out and exploring (Mr Nosey)
  • Playing with what they know (Little Miss Curious)
  • Being willing to 'have a go' (Mr Brave)

Active Learning

  • Being involved and concentrating (Mr Busy)
  • Keeping on trying (Mr Bump)
  • Enjoying achieveing what they set out to do (Mr Happy)

Creating and Thinking Critically

  • Having their own ideas (Mr Clever)
  • Making links (Little Miss Brainy)
  • Choosing ways to do things (Mr Adventure)


Key Workers


Key Workers

Your child has been allocated a key worker. This adult will be your main contact within school as well as the person who will keep you up to date with their progress.

We operate an open door policy and we are happy to speak to any parents that wish to speak to us. This is better after school, but if it is something that may affect your child during the school day, then we will be happy to listen in the mornings.

Risk Assessments


Risk Assessments

What to expect, when?


This is a parent’s guide to the EYFS to help parents and carers find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS.

We have two copies in school to loan out. If you would like to borrow this guide for a week and have a read at home, please speak to a member of the EYFS team. 


Read Write Inc.


Please use the link below to support your child with pure reading of phonics sounds.  


Autumn Term 1


This term our topic is:

This is me!

We will be thinking about our families, where we live and our emotions. We will also be learning all about our bodies and how to stay healthy and safe. 

Our focus books this term are:

- Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

- Funnybones by Janet and Allen Ahlberg

- Marvellous Me by Lisa Bullard

- What makes me a me? by Ben Faulks

- 9 of the Mr Men/Little Miss stories that link to our Characteristics of Effective Learning. 

Owl Babies


Twit Twoo

We had a visit from Rhiannan from the SMJ Falconry Centre on Wednesday.

She brought in 2 Owls, Midge and JD, a Kestral named Pippin and a Peregrin Falcon named Jeff. We learnt all about each bird. 

Some amazing facts we learnt:

  • Owls have coloured eyes to match when they are awake/ active. Nocturnal owls have brown eyes, while yellow eyes means the owl comes out during the day and orange eyes means an owl comes out at dawn and dusk. 
  • Owl's are sick all the time because they eat their food whole. They vomit up pellets which contain the animals fur and bones. 
  • Owl feathers have a special coating which protects them from the rain.
  • Peregrin Falcon's are faster than Cheetahs, able to dive at 240mph.
  • Kestrels hover above their food and are able to see Mouse wee from the sky. 
  • Owls can hear our hearts beating. 

Autumn Term 2


This term our topic is:

Let's Celebrate!

It is going to be a very busy term learning about Diwali, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Birthdays, Christenings/Baptisms, Hannukah and Christmas!

Our focus books this term are:

- The Story of Rama and Sita (Variations)

- Hovis the Hedgehog by Lynda Leigh-Crawford

- Poppy Field by Michael Morpurgo

- Birthday's Around the World

- Kipper's Birthday by Mick Inkpen

- Sections of The Bible

- 12 Days of Christmas


Please see the plan for more information about what we shall be doing in class and the key skills, knowledge and concepts the children will be getting through the teaching of this topic. 




We have been learning all about the Hindu 'Festival of Lights' called Diwali this week. We read the story of Rama and Sita, created our own Rangoli Patterns in the outside classroom and made Clay Divas, which we lit at the end of the day to guide our way home on Thursday, just like they did for Rama and Sita in the story. Here are some photos from our week learning about Diwali: 

Charity Bake Sale


Bake Sale

I am thrilled to tell you that our Charity Bake Sale on Thursday 7th November and Friday 8th November raised just over


Thank you to all the Red Class families who donated cakes for us to sell and all those involved in the running of the bake sale. What a fantastic start to reaching our target of £500 this academic year!


Autumn Walk


Autumn Walk

Today, November 14th 2019, all the children from Red Class went on a hunt to Thompson Park to look for signs of Autumn. 

"We saw red, yellow, orange and brown leaves." - Hassan

"Looked at red berries. Not touch them as they will make you very sick." - Ismail

"Mallards have green heads in they are boys and brown if they are girls." - Amiyaah

"We played in the park" - Mackenzie. 

"We kicked the leaves in the air like rain." - Harvey

"I saw a squirrel climbing a tree, it was brown and grey." - Eesa

When we got back to school we all had hot chocolate to warm up. 

Have a look at the pictures to see what signs of Autumn you can spot and a very special bird we saw!


Charity Breakfast


Charity Breakfast

I am pleased to tell you that our Charity Breakfast raised another:


for Cancer Research UK. Meaning our overall total now stands at just over:


Thank you all so much for your donations! We look forward to more fundraising events in the New Year! 





We had a great time getting ready for Christmas! We performed out Nativity in Church, had a Christmas Party when Buddy the Elf came to see us and give us all a present from Father Christmas and we watched a production of Sleeping Beauty with the whole school. 

Spring Term 1


This term our topic is:

Under the Sea

We will be diving into the New Year learning about different lots of different Sea Creatures, Habitats and Food Chains. 

We will be going on our trip to Sea Life Centre in Manchester, which we are all very excited for! 

Our focus books this term are:

- Surprising Sharks

- Rainbow Fish

- Commotion in the Ocean

Please see the medium term plan for more information about what we shall be doing in class and the key skills, knowledge and concepts the children will be getting through the teaching of this topic. 

Sea Life Centre


Sea Life Centre: Trafford, Manchester

We wrote a recount of our trip as a class:

First thing in the morning we went to the toilet and put on our high visibility jackets. We all got on the bus and went to Sea Life Centre Manchester. We all had a group picture and then drew our pictures of sea animals. Next, we had a yummy lunch of sandwiches, water, an orange and a chocolate biscuit. Then we went exploring…

First, we saw a pufferfish with silver spikes. We saw small Jellyfish and we changed the colour of the water; red, green, blue, yellow, white, and the Jellyfish glowed the different colours.

The octopus was hiding in the helmet, but he poked some tentacles out to say “Hello!”. We got to see a Tiger Shark jaw and touch the teeth. Then we saw ‘Nemo’ and ‘Dory’ and crawled under the narrow tunnel. The Bamboo Shark swam past us and the Turtles and Black Tip Reef Shark swam over the top of us! The Lionfish and Angel fish were together. We warmed up the Turtle egg to see if it was a boy or a girl. We saw a snake, sssssssssss.

In ‘Sting Ray Bay’ we saw a Blue Spotted Ray and Sting Rays the cheeky Pufferfish was sticking its tongue out at us! We all had the chance to stroke a Starfish, it felt bumpy, soft and squishy. Finally, we saw some more Jellyfish and a HUGE Spider Crab. We got back on the bus and most of us fell asleep all the way back to school.

Pets at Home


Pets at Home

Sadly one of our class fish has recently died. As we are learning about 'Under the Sea' this seemed like a good opportunity to go and buy some more fish. On Thursday afternoon we went to 'Pets at Home' in Burnley. We bought two new goldfish, 2 snails and 2 new plants for the tank. We also bought some more food for the fish. While we were there we said a quick 'Hello!' to the other furry animals. 

'We went to get some snails and fishies because we went and buyed them.' - Tara

'We went to the pet shop, so we can buy some fishes and snails. The snails will eat all the dirt the fish make.' - Rayyaan

Charity Movie Night


Charity Movie Night

I am pleased to tell you that our Charity Movie Night raised another:


for Cancer Research UK. Meaning our overall total now stands at:


Thank you all so much for your donations! We look forward to more fundraising events in next term! 


Spring Term 2


This term our topic is:

Real Life Superheroes

We will be seeing in Spring learning about Real Life Superheroes: Police, Firefighters, Vets, Everyday Heroes and Hospital Staff inc. Paramedics.

We will be having a visit from a Police Officer and going on a trip to Burnley General Hospital!

Our focus books this term are:

- Cops and Robbers

- Zog

- Vicky Vet

- The Jolly Postman

- Funnybones

Please see the medium term plan for more information about what we shall be doing in class and the key skills, knowledge and concepts the children will be getting through the teaching of this topic. 

Pancake Day


Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

We made pancakes together as a class. First we measured out the ingredients. Then we mixed the Flour, Eggs and Milk together to make batter. After the batter was made we cooked the pancakes. Finally we topped them in Sugar and Lemon Juice and ate them! Most of us thought they were very yummy!

Police Officer Visit


PC Paul Visit

PC Paul came to visit us today and we have an AMAZING afternoon!

PC Paul has been with the Police Force for 19 years, working with the Riot Police and now as a Town Police Officer in Burnley. He explained to us how he helps us and talked through all the equipment he carries with him when out and about. We all got to try on the different equipment he had brought in.

After this we went out to the Police Car and saw the lights flashing and we all had a turn turning the sirens on... they are very loud! When we came back inside PC Paul "arrested" Miss Franklin for eating Pizza for dinner - not a healthy choice! A few of us then tried on the handcuffs, surprisingly heavy!

What a fantastic afternoon. Thank you, PC Paul! 

World Book Day 2020


World Book Day 2020