Virtual classes and groups York

Virtual Educational Classes

If you are doing an online class then please let us know about it by contacting and we’ll get you listed here too.

Come and join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am for some online craft and storytelling fun!

The class begins with ‘Hellos’ followed by our Crafty Tales song. Then it’s time for the craft activity; we make this all together, taking you through the instructions step by step and will be there to support you. Each craft is simple to create and uses basic material that you can find around the house.

Once the craft is completed, it’s time for the interactive story centred around a popular picture book. It always includes songs, games, dancing, and characters to make it fun and educational.

Crafty Tales is aimed at 2-6 year olds but all children are welcome. It’s £3.50 and classes last 50 minutes.

For more information and to book your ticket, please click on the link below.

Check out Story Craft Theatre social media every Tuesday and Thursday for FREE craft ideas to keep your little folk entertained.

Plus we are pleased to still be offering our parties as well. . . in fact there’s even more to choose from now. Go to our website or drop us a line to find out more.


We’re now hosting Hoglets acclaimed story and drama classes LIVE online!
Sessions are FREE and everyone is invited!
We running 4 sessions a week – streamed right into your homes using an app called ZOOM.

Sessions are running Mon-Weds, are 30mins long and are easy to join. Just click the join button at your chosen time.:

Mon 1.30pm – Big Hoglets (walking+)
Tues 9.30am – Little Hoglets (birth-walking)
Tues 10.15am – Big Hoglets (walking+)
Weds 10.30am – Big Hoglets (walking+)

Just click the ‘Zoom Session’ link below. The first time you join, you will be asked to install the free ZOOM plugin – just follow the instructions.

The tips jar
These classes are free to everyone – we know things are difficult for a lot of people, and we’re happy if we can just help make your days a little cheerier! But if you do want to pop us a tip – you can do it via Paypal on the Hoglets Website.

07596 705171

Zoom Session Link

ZOOM into our Virtual Classroom – Where Music and Learning Play!

Come and join our growing online Kindermusik Community with classes delivered to your home. Introductory class £5.

** Special rates apply for our next 5-week themes beginning 1st June 2020. **

Cath provides Kindermusik music & movement classes in and around York for children and their parents – right from brand new babies through to 7 year olds. Kindermusik classes include singing and vocal play, musical instrument & object exploration, creative movement and dance and listening purposefully in a small, friendly setting.

Online lessons are for registered families only and accessed via a password-protected link with to the Zoom Room, sent by email. A waiting room is enabled before enrolled families are admitted.

PRE-BOOKING and PRE-PAYMENT ESSENTIAL as classes are limited to 8/group. Each theme includes a wonderful set of digital resources so that your class music, lyrics, e-book, activities and parental information can be enjoyed at home, whenever suits your family. We’ve even got a Kindermusik App now!

2.00pm Level 3: Preschoolers (3s & 4s – mixed ages welcome)
2.00pm Level 4: Older Preschoolers (4-6yrs)
10.00am Toddlers (2-4s – mixed ages welcome)
11.15am Babies (0-walking)
2.00pm Level 2: Toddlers (18m-3yrs – mixed ages welcome)
3.30pm Babies (0-walking)

Cath Smithson
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher

07982 607674

Brand new Phonics Stars Online Classes – book using the link below!

Our fun, educational and interactive classes are now accessible from the comfort of your own home, through an exclusive private members only Facebook group!

❗️Phonics Stars™️ @home! Launches 1st June❗️

We are all about PLAY!
Everything we do is active, fun and exciting – we have minimal screen time but maximum FUN TIME!

🌟Access as and when you wish, throughout the week!

These fabulous activities will be theme based, with a brand new child-friendly focus each week for you and your little ones to get involved with, together.

Each week you will find a unit of work consisting of:

⭐️ A Happy Monday warm up and welcome dance, along with having fun with our letter sounds!

⭐️ 3 pre – recorded activities with printable resources.

⭐️ 1-2 live activities such as a…

⭐️ Live story or a…

⭐️ Virtual Show and Tell

Every week we will be working on a range of different pre-school skills, linking to the EYFS, supporting school readiness and their general development.

Alongside weekly interactive phonics related activities, you’ll be dancing, muscle buiding and moving! We also provide tasks linked to numeracy, fine and gross motor skills and much much more – all through innovative games and play based activities.

Support and guidance from your Phonics Stars™️ teacher.

Welcoming children aged 2 to 5 and the whole family to join in on the action!

Top tips on how to simplify activities for younger children and extend learning for older children.

Promoting active learning through play!

🏡 At really competitive class fees, only £20 for a monthly block this equates to £5 a week🌈

Book today using the link below.


Booking Link

Here at Phonics with Robot Reg (formerly Sounds Right Phonics Classes) our amazing team have put together 2 options for you so that you can continue your learning @HOME and have fun with our VIRTUAL CLASSES!

1. Sam is streaming weekly live classes, using Zoom, to your home providing continuity, fun learning and interactive activities with printable materials to follow up with. These are:
– Minis class -ages 12-30 months
– Preschool class – ages 2.5 -4years

These work out at £4 a class. Contact Sam for more information.

2. Also over on our membership site we have 3 daily live classes, 6 days a week for:
– Babes 0-12 months
– Minis 12- 30 months
– Preschool 2-4 years

The cost is just £7 per week (ONLY £1 per day) and you get:
– live classes on a daily basis, watch as many as you like and and watch again at your leisure
– Singing, dancing, pom pom fun!
– Educational activities
– Downloadables for you to print
– Tips and tricks to keep your learning going at home… including daily Q and A sessions with qualified primary school teachers
You can cancel the subscription at any time!

To sign up go to our website or email for more information.


Reading Fairy York LIVE @Home Interactive classes

Looking for something new and exciting for your toddler / pre-schooler to enjoy at home with the BONUS of developing their critical language and literacy skills?

Phonics and storytelling classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers, where we bring stories to life and nurture a love of reading, letter sounds, books and imagination – from our home to yours.

We run progressive classes; Toddler Tales (12 months+), Story Stars (2+ years) and Reading Recruits (3-5 years). They are an educational and interactive family experience, rather than something to sit and watch, so children do not have to sit still! Sessions include; sensory and performance storytelling, songs and rhymes, first words and fun phonics games, picture book time and more! Our Reading Recruits classes help to prepare children for school using a synthetic phonics programme and early literacy activities to develop confidence and language skills.

A trial is £12 per family for 3 weeks, which includes 3 LIVE classes (recordings can be sent if you miss the session) and access to exclusive content in our closed @Home Facebook community group.



Looking for high-quality resources to keep children and young people interested in and learning about science? The Physics Outreach team, in collaboration with the Departments of Chemistry and Biology, is offering a weekly newsletter that highlights websites, apps, videos and hands-on activities suitable for ages 5-18 (and the rest of the family, too!). If you would like to receive these emails, please sign up on our website.

A series of bite-size ‘lockdown nature’ videos. Each video features a different bird or minibeast that children might find or hear where they are now. They’re all filmed in my back garden in York, and each brings to life a poem from my award-winning children’s science-meets-poetry books ‘Buzzing! Discover the poetry in garden minibeasts’ and ‘Flying High! Discover the poetry in British birds’.

Each video includes the written text of the poem, and encourages children to perform the poem themselves and to send me a video or audio of them doing it. Also included are written facts about the creature, also as featured in my books. Often included, too, are links to online recording schemes, so children can record what they’ve seen or heard.


In these crazy and uncertain times TiP are here for you and your little ones and their curious minds! Join us daily Monday – Thursday for a scheduled live broadcast. 🎥

We know you will be bombarded with information surrounding home schooling and the best ways to entertain your kids and quite frankly, it can be a little overwhelming. Our broadcasts will tie together everything all in one place, providing suggested preparation, activities in context with discussions and follow up learning. The most important thing for us is providing families with a sense of interaction and community during times of isolation, we’ll be encouraging children (with the help of their guardians of course) to upload their creations onto social media sharing their ideas and fantastic work for all to see!

Broadcasts will take place on Google Classroom which you will be invited to join through a private link once you have signed up.Don’t worry if you miss the 3.15 slot, all videos and resources will be archived for you to access at anytime.

Time: 15:15  (Mon – Thurs)
Cost: £10 per month

Wild Things Forest School is offering free activity ideas on their new YouTube Channel. These activities can be done at home, in your yard or back garden. They will help to keep children connected with nature, enjoying springtime and learning new skills and vocabulary. There will be specific activities for children aged 18 months – 4 years & 5 years and upwards. New activities will be added throughout the week.




Wild Things is running nature based activities for you & your children to do at home – and we are having a blast!

There are two live weekly sessions to choose from – Wednesday afternoon or Friday morning. Each week there is a different theme with activities you can do either during the session or during the week.
You will also be invited into a private Facebook group where there are additional activities uploaded to extend your child’s leaning and play throughout the week.
The sessions will last around 30-40 minutes.

For children aged 2 – 5 years old, however, older children/siblings are joining in too and loving it.
Please choose a ticket price: tickets start from £4 – pay as you feel – please choose a ticket to reflect what you are willing/able to pay.

Sessions will include:

*The infamous Wild Things welcome song!
*A different focus each week – this week it’s all about birds
*Activities ideas linked to the weekly theme
*A story or a game

As we are live online anyone in the country – the world even – can join in so please do share this with your friends and family from afar!

Techy bit:
Zoom won’t connect in the woods so we will be in my back garden using Zoom.



Book Ticket

Explore York Libraries and Archives have links to some great sites to help you with children’s literacy, reading and learning activities, as well as just having fun. There are also links to sites that will help you talk to your child about coronavirus, especially if they are worried by it. You can find them at Keep looking as we will add more sites as we find new ones.

Whether you need help and inspiration home schooling or are looking to have some book based fun York Explore Libraries and Archives have put together a list of some great websites where you can download activity packs, find homework help, play games, listen to poems and lots more.

Why not step back in time and get a taste of what our archives offer has to offer by downloading our education resource packs and finding out about the history of York.

You could also spend some time looking at our wonderful old photographs of York

Don’t forget that e-books and e-audio books are free to borrow for three weeks, see our website for more details

Lingotot Online Classes

Offering a free trial for online language classes. Book on the York Lingotot website.

Tuesday 10am – Spanish 0-7’s
Tuesday 11am – French 0-7’s
Thursday 2pm – French 7-11’s

Other times and German classes may be added depending on demand. Other times and languages available on the national Lingotot website.

T: 07840 958270

Sally Wainwright Maths Tutoring

Fully qualified and DBS checked primary school teacher offering online tuition in maths to GCSE.
References available. £15 per session during lockdown.
Visit my free Facebook page Maths Help for Everyone for free advice and activities.
T: 07764614289