Primary school age

Resources for Primary age mental health & wellbeing

In this current climate and time of crisis, there is an urgent need to empower children with confidence and hope for their futures. Lockdown has left many with questions about their faith and anxiety about the future. In response to this, the Kenelm Youth Trust is offering ‘Primary Quo Vadis’, a Catholic mental health and well-being resource for Year 4-6. Read more

Advent 2020 resources from CAFOD

A range of resources for Advent in primary and secondary schools is now available from the CAFOD website.

The resources include an Advent liturgy with accompanying notes, a reconciliation service, and an Advent calendar in PowerPoint format, which is ideal for daily class prayers.

Download from CAFOD:

For secondary schools 

For primary schools

Pentecost novena for younger children

Sr Susan Richert PBVM, a Presentation Sister and school chaplain, has produced a series of activities and prayer for families to use at home with primary age and nursery children in the nine days between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Read more

The Kids’ Bulletin resource for Sunday Mass

If you haven’t come across it before, the Kids’ Bulletin is a blog created by a Catholic mum in Canada with weekly and seasonal downloadable resources to help children have some fun while getting more out of the readings at Sunday Mass. Now that families are following the Mass at home on Sundays, they are extra helpful in keeping young ones engaged and teaching them about the faith, and would be great for catechists to share with the families in their parishes. Read more

Missio: ‘at home’ resources

As the coronavirus causes schools to close, Missio has produced free, downloadable resources to use with younger children in homeschooling, or for staff caring for younger children in school, and they plan to add to the range in the near future. Read more