Online Learning Tools
We are delighted to offer parents and pupils a range of online learning tools to supplement the children's learning at school.
Years Reception to Year 2 has access to Reading Eggs and Mathseeds while Years 3-6 have access to Reading Eggspress and Mathletics. These tools can be accessed on any device that goes online e.g. laptop, tablet, iPad, Xbox, Playstation and many more.
In addition all schools in Wales have access to a wide range of online programmes through the Hwb platform. Pupils can log in to access office 365, Minecraft, J2e and many more tools. Teachers in Years 2-6 have set up Microsoft Team pages to set and collaboarte on class activities.
We encourage all parents and pupils to explore the online tools and make it part of their child's weekly learning routine. Children are automatically assessed by the online programme and set challenges and activities accordingly.
To find out more please see the links below:
Digital / Online Safety
With such a wide range of online and digital tools available to us, don't forget to keep safe online too!
Follow these links (courtesy of Gwent Safeguarding team) to access online safety information & advice:
Microsoft Teams guide for parents
Additional websites that parents and pupils can access learning at home:
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
All sorts of engaging educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Hit the button
Interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving and much more.
Resources for developing reasoning skills, pupils can share their solutions to problems online.
Wide range of maths games. There are parents' resources available too.
Learn times tables with fun games.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free reading resources for Primary age
ICT and Coding
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
Free to download with Hwb account
Coding programme available from Hwb
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Science awards you can complete from home.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes