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Our Online School Programmes for children

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: 

https://hwb.gov.wales/zones/online-safety/news/articles/42ae160b-7ab4-4510-8792-c70ef861c6d5

·         Children and Young People online safety page

·         Parents and Carers online safety page

Microsoft Teams guide for parents

Additional websites that parents and pupils can access learning at home:

 

General Websites:

 

Khan Academy 

https://www.khanacademy.org 

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. 

 

BBC Learning 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ 

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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. 

 

Futurelearn 

https://www.futurelearn.com 

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). 

 

Ted Ed 

https://ed.ted.com 

All sorts of engaging educational videos 

 

Crash Course 

https://thecrashcourse.com 

You Tube videos on many subjects 

 

Twinkl 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk 

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. 

 

Maths

Prodigy Maths 

https://www.prodigygame.com 

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age. 

 

Hit the button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving and much more.

 

NRich

https://nrich.maths.org/

Resources for developing reasoning skills, pupils can share their solutions to problems online.

 

Top Marks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Wide range of maths games. There are parents' resources available too.

 

J2blast

https://www.j2e.com/j2blast

Learn times tables with fun games.

 

J2e Measure

https://www.j2e.com/blank.html?j2measure

 

Literacy 

 

Cbeebies Radio 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio 

Listening activities for the younger ones. 

 

British Council 

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find 

Resources for English language learning 

 

Oxford Owl for Home 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ 

Lots of free reading resources for Primary age 

 

ICT and Coding

Blockly 

https://blockly.games 

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free. 

 

Scratch 

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ 

Creative computer programming 

 

Minecraft Education

https://hwb.gov.wales/microsoft#how-to-get-minecraft:-education-edition-at-home

Free to download with Hwb account

 

J2code

https://www.j2e.com/j2code/

Coding programme available from Hwb

 

iDEA Awards 

https://idea.org.uk 

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online. 

 

Humanities

 

National Geographic Kids 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ 

Activities and quizzes for younger kids. 

 

Geography Games 

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html 

Geography gaming! 

 

Welsh language

 

Duolingo 

https://www.duolingo.com 

Learn languages for free. Web or app. 

 

Science

 

Mystery Science 

https://mysteryscience.com 

Free science lessons 

 

The Kids Should See This 

https://thekidshouldseethis.com 

Wide range of cool educational videos 

 

Crash Course 

https://thecrashcourse.com 

You Tube videos on many subjects 

 

Crest Awards 

https://www.crestawards.org 

Science awards you can complete from home. 

 

Paw Print Badges 

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk 

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional. 

 

Tinkercad 

https://www.tinkercad.com 

All kinds of making. 

 

Nature Detectives 

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ 

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location! 

 

Expressive Arts

 

The Artful Parent 

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ 

Good, free art activities  

 

Red Ted Art 

https://www.redtedart.com 

Easy arts and crafts for little ones 

 

The Imagination Tree 

https://theimaginationtree.com 

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest. 

 

Toy Theater 

https://toytheater.com/ 

Educational online games 

 

DK Find Out 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac 

Activities and quizzes 

 

 

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