During this period of school closure, updates will be posted here and emails will be sent to parents with letters sent to those without access to email.
Parents, pupils and staff should see the Home Learning section of this website where there are links to both general education and subject specific websites.
The main online platforms for our school will be
- GLOW – Staff will be using this and your child should have their log in
- Showmyhomework – staff are using this to guide pupils in home learning
- Scholar – useful for most subjects, but does not cover every curricular area
A useful starting point:
All S1-3 pupils follow a Broad General Education. The Education Scotland website details what your child should experience and achieve at each stage. All S1-3 should be working at level 3 with most S3 working at level 4 and some S1 working at level 2. https://education.gov.scot/education-scotland/scottish-education-system/broad-general-education/
Scottish Qualifications Authority (S4-6) – shows course outlines, guides and past papers and what pupils have to do in each subject.
Students will be directed by staff to continue education provision as much as possible through GLOW and Show My Homeowrk. Staff have checked that pupils have passwords as far as possible. Please contact the admin email should you have any problems. Staff will check as much as possible on pupil progress and on return to school, pupils will be expected to show staff what work has been undertaken during school closure periods.
Other general sites that pupils can work through
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.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
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
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
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
Storyline Online includes a range of texts read aloud: https://storylineonline.net.
Oxford Owl E-Books – a range of texts that can be accessed in digital form: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page
Newsround – a range of news stories, quizzes and questions: https://bbc.co.uk/newsround
Scottish Book Trust 50 Word Fiction: http://www.pobble365.com
Phonics Play – games to support the consolidation of the phonic code: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeindex.htm
NRich materials for children and young people to support numeracy and maths learning: https://nrich.maths.org
BBC Bitesize: https://bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Primary Resources: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk
Design and Technology
Bright red books: https://www.brightredbooks.net/subjects/
Technology Student : http://www.technologystudent.com/
Design Class : https://www.designclass.co.uk/
How its made: youtube
Design and Manufacture:
Bright red books youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtCeaeJ34A5KfCUBEJUgENXwsxKXEu84o
Youtube Channel – Wireless Philosophy – https://www.youtube.com/user/WirelessPhilosophy
Youtube Channel – School of Life – Western Philosophy – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwxNMb28XmpeypJMHfNbJ4RAFkRtmAN3P
Youtube Channel – School of Life – Great Ideas – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwxNMb28XmpdJpJzF2YRBnfmOva0HE0ZI
Youtube Channel – Crash Course Philosophy – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq5rFUzhsrBXuE0wxECMeTYSV-_52fGt5
Youtube Channel – BBC Matters of Life and Death – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcvEcrsF_9zJ1HDgvx0Q0C8P7OY_CsocP