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Speyside High School, Mary Avenue, Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 9QU

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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.

  useful links  

The main online platforms for our school will be

  1. GLOW – Staff will be using this and your child should have their log in
  2. Showmyhomework – staff are using this to guide pupils in home learning
  3. 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.  Curriculum for Excellence – Broad General Education              BGE Experiences and Outcomes

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 –

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

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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

Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.


Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science

Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course

You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids

As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Family

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


All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths

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

Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Tree Tools for Schools

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

British Council

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.

Geography Games

Geography gaming!

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.

Toy Theater

Educational online games

DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes



Storyline Online includes a range of texts read aloud:

Oxford Owl E-Books – a range of texts that can be accessed in digital form:

Newsround – a range of news stories, quizzes and questions:

Scottish Book Trust 50 Word Fiction:

Phonics Play – games to support the consolidation of the phonic code:

NRich materials for children and young people to support numeracy and maths learning:

BBC Bitesize:

Primary Resources:


 Design and Technology


Bright red books:

Technology Student :

Focus On DT:

Design Class :


How its made: youtube

BBC Bitesize


Design and Manufacture:

Bright red books youtube:


Youtube Channel – Wireless Philosophy –

Youtube Channel – School of Life – Western Philosophy –

Youtube Channel – School of Life – Great Ideas –

Youtube Channel – BBC Matters of Life and Death –

Post Author: Ed Picksley