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

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45625.3728.html

 

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

www.Kahoot.com

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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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

Seneca

https://www.senecalearning.com

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

OpenLearn

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

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.

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch

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

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

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

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

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.

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

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

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

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!

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 resources for Primary age

Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games

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

Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

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

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

 ASN

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

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

 Design and Technology

 

Bright red books: https://www.brightredbooks.net/subjects/

Technology Student : http://www.technologystudent.com/

Focus On DT: https://www.focuselearning.co.uk/u/33524/xveqpwbltkrvfcDmqztsBczqdvfwAsprh

Design Class : https://www.designclass.co.uk/

Qiuzlet: https://quizlet.com/en-gb 

How its made: youtube

http://www.ergonomics4schools.com/index.htm

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Engineering science:

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/my/engineeringsciencemoray/

Design and Manufacture:

http://www.technicaldept.co.uk/page7.html

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/nl/ghstechnical/higher-design-and-manufacture/

Bright red books youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtCeaeJ34A5KfCUBEJUgENXwsxKXEu84o

RME/Philosophy

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

Post Author: Ed Picksley