Top Sites


Bug Club (ActiveLearn) – Online reading tool. Check out the Bug Club page on this site for more information.

Doorway Online – Activities, printables and games to develop phonics and writing.

ICT Games (Literacy)  – Selection of phonics, spelling and comprehension activities. Site tablet and desktop friendly.

Oxford Reading Owl – Selection of free eBooks. Requires login/registration.

Storyline Online – YouTube Channel where authors and celebrities read stories.

Teach English – Selection of resources and books to help in the teaching of English. Useful for English as additional language pupils.

World Stories – A selection of stories in eBook format in multiple languages. No app required to read.


Maths / Numeracy

Cool Maths Games – Hours of fun and you don’t realise you are learning.

Count on Us – Maths games to get learners thinking.

ICT Games (Maths) – Selection of games that are tablet and desktop friendly.

Maths Games – Selection of games

Math Playground – Selection of online games for all learners.

Maths Week Scotland – Challenges for Maths Week but available all year. – Learn your tables by playing games.

Snappy Maths – Free Worksheets and interactive activities. – Practice maths through games. (Log in details in homework jotter)

Telling Time – Learn and practice O’clocks, digital and 24hr.

TopMarks – Great learning tool and home of ‘Hit the Button‘ and other maths games.


Health and Wellbeing

Brake! – Road safety resources.

Cookin’ Castle – Learn about food, nutrition and food safety.

Cosmic Kids Yoga – YouTube channel for learners to practice yoga techniques and keep calm.

Food for Life – Fact File on healthy and safe eating choices.

Food Standards Scotland – Selection of resources focusing on food safety and healthy eating. Also check out Cookin’ Castle to go with these resources.

GoNoodle Family – Games and activity videos promoting positive midsets. No log ins required for family site.

Imagination Tree – Ideas for nurturing, creativity, fun and wellbeing.

NHS Relationship and Sexual Health – Click link for more information.

NHS Substance Misuse – Ideas and lessons on abuse of alcohol, drugs and tobacco.

Red Cross: Life. Live it. – Effective ways to inform children on safety issues in the home, when and how to make an emergency 999 call and, for older children, performing basic First Aid.

Road Safety – Links from Road Safety Scotland to reinforce messages from home and school.

Royal Highland Educational Trust – Resources to support food and farming. Also STEM activities.


French and Spanish

Duolingo – Learn languages the easy and free way.


Science and Outdoors

Crash Course Kids – YouTube Channel, science videos for children.

National Geographic Kids – Fantastic content and child friendly.

Nature Detectives – Resources prepared by Woodlands Trust

The Kids Should See This! – Smart videos for curious minds.

TigTag Science – Free resources on material, physical and life processes. As well as section on people and places.

Wow Science – Range of links, games and podcasts on almost every science topic.



Blocky Games – Introduce learners to using block coding.

Hour of Code – Learn basic of computer programming and coding through games.

Think You Know? – Online activities for teaching safety on the web.

Scratch – Coding for children aged 8+

Scratch Jr – Coding for young children aged 5-7.

Typing Skills from Doorway Online – Touch Typing Tutor Game



BBC Bitesize Primary – Activities and games on a number of curriculum areas. (Click on your child’s stage Early-P1, First P2-4 and Second P5-7)

BBC Scotland Learning – Learning projects, videos and stories from BBC Scotland.

Newsround – Daily News Programme for kids. Also fun quizzes and puzzles.

Pawprint Challenge Packs – Challenges to engage learners and cross curricular.

Primary Homework Help – Lots of resources covering almost any subject.

SCRAN – Library of images. Free to access with your Glow login.

Toy Theatre – Great maths, art, puzzle and spelling games.

Woodlands Junior – Games and tools on everything. Maths to history to science.


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