Castle Douglas Primary and Early Learning and Childcare Centre

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P1-7 Home Learning – General Activities

Listed below are websites,  apps and activities that families may find helpful when looking for some ideas to keep children busy and active.

** NEW** – January 2021

BBC SCHEDULE 11th January


Click here for a list of daily activities with online links – lots of ideas to choose from.

More suggestions can be found on the Council’s Lifelong Learning Facebook page @LifelongLearningDGC

100 Different Ideas from The Scouts – Click Here

BBC Bitesize – Daily progammes on all curricular areas. Follow the links to appropriate Scottish level.

IBike activities – indoor activities with a cycling theme – 1) – Bike Art


Early Years

Bunny Hop Pencil Control Worksheets     Farm Themed Cutting Skills Activity Sheets

Five Senses Scavenger Hunt Activity Sheet         Body Percussion Home Learning Challenge

Environmental Sounds Home Challenge          Incy Wincy Spider Prop Craft Instructions

Minibeasts Colour By Number Activity Sheets       Paper Bowl Ladybird Craft Instructions

Pizza Shape Colouring Activity           Six Steps To Washing Your Hands Posters

Space Star Biscuits Recipe             The Gingerbread Man Pattern Tracing

Toys Home Learning Challenge Activity Sheet


Expressive Arts

BBC Art Ninja –

Babble Dabble Do –

Red Ted Art –



History with Dan Snow –



English with David Walliams –

Fancy learning a new language?

Spanish –

Reading Resources – online books

Accelerated Reading – MyOn
This is separate to Accelerated Reading – no log in to AR is required. All the books have an audio book function and are free to download until the summer.

Library Service

Have a look at the  Dumfries and Galloway Library Service Facebook Page
Not a library member? Get an Instant Membership online by going to the My Account tab on the Online Catalogue.
Click the link below and click on My Account.
You can borrow hundreds of free eBooks, eAudiobooks and emagazine for adults and kids FREE for library members. Download the Borrowbox and RBDigital Apps


This is another website for families to download books, once again it is free until the summer. However your family will need to register your home email address through the school and your permission is needed to share your email. Please email if you would like to register a home email to ensure your child gets access to the Epic! online books.


Storyline Online

Literacy Shed –

Oxford Owl  –

Roy the Zebra –

Pobble 365 –

Cbeebies Radio –

Phonics Play –



Maths with Carol Vorderman –

Top Marks Maths  –

Maths Frame –

Oxford Owl –

Transum –

Sumdog –

Maths Shed –

Times Tables –

Snappy Maths –



Music with Myleene Klass –

Music at Home

Ollie from Beat Goes On is streaming live at 11am every day on Youtube- – his sessions are fantastic and are available on Youtube after live streaming.

NYCOS are uploading an action song each day here-

Royal Scottish National Orchestra are releasing a weekly family challenge which is really fun-

More ideas to share on Dumfries and Galloway Youth Music Initiative social media platforms @DGCYMI on Twitter and Facebook.



Yoga for Kids –

P.E. with Joe Wicks –

Dance with Oti Mabuse –

Dan Hancock Fitness –

Cosmic Kids Yoga –

Go Noodle –

Joe Wickes – The Body Coach

Change For Life – Wake Up Shake Ups: Fun family activities to do together:

BBC Supermovers: Fun Curriculum linked learning resources:

Premier League Primary Stars: Fun Curriculum linked resources:

Get Set Tokyo: Activities linked to Tokyo 2020:

Nike Active Kids Do Better: Resources for parents to get their kids more active:

Jumpstart Johnny: Fun workout videos to get kids moving:

Imoves: Section of website to be accessible for free for parents to use during coronavirus:



STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

D&G STEM Team ideas for all ages – Nursery / P1 (1)   P1-4 (1)    P5-7 (1)

Science with Maddie Moate –

Food Tech with Jamie Oliver –

30 Days of Lego Play

Space Racers –

James Dyson Foundation –


Scratch (Coding)-

Mystery Science –

Crest Awards – –

Tynker –











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