Coronavirus Information

Home learning during the COVID19 Outbreak


Please remember that physical and mental well-being is of vital importance and every day young people (and indeed parents) should try and take some exercise and carry out activities that they find relaxing.

It is worth remembering that we living in very unusual and uncertain times and there is no expectation that a “normal” school day of learning is replicated at home.

Useful links for advice on home learning and supporting your children during this time can be found:

https://www.npfs.org.uk/news/


Our main digital platforms will be:

1. GLOW – Staff will be using this and your child should have their log in. Many classes now have Microsoft teams set up that your child will be part of. It also allows access to the whole Microsoft office package.
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 (only S4-6)

All pupils should now have their log in details for these sites. Please email the school if there are any issues logging into these sites.

Help videos/advice for accessing glow can be found here:

https://glowconnect.org.uk/help-with-glow/microsoft-office-365/

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/ea/misscampbell/2020/03/20/how-to-access-glow-on-ps4-consoles/

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/fa/ICTFalkirkPrimaries/microsoft-teams-for-education-classroom-in-the-cloud-hub-on-any-device/

Please remember that Office 365 can be installed on multiple devices under a licence through Glow. Find the Download Office Now tile and follow instructions. It will ask for your Microsoft ID, this is your full Glow email address such as gw09surnameforename@glow.sch.uk

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/70972.html

Maths sites:

https://www.youtube.com/user/DLBmaths
Video solutions of N5, Higher & Advanced Higher SQA papers.

https://www.maths180.com/
Support for anyone studying N5/Higher Maths. Practice papers and 100’s of free video lessons and tutorials.

https://www.national5maths.co.uk/
Support for anyone studying N5 Maths. Practice papers and 100’s of free video lessons and tutorials.

https://www.highermathematics.co.uk/higher-maths-whole-course/
Support for anyone studying Higher Maths. Practice papers and 100’s of free video lessons and tutorials.

https://www.dynamicmaths.co.uk/
Revision notes, practice papers and online lessons.

https://www.cdmasterworks.co.uk/
Materials for Numeracy and Maths from 2nd level to Higher.

https://login.mymaths.co.uk/
Online lessons, homeworks and assessments covering the entire CfE from early level to Advanced Higher. All S1-3 pupils have login passwords.

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.

Music links

https://mymusiconline.co.uk/
Revision for N5/Higher/AH music understanding
Asks for password but not required – use dropdown menus.

http://www.ataea.co.uk
Wikipedia style music revision for N5/Higher/AH understanding music
Has links to youtube examples

https://www.musictheory.net/
Music literacy practise for all ages

http://musicteachersgames.com/
Music games to practise music literacy

https://www.youtube.com/
For a range of tutorials to learn various instruments for those who have them at home

http://www.musictechteacher.com/music_quizzes/music_quizzes.htm
A range of music quizzes for all years to practise music literacy

http://www.incredibox.com/
• Requires Adobe Flash player
• Music game for BGE
• Students can unlock levels and features

Business Education Links

Two Teachers on YouTube
Business Management
S3-AH (based on English curriculum but lots of videos that are relevant to curriculum in Scotland too) – also recommend following on Facebook for their posts etc
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCnVHZKYx1vWVnhRjJqJbNdQ

BBC Bitesize
Select Scotland and then Level 3 (S1-2) and Level 4 (S3)
Business – People, Society, Economy and Business
Digital Literacy/Admin – Technologies/ICT
National 5 – Business Management
Higher – Business Management
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

BGE Digital Literacy/Admin & IT

BBC Dancemat (practice your typing skills)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Typing Test (practice your typing speed)
https://www.typingtest.com/

Christopher Payne created a YouTube channel for Admin & IT help

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdB8itde5Qwa4FPK_0Xm14w

History/Modern Studies/Geogrpahy/Social Subjects

Modern Studies

Higher Modern
SQA –
https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47924.html
Bitesize –
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/ztsvr82
Modernity –
https://www.modernity.scot/
(offering free membership to pupils atm I believe)
Mr Marr
Higher

National 5 Modern
SQA –
https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47448.html
Bitesize –
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxsnb9q
Mr Marr
National 4/5

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

http://www.geographypods.com/

https://www.worldatlas.com/

https://www.geographyrealm.com/page/57/

https://www.scoop.it/topic/geography-education

For BGE S1-3

https://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/mapping-our-world

https://www.thoughtco.com/geography-4133035

For S4-6

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45768.html

https://www.geographyrealm.com/page/57/

History

Second Year: World War One

Websites:
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/first-world-war/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q

https://www.historyforkids.net/world-war-one.html

YouTube:

S – A Playlist of 80 Videos aimed at Kids showing the key events of the War

3rd Year: Atlantic Slave Trade

Youtube:

– Crash Course for Kidz – An overview of the Slave Trade

– 50 Videos from the History Channel Series Roots

Websites:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqyfr82

A selection of Revision Resources, Class Videos, Mini Tests on the Atlantic Slave Trade
https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/Atlantic-slave-trade/602896

– Article on The Atlantic Slave Trade with Interactive Videos and Resources

Art

Suitable BGE
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/make-pop-art-warhol
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/sculpture/soap-carving
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/cut-paste/make-collage
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/cut-paste/learn-weave
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/make-protest-poster
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/paint-turner
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/draw-pre-raphaelite
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/create-art-van-gogh
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/drawing-experiments
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/make-jackson-pollock
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/graffiti-doodle
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/create-surreal-story

SENIOR PUPILS
https://www.studentartguide.com
This is aimed at GCSE & A-LEVEL (English equivalent to N5, Higher, Advanced Higher), but easily transferrable. Excellent ideas and resources. Incredible examples of amazing work. Well worth dipping into for inspiration and guidance. Ms Cole’s favourite student art website.

Computing/ICT

Cyber Security units
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/introduction-to-cyber-security
S1/2 Introduction to programming
https://scratch.mit.edu/
https://www.kodugamelab.com/
https://thunkable.com/home/ Try and create an App for iOS or Android
Programming for any age if interested, but maybe more for S3+ Languages suggested would help prepare for N4/5/6
https://www.alice.org/
https://code.org/
https://www.codecademy.com/ Focus on HTML/CSS, Javascript, Python, SQL
https://www.w3schools.com/ Focus on HTML/CSS, Javascript, Python, SQL
https://repl.it Web based environment for programming in many languages, doesn’t need the actual language installed. Could be used to develop skills in any of the above.
For those looking at N5/6
https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/express/ Many versions, choose one which suits your device (maybe Visual Studio 2017) and focus on Visual Basic.
Others for anyone to develop skills
https://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker Game programming environment
https://www.blender.org/ A fully featured 3D modelling/animation package. Challenging to learn but is capable of producing very professional-looking results.

Guidance/PSE

Future/Career Planning
www.myworldofwork.co.uk
https://young.scot/

Mental Health
www.childline.org.uk
www.samaritans.org.uk
www.youngminds.org.uk
www.childbereavementuk.org/young-people
www.seemescotland.org/young-people

Online Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/onlinecourses/

Drugs or Substance Misuse
www.knowthescore.info
www.talktofrank.com

Sex and Relationships
https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/resources/

Online Safety
www.thinkuknow.co.uk
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Mental Health Videos for Pupils and Parents







General Education sites

Modern Languages
Senior Classes to access resources and Past Papers
https://glowscotland.sharepoint.com/sites/5203031/ml/SitePages/Home.aspx

Interactive Activities for all languages and Level.
**Your Teachers will provide a password and username to you.
https://www.linguascope.com **
https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/index.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
https://www.languagenut.com/en-gb **
https://quizlet.com
www.french-games.net
www,german-games.net
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
French
S1
Please do the following activities on https://www.linguascope.com :
• Les Bases – all sections
• Moi et ma famille – mes animaux, le visage, description du visage, descriptions physiques, les traits de personnalité, les membres de famille
• Mon Environnement – la météo, les pays, les nationalités
Please do the following on https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/index.html
Click on “ le français “ ( left hand side of page)
• Do all activities in “primary” section
• Do all activities from First Year Learning ( Encore Tricolore 1) Unité 1 – Unité 5
S2
Please do the following activities on Linguascope:
• Les Loisirs – all sections
• L’alimentation – all sections

Please do the following on https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/index.html
Click on “ le français “ ( left hand side of page)
• Do all activities in “primary” section ( for revision)
• Do all activities from First Year Learning ( Encore Tricolore 1) Unité 8, 9, 10

S3
Please do the following activities on Linguascope:
• Les Loisirs – les genres du films, a la télé, sur l’ordinateur
Please do the following on https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/index.html
• Click on “ le français “ ( left hand side of page)
• Go to Tricolore Total 4, click on Quizlet games for TT4
Watch some French films/TV programmes on Netflix/Amazon/Sky/BBC4

German
S1
Please do the following activities on https://www.linguascope.com :
• Die Grundlagen – all activities
• Meine Familie und ich – Meine Haustiere, Das Gesicht, Haare und Augen, Das Aussehen, Die Charakter = Eigenshaften, Die Famililien – Mitglieder
• Meine Welt – Das Wetter, Die Lander, Die Nationalitaten
Please do the following on https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/index.html
• Click on “ Deutsch “ ( left hand side of page)
• Please do the Beginner activities up to and including, “Wie siehst du aus?”, do “Farben “ and “1st year learning revision 1”
S2
Please do the following activities on https://www.linguascope.com :
• Freizeit – all activities
• Das Essen – all activities
Please do the following on https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/index.html
• Click on “ Deutsch “ ( left hand side of page)
• Please do the Beginners, Quizlet for beginners – for revision
• Das Wetter

S3
Please do the following activities on Linguascope:
• Freizeit – all activities
Please do the following on https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/index.html
• Click on “ Deutsch “ ( left hand side of page)
• Please do the Beginners, Quizlet for beginners – for revision
Logo 3 Units – Filme im Kino
Watch some German films/TV programmes on Netflix/Amazon/Sky/BBC4

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

Mark Penny – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc1yjk5bqlfMHjoPvHedHcA

Mark Penny is a Scottish Business Teacher who has created a number of videos for Nat5/H Business Management and Administration & IT

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
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

Websites and Free Subscriptions to access Learning Resources

Early Level – P1, First Level – P2-4, Second Level – P5-7

All Areas

• Topmarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ (Educational Online Games)
• The Muddy Puddle Teacher https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk/ (Outdoor Learning)
• Twinkl (1 month free subscription – printable worksheets/ PowerPoints) https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
• TED Ed https://ed.ted.com/lessons
• Toy Theater https://toytheater.com/ (Educational Online Games)

Health & Wellbeing

• Go Noodle https://www.gonoodle.com/
• Cosmic Yoga https://www.cosmickids.com/
• https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
• https://roadsafety.scot/learning/
• https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/

Literacy & Language

• Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
• BritishCouncil https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/resources/primary
• BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
(Click on your child’s stage Early-P1, First P2-4 and Second P5-7)
• Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (Sounds and word blending)
• Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/welcome (Languages)
• BBC Learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/literacy.shtml
• Oxford Owl Literacy and Numeracy
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/kids-activities
• https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/kids-zone/
• https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/

Maths & Numeracy

• SumDog https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in
• BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
(Click on your child’s stage Early-P1, First P2-4 and Second P5-7)
• https://www.countonus.org.uk/resources/
• https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/number/
• https://pages.sumdog.com/
• http://www.snappymaths.com/
• http://www.maths-games.org/
• https://www.mathsweek.scot/activities

Science/Outdoor Learning

• National Geographic Kids https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
• Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com/
• The kids should see this https://thekidshouldseethis.com/
• Crash course kids https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids (Science videos)
• Paw Print https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk/challenge-packs-6-c.asp Challenge Packs
• Nature Detectives https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
• https://wowscience.co.uk/
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/science.shtml
• https://www.tigtagworld.co.uk/mindmap/#/modules/

Project Based Learning

• DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
• Scholastic Learn at Home https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
(20 days of projects for reading, thinking and growing- broken down in to stages)

Computing and Coding

• SCRATCH https://scratch.mit.edu/
• Blockly https://blockly.games/
• Hour of Code

Arts & Crafts

• Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com/
• The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com/stay-at-home-survival-guide/
• (Various play based activities- daily break down of activities and resources)
• The Artful Parent https://artfulparent.com/

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