Pupils can access lots of learning activities through GLOW. All pupils have their log in and password. Please contact your school if you do not have these.
The Parentzone – learning at home website provides links to supporting learning across a large number of curricular areas.
https://flipclacks.org – learning zones for learners and parents
https://sites.google.com/view/homelearningsite/home?authuser=0 – home learning site for staff, pupils and parents to use with daily challenges, ideas, useful sites and apps.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0934ly5 – BBC programmes to support learning
Math and numeracy
- www.sumdog.com (use pupil’s own log in)
- https://www.matific.com/gb/en-gb/home/ Matific – Similar to Sumdog, using online games to revise numeracy concepts. Free access during COVID-19.
- https://www.themathsfactor.com/ – Carol Vorderman maths site
- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/index.htm: Phonics play – Literacy games and activities for across the school
- Borrowbox – available by logging into glow
- Free access for parents to Collins Big Cat eBooks: username: email@example.com password: Parents20! – https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/teacherlogin.aspx
- https://dekkocomics.com/ – Free online comics
Shetland Library online reading and reference
RB Digital – online books, audiobooks, comics, magazines and newspapers
You need to be a library member to use RB Digital, and the page includes information on how to join or get a reminder of your membership number.
The page also links to lists of eBooks and eAudiobooks with multi-user licenses – this may be of interest for groups or classes all reading the same book.
We can try to source new stock for our eBook sites on request.
The page includes a few links to other free eBooks such as the Nosey Crow eBook about coronavirus for children.
This site includes online dictionaries and encyclopedias, including Encyclopaedia Britannia for three different age groups. It also includes a practice site for the driving theory test. You need your library membership number to access most of these sites.
Local history for young people
Information sheets prepared by school library staff – age-appropriate information on some themes of Shetland’s history.
SHETLAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY LAUNCHES ONLINE ‘SCHOOL OF FISH’ ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNGSTERS
Shetland’s primary pupils can now enjoy a whole range of fun, educational activities online – all themed around Shetland seafood and its heritage. See https://www.somuchtosea.co.uk/educational-resources/
- Skills Development Scotland have released a Career Education Programme which includes online and offline resources https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/partner-resources
- SQA curriculum online courses
- https://www.educationcity.com/: Education City – Has some free resources for literacy and numeracy
- https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/: Doorway Online – Literacy and Numeracy tasks – particularly for Early and 1st Level
- http://ictgames.com/: ICT Games – Literacy and numeracy games for across the years, works on tablets/iPads
- BBC Teach: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/bbc-teach-live-lessons-for-primary-schools/zmc9jhv
- https://www.duolingo.com/: DuoLingo – Language learning website that is totally free with fun reading, speaking and writing activities.
- https://www.studyladder.co.uk/: StudyLadder – Free during school hours
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies: CBeebies – A mix of games and puzzles – good for Early and 1st Level – some have a learning and revision element
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary: Bitesize – Learning for all of the curriculum all across the school years
- https://kahoot.com/: Kahoot – Website with thousands of quizzes on various subjects
- Outdoor Learning Made Easy – free parent resource to promote outdoor learning at home
- Scratch: With Scratch, children can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share their creations with others. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Introduction to visual programming language.
- Topmarks: A site with online resources and activities foracross the curriculum, including game-based learning.
- Be Internet Legends: cyber-resilience and internet safety resources from Google, focusing on aspects of digital citizenship and safety through games. See the Be Internet Awesome Curriculum
- CodeClub:projects are free and open to all. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step guides that young people use to make their own games, animations, and websites with coding languages such as Scratch, HTML/CSS, and Python.
- Hour of Code:A site that gathers together resources and activities for using coding in the classroom or at home, grouped by age/stage.
- Lightbot: (requires Flash player; use withlaptop/computer/tablets that are not iPad): games and puzzles to introduce visual directional programming
- Learn at BBC Scotland: free resources including videos, sound clips, radio shows, stories and activities for use across the curriculum
- Code.org: A site with resources and activities for using coding in the classroom.
- STEM Family activities – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- https://www.tigtagworld.com/hi/HLU8L1G6EIYB?next=/ (TigTag World age 7-11)
- https://www.tigtagworld.com/hi/HLU8L1G6EIYB?next=/ (Tigtag Unior age 4 – 7)
- Alphabet exercise activity for gross motor skills
- https://www.scottishfield.co.uk/outdoors/readers-lives-hunter-adair-and-his-love-of-the-country/ – a collection of books linked to the countryside
- Top Marks punctuation and grammar games
- Construct a word
- Spelling – words which sound the same
- Comprehension practice
More games like these can be found on the Scratch website
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Digital Escape Room: