Welcome to our home learning pages. During the school closures, these pages will be updated with information and resources that can be accessed by the children.
There is a page here for each class which will see lots of action after the Easter break, should we be told that children are unable to return to school.
For now, here are some online resources that can be used to support learning at home. Many children are familiar with these platforms and know their usernames and passwords. If your child has not used these websites before, please be patient as we intend to set up users and passwords in the coming weeks.
Hwb is an online platform for the whole of Wales. Year 2 to Year 6 are well-versed in using this platform. On signing in, pupils have access to a range of free tools including:
- Office 365 – useful for juniors to create PowerPoints, Word or use Outlook
- Encyclopaedia Britannica – good for creating a safe research space, and the reading difficulty can be changed too
- J2e (Just 2 Easy) – foundation phase friendly interface with access to drawing, writing, animation and coding tools (select JIT)
- J2e also includes J2Blast which is brilliant for practising times tables for any age pupil
In light of recent developments, the Welsh Government have just announced (Friday 20th March) that they are extending the availability of the following tools to all learners without the previously required parental consent. Our learners are not necessarily familiar with these tools and these are best suited to Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
- Google for Education – a range of google tools, including docs, sheets, slides, maps and earth. Also Google Classroom for responding to assignments
- Flipgrid – allows for video responses to a task
Apps and Games
Sumdog provides games-based maths learning and practice. This fun environment features games that rehearse maths skills set by the class teacher. Sumdog is available online or as an app.
Active Learn features a series of individual games that directly link to each child’s maths work in class. The games allow them to show their skills in the topics covered in class. Again, the games are specifically chosen by the class teacher. ActiveLearn is available through a web browser.
There will inevitably be problems with usernames and passwords and compatibility of the devices you have at home. If you have any questions about home learning – technical or otherwise – please email email@example.com