Family Learning

Home learning links

The Safer Schools app is available for all young people, parents/carers and staff to download. It helps entire school communities to better protect themselves in the digital world through relevant safeguarding information.
This is your online library. You will find lots of information: reading recommendations, writing competitions and how to access books and resources digitally.
Aberdeen's Digital Learning Hub is for parents and carers is designed to build confidence and knowledge around supporting learning at home. There are helpful tips, links and ideas for learning, supporting parenting and family wellbeing.
With schools to remain closed to most pupils until at least mid-February, some of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions are offering homeschooling help to parents across the country.
As part of the national digital learning offer, e-Sgoil is supporting schools’ remote learning and teaching plans by providing resources and live lessons. Pupils can register to take part on their website.
A global community for young people from UNICEF - learn about rights, global issues, and share opinions & experiences with young people around the world studying in isolation due to Covid-19.
The #iwill campaign wants to make participation in social action the norm for young people under 20. Here they have curated Corona Virus response information and resources for young people.
Young Scot have put together a pack of information, activities and projects to help maintain positive mental health, support learning and keep boredom at bay.
The National Parent Forum Scotland has collated a comprehensive list of well-being links and activities for parents and young people.
Education Scotland's Parentzone has lots of information on how to support learning at home.

Health, wellbeing & respect

A teaching tool for breaking the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces.
So, you want to better understand gender, or need help explaining it to someone else? The genderbread person is a wonderful way to start an important conversation.
'That’s So Gay!' is a short story designed to tackle the use of the word ‘gay’ as a derogatory term among children. Reading the story will teach children the impact that words can have on people, and will help create a more inclusive and understanding learning environment. The story offers opportunities for discussion, either in class or at home.
Thinking about suicide is very common. It is estimated that up to 1 person in 20 is thinking about suicide at any one time. The Scottish Association for Mental Health has produced this useful guide to living with thoughts of suicide, how to keep yourself safe, and how to seek help.
Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country with a goal to making Scotland the best place to grow up for LGBTI young people. Their services include online support & advice, chat & text services, and local youth groups.
A range of free events for parents and carers to support children’s health and wellbeing (P7-S3). The main events will take place throughout March with additional focused webinars in April and May. There is something for everyone, sign-up and book your space now.
Finding out your child is experiencing bullying behaviour can be upsetting. This guide explores bullying behaviour and definitions, as well as some of the most common signs to look out for.
Here is the presentation on bullying that S1 pupils have been seeing during Respect Week.
A pupil guide for our Wellbeing Concern Report form and how to report an incident which has caused you concern at Cults Academy.

Downloadable resources

A PDF guide on how to access and use Google's literacy toolbar at home.
The Scottish Book Trust has a collection of home learning and activity resources which can you can browse by age.
A toolkit from UNICEF for any young person who wants to start their own advocacy campaign - providing the skills and information you need to stand up for what is important to you.
The British Red Cross have developed a range of activities to help young people learn about the importance of being kind to themselves and encourage them to share their kindness with others.
Twig Education specialise in STEM subject resources and are currently offering free access during school closures.
Online maths and spelling practice tool that can be used to support home learning during school closures.
Maths worksheets, video tutorials and revision aids from a Somerset based Maths teacher.
Crossbow have a collection of Dyslexia Friendly, free downloads ready to use at home or school.
Twinkl are offering 1 month free access to their teacher-created materials and resources using the code CVDTWINKLHELPS.
Our Health Faculty have provided this Health & Wellbeing grid for ideas about staying healthy at home. Don't forget to log your activity!
Our English department have created an Enrichment Bingo - aim for a line (three in a row) or be ambitious and aim for a full house!
cre8tiveresources.com have created a 60 day wellbeing challege to keep your mind healthy and active. They have more free resources on their website.

Stay at home visitor attractions

Forestry and Land Scotland has a learning hub dedicated to discovering more about Scotland's forests, wildlife and heritage.
Visit Scotland have dedicated a page to bringing Scotland to you through creative ideas, traditional recipes, history trips, interactive eBooks, inspiring videos & lots more!
"Engaging with nature in any form can be hugely beneficial for our health and wellbeing" - The Scottish Wildlife Trust have put together some ideas of ways to enjoy nature this spring.
Inspiration, craft and art activities from the Tate Modern.
Travel + Leisure have compiled a list of top virtual tours from museums around the world.
National Geographic Kids online has a wealth of topics to discover, competitions, games and more.
The Scouts have pulled together some free indoor activity ideas to keep kids learning new skills and having fun in #TheGreatIndoors.

Things to
watch & read

With an Aberdeen City Library account, you can access a wealth of digital resources from home, including Borrowbox for downloading ebooks. (Don't have a library card? Click here to apply for membership online.)
Curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home.
WhatsOnStage are sharing a list of all the places you can see free stage shows, musicals and opera online.
Audible Stories are currently offering free streaming for children's books.
Our librarian has compiled a list of recommended YouTube channels for various subjects.

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