First Level (P2-P4)
Fun Learning Ideas from V&A in Dundee!
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Getepic (Epic Books)
Epic Books is an online (library of around 35,000 quality books. There are fiction books as well as non-fiction, comic strips and videos. There are also quizzes to accompany the stories. It is also available as an app from the Chromebook Playstore!
A fantastic site with access to free electronic books!
Each day there is a different picture for you to talk about with your child. With the picture, comes a drawing task, questions for your child to think about. They may answer them orally or by writing the answer. This will depend on the level that your child is working at.
Scholastic is an educational publisher who has organised a series of lessons and activities for children to do at home.
Spellzine has a large bank of spelling games that encourage children to think about how words are written and to remember their spellings. It is useful, to ask you child to also write down the words as they are more likely to be remembered and spelled correctly if they are handwritten.
For many parents, this will be a blast from the past. It is dated and the video quality is not as good as modern programs, but the stories are still captivating. There are three 10 part stories available here and they contain ‘wordy’ who teaches spelling and reading rules.
To help schools cope with possible teacher shortages & children self-isolating, author, AH Proctor will be streaming live Instagram readings & providing FREE digital teaching packs for children and teachers
There is a monthly subscription of about £5 for this – First month is free. The children can choose from a large variety of books, which are read to them, while the words are highlighted as they are being read.
Access to reliable news content with 10 new texts published every day
A free reading programme for students of all ages
Learn huge range of languages for free! Web-based or app can be downloaded via Chromebook Playstore
Resources for English language learning
Lots of free resources for Primary aged pupils
Scholastic learn at home
A set of homework challenges!
A reading site for younger pupils
Instructions on how to access Highlife Highland's vast bank of electronic resource
Learning at Home
The guidance below has been produced by the councl's Literacy Development Team..