Primary at home

Parents’ Guide to the Google Classroom – download here 2020-Parents-Guide-to-Google-Classroom.pptx (87 downloads)

How can pupils submit work on the Google Classroom?  Click here.

Here are recommended apps, websites and e-library pages for Primary pupils to use at home.

Apps Age Description
Teach Your Monster to Read All ages Reading app which is free to download (normally £4.99)
Spelling City All ages Spelling which is free at the moment. Use code VSCFree90 (normally around £50 per year)
Doodoo Lite All ages An app to practise writing spelling words
CBeebies Story Time Primary Building vocabulary, stories, sequencing and questions
Sight words and Phonics Reading Primary For letter sounds and reading

 

Websites Age Description
https://acceal.org.uk/ All ages Aberdeen City Council EAL website
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ Primary English and maths games
Games to learn English All ages Learn new vocabulary and complete grammar games
British Council Learn English Kids All ages Lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children
https://www.roythezebra.com/  Primary Reading games
CBeebies Alphablocks Early Primary Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages.
https://readtheory.org/auth/login All ages Sign in with your google id and complete reading tasks to earn trophies.
https://www.scoilnet.ie/ All ages A variety of resources
Primary Homework Help All ages A variety of resources
http://www.eslgamesworld.com/ All ages Games and activities to improve English language
https://www.englishclub.com/ All ages Vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing lessons
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ All ages Free resources just now but normally a cost.

 

E-Library
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Age 3- 11 Free e-books
http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ Primary e-books in different languages
http://www.read.gov/kids/ All ages A variety of stories
https://www.storylineonline.net/ Primary Award winning children’s literacy website. Books and follow up activities
http://mrsp.com/ Primary Classic children’s stories
https://www.storynory.com/ Primary Fairytales, stories, poems and songs
Scholastic Magazines Primary A variety of stories
https://magicblox.com/ Ages 1 -13 A colourful website for online reading
https://www.storyplace.org/ Pre-school Animated and interactive books.

World Stories – stories in 31 languages from around the world.  This is FREE.   The collection includes retold traditional tales and new short stories in the languages most spoken by UK children.

Stories to read and sound recordings.

They are adding new stories, translations, pictures and sound recording every week.  Keep coming back to find new stories.

There are also resources available for teachers.

For more ideas please look at these links:

http://ealhighland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/websites-for-EAL.xlsx
http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/        lots of activities for young children learning english

Fun English Games

Dicts.info is a free dictionary project which offers a number of resources including:

  • Basic vocabulary -Basic vocabulary of about 2000 basic meanings organized into topics and translated into many languages .
  • Bilingual dictionaries – Dictionaries are grouped by language.
  • Picture dictionary – Contains more than 2500 illustrations with translations in more than 50 languages.
  • Flashcards for basic vocabulary
  • Vocabulary trainer
    A simple game that allows you to test your knowledge and learn new words.
  • Many other resources also available
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