Primary at home

Parents’ Guide to the Google Classroom – download here 2020-Parents-Guide-to-Google-Classroom.pptx (105607 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 All ages Aberdeen City Council EAL website 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  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. All ages Sign in with your google id and complete reading tasks to earn trophies.
Primary Homework Help All ages A variety of resources All ages Games and activities to improve English language All ages Vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing lessons All ages Free resources just now but normally a cost.


E-Library Age 3- 11 Free e-books Primary e-books in different languages All ages A variety of stories Primary Award winning children’s literacy website. Books and follow up activities Primary Classic children’s stories Primary Fairytales, stories, poems and songs
Scholastic Magazines Primary A variety of stories Ages 1 -13 A colourful website for online reading 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:        lots of activities for young children learning english

Fun English Games 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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