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Primary Learning Sites

What follows is a list of websites and digital platforms that AVA staff both use with students in the classroom and recommend for use whilst students are away from school.  For younger students, these are primarily for parental reference, whilst for the older year groups, we hope students themselves find these links helpful to their learning.


Web Based Learning Packages

The school subscribes to the following web-based learning packages for pupils.  These can be accessed via the links below. Remember to save your child's user name and password to access at home.  


Screen-Free Activities

Click here to download a booklet on screen-free activities.


Primary Learning Sites

The following links can be used to access support materials for parents and learning games for pupils to use, to support progress in phonics and reading skills.

Vooks - Bringing Stories to Life

www.vooks.com
Online storybooks.
 

Khan Academy

www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
 

BBC Learning

www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
 

Futurelearn

www.futurelearn.com
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
 

Seneca

www.senecalearning.com

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

 

Openlearn

www.open.edu/openlearn
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
 

Blockly

blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
 

Scratch: Creative computer programming

scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games
 

Ted Ed 

ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos.
 

National Geographic Kids

www.natgeokids.com/uk
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
 

Duolingo

www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
 

Mystery Science

mysteryscience.com
 

The Kids Should See This

thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos.
 

Crash Course

thecrashcourse.com
YouTube videos on many subjects
 

Crash Course Kids

m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience.
 

Crest Awards

www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.
 

iDEA Awards

idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
 

Paw Print Badges

www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
 

Tinkercad

www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.
 

Prodigy Maths

www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
 

CBeebies Radio

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
 

Nature Detectives

naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
 

British Council

www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning
 

Oxford Owl for Home

www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
 

Big History Project

www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multidisciplinary activities.
 

Geography Games

world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!
 

Blue Peter Badges

www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
 

The Artful Parent

www.facebook.com/artfulparent
Good, free art activities.
 

Red Ted Art

www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
 

The Imagination Tree

theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
 

Toy Theater

toytheater.com
Educational online games.
 

DK Find Out

www.dkfindout.com
Activities and quizzes.
 

Twinkl

www.twinkl.co.uk
 

Other Primary Sites