Latest Advice -
Updated November 2020
All updates will be posted here on the school website, on our Twitter account, and through the Schoop app. Latest information from Public Health Wales can be found below.
Children have home learning books containing login details and passwords for the websites below. Teachers will set daily work for every child on Seesaw and Purple Mash. Here are details of some websites that can be used at home:
Cardiff Council have issued parental guidance on Digital Safety at home: https://bit.ly/2X4Gm9C
Cardiff City Football Club have designed a set of learning resources for KS2 children. The plans are here:
and if you share your progress online, you could win a signed football!
You can now use Purple Mash to email your classmates. Mr Pritchard has put together a video guide on how to do this here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lPCwtQ0hyAia9kmTB_RFTRJCWOuKR0al/view
You can only send and receive emails from children in your class, and your teachers are able to see every message you send. There is information on ESafety, and what to do if you have any problems while using emails here: https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/tools/2email
Foundation Phase teachers have put together a timetable for home learning with children from Nursery to Year 2. It is intended as a guide, and can be edited to suit your own arrangements at home - https://bit.ly/35eZSE7
Kinetic Dance - Their dance tutors have put some great easy to follow dance tutorials together:
Play Wales have issued some great guidance on the importance of letting children play:
Wales National tests for years 2 - 6 https://www.penyrenglynprimary.com/welsh-government-national-tests-for-years-2-to-yea/
This is a link to another school's website where they have listed all the past papers and samples for the National Tests
Topmarks – www.topmarks.co.uk
This is a good website with free games linked to specific areas of Maths and Literacy.
BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn
Here you can find all of the subjects we cover at School, with small videos and quizzes.
Into Film - https://bit.ly/2yYNpc8
Lots of good ideas for how to use some of your child's favourite films to help with their learning
Twinkl – www.twinkl.co.uk – This webpage is offering a free months subscription to access all resources which includes Powerpoints of lessons.
TTS – www.tts-group.co.uk – this site has made home learning packs for children of Reception ages to year 6.
Puzzles online - https://lovattspuzzles.com/kids/childrens-online-puzzles/ - online puzzles for children. Word searches, sudoku, spelling activities.
Blockly - https://blockly.games Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Scratch - https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ Creative computer programming
Ted Ed - https://ed.ted.com All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Duolingo - https://www.duolingo.com Learn languages for free. Web or app.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8 - good for dancing your times tables!
https://family.gonoodle.com/ - fun dancing and exercise
https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/ - dance, mindfulness and yoga videos to follow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&list=RDCMUCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ&start_radio=1&t=0 - The Body Coach for Kids
Teachers will set work to be completed at home. No other child or parent can see the work that your child completes. Home learning books contain a QR code and 12 digit code that can be used to access Seesaw here:
There is also advice on using Seesaw to maximise home learning here:
and 'How To' guides here:
Children have a username and password in their home learning books. Teachers will set work for children to complete each day. They can access the website here:
Once they login, children will see a selection of reading, writing, mathematics and topic work set for them by their teacher.
There is a 'How To' guide here:
Children can sign in with a Hwb username and password to access Microsoft tools, Minecraft, Office tools and much more. Teachers will not set work here, but children are free to use the tools in a safe online environment here:
There is a 'How To' guide here:
To use Minecraft at home, follow the instructions in the document below. You will need to download software to use this. Once you have done this, children sign in using their Hwb logins - these are on the long strip in the front of the home learning book.