Digital Learning

At St Illtyd’s Catholic High School we are determined to utilize modern technology to improve pupils digital skills to prepare them for the world in the 21st Century.

We encourage the use of digital technology in school and at home. Every pupils has their own email account through Microsoft Office 365 which allows them to download the full office suite.

In addition we use Google Classroom to provide personalised differentiated tasks for each pupil in each class. Pupils are expected to complete home learning tasks on the Google G-suite platform and submit for teacher feedback through Google Classroom.

To access Google Classroom directly click here

To access the Welsh Government Hwb click here

If you have any problems accessing the sites above or require your password resetting please contact itsupport@stilltyds.org.uk


Although you are not allowed to use your phone or tablet in school, many of the software we use in school can be accessed on them when you are at home.

Did you know you can install the Google Classroom app on your phone or tablet to get notifications of homework?

Download at the following links

Did you know you can have your school email on your phone or tablet?

Download at the following links

Did you know you can access your timetable, merits and concerns on your phone with the Sims app ?

Any problems with these please email ITsupport@stilltyds.org.uk

In addition here is a list of sites parents may find useful when working with children at home

Resources to support remote learning:-

WJEC – https://resources.wjec.co.uk

Hwb – https://hwb.gov.wales/

Biology – https://www.kayscience.com/

Free activities at home – https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

English – Young Writers competition – https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/

Home learning – https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html

Science — https://cogscisci.wordpress.com/resources/

Physics – https://www.gcsephysicsonline.com/

Khan Academy – http://www.khan academy.org

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the US grade system but it’s mostly common material.

BBC Learning – http://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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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 – http://www.futurelearn.com

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

Seneca – http://www.senecalearning.com

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

Openlearn – http://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some eg nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Blockly – http://www.blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills-fun and free

Scratch – http://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed – http://www.ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids – http://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo – http://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free.  Web or app.

Mystery Science – http://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This – https://thekidshouldseethis.com/

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course – http://thecrashcouse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids – http://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids/

As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards – http://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete at home

iDEA Awards – http://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online

Paw Print Badges – http://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

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

Tinkercad – http://www.tinkercad.com

all kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths – http://www.prodigygame.com

Is in US grades, but good for UK primary age.

Cbeebies Radio – http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives – http://naturedetective.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest.

British Council – http://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for home – http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for primary age.

Big History Project – http://bighistoryproject.com/home

Aimed at Secondary age.  Multi disciplinary activities

Geography Games – http://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming

The Artful Parent – facebook / artfulparent

Good free art activities

Numeracy Shed – http://m.facebook.com/mathshed

A range of videos and resources for mathematics

Literacy Shed – http://m.facebook.com/literacyshed

A range of videos and resources for literacy