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.
If you have any problems accessing the sites above or require your password resetting please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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
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
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