Online Safety

Learning at home Links

Please find a list of useful links to use at home if you would like some extra ideas. An email will also come to children each day with specific tasks, these can be accessed if you wish.

A book to explain Covid-19 to children.

Ideas for the Nursery and Preschool children

Old Bear Stories

Number time

Coronavirus Story


On Fridays the National Marine Aquarium is sharing some free live lessons. More details here

Every Wednesday PSTT (working with Science Sparks) posts a new "Science Fun from Home" activity on the PSTT website/Facebook or

Literacy and English


Maths Full of investigations, problem solving and maths games to play. - for P2 – 4 children who have their own log ins. variety of maths questions aimed at Primary 7. Printable maths games for various ages. Printable maths puzzles for different ages.

Technologies  Dozens of toys to make from things you’ll find around the house.  Computer science coding course with a series of tutorials for ages 4 -13.4  A variety of one hour coding activities, e.g. make a flappy bird game, make music with Scratch, code images, animations and cartoons. - STEM starters.

Modern Languages     Learn vocabulary in French or Spanish for dozens of topics. Each topic has a short lesson, 10 games to practise the words and then an online test. Some topics can have vocabulary put into sentences.

Social Studies Choose a geography topic to find out more about. Produce a model to show what you’ve learnt. Pick a history topic and use this website to start your research. Produce a PowerPoint to tell others about your topic. Click on a month then on a date to find out about a special event, religious celebration or famous person every day of the year.

Expressive Arts

Do some still life drawings of things you see around your house. Paint a landscape. Make a Zentangle. Make an Easter card. Use items found around your house/garden and lay them out on the carpet/grass to create a picture before photographing it and putting it up on SeeSaw.

Practise the violin every day.

Make your own musical instrument from things around the house.

Learn a song of your choosing, and try creating a dance to go with it.

Health and Wellbeing Learn the NATO phonetic alphabet.

Try some home workouts, there are lots on YouTube, including Joe Wicks who streams a new one weekdays at 9am

Learn some dances with Oti Mabuse, she has created a lot of child friendly dances and streams a new one every day at 11.30am


General Curriculum

Staying Safe Online

It is important to stay safe online. Please make sure that you follow these top tips:

1. Make sure that you don't give out personal information over the internet.

2. Only make friends with people you are friends with in real life. Remember that people may not be who they say they are online.

3. Make sure you only use the internet for things which are suitable for your age.

4. Talk to an adult if something on the internet makes you feel uncomfortable.

5. Things should be reported to CEOP or the police online if necessary.

You can watch these videos for more top tips and take a look at the CEOP website and the thinkuknow site.


Reading Target Sheets

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Maths Resources

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Spelling Help

Spelling at Shapinsay School

At Shapinsay School we use the Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar schemes. Jolly Phonics is taught in P1, and then Jolly Grammar from P2 onwards.

Jolly Phonics

Jolly Grammar

Below are some useful websites to help with practising spellings - just use the links below (sort by free games and by spelling list)

Spelling Games for Jolly Grammar 1 (generally P2)

Spelling Games for Jolly Grammar 2 (generally P3)

Spelling Games for Jolly Grammar 3 (generally P4)

Spelling Games for Jolly Grammar 4 (generally P5)

Spelling Games for Jolly Grammar 5 (generally P6)


-May 2021+


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