Other Useful Websites
Below are to documents containing links to various websites that MAY be useful for Home Learning. These have been recommended to us but we cannot take responsibility for their content or suitability. We would advise parents to look carefully at these sites before using with their child.
ICT Games for English and Maths:
BBC - Bitesizeprimary:
Oxford Owl for Home
Homework Help – for fractions, decimals, percentages and word problems
Learning and Exploring Through Play
Huge bank of activity ideas - arts, crafts, printables, sensory play.
The BBC ChatGuide website provides a range of resources aimed at children, teenagers, parents and teachers.
CBBC – Stay Safe
CBBC’s Stay Safe website invites children to join Dongle the rabbit in learning how to stay safe on the web. The site features a cartoon and quiz, along with a screensaver and wallpaper giving tips on safe surfing. Visitors to the site can also print out Dongle’s factsheet reinforcing the SMART rules, which have been adapted to give advice on mobile phone use also.
The site links to the BBC ChatGuide website and to several of the organisations providing advice and support to young people, such as Think U Know, Kidsmart and NCH.
CEOP’s Thinkuknow Cybercafé - for Key Stage 2 pupils
The Thinkuknow Cybercafé for Key Stage 2 pupils has been developed by CEOP, together with Becta and the Internet Proficiency Group. It aims to develop a set of safe and discriminating behaviours for pupils to adopt when using the internet and other technologies.
CEOP's Hector’s WorldTM - For Foundation and Key Stage 1 pupils
Hector Protector® – a bottlenose dolphin – and his underwater friends aim to help children aged 3–10 stay safe in cyberspace in Hector’s World. This resource comes from NetSafe® – the cyber safety education programme of New Zealand’s Internet Safety Group – but the general safety messages still hold for a UK audience.
Animated episodes help children learn about online safety.
Surf Swell Island: Adventures in internet safety
Disney Online’s Surf Swell Island site is a quiz-driven adventure game. Internet safety materials are presented in a series of three games, each featuring a classic Disney character and focusing on an area of concern: privacy, viruses or netiquette. Each game is followed by a mini-quiz reinforcing what was presented in the game.
Online Support for Parents
Childline - Bullying
Bullying Online is an online help and advice service combating all forms of bullying. Sections for pupils, parents and schools cover the subject of cyberbullying, with advice on topics including:
• how to stay safe on the internet
• mobile phone bullying and happy slapping
• dangerous websites
• abusive websites.
Bullying Online also provides an email service for pupils in need of further help and advice.
Police and Ambulance Services fun website:
For the latest education news from Department of Education, Northern Ireland:
Finding out about the new Pupil Profile: