Whitegrove Primary

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Useful links for children

These websites are used during our learning in school. They are all external links so we hope that they will be reliable. Please make sure that parental settings are in place and, while we don’t think any of these sites require in-app purchases, it’s good practice to make sure you have measures in place to prevent these.

Most of these sites do not require you to log-in (or a school log-in has already been created). For other sites, if your parents choose to create an account for you, please:

  • stay anonymous (use an unidentifiable user name)
  • make passwords secure (mix of capitals and lowercase, numbers, special characters eg @!)
  • do not use your photo as a profile picture
  • make a careful note of your log-in details.

Before we start - remember the SMART rules to help you stay safe online

Childnet's SMART Rules for Online Safety are a key part of our school "Charter for Responsible Computer Use" and we regularly remind you in school to be SMART when you go online and... the SMART rules apply at home too! Click the image below to open a PDF of our Charter in a new window and read the SMART rules.

It's important that you keep your information private and safe when you go online. See this video from Lego - Captain Safety has some great tips.

Whole School

Log-in required

For these sites, your child will need their log-in details (user name and password) and our school code/centre ID. Please log-in to the Whitegrove Parents'Only secure area of our website and see the Websites We Use link.

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk - Abacus (maths) and Bug Club (online reading scheme)

my.risingstars-uk.com - online reading scheme


TIMES TABLES PRACTICE play.ttrockstars.com

https://learn.nessy.com/account/login#/accountLogin (those children with a log-in will know the "secret word")

No log-in required

TYPING PRACTICE https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z3c6tfr

Dance Mat Typing - Please make sure your child is using all of their fingers - listen to Garry Goat and put their pointy fingers on the bumps on *f* and *j* and spread their other fingers out onto *asd* and *kl;*"... elbows by their sides, back straight, feet on the floor. Remember to check that CAPS LOCK is OFF!

CODING https://scratch.mit.edu/ 

You do not need to sign up for an account as there’s the option under the File Menu to “Save to your computer” and then “Load from your computer”. Requires Chrome, Godzilla or Microsoft Edge browsers (does not work in Internet Explorer, Vivaldi, Opera or Silk)

Turtle Academy

Year 4s loved this in Computing lessons! You do not need to log in to be able to move the turtle around the screen to draw patterns and shapes but, if you log in using your usual Whitegrove details, you'll be able to save your work.

GAMES https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Default.aspx - choose by subject and key stage

HOME LEARNING HELP http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ - all subjects for all key stages - is especially helpful for Maths

Popular with EYFS

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games - CBeebies - games

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes - CBeebies - make and colour 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles - CBeebies - puzzles and quizes 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch - CBeebies - watch and sing 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - Phonics

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06kbsbz - Nursery songs and rhymes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p007g5y4 - School radio 

Popular with KS1

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html - Phonics

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html - Maths (some sites are PC and mobile compatible)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p - BBC Bitesize for KS1 - all subjects

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p007g5y4 - School radio

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_141_g_1_t_3.html?open=activities - for Y2: Help the ladybird through the maze (requires Java to run)

http://members.learningplanet.com/act/runawayrobot/free.asp - for Y2: use the buttons to program the robot and guide it through the training area 

Popular with Lower KS2 (Years 3 & 4)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround - BBC Newsround

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn - BBC Bitesize for KS2 - all subjects

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/ - maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - maths games

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p007g5y4 - School radio

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/primary/skarabrae/flash/index.shtml - Y3 History - Stone Age (an archived page so no longer fully supported - to read the evidence, click "read transcript" - the games still work)

http://isleoftune.com/ - music-making game - Y4 - Isle of Tune

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ - Animals, Science, Geography, History - games, quizzes, book reviews and more 

Theban Mapping Project - explore the The Valley Of The Kings and the tombs of the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt in the West Bank of the River Nile. Year 4 are learning about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, now also known by its codename of KV62. Can you find it on the map?

Popular with Upper KS2 (Years 5 & 6)

https://www.sudokukingdom.com/very-easy-sudoku.php - Sudoku

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround  - BBC Newsround

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn - BBC Bitesize for KS2 - all subjects

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - maths games

http://happysoft.org.uk/countdown/numgame.php - Countdown’s numbers game

https://pixlr.com/editor/ - image editing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/viking_quest/index_embed.shtml Y5 History - Viking quest

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ - Animals, Science, Geography, History - games, quizzes, book reviews and more 

Recaps from Y4

http://isleoftune.com/ - music-making game

https://www.html.am/html-tutorial/ - making webpages

http://code-it.co.uk/year5/htmlcodesheet2 - html coding

http://www.goodellgroup.com/tutorial/chapter1.html - html coding