Useful Websites for Parents
The Direct.gov.uk and Department for Education websites have several useful sections to help parents:
Other useful sites:
Bracknell Forest website gives lots of information about admissions to primary and secondary schools.
The Family Information Service (FIS) provides a free and impartial information and signposting service. This information relates to childcare and other services that support parents and carers of children and young people up to the age of 20 (25 with additional needs). We also work with organisations and professionals who support families.
This site gives lots of information about the local council including school-related details.
Edgbarrow Secondary School in Crowthorne.
RPF provide guitar lessons at the school for some of our children.
Rhos-y-gwaliau Outdoor Education Centre (RYG OEC) - Currently under maintenance
Year 6 stay at RYG for a week and participate in outdoor and adventurous activities such as mountain walking, gorge walking, climbing, beach scrambling and mine exploration.
Year 4 stay at Ufton Court for 2 nights and participate in environmental science, team building and other activities.
Websites to Support Learning
Oxford Owl is a free website to help you with your child’s reading. To help you both along the way, you’ll find age-specific reading tips, book recommendations, and lots of fun ideas to really bring your child’s reading to life. It includes over 100 free eBooks and activities with your child’s favourite characters like Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy, the Project X team and Winnie the Witch. And every happy reader deserves a reward. So we’ve got a special Kids’ barn area that’s jam-packed with games and fun activities to make reading more fun than ever before. Enjoy!
BBC Bitesize offers online learning, support and advice. It has an extensive catalogue of videos for all ages and subjects. They have recently provided daily lessons for homeschooling.
Find engaging and curriculum-led teaching ideas and accompanying resource sheets aligned with the National Curriculum and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.
Maths problems for all ages - really fun problems and puzzles to solve at all different ages and abilities.
Read, Write Inc. YouTube channel.
There is loads of information for children of all ages, with footage from Mars and the International Space Station to interviews with astronauts alongside all the latest news about the most recent space launches and developments. What’s even better is the large variety of games and craft activities younger children get to choose from.
The Edmodo network enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication with students, colleagues, and parents. We use this platform to provide our home learning.
Purple Mash is an award-winning cross-curricular website for nursery and primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. All children at the school have their own log in details.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. The children can log in and practise their times tables using a variety of games.
The Spelling Shed - proudly powered by EdShed - is a spelling platform designed by a team of teachers. It is built with students, teachers and parents in mind and aims to make spelling fun for students as well as simple for adults to manage.
Bug Club is a finely levelled reading scheme, which ensures that all children can find books at exactly the right level for them.