Braunstone Frith Primary School

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 E-Learning

This page contains several websites that offer resources, instructional videos and practical exercises that let you study and learn at your own pace at home (or anywhere else). 

The subjects covered by the resources include things you learn at school but also lots of other exciting and fascinating content. 

 

Khan Academy

"Khan Academy is a nonprofit with a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere."

They offer exercises, videos and personalized learning paths with technology that identifies your strengths and learning gaps. Their subjects range from math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

All the videos can be watched without signing up but if you do register you will be able to track your progress, earn points and get valuable feedback.

 

 

Code.org

Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities.

Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world.

Here at Braunstone Frith we believe Code.org provides a fun and engaging way to continue learning coding and computing at home. Click here (and scroll down) to look at the curriculum overview on Code.org to see which course may be right for you. Otherwise you can just explore the site. If you sign up you can track your progress.

Codeacademy

Codeacademy is a website where you can learn to code interactively for free. They offer introductions to many different languages, like HTML, CSS, Javascript and many more.

At Braunstone Frith we introduce HTML in Year 4 so while anyone can learn on Codeacademy it may benefit older children more, especially with supervision.

Rather than learning to code for the sake of it, a good way to get into learning a coding language is to pick a project or challenge that seems exciting or interesting and then learn what you need to achieve it. Click here for some recommendations.

 

Typing Practice

Learning to type quickly is a great skill for anyone to have. It lets you express your thoughts without losing attention and typing quickly can only help you later in education as well being essential for a lot of jobs.

Keyhero is a website that can help you improve your typing. The game keeps track of all your performances (WPM and accuracy) and helps you understand where you make mistakes.

Typing.com has games, trackable progress and tests as well, or you can simply search for 'typing' and find a site that suits you.

Just make sure you keep your fingers in the right place and learn good habits.

 


Check back often for more resources and tools!

Please note it is advised, when signing up a child for an account, not to use personal information.

Using a disposable email is also recommended if you do not want to use your own.