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Get Coding with Code for Life:

Rapid Router is great fun -

It’s so easy to start playing – and learning!

1. Register as an Independent Student here.

2. Download the Home Learning resources here.


Barefoot Computing

Unplugged activities to do with your family, mini missions and interactive online games.


Virtual Trip

Take a Virtual Trip of the world's most famous landmarks!

Which do you think is the most amazing and why?

Have you been to any of these places or would you like to go?


Google Arts and Culture

Take a Virtual Tour of an art gallery or arrange Van Gogh's paintings by date or colour.  Find some amazing art and learn about it using Augmented Reality! Zoom in till you see the brush strokes of a famous work of art or find out which artwork looks like you. So many things to explore!


Explore the Arts: Brilliant ideas, information and some games & actvities Lots of good info and ideas e.g. Comic Strip Maker. An old website so some things no longer working


Get Musical:

Isle of Tune: (Enable Flash in browser)

Incredibox Make amazing tunes with simple loops


Be an Internet Legend:

Learn to be safe online while playing fun games.


Hour of Code

Lots of great tutorials, mostly free and without download or registration.


Project Ideas:

Don't try all of these ideas. Instead choose one and spend some quality learning time to produce something interesting and creative - perhaps 2 or 3 half hour sessions a week. Save your finished work on Purple Mash (if you save in the class folder other class members will be able to see and play your work as well as your teachers). Next week try something different. This page will be updated with more ideas and links so check back from time to time.


  • Collect data - ask a question and collect the information in a tally chart. Use Purple Mash 2Count or 2Graph. What is the most popular animal or favourite crisp flavour in your family? Phone your relatives and grandparents too and include them.


  • Interview! Write down some questions and phone a relative to interview them. Record their answers and make a newspaper report using Purple Mash 2Publish.


  • Use online encyclopedia to research a topic. Make a Purple Mash 2Quiz and test your family - who will get the most answers correct?


  • Learn to code using Purple Mash 2Code - each lesson has video tutorials for each of the 3 or 4 steps: start with number 1 and work through. Chimp: Years 1-2, Gibbon: Years 3-4, Gorilla: Years 5-6. 


  • Animation: Use these links to inspire you. Tell a story or make a dancing pattern. Use Purple Mash 2Animate or a camera, phone and/or tablet and get creative. When you are finished put the pictures together with sound effects and maybe some music.


I have published a video tutorial to help and inspire you to do animation.


  • Get Into Film with these resources:


You could also use Purple Mash 2Publish to design a film poster or write a review of any movies you have seen. Perhaps even design a questionaire to collect opinions about the movie and put them in 2Count or 2Graph.