Learning Zone

This is a page to enable parents/carers and children to work and play together. There are links to educational and fun websites as well as suggestions from class teachers to supplement or reinforce work done in School.


For Education in General:


Espresso is an excellent site which has news, videos and interactive activities on a range of subjects at Foundation Level and at Key Stages 1 & 2.
To access this at home follow the link…

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In username, enter: student11418
In password, enter: portfieldschool







Walker Books

There are interactive games, activities and ideas to suit all age groups and abilities, through popular characters such as Maisy, Judy Moody and Alex Rider.
Games can be played on the computer or activities can be downloaded and printed out.






Words for life



This is a site run by the National Literacy Trust to develop literacy by providing tips and information as well as lots of fun activities to do with your child to help develop communication skills.







This is a free lending library for people with visual impairment.




Information for Individual Classes




Useful activities to do with your child include practicing pencil control, colouring winter pictures, writing their name, identifying colours around the home or in the environment, identifying animals and animal sounds, doing jigsaws and reading books together.
Interactive games can be found at Poisson Rouge. Although it is a French site so some of the songs are in French, it is mainly a visual experience and well worth exploring.

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A lot of fun activities can be found here at CBeebies





The topic for this term is ‘Colour’.
Pupils could make a collage of colours from around the environment e.g. brown/green from leaves/flowers etc.
On-line childrens resources include:


Poisson Rouge



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Purple Mash






Literacy activities:
espresso logoEspresso will take you to the home log-in page where you will need to enter the details Username ‘student11418’, password ‘portfieldschool’ all lowercase, from where you can access modules, activities and big books!






The topic for this term is ‘Can you hear it?’
Suggested websites for activity ideas:
bbc bitesize


BBC Education (Bitesize)








Woodlands Junior School










Useful websites are:


Mathmathspheresphere – Good for worksheets and simple interactive activities.







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Counton – Lots of maths games, including a particular favourite, ‘Who wants to be a Mathonaire?’ with Chris Tangent!



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Skillstrainer – Timed online tests to practice basic arithmetic skills.




nrichNRICHspiral_2011 maths – Produced by Cambridge University. Lots of challenges for mathematicians. Levels 1 and 2 are the most suitable so choose ‘Primary’ from the tabs at the top and then ‘Games and Interactives’ or ‘Be a Mathematician’ from the choices on the right hand side.








Crickweb – Lots of fun activities to try.






Woodlands – Lots of fun things such as football maths!






Top Marks – Choose ‘Learning Games’ or search the site





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L6 enjoy using ideas from Activity Village.
Click the link for fun craft ideas!






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One of our major topics is The ‘Rainforest’. There are lots of activities and video clips on Espresso for pupils to explore and complete. Espresso will take you to the home log-in page where you will need to enter the details Username ‘student11418‘, password ‘portfieldschool






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All pupils know their individual log in details, so can access the Reading Eggs resource here





For games to reinforce work on money….



Check out The ‘Topmarks’ site here



….and for activities to develop mathematical thinking and vocabulary:



For activities to develop mathematical thinking and vocabulary
visit Topmarks Interactive





Mathematics – when our term focus is measures, the following website has lots of good measuring activities:

BBC Weights & Measures


General maths activities:

bbc learning logoCheck out the ‘Wales section’ of BBC Maths Learning










Pupils who have a password can access their Reading Eggs site by logging on at:
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Reading Eggs
For those who don’t use Reading Eggs, touch typing skills can be practiced at:





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BBC Dancemat Typing







Literacy and ICT:
Fun Songs!
For fun interactive songs and videos click here!!!!





Interactive storybooks
Various maths activities

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BBC Bitesize Maths





•Sixth Form 1


Please read and discuss articles on First News website:




For maths games:

bbc bitesaize maths



BBC Bitesize Maths








To have fun, learning to touch type:
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BBC Dancemat Typing







•Sixth Form 2

For maths and literacy activities:
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Literacy –





Please read and discuss articles on the First News website







• Y Porth


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Sumdog (Log in details at back of home school book)









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Reading Eggs (Log in details at back of home school book)












Rainforest Alliance (Interesting games and activities linked to class topic)









National Geographic (Interesting information linked to class topic)







General Links 🙂










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‘Kiddle’ Safe Search Engine













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Fun Educational Maths Games






BBC Bitesize

Maths Zone

Reading Eggs

Purple Mash


Rapid Read

Kideos (Videos for Children)

Funny Interactive Videos! 😀


More links coming soon……