Scotland Learns

Here you will find a range of ideas and suggestions of activities to help parents, carers and practitioners support learning at home. The activities are aimed at a variety of ages. The year groups next to the activities are a general guide only. Our newsletters for parents and carers and for practitioners also have additional ideas, hints and tips, and links to other useful resources.

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PUBLISHED: 26th August 2020 Close reading non-fiction – third and fourth level

Young people will develop skills in analysing features of non-fiction text.

PUBLISHED: 1st June 2020 Identify personal skills – third and fourth level

Find some ideas to support you to design an activity to help young people identify their personal skills which you can use or adapt for learners in your class while they are working remotely.

PUBLISHED: 6th May 2020 The global effect of the pandemic - secondary

Watch a current affairs programme or recent documentary and discuss the key points.

PUBLISHED: 6th May 2020 Reaching out to others - secondary

Write a letter to someone you know, telling them how you are feeling and your experience of being at home and not in school.

PUBLISHED: 6th May 2020 How are people feeling? - secondary

In this activity you are a reporter for an online news source, researching young people’s experiences in different countries.

PUBLISHED: 14th May 2020 Exploring opinions - secondary

This learning activity aims to help you support your child to understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction texts.

PUBLISHED: 14th May 2020 Fiction - secondary

This learning activity aims to help you support your child to understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction texts.

PUBLISHED: 15th May 2020 Exploring opinions - secondary

This is the first task which will help you to develop the your skills in recognising and understanding the differences between fiction and non-fiction texts.

PUBLISHED: 15th May 2020 Non-fiction - secondary

This is the second task which will help you to develop the your skills in recognising and understanding the differences between fiction and non-fiction texts.

PUBLISHED: 21st May 2020 Completing a short story - secondary

Using the context of positivity, these learning activities are suggested to support your child to improve their creative and personal writing skills and ability to read and review text.