Digital Learning

Below, you will find direct access to a huge bank of resources which will be of interest to

PUPILS, STAFF and PARENTS/CARERS alike.

It has been divided into different categories as below, based on Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) levels (Please note that these levels and ages are only guidance and you may find suitable resources in other sections too).

The Google Classroom code for HOPS is 2dtuojs


Please use this Classroom to access all resources along with the timetable on Padlet.

You will need to use your Highland Google account.

Welcome to Highland's Online Primary School for P4 - 7 (HOPS). Our 'Pop-up' Primary School.

We have set out in the guidance* below the support that is already in place for GME, Early Years, BGE and Senior Phase.

Pupils, Parents & Carers:

Our online timetable is to assist pupils at home who are at home and is not intended to replace any online learning work that is set by schools. HOPS should help parents when pupils need additional work and tasks set on HOPS are ones that are designed to be used independently, taking pressure of parents and carers supervising home learning.


HOPS is intended to support teachers who may be unable to set work due to absence themselves and can also be used by teachers to supplement their own online delivery, whilst supporting the wellbeing of all. The school still retains responsibility for the main delivery of the curriculum, wellbeing checks and also registration.

For pupils who have just started isolating, use week 1 as each week builds on the next in this 4 week block. The daily structure is there to help, but you don't have to complete it all! Use what you need and dip into the lessons. Every day has a theme associated with skills that we need, to be successful learners. These skills are from Blooms Taxonomy and help support the development of independent learning.


The padlet (virtual timetable) below is also available on the Google Classroom. So please can......

Pupils join the Google Classroom to access all resources and you can also ask any questions here. You will need to use your Chromebook and login with your school Google account here or join using the class code 2dtuojs

Teachers; please feel to use the resource in your own classroom.. All videos are pre-recorded so they can be used at anytime. You are also welcome to join the classroom too.

Mrs Mackie & Mr Quigley

Digital Education & Learning Team

*Guidance for the use of HOPS supplementary learning resource:

Online Learning for Pupils & Young People, Educators & Teachers, Families & Communities and the LAUNCH of


Highland’s Online Primary School


Our online weekly timetable is to assist pupils at home who are self- isolating and is not intended to replace any online learning work that is set by schools. HOPS should help parents when pupils need additional work and tasks set on HOPS are ones that are designed to be used independently, taking pressure of parents and carers supervising home learning.


HOPS is intended to support teachers who may be unable to set work due to absence themselves and can also be used by teachers to supplement their own online delivery, whilst supporting the wellbeing of all. The school still retains responsibility for the main delivery of the curriculum, wellbeing checks and also registration.

A timetable of daily lessons with pre-recorded video content whas been uploaded to the Highland Schools Digital Hub. The daily lessons provide P4 - P7 pupils with a full choice of curricular activities. HOPS has been created to support pupils at home, whilst complimenting any work the schools sets. The lessons are designed to encourage independent learning and can be used in a variety of contexts:

  • Pupils at home, providing support to parents at home, along with resources available on the Highland Digital Schools Hub

  • Teachers can use these resources in class too

  • If any class moved to online learning, HOPS can be used to support primary curriculum delivery if the teacher is also unavailable.

HOPS, our online school is targeted at Level 1 and Level 2 CfE (Primary 4 - Primary 7).

The Early Years team has an extensive bank of resources to support children and families (Early Years to Primary 3). Please visit ‘Bumps to Bairns’ which can be accessed directly on the internet or through the Digital Schools Hub.

Many Secondary Schools will be providing study materials for pupils self isolating, however additional resources are available on the Live Learning Wall and also eSgoil, the Scottish eLearning Resource will provide daily study sessions from Monday 10th January 2022. (The live learning wall is at the bottom of this webpage).

Senior Phase pupils will also have access to their Class Teacher’s Google Classroom, however additional study support can be accessed through weekly e-Sgoil resources. The Highland Council provide every secondary pupil with access to SCHOLAR. Scholar offers 39 online courses for Scottish schools and colleges aligned to the SQA curriculum at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level. Please contact your secondary school for details if you do not have access to the required subjects.

For Gaelic Learner resources, please use the Padlet where you will find a wide range of resources to support your learning here for S1 to Advanced Higher created by Gaelic gu leor.

For Gaelic Medium resources, national resource agency Storlann provides Early Years support, here and further resources here.


How do I access HOPS ?

Every learner and teacher who would like to use this resource should join the Google Classroom associated with HOPS. (Code 2dtuoj). You will need to use your Highland Google account to do this.


What does the timetable consist of and how do I use it?

There are 4 weeks in the first block, with a structured daily timetable. Not every activity needs to be completed, so the learner can choose but there are themes throughout the week so do look at Monday as a starting point.


A pupil does not need to complete all the activities in one day or week, however a daily structure has been put in place to support consistency at home and encourage a routine.


Is there any time scheduled for a face to face online meeting?

Your child’s school still retains the registration and wellbeing check ins whilst pupils are at home. Any work that is completed could be shared with the class upon the pupils return and teachers are encouraged to join the Google Classroom, so that they are aware of any content that is covered. There is no marking required of the work as the tasks set are there to support independent, skill based learning.


How are the lessons delivered?

A ‘flipped learning’ approach has been taken, which is an effective way of delivering and supporting learning online. Pre-recorded tasks with instructions are available linked to the timetable (a Padlet) and pupils should access learning through the Google Classroom .


Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/NDQzNTAxNDM4MzEw?cjc=2dtuojs


ALL primary pupils and staff can join this classroom. (The only ‘teachers’ who will be added as teachers are those in the Central Team who are delivering content). We may host some live sessions and will use a Google Meet link for our online classroom: https://meet.google.com/gfi-yqmz-ynx


Who is delivering the lessons and quality assuring the content?


Central Officers (previous Head Teachers) are responsible for collating the resources and pre-recording any ‘live’ content. The Officers are also utilising national resources to provide the full curricular range of subject choices.


For any other queries, please contact


Tania Mackie, Senior Lead Manager, Digital Learning & Service Transformation

Robert Quigley, Digital Learning & Service transformation Officer


The Digital Education & Learning Team




Guidance for online learning support in Highland

For Pupils & Young People: You have access to the Highland Digital Schools Hub, which helps you if you are stuck with using a digital device or app. There are lots of videos here to watch and there are also resources to help with your learning: Please save the website as a favourite, so you can find it: https://sites.google.com/millburnacademy.org.uk/highlanddigitalschoolshub/home


You should be part of a Google Classroom or online learning space, so please make sure you have access and check with your teacher if you do not. If you have any issues with your Chromebook, please report it to your teacher first, who can then contact the Break Fix Service and report a Chromebook for repair.


Families and Communities: The Highland Digital Schools Hub is a place where you can find out more about learning resources available to you and your child(ren). There are activities & lessons for early years pupils, right through to senior stage - where there are links to study sessions online. There are also pages to support online safety and access to digital tools. The most up to date Online Safety Resources are collated here. A Live Learning wall provides lots of scope for independent learning.


Read & Write is a literacy toolbox that is available to every pupil in Highland, even at home. It will help read out text and has supportive features to access learning. Find out more here. A video is provided to further support learning using additional digital tools and can be viewed here.


Educators & Teachers have access to Schools Hub, SharePoint; in particular the ICTiLearning Folder where policies & guidance can be accessed. Please remember you can access O365 online on any device if you use the Microsoft Authenticator app. Please use these instructions.


The Digital Toolkit can be found within Schools Hub or as a Google Site and has every key link that you need to support teaching and learning online.


The remote learning policy for Educators can be found here and the Parents & Carers Remote Learning Policy is here. (Please remember to make your own copy of Google Documents if you are adding school logos etc!)


Gaelic Medium and Gaelic Education


For Gaelic Learner resources, please use the Padlet where you will find a wide range of resources to support your learning here for S1 to Advanced Higher created by Gaelic gu leor.

For Gaelic Medium resources, national resource agency Storlann provides Early Years support, here and further resources here.




Week 4 for Primary 4 - 7 HOPS

Week 3 for Primary 4 - 7 HOPS

Week 2 for Primary 4 - 7 HOPS

Week 1 for Primary 4 - 7 ~ HOPS

Quick Access Links for Parents helping Children to Learn at Home

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Resources for other Curricular Areas can be found using the following links...

Bumps to Bairns

Is a website full of early years information and resources.

Playing and talking together, having fun, a listening ear and loving kindness – that’s all our young children need from us to learn and develop right now. This website has lots of ideas for play and learning, or for if you have concerns about a child’s development too.

These pages are created by people living and working in the Highlands of Scotland, but everyone is welcome to use them. You can find out more about us using the About menu

Play ideas - If you are looking for ideas how to help young children learn at home through play, scroll down! Or search using the tags.

Help with children’s development - If you are looking for more general information about early child development and how to support this, then please use the menus on the website.

Highland School's Live Learning Wall


Please see below for some learning ideas that you can complete at home. Please remember to scroll ALONG and DOWN to see the full range of resources. You can hover the mouse on each column and scroll to access each tile and expand the screen by clicking on the top right hand corner of the noticeboard (Padlet).


Oak National Academy provides free video lessons, slides and worksheets to support teachers and pupils to keep learning.

While parents and carers may find the lessons and resources a useful part of supporting their child’s learning, they should follow the advice of their child’s school.

Where appropriate parents may want to use Oak's resources to help their children recap, revise or catch up on learning from their school.

Each lesson takes around an hour for a pupil to complete. There is a pre-recorded video from a teacher, with slides, as well as quizzes, worksheets and creative activities.

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e-Sgoil publish a weekly timetable intended to support all learners isolating at home. The e-learning school also offer support for young people studying SQA subjects.

All learners in Scotland have access to additional support through the West OS tile via Glow. Additional support can also be accessed through National e-Learning Offer materials search tool.

If you are struggling to access the registration form, please ensure you are logged into Glow via RM Unify.


The BBC also have both live lessons and learning resources which young people can access for all ages: