Highland digital learning HOPS into 2022 with new content

Highland’s Online Primary School (HOPS) has launched for P4-P7 pupils to enhance children’s learning through a weekly timetable of daily lessons with engaging content. The resource is available on the already established Highland Schools Digital Hub.

Education Chair, Cllr John Finlayson said: “The extensive digital learning estate available across Highland for staff, pupils, parents and carers is an effective way to empower and develop digital opportunities across Highland schools. Our school estate is unique in Highland as we have 203 schools of different sizes across both rural and urban areas. Therefore, our digital learning estate must be flexible and resilient to meet the needs of each school’s local circumstances across the region. This is also important as Covid-19 continues to be present in our schools. As cases rise, the need for a dynamic and resilient digital learning estate is essential to support pupils and staff whether they are learning at home or in school.”

The daily lessons will provide P4 to P7 pupils with a full choice of curricular activities. HOPS has been created to support pupils self-isolating at home, whilst complimenting any work set by schools.

The lessons are designed to encourage independent learning and can be used in a variety of contexts, such as:

  • Pupils self-isolating, 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 is targeted at Level 1 and Level 2 Curriculum for Excellence, however there are many resources and tools available for younger and older age groups. These are available on the Highland Schools Digital Hub including Google Classroom, eSgoil, SCHOLAR, and more.

Gaelic learners also have access to a wide range of resources to support learning from S1 to Advanced Higher.

11 Jan 2022