Updated on 16.9.2021

At Ysgol Craig y Don we use a variety of online learning platforms, websites and apps. Google Classroom is the main channel of communication used across the year groups and if a ‘Blended Learning’ approach is required at any point during the academic year, Google Classroom is the first place to look for information from your child’s class teacher. The teachers will share daily messages in addition to learning activities (online and offline) and links to helpful videos/websites. If you are able to, we recommend downloading the free Google Classroom app on a smartphone/tablet device. You will only need to sign in once and you will be notified when there is an update from a teacher on the class page.

Further information regarding the platforms that we use as a school is available in the ‘Additional Information’ section. Step-by-step instructions and videos can be found in the ‘How-to guides’ section. If you require further assistance or if you need to borrow a school device during a Blended Learning period, please contact the office –  and we will try our best to help. 

In addition to exploring the sections mentioned above, we encourage all Parents/Carers to make themselves familiar with the Online Safety area on this page. Here you will find several helpful websites full of advice and information to support your child/ren’s safety and wellbeing online.


How-To Guides

Google Classroom – How to sign in/join your classroom page at home

Google Classroom – Completing tasks online and sending them to your teacher

Google Classroom – How to edit pdfs in google Classroom

How to use a games console to access Google Classroom and other platforms

Purple Mash – Updates and Top Tips

Purple Mash – 2Email

Purple Mash – 2Dos

Mangahigh – How to support your child at home

TTRockstars – A guide for parents and carers

Hwb – How to install Office 365

Hwb – How to access Minecraft: Education Edition


Additional Information

Online Learning Platforms, Websites and Apps

Meithrin/Nursery Home Learning

Helpful Websites, Videos and Online/Offline Resources

Helpful Websites, Videos and Resources


Blended Learning Letters Previously Shared with Parents/Carers

Please follow the links below –

Infants – Blended Learning

Juniors – Blended Learning


Online Safety