Below are a list of resources parents and carers may find useful during the school closure:
BBC Daily Bitesize Lessons
Oak National Academy Lessons
London Grid for Learning
Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) will be holding 30 minute PE lessons from Monday – Friday at 9am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME
Daily Phonics lessons for Reception and Year 1:
New lessons are uploaded every day at the following times:
10am – Reception – for children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘fish’, ‘chat’ and ‘rain’.
10:30am – Year 1 – for children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘stamp’, ‘chair and ‘green’.
11am – Learning to Blend (for children in both Years who need more practise and support)
Free printable worksheets and educational activities, arranged by year or subject
3P Learning provides learning resources for schools and families, with topics such as mathematics, spelling, literacy, and science
Tools and resources for teaching history including interactive simulations, quizzes, and games. A one-month free trial is available on request due to school closures.
Active Learn (includes Bug Club)
A great resource for craft ideas and templates to develop creativity at home
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi-disciplinary activities.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Children’s University of Manchester
Excellent interactive resource in which your child can browse a number of different science topics which have a quiz at the end of each unit.
Science awards you can complete from home.
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
All their online resources freely available for the time being
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.
Mindfulness in Schools Project
Free Paws b or .b lesson on mindfulness
For the next few weeks, Mindful Schools will be offering free mindfulness classes for kids! With different mindful activities, mindful movement, read-alouds
Free science lessons
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for primary age
Free weekly readings by Julia Donaldson and book-related activities
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
U.S. site but good for UK Primary age.
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
Free downloadable home learning resource packs:
Early Years Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/content/39880
Key Stage 1 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/content/39881
Lower Key Stage 2 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/content/39882
Upper Key Stage 2 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/content/39883
Creative computer programming
Engaging and challenging maths and literacy games that children can use to enhance their learning at home
Teach Your Monster to Read
All sorts of engaging educational videos
The Artful Parent
Free art activities
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of fun educational videos
All kinds of making.
Educational online games
Virtual tours of some of the world’s best museums