Please find resources below for support and self-study for students and families who are currently staying at home;
Daily Lessons on YouTube and Facebook.
Learning to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics during School Closure (Sign up on Facebook or YouTube.)
- Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9:30am and repeated at 12:30pm.
- Set 2 Speed Sounds10:00am and repeated at 1pm
- Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10:30am and repeated at 1:30pm
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Artistic exploration website
Learn new languages online
Online sci-fi books
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.
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).
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Play DnD and other RPGs with friends online or make new friends and learn how to play. It’s free for basic serivce (which is likely all you will need)
There’s a link to themes and collections in the drop down menu, and virtual gallery tours to check out.
Audiobooks. Like Audible, but FREE! Basically if you aren’t aware, Project Gutenberg stores all books which are outside copyright (and therefore free to read https://www.gutenberg.org/)
Librivox is where people have taken these books and then narrated them.
Free online puzzles
You can help make a difference and keep boredom at bay right here –
Complete online free music concerts
Online theatre productions
Online plays and theatrical performances
free website for learning languages which can be very useful if you’re looking to learn a new language. Also comes in a phone app which is very good
Free colouring books to download and print
Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
Telephone befriending service for the elderly
Online cognitive behavioural therapy site
Children and adolescent mental health support resource
Meditation/ relaxation and sleep resources
Self help resources for mental health issues
Online resource for all mental health issues, including bereavement
Online resource for skills building