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Websites packed full of learning ideas

Scouts – indoor activities


70+ worksheets for all ages


David Walliams story time – 11am daily


Joe Wicks PE sessions 9am  - you tube


Scholastic home learning


Explore learning



Edinburgh Zoo – live cameras – link to pandas but there are other live cameras


Cambridge home learning packs


Minecraft home schooling


On facebook there is a pages called - FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS – lots of ideas on here and links to different science actives the children can watch


Classroom Secrets Kids website - Platform for learning grammar, punctuation, spelling, maths, reading history (years 1-6).


Emile website - Online program for 4-12 year olds that covers the UK national primary curriculum for numeracy and SPaG with some phonics thrown in (free access currently).


Pobble 365 website - ‘One picture. One teaching resource. Every day.’


Robin Hood MAT website - Lots of learning projects for parents and schools (EYFS, KS1, Y3/4, Y5/6). Be sure to read the project overview guides first.


Teacher’s pet website - Provides thousands of resources for KS1 and KS2.


30 ways to get creative on the GrowEatGift website.

Computer science

iCompute website - Supporting schools with comprehensive computing curricula for pupils aged 3-11 (free access currently).

Physical education

Jump Start Jonny website - Weekly workouts and activities (a paid site with access to some free activities).


Oxford Owl website - Free maths games and activities for ages 3-11 (requires sign up for an account).


NRich website - Primary maths activities and games.


Mathsticks website - An online platform for maths games.


Numbots website - Games that focus on addition and subtraction.


White Rose Maths website - Provides maths lessons for Years 1-8.


Oxford Owl website - Free e-books for ages 3-11 (requires account signup).


Home Learning Pack #1 Nature and Animals on the Reading Realm website.


Teach your monster to read website - An award-winning game that makes learning to read fun.


Rethinking Education website - Practical ideas for parents to do with their children. Linked to the National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6.


That Science Lady website - Lots of resources, including home discussion questions, enquiry questions and careers information.


GrowEatGift website - 30 ways to go wild with science.

General websites

BBC Bitesize on BBC website - Provides interactive activities mapped against the national curricula for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Covers Early Years, Primary, Secondary and 16+

BrainPOP website - Free resources on a range of subjects, both traditional school-based subjects and topical subjects.

Children’s University of Manchester website - A suite of activities and resources covering History, Languages, Science, Art and Design, and student life.

Discovery education (US-based) website - Videos, activities, printable resources on a wide range of topics. (some free content available).

Kahoot website - A free platform where you can create quizzes, or use quizzes made by others. Children can play individually or in teams. Requires two screens. (currently offering premium service to schools for free).

Kahoot distance learning website - A handy guide to distance learning (PDF).

Khan academy website - A vast library of online learning courses. Running daily schedules for students aged 4-18 during school closures. 

Learning by questions website - A wide-ranging resource covering English, Maths, Science at primary and secondary. Designed to be an in-class teaching and learning tool but can be used to deliver question sets to pupils at home.

MemRise website - A free and interactive platform for learning languages.

Myths and legends website - Provides information, activities and resources for teachers.

Outschool website - Online lessons at scheduled times covering a wide range of topics. (offering free live online classes during school closures).

Picture News - They send out a topical picture, with learning resources, each week (free access currently).

Scholastic Classroom Magazine website (US-based) - Learn at Home, 20 day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. 

Seneca website - A huge range free online courses and resources covering a wide range of courses, from primary to 16+. Also includes CPD for teachers.

Smart School House website - Lots of creative ideas for craft projects to do at home.

Travel and Leisure website – Virtual tours of 12 famous museums. 

Typing club website- Learn to touch type for free. 

Young writers website - Regular writing competitions for primary and secondary age children.


There are loads of channels with free courses for children. Here are just a few:

Draw-Along-A-Lenton (YouTube video channel, Steven Lenton)

TheBrainScoop (YouTube video channel)

Crash Course Kids (YouTube video channel)

Free School (YouTube video channel)

Geek Gurl Diaries (YouTube video channel)

Geography Focus (YouTube video channel)

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell (YouTube video channel)

Kids Learning Tube (YouTube video channel)

Joe Wicks (YouTube video channel) - During school closures, Joe is broadcasting a live 30-minute PE lesson at 9am every morning. 

Mike Likes Science (YouTube video channel)

National Geographic Kids (YouTube video channel)

Science Channel (YouTube video channel)

SciShow (YouTube video channel)

SciShow Kids (YouTube video channel)

Science Max (YouTube video channel)