Support with Home Learning
New links that we find will be added to the top of each category to make them easier to find.
Below are links to a wide collection of sites that will hep with supporting your child with their learning at this time. Some are free at the moment, some are always free and a few you may have to pay a subsrciption for. I have also screen captured some ideas. Documents to download can now be found under the different year group pages. We hope you find them useful.
Videos for numeracy development designed for children aged 0 to 6. There are fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play.
A range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.
Downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.
Downloadable resource packs with teacher guidance. A week’s worth of resources is provided for each year group.
Always happy to help, the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. We will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
Currently free while schools are closed. Contians videos, songs, game and activites.
Activity ideas to support different areas of maths.
This comprehensive archive has over 630 simplified mathematical terms along with more than 270 free printable maths posters that you can hang up around the house.
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.
HOME-SCHOOL PACKAGE (available to everyone)
A daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills.
An archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.
Available from Monday 20 April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer
A wide selection of poetry covering different topics
A new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.
A site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.
Downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.
Downloadable resource books providing 8 weeks of activities.
Access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.
Printable sheets to download.
Every day, we'll post a picture on the blog of a title and four or five objects connected to a particular myth. Children (or adults!) then have a few hours to guess the myth (by emailing the correct answer - prizes for the first three correct guesses), and we'll post a video narrating the myth at 3pm.
Three short Speed Sound lessons every day. This is using the scheme we use at school - Read, Write, Inc.
Interviews with authors and poets, including Pie Corbett. Interactive blogging and teaching. Shoutouts to yound writers and their writing read aloud.
Speling app that uses animations and memory links to improve spellings. It is free during school closures. Sign up and they will send you an access code.
Phonics and reading comprehension lessons. Free till the end of this academic year.
For as long as school are closed, we're open. Staring today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an increadible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help the children continue dreaming, learning and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Free at the moment - great for phonics for younger children. Username: March20 Password: Home
Every day at 11am David Walliams is reading a short story from "The Worlds Worst Children"
Listen to different people read stories
With character quizzes, illustration tutorials, and interactive games, the BookTrust makes story time fun for the whole family.
Reading and literacy support
Create lists and focus on spelling patterns to practise your spellings.
Conquer crosswords, sort your way through different sounds or ace anatomy with 250+ lessons for kids aged 4-11.
Groove Aerobics, online videos to help you keep fit at home.
Commotion Dance Company – Commotion Creative Club, an online creative club for toddlers and parents
The Power of PE have produced home learning resources.
Let’s fight childhood obesity and equip children with the tools to improve their emotional and mental well-being together!
videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.
10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.
Videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.
Great activity ideas around movement play.
Get moving while learning.
A kids class with Strictly pro.
Daily activity challenges to try.
Get new activities to use with your children every day of the week using some of our best resources - absolutely FREE and straight to your inbox - EVERY DAY!
Whether it's a quick 2-minute active blast, 10-minute blasts with additional learning points, or full lessons; it's easy for parents and teachers to get children active in the home or classroom.
Music videos with dance moves to follow
Yoga for children
Great range of dance videos and relaxation vidoes.
Ways to keep active
Activity ideas including PE Home Learning, Active Breaks and 60 second challenges - I have downloaded some of these and added them to the document section at the bottom of this page.
Joe Wicks has been broadcasting PE sessions on his You Tube channel at 9am. If you have missed these or want to do them again you can find them and others on his You Tube channel.
Each fortnight, we release new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities parents and carers can do with their child to support their online safety at home.
Information about keeping children safe online during school closures.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
Online safety games for KS2 children.
Geography and History
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Printable paper templates for learning about geography
Your child may have to stay inside but that doesn't mean they can't get nature savvy. With the, National History Museum they can become Naturenaughts, plus learn how to identify different insects, plants, and fossils.
Travel back to 1666 on The Great Fire of London website, which makes history fun using Minecraft maps, a video game, and an interactive timeline of events.
Currently free just request a login. Aimed at KS3 and above but maybe some use to year 6.
Art and DT
Red Ted Art
The Imagination Tree
The Artful Parent is a site packed with fun craft ideas to get your kids thinking creatively. Many of them are well suited to younger children, and are fantastic if your little ones are starting to get bored or anxious.
You may never have tried soap carving or textile weaving but that doesn't mean your child can't. And thanks to Tate Kids they can access craft tutorials like this and even submit their artwork to be displayed in the online gallery.
Have a go at drawing.
Our friends in the zoo community have produced some great resources to keep children engaged and educated during lockdown.
An online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.
Get Body Smart is an examination of human anatomy, complete with animated text narrations and quizzes that will leave your child in awe of how the body works.
Inspire your child through the power of STEM with BP's Educational Service. Here, they'll find balloon rocket experiments and learn what happens when sugar dissolves into tea, along with a bunch of other cool experiments for ages 4-19.
You can always rely on the Science Museum to spark an interest in learning. And while there's nothing like being there in person, the website is packed full of creative games and activities.
Think your child would like to learn how to make a bird feeder? How about a snow globe? Or even binoculars? With Wildlife Watch they can do all this and more while learning about animals and the environment.
Worksheet activities to accompany the 'Our Planet' series
Watch the panda, penguins, tiger and koalas.
Watch the flamingos, lemur, giraffe and penguins.
Watch the African Savana, elephants and penguins
We know COVID-19 is affecting schools nationwide so we’ve bundled together a range of free activities, challenges and learning resources that can help support learning at home. Get inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Games today!
Free downloadable resources that encourage kids to get outside and get dirty.
Coming to you fortnightly, these sets of age-appropriate plans for years 1-6 will
Lessons convering a range of subjects. New schedules released each week.
A global, live-interactive classroom, where the Code.org team will teach students of all ages, with and without computers. Code Break offers a weekly dose of education, community, and computer science.
Free during the school closure period. Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects, including comprehension and grammar.
Downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.
This is an American site but there are still some good recources. They have printable worksheets and games you can play. There is a monthly limit on the free version.
A free information book explaining the Coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalos illustrator Alex Scheffler.
Think for the Future has developed Free downloadable student resource packs for all teachers and parents/guardians on social and emotional Learning released twice a week!
We are offering lots of free downloadable resources to support your home learning, including The Gingerbread Man! Click on the link below to find loads of character templates, story pages to colour and a very tasty Gingerbread Man recipe! There is also an APP available.
Freerice is an ad-supported, free-to-play website and mobile application that allows players to donate rice to families in need by playing a multiple-choice quiz game. For every question the user answers correctly, 10 grains of rice are donated via the World Food Programme
Download a kindness calender from Red Cross.
Free activities and fun things to do.
Virus booklet - print and use to discuss the virus and how the children are feeling. The person that wrote it recommends it for uner 7's. (avaliable in the documents below)
Outdoor activities - free for a month.
Various resources, including a story about knowing someone with coronavirus, methods for staying calm and many more.
With everything from songs, craft recipes, and multi-cultural teachings,Big Eyed Owl is a great resource for 5-7 year-olds.
This site is now being updated and has a range of lessons and resources avaliable.
Curriuclum videos organised by age.
We are aiming to put up a video for one of our brands each day, starting this afternoon as part of an “Inspire at Home” series (a little more exciting than the ‘stay at home’ we keep hearing on the news!). The videos related to these brands:
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).
BBC's Ten Pieces encourages 7-14 year-olds to get creative with classical music and offers resources for those who are hearing impaired.
Lots of resources and ideas - free during school closures.
Created by a UK teacher, ICT games offers maths and English games for children in years one, two, and three.
Actvities and games to support many subjects.
They have started an "Object-a-Day" online project so that everyone can continue to engage with and explore their Rumble Museum's collection in a range of ways over the coming weeks. Every day during the school closure, they will be posting a different Rumble Museum object, as well as including competitions, quizzes and project opportunities.
All sorts of engaging educational videos
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Kids aged 3-16 can learn about the importance of travelling safely with Think! Road Safety including how bright clothes keep you visible, how to map a journey, and what not to do as a pedestrian or passenger.
The Kids Should See This
Crash course for kids
10 Fun nature activites
Designed to support children aged 7-11,The Children's University of Manchester teaches history, art and design, languages, science and ancient Egypt.
Blue Peter Badges
DK Find Out
Online encyclopedia. You can sign up for a free trial.
IXLoffers personalised learning in maths and English while covering hundreds of different skills for children in reception up to those in year 13.
Please note this does cost £8 a month.