Please find a selection of websites to access at home to support home learning. These websites are varied and even include the BBC website to complete Blue Peter Badge activities.
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1. https://www.rspb.org.uk/about-the-rspb/keep-connected/? Join Breakfast Birdwatch and get to know the birds that are bringing a smile to people’s faces up and down the country. The RSPB are inviting everyone to join them on Facebook or Twitter from 8am to 9am using #BreakfastBirdwatch, where they will be sharing sightings and birdwatch stories.
2. Tes resources – Everything from EYFS to key stage 5. All home learning packs have been made free on this link.
3. Twinkl – Get a month of free access using code CVDTWINKLHELPS
4. Twig and TigTag Education – Free resources for students aged 4-16.
5. BBC Bitesize – Lots of free resources here with videos and quizzes, too.
6. Classroom Secrets – A range of free resources for primary school-aged children.
7. TTS – A choice of free workbooks for primary-aged children.
8. Ark Mastery Programme – English and maths four-week booklets for students from Years R-9.
9. Emile – All resources made free during school closures.
10. Pobble 365 – One free resource every day of the year.
11. Purple Mash – Resources aimed at primary school-aged children have been made free now schools have closed.
12. Century Tech – English, maths and science resources for primary and secondary students.
13. Teacher’s Pet – Wide range of resources for primary pupils.
14. Phonics Play – All the resources on Phonics Play have been made free for the duration of the school closures.
15. PebbleGo – You can find free packs for KS2 and 3 students on this resource website.
16. www.classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs. Free online subscription for parents where home learning packs can be downloaded for free.
17. National Literacy Trust literacyfamilyzone.org.uk A one stop shop for parents full of helpful resources, videos, apps, websites and more.
18. www.tpet.co.uk Home learning packs for EYFS up to Upper Key Stage 2 – all free to download
20. www.whiterosemaths.com Maths resources for all year groups
21. www.medium.com Selection of activities for children to do at home such as creating nature diaries and building dens
22. www.tts-group.co.uk Selection of activities linked to reading, maths and writing
23. www.myminimaths.co.uk Packs of home learning activities linked to maths for KS1 and KS2
24. www.readingriddle.co.uk Activities linked to WW1, Space, Great Fire of London
25. www.themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk Resources from across the curriculum for all year groups – sign up needed
26. Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ Creative computer programming
27. National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
28. Nature Detectives https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
30. English with Holly - One 20 minute recorded lesson per day via Facebook.
2. Memrise – Learn language through games and video clips on this online app.
3. Rosetta Stone – For the school closure period, Rosetta Stone has given free access to its language learning resources.
Museums, art galleries, theatres and places of interest
1. The British Museum has made its online collections free to the public.
2. The Natural History Museum has free virtual tours.
3. The Tate Gallery has a 360-degree virtual tour online.
4. View the latest exhibitions at The National Gallery virtual tours.
5. Watch The Wind in the Willows stage production online.
6. The Vatican has opened up its digital tours so the Sistine Chapel can be viewed.
7. NASA Kids is perfect for space fans. Learn all about the universe we live in by viewing these online videos.
Podcasts and radio
1. Pie Corbett Maths for daily maths lessons at 9.30 am.
2. BBC Teach podcasts for ages 3 and up.
3. YouTube has Learn@Home, a website with learning resources and content for families – from popular learning channels such as Khan Academy, Sesame Street and code.org – for help with maths, science, history and arts. You can also visit the YouTube Learning destination for more videos and helpful resources.
4. BBC iPlayer has many educational and arts and culture videos available for free.
5. Carol Vorderman videos and worksheets for maths lessons.
6. Cartoon lessons on YouTube with Pete McKee.
7. Read Write Inc has its phonics videos on YouTube.
1. Joe Wicks – aka The Body Coach – is running PE Lessons for all ages.
2. Daily lessons including phonics on Twinkl TV.
3. English National Ballet with live ballet lessons.
4. Schoolastic Book Club has free activities and games, mostly aimed at primary pupils.
5. Ideas for EYFS pupils or siblings from ABCdoes.
6. Look at nature all around the world with Explore.
7. Audible Stories has made all of its classic children’s stories free.
8. Watch science experiments with Colorado University.
9. Online physics demonstrations for students of all ages.
10. For music lovers, there is a 21-day free trial to learn an instrument with Prodigies Music.
11. Explore the world with videos capturing activity all over the planet with Project Explore.
12. Quaver Music has free school closure activities for students learning at home.
13. On Twitter, Patrick Stewart (@sirpatstew) is reading a sonnet a day.
14. Julie Dawn Cole, who played the original Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory is reading the book it was based on – Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – aloud one chapter a night at 6pm on her Facebook page.