Website resources for learning at home

Below is a list of some of the websites offering free or trial periods of their resources. They have been broken down into different subjects but often they do cover the whole curriculum. None of these websites require payment to access, so some of the obvious platforms haven’t been included. Some do require you to log in or create a free account to access.

I have highlighted, in yellow, the ones that we use in school a lot, the others we tend to dip in to. We don’t want to overwhelm you and are not expecting you to visit all of them – simply, they are there as a tool for you. Miss Naidu

General

The Oak National Academy
https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom
An online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, providing a high-quality plan of video lessons and learning resources, covering a range of subjects including maths, English, art and languages.

https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/
Interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
A huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects. Also holds links to games hosted by other sites.

http://www.pobble365.com/ 
A new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
A huge range of different subjects and focuses. Arguably the best host of any resource you could need. Have offered a free account as a result of school closures.

https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/
Lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups.

https://tpet.co.uk/
Free online resource packs.

https://www.teaglo.com/blog/free-home-learning-resources-for-parents-during-school-closures/

English

https://spellingframe.co.uk/
Spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group.

https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/
Free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper.

http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/
Vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world.

https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf
Downloadable reading activity pack.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Free online books – brilliant if you can’t get to the library.

Maths

https://mathsticks.com/my/
Online resources and print-outs, specifically broken down by key stage and focus.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Times tables and number bond practice.

https://ttrockstars.com/
Multiplication tool for KS2. Year 3 -6 have their logins.

https://play.numbots.com/ 
This is a tool run by Rockstars (above). They have unlocked this section which children can access using their Rockstars login (year 3-6). Children have not been shown this at school as we do not normally have access to it - but a good tool to use for other areas of Maths.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Username: bloxham   Password: square. We use this a lot as a teaching tool as it explains all areas of Maths in a friendly way.

Science

https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/
Lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on this site).

https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/14/30-ways-to-go-wild-with-science/
Lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden

Jigsaw

https://families.jigsawpshe.com/stuck-at-home/

Fitness:

https://www.gonoodle.com/ 
Lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and meditation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&safe=active
Joe Wicks has recorded various 5 minute fitness activities aimed at primary school children

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home
Some videos are free – dances, workouts, fitness challenges

https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/12/30-ways-to-get-creative-for-30-days-wild/
Different activity ideas that involve creating or engaging with different things in your house or garden

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources-0

Computing:

https://www.typingclub.com/
Online programme for teaching and developing touch typing