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Other useful websites and resources

At this time many companies and charities are looking at ways in which they can help support families, children and schools. The websites and resources below are some of those that we have been given information about which you may find useful. 


  • Artsology
    Arts games is to engage children with fun games as a way to introduce them to art history


  • Chrome Works
    Free coding lesson every weekday. Follow Mr. Tomec and other educators as we build computer games, digital stories and animations together.


  • Phonics Play
    This website currently has free access. Username: march20 Password: Home

  • Oxford Owl
    Register and set up your own login for access to free ebooks linked to book bands

  • Teach starter
    A fun and creative way to learn about how adjectives can be used to describe a character’s appearance and personality.


  • Radiolingua
    Radiolingua are providing free access to the high five French course


  • Statetris-UK
    Statetris is an interesting game mixing aspects of the popular game 'Tetris' and geography. Instead of positioning the typical Tetris blocks, you position states/countries at their proper location.

  • Action quiz
    A website with lots of geography quizzes. You choose the category and then play against others from around the world.


Homeschool History
BBC radio 4 podcasts


  • A BBC website with all maths topics
  • BBC Bitesize KS1 Maths
  • BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths
  • Coolmath
    Maths games website for pupils with links to lots of other sister websites such as

  • ICT games
    Fun and exciting maths and literacy games available.

  • KS1 Maths skills
    15 interactive activities covering a range of mathematical skills, aimed at children in Years 1 and 2

  • KS2 revision website
    There are parent and pupil information sections – click on the maths link on the left hand side - some resources are free but a login and password need to be set up to access the majority of resources

  • Math Playground
    A U.S educational site with some great games. Try out ‘Pumpkin Multiples!!

  • Maths Zone
    Useful website with hundreds of links to other websites – most resources are for KS2 with some for KS3

  • Topmarks
    Lots of fun games to play with children of all ages! Try ‘Hit the Button’!

  • Super Maths World
    Maths games website aimed at mostly KS2 pupils – pupils can log in as a guest or create an account

  • The Maths Factor
    Created by Carol Vorderman the Maths Factor is FREE for everyone to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period.

Outdoor Activities


Kid’s Fun Learning

Lots of videos of some great books being read aloud.


Here are some links to help you and make your own comics.

Michael Rosen YouTube

Over 400 videos of Michael Rosen reading his children’s stories and poems.

Free e-books

Some fantastic e-books.

Storytime sorted by ages.


Lots of links where you can read, watch, hear and explore children’s poems.

Love Reading 4 Kids

Books, videos and competitions

Authorfy have some great 10 minute challenges from authors and there is even more book fun on their website. You can sign up for a free account.

The Reading Realm

Learning from home resources, ideas and more. There is also an app you can get with lots of things to read and activities.


Lots more book fun, quizzes and videos here.

Konnie Huq’s Youtube Channel

​​​​​Lots of videos about interesting topics. There are also some great interviews with authors.

Cressida Cowell

On her YouTube channel, children’s author Cressida Cowell reads extracts from her books like How To Train Your Dragon and shares other magical ideas.


Lots of free audio books for children to explore.

  • Active Learn
    Our online learning environment, with lots of fun books for children to read/share.

  • BBC Nursery songs
    A collection of nursery songs from the Early Learning series Listen and Play and Playtime, both of which are currently available on iplayer and as podcasts

  • Book Trust
    Suggested books for children, advice on how to read with your child, book lists, fun games, competitions to win free books, Children's Book Club etc.

  • Love Reading
    Expert recommendations and opening extracts of books.

  • Oxford Owl
    Phonics advice and access to free E-Books. Free to register.

  • Pearson
    Publisher’s website designed to give parents help and advice for reading with children.

  • Phonics
    A useful website featuring free resources for KS1 (and the option of subscribing)

  • Read for my school
    Reading competition for Years 3- 4 featuring a great range of books, including those for the struggling reader.

Others – mainly American, so be aware of different spellings/ pronunciation!

  • Non- fiction Magazine
    A non fiction magazine for younger children, which they can follow along with as it is read to them.

  • Starfall
    Some free content on here for beginning readers.

  • Storyline
    Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favourite children’s books. Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on YouTube or SchoolTube.

  • Storynory
    Storynory features a collection of original, fairytale, and classic children’s audio stories.


  • The Imagination Tree
    A collection of 30 amazing science experiments for kids of all ages to enjoy at home


  • Shake ups!
    Change4Life and Disney have teamed up again to bring you new Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney's The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!

  • GoNoodle
    Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

Active Sussex have teamed up with REBOOT, providing young people and their families access to local sports and activities, directly into your homes.

Uno movement game for the whole family


  • EdShed
    Free 30 days and free renewals while closures continue. For an extension or a new trial, please email

  • Harry Potter at Home Hub
    Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles.

  • Purplemash
    This is a website with a huge range of fun and motivating activities and games to support your child across all curriculum areas.

  • Explore learning
    Free resources

STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) Home Learning pack