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.
Free coding lesson every weekday. Follow Mr. Tomec and other educators as we build computer games, digital stories and animations together.
Fun and creative activities as part of the computing curriculum
This website currently has free access. Username: march20 Password: Home
Register and set up your own login for access to free ebooks linked to book bands
20 grammar activities
A fun and creative way to learn about how adjectives can be used to describe a character’s appearance and personality.
Fun English games
A range of free interactive exercises and practice activities
A list of fun, engaging and effective literacy activities and printables
10 Outdoor Literacy Ideas
Hints and tips for learning English through outdoor play
Oak National Academy
Online lessons in a range of subjects
NRICH mathematics website
A range of maths challenges for children
Online maths learning
KS2 English extension activities
KS1 Maths extension activities
KS2 Maths extension activities
KS1 English extension activities
EYFS Maths extension activities
EYFS English extension activities
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.
A website with lots of geography quizzes. You choose the category and then play against others from around the world.
BBC radio 4 podcasts
- A BBC website with all maths topics
- BBC Bitesize KS1 Maths
- BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths
Maths games website for pupils with links to lots of other sister websites such as coolmaths4kids.com
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
A U.S educational site with some great games. Try out ‘Pumpkin Multiples!!
Useful website with hundreds of links to other websites – most resources are for KS2 with some for KS3
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.
I See Maths
Daily maths with Gareth Metcalfe
Third space learning
13 Activities for Early Years to Year 6 Fun Outdoor Math
Beat the clock
On-line maths game
We are teachers
Active maths games and activities for children who love to move
A game to improve knowledge of the multiplication tables.
8 Ideas for Outdoor Learning
Learning through Landscapes
Outdoor learning ideas
50 outdoor activities
Outdoor Learning made easy
Ideas to facilitate healthy and fun outdoor learning at home
Twinkl Home Learning Hub
A range of nature activities and games for KS1 children
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.
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. https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/
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. https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/category/resources/
Lots more book fun, quizzes and videos here. https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/?q=&sortOption=AtoZ&pageNo=1
Konnie Huq’s Youtube Channel
Lots of videos about interesting topics. There are also some great interviews with authors.
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.
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
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.
Expert recommendations and opening extracts of books.
Phonics advice and access to free E-Books. Free to register.
Publisher’s website designed to give parents help and advice for reading with children.
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.
Some free content on here for beginning readers.
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 features a collection of original, fairytale, and classic children’s audio stories.
Day out with the kids
Super Science: 10 easy & cool science experiments for kids to do at home
GalacticuniteFun space and STEM activities
The Imagination Tree
A collection of 30 amazing science experiments for kids of all ages to enjoy at home
Science Activities for Kids
Learning and exploring through play
Kitchen Roll Magic Drawing Science
Science experiments you can do at home!
Online Premier League Primary Stars resources cover English, maths, physical activity and health and wellbeing and are suitable for five to 11-year-olds.
Solve, shoot, score An interactive football themed game with quick-fire maths and spelling questions.
Free videos which have been produced by the Premier League and the BBC as part of the Super Movers campaign
The short videos encourage children in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two to get active while learning about subjects including English, maths, and science.
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!
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.
TTS Home learning packs
A curriculum-focused independent learning resource with over 40 home learning activities
Free 30 days and free renewals while closures continue. For an extension or a new trial, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
This is a website with a huge range of fun and motivating activities and games to support your child across all curriculum areas.