Featured websites


BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Lessons for all year groups from Year 1 upwards. They have been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games. Check back every weekday for brand new lessons.

You’ll find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.


White Rose Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of daily maths lessons for each year group from Years 1-8. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.


Newsround: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Keeping children up to date with the world around them, and creating opportunities to talk about the news with children.


Times Tables: https://ttrockstars.com/

Children all have a login for their ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ accounts and are encouraged to use this to practise daily at home. Children should aim to complete regular ‘Garage’ sessions, and have been encouraged to compete in ‘Rock Slams’ with classmates to create a little friendly rivalry and competition!

As your child plays Times Tables Rock Stars at home, please note that some of the areas are for children to practice times tables set by teachers, and some of the areas allow the children to practice all times tables up to 12×12. The areas where teachers set times tables are ‘Garage‘ and ‘Arena‘. These areas have been updated by teachers, and are ready for your children to practice now!


Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/login/

Children all have a login for their ‘Purple Mash’ (MiniMash) accounts. Use your login to play games or to use the ‘computing’ section to create your own games, try some 3D modelling or build on your database skills!


A collection of useful links (click image for hyperlinked version)




Online Virtual Tours



National Gallery, London

Natural History Museum, London

Tate Britain, London

Louvre Museum Paris

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Anne Franke Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tourist Destinations:

The Great Wall Of China

Taj Mahal, Agra, India


Colosseum, Rome

Northern Lights

Buckingham Palace, London

Machu Picchu


National Zoo, Washington DC

Hirakawa Zoo, Japan

Atlanta Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

San Diego, California, Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

Dublin Zoo

Kansas City Zoo

African Animals

International Wolf Centre

Explore.org Live Cams

National Aquarium, USA


Useful Websites (all children)


We will endeavour to update this with new links as often as possible if we remain closed after Easter, so please keep an eye on our website for this.


Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-early-years


Twinkl are offering parents free access to learning resources. Mindfulness focus worksheets are also available.

To access the free offer, you will need to visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and log in as a new to Twinkl member using your email address, set up a password and use the code: UKTWINKLHELPS


Classroom Secretshttps://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Classroom Secrets: Maths and reading home learning packs for schools and parents to use during school closures. Download directly from the site.


Maths with Carol Voderman: https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Sign up using an email address for free access to maths sessions and games, matched to the National Curriculum.


Puffin Schools: https://www.puffinschools.co.uk/about/

A great bank of resources including KS1 English resources, and KS2 English, Art, History, Science and PSHE resources. Activities include learning to draw a book character, including drawing Wimpy Kid with Jeff Kinney; writing extraordinary biographies looking at Michelle Obama, Stephen Hawking, Anne Frank, Katherine Johnson and Neil Armstrong; and Roald Dahl resource packs for books including James and the Giant Peach, The Witches and The BFG.


Top Markshttps://www.topmarks.co.uk/

A great bank of interactive games – some tablet friendly, but others need Flash.


Master the Curriculumhttps://masterthecurriculum.co.uk/

Free maths resources Years 1-6.


Mrs Mactivity: http://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk/free-resources-2/

Provide your email to be sent free activities and resources to support with home learning.


ICT Games: https://www.ictgames.com/

Free educational Maths games and English games.


Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Sign up using an email address to access Reading, English and Maths resources, including interactive games. This website also provides access to a free eBook collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old.


Explorify for Sciencehttps://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/

Provide your email to have access to free science activities for Year 1-6.


Useful Websites (EYFS & KS1 children)


We will endeavour to update this with new links as often as possible if we remain closed after Easter, so please keep an eye on our website for this.


Cbeebies – Numberblocks: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Great for EYFS and KS1, sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks!


Cbeebies – Alphablocks: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Great for EYFS and KS1, watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages.


Teach Your Monster to Read: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Teach Your Monster to Read is completely free for computers, once you have signed up using an email address. This covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.


Primary Stars:

Year 1: https://primarystarseducation.co.uk/category/year-1/

Year 2: https://primarystarseducation.co.uk/category/year-2/

Maths home learning packages for KS1 children.


Screen-free activities and ideas

25 simple and fun non-screen activities that children can do at home Image




50 Youtube Channels for Home Learning

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