Oak National Academy
Oak National Academy is a national resource built be 40 state schools as well as organisations across the education sector.
It offers lessons for Maths, English, Arts and Languages.
Available for all primary ages - you can pick a specific lesson or follow their weekly lesson schedule.
BBC Bitesize has ready made lessons for all ages as well as games.
A trusted and easy to navigate resource:
Coding for kids
Okay, so computer coding sounds a little scary, but Tynker makes it easy and fun.
There content is suitable from 5+ and makes code accessible for even the biggest technophobes amongst us so you’ll be able to enjoy this one with your kids!
Visit the Tynker webite to access free premium content during school closures!
We love the National Geographic site.
Not only is the content great (and covers a lot more than Geography!) but it is also so quick to filter through what you want.
You can search by year, content or subject and quickly get access to word-class teaching material!
An amazing bank of resources and games delivered to you by NASA.
Great for home projects and learning everything from rockets to wind tunnels.
Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.
A really trustworthy source for curriculum based learning.
Maths brought to you from Cambridge University!
This site is easy to navigate and comes highly recommended by educators!
Visit the NRICH project website for more information.
Conventional school trips may be out of the question at the moment, but luckily you can take a tour of some of the world’s most famous museums and galleries from the comfort of your living room:
YouTube might often be the bane of parents and carers life but there is some extremely good content beyond the challenge, video game and dance vids!
Check out a couple of channels we recommend:
- Crash Course Kids: Tons of science in a fun way with two new shows per week
- SciShow Kids: More fun science and experiments
- Kids Learning Tube: Educating children through music and animation in a fun and unique way
PE with Joe
Every Monday - Friday at 9am – 9.30am you can tune in to YouTube channel of one of the nation’s favourite body coaches, Joe Wicks, as he takes a P.E class suitable for all children and young people.
The PE Shed
The PE Shed is packed full of ideas and resources for getting active at home, it is easy to navigate and has a mix of longer or shorter sessions.
Change 4 Life
Kids need to be active for 60 minutes a day. From fun 10 Minute Shake Up games to information about active hobbies and sports, you’ll find everything you need to get your family moving here.
Maths with Carol Vorderman
Let Carol teach your child in a fun way during this difficult period
This is free for everyone aged 4-12 years due to COVID-19.
click on the link below. There's fun for everyone.
English with David Walliams
Time for Elevenses
Enter the world of David Walliams with a great selection of entertaining books for your child and also to broaden their minds. Click on the link below.
Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)
Get the kids involved and introduce them to new ingredients, equipment and skills. Packed with recipes for all the family. A combination of safe and easy-to-use equipment will help you and the kids get brilliant results (and have fun!) every time you cook together.
Click on the link below. Happy cooking!
Music with Myleene Klass
Let Myleene teach your child how to learn basic rhythms and have fun with their name. Very creative.
Have a browse through the video links. There are lots of fun teachings and something for everyone.
Click the link below
Dance with Darcey Bussel
Dance with Darcey Bussel; Join a member of the Diverse Dance Mix (DDMIX) for Schools team for a 10 minute shake up on Facebook LIVE just after lunch at 1.30pm. Keep your kids energised and active during these difficult times.
Click on link below:
Fun music apps to use for learning and play:
Loopimal – fun and accessible app for iPhone/iPad which teaches children how to make music through building sounds using animals and loops.
Bandimal – another fun creative music composer, for iPhone/iPad.
Loopesque Kids – circular piano/looping wheel with engaging sensory graphics, patterns and peaceful sounds.
GarageBand – powerful app for iPhone and iPad that features a range of musical instruments and a recording studio, so you can create your own music.
Music Maker Jam – similar to GarageBand, but for Android users.
ThumbJam – powerful app for iPhone/iPad with a wide range of real instrument sounds which you can play in a broad variety of styles.
DrumJam – percussion and drum sounds to explore for iPhone/iPad.
REAL DRUM – drum-kit app for Android.