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External links and resources

We have a growing database of resources and external links that you may find useful. Select a category from the list below.

Note: Coventry City Council are not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Categories

Animal websites for children

Antarctica

Information about animals and life in Antarctica.KS3+.

BBC Nature

Lots of in depth facts about the animal and plant life, geology and climate.

Bowwow

Site to give you ideas on which name to give your pet, how popular is your pet's name and find out your dog's age in human years plus pet news.

Cats Protection

Website for Cats' Protection, the UK's leading feline welfare charity.

Desert USA

A nice site with good pictures but only covers deserts in America.

Dogs Trust

Games, activities and facts about dogs.

Earth life

Some good information on insects, mammals, plants and bacteria.

Hamsters

All you need to know about hamsters.

Insects

Simple facts about insects but covers only a limited range.

Kids planet

Factsheets, games and colouring sheets on over 50 animal species around the world.

London zoo

This is the official website for the famous UK zoo.

Pets and kids

Advice on picking and looking after your pet including, cats, dogs, fish, gerbils, birds and reptiles.

Reptile expert

Expert Information and advice on keeping reptiles such as lizards, turtles and snakes.

RSPCA

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals online.

Art and artists' websites for homework

Artcyclopedia

Lots of link to artists and their pictures. You can search by artist, their works or museums. Search for art and artists worldwide, including artists by name, medium, art movement or nationality and artworks by title.

Arts connected

Lots of information on how artists use shape, balance and colour using animations and activities.

Arty factory

Online workshops showing how to draw animals, portraits and perspective drawing.

Eduweb

This website uses a detective-style story to explore the work of famous artists and compare their styles.

Library thinkquest

Looks at different styles of art such as Surrealism, Pop Art, Impressionism and Cubism. KS 2-4.

Science museum

Art information from the Science Museum.

Tumble tales

This looks at some obscure artists such as Klee, O'Keeffe and has biographies and samples of artists work.

Zeroland

This covers art from Pre-historic to Surrealism with an A-Z of artists and art movements, biographies, selection of works and links.

Asylum seekers

Asylum Aid

Asylum Aid provides specialist legal representation and advice to people seeking asylum in the UK, and campaigns for a fairer and more efficient asylum system.

Coventry Law Centre

Coventry Law Centre employs solicitors and paralegals and has legal aid contracts so are able to represent you in court or in tribunal if you are on a low income.

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre is a charity relieving hardship and distress for local refugees and asylum seekers

Refugee Council

Find out about services for refugees and asylum seekers; including children's services, integration and voluntary returns info.

Authors - books and reading for children

Achuka

Information on British authors and illustrators.

Bloomsbury co ltd

Publishers site with information on authors including Harry Potter information.

Charles Dickens

A useful site about Charles Dickens. KS3+.

Chicken House publishers

Chicken House publishers with reviews, information on authors and illustrators and much more.

Classic fairy tales

Choose a classic tale and hear it read aloud.

Cyberkids

This has writing by children and things to make.

Edon the web

A good resource for children and parents with reviews and activities.

Eduplace

This site encourages children to create their own stories by filling in answers to different questions.

Fantasy and Adventure stories: Fairy Tales, Tall Tales, Aesop Fables and more!

A collection of links from across the web for classic children's stories including fairy tales, tall tales, fables, folk stories and nursery rhymes.

Fun with Spot

Suitable for very young children

Goodnight stories

A U.S site but children can read stories from a mix of pictures and text. Could be useful for children who lack confidence in their reading.

Harry Potter

A site by Warner Brothers dedicated to the boy wizard where you can learn to play Quidditch should you so desire.

Healthy books

This site has lots of books to help children through different situations e.g. death, step-families and bullying.

Lord of the Rings

A site about the film version of the trilogy.

Miffy

Official website of Miffy, a fun, interactive site.

Narnia

A site dedicated to C.S Lewis and his books with lots of information.

Penguin books

Information on authors and new Penguin and Puffin books for children.

Peter Rabbit

A lovely site with brilliant animations.

Pink monkey

A very good site with useful notes on all types of literature. KS3.

Randomhouse

Lots of information about authors and book reviews.

RNIB National Library Service

RNIB National Library Service is the largest library in the UK for readers with sight loss. It offers a wide choice of fiction and non-fiction books in audio, braille and giant print for adults and children.

Scholastic

This site includes pages on different authors, e.g. K.A Applegate, R.L Stine, Babysitters Club.

Thomas the tank engine

A popular site with games to play.

UK children's books

This provides links to different authors' and illustrators' websites.

Wordpool

A site for both children and parents with advice on choosing books and encouraging reluctant readers and also information on numeracy.

Biographies

About Darwin

Quite a lengthy biography about Charles Darwin.

Albert Einstein

This site about Albert Einstein may appear quite boring but it has some useful information.

Artists

Information on famous painters including Monet, Renoir, Kandinsky, Cezanne, Rubens, Degas and many more.

BBC - Florence Nightingale

A short biography of Florence Nightingale

BBC famous people

Simple biographies about Brunel, Columbus, Henry III etc which would suit younger children. There are links to other historic figures with games and quizzes for each famous person.

BBC- historic figures

You can find biographies of Mary Seacole, Martin Luther King, Michael Faraday, Gandhi, Walter Raleigh and many more.

Biography.com

Potted biographies of lots of historical and other famous figures.

Britannia

Comprehensive site with biographies about Henry III, King Arthur, Cromwell, Victoria etc.

British monarchs

Information about the monarch that can be searched from a timeline from the Anglo Saxons to the present day.

British prime ministers

You can search for biographies on all British prime ministers e.g. Churchill, David Lloyd George from 18th century up to present day.

Elizabeth I

A very detailed site about Elizabeth I.

Famous physicists

Biographies on famous physicists and astronomers including Michael Faraday, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton etc.

George Stephenson

A Lengthy biography about George Stephenson.

Mary Seacole

Information and biography of Mary Seacole.

Mother Teresa.

A very detailed site on the life of Mother Teresa.

Nobel Laureates

Articles on all the Nobel Laureates and their achievements.

Picasso

Quite a short biography about Pablo Picasso.

Rodin

A site about Rodin and includes a timeline biography.

Shakespeare

A very detailed site and a time line biography on Shakespeare include biography, sonnets, quotes and plays

Shakespeare.org.uk

Information on the life and times of Shakespeare.

US presidents

A comprehensive site that spans presidents from 18th to 21st Century

Bullying advice and support

Beyond Bullying

Website created by Leicestershire anti-bullying team, has lots of useful information, guidance and resources.

Bullying Online

Charity providing an e-mail advice service for children and young people as well as lots of online help and information, for schools as well as pupils.

ChildLine

Provides a 24 hour telephone helpline (0800 1111) for children and young people. Website features help and advice on bullying.

Education for All

Campaign to combat homophobic bullying. Website includes resources, research and case studies.

NSPCC

Helpline: 0808 800 5000
Textphone: 0800 056 0566

Terence Higgins Trust (GYGL)

Helpline: 024 7622 4090

UK Observatory for the Promotion of Non-Violence

A national initiative committed to addressing the key issues of aggression, bullying, anti-social behaviour and violence amongst children and young people.

YoungMinds

National charity dedicated to improving the mental health of children and young people. Website has a number of bullying related resources.

Careers

Fast tomato

Interactive careers advice and guidance with career suggestions. Need to request username and password but this is instant.

S-cool

Revision help and careers advice.

UCAS

Universities and Colleges Admissions service.

volunteering opportunities

Information on volunteering opportunities for young people aged 16 – 25 years old.

Volunteering.org.uk/

Information on volunteering in Britain.

Year out group

Information on taking a gap year in the UK and 90 other countries including health and insurance advice.

Your career guide

Career guidance for school leavers.

Children's Book Awards

Carnegie and Greenaway awards

Official website for the Carnegie and Greenaway awards for children's books

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for under 10's

Literary Association book awards

Site of the UK Literary Association

Redhouse children' s book award

A national book award voted for entirely by children.

Citizenship

BBC - citizenship

A BBC website exploring citizenship including news and issues.

Britkid

Interesting site which looks at racism and living in Britain through the eyes of children of different cultures.

Bullying.co.uk

Advice and suggestions for children who are being bullied, children can also e-mail the site.

Citizenship Foundation

The Citizenship Foundation aims to promote more effective citizenship, particularly among young people.

Global gang

Site about developing the world.

Teen health issues

Information on teen health issues.

Communications

BBC

A short history of the BBC, with highlights from radio and television from each decade.

British Sign language

British sign language and alphabet.

Buzzle.com

Trace back the origins of communication.

Citrinitas.com

A tutorial website that covers cave paintings to the present day digital systems.

History of communications

This site shows a timeline of the history of communication from the development of the alphabet, first bound books, telegraph line to the internet.

Marconi

A site about Guglielmo Marconi 's life, his scientific discoveries, the impact of wireless and the development of modern communications.

Signals used by ships

International signals used by ships at sea.

Thinkquest

The evolution of communication, including signs and symbols, the written and spoken word and the mass media.

Computers, internet and safety online

computer history

Timeline on the history of Computing.

Do I.T.

Learn more about Information Technology with the Do I.T. course.

Get safe online

A Government-backed internet security campaign. The website covers issues such as online fraud and viruses and there is also a section for parents and young people on staying safe online.

Hector's World Safety Button

Hector's World Safety Button can be downloaded for free from the Think U Know website. A Hector's world character will then swim at the top of the screen and if you are confused or frightened by anything you see online.

Netlingo.com

An online dictionary for the Internet.

Safe kids

Information and advice about bullying on the web, by mobile phone and password security.

Science monster

Easy to use site about technology

Stories from the web

Area on Stories from the Web about how to stay safe for 7-11 year olds

There 4 me

If something that has happened to you on the internet has upset you, you can call Childline's free 24-hour helpline on 0800 1111. Childline also provide an online advice service for 12-16 year olds.

Think u know

This site is aimed at children aged 8 upwards and covers texting and online activities. It has been designed by the police Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.

Conservation and Environment

EIA

Information on different forms of Energy including renewable sources.

Envirolink

A site suitable for teenagers giving recent environmental news.

Greenpeace

Environmental news and information from the campaigning organisation.

Imagine animals

Information on Endangered Animals with good pictures.

Nwf

A site about the environment; join Ranger Rick on his adventures.

Recycle more

Useful information on Recycling in the UK in the home, business and school.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Birds

Website for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Birds

RSPCA

The official website for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Teens for planet earth

A link from the above site which is especially for teenagers about conservation. KS4.

Wildlife Conservation Society

The official website of the Wildlife Conservation Society

World Wildlife Fund

The official website of the World Wildlife Fund with lots of information.

Design and technology

British standards website

British standards website with sections aimed at 7-11, 11-14, 14-19 and higher education.

Great achievements

Read all about the Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century

Hiraeth.com

Projects in textile arts and crafts

Mrsshillito.co.uk

This site is designed to help you with all your Design Technology school work.

Technology student

Information on design drawing, mechanisms, gears, pulleys and graphics

Wood bin

Information on different woods.

Diet food and nutrition

Children first

Links to sections for 4-6, 7-11 and 12-18 year olds for information on health issues.

E number food additives

A site listing E number food additives not suitable for vegetarians

E numbers

A site about what E numbers really are and what they do.

Food Standards Agency

Official websites of the government body, Food Standards Agency, with information on healthy eating, GM food, salt and fat.

NHS

Healthy eating sections for children and young people.

Nutrition

British Nutrition Foundation website including nutritional facts and information

Science of cooking

Explore the science of cooking with Information, recipes and activities.

Tea

All you need to know about tea!

Vegan Society

Website of the UK Vegan Society

Vegetarian Society

Website of the UK Vegetarian Society

Early years

Day Care Trust

Daycare Trust are a national childcare charity. They have been working since November 1986 to promote high quality affordable childcare for all.

Educational advice

Energy efficiency

Business Sustain Environmental and Sustainability Consultants

Business Sustain Environmental and Sustainability Consultants.

English and writing

BBC English fun

English fun aimed at primary age children.

Bibliomania

Online articles, suggested reading, author biographies, plot summaries and classic texts.

English space

A website aimed at students whose first language is not English. Free to register, it uses quizzes, games and exercises to learn how to communicate.

Guide to grammar

A guide to grammar and writing, explaining the use of verbs, pronouns, how and when to use speech marks etc.

Your dictionary

Definitions, usage, translation (270 different languages) and a thesaurus.

Family history

1901 census online

the 1901 Census returns for England and Wales, charges apply. Search over 400 million people living in England and Wales between 1841-1901 and view images of the original documents

1911 census

The 1911 census is a record of everyone who lived in England and Wales in 1911. It provides a unique snapshot of the lives of your ancestors. 1911census.co.uk brings this vast resource to you online, so that you can search the census simply and quickly to discover how your family lived in the past. Charges apply for getting information

Access to free birth, marriage and death indexes

The main site giving access to the free Birth, marriage and death indexes available throughout the country. Many local authorities are putting indexes on line. Check to see if the one you need is there. Warwickshire births, marriages and deaths are searchable.

Ancestors going to USA mid 19th century

Ancestors going to USA mid 19th century – 1830-1892 – supplements Ellis Island. Free searches.

Ancestry

There are currently over 4 billion records available to search. From historical censuses and parish records, to military records and passenger lists, your family's past is waiting to be discovered. Ancestrylibrary.com is available free from Coventry library computers.

Birth, marriage and death indexes

Free birth, marriage and death indexes – not complete.

British History Online

British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, we aim to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.

Charles Booth and the survey into life and labour in London (1886-1903)

Facsimiles of Charles Booths' notebooks and maps of London which he compiled as part of his survey into poverty in London c1890-1902. Details of streets, life and social conditions including costs of food, diet, clothes.

Coventry Blitz Resource Centre

The Coventry Blitz Resource Centre - Here you will find information about various Coventry air raids including Operation Moonlight Sonata, and a lists of Coventry Blitz Victims, along with supplementary research findings

Cyndi's List

Cyndi's List. world wide information
Your genealogy starting point

Ellis Island

ancestors going to the USA c1890 onwards entered through Ellis Island. This site contains the names of all who came into the USA through that route. FREE at the moment. Also history and examples of the immigration process – with photographs

Free searchable indexes for births, marriages and deaths in Warwickshire

Free searchable indexes for births, marriages and deaths in Warwickshire

Genuki

a first step to finding out what is available – county by county information with a lot of useful background information on where records are, what may be available on line for a county, useful addresses, photographs, background on towns and villages.

Historic Coventry

An excellent website on the history of Coventry

Images of England

Images of England is a ‘point in time’ photographic library of England’s listed buildings, recorded at the turn of the 21st century.

You can view over 300,000 images of England’s built heritage from lamp posts to lavatories, phone boxes to toll booths, mile stones to gravestones, as well as thousands of bridges, historic houses and churches.

Index to the 1841 Warwickshire FreeCEN Transcriptions

Index to the 1841 Warwickshire FreeCEN Transcriptions
Here's a list of the data for the 1841 census with the film references, and the current status as of the last update

National archives

This website includes online wills (to 1858), Death Duty indexes, WW1 medal cards, National Register of Archives. The catalogue search 9,000,000 items and specialist index searches are free but downloads of original documents are charged for.

Nominal Annual Earnings for various Occupations in England and Wales

1710 - 1911
Nominal Annual Earnings for various Occupations in England and Wales
Source: Williamson, 1982
wages in history – from labourers to domestic servants – from surgeons to merchants

Official Government website for ordering a birth, marriage and death certificates online

Official Government website for ordering your birth, marriage and death certificates online

People in mining accidents up to 1914

the names of 90,000 people in mining accidents up to 1914

The clergy database

A database – if you have clergy in your family this might help you. Incomplete but plans to have all dioceses and clergy from Reformation onward online.

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

The workhouse

About the workhouse — its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, and even its poets.

Victoria County History online entry for Foleshill

Victoria County History online entry for Foleshill

Victorian London

articles and information from the period

Warwickshire Family History Society

Warwickshire Family History Society

Festivals

123 Chinese New Year

This has lots of information on Chinese New Year including history, symbols and traditions.

Activity village

Information and activities

Chinese new year

Find out information on Chinese New Year and what which Chinese sign you are in the calendar.

Diwali festival

A site all about Diwali with information on the history, traditions and food.

Happy Easter

Facts, activities, crafts and information about the origins of Easter. Aimed at young children.

Interfaith calendar

Dates of many religious festivals

Under fives

Events and festivals listed by month for pre-school children.

Geography

Africa

Information about life in four African countries, good pictures and how to make masks.

Amazon Rainforests

This contains pictures and information about Amazon Rainforests which could be helpful with homework queries.

Atlapedia

Search by country or by world map, lots of geographical information.

BBC geography

A great interactive site which lists different activities based around the subject of Geography to suit different ages from 4-11 years old.

Flags

You can look up any world flag here

Geography 4 kids

Well presented information on atmosphere, climates and earth structures.

National Geographic

National Geographic website with articles, puzzles and cartoons

Ordnance survey

Maps and geography homework help.

Rainforests

A link to kid's information on the rainforest, its animals and people.

Government and current affairs

British Youth Council

The British Youth Council - the voice of young people in the UK.

GOV UK

Government website with lots of useful information on it.

number 10

Political issues, news and information.

Youth Parliament

UK Youth Parliament aimed at young people from 11-18 years old.

Health

NHS Choices

NHS Choices puts you in control of your healthcare.
This website has been developed to help you make choices about your health, from lifestyle decisions about things like smoking, drinking and exercise, through to the practical aspects of finding and using NHS services when you need them.

It draws together the knowledge and expertise of:
the National Library for Health,
NHS Direct,
the Information Centre for Health and Social Care,
the Healthcare Commission and many other organisations

NHS Direct

Website and telephone 0845 4647 a 24 hour helpline. It provides access to general advice and information and clinical advice from qualified nurses

History

Ancient Egypt

A very good site with lots of information. KS2.

Ancient Egypt

Information about Egyptian life, gods and goddesses, mummies and pyramids.

Ancient history

Lots of information about Early Man.

Anne Frank

A very good site, gives an outline of Anne Frank's life including pictures.

Aztecs

This site covers many areas about Aztecs civilization with good pictures and simple text for younger children.

Aztecs

Fun site for younger children on Aztec history and life.

BBC Ancient Greece

BBC website aimed at 9-12 year olds all about Ancient Greece with lots of facts.

BBC Anglo saxons

Lots of really useful information.

BBC Roman history

BBC site on Roman History.

BBC site on Vikings

BBC site with lots of information on Vikings for 7-9 year olds.

BBC Victorians

BBC website that has lots of facts and aimed at 7-9 year olds. Children in Victorian Britain.

BBC WW2

A simple site about what it was like growing up during WWII as a child.

Black history month

The official website all about Black History Month.

Bonfire night

Lots of good information on Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night.

Britain express

Good coverage of all eras in history and timeline of monarchs.

British Monarchy

A history of the English Monarchy with profiles of the most interesting monarchs.

Buzzle

Lots of detailed information on why the holocaust happened, stories of survivors, concentration camps and timeline.

Castles

Information for younger children with activities and colouring pages.

Castles of Britain

All you ever needed to know about castles including myths, legends, castle ghosts, information about lives and times of medieval people.

Civil war

History of the events of the Civil War, their technology and famous people.

Dinosaurs

A guide to 333 of the most well known dinosaurs with some great pictures.

Discovering Egypt

Discover all about Ancient Egypt, Hieroglyphs, Kings and Queens.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica site with facts on dinosaurs.

English history

This site also has other aspects of history.

Essential norman conquest

A site with good information and pictures.

Eyelid

Information on life in Ancient Egypt, including a Hieroglyphs section which translates words and numbers.

First world war

A very detailed site with maps, memoirs, battlefields and a Who's Who and covers many topics around WWI.

Greeks

A simple nice site with lots of pictures.KS2+.

Gunpowder Plot

Gunpowder Plot information and news from The Gunpowder Plot Society.

History Channel

The information is limited but has lots of different topics.

History channel

Famous people in history, speeches and eras from Tutankhamen and dinosaurs to ancient Rome and events happened this day in history.

History learning site

Good information including monarchs, battles, castles, Black Death.

History on the net

Plenty of facts and information on everyday aspects of life for Egyptians, Tudors, English Civil War and many other eras.

History on the net

Find out information on the Gunpowder Plot, Monarchs, The Great Fire of London and much more.

Holocaust

Comprehensive site with timeline, glossary, about the camps and lots of facts.

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum site with lots of pictures and information about WWI, evacuation, rationing etc. KS2.

Kids past

Lots of information on World History.

Know the Romans

A website about the Romans. This site is easy to navigate and has a simple design, but yet it is very attractive. It includes information about many different areas of roman life and beliefs with differentiated quizzes to test your knowledge on the Romans. The site has many images and videos which give a better learning experience. It is written so that it is easy to read and understand.

Mayan kids

Find about the people, Gods and Goddesses and the pyramids built by the Mayans including a useful timeline.

Mayas

For younger children, a site detailing festivals, temples, daily life and lots more.

Medieval England.

Plenty of information on Medieval England.

Middle ages

This covers different topics on the Middle Ages.

Mythweb

Heroes, gods and monsters in Greek Mythology. This site includes a section explaining how characters from Greek Mythology appear in everyday speech.

Native Indians

Biographies about Great Chiefs and leaders such as Geronimo, Crazy Horse, Conchise and lots of interesting famous American Indians.

Native languages

Information on clothes, homes, food and tribes.

Norman conquest

Information on the Norman Conquest.

Prehistoric life

BBC site with information on cavemen.

Remember.org

Personal accounts from survivors of the concentration camps. This site has eye witness accounts from survivors of the holocaust, and also gives information about non-Jewish victims.

Roman empire

A very comprehensive site on Roman history.

Scholastic

Talk to a dinosaur expert, take a quiz, build a dinosaur and more!

Spartacus Schoolnet

Lots of Information on historical eras and people such as the Industrial Revolution, Winston Churchill, World War II.

Stuart England

A detailed site about Stuart England, including important events and people of the day. Could be a bit hard going for KS2, but they do study this subject, so useful.

Stuart Monarch

Stuart is listed and a biography of each. KS2+.

Think quest

Includes timeline and Aztec life.

Tudor Britain

Learn about the Tudors on this interactive site.

Tudor history

KS3+ but could be useful for KS2 if there is nothing else available.

UK multicultural history

BBC website that covers many aspects of UK multicultural history with many useful links.

Walking with Dinosaurs

Fact files and fun based on the BBC TV programme Walking with Dinosaurs.

Homework websites

Abpischools

Lots of good information covering all subjects including PSHE, Citizenship, Science and History. Aimed at 5-16+.

BBC bitesize

Suggested learning resources from the BBC. Covers all subject areas studied at school and all keystages from KS1 to GCSE.

Course work bank

This is a database of essays of GCSE and A Level standard on a variety of subjects. The quality of the essays vary.

E homework

A site covering the whole curriculum from KS1-KS4 aimed at parents, gives good advice on helping their children! Includes tips on studying styles, preparation and planning.

Enchanted learning

This covers many subjects with activities aimed at KS2+.

Fact monster

A USA site that is packed full of facts, easy to use and with games to help pupils with subjects

Good sites for kids

Lots of links to a wide variety of topics including Dinosaurs, Astronomy, Health, Art and Technology.

Innovations learning

Interactive site designed by teachers with information on curriculum subjects.

Internet Public Library (IPL) for children

Includes lots of links for homework help or fun and crafts.

Kids click

A really useful website with links to sites for homework queries covering 600 subject areas

Kidsites

Has links to lots of information on educational topics, games and activities.

S-cool

Revision help and careers advice for young people.

Topmarks

Links to over 1700 useful sites based on UK curriculum requirements.

Human Rights and Children's Rights

Children's law centre

Information on the rights of children and young people.

Children's Rights Alliance

Website for the Children's Rights Alliance.

Equality human rights

Information on the rights for people of different ages, gender, disabilities, race and religions.

NSPCC

Official site for this children's charity.

Oxfam

Oxfam website with information on children's rights.

Save the children

Official website on the worldwide children's charity.

Unicef

Official website on the worldwide organisation.

Learning

Adult education course finder

Adult education courses in Coventry

BBC skillswise

Useful resource for learning English and Maths skills - aimed at adult learners.

Centre for Lifelong learning

Website for the Centre for Lifelong learning at the University of Warwick

City College Coventry

City College Coventry website

Coventry University

Coventry University's website

First Tutors

UK private tuition provider

Foleshill Women's training

FWT are dedicated to helping all women in Coventry and the surrounding areas through our Social, Health and Economic programmes.
We offer education, training, healthcare and employment opportunities for all women, and this website contains information about courses, events, stories, and much more!

GOV UK

Government website with information about learning opportunities.

Henley College

Website for Henley College in Coventry

Home tutors directory

Learndirect

Learndirect courses can be done at your local centre or from home or work if you have access to the Internet. Courses are broken down into bite-sized chunks, so you can learn at your own pace whenever and wherever it suits you.

Lifelong learning

Local tutor

A directory of private tutors.

Tutor hunt

A website which links tutor with students

Tutors4me

Find Online and Home Tutors. Free for Tutors and Students

Local history and heritage

Birmingham and Midlands Genealogy Society

The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry is the principal family history society for the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Coventry Family History Society

Coventry Family History Society specialises in research in the Coventry area and can supply a wide range of books and CDs to help with your research.

Historic Coventry

An interesting website produced by local Cov Kid Rob Orland featuring plenty of history on Coventry with maps, photos and links to other local sites to visit.

History of the County of Warwick, Walsgrave-on Sowe

History of the County of Warwick, Walsgrave-on Sowe

Map of Henley ward dating from 1887

Map of Henley ward dating from 1887 from Coventry Walks.

National Archives

This site, provided by the National Archives aims to help you find the government records and other sources you need for your family history research

Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Family History Society

Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Family History Society website

Warwickshire Family History Society

Warwickshire Family History Society
Established in 1986 to help people everywhere conduct research into their Warwickshire ancestors. They cover the entire county and are the only Family History Society devoted solely to the whole of Warwickshire.

Woodway Lane, Walsgrave by David Fry

Information about Woodway Lane, Walsgrave by David Fry.

Local support organisations

Advice Services in Coventry

Advice Services for the citizens of Coventry.

Maths

A a a math

Info on fractions, fractions, geometry, equations and mental arithmetic.

BGFL

Games and activities on all sorts of maths topics.

Count on

Games, facts and activities for maths and numbers.

GCSE maths

A site that lets you work through maths problems and get the answer. There are step by step explanations and tutorials for you to follow.

IC teachers

This is a webpage that explains how to understand those long written maths questions with examples to follow.

Math.com

Covers maths topics such as decimals, fractions and square roots.

Maths is fun

Information on percentages, angles, measurements with a handy maths dictionary.

Mathsnet

Easy to use site which shows you how to solve different maths problems.

Nrich maths

This site has mathematical solutions and puzzles, covering 5-19 year olds.

Number nut

Maths website suitable for KS1 and KS2.

Web math

Good site with examples to help with mathematical problems.

Why algebra

WHY ALGEBRA? What is it for? What does it do? When are we going to need this?

These web pages aim to answer these questions while helping you out with Key Stage 3 and G.C.S.E

Newspapers online

Online Newspapers

Online Newspapers - the worlds largest online newspaper directory Thousands of Newspapers on the Web

thepaperboy

Searchable index to international newspapers. Claims to have links to 5,310 newspapers. Foreign language newspapers can be translated for a small fee.

Other Local Authorities

Solihull Local Authority

Information about school admissions in Solihull Local Authority

Warwickshire County Council

Information about school admissions for Warwickshire schools

Poetry

Chaucer's poetry

A comprehensive site with full text of poems. Aimed at KS4 to adult and includes Chaucer

Children's poetry bookshelf

This site was set up by the Poetry Book Society and is supported by Arts Council England. Send in your own poems or book reviews, play a poetry game or look at the poem of the week. Aimed at 7-11 year olds.

Giggle poetry

U.S site with lots of funny poems, things to do and competitions. Poets include Kenn Nesbitt and Bruce Lansky.

Man in the moon

This has poems by children and adults, ideas for writing, jokes and games. Plus children's poems by famous poets and you can send in your own work.

Poetry 4 kids

A nice site by Kenn Nesbitt with lots of funny poems.

potty poets

A fun site about this group of poets. Read some of their work and learn about the authors.

Rhyme zone

A great tool to use when writing poems and can't find words to rhyme

Readers' and writers' websites

A2A database

A2A is part of the UK archives network. The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day.

Book Trust

Book Trust is a charity which promotes reading, and is an independent voice for readers. Young Book Trust focuses and children's reading and, among other things, administers many children's literature prizes, including the Smarties Children's Book Award. It also co-ordinates the Bookstart books for babies project and produces a wide range of information and publications for readers both old and young.

Bookgroup

Bookgroup is a website dedicated to reading groups, based on the reviews of a Brighton reading group. It features an archive of books previously discussed by the group, adding a new title each month, as well as profiles of reading groups and advice on setting up new forums.

Familysearch

Mormon Index (or IGI) contains Births, marriages and a few death from Parish registers. Use with care and always check in originals but a good starting point. Also contains some FREE censuses – 1881 for England and some for Canada and the USA

First Choice Books

First Choice Books
This is the site for you to find books you want to read – from sport to humour, love to crime – there’s a book here for you. You can also let others know what you think about a book you’ve read by rating it and writing a comment. Don’t forget that you can borrow books for free from your local library and it is also free to join.

Free census

Free census site not complete 1841 to 1891

Opening the Book

Opening the Book's website focuses on reader development. It produces a range of resources and has designed a programme of courses to help library professionals reach out to new readers.

People's Network

People's Network's READ explore books and reading and share them with others. It aims to enhance enjoyment of books and reading by giving people access to great reading resources as well as opportunities to meet other readers either face to face or online.

Quick Reads

Quick Reads are brilliant, short books by bestselling writers and celebrities.
These exciting, dramatic and funny stories are ideal for people who've stopped reading or find reading tough, and for regular readers who want a short, fast read. Quick Reads have helped hundreds of thousands to pick up books and enjoy reading again.

Reading Agency

Reading Agency works to develop library practice in reading development for adults and children

Readitswapit

If you’re a booklover who likes to swap books or get new books for free, this is the book swap site for you. It is a free book exchange website that allows you to swap the books you don’t want for the second-hand books that you do. All you pay for is the postage of sending the book

Scotland's People

Scotland's People. The Scottish equivalent of National Archives with searchable databases for census, births, marriages and deaths, and parish registers. Charge for viewing original documents.

The good book guide

This site is primarily an online bookseller but it also has lots of useful information about forthcoming books, reviews, book group discussions, literary prizes and UK literary events.

Whichbook

Welcome to whichbook.net - a completely
new way of choosing what to read

Recommended reads for children and young people

Book trust children's books

Recommended Reads section from picture books to teenage books.

Mrs Mad reviews

Mrs Mad reviews and rates children's books.

Reading matters

Not sure what to read? Try Bookchooser!

Reading zone

A great website for finding out about your favourite authors and the books you love to read.

Scholastic books

This site has links to all types of books and authors; you are able to search under genres such as School Life, Fantasy and Graphic Novels.

Signed stories

Provides current books read out in sign language and subtitles for children with hearing difficulties. Very visual, with books ranging from under 5's to teenage.

Stories from the web

Visit Stories from the Web and read stories, e-mail authors, write reviews and more.

Religion

BBC GCSE religious education

Religious education information plus tests.

BBC religions

BBC website with many facts on religions such as Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Atheism.

Fact monster

A U.S site that gives background on major world religions and others which began in the U.S during the 19th century e.g. Mormons.

Interfaith calendar

Dates of many religious festivals and holidays

Library think quest

This covers the 5 major world religions and their important festivals.

Request

Site on Christianity covering all you need to know. Covers keystages 1-4.

Science

21st century

Science and Technology online magazine.

Bam

Information on physical activity, healthy eating, diseases and body information.

BBC human body

Explore the Human Body, organ by organ!

BBC science

BBC site about different areas of Science

BBC space

Explore the Universe without leaving home!

BBc weather

Weather information and facts.

Biology 4 kids

A simple site with lots of information and diagrams with sections on vertebrates, plants, cells and animal systems.

Brainpop

Activities and movies all about Science.

Cells alive

Some good information about different types of cells with plenty of diagrams. KS2+.

Chem 4 kids

Easy to understand articles on Chemistry.

Children first

Health advice and guidance with sections for 4-6, 7-11 and 12-18 year olds. Great Ormond Street hospital website.

Cosmos 4 kids

This site offers a lot of good basic information about Astronomy.

Earth Science

A good site about Earth Science and Dinosaurs, which is easy to navigate.

Earthquakes

Informative site aimed at KS3+.

Enchanted learning

This has lots of fact and may suit older children better.

Energy quest

This site covers everything from Fossil Fuels to Wind Power. KS3

Fact monster

A U.S site with links to different areas of Science. KS3+.

GCSE

This site covers mainly Physics but has information about Earth and the Elements.

healthy kids

Lots of information on drugs, weight, spots and much more.

Inner Body

The Human Body Online site with lots of information, some of it interactive. KS2 and KS4.

Kidnetic

American site about health and active living.

Kids astronomy

Information about the moon, planets, asteroids and comets.

Kids health

All about the Human Body and staying healthy for kids and teenagers.

Metoffice

This site includes historical weather events e.g. great storm of '87 and links to other sites.

NASA

Information on America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Follow the links to Naas Kids' Club for fun and games.

Physics 247

Help with Physics homework problems and examples.

Planet science

This has facts, games, information, news and resources about Science.

Powerup edf energy

A site with information about electricity, currents, circuits and how to use electricity safely.

Savage earth

A good site aimed at KS3+.

School science

Lots of information on different topics including life processes, health, human body, reproduction etc. Aimed at 5-19 year olds.

Schoolchem

A good site which covers Acids and Alkalis and includes a periodic table. KS3 and KS4.

Science monster

Information about the Solar System, gravity and technology.

Science monster physics

Easy to use site about covering the subject of Physics.

Science monster space

Easy to use site about space and the planets.

Science monster volcanoes

Easy to follow information about volcanoes.

Science Museum

Information from the Science Museum about the Human Body.

Science spot

Lots of information on Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics.

Sln

A U.S site run by the Science Learning Network which covers a lot of subjects including Weather, Physics and Biology.

Solar views

Lots of information but not very child friendly.

Space com

Great site featuring information games and pictures.

Splung

Help with physics problems including motion, friction, gravity, speed and velocity.

tales of the road

All about road safety with games, advice and information.

Tutor 4 physics

Homework help and information on solving difficult Physics problems.

Weather online

Weather facts and forecasts around the world.

Windows 2 universe

Earth and space science with a section on Myths and Mythology. Different levels of information.

Wxdude

A bit silly at the start but it has some useful information.

Youth Dance England

Youth Dance England site with information on local dance organisations running near you.

yucky

Gross experiments and yucky fun!

Zephyrus

Information on Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Aimed at KS3.

Social media

Coventry City Council - Facebook page: Coventry Inspiration Book Awards

Information about the Facebook page for Coventry Inspiration Book Awards.

Coventry City Council - Facebook page:Coventry

Link to the Facebook - Coventry page

Coventry City Council - Twitter account

Follow the Council on Twitter.

Coventry City Council Facebook page: C-Card in Coventry

Information about the C-Card in Coventry.

Coventry City Council Facebook page: Coombe Country Park

Information about the Facebook page for Coombe Country Park.

Coventry City Council Facebook page: Coventry City Centre Facebook page: final masterplan unveiled

Information about the Facebook page for the final City Centre masterplan unveiled.

Coventry City Council Facebook page: Coventry Library and Information Service

Information about the Facebook page for Coventry Library and Information Service.

Coventry City Council Facebook page: St. Mary's Guildhall

Information about the Facebook page for St. Mary's Guildhall.

Coventry City Council Facebook page: Walking and cycling in Coventry

Information about the facebook page for Walking and cycling in Coventry.

Coventry City Council's Flickr page

Information about Coventry City Council's Flickr page.

Coventry City Council's Friendfeed page

Information about Coventry City Council's Friendfeed page.

Coventry City Council's YouTube channel

Information about Coventry City Council's YouTube channel.

Facebook's privacy settings

How to use Facebook's privacy settings.

Internet Watch Foundation

UK hotline for reporting criminal online content.

Sport

Ballet

Guide to performers and ballet companies.

British Olympic Association

British Olympic Association

Coventry City website

All the latest news about matches, players and interviews from the Coventry City website.

Cricket information

Information on cricket information and news.

English Cricket Board

Official website of England and Wales cricket. Similar to the FA site with lots of information on the cricket board, teams, fixtures and playing the sport.

English hockey

Official website of English hockey

English netball

Official website of English netball with lots of information on the sport, news, games fixtures and how to play the sport.

English rugby league

Official website of English rugby league.

Exploratorium.edu/skateboarding

The history and science of skateboarding.

FIFA

Keep up to date on news from the world of football.

Northern Ireland rugby union

Official website of Northern Ireland rugby union

Olympic games website

Official website of the Olympics movement with lots of information on sports, the organisation, news and updates

Perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics

Find out about Ancient and Modern Olympics.

Rugby Football Union

Official website of English rugby union with lots of information on the sport, teams, games, fixtures and links to women's rugby.

Scottish hockey

Official website of Scottish hockey, you can still navigate some parts of this site without being a registered member.

Scottish rugby union

Official website of Scottish rugby union

The FA

For everything on football's FA Cup and competitions, the latest on women's football, plus plenty on the English national side.

Welsh rugby union

Official website of the Welsh rugby union

Taxi licensing

Coventry City Council Planning service

Department for Transport (DFT)

Driving Standards Agency (DSA)

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Office of Communications (Ofcom)

Transport for London (TFL)

Vehicle and Operator Service Agency (VOSA)

Tendering

Ready for business

Advice and collaboration opportunities for supplying the London 2012 Games

Tenders Electronic Daily

The official site of the European Union for larger contracts across the EU.

Theatre and performing arts

BBC new talent

Information and advice on writing music, singing in a band or becoming a music DJ.

British Theatre Designers

The Society of British Theatre Designers

Coventry Youth Orchestra

Find out how to join the Coventry Youth Orchestra and about their concerts.

Museum of the Performing Arts

National Museum of the Performing Arts at the V&A.

National Youth Theatre

Website of the National Youth Theatre, one of the UK's largest arts organisations for young people.

Performing Arts Service

Site for Coventry's Performing Arts Service with information about groups around the city whether you are interested in dance, drama, singing or playing instruments.

UK performing arts

Information and career advice about how to get into performing arts whether as an actor, technician or director.

Transport

Century of flight

Everything you would need to know about the history of flight, includes an aviation timeline, aviation myths and legends, airships and record breakers.

Department of Transport

Government website including details of accident statistics, road works, public transport and the Highway Code.

London Transport museum

Site of the London Transport Museum detailing 200 years of London's transport history including horse and electric trams and underground trains.

National Maritime Museum

The history of Britain at sea on the National Maritime Museum site.

Pedalling history

An extensive site about the history of cycling and many links to other sites.

Transport museum

Discover Coventry's transport heritage from the earliest cycles to the land speed record breaking Thrust2.

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