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General curriculum support

These links cover a wide range of topics and age groups so are useful for everybody looking for high quality and free online resources to support home learning.

Online Encyclopaedias

World Book Encyclopaedia are providing free resources to support independent research into any topic. You do need to register to create a login, but this is free to do and will then allow you access a wide range of reliable and verified information.

Free Encyclopaedia-like resource from DK Publishers using their brilliant Find out series of books. With clear explanations, links to take your research further and quizzes to test your knowledge. Great for a whole range of subjects. Check out these links for Planet Earth, Science and History

Encyclopaedia Britannica online gives you access to reliable and verified information across a wide range of subjects as well as videos, biographies and quizzes.

Educational resources

Suitable for all this is a great collection of video lessons from the BBC to teach all kinds of topics.

Classroom Secrets Kids have lots of free online activities that support maths and literacy from nursery to year 6. It is free to register and create a login and then you can access any of the educational videos and games. Alternatively you can download their weekly free home learning packs

School curriculum-linked resources available for home learning, with no registration. Resources cover English, Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing and Maths for Key Stage 1 and 2), with fun activities to keep children active and learning at home. 

Home learning packs are available for all Key Stages from Twinkl which are free to download during the school closures. Teacher written worksheets and activities to support all aspects of the curriculum.

University of Warwick have set up an education resources page with links to lots of different learning resources and activities for a range of ages. 

Usborne have launched Play and Learn at home which has lots of free resources available to help keep children entertained and engaged with topics they are already studying at school and with new ideas that will expand their minds. It has also reduced the cost of Its e-books (across all platforms) to just 99p

Netflix has put some of their educational programming on YouTube for free. For instance, they’ve put all 8 episodes of David Attenborough’s nature series Our Planet and the Explained series.

Cornerstones are releasing a set of Big Idea challenge cards each week. These are enjoyable, purposeful tasks that children can do independently or with family members while learning from home. 

Classroom Secrets Kids covers grammar, punctuation, spelling and maths with practical ideas, games activities and answer videos.

ICT Games have free online games to support maths and literacy learning including spelling, phonics letter formation, place value, counting, ordering numbers and simple sums. 

Fun activities

Days Out with the Kids have put together 100 plus activities to do indoors with children with links to videos and downloadable resources.  

The National Trust have some great ideas for family activities to do this spring either in the house or your garden.

The Wildlife Trust have the 30 Days Wild challenge to do one wild thing a day throughout June. Sign up to receive a free activity pack with additional resources sent out throughout June. They also have a great collection of nature-based activities you can do during lock down.

Activity Village provides a wealth of fun activities that can be searched by topic or just personal interests.

From wildlife wanders to stories inspired by paintings, lots of activities for learning at home from museums.

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