School Closure: Useful Websites for Home Schooling
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Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note: this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
P5-P7 can continue to assess their understanding of reading books by completing tests.
Borrow and read free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your library using your phone or tablet.
Resources for English language learning.
Scholastic UK Resource Pack
Early Years Pack
Key Stage 1 Pack
Lower Key Stage 2 Pack
Upper Key Stage 2 Pack
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age.
Collin’s Big Cat
Big Cat ebooks and free activities/worksheets. Year 1 is the equivalent of Primary 2 etc.
Terminology tables with grammatical terms, meanings and examples.
Listening activities for the younger children.
A digital hub packed with reading advice, ideas, activities and resources.
David Walliams Audio Books
David Walliams is sharing audio stories for children.
Story Telling on Facebook
World Around Us
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Free science lessons
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities.
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for younger children.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming.
Scripture Union NI
Posted every Monday at 10am on Facebook
We post a video for primary aged children every Wednesday at 1pm on Facebook.
Play Based Learning
Play Matters More Than It Ever Did!
Guidance sheet on how to provide quality play opportunities and experiences.
Joe Wicks Virtual PE Lessons
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee. However, Twinkl are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Educational activities and videos for Numeracy and Literacy. Free access during school hours.
IXL Maths and Literacy
Personalised learning website for maths and literacy (Cost applicable)
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. NO TV license is required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
All sorts of engaging educational videos.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos.
Youtube videos on many subjects.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Educational online games.
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes.
Interactive resource featuring apps and games that allow children to explore feelings, social skills, maths, literacy and science.
Natasha Lamb Daily Sign Language Lessons
Edinburgh Zoo, San Diego Zoo and Victoria Zoo
Live streams of animal exhibits and more.
Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
CCEA Home Learning Resources
Hungry Little Minds
UK Government Campaign – Activities for Children Age 0-5
Tiny Happy People
BBC Campaign for Children Age 0-5
Live sing-a-long activities on Facebook
P6 Transfer Test Preparation
The Transfer Tutor
The Transfer Test