Coronavirus Learning at Home
Welcome to our
home learning page.
This page will be updated regularly, so do keep checking for new ideas and free resources.
Children are able to use an Xbox or Playstation games console instead of a laptop or tablet to access Google Classroom. You can do this on the following devices: Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro or PlayStation 5. You will just need a working USB Keyboard to plug into that device to enable this function. There is more information about this at the following link: https://www.pocket-lint.com/apps/news/google/155204-how-to-use-google-classroom-on-xbox-and-playstation
Special Educational Needs
Brain Parade - http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/
A visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.
Sensory App House Ltd - https://www.sensoryapphouse.com/
A range of interactive apps many of which do not require significant coordination abilities.
Visuals2Go - https://www.visuals2go.com/
An app to support people with communication difficulties.
NHS Counselling information for children and young people -
Our Healthy Year - These colourful and engaging interactive calendars feature exciting activities to inspire you to eat well and move more.
Children's Commissioner - https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/
A downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.
MindEd - https://www.minded.org.uk/
Advice and guidance about a range of mental health issues for children and young people.
Every Mind Matters - https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Expert advice and practical tips from the NHS to help look after mental health and wellbeing.
Teach Your Monster to Read - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
A wonderful game made in association with leading educational experts and follows phonic phases 1, 2 and 3 in separate games. Perfect for EYFS through to KS1. The online website version is free. Your child can follow their monster around and learn without realising how much they are learning to read!
Pobble - http://www.pobble365.com/
An online writing platform. They post a free picture a day with prompts for discussion and writing.
Literacy Trust - https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/
Activity ideas for writing, reading and speaking, including tips about other useful websites and apps.
Audible - https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
All children's audiobooks can be accessed for free while schools are closed.
David Walliams - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
One free audiobook is available each day.
Sports and physical exercise
Premier Sports - a weekly timetable of activities and a weekly sporting challenge!
Stay active home lesson - https://www.premier-education.com/stay-active/
A range of physical activities to do at home.
Premier local facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/premiersuffolkessex/?ref=br_rs
A video of different physical activities is uploaded every day to Premier's facebook page.
Football skills videos (App)
Download the tiktok app and search @bennuttalltv to find a range of videos from a three times world champion freestyler, Ben Nuttall, to help practise and develop football skills.
Rugby themed activities from England Rugby
Boogie Beebies - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc
A range of videos to get younger children up and dancing!
Disney 10 minute shake ups - https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups
Fun videos based on Disney films to encourage children to be active.
Videos created by PE teachers, focusing on the PE curriculum
Arts and Crafts
Arts Award: Discover at home - click here
Paw Print Badges - https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Tinkercad - https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.
The Artful Parent - https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art - https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree - https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Knitting for All: Crouch Valley - Facebook
Fun, creative craft projects posted every week.
Essex Youth Service online activities - https://youth.essex.gov.uk/young-people/online-activities/
Simple’s Purple Mash - https://2simple.com/blog/using-purple-mash-when-school-closed/
Full of content which keeps children engaged and supported through the curriculum in every subject. Games, videos, activities and ebooks are available. Suitable for ages 4-11. Usually a paid subscription but free in event of closures.
Juniper Education - https://junipereducation.org/parent-timetables/
Daily schedules with ideas for fun and educational activities.
BBC Learning - http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
Although this site is no longer updated, there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Futurelearn - https://www.futurelearn.com
100s of free 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).
Ted Ed - https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos
The Kids Should See This - https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course Kids - https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
A wide range of you tube videos on a variety of subjects.
Cbeebies Radio - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Toy Theater - https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
Blockly - https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
Barefoot Computing - https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning
Enjoyable activities, designed by teaching professionals for families to do at home with their children.
Raspberry pi - https://www.raspberrypi.org/learn/
Online projects for young people which are completely free. They include step-by-step instructions and are easily filtered by level and topic. The projects are designed so that young people can complete them in no more than an hour.
MoneySense from NatWest - mymoneysense.com
MoneySense has created Distance Learning bundles for teachers that children can complete at home. Each bundle contains a mix of curriculum-linked resources such as games, videos and activity sheets as well as an Instructional Learning Guide on how to make the most of them.
Maths games for children age 5-11. Usually a paid subscription but free for school closures.
Khan Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level.
Prodigy Maths - https://www.prodigygame.com
In U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Fun activity videos, designed for children 0 - 6
Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games
A range of interactive maths games, categorised by age group.
Mystery Science - https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons
Crest Awards - https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.
Nature Detectives - https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Stem Learning (Home learning) - https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science
An online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.
National Geographic Kids - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Geography Games - https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Duolingo - https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Hungry Little Minds - https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#3
Lots of ideas for simple and fun educational activities with younger children.
CBeebies - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
Lots of fun online games for younger children.