Welcome to our
home learning page!

This page will be updated regularly, so do keep checking for new ideas and free resources.

 

 

Coronavirus

 See below for some extra exciting ideas to keep you busy while you're at home!

Special Educational Needs

 

 

 Brain Paradehttp://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 Ltdhttps://www.sensoryapphouse.com/

 A range of interactive apps many of which do not require significant coordination abilities.

Visuals2Gohttps://www.visuals2go.com/

An app to support people with communication difficulties. 

Wellbeing

 

 

 Children's Commissionerhttps://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

A downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.

MindEdhttps://www.minded.org.uk/

Advice and guidance about a range of mental health issues for children and young people.  

Every Mind Mattershttps://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Expert advice and practical tips from the NHS to help look after mental health and wellbeing.

English

 

 

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 Trusthttps://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Activity ideas for writing, reading and speaking, including tips about other useful websites and apps.

 Audiblehttps://stories.audible.com/start-listen

All children's audiobooks can be accessed for free while schools are closed.

 David Walliamshttps://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

One free audiobook is available each day.

Storytime with Nickhttps://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

Films of well loved stories, read by a trained actor and teacher.  

Sir Linkalot spelling app - https://www.sirlinkalot.org/spellathome/

Access to this fun spelling app is being offered free while children are away from school.  An access code and instructions are available via the above link.  

Sports and physical exercise

 

 

Stay active home lessonhttps://www.premier-education.com/stay-active/

A range of physical activities to do at home.  

Premier local facebook pagehttps://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

https://www.englandrugby.com/news/article/england-rugby-invites-children-to-school-of-ruck?utm_source=030420WeeklyContentUpdate&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=030420WeeklyContentUpdate&utm_content=Mens&spMailingID=9086132&spUserID=MTQyNzM1MzIzMTAxS0&spJobID=1490344916&spReportId=MTQ5MDM0NDkxNgS2

Boogie Beebieshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

A range of videos to get younger children up and dancing!

Disney 10 minute shake upshttps://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

Fun videos based on Disney films to encourage children to be active.

#This is PEhttps://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/

Videos created by PE teachers, focusing on the PE curriculum

 

Arts and Crafts

 

 

 Paw Print Badgeshttps://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercadhttps://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

The Artful Parenthttps://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities

 Red Ted Arthttps://www.redtedart.com

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 The Imagination Treehttps://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Knitting for All: Crouch Valley - Facebook 

Fun, creative craft projects posted every week.

General

 

 

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 Educationhttps://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.

Futurelearnhttps://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 Edhttps://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

The Kids Should See Thishttps://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 Crash Course Kidshttps://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

A wide range of you tube videos on a variety of subjects.

Cbeebies Radiohttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Toy Theaterhttps://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Activities and quizzes

Computing

 

 

Blocklyhttps://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Scratchhttps://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming 

Barefoot Computinghttps://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning

Enjoyable activities, designed by teaching professionals for families to do at home with their children.

Maths

 

 

Mangahigh

https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/blog/2020-03-06-free-access-schools-online-maths-coronavirus

Maths games for children age 5-11. Usually a paid subscription but free for school closures.

Khan Academyhttps://www.khanacademy.org

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. 

Prodigy Mathshttps://www.prodigygame.com

In U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age. 

Numberblockshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

Fun activity videos, designed for children 0 - 6

Topmarkshttps://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

A range of interactive maths games, categorised by age group.

Science

 

 

Mystery Sciencehttps://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

Crest Awardshttps://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

Nature Detectiveshttps://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.

Geography

 

 

 National Geographic Kidshttps://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Geography Gameshttps://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

Languages

 

 

Duolingohttps://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Early Years

 

 

 Hungry Little Mindshttps://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#3

Lots of ideas for simple and fun educational activities with younger children.  

CBeebieshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Lots of fun online games for younger children.