This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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 licence 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).
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger children.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Home Learning Overview
As part of our Home Learning Curriculum, we use some fantastic online learning platforms so children can access different aspects of the curriculum at home.
Alongside our weekly structured home learning, we would like to bring to your attention any additional home learning lessons that can be accessed by yourselves at home.
Please do complete the weekly plans set by our teachers in the first instance but should you feel that your child would like some extra learning, you will find resources and websites here:
Always happy to help, the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. We will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.
Our online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan.
A real favourite of the children! This is a fun and interactive way for children to learn their times tables. Firstly, children create their own rock avatar, then navigate through a rock world whilst competing at ‘Jams’ and ‘Stadiums’ to improve their rock speed (how quickly and accurately they answer times tables questions) and earn coins that can be spent to personalise their avatar.
All children have been given log ons for TT Rockstars. These are recorded in their Home Learning books. If you have any questions regarding log ons and passwords please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Each week, your child will be sent home with spellings to learn. They will be tested on these spellings the following week.
There are also lists of curriculum words that the children need to learn by the end of year 1 and 6. These lists will be emailed in the event of closure.
Rapid recall and fluency are very important for children to feel confident in maths lessons and progress easily on to new maths teaching. Below are the ‘Key Recall Fact’ booklets for each year group. (Borrowed from TMA) Throughout maths lessons, children will be using these basic maths skills regularly and any extra practice at home towards these will support your child.
At SMSG, we believe that children having an active lifestyle is extremely important. We encourage the children to be as active as possible and make sure we embedded physical activity into as many lessons as we can. Here are some links to videos and websites that we use within school so if you want to keep your children active at home whilst learning and revising concepts, these links are good places to start.
5 Minute Move – Workout 1