On this page there are a range of links to a variety of websites that cover different activities. They are suggestions meant to supplement the class pages to give more choice and learning opportunities. They will be added to regularly over the period of our school's closure.
We have also started to upload assemblies or messages to think about.
Daily Lesson Links
From these links children should be doing a maximum of 1 English, 1 Maths and 1 other lesson a day. There are lots of suggestions for PE and other subjects where children can follow their own interest if they or their parents want to pursue them.
BBC Bitesize - the BBC has combined its online services to release 3 lessons a day for each year group from Y1-Y6 and beyond - English, Maths and 1 other subject ranging from History, Geography, Science, Music and Well being etc. These feature people from well known authors to various celebrities.
Subjects like History and Geography follow the National Curriculum however the topic choices may be different from those your year group was covering in school but may be of interest.
Oak National Academy - This is a Government backed online learning platform. It provides 3 lessons a day from Reception to Y6 and beyond. Each lesson is an hour and ranges from English and Maths through to History, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language e.g. Spanish, Science and Art etc.
Subjects like History and Geography follow the National Curriculum however the topic choices may be different from those your year group were covering in school but may be of interest.
General Curriculum Pages offering a wide range of activities
Scholastic - In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, Scholastic Resource Bank have put together a range of FREE home learning packs for Early Years, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 children to help parents and for all eventualities
Early Years Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439122
Year 1/2 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439121
Year 3/4 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439120
Year 5/6 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439108
Hamilton Trust – Home Learning packs posted weekly for English and Maths for Y1-6
Classroom Secrets – Free learning packs for different year groups and a new free website for parents to log on to during school closures
Free Website login page for parents https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/
Seneca – A range of free courses for children of all ages linked to the National Curriculum (the links below are for Primary)
Link for parents information https://www.senecalearning.com/parents
Link for Primary courses https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Age+Group=Primary
Movement, Mindfulness and Exercise
PE with Joe Wicks – daily work outs that can be accessed at any time but also stream live at 9.00 each day
Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids
imoves - Free, fun activities to get children moving. Daily new activities to use with children, of varying durations
Gonoodle – Fun exercise ideas that we use these regularly with the children
Arts and Activities
Arts for Kids hub – Family art projects
Expressive Arts activities from Riverside School
Red Ted Arts – easy craft for kids
Crafts for Kids - Easy crafting activities for children
Arts Bar - Craft Activities for young people
JJK – Illustrator with step-by-step drawing tips
Family drawing fun - Below is a link for free art and drawing classes for all ages - although more suited to school-age children. Steve Harpster from Harptoons Publishing is hosting classes via his Facebook page and YouTube channel at 2pm EST/6pm GMT every day, aimed at teaching families how to draw cartoons. Monday’s episode focused on drawing different types of monsters
National Geographic – Information and games for children
Seterra – lots of quizzes and games
Virtual online tours - including zoos, landmarks in foreign countries and more
Breef – Coral reef virtual tour. This YouTube page has lots of links to other geographical virtual tours also
The British museum YouTube channel – lots of videos to find things out from and on the second link 100 artefacts to find out about linked to the national curriculum
Open Culture – 6000 free historical books to read online
A link to London’s top museums from home
The National archives – KS2 - Students interact in a live virtual classroom session led by an Education Officer from The National Archives
Koobits - 10 Free websites for language learning
Scratch - program your own interactive stories, games, and animations
Code Org - This is an American site where children can learn the basics of computer science for free. It caters for an age range of 4-18 so any projects for children would have to be selected by and adult.
Also, starting on 25 March, Code.org is launching its Code Break program – a free, live weekly webcast where members of the Code.org team teach coding and computer science to children and adults. The team will also be setting weekly challenges for beginners, experienced coders and even students without computers. You can sign up to receive each week’s Code Break via email at
Gardening for Children
ABC Does – Lots of activities with a difference
100 Things to do indoors – a free download
The World Wildlife Fund - The WWF Have launched lots of new activities for children to take part in from home. They range from a home based safari, to building a lantern or a bug hotel as well as live events to watch
The National Theatre - Theatres are closed but the National Theatre is showing plays on YouTube every Thursday
Questions and ideas for each year group
Crash Course Kids – Lots of videos on a variety of subjects
Mystery Science – Video clips and questions, now free
NASA – NASA has made entire collection of images, sounds and videos available online
Learn basic engineering! - Primary Engineer and Ford of Britain have partnered with other engineering brands to launch two free online challenges designed to inspire the next generation of young engineers. The first is called the Leaders Award and asks children to submit ideas along the idea of: “If you were an engineer, what would you do?” The programme gives children of all ages the opportunity to interview engineers from NASA, Facebook, Ford and more about their careers before coming up with engineering solutions to everyday problems.
The second challenge is called Statwars and is aimed at primary and secondary school ages to learn about climate change by developing mathematics, numeracy and data literacy skills. Children can enjoy the programmes at home with help from their parents and each has a hub of downloadable packages including videos direct from engineers.
Jane Considine – 2 Daily web lessons with a writing focus using different hook
Below are links directly to the first two. A further 2 lessons are posted each day
Blue Umbrella 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5kzc2NVikc
Blue Umbrella 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAQs5nljR9A
The Reading Realm - free home learning packs/book and library challenges/quizzes/discussion guides/games and stories written by children for children! You can also now draw/write your own stories, poems, reviews, diaries etc, in the app too
Ruth Miskin Phonics – Links to Read Write Inc daily phonics lessons. This is the phonics scheme we use in school.
Michael Rosen - Free stories, poems, songs, and jokes
Reading Books Aloud - Children can listen to stories being read aloud by different authors on YouTube
Third Space Learning - Primary resources for schools, and parent/carers guides to learning at home/support/advice/resources
White Rose – White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They 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
Gareth Metcalfe Maths – daily YouTube lessons for Primary Children
Corbett Maths – videos, worksheets, quizzes and more
Bedtime Math - non-screen maths activities
First4Maths – free worksheets from EYFS to Y6) to help engage children in maths at home