Educational resources

Websites and apps that can provide fun and educational activities for children at home.

There are a number of websites and apps that can provide fun and educational activities for children at home.

This list was originally devised to help with lockdowns during the pandemic, but can still be enjoyed now.

Online learning 

See below for a list of websites and apps to support with learning different key stage subjects including maths, science and literacy:

  • TopMarks - learn online, through safe, fun and engaging games and activities
  • Dragon Box app - app for maths based games 
  • White rose maths  - maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8
  • Time Table Rockstars - website with daily times tables practice
  • Cbeebies - Numberblocks - helps young children learn about numbers 
  • Prodigy - maths app
  • ICT Games - literacy and maths games 
  • Literacy Trust - encouraging children to read whilst learning at home
  • Literacy shed plus free literacy based resources
  • Explorify - has engaging and creative science activities
  • Duolingo - fun, entertaining, and efficient to learn a new language right on your phone
  • Bee Bot - app for computing
  • BBC Bitesize - information and activities on all key stage subjects
  • ICT in Schools - they have a dedicated area on their website called Learning@Home which has links to resources and support for parents, students and staff at all key stages

Mindfulness and keeping active

See below for a list of websites and apps to support with mindfulness and keeping active:

School subscription services 

See below for a list of school subscription services that provide guidance and resources.

  • Twinkl - worksheets, powerpoints and interactive games to support all areas of learning
  • Classroom Secrets - maths and reading home learning packages to use during school closures
  • Master the Curriculum - maths subscription service which offers a free membership option
  • Primary Stars - KS1 maths home learning packages

Activities 

Music lessons 

During the pandemic we produced a number of singing and musical instrument videos and highlighted some music based activities that could be enjoyed. These can still be viewed at: music videos and resources.