children arrow-link about-us parents newsletters logo-watermark language key-info house-points home explore phone calendar news-and-events plus-button school-attendance search twitter email address ext-link
School Logo

Hurst Knoll St James'

CE Primary School

Inspiring Faith and Learning for Life

Search
Language

Home Learning

- Online learning portals.  Many of these are currently free, or have free trials given the global scale of home education. The following is a pretty good list of these:

 

Advice about keeping child occupied at home:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/teach/five-ways-to-keep-your-children-occupied-and-learning-at-home/z4966v4

 

CLICK HERE for Non-screen activities you can do at home

 

 

Maths

 

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 

English

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

 

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

 

Science

 

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

 

Geography

 

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

 

 

History

              History for Kids

            https://www.historyforkids.net/

              The website is packed with articles, worksheets and even a quiz on each section.

 

Computing

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch

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

Creative computer programming

 

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 

 

Wellbeing

Johanna Basford

https://www.johannabasford.com/happyplace/

Drawing and doodles tutorials and activities

 

https://www.headspace.com/

Minfulness for everyday life. Offering free support during the current situation.

 

 

Arts and crafts

 

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.

 

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

 

 

Nature

 

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!

 

 

Languages

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

 

Learning English language

https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Range of topics:

 

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

https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

 

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

As above for a younger audience

 

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

 Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

 

DK Find Out

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

Activities and quizzes

 

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

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.

 

BBC Bitesize primary

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Whole range of topics to learn about.

 

BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

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.

 

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

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).

 

 

Openlearn

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

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.

 

   

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.

Top