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Hurst Knoll St James'

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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:


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





Prodigy Maths

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



Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.


Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for Primary age





Mystery Science

Free science lessons


Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.




National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.


Geography Games

Geography gaming!




              History for Kids


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




Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.



Creative computer programming


iDEA Awards

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.




Johanna Basford

Drawing and doodles tutorials and activities

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



Arts and crafts


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.



All kinds of making.





Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!





Learn languages for free. Web or app.


British Council

Resources for English language learning


Learning English language







Range of topics:


Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos



The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos


Crash Course

You Tube videos on many subjects


Crash Course Kids

As above for a younger audience


Blue Peter Badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.


 Toy Theater

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.


BBC Bitesize primary

Whole range of topics to learn about.


BBC Learning

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.



Paw Print Badges

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