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During school closures, it's important that children are able to continue their learning. We have compiled a list of resources helpful to teachers, school leaders, parents/carers and young people.

All of these resources are either free, or they have been made free during the period of school closures. If you know of any free online learning resources that we haven't included here, please email: Dr Elpida Makrygianni - e.makriyannis@ucl.ac.uk

  • Relating to coronavirus
  • ​​​​​​Primary
  • Secondary 
  • General secondary and primary 

Relating to coronavirus


Primary 

General

  • Classroom Secrets Kids website - Platform for learning grammar, punctuation, spelling, maths, reading history (years 1-6).
  • Doorway online website - Collection of interactive literacy games and numeracy activities.
  • Emile website - Online program for 4-12 year olds that covers the UK national primary curriculum for numeracy and SPaG with some phonics thrown in (free access currently).
  • Pobble 365 website - ‘One picture. One teaching resource. Every day.’
  • Robin Hood MAT website - Lots of learning projects for parents and schools (EYFS, KS1, Y3/4, Y5/6). Be sure to read the project overview guides first.
  • Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust website - Learning projects for schools (EYFS, KS1, Y3/4, Y5/6)
  • Teacher’s pet website - Provides thousands of resources for KS1 and KS2.
  • TTS website - Free home learning activity booklets for Early Years, KS1 and KS2.
  • Twinkl website - 500,000+ teacher-created materials and resources.

Art

Computer science

  • iCompute website - Supporting schools with comprehensive computing curricula for pupils aged 3-11 (free access currently).

Physical education

  • Jump Start Jonny website - Weekly workouts and activities (a paid site with access to some free activities).

Numeracy

  • Eedi website - Craig Barton’s maths resources.
  • Oxford Owl website - Free maths games and activities for ages 3-11 (requires sign up for an account).
  • Eedi website - Craig Barton’s maths resources.
  • NRich website - Primary maths activities and games.
  • Mathsticks website - An online platform for maths games.
  • Numbots website - Games that focus on addition and subtraction.
  • Times tables rock stars website - A programme for daily times tables practice. (currently full free access to all schools closed).
  • White Rose Maths website - Provides maths lessons for Years 1-8.

Literacy 

Science

  • Rethinking Education website - Practical ideas for parents to do with their children. Linked to the National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6.
  • That Science Lady website - Lots of resources, including home discussion questions, enquiry questions and careers information.
  • GrowEatGift website - 30 ways to go wild with science.
  • Retrieval roulette (via Google drive) - Q&A sheets for Primary Science years 1 to 6.


Secondary

General

  • Gojimo website - A revision app that covers 28 GCSE subjects, 20 A level subjects, and much more.
  • A Chemical Orthodoxy website - A list of Q&A spreadsheets for retrieval practice, including History, English Lit, IB Business Management, A-level Psychology, RE, Sociology, Philosophy, and lots on science.

English

  • Remote learning @SPryke2 (via dropbox) – Revision guides and remote learning guides for GCSE English lit – Christmas Carol, Inspector Calls, MacBeth.

Science

Maths

  • Eedi website - Craig Barton’s maths resources.
  • NRich (University of Cambridge) website – Secondary Maths activities and games. 

General secondary and primary

  • BBC Bitesize on BBC website - Provides interactive activities mapped against the national curricula for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Covers Early Years, Primary, Secondary and 16+
  • BrainPOP website - Free resources on a range of subjects, both traditional school-based subjects and topical subjects.
  • Children’s University of Manchester website - A suite of activities and resources covering History, Languages, Science, Art and Design, and student life.
  • Discovery education (US-based) website - Videos, activities, printable resources on a wide range of topics. (some free content available).
  • Kahoot website - A free platform where you can create quizzes, or use quizzes made by others. Children can play individually or in teams. Requires two screens. (currently offering premium service to schools for free).
  • Kahoot distance learning website - A handy guide to distance learning (PDF).
  • Khan academy website - A vast library of online learning courses. Running daily schedules for students aged 4-18 during school closures. 
  • Learning by questions website - A wide-ranging resource covering English, Maths, Science at primary and secondary. Designed to be an in-class teaching and learning tool but can be used to deliver question sets to pupils at home.
  • MemRise website - A free and interactive platform for learning languages.
  • Myths and legends website - Provides information, activities and resources for teachers.
  • Outschool website - Online lessons at scheduled times covering a wide range of topics. (offering free live online classes during school closures).
  • Picture News - They send out a topical picture, with learning resources, each week (free access currently).
  • Scholastic Classroom Magazine website (US-based) - Learn at Home, 20 day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. 
  • Seneca website - A huge range free online courses and resources covering a wide range of courses, from primary to 16+. Also includes CPD for teachers.
  • Smart School House website - Lots of creative ideas for craft projects to do at home.
  • Travel and Leisure website – Virtual tours of 12 famous museums. 
  • Typing club website- Learn to touch type for free. 
  • Young writers website - Regular writing competitions for primary and secondary age children.

YouTube 

There are loads of channels with free courses for children. Here are just a few:


This page provides access to a list of free online resources. It is not intended to endorse any particular resource.