Audible – All ages
There are a great range of FREE audible stories for children available online – no joining fees and lots of genres to choose from.
BBC Bitesize / BBC Teach is now offering online lessons via its website, BBC iPlayer, Red button on the TV and its app for a most subjects for all year groups. Lessons follow specific exam boards and there are videos and online lessons hosted by celebrities. Accounts are free to set up so pupils can schedule their own learning and track how they are doing.
Big History Project – Secondary age
Multi-disciplinary history activities.
Blockly – Key Stage 2 and 3
Designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Blue Peter Badges – All ages
If you have a stamp and nearby post box.
British Council, Learn English for Teens
The Survivor is a thrilling audio fiction series, available at elementary, intermediate and upper intermediate language levels https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/study-break/graded-listening?utm_source=TE_Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bc-teachingenglish
British Council – All ages
Resources for English language learning.
CBeebies Radio – Pre-school and Key Stage 1
Listening activities for younger children.
Chatter Pack – Mainly Key Stage 3 and 4
This website contains a list of at home resources that both parents and teachers can use.
If you would like to know more about how class charts works, you can find more guidance and information here:
Crash Course – Secondary age
You Tube videos on many subjects.
Crash Course Kids – Primary age
Youtube videos on many subjects.
Crest Awards – Age 5 – 19
Science awards you can complete from home.
David Walliams, World’s Worst Children stories
Every day at 11am you can listen to one of David Walliam’s World’s Worst Children stories. Stuck for a book to review? Why not take a listen? https://worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
DK Find Out – Mainly Key Stage 2 and 3
Activities and quizzes.
Duolingo – Secondary age
Learn languages for free online or on the app.
England’s Forgotten Queen
This is a fantastic Iplayer series about Lady Jane Grey. It gives some great context for pupils who are learning about the reign of Elizabeth I in History.
Futurelearn – Key Stage 4 and 5
Free to access 100s of courses (only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your own name).
Geography Games – Key Stage 2 and 3
IDEA Awards – Secondary age
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Khan Academy – Age 4 to 18
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at secondary level too. Note this uses the US grade system but it’s mostly common material.
Maths with Carol Voderman
Carol Voderman’s website the Maths Factor has been made free for the duration of the school closures, to help children as much as possible.
National Academy / Oak National Academy
The government has launched a free online learning website that includes lots of lessons that have been created by teachers from across a wide range of specialisms.
National Geographic Kids – Primary age
Activities and quizzes for younger children.
National Literacy Trust Family Zone
As a response to school closures, the National Literacy Trust have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time. Over the next days, weeks and months they will be updating this as often as we can with new and useful content for parents.
Netflix Geography Programmes
Our Geography Department has put together a list of geography programmes to view on Netflix. Download a copy here: Netflix Geography Programmes to Watch
Openlearn – Key Stage 4 and 5
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.
Oxford Owl for Home – Primary age
Lots of free resources.
Science with Maddie Moate on YouTube
Weekdays at 11am Maddie and Greg will chat about science and nature.
Seneca – Key Stage 4 and 5
Lots of free content. (Paid access to some higher-level material.)
Listen to the audio fiction series, available at three different levels (elementary, intermediate and upper-intermediate) so you can choose the one that’s right for you.
Ted Ed – Secondary age
All sorts of engaging educational videos.
Online resources to help in learning times tables, as well as having lots of maths games to help you learn.
Toy Theatre – Primary age
Educational online games.
Twinkl – All ages
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents due to school closures.
Visit Liverpool – All ages
Visit Liverpool is offering a selection of PDF quizzes which you can download to do with your family. They are only short – 10 questions on each theme. So you may want to download a few for a longer quiz! If you’d prefer to take part online, Visit Liverpool runs the quizzes on their social media every week. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram!
They’ve also got a ‘Colour in Liverpool’ activity that they are encouraging everyone to download, print off, colour in and then tweet your masterpieces to @VisitLiverpool with #VisitLiverpoolLater
You can access over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks for free, this is a great way to keep up with literacy and reading.