Resources for unlikely homeschoolers

With schools closed, we've gathered together the free resources available to support home learning. We will update this page as often as we can.

See also: Subscription services for unlikely homeschoolers

  • Authorfy - For a daily dose of creativity, Authorfy is posting '10 Minute Challenges', which are set by bestselling authors and illustrators.
  • BBC Bitesize - online lessons for all ages full of videos, quizzes and practice activities to help you with home learning.
  • BBC Teach - Home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.
  • Blockly - Blockly Games is a series of free educational games that teach computer programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with programming.
  • BookLife - BookLife's free downloadable resources cover a range of topics for all ages and abilities.
  • Chester Zoo - Free virtual zoo tours via Facebook and Youtube. Check the website to find out when the next live tour is. In the meantime, you can watch previous tours back.
  • Cloud Stop Motion - Create stop motion videos online with access to an extensive library of audio, backgrounds and styles. Cloud Stop Motion is free for individuals, schools and organisations.
  • Collins - Collins has made a range of resources available for home-school parents, including over 300 e-books, a children's song bank and a primary school dictionary.
  • Disney On Stage - Free activities based around Disney's stage shows, including The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Aladdin and Frozen.
  • DKfindout - Teaching resources, videos and quizzes to spark curiosity.
  • Duolingo - Duolingo is a free platform which enables users to learn a variety of languages in a fun way.
  • iDEA - The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award is an international programme that helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free.
  • The Kids Should See This - over 4,500 kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents.
  • Mathster - Free downloadable maths worksheets for all ages.
  • NASA - NASA provides a place for children to play and learn about NASA and its missions. It offers STEM games of various skill levels for primary children.
  • NatGeo Kids - NatGeo Kids is packed with geography games, quizzes and activities, plus primary resources.
  • Natural History Museum - The museum's virtual tour means you can learn about its exhibits from the comfort of your own home.
  • Nrich - From the University of Cambridge, Nrich is packed with free, online mathematical activities for learners aged 3-19.
  • Oxford Owl - Oxford Owl at home has lots of free resources, including an eBook library, learning guides and kids' activities. It covers multiple subjects.
  • Pawprint Family - Free resources including challenge packs, progress trackers and activity sheets.
  • Pobble 365 - Daily picture prompts with accompanying teaching resources.
  • Premier League Primary Stars - Curriculum-linked resources covering English, physical activity, health and wellbeing and maths for KS1 and KS2. Updated regularly.
  • Puffin Schools - Resources focus on KS1 and KS2, covering topics such as English, PHSE and creative writing. Lots of writing prompts and activity ideas.
  • Quizlet - Free resources available include flashcards, practice questions, interactive diagrams and games.
  • The Royal Institution ExpeRimental - A series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with children.
  • RSPCA - Teaching resources from Early Years through to Secondary, with topics including pets, wildlife, habitats and farm animals.
  • Science Museum - This site brings together resources the nation's science museums, including activities, games and videos.
  • Scholastic - Scholastic Resource Bank has put together a range of free home learning packs for primary children.
  • Scouts - Over 200 stay-at-home activities suitable for ages six and above.
  • Scratch - Scratch is a free platform which enables users to program interactive stories, games and animations and share them with others in its online community.
  • Supermovers - fun curriculum-linked resources to get kids active while they learn.
  • Teach Your Monster to Read - Funded by the Usborne Foundation, this online game covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
  • Ted Ed - Ted Ed is filled with engaging educational videos, complete with supporting questions and discussions.
  • Tinkercad - A free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding.
  • Top Marks - Maths games suitable for 3-14 years, with no registration required.
  • World Book Day - Interactive films for aspiring authors and illustrators aged 5-12. Featuring lots of famous faces and complete with free downloadable resources.
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