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Free resources for unlikely homeschoolers

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

See also: Subscription services for unlikely homeschoolers

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NatGeo Kids - NatGeo Kids is packed with geography games, quizzes and activities, plus primary resources.
  • 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.
  • Quizlet - Free resources available include flashcards, practice questions, interactive diagrams and games.
  • RSPCA - Teaching resources from Early Years through to Secondary, with topics including pets, wildlife, habitats and farm animals.
  • 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.
  • Science Museum - This site brings together resources the nation's science museums, including activities, games and videos.
  • 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. 

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