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
- Authorfy - For a daily dose of creativity,
Authorfy is posting '10 Minute Challenges', which
are set by bestselling authors and illustrators.
Bitesize - Daily online lessons for all ages. Three new lessons
for each year group every day.
Teach - Home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped
videos, arranged by age-group and subject.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Duolingo is a free platform which enables users to learn a
variety of languages in a fun way.
- The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award is an international
programme that helps you develop digital, enterprise and
employability skills for free.
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.
Kids - NatGeo Kids is packed with geography
games, quizzes and activities, plus primary
- 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.
Owl - Oxford Owl at home has lots of free resources, including
an eBook library, learning guides and kids' activities. It covers
Family - Free resources including challenge
packs, progress trackers and activity sheets.
365 - Daily picture prompts with accompanying
- Premier League Primary Stars -
Curriculum-linked resources covering English, physical activity,
health and wellbeing and maths for KS1 and KS2. Updated
- Puffin Schools - Resources focus on KS1 and
KS2, covering topics such as English, PHSE and creative writing.
Lots of writing prompts and activity ideas.
- Free resources available include flashcards,
practice questions, interactive diagrams and games.
- Rivet is an American reading app which gives access to over
3,500 free levelled books for kids.
Royal Institution ExpeRimental - A series of short films making
it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with
- 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
- Scouts - Over 200
stay-at-home activities suitable for ages six and
- Scratch - Scratch is a free platform which
enables users to program interactive stories, games
and animations and share them with others in its
- 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.
- The World of David Walliams - Enjoy
daily audio stories read by the author.
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