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A Church of England Academy

Online Learning Resources

In the event that your son/daughter is not in school they can still access the wide range of online learning tools that they have at their disposal. This will support their learning during this time.

These include:


Multiple Subjects







Please ensure that your son/daughter knows the login for each platform that they use. In most cases it will be the normal login for the school system.

More sites will be added to this list in the coming days


Home Learning Resources List for Schools and Families from


  • CrickerSoft - Reading and writing software for all abilities - Free during this period
  • Driver Youth Trust - over 50 free resources, designed to help teachers get *all* of their learners engaged with reading, writing, communication
  • Jane Considine "If schools in the UK close, I will be delivering daily English activities by video for pupils to complete at home. More details to follow. If you’re interested in your children getting involved"
  • Love My Books - Creative, fun activities to support children's literacy
  • Peter Wharmby - Teaching resources - mostly audio of me talking about an aspect of English Language or English Literature - YouTube
  • No Red Ink  - builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data
  • Carter's Yard Phonics - Free access to Augmented Reality phonics cards - phonics and reading - images, text and ‘Zap codes' to view online and to print at home.
  • The Reading Realm - Free home learning packs/book and library challenges/quizzes/discussion guides/games and stories written by children for children! You can also now draw/write your own stories, poems, reviews, diaries etc, in the app too
  • IXL - All ages, database of resources
  • Epic - Free 30-day trial - instant access to a range of books (age 12 and under)
  • Audible - Free for this period - Available in 6 languages
  • Nessy - Help for children with Dyslexia - free trial
  • Chris Grabenstein has given permission for teachers to video themselves reading his books online - royalty free
  • CLPE - Free plans, videos, teaching notes for all year groups in primary
  • Elamentari - Write and code interactive stories - free access during school closures
  • Gutenburg - Download free books, e.g. Shakespear, Edgar Allen Poe, Frankenstein, etc.
  • Solomon Kingsnorth - Free books in PDF, Word and audiobook format - Alice in Wonderland / Wind in the Willows / The Railway Children / The Jungle Book / Peter Pan / Black Beauty
  • Hoopla - Public library online
  • Trugs - Phonic reading games for all children, including those who cannot read or have dyslexia. Email: for 20% off using cv2020 
  • Reading aloud - Children can listen to stories being read aloud - YouTube


  • EFL - Rivet - Free app recommended for those learning English


  • Third Space learning - Primary resources for schools, and parent/carers guides to learning at home/support/advice/resources
  • The Maths Mum "I’ll be running daily ‘live’ tutorials on my FB and IG feed covering maths topics and setting work for all primary school years. Also, regular Q&A sessions to help with any questions/problems"Maths Genie
  • Bond Bonanza - Free App helping children to move away from counting numbers up to 20 to turn them into instantly recallable number bonds
  • Manga High - Full, free access at this time - Game-based learning
  • First 4 maths - a few free worksheets (Yr 4/Yr6) to help engage children in maths at home - no login and all free
  • My Mini Maths - (Yr 3, 4, 5, 6) Home learning packs ready to download
  • Parallel - Weekly 15 minute maths challenges – interesting, fun and challenging material that goes beyond school maths


  • CGP app - Revise for AQA Science
  • 23 equations - Learn your GCSE equations wherever you are
  • CogSciSci - A range of biology, Chemistry, and Physics resources
  • Chemistry resources - Integrated instructions, chemistry revision sheets; quiz cards, KS3 retrieval roulette, Freyer models find and fix and collated biology slop - By Louise Cass 
  • NASA for Kids - Games, latest news about the satellite launches, photos from the space and interviews of astronauts
  • Education Place - Lesson plans for topics including - plants/energy/space/nature
  • ICell - Explore cells - App or online
  • UEN - Interactive science activities 
  • Edhead - Virtual learning online
  • Royal institute - Christmas lectures. A series of lectures presenting scientific subjects to a general audience in an entertaining manner.


Modern Languages

  • KooBits - 10 Free websites for language learning
  • Open Culture - learn 48 different languages online - FREE
  • Duo Lingo - A fun way to learn a range of languages


  • BBC - Free curriculum mapped videos
  • University of Alabama - Free online archaeology and Egyptology Uni courses (create an account to log on)

Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.

  • Teaching history - 100 objects from museums across the UK with resources, information and teaching ideas to inspire interest in history
  • Open Culture - 6000 digital history books for children to read online 


  • Tutorful - Top Geography websites, YouTube videos, and resources 
  • Virtual Tours  /  Aquarium - Virtual online tours - including zoos, landmarks in foreign countries, etc.
  • BREEF - Coral reef virtual tour
  • Seterra - Free world geography, online quizzes 

Arts and culture

  • Walter's Museum - houses the highest artistic achievements from nearly every corner of the world


  • ICompute - I.T. Learn Programming and Computational Thinking resources
  • Blocky games - Games to help beginners learn computer programming skills
  • Scratch - Beginners computer programming games/projects


  • Music Gurus - Free resources that everyone can use for the next 30 days 

Movement and exercise

  • Dance Syndrome - plans to provide inclusive online dance lessons during this period 
  • iMoves - Free, fun activities to get children moving

SEND specific websites

  • ChatterPack Free resources, articles and an A-Z information directory of SEND information
  • Simpson Millar - are holding a daily SEND Q&A session to answer any questions in the Education Matters group on FaceBook
  • A video by Steve Broach, Public Law Barrister, explaining the coronavirus bill and the implications for disabled children 
  • Education and Learning foundation - Teaching, learning and assessment resources for young people with SEND
  • CrickerSoft - Reading and writing software for all abilities - Free during this period
  • Down Syndrome - A list of resources to support learners with Down Syndrome and their families
  • Inclusive teach - FREE downloadable resources
  • Kim Griffrin, Occupational Therapist - Daily fine motor activities families can follow along to at 11am on Facebook - the videos will also be available on Griffin OT-YouTube
  • SEN resources blog - Advice, learning activities and recommended toys, books, and resources for children with SEND
  • GoBoardmaker - Free resources
  • Tobiidynavox 10 weeks of free content, leveled and thematic units created with Boardmaker - books, communication supports, speech/language activities for students with communication difficulties and SEND
  • Accessibite - Free apps to support students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, have reading difficulties
  • BrailleWeek - Worksheets in Braille
  • Visual impairment - Resources
  • Journey for peace - An online project with a visual impairment awareness focus through the medium of comics
  • SENDcast - Podcasts on sensory processing and dyslexia 
  • ALN Home School - Resources for parents of children with additional needs 
  • EasterSeals - Free visual timetable resources - to help with school closures  
  • Autcraft - A modulated and monitored, online site for autistic children and young people
  • Reader Pen - A pen scanner for those with reading difficulties - that reads text out aloud in English/Spanish/French - Free 14 day trial - Sign up here
  • Sensory Project - List of online, sensory learning resources

Websites offering resources for multiple subjects

  • All Ages
    • BBC is announcing a daily educational show for key stages and year groups on iPlayer, expanding BBC Bitesize, educational podcasts etc and BBC Four doing shows on A Level and GCSE curriculum
    • Seneca - English, Geography, Maths, History, Biology, Spanish, French 
    • Great schools  /  WorksheetFun  /  All Kids  /  HomeSchool4Me - Free printable worksheets
    • BBC bitesize 
    • Smithsonian - 8 Digital educational resources
    • Actively learn - standards-aligned assignments in ELA, science & social studies are now free for teachers through the end of the school year. 
    • Homework Elephant - Covering a range of subjects
    • Every school - Free resources on a range of subjects
    • Top marks - Covering a range of subjects
    • The Education Hub - Ideas for Apps/craft/virtual tours/Online resources/Podcasts
    • TES - A range of free resources  
    • Twinkl - Free access to all Twinkl resources for schools and parents for a month
    • Infobase databases and video streaming collections - Username: JCS_Distance and Password: learning to access:


  • Boromi - Sign up for free daily play emails - an offline, home play activity using everyday materials sent daily (+ printable) - EYFS teachers/parents/ carers
  • Adapt - Free revision app - available from Google Play and App Store
  • Kidztype - Games to improve typing skills
  • Open Learn - Free, online courses, Open university 
  • ChatterPack  - Free resource - Developing children's vocabulary
  • T.K.S.S.T - Smart videos for curious minds of all ages
  • Fun at home - Learning videos on a range of topics/ages
  • iDEA - An international programme that helps you develop/demonstrate your digital, enterprise and employability skills for free
  • Expeditions App - Free virtual Reality Augmentation app for all ages, to take virtual trips around the world to hundreds of destinations.
  • Home learning planners

For families - ideas for activities, advice and learning tools

  • Non-screen activities to do at home - Pobble
  • Learning activities for the garden - Nature detectives - Woodland Trust
  • 50 ideas of activities to do at home - ABC Does
  • Build your own game - or play games with others online - Roll20 
  • Supporting learning at home - Dr Janet Goodall - Pinterest