Educational Resources & Activities - Learning and Fun

Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy was created in April 2020 as a rapid response to the coronavirus outbreak. More than 40 teachers and colleagues from leading education organisations came together to support schools’ efforts to keep children learning. There are lessons and resources / support available for teachers and families - read more.

BBC Educational Programmes

Starting on Monday 11th January 2021, The BBC is to deliver the biggest education offer in its history across more of its platforms. It will bring together BBC Two, CBBC, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and online to deliver a new education offer to children, teachers and parents as a third national lockdown begins.

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BBC Teach

Free online primary and secondary school teaching resources. Click here to read more.

Starline

Starline provide resources and home learning advice which comes direct from qualified teachers and parenting and education experts - watch their YouTube videos

Scholastic

Scholastic Resource Bank have put together a range of free home learning packs for Early Years, Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2 children to help parents and teachers. Find out more.

LET'S GO LIVE with Maddie & Greg

Last year, TV Presenters and YouTubers, Maddie and Greg, had a live YouTube stream going out every morning, Monday-Friday at 11am, talking about everything from nature to science. Each live video stream is then uploaded so you can watch it at any time. Subscribe to their channel and watch episode one here.

The Maths Factor

Let Carol Vorderman help teach your child maths – for ages 4-12 years and matched to the National Curriculum. Find out more.

Free Revision Resources

For your older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:

The Cosmic Shambles Network

Science shared by presenters including Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests.
Find out more.

Cooking with Jamie Oliver

Lots of tips and ideas to help, along with recipes to get kids cooking

Cooking with Theo Michaels 

#KidsCookWithTheo - the family hosted a live cooking session every week on Instagram. This has now finished, but the recipes are availble to buy in a book; further information can be found here.

Music with Myleene Klass 

​Myleen's Music Klass - subscribe to her YouTube channel

Apps to Download

A list of 20 fun-filled educational apps to provide brain food for children while schools are closed (some free, some with cost or subscription). Find out more.

Oxford Owl

Educational resources for children aged 3-11 years, including free eBooks and maths games. Visit the website.

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Distance learning resources, training, and support to assist caregivers, teachers, and students as they face new learning challenges. Find out more.