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Home Learning Opportunities.

Useful links for parents to support home learning:

BBC Learning:
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.


Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.


Creative computer programming

National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos

All kinds of making.

Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council

Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games

Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

Red Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes


Used by teachers and normally requiring a fee Twinkl is currently free for parents during the current situation.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

School Provided Learning Portals
Purple Mash - Lots of fun and educational games.

Espresso Coding - Learn to program with fun games and guides.

10Ticks Maths - Improve your maths with 10 Ticks.

Phonics Play - Interactive Phonics games.

For interactive books and storytelling: - lots of suggested books, reading online and storytelling - online books and activities​​​​​​​

www.worldbookday - storytime online - online suggestions to help parents at home.  - ebook library log in to get free access. - has resources for age appropriate books to share and activities. - has learning packs for creative writing and book packs and also has a resource to make a reading bookshelf so children can keep track of what they have read. - has free activity packs on their website along with book suggestions. The American site has free learn at home resources.

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