Best 30+ Free Resources for home schooling

1. Oak National Academy

A website that has online quizzes, lessons and loads more. These are all created by teachers and follow the National Curriculum

2. TES website

Tes resources – Everything from EYFS to key stage 5. All home learning packs have been made free on this link.

3. Twinkl Resources

They offer tailored, printable resources for every school stage from EYFS to KS4. There are various levels of membership, including free membership. They often have themed free resources as well, such as their partnership with Children in Need. This (obviously) has less resources available, but there’s still plenty of useful stuff. Membership itself isn’t that expensive if you did want to be able to access everything. Visit their website for all the details.

4. Learning Resources

The Learning Resources website has got lots of FREE activity sheets that you can download. They cover maths, literacy, STEM, coding, early years, outdoor activities and a lot more. You can find all of the activities sheets here.

5. Twig and Tig Tag Education

Twig and TigTag Education – Free resources for students aged 4-16

6. Activity Village

Similar to Twinkl, Activity Village offer 35,000 printable resources to subscribers. During the school shutdown they’ve put together downloadable packs of resources including activity packs and colouring packs. Just be careful as some of the spellings are American.  Click here for the link.

7. Teach your monster to read

This amazing phonics game is brilliant and is suitable for kids just learning to read, right up to those able to read short sentences. The website version of their game is always free.

8. Topmarks Education

Topmarks education has got loads of games, activities and FREE educational resources for kids across a variety of subjects.

9. Khan Academy

Khan Academy – Free resources for children aged 2-18.

10. Teachit

 Teachit – Free resources for KS3, 4 and 5 all following the English national curriculum.

11. ICT Games

A super website offering FREE English and maths games, mainly for KS1 but some are suitable for older years.

12. BBC Bitesize

Loads of FREE educational games, video clips and resources for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 kids. There are lots of resources for older children at well. They have massively expanded this over the past few weeks and there are now daily shows available on iplayer and on the television. CBBC and BBC2 are showing the daily shows.

13. Classroom Secrets

Classroom Secrets – A range of free resources for primary school-aged children- spelling, grammar and maths.

14. TTS

TTS – A choice of free workbooks for primary-aged children.

15. Purple Mash

Purple Mash – Resources aimed at primary school-aged children have been made free now schools have closed. 

16. White Rose Maths and Third Space Learning

White Rose Maths has videos and resources for home learning, as well as a daily hour of maths help for parents. If you’re looking for home learning packs, Third Space Learning has KS1 and 2 maths packs for you to use.

17. The National Theatre

The National Theatre have released new digital resource with recordings of world-class theatre productions and learning materials, is now available to teachers and pupils to access at home for free during the school closure period. The 24 productions include Macbeth, FrankensteinJane Eyre, Treasure Island and many more! 

18. Kindle books

Amazon currently has lots of FREE ebooks. There’s various books from White Rose Maths (just search for them by name) or search for “free maths”, “free english” and “free ebooks” to find them.

19. Oxford Owl

The home of Biff, Chip and Kipper and Ruth Miskin Phonics. Anyway, there are lots of FREE online books and audio books to read for a variety of ages. There’s also FREE kid’s activities, printables and colouring in sheets.

20. The National Literacy Trust

As well as a beautiful, free e-book called the Book of Hopes, the National Literacy Trust has loads of resources to encourage reading for children ages 0 – 12. It’s broken down into age groups and there are apps, links to videos, activities and more.

21. British Library

Various free literacy ideas for kids. The library’s extensive collections are available online and are a great resource for students trying to research at home.

22. CREST Awards

FREE Science activities to support primary school children whilst at home, and for secondary students there is an independent project that is both low on resource requirements, and with non specialist assessment.

23. National Geographic Kids

Tons of FREE educational resources to use at home for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. There are printables, games and quizzes.

24. Maths Frame and Spelling Frame

UK based maths and spelling websites full of fun games to teach maths and spelling.

25. Virtual Museum Tours

There are over 500 virtual tours of museums around the world. Some are more in-depth than others.

26. Libby the library app

Libby is a FREE library app for anyone who is already a member of any UK library. There are loads of free audio and e-books that you can rent, although there may be a waiting list for some of them.

27. Chrome Music Lab

Create your own songs, learn about rhythm and see how different noises sound. There are loads of different experiments to try on Chrome Music Lab (just make sure the kids have headphones if you don’t want to listen to their WIP creations!).

28. Council for Subject Associations

The Council for Subject Associations have collated home-learning resources in response to the coronavirus outbreak, and they can be found here.

29. Learning Through Landscapes

Learning Through Landscapes have resources to help parents connect their children to nature through home learning.

30.  The Day Home

Daily reading is essential for students of every age, and The Day Home provide daily newsletters for families to read. Subscriptions are free, so every student can have one.

31. Maths Genie

This site is primarily for those studying for GCSE and A’Level maths.

There are many other sites to find great resources, many tourist attractions have collaborated to make resources for home schooling available e.g. Fording Bridge have worked with zoos to create resources for home learning. Specialists have also been quick to add resources including: i) GCSE Pod have free resources for a range of subjects, all available here. ii) Doctors Without Borders have made these resources free for students who wish to learn about a range of subjects from English to missing maps. There are also assemblies for schools to use for either when schools reopen, or as virtual assemblies. iii)The Poetry Society have lots of resources available for parents and teachers here. iv) RIBA have created resources for students interested in architecture. All free and online here. v) Swimming in pools might be a no go at the moment, but at the National Aquarium they’ve created virtual swimming lessons. How about swimming with the fish? vi) Smallpeice Trust are a charity who have put together ‘engineering at home’ activities for children to do during the coronavirus outbreak. They use everyday items and all details are on their website here. vii) MeeTwo is a mental help app for young people aged 11-25 years. viii) Foreign language sites include Babble and Duolingo. vix) Computer skills sites include: Code.org, Scratch, Codeacademy and Kidztype.

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