Primary Education

Subject Website Description Link
Additional Support Help Kidz Learn- a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.
Additional Support English Touring Opera – weekly workshops for children with SEND – email to join
Art / Creative Art Activities with Scrapkids (live on Fridays)
Art / Creative Art resources focusing on Frida Kahlo
Art / Creative Drawing workshop with children’s illustrator Lydia Monk
Art/ Creative Storytime and art activities with children’s illustrator / writer Chris Haughton
Art/ Creative Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Art/ Creative Family Fun Ideas
Art/ Creative Build your own story city!
Art/ Creative Open-ended Play Activities
Art/ Creative All Kids Network- Arts and Crafts Activities
Art/ Creative Artsology- Art Games for Kids, Arts Education Resources for Teachers, and much more!
Art/ Creative Highlight Kids- Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities
Art/ Creative Red Tent Art- step by step instructions on art projects including origami, 3D cards, clay pots
Art/ Creative The Metropolitan Museum of Art- website for kids with videos, exhibitions and an interactive map
Art/ Creative Maker Futures – things to build and make
Arts/ Creative Childnet Film competition (no equipment needed)
Arts/ Creative Royal Opera House – fun creative activities based on performing arts
Citizenship & SMSC Equality and Human Rights Commission- Equal Choices, Equal Chances is a set of free education resources to help deliver careers and equality-related learning in KS2
Citizenship & SMSC Young Citizens- Flexible SMSC resources for primary teachers
Cooking #Mission Explore- 159 activities shared from @GeoCollective book
Cooking Countryside Classroom- connection schools with food, farming and the natural environment.
Education Everybody Worries – Jon Burgerman free picturebook for download (Oxford Owl)
English Daily Story Starters Ideas
English Oliver Jeffers’ stay at home story time (new videos each day)
English Penguin Story Time and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos
English Poem Performances by A F Harrold
English Frank Cottrell-Boyce – Creative Writing Lessons for Key Stage 2. Monday to Friday at 10.00 am
English Jolly Phonics
English Daily writing workshop with children’s author Alex T Smith
English Booktrust- free online books and videos
English National Poetry Centre for Primary Schools with poems and resources
English Nosy Crow- free resources such as books and poems to read
English National Literacy Trust -free online zone for parents seeking ideas and guidance for activities that will engage their children at home.
English Seussville- Explore the World of Dr. Seuss including video clips and games
English Unite For Literacy- Free Books to Read Together
English Julie Dawn Cole (the original Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory) is reading one chapter a night from Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ at 6pm on her Facebook page.
English Phonics Play- free resources
English Pobble 365- One picture, one teaching resource every day for teachers.
English Audible have free children’s books to listen to including Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, Just So Stories, Cirque du Freak , Harry Potter, and various fairy tales.
English Grammaropolis- Fun Grammar Activities
English Story Time From Space- Listen to astronauts read stories from space
English Storybird- Artful Storytelling
English Storyline Online- Children’s books read by famous people
English Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for young children to read along with
English Oxford Owl- Free ebook library for children aged 3-11
English David Walliams – Free Audio Story
English Gav Cross- Stories told and read by Gav Cross   
English Counting Buttons – One of three video adaptations of poems written by Liverpool children’s poet Terry Caffrey
English Author Ross Montgomery’s Twitter Page – recommended from Croydon Libraries
English Literacy Shed- resource packs for KS1 and KS2
English Puffin Story time on YouTube
English Scottish Book Trust – Videos with authors discussing their books
English Virtual author collection (US)
English Talk for Writing: free packs to download to stimulate creative writing
English Cloud Aloud – free audio book each week on this children’s app 
English Get Epic (digital library: free access offer for COVID) 
English Faber children’s (free activities linked to their books, with sample chapter downloads)
English NatGeoKids- English Teaching Resource about Roald Dahl
English and Maths Hamilton Learning at Home Packs
Gardening School Gardening- Bringing the sunshine inside. Activities for Primary aged children.
Gardening BBC Gardening with Children. Garden activities and Gardening Facts for Children.
Gardening Gardening topic resources for KS1 and KS2
Geography Geographical Association Teaching Resources for Primary Children
Geography 30 Day Geography Drawing Challenge
Geography Fair Trade Lesson Resources
Geography Mapzone – Geography Skills and Knowledge
Geography National Geographic Learning Resources for KS1- KS2
Geography Country Reports- discover over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world
Geography Earth shattering Events – free book download and activities (Cicada Books)
Geography Lock Down Learning – Farmer and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty has a message for kids on lockdown! Other videos on farming and life on a farm also available.
Geography Surfers against sewage – Ocean School
Geography Earth School from TED ed, with new environmental themed classes each day 
Geography NatGeoKids- KS1 and KS2 resources for teaching Geography topics.
History BBC History engaging videos that support the History KS2 curriculum
History BBC History KS2: The Story of Britain – Short animated films showing the story of Britain from the Mesolithic Stone Age through to Magna Carta.
History The Great Fire of London- fun online game and information to learn about the historical event. Ideal for KS1. 
History Archive of historical photographs and other documents.
History Nat Geo Kids- Tutankhamn’s Treasures Resource Kit. Fantastic Quizes, information and activities based on the 2020 exhibition in London.
History Royal Armouries Learning Hub
History The Tower of London School and Home Learning Resources
History The British Legion- Teaching Remembrance KS2 Resources
History NatGeoKids- History Primary Teaching Resources
ICT Code Camp World- Coding support
ICT Tynker- Coding For Kids
ICT Kodable- Coding for 4-10 Year Olds
ICT Scratch – Learn Coding
ICT Online Safety Primary Packs
ICT Code Playground  – youtube videos-learn to code using Scratch in this Super scribbles edition 
ICT Code a Cake
Maths White Rose Maths- Free maths lessons for home learning from Early Years to Year 8
Maths White Rose Maths on Facebook – Free Maths Lesson Every Day
Maths Maths home schooling by Carol Vorderman
Maths Mathsticks – maths resources and games
Maths Beast Academy – online Maths resources
Maths CoolMath4Kids – Maths Games
Maths Math Game Time- Maths Games
Maths Spot on With Numbers
Maths Free maths resources and support
Maths Bedtime Math- Fun Maths Activities
Maths Kids Numbers- Maths Games
Maths Maths Frame- KS2 Maths Games and Worksheets
Maths YouCubed- website with Maths classes and activities. They also share tasks and videos to support math learning at home.
Maths Maths Chase – a free home online learning tool where children can play times tables games, along with many other mathematics skill-based games! 
Maths A range of Maths activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range Early Years to KS2.
Maths NCETM- short maths interactive video lessons for primary children while they are at home.
Maths NCETM- support for parents helping primary children with Maths
Modern Foreign Languages Primary Modern Foreign Languages Resources
Modern Foreign Languages Rachel Hawkes – Primary Language Learning Website
Modern Foreign Languages Rosetta Stone- free access to Rosetta Stone for Students for the next three months
Music Active Music – free access with the the discount code ‘ GIFT
Music BBC – Ten Pieces and the Nutcracker- Live Lesson for 7-11s , full of dance, movement and characterisation.
Music BBC- Anna Meredith – Connect It. Music made by people using their bodies as instruments.
Music BBC Bring the Noise- Online music activities for age 4-7
Music BBC- Music / Science KS2: House of Sound. Explore the science of sound, music and musical instruments
Music BBC- Ten Pieces Party Live Session – Music for KS2
Music Explore pieces of classical music with lesson plans and ideas for Early Years/KS1
Music Quaver Music- free music resources and a platform for music teachers to deliver digital lessons
Music Virtual Musical Instruments -Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos
Music BBC Ten Pieces – opens up the world of classical music to 7-14 year olds. Explore films, lesson plans & instrumental arrangements!
Music BBC Teach KS1 Music – Free teacher classroom resources suitable for use in music lessons
Music Inside Music (The Voices Foundation) – 3 resource books aimed at EYFS through to KS2 including songs, games and activities.
Music 40+ Fun (and Easy) Music Crafts & Activities for Kids
News Newsround- News Channel for Children
Physical Activity Cosmic Kids Yoga on Facebook- for Yoga, Mindfullness, and relaxation
Physical Activity PE Lessons by Joe Wicks on YouTube
Physical Activity Physical Activity Ideas
Physical Activity Physical Education Home Learning Challenges
Physical Activity Super Movers- videos which help children move while they learn.
Physical Activity NSPCC  – Live pants dancealong (via Facebook)
Physical Activity ActivAll Play: Anomaly UK – active games on YouTube
Physical Activity Spar Lancashire School Games- activity timetable and links to workouts to stay active at home for Year 3- Year 6
Physical Activity Spar Lancashire School Games- activity timetable and links to workouts to stay active at home for Year 1 and Year 2
Physical Activity Joe Wicks Classroom Resources- including workout cards, exercise logs, posters, videos and PowerPoints.
Physical Education Rugby League- a free Education Pack to support teachers to deliver Rugby League in a fun and exciting way
Religious Education Save Religious Education – Free resources and support
Religious Education Religious Education free resources- KS1-KS4
Science Natural history with Chris Packam live – updated daily
Science Science with Maddie Moate
Science The Everyday Scientist Programme- a new up and coming scheme of work aimed at developing science capital within Primary Education.
Science WWF- Educetional activities to enjoy from home
Science CLEAPSS (supporting practical science and technology)
Science Hamilton Trust – Science resources for Primary
Science STEM- online support and resources for during the current situation
Science Follow Steve Backshall on Twitter (from World’s Deadly 60) for videos and updates about nature, wildlife, science and geography.
Science Science Kids- free games, fun experiments, quizzes, and teaching resources for KS2 and KS3.
Science Switch Zoo- Animal Games and Resources to Learn About Animal Habitats
Science SciShow Kids – YouTube Channel with videos exploring all those curious topics that make us ask “why?”
Science CLEAPPS (Consortium of Local Education Authorities for the Provision of Science Services) have collated a list of fun experiments that can be provided to parents for pupils to do at home.
Science Climate Kids by NASA – covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals
Science Science Fun at Home- activities for children to have some fun with science at home
Science Science Podcasts
Science The UK Wild Otter Trust educational materials
Science Nature playlist: Green activities (indoor and outdoor) from eco attractions
Science Explore the deep sea and see the animals that live at different depths of the ocean 
Science Primary Engineer (home activities register for ‘leader’s award’) 
Science Reaseheath Zoo- Free Wild Activity Packs and Animal Encounters – bringing the zoo to you!
Science STEM Learning- lots of easy to run activities suitable for children from 4-11 designed for parents to use at home.
Science Robing Hood MAT Learning Projects- projects based around 8 different themes covering aspects of the National Curriculum. They aim to provide a broad and balanced learning experience whilst learning at home.
Science NatGeoKids- Science Teaching Resources
Various BBC Live lessons – a Range of Live Lessons and Fun Videos for Primary Children
Various We Are Teachers- Free Learning Resources and Downloads
Various BBC Bitesize- support for various school topics
Various BBC Teach – Curriculum-mapped video resources for KS1
Various BBC Teach – Curriculum-mapped video resources for KS2
Various Teachit Primary resources (free until the end of April)
Various Twinkl – Home learning & school closure packs
Various Search Engine created by a primary teacher
Various Classroom Secrets- free interactive resources and home learning for children from Early Years to Y3
Various TTS- free curriculum-focused activity book with over 40 home learning activities all planned and all prepared! KS1 and KS2 versions available.
Various Discovery Education – Resources for Primary Schools
Various E-Learning For Kids- Free and Fun Digital Education for Kids World Wide
Various Khan Academy- free educational resources
Various PBS Learning- free learning materials for Children across a variety of subjects- contains information and videos
Various Turtle Diary- Educational and Fun Games For Kids
Various Breakout Edu- Education Online Games
Various Gridclub -Educational Online Games
Various Outschool- Learning Resources for ages 3-18
Various Smithsonian Institute- Learning Resources and Games for Kids
Various Learnincolour- Free Primary education websites for Homeschooling
Various The Sensory Projects- resources and activities for those with additional educational needs.
Various House of Creative Learning: fun challenges and activities for children from the age of four upwards – as well as for the whole family!
Various BBC Bitesize: Daily Lessons
Various Dorling Kindersley- Home Learning for Kids
Various Hamilton- cross-curricular resources and lesson plans that cover a range of subjects across KS1 and K2
Various Pearson- Free resources and activities to support parents and learners during Coronavirus
Wellbeing Corona Virus – Information for Children Link here
Wellbeing Dave the Dog is worried about corona virus – story to support children Link here
Wellbeing Coronavirus: wellbeing activity ideas for schools
Wellbeing Primary School’s Wellbeing Booklet with Activities Link here
Wellbeing Cosmic Kids Yoga on Youtube- for Yoga, Mindfullness, and relaxation
Wellbeing Coronavirus a book for children- free book download by author  Axel Scheffler
Wellbeing Gruffalo stayed in the cave’- The creators of the Gruffalo have produced a series of cartoons to encourage people to stay home during the crisis
Wellbeing Learning Adventure Pack – Lost & Found
Wellbeing Elsa support – information and resoures supporting social and emotional learning (paid for content, but some free downloads)


Wellbeing How NOT to go to school’ and ‘How to go BACK to school’ by Mike Forde – stories to support children with learning at home.
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