Things to do at home

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering many free resources to parents who sign up for a free account.

Virtual tours
Virtual tours of some of the world’s best museums

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
Lockdown activities for kids to do at home from the Woodland Trust.

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.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths

Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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 license required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Trust
National Trust  gardens, parks and countryside remain open for local people to exercise. Please always check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

Are you and your kids bored? Check out Chatterpack’s list of resources for all the family. Thanks to Jackie for this information.

Elsa Support has resources and printables for you do to with your children.

Eddie’s have some great online resources, including keeping fit and a quiz.

BBC History for Kids is a great interactive learning site.

E-Learning for Kids is a great resource to keep up with education while at home.

Living Sport are in the process of creating website pages to help us keep physically active.

The Scouts have published their online resources here.  Fancy a holiday camp at home?

Lockdown exercise with Jonny Peacock.

PE with Joe Wicks
Live workouts to get kids (and adults!) moving on The Body Coach TV.

Let’s Go Live with Maddie & Greg
A live family science show on YouTube hosted by Maddie Moate & Greg Foot. The activities from the shows are also pulled together here and can be searched for by age, theme or National Curriculum area.


Online Learning Resources

Cambs Learning Together

A useful website with lots of resources for learning including the home learning hub.

The Oak National Academy 

This is a free national resource from the Department For Education with sections for pupils and parent carers. It is an online classroom made by teachers.  The free, high-quality video lessons and resources are available throughout 2020/21.

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

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.