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Keeping children and young people entertained

Online learning covering a variety of subjects

BBC Bitesize has content for ages 3 to 16+

BBC Teach has thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject for primary and secondary school children.

BBC schools have daily content that supports you as schools close across the UK, to help you with your education and wellbeing.

Brainpop has free learning resources for children of all ages during school closures.

Doorway online offer a variety of free online educational games for primary school children. You need to have Flash on your computer.

Eparenting have 50 free revision resources for 11 to 18 year olds.

ICT games have 20 literacy and numeracy games for primary school children.

Jumpstart offer activities, lesson plans and worksheets for children in primary school.

Kahoot are offering free access to their learning materials for all ages during school closures.

Khan Academy is a non-profit organisation providing schedules and remote learning resources for children aged 2 to 18.

Kids Learning Tube publishes sing-a-long animated videos on YouTube that cover a variety of educational subjects.

Outschool has free learning resources for 3 to 18 year olds during the coronavirus outbreak.

Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with over 20 days of learning and activities for all ages.

Twinkl has created home learning and school closure packs, but have also introduced an offer for all of them to be completely free.

Twinkl – resources created by teachers to support National Curriculum subjects

Chatter pack: Free resources and worksheets

123 Homeschool 4 me: 101 fun things to do whilst in isolation including free worksheets and recipes

Art

Harptoons host a free online drawing session at 6pm GMT every day.

Activity Village have free activity packs to download for primary school children.

Coding

Tynker gives free access to coding resources for ages 5 to 13+.

English

Teach It English offer teaching resources for KS3 to 5. Subscription is free until the end of April.

Website: Teach it English (opens in a new window)

Reading

Audible have released free audio books for children all ages.

Family Learning offer free phonics games for young children.

The Global Space Education Foundation have lots of books read by real astronauts in space.

Oxford Owl have a free ebook library for 3 to 11 year olds.

Phonics Play are offering free access to their site during school closures.

David Walliams is releasing a free audio story every day.

We Are Teachers have put together a list of links to authors reading from their books.

Worcestershire's libraries have an extensive collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines which you can borrow for free if you are a library member.

Phonics play: a variety of resources to support teaching National Curriculum subjects. 

Exercise

The Body Coach TV – Joe Wicks fitness sessions at 9am every day.

Diverse Dance Mix created by Darcy Bussell have a 10 minute shake up every day at 1.30pm.

PE with Joe: Every day Monday to Friday live virtual PE lessons specifically for kids to keep moving and positive.

Games

CBeebies have lots of games for young children.

Five-minute mum has lots of simple games for kids aged 1 to 5.

The Scouts have put together lots of indoor activities for children.

Geography

The GEOfocus channel profiles of countries and regions, descriptions of important landmarks and more.

Health and well-being

The NHS have created teacher resources to help 7 to 16 year olds explore the wide range of careers in the NHS

Healthy minds: Information and advice about mental health

Languages

Duolingo is free language learning site.

French games offer free games and lessons for beginners to intermediate level.

Maths

Corbett Maths offer videos and worksheets for primary and secondary school children

Maths4Everyone has free resources for students and teachers

Maths Genie is a free KS2 SATs, GCSE and Alevel revision site.

Carol Vorderman is offering free classes to primary school aged children.

Matific are currently offering free access for 60 days to their maths activities for primary school children.

Math Playground have free games for primary school children.

Teach It Maths offer teaching resources for KS3 to 5. Subscription is free until the end of April.

Top Marks have free Maths games for 3 to 14 year olds.

Nature

Chris Packham is hosting live Facebook talks every morning.

Woodland Trust: Simple, nature-based activities you can enjoy together at home or in your garden.

Edinburgh Zoo live webcams: Live virtual experiences of the animals at Edinburgh Zoo

Science

The Cosmic Shambles Network featuring Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince host The Stay At Home Show talking about all things Science.

Crash Course Kids is an American educational You Tube channel for all ages.

Geek Gurl Diaries is a collection of videos about using and making technology, along side interviews with women in the fields of computing, science, technology and engineering.

Mike Likes Science is a You Tube channel of music inspired science videos.

Science Max is a Canadian You Tube channel taking home science experiments to a brand new scale.

SciShow Kids in on You Tube featuring videos with fun, complex science concepts for young, curious minds.

Theatre

Egg and Travelling Light have released their wintry 40-minute tale for the under-fours, Snow Mouse.

SEN

NHS Worcestershire-Speech and Language Therapy. Speech and Language Therapy Resources

Crick Software: reading and writing software for all abilities. Free access during school closures, complete the online form for access codes.

Wordcard Generator 2: wordbanks specifically designed to help children with learning difficulties.

Widgit Online: create visual communication and learning support. Free access for 30 days with code:WIDGIT30

Nessy: programs designed to help students of all abilities learn to read, write, spell and type, especially those with dyslexia. These programs cost but prices have been reduced during school closures. 

Keystagefun: educational apps for children with several features to aid children with SEN. The apps have various prices.

Storyline Online has free Books read out loud by authors / famous people

Accessibyte makes fun, funky, fully accessible apps for users who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, dyslexic, or have other reading difficulties

Book trust have interactive books to read online or watch with signing.

Twinkl SEN Resources

Understanding Coronavirus and talking to children about covid-19

The situation surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is changing rapidly and this can be very scary for children and young people. They will understandably have many questions and mixed emotions. Below is a list of resources to help children understand and to support you to answer their questions. 

Resources

Guidance

Coping with school closures and isolation 

Some children will be confused about the school closures. Here are some links and resources to help them understand.

Hygiene and safety

Here are some links and resources to help children and young people understand how to keep themselves safe in the current situation.