Additional Resources

Please find below a list of additional resources and websites for students working from home that have been recently shared on our Facebook page. 

Fun Easter tasks have been added at the bottom of the list.

The Body Coach

It’s important to break up your study and in these times of social distancing exercising at home is a great way to keep fit and healthy. Check out The Body Coach TV for great workouts suitable for the whole family.


Audible UK

Audible UK are offering children everywhere a chance to stream hundreds of audio books, in six languages, absolutely free. No accounts are needed and all stories are free to stream to your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. There is a whole section specifically for teens as well as lots of literary classics and poetry to choose from.




Parents and carers can find free primary and secondary activities, tools and advice to support learning at home - including sample homes school planners, primary reading and maths support, access to free eBooks at secondary, and much more.


Blockly Games

Computer science skills help students collaborate, create and make nearly every subject seem more relevant. Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming and is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming.



TED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world to create and share interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free.

Sign up to have a handful of engaging lesson plans organized by age group that span all subjects delivered to your inbox every day.



For extra GCSE maths revision resources visit

Choose topics from the menu that you feel you need to work on. Do the questions, use the videos if needed and mark your work. Once you feel you are ready you can take the quiz.


Twinkl are offering free resources for a month:


National Literacy Trust

National Literacy Trust has launched to help ease the burden and provide a place for parents to go to find genuinely useful, educational resources for their children during school closures. You will have to create a free online account to access the resources.


Celebrity Masterclasses for young people studying at home:

10.00am: Maths lessons with the Countdown Queen Carol Vorderman

11.00am: Comedian and Author David Walliams reads stories for kids!

12.00pm: Lunchtime cooking classes with Jamie Oliver

1.00pm:   Music at home with Myleene Klass (no instrument required!)

2.00pm: History class with Dan Snow (free subscription for 30-days)

3.00pm Art Class with Noel Fielding - head to his Twitter for a new art challenge every day!

4.00pm: Adventure Class with Ben Fogle.


STEM Learning

Amazing project ideas from STEM Learning as well as great resources for home learning:



The Scouts have pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas to keep young people learning new skills and having fun all in #TheGreatIndoors.


Medical Maveriks

Follow on Facebook for live Big Assemblies. Discover how medics explore and examine your heart, lungs and blood – demos using real medical kit!


The Kid Should See This

Smart videos for curious minds of all ages. Short videos guaranteed to inspire, interest and amuse all ages!


Big History

Big History examines the past, explains the present and imagines the future. Journey through nearly 14 billion years of history in this self-guided, six-hour version of Big History. There are great activities to test your learning.


Fun and creative literacy competitions: 

Go Ape are asking students to get involved in the hope of winning some fab prizes for them and their class - including a class trip to Go Ape! Students are asked to write a story about an adventure they’ve been on OR anywhere their imagination has taken them; between 100-500 words, which can be typed or handwritten.


The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is the biggest poetry competition for 11-17 year olds in the world. Enter your creative writing at the website below:


Cinemagic is looking for imaginative and original films made by young people to be screened as part of Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2020. The films can be about anything at all! Fact or fiction, comedy or drama, news programme or documentary.


Children’s Society

8 tips to avoid conflict during long periods at home:


For Parents and Carers of SEN students:

Please find below a link to the National Autistic Society website where you will find information and resources about COVID-19. 


If you are looking for a social story to help explain Coronavirus to your relative or the person you support, Carol Gray has created one:


Mencap easy read information about COVID-19


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