Useful Websites for Home Learning

To assist with home learning during school closures, please find below a list of useful websites (many of whom are offering free registration during this uncertain time) to keep your children busy and learning whilst not at school. These will be updated regularly.

This site is more for printouts, and usually at a fee but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures- all subjects, ages and stages catered for: The unique logon for this is UKTWINKLHELPS

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

Free, full access to Sumdog Maths to aid home learning during school closures:

https://pages.sumdog

Brilliant resource of videos and interactive lessons from the BBC for all age groups and all subjects.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

On weekday mornings, at 9:30am, educationalist and literacy expert Pie Corbett presents a creative and interactive radio show called Radioblogging. The hour long show teaches writing and children can post their work and receive feedback.

https://radioblogging.net/

Beat the boredom with these printable activity packs from Puffin Books. Colouring, crafting and getting creative with stories.

https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2018/download-a-printable-puffin-activity-pack/

Free apps to download with great games to practise spellings and timestables, amongst others at:

https://brainbox.games/

For all you budding architects out there, downloadable and printable architects drawings to colour and inspire!

https://www.rias.org.uk/about/sketchbook

100 indoor survival challenges for kids from Bear Grylls

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/the-great-indoors-bear-grylls?fbclid=IwAR3wcgi6Iac5BBJAmJQrWF3RyxGqh18rNAzFjAs0U2qgTSS17Goou93h9J8

Fancy a change from Joe Wicks? Every weekday morning at 11am, Ollie from The Beat Goes On is running live body percussion workshops on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/user/OllieTunmer/videos

Create your own cartoon strips at:

https://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/

For budding home witches and wizards. A new site from JK Rowling

harrypotterathome.com

Free e-books and activities to go with them- look under ‘books’. Create a login- staff may be able to use these books and give activities to go with them. Also lots of other great language resources.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

Especially good for maths and computing for all levels at:

https://www.khanacademy.org

Carol Vordemann teaches you maths for free for children aged 4-11. Based on the English Curriculum but a great resource.

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Excellent home learning programme from Dundee Science Centre that will run through the holidays and beyond.

https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/home-learning-programme

Activity packs and lots of great ideas from the SSPCA

https://www.scottishspca.org/education-resources

 

Activities for older children from Historic Scotland

https://www.historicenvironment.scot/learn/learn-at-home/

An A-Z of fun, active ideas from Edinburgh’s Active Schools Team

https://www.joininedinburgh.org/sports/active-schools/activeathome/

The national gallery are offering new ideas from their learning department every Monday. This one is bout imaging you are inside a picture.

https://www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/use-your-senses

5 half hour maths lessons from Mr Harris’s Maths School. A teacher in England doing a half hour daily maths lesson each day at 10am for P4-7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgMzej0h874

Simple STEM activities for all age groups at:

https://dailystem.com/

Reading activities to do with any book at:

https://www.literacyideas.com/reading-activities-for-any-book

Day-by-day projects to keep children reading and thinking at:

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/

Creative computer programming at:

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

All sorts of engaging educational videos at:

https://ed.ted.com

Activities and quizzes for younger children at:

https://natgeokids.com/uk/

Learn languages for free at:

https://www.duolingo.com

Free science lessons at:

https://mysteryscience.com

Wide range of cool educational videos at:

https://thekidsshouldseethis.com

You Tube videos on many subjects at:

https://thecrashcourse.com

As above, for younger audiences

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

Science awards you can complete from home at:

https://www.crestawards.org

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online at:

https://idea.org.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads, many of which can be completed indoors at:

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

All kinds of making at:

https://www.tinkercad.com

Maths, in US grades but good for UK Primary age at:

https://www.prodigygame.com

Listening activities for younger children at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

A lot of these activities can be done in your garden at:

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

Lots of free language resources for primary age at:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Easy art and craft activities for little ones at:

https://www.redtedart.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest at:

https://theimaginationtree.com

Educational online games at:

https://toytheater.com/