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

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


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

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.

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

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

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

100 indoor survival challenges for kids from Bear Grylls

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.

Create your own cartoon strips at:

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

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.

Especially good for maths and computing for all levels at:

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

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

Activity packs and lots of great ideas from the SSPCA


Activities for older children from Historic Scotland

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

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

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

Simple STEM activities for all age groups at:

Reading activities to do with any book at:

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

Creative computer programming at:

All sorts of engaging educational videos at:

Activities and quizzes for younger children at:

Learn languages for free at:

Free science lessons at:

Wide range of cool educational videos at:

You Tube videos on many subjects at:

As above, for younger audiences

Science awards you can complete from home at:

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online at:

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

All kinds of making at:

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

Listening activities for younger children at:

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

Lots of free language resources for primary age at:

Easy art and craft activities for little ones at:

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest at:

Educational online games at: