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Resources for Home Learning


We have collated a list of useful websites that contain additional learning and enrichment activities. We will be updating this page as and when we find other sites so please check back for new additions over the coming weeks.

 

HOMEFIELD RESOURCES

 

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow our tutors as they upload lessons, tutorials and routines that you can do at home.

 

What is coronavirus? - We've created a video to explain the situation to our students.

 

Coronavirus Vocabulary - We've created a video to define new words and phrases to our students. 

 

 

GENERAL LEARNING

 

www.twinkl.co.uk - Teachers, parents and carers in the UK can get specialised access to Twinkl by visiting www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and entering the code UKTWINKLHELPS alongside an email and password. This will give you access to 630,000 resources to help at-home learning.  

 

www.topmarks.co.uk – Search for great educational resources for different abilities, on a wide range of topics.  

 

www.senteacher.org – This website is dedicated to special education and inclusive learning. It has a wide range of free downloadable activity and teaching ideas.

 

www.themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk  – You can now get a free month subscription to the fun, outdoor activity ideas available on this website. 

 

ianbean.co.uk - A website offering SEN technology resources with accessible activities and supporting materials.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - A website offering daily lessons suitable for all ages

 

bbcgoodfood.com – A site full of recipes to learn life skills by practicing cooking

 

Drama Toolkit – A site with drama resources from games, lesson plans and schemes of work

 

Big Activities – A site full of resources to learn whilst having fun

 

Ted Talks - A site dedicated to curiosity, in the form of short, powerful talks. There's over 3000 videos so far, so lots to learn about to suit any interests. Their section Ted-Ed is focused on lessons for children and young people.

 

Fun Brain - An American site providing maths games, books to read, videos to learn from and games to play.

 

Khan Academy - Providing free education on a wide range of subjects.

 

Code Academy – Learn to code with easy tutorials 

 

Brain Pop – A site filled with science, English, maths, arts and music activities.

 

 

MATHS

 

www.themathsfactor.com - Carol Vorderman is opening her maths site for free during COVID-19.

 

Maths is fun – An American website that tests your maths skills

 

Snappy Maths – free worksheets and interactive activities

 

Splash Learn – An American website fill of maths activities for all levels of abilities 

 

 

ENGLISH, COMPREHENSION, READING AND BOOKS

 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk – This is usually a subscription-based website, but they have made it accessible to all currently. It is full of free interactive games, phonics planning, assessment ideas, and printable resources to help students that may need assistance with learning to read. Username – march20 Password – home  

 

www.ictgames.co.uk – This is a great website with some simple literacy activities.  

 

OxfordOwl - free eBook library to develop reading skills for lower level reading abilities. 

 

Tar Heel Reader - a collection of free easy-to-read and accessible books on a wide range of topics

 

Audible - offering a selection of audiobooks free whilst schools and colleges are closed

 

The World of David Walliams - David Walliams is reading a new audiobook each day.

 

Open Culture – over 1000 audiobooks to download for free

 

Fun English Games – fun writing games


Online Safety at Home resources - activity packs

 

 

MOVEMENT, MINDFULNESS AND EXERCISE

 

www.cosmickids.co.uk – Fun yoga stories, a great way to wind down and do some gentle exercise!

 

www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers - This website is full of fun activities for a wide range of age groups and abilities to help students get moving as they learn.

 

www.gonoodle.com – This American website is full of great dance routines, and relaxing mindfulness sessions.

 

www.whatmomslove.com - An American blog that has listed 87 indoor games and activities to help burn energy.

 

PE with Joe – The Body Coach provides a free workout routine every day.

 

Physical activity packs


Activity Alliance - Get active at home ideas


Parasport - Inclusive home workouts


CSP - Physiotherapy ideas from home

 

 

SCIENCE, GEOGRAPHY, NATURE AND DISCOVERY

 

www.wowscience.co.uk – Various free activities that some students may find fun to try at home.

How Stuff Works - Learn about how the world works with this site that answers many questions

 

www.natgeokids.com – National Geographic for kids/young people has some brilliant interactive games, colouring books, and beautiful images for you to learn about wildlife, animals, and the world.

 

NASA – Kids Club is a great way to learn about space through games and interactive missions.

 

 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE HELP

 

18 Activities for Speech and Language practice at home

 

Comprehensive list of speech and language resources for families

 

 

SENSORY 

 

Create your own sensory toolbox

 

Calming sensory music

 

12 fun sensory activities

 


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY


Top tips for learning achievement - A guide from an Occupational Therapist 

 


SOFTWARE

 

21 day free trial of SymWriter - This software offers writing tools for all abilities. 

 

Sensory App House - This website provides a list of apps for therapy and education, most of which can be downloaded for free.

 

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