Free Online Education Resources

Audible – All ages
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
There are a great range of FREE audible stories for children available online – no joining fees and lots of genres to choose from.

BBC Learning – All ages
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch
This site is now archived and is no longer updated, but there’s still so much available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Big History Project – Secondary age
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Multi-disciplinary history activities.

Blockly – Key Stage 2 and 3
https://blockly.games
Designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Blue Peter Badges – All ages
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and nearby post box.

British Council, Learn English for Teens
The Survivor is a thrilling audio fiction series, available at elementary, intermediate and upper intermediate language levels https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/study-break/graded-listening?utm_source=TE_Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bc-teachingenglish

British Council – All ages
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning.

CBeebies Radio – Pre-school and Key Stage 1
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for younger children.

Chatter Pack – Mainly Key Stage 3 and 4
This website contains a list of at home resources that both parents and teachers can use.
https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

Crash Course – Secondary age
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects.

Crash Course Kids – Primary age
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
Youtube videos on many subjects.

Crest Awards – Age 5 – 19
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

David Walliams, World’s Worst Children stories
Every day at 11am you can listen to one of David Walliam’s World’s Worst Children stories. Stuck for a book to review? Why not take a listen? https://worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

DK Find Out – Mainly Key Stage 2 and 3
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes.

Duolingo – Secondary age
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free online or on the app.

England’s Forgotten Queen
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09lv17g/englands-forgotten-queen-the-life-and-death-of-lady-jane-grey-series-1-episode-1
This is a fantastic Iplayer series about Lady Jane Grey. It gives some great context for pupils who are learning about the reign of Elizabeth I in History.

Futurelearn – Key Stage 4 and 5
https://www.futurelearn.com
Free to access 100s of courses (only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your own name).

Geography Games – Key Stage 2 and 3
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography games.

IDEA Awards – Secondary age
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Khan Academy – Age 4 to 18
https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at secondary level too. Note this uses the US grade system but it’s mostly common material.

Maths with Carol Voderman
https://www.themathsfactor.com
Carol Voderman’s website the Maths Factor has been made free for the duration of the school closures, to help children as much as possible.

National Geographic Kids – Primary age
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk
Activities and quizzes for younger children.

National Literacy Trust Family Zone
As a response to school closures, the National Literacy Trust have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time. Over the next days, weeks and months they will be updating this as often as we can with new and useful content for parents.
https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Openlearn – Key Stage 4 and 5
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Oxford Owl for Home – Primary age
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources.

Science with Maddie Moate on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate/videos
Weekdays at 11am Maddie and Greg will chat about science and nature.

Seneca – Key Stage 4 and 5
https://www.senecalearning.com
Lots of free content. (Paid access to some higher-level material.)

The Survivor
https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/study-break/graded-listening?utm_source=TE_Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bc-teachingenglish
Listen to the audio fiction series, available at three different levels (elementary, intermediate and upper-intermediate) so you can choose the one that’s right for you.

Ted Ed – Secondary age
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos.

TopMarks
Online resources to help in learning times tables, as well as having lots of maths games to help you learn.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk

Toy Theatre – Primary age
https://toytheater.com –
Educational online games.

Twinkl – All ages
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents due to school closures.

Worldbook Kitaboo
https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html#!/
You can access over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks for free, this is a great way to keep up with literacy and reading.