Non-screen time activities
Fun things to do at home (Just ‘host’ for those in your house!)
Things to do indoors
Online Resources across all subjects
- Department for Education - The DFE have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.
- LGFL - Lots of resources can be accessed and in the event of closures most of these resources will be accessible without a login. Search by subject or key stage. As some resources are designed to be teacher led, a new filter has been added in the subject drop down menu, allowing you to select an option for Home Learning. You can also use key stage dropdown to highlight resources that are age appropriate for home learning.
- Busy Things - Fun educational resources especially good for Early Years and KS1. Parents can register for a 7 day free trial or login with the children's LGFL logins or QR codes and passwords.
- Twinkl - Free instant access to interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and worksheets across the whole curriculum. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS and then visit the Parents Hub.
- TTS have put together free EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Learning packs.
- Topmarks - interactive games and resources across the curriculum.
- Newsround - keep up-to-date with the latest news.
- Mindset Works - Free Resources for Kids to Develop a Growth Mindset at Home
- Met Office - Geography, science, technology resources for Key Stage 2 based around the weather and climate.
- TTBlast on LGFL - choose your timetables to practise. (Login using LGFL or use without login)
- NRICH - Click on the primary hub to access maths problem solving activities for children.
- Topmarks Daily Ten and other maths games.
- CrickWeb - interactive cross curricular activities
- Love My Books - Primary schools and Early Years settings keen to promote creative approaches to home learning and support children’s reading development
- ICT Games - reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities
- Phonics play Phonics games and activities- currently free access to the whole site
- Spell Blast on LGFL - practise your spellings (Login using LGFL or use without login)
- Love my books – activities for children from 0-9 and links to you tube book readings.
- Epic books – free access to lots of books for children of all reading abilities
- Audible - online audio books for all ages
APPS (all have free options):
- Code Club self-led coding projects using Scratch or HTML/CSS projects for KS2.
- Scratch - children can watch the tutorials and practise their skills. They can set up their own accounts with parental permission. For KS1 we recommend Scratch Junior which is a free app on ipads and tablets (but not PC's yet). You can view these free tutorials and activities to get you started.
- Raspberry Pi - Free coding activities for all year groups, no experience needed!
- ThinkuKnow - a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children.
- BBC Own It! - Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.
- Be Internet Legends - Online internet safety games and activities.
- British Museum Take a trip round the British museum and see presentations.
And lastly, if you are all stuck at home, here is a useful article from Parent Zone with some family ideas on how to entertain your children safely during this time.