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Educational Materials

We've gathered together a range of paid-for and free resources on this page.  You'll see there are lots to choose from! 

Why not try a few to find the one which suits your child's learning style best?

Education Otherwise is a great charity resource for home educating parents

Those interested in nature-inspired home learning may also like to visit the Gabitat Emporium (a site owned by one of our members)

RESOURCE HEADINGS
Click below to visit:
English
Maths
Science
Information and Computer Technology
History / Geography
Creativity
Languages
Health & Wellbeing
E-Safety
GCSE Resources
National Curriculum (note: not compulsory for home educators)

 

ENGLISH

 

Reading Eggs

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

An online reading program that helps children learn to read.

Hundreds of online reading lessons, phonics games and books

KS1-KS3

Free trial

 

Literacy Planet

https://www.literacyplanet.com/uk/

Covers spelling, grammar, punctuation, reading, phonics, sight words and writing.

KS1-KS4

Free trial

 

Letter Join

https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/

An on-line resource for teaching cursive handwriting for KS1, KS2 and SEN. Contains animated pre-cursive patterns, letters and words. Includes resources for children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.

KS1-KS2

Free trial

 

Read, write, think

http://www.readwritethink.org/

Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.

KS1-KS4

Free

Night Zookeeper

https://www.nightzookeeper.com/

Online writing tool, blog and library of interactive lessons.

KS1-KS3

Free trial

Spellodrome

https://uk.spellodrome.com/#/home

Bring word lists to life with an engaging array of activities, games and challenges – all powered by your own word lists. Designed by educators, Spellodrome encourages independent learning and the development of critical spelling awareness.

KS1-KS4

Free trial

 

The Secret Spell to Spelling
Secret Spell To Spelling | Secret Spell To Spelling, The Trick To Spelling Tricky Words (wordpress.com

Website and videos (with accompanying book) with spelling tips using neuro-linguistic programming, built, and written by a boy age 9 and 3/4.  Videos split to support spelling suitable to school year age groups. 160 Free videos on youtube (under the channel with the same name) to help you watch and learn.

Nessy

https://www.nessy.com/uk/

Programs are designed to help students of all abilities learn to read, write, spell and type, especially those who learn differently. Nessy offers the complete dyslexia aware solution with a suite of multisensory products aimed at making learning to read, write and spell fun.

KS1-KS4

 

Word Shark

https://www.wordshark.co.uk/

Provides a fun, games-based solution for students learning to spell and read.  Especially useful resource for students with dyslexia and SEND

KS1-KS4

 

Teach your monster to read

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences. Learn through fun games.

KS1

Free

 

MATHS

 

https://corbettmaths.com/

Videos, worksheets, study/revision cards, practice papers and quizzes.

KS2-KS4

GCSE

Free

 

Maths Factor

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Created by Carol Vorderman.  Matched to the National Curriculum.

Teaches children to love maths through course topics and games.

KS1-KS3

Free trial

 

Absolute Maths

http://home.absolutemathscourses.co.uk/

One-year maths course for either lower or higher-level Key Stage 3 students.  Online tutor led courses for IGCSE/GCSE maths which can be taken over one or two years. Fully supported course with live or recorded sessions.

KS3-KS4

GCSE

Beast Academy

https://beastacademy.com/

A complete maths curriculum (USA) where students learn problem-solving skills through rigorous maths lessons taught by comic-book style characters.

KS2-KS3

Mathletics

https://www.mathletics.com/uk/for-home/

Engaging activities that make learning fun, builds on prior knowledge, provides reports for parents on strengths and areas for development. Access to a tutor.

KS1-KS4

Maths Seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

Teaches students core math and problem-solving skills with fun online math games and activities and a structured program of learning. 

KS1-KS2

Free trial

 

Conquer maths

https://www.conquermaths.com/

Maths tuition adapted to the learners needs.

KS1-KS4

Maths Games

http://www.maths-games.org/

Free online maths games to practice key skills.

KS1-KS4

Free

 

Cool math

https://www.coolmath.com/

Free online maths lessons, maths games and fun activities. 

KS1-KS2

Free

Prodigy maths

https://www.prodigygame.com/

Delivers a unique learning experience through interactive games where success depends on correctly answering skill-building maths questions.

KS1-KS3

Free

Nrich

https://nrich.maths.org/

Curriculum-linked resources to develop mathematical reasoning and problem solving.  Good for challenging high attainers.

KS1-KS4

Free

Doodle maths

https://www.doodlemaths.com/

Builds the maths confidence and ability with a programme of work tailored to the students’ strengths and weaknesses. 

KS1-KS2

Maths Watch

http://www.mathswatch.co.uk/

Online maths platform that is fully responsive (adapts to any screen size) and looks consistently good on mobiles, tablets and desktops.

KS1-KS4

GCSE

A Level

Maths resources

http://www.maths-resources.com/

Maths worksheets, design your own facility.

KS1-KS2

Free

 

SCIENCE

 

Mystery science

https://mysteryscience.com/

Practical science activities.

KS1-KS2

Free trial

Terrific Science

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/terrific-scientific

Investigations and resources linked to the curriculum.

KS1-KS4

Free

School Science

http://www.schoolscience.co.uk/home

Resources and news for science education.

KS1-KS4

Free

Mel Science

https://melscience.com/

Science experiments for kids, delivered to your door.

KS3-KS4

Free trial

The Curiosity Box

https://curiosity-box.net/

Spark curiosity in science with boxes delivered to your door with science activities.

KS1-KS2

Kiwi Co

https://www.kiwico.com/

Inspiring young innovators with fun and enriching science and art projects delivered to your door.

KS1-KS2

Some free

 

STEM

https://www.stem.org.uk/

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics resources and activities.

KS1-KS4

Free

 

ICT

 

Code Combat

https://codecombat.com/

CodeCombat is an educational video game for learning software programming concepts and languages. Students learn to type coding languages like JavaScript, Python, HTML and CoffeeScript, as well as learning the fundamentals of computer science. 

KS2-KS4

Free

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/

A free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

KS2-KS4

Free

Purple Mash

https://2simple.com/purple-mash/

Embed computing and digital skills across the whole curriculum with award winning teaching and learning software.

KS1-KS2

Free trial

 

HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY

 

Squaducation

https://www.squaducation.com/

Fun, online film resource that delivers epic history for children in a simple, engaging format.

KS1-KS4

School History

https://schoolhistory.co.uk/

KS3, GCSE, IGCSE and A-Level history revision resources, created specifically to help busy teachers to engage their students and save hundreds of hours in lesson preparation.

KS3-KS4

GCSE

A Level

Horrible Histories

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories

Watch episodes and clips, play games and sing songs.

KS1-KS4

Free

 

CREATIVITY

 

Artventure

https://artventure.com.au/

Video art lessons and resources.

KS1-KS2

Free trial

 

Arts for Kids

https://www.artforkidshub.com/

Art lessons in a range of genres that you can dip in and out of.

KS1-KS2

Free

Prodigies Music

https://prodigiesmusic.com/

Sing, hand-sign & play your way to an amazing music education with colorful video lessons, curriculum, lesson plans, activities, games, and more!

KS1-KS2

Free trial

 

Starfall

https://www.starfall.com/h/

Interactive classes on art, language and music.

KS1

Free

 


LANGUAGES

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com/

Learn a range of languages for free using daily lessons.

KS2-KS4

Free

Dinolingo

https://dinolingo.com/

A self-learning language program for children with 50 languages and 25,000 learning activities including videos and games.

KS1-KS3

Mango Languages

https://mangolanguages.com/

Learns how you learn and adapts.

KS1-KS4

BBC languages

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/

Interactive ways to learn different languages.

KS1-KS4

Free

 


HEALTH & WELLBEING

 

NHS Change 4 Life

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

Workouts, indoor activities, recipes and much more.

KS1-KS4

Free

Little Sports

You Tube

Exercise videos.

KS1-KS2

Free

 

Little Bins for Little Hands

https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/indoor-activities-for-kids/

Fun indoor, practical activities.

KS1-KS2

Free

PE with Joe (Wickes)

You Tube

30-minute workout sessions.

KS1-KS4

Free

GoNoodle

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Engages students with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. 

KS1-KS2

Free

Cosmic Kids Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence - and gets kids into yoga and mindfulness early!

KS1-KS2

Free

The Association of Young People’s Health

https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/

https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/

http://www.helpforparents.org.uk/

Fun, engaging and interactive ways for children and teenagers to learn about health. Offers support for parents of children experiencing mental health problems.  Both the Health for Kids and Health for Teens websites have been updated with advice and guidance regarding coronavirus which includes how to talk to children about it as well as advice for teenagers who may be experiencing increased anxiety and feelings of isolation.

KS1-KS4

Free

Anti-bullying

https://www.bullying.co.uk/ 

Support with students affected by bullying.

KS1-KS4

Free

 

 

GCSE RESOURCES

 

National Extension College

https://www.nec.ac.uk/

Online learning provider with qualified tutors, exam place guaranteed. Courses are designed for independent learning.

GCSE

A Level

 

Oxford Home Schooling

https://www.oxfordhomeschooling.co.uk/

Quality course materials, experienced tutors with proactive student contact by phone and email. Ongoing support from the Student Advice Team.

KS3

GCSE

A Level

CloudLearn

https://cloudlearn.co.uk/

Online interactive courses using quizzes, video and more. 1 to 1 tutor support. 

GCSE

A Level

OnMaths

https://www.onmaths.com/

Prepare for your maths GCSE with online tutorials on how to tackle problems, predicted papers for the upcoming maths GCSE, topic busters to help you revise specific topics, demon questions to try harder GCSE questions and mini mocks for quick GCSE exam practice.

GCSE

Maths Made Easy

https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/

Find a maths tutor as well as the maths revision materials and resources to help your child succeed. Access worksheets and past papers

KS3-KS4

GCSE

Free

You Tube tutorials

Mrs Whelan’s English

Clare’s Class (English)

Mr Bruff Revision (English)

Primrose Kitten (Science and maths)

Freescience lessons (Science)

GCSE

Free

Learn Direct

https://www.learndirect.com/

A variety of subjects offered including functional skills

KS4

GCSE

A Level

 

 

E-SAFETY

Think U Know

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

An education programme which protects children both online and offline by educating them about keeping themselves safe. Includes support and advice for parents.

KS1-KS4

Free

Child Net

www.childnet.com/resources

Helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children. Advice, tips and resources for parents and carers, teachers and young people.

KS1-KS4

Free

Internet Matters

www.internet.matters.org

An online hub packed with information to help parents educate their children and keep them safe. 

KS1-KS4

Free

NSPCC website

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.

KS1-KS4

Free

Swiggle

www.swgfl.org.uk

Child safe search engine.

KS1-KS4

Free

Gooseberry Planet

Offers an engaging and innovative approach to teaching e-safety.  Pupils face real-life online scenarios to which they must respond, whilst simultaneously collecting stars and competing with their classmates. The game levels address a broad range of topics concerning current online threats and are tailored for different abilities, with audio support for those children who are less able.

KS1-KS4

Free for 12 weeks

 

Disclaimer:

This list merely gives an indication of some of the resources available. Many have cost implications, but you may be able to negotiate a discount if you state that you are home educating your child/ren. 

Information accurate as of November 2020

National Curriculum (note: NOT compulsory for Home Educators)

 

https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum

The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.

KS1-KS4

Free

‎YOUR‎

 

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources

TES provides a range of primary and secondary school teaching resources.

KS1-KS4

Free or small cost

Primary Resources

 

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/

Free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas in all curriculum subjects.

KS1-KS2

Free

Twinkl

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/  

Instant access to inspirational lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and teaching ideas. Includes resources for children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.

KS1-KS4

 

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BBC Bitesize

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

Free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject. Includes resources for children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.

KS1-KS4

GCSE

 

Free

Oak National Academy

https://www.thenational.academy/

Almost 10,000 free lessons and resources. Made by teachers, for every teacher and every pupil.

FS-KS4

Free

 

Teachit Primary

https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/

English, maths and science resources.

KS1-KS2

Free resources

available

 

EdPlace

https://www.edplace.com/

Relevant resources created by teachers in English, maths and science aligned to schools and exams. Trackable and measurable progress with insights on exam readiness.  Identifies gaps in learning and tailors the curriculum to meet their needs.

KS1-KS4

GCSE

Free Tria

 

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Free online lessons in maths, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.

KS1-KS4

Free

 

IXL

https://uk.ixl.com/

Learn 2000+ skills online. Master tough topics. Win awards. Adaptive & Individualised. Immediate Feedback. Standards-based Learning.

KS1-KS4

GCSE

Exemplar Education

https://www.exemplar-education.com/

Provide affordable, home-based learning and revision products in maths and English with expert support services.

KS1-KS4

GCSE

Structured Home Learning

http://www.structuredhomelearning.com/

Comprehensive, fully timetabled plans personalised to your child's specific needs and abilities PLUS all the educational materials.

KS1-KS4

GCSE

Interhigh

https://interhigh.co.uk/

InterHigh delivers a fully interactive, online school with courses delivered by expert teachers.

KS1-KS4

GCSE

A Level

Top Marks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Thousands of quality teaching resources, interactive resources, homework, exam and revision help.

KS1-KS2

Free

UR Brainy

https://urbrainy.com/

Maths and English worksheets.

KS1-KS2

Free

CGP range of books

Work and study books in all subjects for example the ‘Complete Revision and Practice’, and ‘Study and Question Books’ 

KS1-KS4

GCSE

Audible

https://stories.audible.com/

Audible is making hundreds of titles available for free during the coronavirus pandemic as schools are closed.

KS1-KS4