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Home learning

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If you want to help your child develop their learning at home, there are a number of fantastic resources available to assist you and your family.

BBC Bitesize has a fantastic range of online lessons full of videos, quizzes and practice activities, covering all school ages. 

BBC Teach has thousands of free curriculum-mapped video resources available, for primary and secondary school students, arranged by age group and subject.

BookTrust HomeTime offers free online books and videos for storytime, book themed quizzes and learn how to draw sessions.

Draw with Rob provides free online drawing sessions with children’s author / illustrator, Rob Biddulph.

Food: A Fact of Life is a free remote learning hub, full of family friendly ideas, activities and resources to support learning at home.
Oak National Academy offer nearly 10,000 free online lessons and resources, covering most subjects, for reception to year 11 students.

OpenLearn provide a range of free courses, covering maths, English, literature, science, languages and finance, to help with learning at home.

Oxford Owl offer a range of free resources and activities for children aged 3 to 11, including spelling lists, times table worksheets and a free eBook library.

Parentkind provide signposting to a wide range of free resources to support learning at home, including maths, English, art and computer programming.

The Maths Factor offer online daily maths sessions and games with Carol Vorderman for children aged 4 to 12 (free for 21 days).

Tynker help children and young people, aged 5 to 17, learn computer programming, along with developing their problem solving and critical thinking skills.

West Suffolk College provide signposting to a wide range of free online resources and activities, to help with home learning, including science and technology, wellbeing, music and drama.

Words for Life offer free learn and play resources for children aged 0 to 12 to help reading, writing and language development, including videos, competitions and challenges.  For children aged 13 and over, the Zone In section offers different activities and challenges.

YouTube has a Free School section with videos covering a vast range of subjects from the alphabet to the solar system.


If you or someone you know needs a little extra help with getting online, whether it's setting up an e-mail account, making video calls with WhatsApp or Skype or just finding information on the internet, Fastershire has a range of free guides and resources available.

Please note: 
This list has been compiled for information only and should not be taken as an endorsement of any of the businesses / organisations listed.  All businesses / organisations providing online classes, activities or relevant services, can ask to be included on the list, free of charge.

This page was last updated on 12 November 2021 (10:50am)