Virtual School for Families: Free Access Resources

In this time of crisis we are seeing many education companies offer free access to their resources. To make life simpler for you as parents we have compiled a list of the companies we have seen offering free resources and how you can access it.
(This is a working post and we will continue to update it when we find new resources)

Twinkl

Twinkl have set up a Home Learning Hub for parents with a whole host of resources for children aged 3 – 11.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

You can get 1 months free access to Twinkl by signing up using the following link:
www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
and enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS

Although they do offer many free resources that do not require a membership.

Phonics Play

Phonics Play have given free access to parents during school closures. Simply click the link below and login in using the following details to access a host of games and resources to support the teaching of phonics.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Username: march20
Password: home

Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks is offering free live physical education sessions for children (and their parents) every Monday – Friday at 9:00am GMT.

You can find the live sessions of Joe’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

The videos are available to watch on the channel afterwards if you are not able to join in with the session at the time of broadcast.

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl are offering access to a free library of e-books including the well known Biff, Chip and Kipper books your child may be used to reading at school.

Follow this link: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/
You need to create a free account to access the books.

TTS

TTS is offering free Home Learning Packs and Activities for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
No login or membership is required just click the link below and download the relevant pack(s) for you.
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html

Nrich Maths

Nrich Maths offers free maths activities for children from Early Years through to Secondary.
Again, no sign up is required just follow the link below and navigate the website to relevant age group.
https://nrich.maths.org/

Audible

Audible have launched Audible Stories a completely free audio book service for children whilst schools are closed. They have a whole range of stories from the classics like Beatrix Potter to Audible Originals.
Simply click the link below and then press Start Listening.
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Mystery Science

Mystery Science have provided some of their top lesson plays free of charge during school closures. No sign up is needed just click the link below and navigate to the relevant age group to find a range of mini lesson plans (15 – 30 mins) and full lesson plans (45 – 90 mins).
https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

Epic!

Epic is a digital library for children and is providing free access to students who are taking part in remote learning.
This site requires invitation from your child’s teacher so why not send them the link below and ask them to sign up and invite you if you feel this would be useful for your child.
https://www.getepic.com/

GoNoodle

GoNoodle is a free to access site that gets kids moving. It is great for brain breaks when the kids are getting fidgety at the table.
Click the link below and get your kids up and dancing.
https://family.gonoodle.com/

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Mindfulness, Relaxation and Yoga for kids using characters and stories they know and love. There’s an app but you can watch most of their videos for free on their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5uIZ2KOZZeQDQo_Gsi_qbQ

The Maths Factor

Carol Vorderman has kindly made her maths website free of charge during school closures (normally £2 per week). Simply click the link below and sign up for free.
https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Premier League Primary Stars

PL Primary Stars has a wide collection of free, curriculum-linked activities to educate and entertain children at home. You can find lots of ideas for helping your children get active, as well as fun videos, games and worksheets for Maths, English and Health and Wellbeing.
Click the link below to access these resources.
https://plprimarystars.com/for-families

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