Learning From Home
Given the range of children and young people’s abilities, and the breadth of special educational needs, there is no one site that will cater for everyone, although 2Simple have made purplemash.com available for free during the Coronavirus crisis. This site covers the whole primary curriculum, with fun resources for literacy and numeracy that can be pitched at many levels. Have a look here for further information. https://2simple.com/free-access/?campaign=3f314708-5ef0-11ea-9175-062a0562a518
Pupils can access all of this curriculum-centred primary teaching resource from home.
You will have unlimited access to 23k+ videos, interactive activities, quizzes and worksheets until 31st May 2020.
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Another generic site that is always worth visiting is the BBC, with both Cbeebies, and Bitesize offering all sorts of educational, developmental, games and activities. You might need to search a bit to find what you want, but they are good quality. Have a browse at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary and https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies to find useful resources.
Some other sites that may be of interest:
Materials that can be used away from the screen are available from the TTS group, who provide all sorts of learning materials. They have created workbooks for primary pupils to download and use offline. https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html
If you are looking for on-screen games for literacy and numeracy then the well-established ICT Games, https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html, has lots of material for primary aged pupils, that could be used with older learners, too.
You could also have a look at https://toytheater.com/ which has lots of games. As with many free sites, there are embedded adverts here.
For literacy resources, there a number of sites that have paid-for content, but who also provide free tasters. The well known Oxford Owl – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home – have activities for learning to read at home, along with information about how literacy and numeracy are taught in schools. There is also a large number of ebooks available to read, free of charge. Great for reading!
Some learners will enjoy the opportunity away from school to follow their own interests, and there is a number of sites that have quality materials where they can safely browse. Both Dorling Kindersley, https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ and National Geographic https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/ have videos and articles on a range of subjects. These are probably best for children in Key Stage 2.
https://www.incredibox.com/ allows learners to interact with the screen to discover how different elements work and come together.