Links to online resources

We have compiled a list of free online resources for teachers, parents and pupils to access.

As with all online information, we would recommend that adults make their own assessment of these resources to ensure that they are suitable for the target audience.

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Last updated 27th March 2020

Arts resources
Baldwin Library Historical children’s books Art https://ufdc.ufl.edu/baldwin/all/thumbs
British Museum Exhibitions and other videos Art https://www.youtube.com/user/britishmuseum
Getty Museum Exhibitions and artists Art https://www.youtube.com/user/gettymuseum
National Gallery Art and art history Art https://www.youtube.com/user/nationalgalleryuk
Tate galleries Activities based on art found at the Tate galleries Art https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes
Tate Gallery Art and art history Art https://www.youtube.com/user/tate
Victoria and Alber Museum Exhibitions, etc Art https://www.youtube.com/user/vamuseum
National Gallery of Art A chance to view some of the collection online Art https://www.nga.gov/
Guggenheim A chance to view some of the collection online Art https://www.guggenheim.org/collection-online
Google Art Project Some wonderful pieces from multiple locations across the world Art https://artsandculture.google.com/
The Dali Museums A chance to view some of the collection online Art https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/museums/dali-theatre-museum-in-figueres/visita-virtual/
Red Ted Alert Simple craft activities Art and design https://www.redtedart.com/
TinkerCad 3D design Art and design https://www.tinkercad.com/
BFI History of film Art/ History https://www.youtube.com/user/BFIfilms
English resources
Authorfy Authorfy brings readers and writers closer together through interactive video masterclasses, fun downloadable activities, and exciting after school club resources. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, student, librarian, aspiring author or reluctant writer, there’s something on Authorfy for everyone! (description from Authorfy) English https://authorfy.com/
Barrington Stoke Barrington Stoke are a publisher for children who struggle to read due to dyslexia or visual stress. English https://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/product-category/free-resources/
BBC Cbeebies Alphablocks Early literacy English https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks
BBC Cbeebies Bedtime Stories Storytelling English https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories
BBC Jackanory Jnr Storytelling English https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007t9wg/clips
Books for Keeps Books for Keeps is the UK’s leading, independent children’s book magazine. Over 12,500 reviews on website and more than 2,000 articles including interviews with the top children’s authors and illustrators. The whole magazine can be viewed online, browsed, printed or downloaded. English http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/
CBBC:  adaptations books View books turned into TV series, including The Worst Witch, Tracy Beaker, Deadly 60, Hetty Feather, Hank Zipzer, The Demon Headmaster. English https://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/cbbc
Love Reading 4 Schools For schools to help manage reading groups and share their page with parents English https://www.lovereading4schools.co.uk/
National Literacy Trust Free family zone developed for parents during Covid-19 pandemic English https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/
Once upon a picture Images to prompt discussion, creative writing and more English https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/
Plazoom Literacy learning packs English https://www.plazoom.com/
Pobble 365 Visually inspired daily updated writing challenges English http://www.pobble365.com/
Pop up hub Explore books and make stories English https://pop-up-hub.com/
Premier League Reading Stars Available to every primary school in England and Wales, Premier League Primary Stars inspires girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field. English https://literacytrust.org.uk/programmes/sport-and-literacy/premier-league-primary-stars/
Seussville Online resource based on the books of Dr Seuss English https://www.seussville.com/
Storyline online Actors reading stories English https://www.storylineonline.net/
The Reading Zone Free resources include book extracts, book recommendations, new titles, author information, booklists, reading ideas. English https://readingzone.com/index.php?zone=sz
Twinkl Join up or sign if already a member, then use code UKTWINKLHELPS for UK primary resources during Covide-19 closures. English https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Purple Mash & Serial Mash Online educational resources English https://2simple.com/blog/using-purple-mash-when-school-closed/
Newswise  Free cross-surricular resource from National Literacy Trust and The Guardian English https://literacytrust.org.uk/programmes/news-wise/
EdShed EdShed is the umbrella for several educational products and brands. These include The Literacy Shed, Literacy Shed Plus, Spelling Shed and Maths Shed. English https://www.edshed.com/en-gb
BBC Bitesize Subject learning English https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/
BBC Teach Subject learning English https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach
Mrs Mactivity Variety of teaching resources English https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk
The Reading Realm Free home learning packs English https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/The Reading Realm
Resources covering a range of topics

From algebra to zoos!

BBC Bitesize Subject learning General https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/
BBC Blue Peter Various creative activities and learning General https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/blue-peter
Classroom Secrets Support for home learning General https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-online-learning/
DK find out A safe search engine from DK General https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
EdShed EdShed is the umbrella for several educational products and brands. These include The Literacy Shed, Literacy Shed Plus, Spelling Shed and Maths Shed. General https://www.edshed.com/en-gb
eLearning for kids Variety of teaching resources General https://www.e-learningforkids.org/
First News Children’s newspaper General https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/
Google arts and culture Linking to virtual tours many galleries, museums and cultural sites General https://artsandculture.google.com/
ICTGames Free online maths and English games General https://www.ictgames.com/
Mrs Mactivity Variety of teaching resources General https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk
Newswise  Free cross-surricular resource from National Literacy Trust and The Guardian General https://literacytrust.org.uk/programmes/news-wise/
Purple Mash & Serial Mash Online educational resources General https://2simple.com/blog/using-purple-mash-when-school-closed/
Teaching Ideas Multidisciplinary lesson ideas. General https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/
TedEd Educational videos on many subjects General https://ed.ted.com/
The British Council Global themed learning General https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
The Film Space : Teaching Trailers Various film-based learning resources General http://thefilmspace.org/teachingtrailers/2019/
The Imagination Tree A variety of activities General https://theimaginationtree.com/
The kids should see this Variety of educational videos General https://thekidshouldseethis.com/
Tower Hamlets Idea Stores Including eBook lending General https://www.ideastore.co.uk/
Twinkl Join up or sign if already a member, then use code UKTWINKLHELPS for UK primary resources during Covide-19 closures. General https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Woodland Trust Garden activities General https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activities-self-isolation/
Crash Course Kids Educational videos – filter by age General https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
Crash Course Educational videos – filter by age General https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse
Seneca Excellent to set tasks for GCSE and A Level General https://www.senecalearning.com/
London Zoo Free tours and activities General https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/zsl-london-zoo-online-resources
The Film Space Various film-based learning resources General http://www.thefilmspace.org/
Geography resources
World Geography Games Online games and activities Geography https://world-geography-games.com/
Twinkl Join up or sign if already a member, then use code UKTWINKLHELPS for UK primary resources during Covide-19 closures. Geography https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Purple Mash & Serial Mash Online educational resources Geography https://2simple.com/blog/using-purple-mash-when-school-closed/
BBC Bitesize Subject learning Geography https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/
BBC Teach Subject learning Geography https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach
Mrs Mactivity Variety of teaching resources Geography https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk
National Geographic Kids Activities and quizzes Geography https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
History resources
BFI History of film History https://www.youtube.com/user/BFIfilms
Baldwin Library Historical children’s books History https://ufdc.ufl.edu/baldwin/all/thumbs
BBC Horrible Histories Entertaining bitesize history shows History https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories
British Museum Exhibitions and other videos History https://www.youtube.com/user/britishmuseum
British Museum virtual tour History https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
Getty Museum Exhibitions and artists History https://www.youtube.com/user/gettymuseum
Museum of London Exhibitions and learning History https://www.youtube.com/user/museumoflondon
National Gallery Art and art history History https://www.youtube.com/user/nationalgalleryuk
Natural History Museum London Exhibitions, etc History https://www.youtube.com/user/naturalhistorymuseum
Science Museum London Exhibitions and educational videos History https://www.youtube.com/user/sciencemuseum
Tate Gallery Art and art history History https://www.youtube.com/user/tate
Victoria and Alber Museum Exhibitions, etc History https://www.youtube.com/user/vamuseum
Twinkl Join up or sign if already a member, then use code UKTWINKLHELPS for UK primary resources during Covide-19 closures. History https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Purple Mash & Serial Mash Online educational resources History https://2simple.com/blog/using-purple-mash-when-school-closed/
BBC Bitesize Subject learning History https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/
BBC Teach Subject learning History https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach
Mrs Mactivity Variety of teaching resources History https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk
Museum of London Online games and some activities to do at home History https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families/fun-home
The Vatican Museums A chance to view some of the collection online History http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.html
British Museum Free tours and activities History https://www.britishmuseum.org/learn/schools
ICT resources
Scratch Start coding ICT https://scratch.mit.edu/
TinkerCad 3D design ICT https://www.tinkercad.com/
Languages resources
Duolingo Learn a variety of languages Languages https://www.duolingo.com/
Maths resources
The Maths Factor Free resources during Covid19 outbreak Maths https://www.themathsfactor.com/
Twinkl Join up or sign if already a member, then use code UKTWINKLHELPS for UK primary resources during Covide-19 closures. Maths https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Purple Mash & Serial Mash Online educational resources Maths https://2simple.com/blog/using-purple-mash-when-school-closed/
EdShed EdShed is the umbrella for several educational products and brands. These include The Literacy Shed, Literacy Shed Plus, Spelling Shed and Maths Shed. Maths https://www.edshed.com/en-gb
BBC Bitesize Subject learning Maths https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/
BBC Teach Subject learning Maths https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach
Mrs Mactivity Variety of teaching resources Maths https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk
Science resources
Science Museum London Exhibitions and educational videos Science https://www.youtube.com/user/sciencemuseum
Twinkl Join up or sign if already a member, then use code UKTWINKLHELPS for UK primary resources during Covide-19 closures. Science https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Purple Mash & Serial Mash Online educational resources Science https://2simple.com/blog/using-purple-mash-when-school-closed/
BBC Bitesize Subject learning Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/
BBC Teach Subject learning Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach
Mrs Mactivity Variety of teaching resources Science https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk
Operation Ouch Engaging science and medical (STEM) videos for all ages – filter by topic Science https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQJDFI9j8UeNoqra37p5OkA
Science Museum Free games and activities Science https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/games-and-apps
NASA Langley Free online tour Science https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/
Natural History Museum Free tours and activities Science https://www.nhm.ac.uk/schools/teaching-resources.html
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Free tours and activities Science https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour
Resources from authors and publishers

Various resources, activities and readings from children’s authors and publishers

A F Harrold Regular poetry podcast Authors/ publishers http://www.afharroldkids.com/
Andersen Press Resources based on Andersen Press books Authors/ publishers https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/free-stuff/
Andy Shepherd The Boy Who Drew Dragons series Authors/ publishers https://www.andyshepherdwriter.co.uk/
Bloomsbury (Harry Potter) About J.K. Rowling, discussion guides, the books, fun stuff, Authors/ publishers https://harrypotter.bloomsbury.com/uk/  
Bloomsbury Children’s Books Author videos, teaching guides Authors/ publishers https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/childrens/
Bloomsbury Children’s books Videos Authors/ publishers https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8iLUOfZQZyWGjy62BqbP7ZaQhw2UbxJk 
Chicken House Books With content created by teachers and librarians that have a passion for reading Authors/ publishers https://www.chickenhousebooks.com/
Chitra Soundar Book information and activities Authors/ publishers http://chitrasoundar.com/kids/
Cosmos: the Interactive Book of Space Interactive versions of some of the infographics book of space. Authors/ publishers https://cosmos-book.github.io/
Cressida Cowell Current Children’s Laureate Authors/ publishers https://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/
Dan Walker Sky Thieves series; The Light Hunters. Videos, Q&Q, resources, book trailer. Authors/ publishers https://www.danwalkerauthor.com/resources
David Melling About his books, teacher’s resources, videos. Authors/ publishers https://www.davidmelling.co.uk/
Egmont Children’s Publishers Teachers’ notes, lesson plans, activity sheets and posters for you to download and use. Authors/ publishers https://www.egmont.co.uk/teacher-librarian-resources/
Hachette Children’s Books Teacher’s resources including Oi! Frog and Friends; The Boy at the Back of the Class; The Wizards of Once series and more. Authors/ publishers https://www.hachetteschools.co.uk/
Jarrett Lerner The activities are available for free download and are to be used in educational and/or private settings. Authors/ publishers https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/
Joseph Coelho Joseph reads out some of his poems and stories and gives writing tips and advice. Watch interviews with him and download resources. Authors/ publishers https://www.thepoetryofjosephcoelho.com/
Maz Evans Who Let the Gods Out, etc Authors/ publishers https://maz.world/
Michael Rosen Large number of video masterclasses on how to write, with Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry). Videos of Michael reading his poems and stories.  Biography. Authors/ publishers https://www.michaelrosen.co.uk/
Michelle Robinson Ten Fat Sausages; How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth, The Day the Banana Went Bad; There’s a Lion in my Cornflakes; School for Little Monsters; Goodnight series; Odd Socks, etc. Authors/ publishers http://www.michellerobinson.co.uk/
Michelle Robinson Children’s Author Videos Authors/ publishers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY2sPq_kV6CUSbCFIjRFpQg 
Nosy Crow Book extracts, author information, videos, trailers, blogs. Authors/ publishers https://nosycrow.com/
Philip Reeve Teacher’s resources, book trailers, interviews, activities. Authors/ publishers https://www.philip-reeve.com
Puffin Extracts, What Should I Read Next?, articles, games, activities. Authors/ publishers https://www.penguin.co.uk/puffin/
Rick Riordan Teacher’s guides, discussion notes for Percy Jackson and other Riordan books. Authors/ publishers http://rickriordan.com/resource_type/teachers-guides/      
Roald Dahl Lesson plans, quizzes, biographical information, Dahl’s writing tips, revolting recipes and more. Authors/ publishers https://www.roalddahl.com/
Ross Montgomery Lesson plans, posters, blogs about writing, videos of the author reading extracts from his books. Authors/ publishers http://rossmontgomery.co.uk/teaching-resources/
Sir Charlie Stinkysocks Fun activities, author information, book series information. Authors/ publishers https://www.sircharliestinkysocks.co.uk/
Their Picture Book Party With information about authors and illustrators and loads of Fun Stuff. Authors/ publishers https://www.picturebookparty.co.uk/
Tom Palmer FREE powerpoints and photocopiable resources for all my books to support schools and libraries in class and home work and encourage reading and writing for pleasure. Authors/ publishers https://tompalmer.co.uk/schools-librarians/literacy-resources/
Usborne Provides in-depth teachers’ resources to support the UK National Curriculum. Also browse books, things to do, blogs. Authors/ publishers https://usborne.com/
Walker Books Book and author information. Videos include book trailers, animations and authors and illustrators. Authors/ publishers http://www.walker.co.uk/
Walker Books Picture Book Party. Activities, etc Authors/ publishers www.picturebookparty.co.uk
Walker Books Videos Authors/ publishers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Begme37cpqPTlv6dqMA6Q
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