Please find below various sites that offer free access to resources to support learning at home. In some cases the access is for a limited period only so please check. Some sites require you to sign up and provide an email contact. For online safety reasons, I would suggest that adults do the signing up. Please let us know if you come across other sites that you think may be useful.
Devon Library Service – access to e-books and audio books. Sign up here:
This is another free e-books site which looks good: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/
Some phonics materials for pupils pupils learning to read. Note that the sounds are taught in a different order to the way we do them at school but there are plenty of good materials including lots to help with handwriting and spelling: https://teachyourchildtoread.co.uk/
Carol Vorderman is offering free access to her maths website (normally £2 a week): https://www.themathsfactor.com/ which has some good games and challenges on it.
The Dartmoor MAT have published a whole range of resources which covers both primary and secondary age pupils: Online Resources to support Home Learning v3
Code.org for a free coding website (we use this at school too). Easy to set up an account and great learning opportunities.
Art – The National Gallery has a fantastic resource where you can view many of their pieces of art. They all come with notes about the artist and what to look for. It is a great way to get children looking, thinking and talking. I really recommend it. Link here: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/search-the-collection Be mindful that like most galleries, some pictures include people are not fully clothed so always check first or be prepared to answer a load of questions!
Activity Passport – lots of activities to tick off to say you have done them: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/772070/My_Activity_Passport.pdf
Purple Mash has lots of great resources across the curriculum. 60 days of access for free: https://2simple.com/free-access/
First News is a weekly newspaper for 7 to 14 year olds. You can download a free copy here: https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/
A range of resources from South Glos Council: https://www.integra.co.uk/home-learning/
BBC Bitesize has some fabulous resources to help with home learning: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
The CBeebies page https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies and CBBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc both have lots of things to see and do.
iPlayer has some great programmes which will support children’s learning and build their knowledge – https://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/cbeebies and https://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/cbbc
The Oak National Academy is a Government funded resource for schools and families to use during the lockdown. It includes lots of video lessons: https://www.thenational.academy/
Pupils in Koala class have put together a class newspaper. Please have a look at the result here: Koala News
Here is an excellent story written by Betty: