Free resources for Parents

  • Phonics play have made their online resources and games free for all to access: available at:
  • Teach your monster to read is an app available on google play and apple app store. This is normally £5, however now free in response to the closures.
  • Topmarks has lots of educational games. We use this website mainly to play a range of maths games.
  • Twinkl is offering a month of free access to parents and lots of free home school packs of activities. They are organised by year group so it is easy to find an age appropriate activity for your child. They also come with answer keys so you can easily and quickly check any work. These resources are to be printed.
  • First News is a weekly newspaper for children pitched to keep news engaging but not scary. You can subscribe to receive the paper but you can also access older editions online. They are great for practising comprehension or to challenge your child to write their own.
  • IXL has lots of free resources for practising maths and English skills. It is again organised by school year so easy to access the right activities for your child. These activities are done by your child on a compter/tablet
  • BBC Teach Primary has loads of resources for all primary subjects sorted by age
  • NatGeo Kids has lots of ideas for research projects and loads of different ideas for activities for children to try focusing on science, history and geography
  • The Book Trust have some great stories to read with your children online and some which are read for you. They are pitched more towards KS1. If your child is older and have access to a tablet could they create their own video in this style?
  • ScienceMax on YouTube has some great science experiment ideas, he shares ones to try at home and then shows you what they would look like on a large scale
  • The imagination tree also has some schedules for staying at home and lots of ideas for activities to do with KS1 children
  • The five minuet mum has lots of quick to set up activities for younger children (1-5) however some are also enjoyed by older children across KS1. She is currently running live activities on Instagram which you can do with other mums and children across the country.


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