Home Learning

User Guides

How to use Evidence for Learning – Parent/Carer Guide

My Maths Guide

OneDrive Guide

Times Tables Rockstar Guide


Useful Links

Swindon Borough Council Home Learning Resources
Lots more SEND specific and Coronavirus support resources from Swindon Borough Council

Autism Awareness Week Celebration Activity

The Great Indoors – Indoor Activity Ideas

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ – free membership due to COVID-19 – endless resources for learning!

Oak National Academy – learning resources provided by the government https://www.thenational.academy/


https://www.intofilm.org/ – film clips for education or entertainment

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen – free audible stories

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/english/ – English revision quizzes

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar – spelling and grammar games

http://www.funenglishgames.com/games.html – a whole host of English games to develop reading, writing, spelling and grammar

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7vdy9q – spelling, punctuation and grammar games

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-291697.htm – spelling games

https://reading.ecb.org/ – reading lessons and activities

https://www.teachwire.net/news/online-vocabulary-games-for-ks3-ks4-english – vocabulary games

https://www.puzzles-to-print.com/printable-word-search/ – word searches and puzzles

www.worldofdavidwalliams.com – live readings

Audible, part of Amazon.com, has released a collection of hundreds of free audiobooks for children.  stories.audible.com/start-listen

Cambridge University has provided free access rights to more than 700 books in its library until the end of May https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/textbooks#


www.themathsfactor.com – free access

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ – Free during COVID-19: 5 maths lessons for each year group up to Year 8.

https://www.redoaks.org/pupil_portal/pp_maths_08.php – daily maths challenge sheets – quick number – variety of levels

https://www.coolmathgames.com/ – maths games

https://teachingtables.co.uk/ – times table games

https://mathszone.co.uk/ – maths games

https://www.mathplayground.com/math-games.html – more maths games

Variety of Learning Games

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z4kw2hv – BBC bitesize – all subjects

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – games for all subjects

https://www.abcya.com/grades/6 – English, maths and problem solving games

www.funbrain.com – maths and reading games

https://www.highlightskids.com/ – crafts, cooking, science, games

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ – National Geographic

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR2Zb7TbiOA  – Basics of British sign language (BSL) at 1pm

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University (UK), but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could be of interest to young people.  https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Khan Academy – https://www.khanacademy.org – Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

Futurelearn – https://www.futurelearn.com – Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Seneca – https://www.senecalearning.com – For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher-level material.

Blockly – https://blockly.games – Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch – https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ – Creative computer programming

Ted Ed – https://ed.ted.com – All sorts of engaging educational videos

Duolingo – https://www.duolingo.com – Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science – https://mysteryscience.com – Free science lessons

Crest Awards – https://www.crestawards.org – Science awards you can complete from home.

The Kids Should See This – https://thekidshouldseethis.com – Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course – https://thecrashcourse.com – YouTube videos on many subjects

Big History Project – https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home – Aimed at Secondary age. Multidisciplinary activities.

Geography Games – https://world-geography-games.com/world.html – Geography gaming!

DK Find Out – https://www.dkfindout.com/uk – Activities and quizzes

Free language lessons: Rosetta Stone is giving free access for schoolchildren to use its language courses for the next three months, saving parents the usual £50 fee. Go to rosettastone.co.uk/lp/freeforkids/

Teaching Remotely for Grades K – 12 | Free Resources and Strategies https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com

For older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:



Wellbeing/Thrive/Get Active

30 day lego challenge – Please follow link for the Lego Challenge Sheet

Swindon Borough Council Social Distancing Week One – Please follow link to view Social Distancing Week One

Swindon Borough Council Social Distancing Week Two – Please follow link to view Social Distancing Week Two

Thrive activities Week 1 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activity – Week 1

Thrive activities Week 2 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activity – Week 2

Thrive activities Week 3 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activity – Week 3

Thrive activities Week 4 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activity – Week 4

Thrive activities Week 5 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activity – Week 5

Thrive activities Week 6 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 6

Thrive activities Week 7 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 7

Thrive activities Week 8 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 8

Thrive activities Week 9 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 9

Thrive activities Week 9 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 10

Thrive activities Week 11 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 11

Thrive activities Week 12 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 12

Thrive activities Week 13 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 13

Thrive activities Week 14 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 14

Thrive activities Week 15 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 15

Thrive activities Week 16 – Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 16

Wildlife with Steve Backshall on Facebook

https://family.gonoodle.com/ – GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w – Joe Wicks 5 minute workouts for kids

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 – Joe Wicks 30 minute P.E lessons 9am Monday – Friday

Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

The NHS has 24 free instructor-led videos covering aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga. They range from 10 to 45 minutes long, and are available at nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/

Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

Cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking


National Theatre – Free full length plays every Thursday on You tube

Hampstead Theatre – https://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/whats-on/hampstead-theatre-at-home  The BBC has announced a number of theatre productions as part of Culture in Quarantine, its “virtual festival of the arts”, including new filmed recordings of Mike Bartlett’s play Albion, Emma Rice’s Wise Children, and six Royal Shakespeare Company productions including its 2016 Hamlet and 2018 Macbeth.

From Broadway – free plays and musicals you can stream. http://filmedonstage.com

For 10 of the world’s best virtual art gallery tours see list and links at https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/10-of-the-worlds-best-virtual-museum-and-art-gallery-tours 

For a list of 500 museums with virtual tours: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner – the list defaults to listing some of the most popular options first, but you can also sort them in alphabetic order or look at where they all are on a map.

Lots of big names including Robin Ince, Al Murray and Josie Long are playing the Stay at Home festival from the Cosmic Shambles Network. All the shows, for now, will be live only and free to watch, though donations are being encouraged. cosmicshambles.com/stayathome

The Montreux jazz festival has just made more than 50 festival concerts available to stream for free, including performances by Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple and Carlos Santana. You can access them for free for 30 days. Go to stingray.com/FREEMJF1M and enter the code FREEMJF1M.

 Top 10 from the Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/03/covid19-coronavirus-social-distancing-netflix-hulu/608398/

Best family movies from around the world plus lesson plans for kids: https://kidworldcitizen.org/best-movies-for-kids-from-around-the-world-plus-lesson-plans