Educational websites for children

Please find below a list of some of the websites offering free or trial periods of their resources. They have been broken down into different subjects but often websites do in fact cover the whole curriculum. None of these websites require payment to access so some of the obvious platforms haven’t been included. Some do require you to log in or create a free account to access. – Virtual Field Trips – Purple Mash login with your own details (if they cannot remember their details then they won;t be able to get on) – Oxford Owls online ebooks and activities – interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups – huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects. Also holds links to games etc that are hosted by other sites. – a new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas. – a huge range of different subjects and focuses, arguably the best host of any resource you could need. Have offered a free account in the result of school closures. – lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms. – huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups. – free online resource packs. – free online home workbooks – free resource

BBC Teaching website for both Primary and Secondary ages:


English – spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group. – free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper. – free resources linked to the books of Lindsay Littleson including The Titanic Detective Agency and Guardians of the Wild Unicorns. – vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world. – downloadable reading activity pack. – free online books – brilliant if you can’t get to the library

Audible (an Amazon company) – free talking books (stories) for children and teenagers online:

David Walliams book website has downloadable activities on


Maths – Free access for 30 days, just make sure you cancel anything before the end of it!  – free online maths problems, more focussed at older children. – online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses. – a large range of free videos and short films that are then supported by questions and tasks underneath. – free online range of activities broken down into year groups and levels including Greater Depth – Maths link

Carol Vordermans Maths website

Physics & maths tutor website for GCSE and A-LEVEL –


Science/History/Arts – lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on this site). – lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden

Collection of links to online museums worldwide:

links to online Museum tours for children:

History website

History site covering all GCSE and A-LEVEL history topics –

Science/educational experiments with Maddie Moate

Physics & maths tutor website for GCSE and A-LEVEL –

Physics revision for all secondary school ages and A-LEVEL –



Online Dance studio from street dance group Diversity (free until May)

PE lessons uploaded every week day with Joe Wicks – The Body Coach. There are also other workouts on there.

Dance lessons with Oti Mabuse from Strictly

Inclusive Fitness With Vicky from Beaumont College, Lancaster. Vicky uses Makaton in this workout video, and it looks like new ones will be uploaded daily

Cosmic Kids – Yoga, mindfulness for children



Music lessons with Myleene Klass


Religious Education/Philosophy

YouTube channel covering RE, Philosophy and Ethics for GCSE and A LEVEL


High school aged children & College/sixth form

BBC Bitesize for all subjects and lesson content for KS3 and KS4:

KS3 ages 11 – 14 – or GOOGLE BBC BITESIZE KS3

KS4 ages 14 – 16 – or GOOGLE BBC BITESIZE KS4

Revision and teaching materials for GCSE & A LEVEL –

Resources for OCR/AQA/WJEC/Edexcel/Eduqas/iGcse –


GCSE/A LEVEL/ Scottish Highers/IB/B-TEC/University Level Courses –

Open University OpenLearn – free courses on a variety of topics: