• Andrea shine

Best free or cheap home education resources - Coronavirus isolation

Updated: Mar 19


We are all aware of the current COVID-19 situation. However do not panic. There are a whole host of free educational websites that you can access from home so your children are not missing out. Plus loads of activities to keep them busy so you don't all go crazy sat indoors.

I have searched high and low and these for me are the best free resources that you can use.


Phonics play - interactive phonics games. Free for children in isolation


The body coach - free workouts for kids, and live P. E lessons


Orchard toys - free early years resources


Twinkl - use the code 'UKTWINKLHELPS' for 1 free month. They have so many activities from early years all the way up to KS2. They even have a whole section for children with SEND .


Reading eggs - 2 weeks Free trial for fun online reading programme for ages 2 - 13 (cancel if you do not want the ongoing subscription)


Maths seed - 2 weeks Free trial for maths skills, ages 3-9 (cancel if you do not want the ongoing subscription)


Pintrest - Not many people realise pintrest can be utilized for at home learning. This site is full of amazing home education ideas and tricks to help keep the kids busy. Make a board full of your favourite activities.


Activity Village - this is a paid site, however they have just released a whole range of free packs for home isolation.

- this is a paid site, however they have just released a whole range of free packs for home isolation.


BBC bitesize - BBC have a huge amount of home learning and go from primary all the way to 16+ education. They cover a huge range of subjects and help children learn using games, print outs and videos.


BBC terrific science - BBC again have an incredible amount of science resources for FREE, primary and secondary learners


Horrible histories - Youtube account of horrible histories. Learn about the horrid, disgusting and truthful horrible past.


Oxford owl - Free learning games and e-books.


Cosmic kids yoga - Free youtube videos for younge children to enjoy physical education without having to leave the house.


60 second histories - This website provides a free 2 weeks trial, if you want to continue after the 2 weeks they do offer a great price for home learners. A huge range of 60 second videos on history.


Kidztype – Easy dance mat typing games for children, 15 free games to keep the children learning through games.


DUOLINGO - Free resource for learning a huge range of 36 languages for FREE!


Art for kids hub - This is a youtube channel dedicated to drawing tutorials for kids. I have to admit I even enjoy joining in with this one.


Khan academy - Free learning resources for all ages across the world. practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalised learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.


Literacy shed - Free or paid videos and animations for literacy work, so many amazing themes.


Edsplace - From ABC to GCSE they have everything from year 1 to year 11. You can sign up for a trial for just £1 (make sure to cancel the subscription before you get charged again)


Teachers pay teachers - They do have a huge section of FREE resources, or you can pay for individual worksheets.


Learning resources science museum - early years up to KS5. A huge host of videos and actitivies curated by museums.


Quizlet - KS1 to KS4, From flashcards to help you learn French to games that make it easy to understand history, you can use a variety of tools to conquer any challenge.


The open university - Ages 13+ free courses in a great range of subjects.


The school run - 14 day free trial. KS1 - KS2 (make sure to cancel if you dont want to be charged)


Teach it primary - Free or paid resources for children in primary school


Everyschool - early years to KS2 loads of great ideas and games


Top marks - Free educational resources for primary school children.


Rising stars - A huge range of free or paid resources.


Have fun teaching - Free and paid activities in a great range of subjects.


Edshed - 14 day free trial, spelling games and activities (cancel if you do not want to ongoing subscription)


Soft schools - This is an american site however can be used for UK students. loads of free activities and games. Maths, english, science and languages.


Primary resources - completely free resources for Primary aged children.


Skoolbo - Free 30 day trial 10,000 learning activities (be sure to cancel if you do not want an ongoing subscription)


Sight words - Free resources to keep children interested in reading including great printable games.


Ranger Rick - National wildlife federation games


Wildlife watch - Free wildlife learning resources.


Tes - Early years, Primary, Secondary and Special needs resources Free or Paid.


I hope you enjoy all these resources and I wish you the best of luck during your home education adventure. Most of all remember to have fun. you don't have to make it feel like school.



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