Online Learning and Activities

Children and young people are still facing challenges and periods of isolation due to Covid-19. It's important that we try to keep to a routine and complete the work that is sent home from the education setting they normally attend. We have pulled together some ideas to help support learning and keep children and young people occupied over the coming weeks.

Visit ClickView to support on-line learning. The website has loads of FREE curriculum related content which has been developed to engage children and young people and support their educational outcomes.

#WatchYourWellbeing - Free resources to help students take care of their mental wellbeing during lockdown.

The Government has published information and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home.  It covers what you should expect for your child’s remote education and how you can support your child during remote education.

Online Learning

Ages 0-5

Website Covering All Subjects

  • Bitesize Primary offers online learning for children 3-11
  • Nursery World Show have a range of different online learning and activities to do with children 0-5
  • Hungry Little Minds simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five
  • Twinkl Early Years You will find engaging early years activities for each Area of Learning as well for popular topics and themes
  • Oxford Owl for Home Lots of free resources for early years and Primary age.
  • ClickView - Video lessons to support learners in many subject areas as well as with their wellbeing. The Department for Education listed ClickView as a resource for remote learning.

English, Maths and Science 

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Ages 5-11

Websites Covering All Subjects

  • You can use BBC Teach for free to access thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.
  • Bitesize Primary offers online learning for children 3-11
  • Audible have just made a large number of audiobooks free, if your child enjoys stories. Sign up through this link
  • Twinkl Key Stage 1 / Twinkl Key Stage 2 engaging online activities for each Area of Learning for pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2
  • Crash Course YouTube videos on many subjects / Crash Course Kids for a younger audience
  • Oxford Owl for Home Lots of free resources for Primary age
  • ClickView - Video lessons to support learners in many subject areas as well as with their wellbeing. The Department for Education listed ClickView as a resource for remote learning.

English and Maths 

Science and Technology 

  • Sky live website allows budding astronomers to plot planets, comets and asteroids on an interactive sky chart
  • Science Museum offers games, apps and activities to do at home as well as the option to virtually explore all five of their museums. You can also visit other museums from the comfort of your home
  • Tynker Gives free access coding resources for ages 5 to 13+

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Ages 11-14

Websites Covering All Subjects 

  • You can use BBC Teach for free to access thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.
  • Bitesize Secondary offers a range of online learning available for ages 11-16
  • Audible have just made a large number of audiobooks free, if your child enjoys stories. Sign up through this link
  • Top Marks has free Maths resources for years 1-12.
  • ClickView - Video lessons to support learners in many subject areas as well as with their wellbeing. The Department for Education listed ClickView as a resource for remote learning.

English and Maths 

  • Khan Academy Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level
  • Prodigy Maths Primary school age Maths 
  • British Council Resources for English language learning

Science and Technology 

  • Sky live website allows budding astronomers to plot planets, comets and asteroids on an interactive sky chart
  • Science Museum offers games, apps and activities to do at home as well as the option to virtually explore all five of their museums. You can also visit other museums from the comfort of your home
  • Tynker Gives free access to coding resources for ages 5 to 13+
  • Mystery Science Free science lessons
  • Scratch Creative computer programming
  • Crest Awards Science awards you can complete from home.
  • Idea Awards Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Ages 14-16+

Websites Covering All Subjects 

  • You can use BBC Teach for free to access thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.
  • Bitesize Secondary offers a range of online learning available for ages 11-16
  • Audible have just made a large number of audiobooks free, if your child enjoys stories. Sign up through this link
  • Seneca For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material
  • Open Learn Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people
  • Futurelearn Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name 
  • ClickView - Video lessons to support learners in many subject areas as well as with their wellbeing. The Department for Education listed ClickView as a resource for remote learning.

English, Maths and Science 

  • Khan Academy Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level
  • British Council Resources for English language learning
  • Sky live  website allows budding astronomers to plot planets, comets and asteroids on an interactive sky chart
  • Science Museum offers games, apps and activities to do at home as well as the option to virtually explore all five of their museums. You can also visit other museums from the comfort of your home.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

The Off School website provides good quality, fun activities and learning opportunities that are ideally suited for the home environment. 

Activities

Doncaster Adult, Family & Community Learning (AFCL) have put together lots of brilliant tips, activities and ideas for keeping your family learning and playing together over the coming weeks. You can acess the activities by entering the password AFCL2020. Join in with the family challenges and collect a certificate for each challenge you complete. Find out more from our downloads section 'Doncaster AFCL Family Learning Challenges'.

Staying Active

  • Change 4 Life - Disney inspired indoor activities and 10-minute shake-ups to help children stay active at home
  • Active Fusion: PE Parent - Free, easy to follow resource for parents to give their children a positive, progressive experience in PE
  • Healthy Learning, Healthy Lives
  • Joe Wicks' workout videos support young people and adults to keep moving and stay healthy and positive. You can  re-watch all of the videos on his YouTube channel.
  • Disney Dance-Alongs - This Girl Can has partnered with Disney to create fun dance routines that you can follow, including The Jungle Book's 'I Wanna Be Like You', Moana's 'You're Welcome', The Little Mermaid and more
  • Nike - Active Kids Do Better - Family-friendly activities 
  • BBC Super Movers - Fun curriculum-linked resources to get children moving while they learn
  • GoNoodle - Movement and mindfulness videos to keep younger children active
  • Premier League Primary - Activities to help children develop skills in everything from balance and coordination to athletics and throwing
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged three or over. Used in schools and homes all over the world 
  • Jump Start Jonny - Fun workout videos to get kids moving
  • Imoves - Fun, free workouts and mental wellbeing activities for children
  • Active Imaginations - Simple activities for 2 to 4-year-olds
  • 5 Ways to Keep Kids Active - Fun ideas to keep kids active through play

Getting Crafty

Explore the Outdoors

Online Activities and Activities to do at Home

Reading and Writing 

Other Services News and Updates 

Doncaster libraries have begun to re-open, offering an order and collect service. You can find out more about this service, including which libraries are open by visiting the Doncaster libraries website.

Road safety is an important topic which is covered in primary school - the information and resources below will help you teach your child about the importance of staying safe on and around the roads. 

Keeping Connected and Staying Safe Online 

While you and your children are at home we understand that they may be spending more time online. If you would like some information and advice on online safety or are worried about the safety of a child please look at the advice and support available on the COVID-19 Information for Parents webpage.

Back to Information for Parents and Carers

Last updated: 08 March 2022 13:33:45