Online Learning and Activities

To help with the school day it can be helpful to plan in time for lots of different activities, including things your children already enjoy, for example, if they like being creative, they could write a new song or choreograph a dance. Alternatively, perhaps they could try switching off by reading a favourite book or challenge themselves with daily puzzles and quizzes.

ClickView

**New** Doncaster Local Authority, together with world’s leading video content resource ClickView, have made a wealth of primary and secondary educational videos available to teachers, parents and students during COVID-19. It’s our way of helping teachers and families continue with high-quality learning with access to world leading educational resources. Click here to find out more.

 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. You can have a month’s free subscription, by following the link and entering the code CVDTWINKLHELPS.
  • Oxford Owl for Home Lots of free resources for early years and Primary age.

English, Maths and Science 

  • The Maths Factor is an online maths tutoring site for 4-11 year olds, which available for free, during the school closure period - you usually have to pay for this site.
  • Top Marks has free Maths resources for years 1-12
  • Prodigy Maths  Primary school age Maths 
  • British Council Resources for English language learning
  • Head Start Primary free online activity booklets with separate answers 
  • Phonics Play Games and resources to help children learn phonics

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, You can have a month’s free subscription, by following the link and entering the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
  • 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

English and Maths 

  • The Maths Factor is an online maths tutoring site for 4-11 year olds, which available for free, during the school closure period - you usually have to pay for this site.
  • Top Marks has free Maths resources for years 1-12
  • Prodigy Maths Primary school age Maths 
  • British Council Resources for English language learning
  • Pobble365 
  • Head Start Primary free online activity booklets with separate answers 

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+

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.
  • Eton College has opened up its online learning platform called EtonX free for years 11 and 13 during the coronavirus. An article on this is available to read here

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.

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 

English, Maths and Science 

  • 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
  • CGP books have made their Head Start to A-level materials for chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths all free on Amazon Kindle.
  • 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.

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 access the activities here  and then enter 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'.

Wildlife and Garden Activities

Online Activities

Activities To Do In The Home

Other Services News and Updates 

You might also like to access Off School, this website provide additional support for parents and carers over the period of school closure. It complements what schools and other organisations are doing, by providing good quality, fun activities and learning opportunities that are ideally suited for the home environment. The Department for Education (DfE) have also created a list of online education resources for home education

While the Libraries are closed, you will still be able to access books which are available to download from Doncaster Library website. See Doncaster Library Resources Flyer to see what you are still able to access. The flyer also explains how to become a member if you are not already registered. 

**New** - Doncaster Local Authority, together with world’s leading video content resource ClickView, have made a wealth of primary and secondary educational videos available to teachers, parents and students during COVID-19. It’s our way of helping teachers and families continue with high-quality learning with access to world leading educational resources. Click here to find out more.

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.

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Last updated: 03 July 2020 14:43:56