Coronavirus – Home Learning for EYFS, Phonics, Primary and Secondary

Your child’s school will be sending work home so please be guided by them in the first instance. Your child’s class teacher will know where they are with their learning and most schools have a system in place where you can contact your child’s teacher to ask for any help or support you may need.

Most of all be kind to yourself and to your children. These are very unusual and unprecedented times and you are all trying to do your best to carry on providing meaningful activities for your children, but please don’t stress about it, do what you can and do what is right for your children.  If you would like some support with planning a day of learning at home then you might find this Coronavirus – Daily Planner for At Home template useful.

The websites below take you to free, online resources.

GOV.UK have also published a list of online education resources for home education.  These include specific resources for SEND.


Cbeebies Radio Listening activities.
Essex Libraries Online Rhymetimes Regular videos posted on Facebook and YouTube. The website also has lots of other ideas for you and your children.
Imagination Tree Creative planning, play and learning ideas for self-isolation.
Red Ted Art Easy craft ideas.
Small Talk Tips and activities to support children from 0 to 5 years old. These are split into ‘Chat,’ ‘Play’ and ‘Read.’
Talk, Listen, Cuddle An Essex campaign which helps young children develop their communication skills through playful learning at home.
Toy Theater Interactive educational games designed to work on computers, tablets and mobile devices.


ABC Fast Phonics Phonics lessons with sounds and cartoons.
Phonics Play Phonics planning, games and printouts.

English and Maths

British Council English activities, stories, articles and poems.
Help Kidz Learn Free 14 day trial for english games and activities.
ICT games Maths and english games.
Khan Academy Online maths lessons and practice activities.
Maths is Fun Maths activities and printouts.
Oxford Owl for Home Maths and english games and activities.
Prodigy Maths Maths games and activities.
Splash City Accessible maths software for SEN pupils.
Third Space Learning Free home learning packs for maths.
Top Marks Maths games and activities.
Toy Theater Interactive maths games.
White Rose Maths Maths lessons to support parents.

Other subjects

All ages

BBC Learning From 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages.
British Sign Language Videos and activities.
Charanga Music lessons and activities.
Duolingo Quizzes and activities for learning a new language (app is also available).
Science Museum Group Games, activities and videos to support a range of curriculum topics.
Ted Ed Interactive, video-based lessons available daily.
The Artful Parent Facebook page for arts and crafts ideas to do at home.
The Kids Should See This Short video clips on a variety of topics
Tigtagworld Three-minute science and geography films.
Tinkercad App for 3D design, electronics and coding.
Twinkl Activities and printouts.


Blockly Educational games which teach computer programming.
Crash Course Kids Short video clips on a variety of science topics.
Crick Web Games and activities for a variety of subjects.
DK Find Out Quizzes and activities for a variety of subjects.
Explorify Science activities.
Geography Games Geography quizzes and activities.
Mystery Science Science lesson plans and activities.
National Geographic Kids Geography quizzes and activities.
Paw Print Badges Ideas and activities for learning about the people, places and history of the UK.
Scratch Educational games which teach computer programming.


Big History Project History videos and activities.
Crash Course Online courses on a variety of subjects.
FutureLearn A variety of online courses for 14 years and above.
iDEA Awards Short courses to improve digital, enterprise and employability skills.
Open Learn Taster courses aimed at older pupils.
Seneca Revision help for GCSE and A Level.